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Winter activities in Alta Badia

The kingdom of skis and snowboard

In winter Alta Badia is an oasis of various winter sports in the Dolomites, especially skiing and snowboarding with all the diversity of the related disciplines such as freeride, freestyle, ski mountaineering, etc. The rich choice of slopes will satisfy any skier, but the special advantage is the privileged location of Alta Badia on the famous ski carousel Sellaronda, in the heart of the world’s biggest skiing area Dolomiti Superski.

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A skiing paradise in Alta Badia

A skiing holiday of your dreams

For skiers Alta Badia is a real paradise on earth, actually halfway between earth and sky, and more precisely within 1,400 and 2,700 m.a.s.l. This is the kingdom of Alpine skiing and snowboarding with 130 km of perfectly groomed slopes, 53 modern mountain lifts and a cutting edge artificial snow-making system.

Whoever loves skiing, will be fascinated by these sunny slopes framed by the rocky peaks of the Dolomites. The area perfectly suits both beginners and expert skiers, representing a wonderful solution for a family skiing holiday. Learning the basics and improving your skiing skills on the slopes of Alta Badia is easy and safe with professional ski instructors by your side. Advanced skiers, however, will adore some of the most technical runs of the Dolomites, for example, the legendary Gran Risa that hosts every year the World Cup race of men’s giant slalom and night parallel giant slalom.

Passionate freestylers will have lots of fun in the snow park Alta Badia and on the Fun Slope Biok, while children will enjoy the Kidslope Pralongià II with arches, snow tunnels and various funny obstacles.

Of course, there is also no shortage of opportunities for freeride and ski mountaineering, including a visit into the amazing Val Mezdì, a gorge in the massif of Sella, fully dedicated to extreme off-piste adventures.

Those who are looking for a new skiing experience, can try the antique charm of telemark with its elegant free-heel technique. At the rental points you will find all the required equipment and all ski schools offer lessons with specialized instructors to accompany you at your first turns.

And finally, apart from Alpine skiing, you can also try the revitalizing power of Nordic skiing. Alta Badia boasts 30 km of cross-country trails, including 26 km located at the Cross-Country Centre in the locality Sarè/Armentarola, 3 km away from San Cassiano, at the foot of the magnificent Conturines, Lavarella and Settsass.
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Sellaronda and the other gems of Dolomiti Superski

Infinite possibilities and emotions

Alta Badia boasts, to say the least, a fantastic location to let you make the most out of your skiing holiday. In Alta Badia you will find yourselves in the very heart of Dolomiti Superski, the world’s biggest skiing area with 1200 km of slopes and 450 mountain lifts in 12 valleys of Veneto, Trentino and Alto Adige. So, with a single skipass Dolomiti Superski, apart from Alta Badia, you can tackle the slopes of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Kronplatz/Plan de Corones, Val Gardena, Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm, Val di Fassa, Carezza, Arabba, Marmolada, Alta Pusteria/Hochpustertal, Val di Fiemme, Obereggen, San Martino di Castrozza - Passo Rolle, Plose, Valle Isarco and Tre Valli.

Thanks to this enviable choice you can spend hours and hours planning with the infinite ardour and enthusiasm of a passionate skier your routes through the snow-covered Dolomites. Otherwise, you can choose one of the fabulous ski tours of Dolomiti Superski across various skiing areas, like for example Sellaronda, the Great War tour or the tour of Marmolada (3,342 m a.s.l.), the queen of the Dolomites and the highest peak of the whole Dolomiti Superski area. The best thing is that for any of these tours you can leave from Alta Badia with your skis on!

Highly appreciated by thousands of skiers is the tour of Sellaronda, a stunning skiing carousel around the massif of Sella across Alta Badia, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa and Arabba that due to perfect connections between the different skiing areas does not require any use of ski bus. Get prepared to be amazed by the scenery of the Dolomites: unique, magnificent, unforgettable!
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Other winter activities

Not only skiing and snowboarding…

Winter in Alta Badia doesn’t mean just skiing – even non-skiers will feel here at their ease and fully enjoy their holiday on the snow! Discover the winter magic of the Dolomites on foot along the well-prepared and marked paths or with snowshoes across forests and meadows, sleeping sweetly under their soft snowy blanket. Rich and various is the program of snowshoe hikes led by expert guides that will take you to Malga Valparola, to the Castle of Andraz, along the routes of Kaiserjäger or into the magnificent landscapes of Averau, on the traces of the First World War or on the tracks of wild animals.

Children in Alta Badia will never get bored. At their complete disposal there are numerous playgrounds on the snow, including the fantastic Kids fun Park on top of Piz la Ila with snow-tubing, slides and much more. But the most special experience is, for sure, sledging down from Piz Sorega across meadows and forests on the long and panoramic sledding run Trù Liösa Foram – a real fun even for adults. Another family activity is a horse-drawn sleigh ride that is sometimes organized even in the evening on the trail illuminated by torches. Among the other evening events there are torchlight descents and ski shows of the local ski schools.

And when the weather is bad, have fun indoors, skating on the ice rink, swimming in the public indoor pool, riding a horse on the covered equestrian arena, climbing one of the rock and boulder walls or discovering the varied, genuine and fascinating Ladin culture and history in one of the museums.

There is nothing left but to choose the most exciting activities for your next winter holiday in Alta Badia!
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