A winter holiday in Alta Badia, in the heart of the Dolomites – UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site – and the centre of the Dolomiti Superski area, a ski circuit in the Italian Alps which is unrivalled internationally, means of course ski, snowboard and cross-country skiing.
The skiing conditions in the Dolomiti Superski ski areas, including Alta Badia, are ideal: the slopes are situated at –”snow-proof” altitudes between 1400 and 3269 metres, and the very low air humidity ensures extremely powdery snow. The ski season goes from November to April.
With more than 1200 kms of slope Alta Badia and the entire ski area of the Dolomites is a true winter paradise, formed 200 million years ago in a primordial sea. Once upon a time, in fact, the highest and most famous peaks of the Dolomites such as the Sella massif, the Marmolada glacier and the Civetta mountain were all atolls.
The ski resort of Alta Badia, at 1400 to 2700 meters above sea level ensures optimal ski conditions throughout the winter.
Fast and comfortable ski lift connections, well groomed slopes and the spaciousness of the ski area ensure pleasant and safe skiing days. Breathtaking views of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites, wide slopes, beautiful sunny days, homely mountain huts and first class mountain restaurants, all this makes Alta Badia a ski area for connoisseurs.
- Number of slopes: 95
- Km of slopes: Km 130
- easy (blue) = Km 70 = 53,5%
- medium (red) = Km 52 = 40,0%
- difficult (black) = Km 8 = 6,5%
- Km of slopes with direct ski connection: 500 km in the area around the Sella massif
- Km of slopes with artificial snowmaking facilities: Km 88
- Longest runs: Lagazuoi Km 8.5 and Vallon – Corvara Km 4.3
- Number of lifts: 53
- Cableway: 1
- Automatic coupling gondolas: 8
- Automatic coupling chairlifts: 14
- Chairlifts: 17
- Skilifts: 12
- Horizontal lift: 1
- Snow groomers (known as snow cats): 45
- Snow cannons: 475
- Transport capacity: 84,950 persons per hour
- Snowpark: snowpark Ciampai
Information courtesy of: www.altabadia.org
Après-ski comes from the French for “After Skiing” but is now used universally and refers to the socializing that is popular after a days skiing ends. When the sun goes down is when the ski resorts come alive and enjoying a steaming mug of hot Chocolate laced with rum or a glass of hot Gluhwein whilst watching the sunset over the snow covered mountain peaks is a memory which will last a life-time.
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