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.
|Nearest major city||Bolzano, Trento|
|Vertical||1,226 m (4,022 ft)|
|Top elevation||2,550 m (8,366 ft) (Sella)|
|Base elevation||1,324 m (4,344 ft) (Pedraces)|
|Runs||130 km (80 mi)|
|Lift capacity||78,100 /hr|
|Snowmaking||80-90% of all runs|
Alpine Skiing World CupEdit
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, 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), near La Ila (La Villa) ( ). The race was won by Ted Ligety of the U.S., who also won two years earlier.
- "Ligety snares another two second GS margin at Alta Badia". Ski Racing.com. December 16, 2012.
- "Results: FIS World Cup, Men's Giant Slalom, Alta Badia, Italy" (PDF). FIS. December 16, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2013.[permanent dead link]
- "La Villa". alta-badia.org. Retrieved January 14, 2013.