A TASTE FOR SKIING
Alta Badia, the valley with six Michelin stars
Whether in Michelin-starred restaurants, small inns or welcoming pubs, in quaint farmhouses or cosy huts: in Alta Badia, guests and locals are delighted with good food from gastronomic initiatives. The event series "A taste for skiing", hosted by national and international starred chefs, delights its visitors with events such as "Breakfast with powdered snow", "Sommelier on the slopes", "Roda dles Saus Heilig Kreuz", "De dl vin - Wine Skisafari"and" Ski Carousel Vintage Party", the big holiday at the end of the ski season.
AUDI FIS SKI WORLD CUP
The big sports event of the winter in Alta Badia
Every winter, after mid-December, everyone looks to South Tyrol and Alta Badia: on the Gran Risa piste in La Villa, the giant slalom and the parallel night slalom of the Men's Alpine Ski World Cup take place. With a maximum slope of 69%, the Gran Risa is considered one of the toughest tracks in the Ski World Cup; here the big ski stars have celebrated their successes, from Ingemar Stenmark and Alberto Tomba to Ted Ligety and Marcel Hirscher. The very special atmosphere of the races, the festivals and the whole supporting program must be experienced at least once by every ski fan.
SELLARONDA SKI MARATHON
One of the most demanding ski touring races in the Alps
The Sellaronda Ski Marathon is an international ski touring race which takes participants around the Sella massif through the night without the use of any lifts. The athletes, equipped with climbing skins, helmets and headlamps, each start in teams of two and have to conquer a distance of 42 km and 2,700 vertical metres. The route passes through the four Dolomite passes, Campolongo Pass, Pordoijoch, Sellajoch and Gardena Pass, and connects the towns of Corvara, Arabba, Canazei and Selva: a challenge which every one of the 1,200 Alpine ski racers has to face.