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 with infinite km of perfect slopes between the breathtaking views of the Dolomites. From the valley you can directly access the well-known Sellaronda Skitour which revolves around the Sella Group, as well as a multitude of ski itineraries, such as the Great War Skitour and superb descents from Lagazuoi and Gran Risa.
In summer, alongside hiking and biking trails, horseback riding centres and the 9-hole golf course near Corvara, at 1,700 meters above sea level, considered one of the highest in Europe.
There are also many international events, like ski world championships, ski mountaineering competitions and mountain bike races.
A luxury 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.
- Best tourist resort in the Alps
- Gourmet Star Restaurants
- In the heart of the Dolomites