Located in northern Italy’s Dolomites in South Tyrol, Alta Badia is renowned for it’s impressive vertical relief—4,000-plus feet—and six charming base villages that each provide unique dining, nightlife, shopping and historic experiences.
Cuisine is almost as important as the actual skiing on an Italian ski trip, and in Alta Badia, it’s all about marrying haute fare and alpine adventures. Enjoy a long lunch at one of the resort’s many on-mountain restaurants or treat yourself to a meal at one of base village’s three Michelin-star restaurants.
Providing access to 311 miles (500 kilometers) of skiing the Dolomiti Superski area, the Alta Badia valley also offers 80 miles (130 kilometers) of it’s own terrain, making it possible to experience the Dolomites in a more intimate setting or on a grand scale.
History buffs will enjoy the access Alta Badia provides to the Sellaronda, a famous ski route that loops around the Sella mountain range via the interconnected ski resorts that make up some of the Dolomiti Superski region. During World War I, there was a lot of military activity around the Sellaronda. If you’re plucky enough to make the eight-hour, 49-mile (80-kilometer) tour, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for trenches, forts and other war-era clues.