Luxury Ski Chalets Alta Badia
Enjoy a luxury ski holiday in Alta Badia with our exclusive collection of luxury chalets.
Luxury Ski Holidays in Alta Badia
Alta Badia is situated in the South Tyrol, at the north-east corner of the Sella Ronda circuit. Made up of six villages (Corvara, Colfosco, San Cassiano, Badia, La Villa and La Val), Alta Badia is part of the vast Dolomiti Superski region giving access to 12 ski areas and an incredible 1200 km of slopes. Alta Badia ski chalets are dotted around the valley, giving a wide range of accommodation options in individual villages.
Renowned for its excellent gastronomy, you can dine at two Michelin-star restaurants during your luxury ski holiday in Alta Badia and experience traditional Ladin cuisine and culture too. Shopping is also a popular pastime here, with over 50 shops selling everything from sportswear and fashion to art, crafts and regional produce.
Rich in confidence-boosting runs, Alta Badia enables skiers to explore new terrain every day. Diehard skiers that wait to catch the last lift will be able to witness the breathtaking sunsets that see the cliffs of the Dolomites turn an extraordinary shade of pink. Before heading back to your luxury chalet in Alta Badia, a post-ski refreshment is a must. The apres scene ranges from cosy tea rooms and sophisticated wine bars to vibrant bars and pubs with live music.
With an ice rink in Corvara, tobogganing in San Cassiano and snowshoe excursions around Colfosco, there are plenty of alternative winter activities to keep everyone entertained. Come summer, Alta Badia offers wonderful hiking and cycling opportunities.
Luxury Chalets & Apartments in Alta Badia
With six villages to choose from, there is a wide range of Alta Badia chalets. With access to the greatest volume of skiing, Corvara is the obvious village to select for avid skiers. This pleasant, relaxed village enjoys a spectacular setting with nowhere in the main village more than 500m from the main lift base. The upper half of the village is also close to the Col Alto gondola.
Also convenient for access to the ski area is Colfosco at 1645m, which lies on the Sella Ronda circuit and has several Alta Badia ski chalets next to the slopes.
San Cassiano (1545m) is a quiet village with lodgings spreading up a sunny hillside. Bigger than the other villages, La Villa (1430m) offers a range of accommodation and has a swimming pool and natural ice skating lake. La Val (1348m) is popular in spring and autumn for its impressive number of hiking trails, whilst Badia (1324m) is a rustic, traditional village, perfect for a tranquil luxury ski holiday in Alta Badia.
Skiing in Alta Badia
Alta Badia has a vast ski area which links directly to the Domoliti Superski network, giving you access to 500 km of pistes. Our luxury chalets in Alta Badia give access to the local ski area which boasts 130 km of pistes with slopes positioned between 1,300 and 2,788 metres above sea level.
The resort has a privileged position directly on the Sella Ronda, the world-renowned ski tour around the Sella massif, so is ideal for those who like to cover long distances. The Sella Ronda tour is one of the most famous ski circuits in the world, covering 26 km of epic pistes in the Dolomiti Superski region. The circuit is suitable for any relatively fit, competent skier and for anyone that appreciates a good view, the Sella Ronda circuit is a must. With astonishing mountain and forest views at every turn, you won’t cover the same route twice as you make your way around the circuit.
With fantastic nursery slopes and a number of excellent runs to progress to, Alta Badia is perfect for beginners. There are plenty of rewarding red runs for intermediate skiers and experts can enjoy some steep skiing at La Villa, including the famous World Cup giant slalom Gran Risa piste. For those who like to practice tricks, the main Snowpark is impressive with 14 boxes, 10 rails and 17 kickers.
Although the core area of Alta Badia offers mostly gentle piste skiing, the stunning Sella Massif does host some incredible off-piste skiing. Famous descents worth exploring include Val Mezdi - an off-piste ski-touring route from the Rifugio Boe that offers a vertical drop of 1,450m with a very steep start - Val Setus, which has a 1,400m vertical drop, Val Lasties – or Witch’s Valley - and some steeps around Piz Boe.
Eating & Drinking in Alta Badia
Whilst you may prefer to dine in private in your Alta Badia ski chalet, the resort is in fact world-renowned for its gastronomic scene with several Michelin-star restaurants to choose from. There are also some superb restaurants serving delicious local Ladin cuisine. I Tabla is just one example; serving hearty plates of homemade dumplings, barley soup and polenta with sausage, this is Ladin cuisine at its best. At Piz Boe Alpine Lounge, you have a choice between a formal à la carte menu served in an elegant dining room, or a choice of traditional flavours such as polenta, pasta or gnocchi in a self-service area. Another favourite for local dishes is Maso Runch in the rustic village of Badia.
After spending time after skiing relaxing in your luxury ski chalet in Alta Badia, head out to one of the fun bars and cosy taverns for a tipple or two. Traditional apres-ski drinks in this region include eggnog with hot milk or with cream, a Pinecone Schnapps or the famed “Jargetee” made from rum, sugar, black tea and herbs. On the run down to San Cassiano, Utia de Bioch is a great place to stop for a couple of beers or a glass of wine. For a more ‘après’ vibe, L’Murin is a favourite among locals with DJs and themed parties throughout the season.
A Perfect Day in Alta Badia
1. Begin the morning with a hearty breakfast at your Alta Badia chalet whilst taking in the glorious Dolomites views.
2. Head out onto the slopes and enjoy some relaxed skiing on the network of blue and red runs.
3. Linger over a long lunch at one of our recommended mountain restaurants and soak up the sunshine and astonishing views.
4. Ski back down and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride around the region.
5. Learn more about Ladin culture by taking an evening cookery class
6. End the evening at one of the stylish cocktail bars or wine bars before heading back to your luxury chalet in Alta Badia.
Location & Map
Situated in north-east Italy, Alta Badia can be easily reached from the airports at Innsbruck (130 km/2 hr), Venice (180 km/3hr), Verona (213 km/3hr), and Milan (310 km/5 hr). Travel by rail is possible to the nearby station of Brunico (37 km) followed by a 45 min/1 hour drive to reach Alta Badia.
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