Corvara in Badia
Corvara is in the heart of Alta Badia, at the foot of the Sassongher massif, and is considered to be the home of élite tourism. The village itself is set in a wide valley basin, 1550m above sea-level and ever since the eighteenth century has served as an expedition base for conquering the most challenging peaks of the Dolomites. The landscape is breathtaking all around, starting with the Marmolada and the Austrian mountain peaks that give the illusion of being very close at hand. The 130 km of well maintained snow covered tracks are ideal for skiing, snow-shoe walking or simple winter hikes. The blue and red tracks are ideal for family skiing, while the more advanced skiers can head for the slopes at Vallon-Boè and Col Alt. Corvara is hooked up to two of the best full day excursion routes in the area: the “Sellaronda” and the so-called “Giro sciistico della Grande Guerra” (First World War ski tour). During the summer, Corvara becomes a real destination for climbers, mountain bikers and nature lovers in general. There are many kilometers of bike routes, from the easy ones in the valley or on the high plains of Col Alt-Pralongià, to the more challenging ones in the Puez-Odle nature park, or the demanding but enchanting routes at the top of Sassongher and Piz Boè for experts.