Alta Badia ski area
Alta Badia delights gourmets with events themed around "A taste for Skiing", while cosy mountain huts offer refined regional dishes. Naturally, the skiing conditions at South Tyrol's most tradition-rich ski area are also first-class. Demanding slopes on the Sella massif such as the "Vallon" ski run or the "Gran Risa" World Cup giant slalom track in La Villa are for daredevils only. Otherwise, more than half of the pistes in Alta Badia are classified as easy so that even beginners and novices can easily explore the entire ski area with views of the Sasso di Santa Croce, Sassongher and Lavarella mountains. In addition to the famous "Sellaronda" ski circuit, the "Peace Tour" around the Col di Lana mountain is a real experience. For it was here that Austrian Gebirgsjäger, as the light-infantry was called, fought against the Italian Alpini during World War I. Cross-country skiers can cross the Armentarola valley diagonally, whilst deep-snow fans can glide from Sass Pordoi through the picturesque Val Mezdì valley to Colfosco.