Ski-holidays in Alta Badia

The position of the Gran Risa Hotel is ideal for skiing throughout the "Superski Dolomiti" district with its 450 ski-lift facilities and 1.220 Km pistes. It is conveniently located in front of the ski-lift station of "Piz La Ila", the ski-pass office, the school, and the ski/ski-boot hire. From the hotel you can see the famous "Gran Risa" sloipe, where the Ski World Cup has taken place for over 20 years. Again, every year the village is at the centre of international attention. The hotel is located just a few steps from the heart of La Villa village and only 4 km from Corvara. These are famous and exclusive destinations for the lovers of the mountains and winter-sports.
Alta Badia in winter is the skiing paradise in the heart of the Sella Round and the most preferred destination for most winter athletes.

Kilometres and kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes, connected with modern and quick cable car facilities in order to satisfy all the needs of winter athletes: from unfading telemark, the first ski, to modern and fun carving, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, alpine skiing accompanied by prepared and professional ski instructors and alpine guides.
And if, after an adventurous skiing day, you still have some energy left, you can immerse yourself in the après ski entertainment.
An emotional excursion with snow poles, an exciting toboggan run, a romantic outing on a horse-drawn sleigh or simply a walk through the white landscape, if you want to be the protagonist of this magic atmosphere.

The Sella Ronda

The Sella Ronda is a merry-go-round for skiers, the only one of its kind, a series of ski-lifts and downhill runs, all linked to one another and set against a background of woods, rocky peaks and expanses of snow that can only be called extraordinary.
Joining the Sella Ronda skiing circuit is easy: just follow the roads that take you to one of the four villages around the Sella mountain (Corvara, Canazei, Arabba, Selva). The length of the circuit, including both, ski-lifts and ski runs, is a little less than 40 km and it is an easy route to ski along. But, because it is high up in the mountains, you need to check the weather forecast in order to avoid running into snowfalls or high winds which can turn what is supposed to be an enjoyable day out into an unpleasant and risky enterprise, with the danger of getting stranded.
Any skier interested in doing the Sella Ronda must be fit, even if the runs themselves are of middling difficulty rather than advanced.
The time spent on ski-lifts is about two hours altogether, without counting the time spent queuing for them or having a break in one of the many refuges dotted along the circuit.

Technical details
  • Total length of the tour: 40 km
  • Ski slopes: 26 km
  • Time spent on the lifts: approx. 2 hours, please note that there can be some waiting time
  • Time spent for the descents: approx. 1.5 hours, depending on skiing ability
  • Skipass: Dolomiti Superski

Some more instructions:
  • we recommend that you start the circuit no later than 10 in the morning, although it is a good idea to start even earlier, especially if it is the first time you have tried it.
  • you must get to the last pass by 3.30 pm otherwise you will miss the last ski-lifts which close at 4 – 4.30 pm.

The first Wold War Ski Tour

More than eighty kilometres of history and nature, along perfectly prepared slopes and the unique Dolomites landscape: this is, in a few words, the essence of the Great War Ski Tour.
The tour winds around Mt. Col di Lana, a battlefield during the 1st World War (1915 – 1918). Starting from Alta Badia and passing through Passo Campolongo you get to Arabba and from there Malga Ciapela (from Malga Ciapela you can take the lifts to the Marmolada glacier – these lifts are included in the Dolomiti Superski skipass). From Malga Ciapela continue by ski bus to Alleghe and from Alleghe you can ski as far as Pescul where you take a ski bus to the Fedare refuge. After the Averau you ski down the Cinque Torri slopes as far as the Cinque Torri car park, where you take a bus for Mt. Lagazuoi. From the Lagazuoi you continue to Alta Badia following the "Skitour Lagazuoi" itinerary.
In order to complete the tour at leisure, we advise you to leave early in the morning.

Technical data:
  • Total length of the tour: 82,50 km
  • Total length of the slopes: 31,00 km
  • Total length of the lifts: 18,00 km
  • Horse carriage: 1,5 km
  • Total time: 7/8 hours approx.