South of Brunico and west of Cortina d'Ampezzo, the Alta Badia ski area has 130km of piste served by 71 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 653m (2,140 feet). Within Alta Badia, there are six resorts including the popular Corvara (Ladin-speaking), San Cassiano, Col Fosca, La Villa, Pedraces, and La Val. The Alta Badia ski area is known to be popular with beginner and intermedia snowboarders since it is not known to be particular difficult.
The Alta Badia ski area part of the Dolomiti Superski region which has over 1,200km of pistes spread over 12 valleys that served by 450 lifts. While a single skipass gives access to the Dolomiti Superski region, keep in mind that the 12 valleys are not all interconnected and you may need bus transport between valleys. Also, the snowfall in this southernly ski region is known to vary greatly season to season. Keep in mind that there is limited off-piste snowboarding in the Dolomiti Superski region -- it is prohibited in most areas and guides are highly-recommended in the others.
For off-piste powder freeriding around Alta Badia, grab a guide and head over to Val Medzdi. Also, try exploring the terrain at Pralongia.
For the freestyle snowboarders in your crew, the Snowpark Alta Badia is accesible from the Ciampai lift on Piz Sorega above San Cassiano. It has 14 boxes, 10 rails and 17 kickers to session.
After a long morning of shredding in Alta Badia, make sure to stop by the Mesoles Hut. For on-mountain apres ski, check out Las Vegas Lodge. And, at the end of the day, head down to L'Murin at the La Perla.
The smaller town of San Cassiano makes a great base for accessing the Alta Badia ski area. Alternately, you could check out Coravara.
Overall, Alta Badia is the 13th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 57 snowboarding resorts in Italy. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Alta Badia including Cortina d'Ampezzo, Val Gardena, 3 Zinnen Dolomites, Arabba, Val di Fassa and Kronplatz.
Local Contacts: Corvara Tourism +39(0)471-836-176; Dolomiti Superski +39(0)471-795397
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Las Vegas Lodge
Luxury Loding: Hotel La Perla, Corvara; Rosa Alpina, San Cassiano
Reference Source: click here https://www.altabadia.org/
GPS: 46.548871, 11.87106
Date Published: 1/6/2016
Date Updated: 11/8/2020
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