Widely regarded as being among the most attractive mountain landscapes in the world, the World Heritage Committee officially designated the Dolomite Mountains as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009! Comprising over 90,000 acres of mountainous terrain, these mountains are a unique corner of the Alps, featuring distinctive geology and a fascinating blend of cultures.
Located in a large valley surrounded all around by the gorgeous peaks of the Dolomites, Alta Badia is truly the “heart of the Dolomites.” Geographically in the South Tyrol (Südtirol), this area was part of Austria prior to the First World War. Here you’ll find unique mountain scenery with villages rich in natural beauties and ancient traditions, witness the simple everyday life of the local people (the “Ladini”), as well as the customs and traditions of the ancient Ladin culture.
The area is beautiful in all seasons, but is most famous for skiing. Alta Badia is in fact located between 1,400 and 2,700 meters (4,593-8,858′) above sea level and this altitude ensures optimal ski conditions throughout the winter, offering breath-taking views of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites. Fast and comfortable ski lift connections, miles of wide, well-groomed slopes (130 km / 81 miles), and the spaciousness of the ski area allow you to enjoy pleasant and safe skiing days. Charming mountain huts and first-class mountain restaurants round out the appeal, making Alta Badia a ski area for connoisseurs. Alta Badia is part of the Dolomiti Superski carousel; with a total of 1,384km / 860 miles and 450 lifts, the Dolomiti Superski is the biggest ski area in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site