Alta Badia and the villages
The inviting South Tyrolean valley in the Dolomites offering superb mountain holidays
The Val Badia valley is one of Val Pusteria’s side valleys and is the home of the Ladin language and culture in South Tyrol.
Roughly until the beginning of the 19th century, the Val Badia valley was difficult to reach due to its geographical location. It is thanks to this long-lasting remoteness that its culture and language are deeply rooted in the whole valley.
Today, you can experience a vibrant mix of tradition, quality and modernity in Alta Badia and its six villages Corvara, Colfosco, San Cassiano, Badia, La Villa and La Val.
In the middle of the 19th century, the first alpine pioneers visited the southern part of Val Badia, known as Alta Badia, to climb the Dolomite mountains - this marked the corner stone for tourism in Alta Badia.
In the 1940s, winter tourism also became a topic. In Corvara, Alta Badia's first lift system, a sledge lift, was constructed in 1938. This lift was replaced by the first chair lift in the Dolomites and, in fact, the whole of Italy, in 1947.
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Nowadays the Alta Badia valley is known as the South Tyrolean stronghold for gourmets and - you can apply high standards to holidays in Alta Badia.
The hotels and restaurants in the six villages meet every holiday need. Whether it's 5 or 4-star hotels, guest houses, holiday flats or traditional mountain huts: The standards are high, the price-performance-ratio perfect. Alta Badia's villages are the ideal holiday destination for mountain lovers seeking comfort and quality.
Thanks to well-developed touristic infrastructure harmoniously embedded in the natural landscape, Alta Badia valley is a popular destination for sporting enthusiasts and active holiday-makers.
In both summer and winter, the Dolomite landscape is a proven advantage of Alta Badia. In summer, the sunny valleys and natural parks Fanes-Senes-Braies and Puez-Odle invite you to go on a hike.
In winter, Alta Badia places you in the middle of the Sellaronda, in the Dolomiti Superski skiing resort, the largest skiing region in the Alps.
Alta Badia is home to approx. 6,100 citizens and is divided into three municipalities: Badia, including the villages Badia, La Villa and San Cassiano, La Val with La Val / Wengen and Pederoa as well as Corvara with the villages Colfosco and Corvara.