The ski resort for epicures in the Italian Alps
Magnificient landscapes, perfectly prepared slopes, vast skiing regions, welcoming huts, superb food, that's Alta Badia in the Dolomites mountains
The ski resort Alta Badia in the Italian Alps is located in south-east South Tyrol, in the Dolomites mountains, between 1,300 and 2,778 metres (4,265 and 9114ft) above sea level. The ski area Alta Badia is centrally in the Dolomiti Superski skiing region, the largest ski area in the Alps. The ideal location of the Alta Badia ski resort is perfect for exploring the Dolomites of South Tyrol, Trentino and the Veneto area on skis and snowboard.
From the end of November to mid-April, you will find perfect skiing conditions in Alta Badia with the Dolomites mountains providing an enchanting backdrop with their deep blue skies and bright sunny days.
Rustic and welcoming huts and fine mountain restaurants; friendly people and the unique interplay of South Tyrolean ambience and Italian Dolce Vita make Alta Badia the perfect skiing region for epicures.
And last but not least: On Alta Badia's ski runs, which are groomed every night by a number of snowcats, there is no long queuing and no scrummage.
Experienced skiers will have their fun with the traditional ski tours such as the Sellaronda or the Gebirgsjäger (mountain infantry) tour or when tackling the black slopes Gran Risa in La Villa and Vallon-Boè in Corvara as well as on the panorama downhill slope of Mount Lagazuoi. Starting from Alta Badia, skiing enthusiasts can, via direct connections, ride 500 kilometres (310 mi) of runs.
Safety on the runs is provided by the Alpini and Carabinieri who, using motorised sledges, can swiftly be on the spot and provide help.
Alta Badia for children
Due to the fact that half of the runs are not all that challenging, the region is also suited for families and beginners. Almost all villages in Alta Badia feature children's lifts and ski-kindergartens.
Something that is good to know: Children under 14 years of age are obliged to wear a helmet on ski runs in Italy.