Alta Badia is located in the Dolomites and is comprised of five separate localities: Badia (which has two parts, Pedraces and S. Leonardo), Colfosco, Corvara, La Villa and San Cassiano. A ski holiday in this resort comes with stunning views of the Dolomites, generally agreed to be one of the most stunning mountainous regions in the world. The nearest airports to Alta Badia are Bolzano, in Italy (100km), and Innsbruck, in Austria (130km), both of which are connected to the resort by road and rail. Read more...
Skiing and snowboarding in Alta Badia means skiing the Sella Ronda circuit, a network of ski slopes around the enormous, and intriguingly shaped Sella massif. The skiing area is correspondingly enormous, and is in fact bigger than the French Three Valleys, giving you 433km of piste served by 179 lifts. With 90% of the resort's pistes covered by a great system of snow guns, you've got a snow-sure guarantee even when the sun is shining. Overall, intermediate skiers do best as the rolling hills lend themselves to pleasant, rather than strenuous, descents. However there's something on offer for everyone, and if you're wanting to learn to ski in Alta Badia then there are great nursery slopes and a choice of ski schools.
Traditional chalets in Alta Badia, set against the stunning Dolomite mountains, are a fantastic base for a skiing or snowboarding holiday
Accommodation in Alta Badia and proximity to the slopes depend on which of the localities you choose, with Corvara the most conveniently located at the base of a number of lifts up to the Sella Ronda circuit, although Colfosco and San Cassiano also have piste and lift connections to the Sella Ronda. Where you choose to stay will depend on the needs of your group, and if you're on a family holiday in Alta Badia convenience is clearly a key consideration. Accommodation is varied but is largely in the traditional wood-clad chalet style, and catered chalets in Alta Badia are common. Further, ChaletFinder's range of chalets and apartments in Alta Badia includes properties with ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes as well as luxury facilities including saunas - perfect for a luxury ski holiday in the Dolomites.
It's also worth mentioning that Alta Badia is well known for its food, both on and off the slopes, with starred establishments in plurality.