Alta Badia – One Of The Best Places To Ski

Alta Badia – One Of The Best Places To Ski

Alta Badia isn’t just a winter fairytale

OK, I may be biased. I’ve been going to Alta Badia since I was probably about ten years old. And that’s quite a while. Despite knowing the area pretty well, I never get tired of it. I skied in France, Austria, Slovenia, Germany too and Italy is still one of the best places to ski in Europe as far as I’m concerned.

Corvara - A Great Place to Stay

The Dolomites

What’s amazing about the Italian Dolomites is that they’re a brilliant (active) holiday destination all year round. And they are very Instagramable too (excuse me, after all, I’m a blogger). The imposing mountains never fail to take my breath away. There’s probably thousands of photos on my laptop and every year I take a few hundred more. The views are breathtaking.

Best Places to Ski in Europe

Morning View

One of the Best Places to Ski in Europe

I stand by that. With about 1,200 km of fabulous slopes there’s something for everybody. Alta Badia is a part of the Superski Dolomiti region. It adds about 130km of slopes to the grand total. There’s about a €20 price difference between the Alta Badia and Superski Dolomiti passes, so we always buy the Superski one.

Best Ski Resort

Yes, the Superski pass is quite expensive at €287 for an adult six day one, but it’s totally worth it. Imagine the sharp mountain air, the smell of snow, the exhilaration you feel when you get off the lift and rush down the slopes.

Skiing Down A Glacier

What’s even better is that the Italian Dolomites are perfect for both the experienced skier and the absolute beginner. And I’m talking from experience. I’ve been skiing since I could walk (coming from Slovenia that’s not unusual), but Ben hasn’t really done it before. Three years down the line, he’s now confident enough to allow me to force him down black runs and drag him up a glacier.

Showing His Skills

Best Ski Holiday

And going up Marmolada is incredible. The cable car goes so far up the cliff that I don’t suggest standing by the window if you don’t like heights. At the second stop there’s also the world’s highest World War I museum.

Up To Marmolada We Go

Over 3,000m high

If the Sella Ronda, a 40km ski circuit, (skiing around the mountain) isn’t enough for you, you can also ski along the Grande Guerra route. It takes you down the slopes the soldiers in the First World War walked and skied on. It’s an 80km route, so you better start your day early.

World War I Leftovers

It’s Not Just The Slopes, It’s The Food

There's never too much pasta

Italy? Italian food? Need I say more? This is probably the only downside of the ski holiday we embark on every year. And it’s because I’m the world’s biggest fan of Italian food. Pasta, polenta, pizzas, you name it, I can’t get enough of it.

Fantastic Italian Food

Kaiserschmarrn

Despite doing a full working day worth of sports every day, I always end up putting on weight (ooops). Maybe I should cut out one of the enormous meals, but I know I never will.

A Variety of Dumplings

Germknödel

Skiing requires energy. Have a decent breakfast (and for me this includes a whole mozzarella on a daily basis plus other food). Energy, right? Around midday the time’s right for some Germknödel (and if you don’t know what that is, you’re missing out!) or more pasta or some goulash or maybe some Kaiserschmarrn. I’m getting hungry just writing this!

Delicious Italian Wine

Amazing cuisine

Dinner’s a must too. There’s so many lovely restaurants in Corvara where we usually stay. You’re spoiled for choice from the best pizza I’ve ever had to a delicious steak or even a culinary experience on the slopes in the night (who doesn’t want to be taken to a restaurant in a snow-cat?!)

Pasta At Its Best

Delicious food

Instagram Worthy Dessert

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Modelling Sustainable Ski Gear

Ben’s actually wearing sustainable, organic clothing by Picture. It’s great quality and knowing he did something great for the environment fills you with a warm and fuzzy feeling.

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  • What a great post! You know I’ve never actually been skiing, despite many travel adventures over the years, I’ve never hit the slopes. I guess I’m too nervous about injuring myself (I’m very accident prone!) but this post has certainly tempted me. Looks truly beautiful there – and the food looks amazing!! Wonderful photos.
    Louise x
    http://www.thewhatnowblog.com

    • I’m glad you’re tempted. My partner never skied before, but he’s doing so well now (after we’ve been to this place three times). One of the reasons why I love Alta Badia is that they have plenty of beginner’s slopes, so it’s not too terrifying for those who’re not used to skiing.

      And the food, I mean, give me pasta any day

      Maja xx

    • I’m glad you’re tempted. My partner never skied before, but he’s
      doing so well now (after we’ve been to this place three times). One of
      the reasons why I love Alta Badia is that they have plenty of beginner’s
      slopes, so it’s not too terrifying for those who’re not used to skiing.

      And the food, I mean, give me pasta any day

      Maja xx

  • Lisa

    Who’s your photographer lol these pictures are great. Seems like a lovely place to visit

    • Ha, would you believe me if I said all these photos were taken with my phone. But, yes, it’s such an incredibly beautiful place. No wonder we’re back every year and this year it feels like it was discovered by an army of English people. I’ve never before heard so many Brits over there. It almost felt like we never left London (well, apart from the scenery, the food, the clean air ).

      Maya x

    • Ha, would you believe me if I said all these photos were taken with
      my phone. But, yes, it’s such an incredibly beautiful place. No wonder
      we’re back every year and this year it feels like it was discovered by
      an army of English people. I’ve never before heard so many Brits over
      there. It almost felt like we never left London (well, apart from the
      scenery, the food, the clean air ).

      Maya x