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Resort guide to La Villa - Italy

Great value village ski resort linking into the mighty Sella Ronda ski circuit in the Dolomites

La Villa resort guide - a general overview

La Villa, along with San Cassiano, Corvara and three further villages make up the Alta Badia ski domain. This is an area that is best suited to intermediate skiers although there are excellent nursery slopes on the mountain above La Villa and there are some genuinely challenging pistes too. The Alta Badia ski area lies just to the East of the mighty Sella Ronda and is lift linked to this huge Dolomite ski region, covering over 1,000 kilometres of pistes in total. So if 'ski miles' are what you are after then the Alta Badia makes a great region.

La Villa, like its neighbouring resort of San Cassiano, is small and pretty and really very unspoilt. It does not have the 'fine dining' experience that San Cassiano offers but La Villa is a very pleasant resort none the less.

There is actually only one chalet in La Villa, as most of the accommodation is in family run hotels offering friendly and comfortable options.

Airports

Bolzano
45 minutes
Verona
3 hours
Innsbruck
3 hours

Resort stats

360km

1,435m - 2,520m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

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

Pros

  • Small, quiet, pretty and unspoilt village resort in the beautiful Dolomites
  • Excellent childrens and beginner area situated at altitude above the village
  • Great value accommodation and some good restaurants
  • Interlinked with San Cassiano and Corvara (the Alta Badia area) and also the Sella Ronda

Cons

  • The home runs are genuinely challenging (a red and a black leading down to resort level)
  • Relatively low slopes means that the season tends to end early
  • Not much in the way of nightlife or apres ski

La Villa Resort Restaurants

There are some good local restaurants in the village. The restaurant at the Hotel Antines deserves a special mention.

La Villa Mountain Restaurants

There is a great selection of on mountain dining. Most are lovely tucked out of the way places but the Las Vegas, towards San Cassiano, is cool and minimalist with huge picture windows making the most of the wonderful scenery.

La Villa Apres Ski

Limited Apres ski scene - this is a pretty 'quiet' ski resort best for families and those looking for a restful week.

La Villa Nightlife

Again very limited.

La Villa Resort Map

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