Walking with snowshoes on your feet through snow-covered meadows and woodlands in the pristine natural landscape of the magnificent Dolomites delivers a unique experience, quite unlike any other.
Footpaths, snow-covered slopes and woodlands are all there to be discovered, enabling you to leave stress behind you and fill your heart and your eyes with the majestic Dolomites of Alta Badia.
Delightful guided walks will help you enjoy the fragrant crystalline mountain air and the relaxing tranquillity of a long walk on fresh snow.
Numerous scenic trails branch out from our Hotel Gran Paradiso for amazing walks on which you can be accompanied by our expert guides.
Don a pair of snowshoes and seize the opportunity to revel in a marvellous experience as you walk along snow-covered footpaths, surrounded by the wonders of Val Badia.
The ancient tradition of ice-skating is still alive and well in this wonderful sport-loving valley.
Ice-skating is right for everyone, all you need is a little patience to learn a simple technique that is masses of fun for both little ones and grown-ups alike.
Near the Boè lift in Corvara there is a modern covered ice-rink, open in both summer and winter, with skate-hire, a bar, restaurant and pizzeria.
Not far from La Villa you can skate in the open air surrounded by a magical winter landscape on Lake Sompunt where you can also challenge your friends to a game of curling. Sompunt Lake between La Villa and Badia, freezes over every winter and it is perfectly safe to skate on the surface with no risk at all.
Whether you prefer a modern indoor rink or a little frozen lake, Alta Badia is the perfect place to enjoy the graceful art of ice-skating.
Surrounded by mountain pines and the spectacular Dolomite peaks Lavarella, Conturines and Sas dla Crusc, the Tru Liösa Foram toboggan run, leads right down from the Piz Sorega upland to San Cassiano through dense woodland known as Foram and some snow-covered meadows, enabling lovers of this thrilling pastime to have fun in total safety and enjoy some utterly enchanting views.
Not far from our hotel, in Corvara, is another toboggan run towards the Campolongo pass that can be reached from the Pralongià-Cherz upland. This run snakes along the hunters’ trail along meadows and woodlands to the Planac area. This is also a perfect walking route with marvellous views of the Dolomites.
There is another toboggan run between La Valle and Badia which can be reached on foot or by the chair lift, running from Pedraces to the Santa Croce shrine from where it heads down through the Armentara meadows at the foot of Sas dla Crusc, finally arriving at the hamlet of Spëscia in La Valle.
Alta Badia offers a vast choice of ice walls for lovers of the adrenalin rush produced by ice climbing.
Just a stone’s throw from our hotel in San Cassiano these brave souls can get to grips with the special technique of ice-climbing.
The frozen waterfalls of the Sella peaks, of Val Travenanzes in the Fanes Sennes Braies natural parkland and the Serrai di Sottoguda in the Province of Belluno at the foot of the Marmolada glacier, offer immaculate ice walls all duly equipped with the latest climbing aids for practising this sport in total safety.