Corvara, at 1568 metres above sea level on a sunny plain at the foot of the Mt. Sassongher, is, in many ways, the cradle of tourism in Alta Badia. By the second half of the 18th century locals were already beginning to climb the surrounding mountains and to guide the first tourists. With the inauguration of the first ski school after the First World War and the construction of the Col Alto cable way in 1938 (replaced by the first chair lift in Italy in 1947) the green light was given to winter tourism.
With long standing traditions of accommodating tourists, Corvara offers a wide range of accommodation: welcoming small family run houses, farm holidays and prestigious hotels. Corvara’s tourist advantages include its first class cuisine and its culture of well-being with cutting-edge beauty centres. Pastry shops, after dinner bars and pubs and fashionable shops offer fun and variety without disturbing the calm and pleasant small Alpine town atmosphere.
In summer several lifts take you easily to altitudes of over 2000 metres where you can enjoy incomparable panoramas – the view spans the Dolomites peaks of Alta Badia and soars up to the Marmolada glacier and the Austrian Alps. Kilometres and kilometres of pathways, ranging from straightforward valley bottom and Col Alt-Pralongià high plain walks to longer excursions in the Puez-Odle Natural Park and more challenging Sassongher peak and Piz Boè walks, are the joy of excursionists and climbers alike.
In winter, Corvara’s red and blue ski slopes are ideal for beginners and families with small children. There is a range of more demanding slopes for more expert skiers such as the Vallon-Boè slope - 4.5 km long - and the Col Alt slope. From Corvara there is direct “skis on feet” access to two of the most beautiful skiing excursions of the Alps, the “Sellaronda” and the “Ski tour of the First World War”.
Are you looking for something different from walking and skiing? Corvara offers a wide range of activities and infrastructures for sport and leisure.
• An indoor ice stadium where you can skate in summer too
• Outdoor and indoor tennis courts
• An artificial climbing wall where you can safely try your first climbs
• A biotope lake with solarium lawn
• A 9 hole golf course – PAR 72
Photographic symbol: the Sassongher mountain