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Where is Corvara?

The municipality of Corvara is one of the five (St. Martin in Thurn, Abtei, Wengen, Enneberg) Ladin communities of the Badia Valley (in Ladin: Val Badia) and is home to 1,369 people.  It is located at the foot of mighty Sassongher (2,665 m) and Piz Boè (3.152 m) and at an altitude higher than 1,500 m a.s.l. Embedded in the Dolomites and part of the renown Sellaronda, the Italian Alta Badia is part of South Tirol. The people of Badia Valley speak Ladin, German and Italian.

Corvara (Kurfar) can be reached from the north via the valley street, starting in the Puster Valley near Bruneck. Grödner Joch (2,121 m) and Campolongo Pass (Passo Campolongo 1,875 m) connect Alta Badia with Wolkenstein in Gröden and Arabba in the Belluno Province respectively.  Whether these passes are open depend on the weather conditions.

Where to Stay in Covara?

Corvara looks back on a long tradition as tourist destination. Already in the 18th century, international climbers and scientists discovered the beauty of the landscape and the impressive mountains. Today, Corvara is the tourist centre of Alta Badia and offers a wide range of hotels, apartments, B&Bs, guesthouses and family run boarding houses. “Colfosco” camping ground is a very special and popular place. It is the ideal starting point for hiking and ski-touring tours. But you can also choose one of the many hotels right in the village centre, such as the **** Hotel Marmolada, named after the highest peak of the Dolomites – Marmolada (3,343 m).

What’s the Weather Like in Corvara?

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What’s Going On in Corvara?

Corvara is part of the famous Dolomites Superski, which makes it paradise for all winter sports enthusiasts. Top-of-the line lifts take visitors up to this excellent ski area, offering breathtaking views and unforgettable moments.  

Corvara is a great place to ski and board, whether beginner or expert. Even experienced skiers and boarders will be thrilled by the more challenging trails such as Vallon-Boè (4.5 km long) and Col Alt. Sellaronda and Gebirgsjäger Tour are two of the most stunning ski circuits of the Alps.  Tobogganing, skiing, ski-touring, snowboarding, snowshoe hiking, ice skating, swimming, climbing, or tennis: there are loads of leisure activities to enjoy, when visiting the area. 

The many restaurants and huts offer Italian and Tirolean delicacies. Foodies should not miss out on a Gourmet Skis Safari – a culinary tour on skis.  Gourmet chefs from Alta Badia and other Italian regions offer you great selections of the finest courses at various ski huts, such as Piz Arlara Hut.

What to Do in Corvara in the Summer?

Corvara in the summer is a hiker’s Mecca! The picturesque landscape of Alta Badia with its expansive vistas and the awesome peaks of the Dolomite Mountains is a destination one could spend a lifetime exploring.  

Bikes are a great way to get around Alta Badia. How about circling Sellastock? - Or do you want to be part of “Maratona dles Dolomites” or “Sella Ronda Bike Day”? Test your stamina and courage on original Giro d’Italia stages! - Corvara was part of this prestigious bicycle race several times. 

Val Badia offers an almost endless range of outdoor activities, such as Via Ferratas, tennis courts or a nine-hole golf course. Do miss to visit some of the numerous museums and cultural sights, such as “ladin Ursus ladinicus” in St. Kassian (ital. San Cassiano) – the museum of the sleeping bear of the Conturines Cave.