The sunny place on the Sellaronda, craddle of tourism in Alta Badia
Corvara is located at 1,568 m (5,144 ft) above sea level in a sunny valley at the foot of Mount Sassongher and can look back on a long and proud tradition of tourism.
In both winter and summer, its unique location at the Sellaronda, the tour around the Sella massif - on skis in winter and on the racing bicycle or the mountain bike in summer - is Corvara's benefit for active holiday-makers.
High quality in hotels, restaurants and services are among the strengths of Corvara's touristic offers. Gourmet-restaurants, pastry shops, bars and pubs and excellently stocked shops and rental facilities offer first-class services. The cosy mountain village offers a wide variety of accommodation ranging from 5, 4 and 3 star hotel to comfy inns and family-operated guest house and holiday apartment. The offers are multi-faceted and speak to an international clientèle without compromising the mountain village's tranquillity and cosiness.
As early as in the second half of the 18th century, a number of young men from Corvara accompanied the first hikers on their way to the Dolomites' peaks. These visitors were mostly natural scientists and geologists from Great Britain who were interested in the Dolomites' unique nature.
During the 1930s, Val Badia valley's first skiing school was founded in Corvara and in 1938, the first lift system to the Col Alto was built. This sledge lift from 1938 was followed by Italy's first chair lift, the Col Alto chair lift which was erected in 1947. This marked the start of the skiing era in Alta Badia.
In winter, Corvara is optimally equipped with a network of modern lifts. Pleasure skiers and families with young children can have fun on many red and blue runs around Corvara.
Trained skiers can tackle challenging runs such as the Vallon-Boè (4.5 km / 14,763 ft) and the Col Alt and can make use of the entrance to two of the most beautiful skiing tours in the Alps: the Sellaronda and the 1st World War ski tour.
In summer, two modern lifts starting in central Corvara effortlessly take visitors to heights of more than 2,000 metres (6,561 ft). The eyes wander over Alta Badia's Dolomite peaks and reach out all the way to the Marmolada glacier and the peaks of the Austrian Alps. Optimally prepared hiking trails in the valley and the Col Alt - Pralongià high plateau, a wide range of longer hikes in the Puez-Geisler natural park and challenging climbs to the tops of Mount Sassongher and Mount Boè will delight every hiker's and mountain climber's heart.
If you seek an alternative to skiing and hiking, Corvara offers a wide range of activities and sporting and recreation facilities such as a roofed ice skating rink, a golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis courts as well as a facility with a biotope-style swimming lake and sunbathing area.