The Val Badia valley is the stronghold of Ladin culture and the heart of the Dolomites. This secondary valley of Val Pusteria is characterized by hamlets called viles, where the truest Alpine tradition is treasured. The upper valley, called Alta Badia, is a glamorous destination with luxury 4 or 5 star hotels hosting the rich and the famous. Both in winter and in summer Alta Badia is a loved destination: its ski area, included in the Dolomiti Superski ski domain, attracts in fact many visitors with its international events, modern facilities, awarded restaurants and elegant shops.
What you see in this valley is a UNESCO picture-perfect natural landscape, surrounded by the natural reserves of Fanes-Senes-Braies and Puez-Odle, and by the mountain groups Sella, Sassongher, Cunturines, Sasso Santa Croce and Gardenaccia. The area is divided into 5 municipalities: Marebbe, San Martino, La Valle, Badia and Corvara, that set the trend in local style. These small yet elegant and lovely hamlets blend beautifully with the surroundings: it is not per chance that the Touring Club awarded this valley with the title of best tourist resort in the Alps.
Here snow dominates the landscape. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to decide which ski route to take: Sellaronda ski tour, the breathtaking descents of Lagazuoi, or those of Gran Risa. In summer you can practice trekking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and golf on a 9 hole course. There are also many international events, like ski world championships, ski mountaineering competitions and mountain bike races.
A holiday in Val Badia is also a chance to try some delicious gourmet food, relax in professional, state of the art wellness centers offering personalized treatments, enjoy the happy hours and nightlife, and go shopping for local products and trendy items.
Foto credits: A.p.t. Alta Badia / Freddy Planinschek / Visual Working / Hotel Sassongher
In January, high culinary arts on display. A week of sport, fun, meets and of course gourmet quality cooking with the best chef of the world.
In July there is one of the most famous granfondo in the world that sees cyclists engaged in some of the most beautiful passes in the Dolomites.
Don’t miss the Ski Carousel Vintage Party, scheduled for early April, which recreates the look and the feel of the ski area from decades past. Themed events, dress and carry skis from the past create a fascinating vintage atmosphere throughout the region.
In December the beautiful and exciting slope Gran Risa a La Villa hosts two races of Men Giant Slalom World Cup.
In March, during the full moon night, the slopes of Villa are illuminated by the moon and torchlight, for a romantic run on the ski slope. The lift and the ski huts are open for music and fun.
A careful selection of the best hotels. Romantic hotels, golf hotels, design hotels and family hotels… for your charme holidays in the Dolomites.
A wide range of luxury services offered by the hotels to make your stay exclusive and unique.
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