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Private guided instructional tours to the Dolomites

Alta Badia ski resort.
Alta Badia ski resort.
Dramatic terrain in Alta Badia ski resort above Corvara.
Dramatic terrain in Alta Badia ski resort above Corvara.
Sassongher looms over Corvara & Colfosco in Alta Badia ski resort.
Sassongher looms over Corvara & Colfosco in Alta Badia ski resort.
The early bird catches the perfect groomed trails at Alta Badia.
The early bird catches the perfect groomed trails at Alta Badia.
San Cassiano, one of five major Alta Badia villages.
San Cassiano, one of five major Alta Badia villages.
The Alta Badia village of Colfosco has family friendly ski slopes.
The Alta Badia village of Colfosco has family friendly ski slopes.
Alta Badia rifugios serve the world's best calimeros!
Alta Badia rifugios serve the world's best calimeros!
Alta Badia is central to the famous, but sometimes busy, Sella Ronda.
Alta Badia is central to the famous, but sometimes busy, Sella Ronda.
Forested slopes near Armentarola in Alta Badia.
Forested slopes near Armentarola in Alta Badia.
Alta Badia has huge numbers of mountain huts, both old & new.
Alta Badia has huge numbers of mountain huts, both old & new.
On mountain dining in Alta Badia is sensational.
On mountain dining in Alta Badia is sensational.
As is on mountain boozing! Apres ski bars area everywhere in Alta Badia.
As is on mountain boozing! Apres ski bars area everywhere in Alta Badia.
Alta Badia skiing.
Alta Badia skiing.
Passo Gardena is the boundary of Alta Badia & Val Gardena ski resorts.
Passo Gardena is the boundary of Alta Badia & Val Gardena ski resorts.
Alta Badia skiing.
Alta Badia skiing.
After a long lunch, some Alta Badia sun soaking is mandatory.
After a long lunch, some Alta Badia sun soaking is mandatory.
Then some fortifying fluids before the ski run down to Corvara.....
Then some fortifying fluids before the ski run down to Corvara.....
A spot of shopping perhaps in Alta Badia's main centre, Corvara.
A spot of shopping perhaps in Alta Badia's main centre, Corvara.
And of course cocktails.........
And of course cocktails.........
Alta Badia ski resort.
Alta Badia ski resort.

Alta Badia

Alta Badia Ski Resort Italy

Nestled between the Sella massif and the looming Sassongher, Alta Badia ski resort provides the traditional Italian alpine experience in an exquisite setting. Offering classic Dolomites piste terrain and a veritable moving feast of bars, mountain huts and restaurants, Alta Badia is far more than just a ski or snowboard experience.

Alta Badia is fantastic thanks to fast and comfortable ski lift connections, sensational snow making, wide and well groomed slopes, plus traditional Ladin, Mediterranean and South Tyrolean eating (and drinking) experiences that are hard to match. Beginners, intermediates and gourmands alike will enjoy all this region has to offer.

Summary of Pros and Cons for Alta Badia Ski Resort

Pros

  • Superb piste trails for beginners, intermediates & families;
  • Modern interconnected lift system;
  • Glorious scenery;
  • Huge number of high quality mountain huts & rifugios;
  • Central access to all major major Dolomites ski resorts;
  • Part of the Sella Ronda & Great War ski circuits;
  • The best mountain bars & restaurants in the Dolomites;
  • Exceptional snow making system covering all piste trails.

Cons

  • Limited advanced or challenging terrain;
  • Some lifts & piste trails overcrowded;
  • Some villages (La Villa) in near total shade for much of winter;
  • Natural snowfalls are less reliable than in the past.  

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective)

  • With some notable exceptions, apres ski, whilst abundant, tends to be a little quieter & more refined than in other Dolomites ski resorts. 

Skiing & Snowboarding Alta Badia

Alta Badia has over 130km of piste trails serviced by 53 lifts. The resort's efficient lift system provides direct access to the famous Sella Ronda and Alta Badia's signature advanced slope, the World Cup run, the Gran Risa. 

