Alta Badia

Alta Badia is a ski resort in the Dolomites of northern Italy, in the upper part of the Val Badia (German: Hochabtei) in South Tyrol. It is included in the territories of the municipalities of Corvara, Badia, and La Val. Centered on Corvara, the extended area's lift-served summit elevation is 2,550 m (8,366 ft) on the Sella group, with an overall vertical drop of 1,226 m (4,022 ft) to Pedraces. The native language of the majority of the locals is Ladin.

Alta Badia
West entrance above Calfosch and Corvara
West entrance above Calfosch and Corvara
Alta Badia is located in Italy
Alta Badia
Alta Badia
Location in Italy
Nearest major cityBolzano, Trento
Coordinates46°33′11″N 11°52′26″E / 46.553°N 11.874°E / 46.553; 11.874Coordinates: 46°33′11″N 11°52′26″E / 46.553°N 11.874°E / 46.553; 11.874
Vertical1,226 m (4,022 ft)
Top elevation2,550 m (8,366 ft) (Sella)
Base elevation1,324 m (4,344 ft) (Pedraces)
Runs130 km (80 mi)
Lift system51
Lift capacity78,100 /hr
Snowmaking80-90% of all runs

Alpine Skiing World CupEdit

Looking southwest from La Ila toward Corvara,
Sella group at left center (in distance),
and Sassongher (2,665 m (8,740 ft)) at right center

Alta Badia is a regular stop on the World Cup schedule, usually by the men in mid-December. Its giant slalom course, the classic Gran Risa,[1] is one of the most challenging on the circuit. In December 2012, the course had a vertical drop of 448 m (1,470 ft), starting at 1,871 m (6,140 ft) and finishing at 1,423 m (4,670 ft),[2] near La Ila (La Villa) (46°34′34″N 11°54′00″E / 46.576°N 11.9°E / 46.576; 11.9).[3] The race was won by Ted Ligety of the U.S., who also won two years earlier.[1][2]

Nearby World Cup venues are Val Gardena to the west (over Gardena Pass) and Cortina d'Ampezzo (over Valparola Pass) to the east.


  1. ^ a b "Ligety snares another two second GS margin at Alta Badia". Ski December 16, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Results: FIS World Cup, Men's Giant Slalom, Alta Badia, Italy" (PDF). FIS. December 16, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "La Villa". Retrieved January 14, 2013.

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