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Events in Alta Badia

Not to be missed!

Apart from the ample choice of various activities, Alta Badia offers a rich program of unmissable sporting and cultural events: numerous competitions in cycling, Alpine skiing, MTB and trail running alternate with varied photo and art exhibitions, music festivals, processions and folklore evenings, festivities and village markets, conferences and meetings with celebrities (famous writers, athletes, etc.), culinary events and guided tours. Don’t miss an exclusive opportunity to learn more about the unique and genuine Ladin culture. You’ll find an event for every taste and age! Here are only some examples of the numerous events in San Cassiano and the nearby villages of Alta Badia.

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Maratona dles Dolomites

Cycling over the passes of the Dolomites

The famous Maratona dles Dolomites (Marathon of the Dolomites) always takes place in the beginning of the summer season and attracts thousands of cyclists from all over the world. The Marathon offers three trails, all starting from La Villa and finishing in Corvara: the shortest one, the tour of Sellaronda, is performed on the itinerary of 55 km around the massif of Sella, while the longest one, the Marathon trail, extends on 138 km with the elevation gain of 4230 m. A real challenge even for the most experienced cyclists!

Paisc in Festa

A festival in San Cassiano for kids and adults

Every second Wednesday from the middle of July till the end of August San Cassiano hosts a festival! Starting from 4 p.m. the pedestrian centre of the village turns into a stage for music bands, local craftsmen, farmers selling their products and many others. Enjoy the entertainment for kids and adults, while in the central square you can taste various traditional dishes of Alta Badia. Immerge yourselves into the characteristic and joyful Ladin atmosphere!

… by candlelight!

A magic experience in the centre of San Cassiano

There is one evening in August when all the light in the centre of San Cassiano goes off, but it’s not a power cut – it’s a magical candlelight evening. All the buildings and streets in the village centre get illuminated by candles and torches. Street performers and light acoustic music enhance the enchanting effect.

Vire les Dolomites

Live the Dolomites at 360 degrees

The whole month of September is dedicated to the project Vire les Dolomites that allows to experience the Dolomites in various ways and aspects. September is the perfect month to remain tête-à-tête with the mountains and to fully perceive all their indescribable fascination and the riot of autumn colours. Vire Les Dolomites project offers a series of sporting and cultural appointments in every village of Alta Badia, including themed hikes and slide shows, concerts and conferences, courses of Ladin cuisine and much more.

Alpine skiing World cup

Great performance on the legendary Gran Risa

Every December the spirit of competition spreads through entire Alta Badia, but the epicentre of the sports euphoria lies on the legendary slope Gran Risa, a breath-taking run from Piz la Ila to the village of La Villa, that every year hosts the World cup of men’s giant slalom and night parallel giant slalom.

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A picturesque Christmas market in San Cassiano

At the beginning of December the spirit of Christmas comes to San Cassiano turning the pedestrian centre into a Christmas fairy-tale. Every day until the 6th of January, from 4 p.m. till 7 p.m., the picturesque Christmas market in the heart of San Cassiano offers you ideas for presents, traditional decorations, typical desserts, including the Christmas Star, a sweet symbol of the market, created by the Michelin starred chef Norbert Niederkofler. Enjoy warming torches and fragrant mulled wine accompanied by concerts and Christmas melodies…

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Ski goes downtown

A spectacular ski show in the central square of San Cassiano

One frosty February evening in the central square of San Cassiano, right in front of the church, appears, like by magic…  a ski slope! Admire the stunning show dedicated to the skiing history in the Dolomites performed by the Alpine ski gurus of the Ski & Snowboard School San Cassiano. The very first skis, the predecessors of snowcats, the old skiing techniques are combined during the show with the impressive modern freestyle performance. Enjoy the musical entertainment and welcome a special guest!

A taste for skiing

Every descent in Alta Badia has its flavour!

Every descent on the slopes of Alta Badia is not only joyful, but also flavoursome due to the project “Taste for skiing”. At the beginning of every season the best gourmet chefs from all over Italy create a special dish for every Alpine hut participating in the project. Creative culinary works of art can be tasted in the Alpine huts till the end of the winter season. Insert into the program of your skiing holiday a “tour of haute cuisine” through the characteristic mountain huts-restaurants of Alta Badia!
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