Much of the terrain in Alta Badia is gentle and perfect for beginners and intermediates, but the surroundings are quite spectacular and more challenging terrain is close by in surrounding resorts or in the off piste. 

For more detailed information see the Skiing & Snowboarding Alta Badia page.

Where is Alta Badia, Italy?

Alta Badia ski resort is made up of the villages of Badia, La Villa, San Cassiano, Corvara, and Colfosco. It is located in the centre of the Dolomites, 36km south of Brunico (Bruneck), and 170km north of Venice. 

Gateway international airports are Venice, Munich and Milan Malpensa.  Airports at Verona, Treviso and Innsbruck (130km) are options for travelers from the UK or within Europe. Bus and private transfers are available from each airport.

Train travel to Alta Badia is possible from all of the airports to Brunico railway station and then a short bus ride is required into the heart of the Dolomites.

For more information on how to get to Alta Badia, see the Travel to Alta Badia page.

Nearby Ski Resorts

Alta Badia is of course part of the Dolomiti Superski area and is directly lift and piste interlinked with the massive ski resorts of Val Gardena, Val di Fassa and Arabba Marmolada. The huge and modern Kronplatz is 30km north toward Brunico, providing an easy day trip via local buses (the number 460). Cortina d'Ampezzo ski resort is a short taxi ride away up to the spectacular Lagazuoi.

Alta Badia Accommodation

The choice of hotel, apartment, guesthouse and rifugio accommodation options at Alta Badia can be daunting. A number of villages are within the resort and each has its merits. From the Powderhounds perspective, Corvara, with its central location, sunny disposition and range of services and facilities is the best place to stay.

La Villa and San Cassiano are a close second for different reasons. La Villa because of its direct access to some excellent skiing, plus its quality hotels. San Cassiano has a sunny location and can be a quieter alternative. It has direct access to some excellent beginner and intermediate terrain, plus is the closest town to the end of the unmissable Armentarola trail from Lagazuoi in Cortina. 

Another option is Colfosco, a short distance from Corvara towards Val Gardena. Colfosco is best suited to beginner skiers and families.

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Tours in or near Alta Badia:

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours
Skiare GOLD Packages DETAILS
PRIVATE GUIDED INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
From price based on twin/double-share in a 3-star hotel room during medium season (Dec 1 - 23, Jan 6 - Feb 2, Mar 10 - 24).
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
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Price p/p
USD 3,735
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Make the most of your Dolomites ski holiday with a private guide / instructor who will show you many of the great sights & ski areas whilst helping you to improve your skiing. Whilst this example package is based on 7 nights, packages are fully CUSTOMISABLE from 3 days plus and can start from any day of the week.
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Skiare SILVER Packages DETAILS
MIXED GROUP GUIDED INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
From price based on twin/double-share in a 3-star hotel room during medium season (Dec 1 - 23, Jan 6 - Feb 2, Mar 10 - 24).
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
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Price p/p
USD 2,770
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Make the most of your Dolomites ski holiday with a MIXED GROUP guide / instructor who will show you many of the great sights & ski areas whilst helping you to improve your skiing. Whilst this example package is based on 7 nights, packages are fully CUSTOMISABLE from 3 days plus and can start from any day of the week.
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Dolomites Powder Skiing Star Safari DETAILS
GUIDED POWDER SKI SAFARI | DOLOMITES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Skiing
From price based on fixed date tours, min 7 people, twin/double-share room.
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Price p/p
USD 2,092
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This is the ultimate guided Dolomites powder ski safari incorporating lifts & touring to access the best the area has to offer. Experience a night in a classic mountain hut & ski up to 2,000 m vert descents. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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    Alta Badia Ski Trail Map
  • Alta Badia Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,433m – 2,778m (1,345m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (53)
    11 Gondolas / cable cars
    30 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Late Nov to early April
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 130km (Alta Badia only)
    Longest run – 7km
    Advanced - 7%
    Intermediate - 25%
    Beginner - 68%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 17/18)
    Alta Badia only
    Adult - €49 - 54 
    Child - €34 - 38
    Child under 8yr - Free

    Dolomiti Superski
    Adult - €59
    Child - €41
    Child under 8yr - Free