Alta Badia

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Alta Badia
West entrance above Calfosch and Corvara
West entrance above Calfosch and Corvara
Nearest city Bolzano, Trento
Coordinates 46°33′11″N 11°52′26″E / 46.553°N 11.874°E / 46.553; 11.874Coordinates: 46°33′11″N 11°52′26″E / 46.553°N 11.874°E / 46.553; 11.874
Vertical 1,226 m (4,022 ft)
Top elevation 2,550 m (8,366 ft) (Sella)
Base elevation 1,324 m (4,344 ft) (Pedraces)
Runs 130 km (80 mi)
Lift system 51
Lift capacity 78,100 /hr
Snowmaking 80-90% of all runs
AltaBadia is located in Italy
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location of Alta Badia in northeastern Italy

Alta Badia is a ski resort in the Dolomites of northern Italy, in the upper part of the Val Badia (German: Hochabtei) in South Tyrol. It is included in the territories of the municipalities of Corvara, Badia, and La Val. Centered on Corvara, the extended area's lift-served summit elevation is 2,550 m (8,366 ft) on the Sella group, with an overall vertical drop of 1,226 m (4,022 ft) to Pedraces. The native language of the majority of the locals is Ladin.

World Cup[edit]

Alta Badia is a regular stop on the World Cup schedule, usually by the men in mid-December. Its giant slalom course, the classic Gran Risa,[1] is one of the most challenging on the circuit. In December 2012, the course had a vertical drop of 448 m (1,470 ft), starting at 1,871 m (6,140 ft) and finishing at 1,423 m (4,670 ft),[2] near La Ila (La Villa) (46°34′34″N 11°54′00″E / 46.576°N 11.9°E / 46.576; 11.9).[3] The race was won by Ted Ligety of the U.S., who also won two years earlier.[1][2]

Nearby World Cup venues are Val Gardena to the west (over Gardena Pass) and Cortina d'Ampezzo (over Valparola Pass) to the east.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ligety snares another two second GS margin at Alta Badia". Ski Racing.com. December 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Results: FIS World Cup, Men's Giant Slalom, Alta Badia, Italy". FIS. December 16, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "La Villa". alta-badia.org. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Looking southwest from La Ila toward Corvara,
Sella group at left center (in distance),
and Sassongher (2,665 m (8,740 ft)) at right center