Alta Badia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alta Badia
West entrance above Calfosch and Corvara
West entrance above Calfosch and Corvara
Alta Badia is located in Italy
Alta Badia
Alta Badia
Location in Italy
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

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]

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

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" (PDF). FIS. December 16, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "La Villa". alta-badia.org. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 

External links[edit]