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Holidays in Alta Badia

The famous holiday region is accessible from Bruneck in south direction. Alta Badia is famous not only for the unique landscape of the Dolomites, but also for the language in use – here, the local populations speaks Ladin.

Pedratsches
Pedratsches

The picturesque village of Pedratsches is located at the foot of Heiligkreuzkofel, at about 1300 m a.s.l..

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Alta Badia, occasionally also referred to as Hochabtei, is a region in the middle of the Dolomites, which includes Corvara, Abtei/Badia, Wengen/La Val, Kolfuschg, Stern/La Villa, Pedratsches and St. Kassian. All over the year, imposing peaks, such as the Sella group, the Sassongher or the Kreuzkofel, but also the Nature Park Fanes-Sennes-Prags, as well as the Nature Park Puez-Geisler are worth a visit.

The region is mainly famous among lovers of winter sports. On the Gran Risa slope in Alta Badia, one of the most spectacular giant slalom races of the alpine ski world cup takes place every year. Numerous exigent racing tracks, a variety of first class hotels and four award-winning gourmet restaurants make Alta Badia a V.I.P. holiday destination.

Altogether, Alta Badia offers hotels and apartments of all categories – cosy family hotels, exclusive chalets and farmstay accommodations.

Ancient farm house in Kolfuschg
Ancient farm house in Kolfuschg

In Alta Badia, traditions are still of very high importance today.

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Abtei
Abtei

The picturesque mountain village in the Dolomites is situated in the middle of a spectacular natural scenery.

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Traditions and natural treasures

Although Alta Badia has developed itself to a well-known holiday destination with a modern skiing area, the natural landscape of the environs is still intact. The Ladin culture as well with its special language and many traditions is still very much alive and lovingly cultivated.

The picturesque villages, such as Wengen, Corvara or St. Kassian, are embedded like jewels in the magnificent landscape of the Dolomites. On the lush meadows at the foot of the pale mountains, you may find many historical farms, which are still inhabited. Especially during the warm months, many events take place in Alta Badia. This is the occasion for you to marvel at traditional costumes.

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Corvara
Corvara

Corvara in winter

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Skiing a Corvara
Skiing a Corvara

With the cable car Col Alto Corvara - Alta Badia, you can get to the plateau of the Col Alto.

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Corvara winter
Corvara winter

Corvara is located in the heart of the Dolomites. Here you can admire its beautiful church covered by snow.

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Magical winter wonderland

In winter, the holiday region becomes a paradise for lovers of winter sports. The modern skiing area Alta Badia offers more than 130 km of slopes, a snowpark and direct access to the famous Sellaronda – the circuit tour around the Sella massive on around 40 km on slopes. Moreover, there is a variety of cross-country ski runs, sledge runs, ski tours, as well as winter hikes and snowshoeing tours.

In the cosy ski huts, you are indulged with exquisite Ladin dishes and Italian specialities. From time to time, also first-class culinary events take place on the slopes.

Winter sports have a long tradition in Alta Badia, as the chairlift Col Alto in Corvara was built in 1947 being the first of its kind in Italy. Until today, the holiday destination has experienced numerous developments. However, it has not lost its charm at all.

Recommended accommodations:

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Pension Maria
Str. S. Antone 9 - 39030 - St. Martin in Thurn
+39 0474 520115
info@pension-maria.it
www.pension-maria.it
Residence Vallon
La Sieia 22 - 39033 - Corvara
+39 0471 836073
info@residencevallon.it
www.residencevallon.it
Colfosco
Colfosco

Hiking on the Sella Group

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Corvara
Corvara

Lift in Alta Badia

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Sas Ciampac
Sas Ciampac

Sas Ciampac

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Corvara
Corvara

Mountain Sassongher

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Corvara
Corvara

Corvara in winter

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Kolfuschg
Kolfuschg

in autumn

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Powder-Ski
Powder-Ski

Skiing outside milled slopes in the Dolomites

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Powder in the Dolomites
Powder in the Dolomites

Skiing in the Dolomites

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Kolfuschg
Kolfuschg

in Alta Badia

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Corvara
Corvara

Hiking around Corvara

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