Holidays in Corvara in summer and winter
Why should you choose to spend your holidays in Corvara? Because here in Alta Badia, you will always find top quality entertainment and food, both in summer and winter, surrounded by unparalleled natural scenery: the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can spend all year round cycling, trekking, climbing, or skiing!
Treks, walks, infinite kilometres of ski slopes. It’s no chance Corvara is called “the gem of the Dolomites”. At 1,568 metres above sea level, this mountain town is perfect for any kind of holiday-maker. It lays in a sunny basin at the foot of mount Sassongher, and thanks to its advantage position on the Sellaronda (the ring around the Sella massif) it is the ideal destination for ski, bike and MTB enthusiasts.
The cable cars leave from the centre of town, about 200 metres from us, and in next to no time take you to altitudes of over 2,000 metres, with awe-inspiring views and well-marked routes for rock climbing or trekking, of various degrees of difficulty.
But Corvara is a real paradise not only for those seeking an active holiday: the whole of Alta Badia has become the ultimate tourist destination when it comes to food and wine! In other words, it’s the perfect place even for a holiday to spend in sweet idleness, culture and entertainment: the town centre of Corvara is closed to traffic in the evening and comes alive with concerts, markets, events and lots of entertainment for young and old! Luxury restaurants, bakeries, night life, fashionable boutiques: there’s something for everyone!
Things to do in the summer
Ciasa De Munt - Corvara’s Lifestyle B&B is the perfect base camp to explore the splendid peaks of the Dolomites that surround us, with well-beaten and marked trails (over 400 km to travel on your own or with the tourist board licensed guides) for hikers from beginner to expert, taking you the bottom of the valley and on the Col Alt – Pralongià plateau, in the Puez-Odle natural park, and even up to the Sassongher and Piz Boè peaks! We are 200 metres from the cable cars, which will take you to the top of the world, with breath-taking views of the Dolomites, of Alta Badia, the Marmolada glacier and even the Austrian Alps.
High altitude parks
These are easy to reach - thanks to the cable cars that are only 200 metres away - and are true gyms where you can play and do all kinds of sports. Highly recommended for kids and grown-ups!
In the evening Corvara is closed to traffic, and turns into an open-air lounge with food and wine tastings, concerts and cultural events – like the Corvara Thursday, now a tradition – and aperitifs under the stars.
Specialized stores, rentals and local guides, and also routes in a unique natural setting: Alta Badia in general and the area of Corvara in particular are heaven for two-wheel enthusiasts. The Sellaronda Bike Day (which allows you to tour the passes of Sella, Gardena, Pordoi and Campolongo, free from traffic and exhaust fumes), Maratona dles Dolomites (starting from La Villa and ending at Corvara) and Dolomite Bike Day, are just some of the events that have made Alta Badia famous around the world! There are also countless routes for MTB lovers, like the Sellaronda MTB Tour, or the Freeride Bike Gardenaccia.
An ice stadium; rock climbing gym; tennis courts and biotope pond for swimming only 150 metres from our facility. Furthermore, there is a 9 hole golf course in Corvara. If we’ve left anything out, don’t hesitate to ask, we’ll be happy to give you any kind of information or suggestion: from what log cabin to eat at (our Piz Boè Alpine Lounge, obviously, but there are many more!) to what is the best trail for the day, also based on the weather conditions!
Things to do in winter
This town is the cradle of winter tourism for a good reason: Italy’s first cable sledge was built right here in Corvara as far back as 1938, the cable sledge of Col Alto. It was still in Corvara that Italy’s first cable car was built in 1946, always in Col Alto.
Sellaronda and Dolomiti Superski
We are only 200 metres walking distance from the Boè gondola lift, the ideal spot to enter the Sellaronda flow (the circuit of the Sella Massif on skis) in both directions: at your disposal the Dolomiti Superski unending ski slopes, with 12 skiing compounds and 1,200 km of slopes, of which 500 are accessible directly from Corvara!
Take the first gondola lift in the morning, then the Vallon cable car, taking you to 2,700 metres, where you’ll have a breath-taking view of the Sella-Marmolada-Lagazuoi and of Monte Croce, and even the Austrian Alps. Take the Vallon black ski slope downhill to treat yourself to a gourmet stopover, or simply good coffee, at our Piz Boè Alpine Lounge log cabin. Just ask the day before and you can have your breakfast at Piz Boè Alpine Lounge instead of having it at Ciasa de Munt, both in summer or winter, with no extra cost! Did you know that, if taken together, the Vallon and Boè ski slopes make one of Alta Badia’s longest slopes?
Don’t miss it
Besides the Sellaronda, we suggest you ski towards the Marmolada from Boè, and don’t miss the Great War Circuit, the Lagazuoi Circuit, and the one towards Santa Croce a Badia, going through the legendary Gran Risa slope, at La Villa, were the World Cup competition takes place in December.
Even in winter Corvara offers a lot as far as entertainment goes, with a lot of events, mostly related to food and wine, but also culture and history, the territory, and Ladin and Southtyrolean traditions. Many socialite hang-outs for the après-ski, and lots of fashionable boutiques and stores.
An ice stadium and indoor tennis courts just 150 metres away! There are also many beaten trails for winter trekking. Don’t hesitate to ask, and we’ll recommend the best suited to your level of training and the kind of experience you prefer!