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Skiing at the Santa Croce

Skiing and traditional food admidst UNESCO World Heritage sites

Chapel at the Sas dla Crusc's foothills

The Skitour La Crusc is a strikingly beautiful paradise, set in the natural parks of Fanes-Sennes-Braies and Puez-Odle, UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Dolomites and their unmistakable colours, made particularly special at sunset thanks to the rosy hues of the Enrosadira, are the perfect place to ski or stroll peacefully along these perfectly-designed slopes.

La Crusc

A warm welcome and traditional hospitality are innate virtues of this area. The picturesque Santa Croce pilgrimage church at 2,045 m (6,709 ft) and the little, characteristic mountain huts along the slopes, where traditional Ladin dishes such as "turtres" (fried pastries filled with spinach), "panicia" (barley soup), "bales da ciocie" (bacon dumplings) or Kaiserschmarrn are being served, are worth a visit.

The ski tour

Lift chair Santa Croce in Badia

The Skitour La Crusc includes two automatic 4-seat chair lifts, one 2-seat chair lift and one baby lift. The tour covers a total length of approx. 4 km (2.8 mi) and an altitude change of 700 m (2,296 ft). All slopes can be prepared using artificial snow.

The skiing area Santa Croce can easily be reached from the centre of La Villa by means of the Colz chair lift. Along the slopes, local specialities can be tried in the eight huts that are part of the unique gourmet ski tour. The huts are cosy and lovingly decorated with lots of attention to detail in the typical Ladin style.

  • Sas dla Crusc in Badia
    Sas dla Crusc
  • Santa Croce slope in Badia
    Santa Croce slope
  • Lift chair Santa Croce in Badia
    Lift chair Santa Croce

La Crusc is especially popular and famous due to its enchanting landscape and because it leads right through the forest and is always perfectly groomed. It's the ideal run for all skiers seeking a relaxed and quiet ski day.
Difficulty level: medium - red run

Santa Croce is the most famous slope in the Santa Croce skiing area. It ranks among the longest runs in Alta Badia and is popular with skiers due to its technical features. This slope, too, presents itself in optimally groomed condition all winter.
Difficulty level: medium - red run

Baby is the easiest slope in the ski tour Santa Croce and is the ideal one for beginners. Using the baby lift, ascending the slope is very easy indeed for the lift's speed is reduced and very helpful staff assists everybody to ensure a safe and comfortable ascent.
Difficulty level: low - blue run