Alta Badia is one of the first areas of the giant Dolomiti Superski region to open each winter, and this season the lifts start rolling and the pistes are open from Nov. 21. Skiers hitting the slopes in the two weeks before Dec. 5 can benefit from the resort's 'Winter Warm Up' discounted prices.
The 'Winter Warm Up' special offers mean discounts of up to 50 percent on accommodation, the Alta Badia skipass, the Alta Badia ski schools, and ski rental shops before Dec. 5.
Comprising six villages linked together, Alta Badia is a key part of the Sella Ronda circuit. Largest and livliest of the six is Corvara, at a good altitude with great intermediate skiing.
The village centre is quite compact with plenty of bars and restaurants. Neighbouring Colfosco is a pleasant village made up of large hotels with some shops. Doorstep skiing from most accommodations and a good base for sorties along the Sella Ronda and in to the Val Gardena.
Just off the Sella Ronda circuit, but well placed to reach it on the Alta Badia and Dolomiti Superski passes, La Villa is at a good altitude, with good intermediate skiing including a World Cup descent. San Cassiano offers excellent intermediate skiing below Piz Sorega.
There is plenty to entertain more advanced skiers on the Sella Ronda and the valleys radiating off it (all on the Dolomiti Superski pass).