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Resort guide to Corvara - Italy

Traditional family friendly Italian ski resort with some fantastic mountain restaurants

Overview

Corvara resort guide - a general overview

The six villages of the Alta Badia region - Corvara, Colfosco, San Cassiano, La Villa, La Val and Badia - are set in some of the most stunning scenery in the South Tyrol. The skiing around these villages is varied and will suit all levels of skiing ability. The position is very central to the Sella Ronda and the valleys of the Dolomite resorts radiate out around you. The Marmolada glacier towers over the surrounding peaks and is easily reached via the resorts of Arabba and the Porto Vescovo cablecar. The famous Gran Risa Men's Giant Slalom FIS World Cup run at La Villa is one of the most challenging slalom tracks on the circuit, with 448 metres of vertical.

Corvara is a pretty village situated right in the centre of the Sella Ronda circuit (with over 1,000 kilomtres of pistes). From here you can either ski the Sella Ronda towards Colfosco and the Gardena pass, or Arabba. If you take the Col Alto lift, you can access the local pistes of La Villa and San Cassiano.

Ski holidays in Corvara give you access to the Sella Ronda ski area which is huge, with over 1,000 kilomtres of pistes all covered under just one ski pass.

360km

1,570m - 2,520m

Airports

BOLZANO
(45 minutes)
VERONA
(2hr 30mins)
INNSBRUCK
(2hr 30mins)

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Resort statistics

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • The incredible scenerey of the Dolomites and superb on-mountain dining
  • Pleasant, traditional village that is animated and also family friendly
  • Good access to the huge Sella Ronda ski area with over 1,000 km of pistes on one pass
  • Great for intermediates looking for a large ski area to cruise about
  • Interlinked with San Cassiano and La Villa (the Alta Badia area) and also the Sella Ronda

Cons

  • The snow cover is a little erractic especially at either end of the ski season
  • Lack of really challenging piste skiing but there are a few classic off-piste guided routes
  • The lift system is a little dated compared to the French Alps although this is improving

Corvara Resort Restaurants

This stunning Italian mountain village has many popular little eateries worth sampling. There is obviously a fair few Pizzerias here, but one that stands out from the others is Pizzeria Restaurant Fornella. Recommended by locals, this restaurant will not disappoint and we've even heard that they do the "best profiteroles in the world" from one of our client's daughters! It's not just the pizzas here that are great either; the rest of the menu is equally as tasty. It's a good idea to book here as its often packed (always a good sign!) but the service is still very efficient, especially for Italy!

Corvara Mountain Restaurants

Corvara is famous for its mountain restaurants and has an impressively large variety to choose from (making it very difficult to choose where to spend your long sunlit lunch!). To start with, Piz La Lla is an absolute must; this place surprisingly can cook incredible seafood at an altitude of 2077m and is a favourite amongst locals, tourists and celebrities alike. Piz La Lla is located on the slopes directly above La Villa. If you would like something a little more traditional or regional head to Malga Saraghes, above San Cassiano which serves beautiful homemade pasta and pizzas.

Corvara Resort Map