The mountainous belt between the rivers Adige and Piave and between the Val Pusteria and the Belluno area, south of the Alps, is dominated by the mighty peaks of the Dolomites. One of the most suggestive points of the Dolomites is the Sella massif (Grup de Sela in the Ladin language) from where the four Ladin valleys branch off: Val Badia to the north, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa and the Livinallongo Fodom valley.
The southern side of Val Badia, Alta Badia, is nestled in a wide sunny hollow in the heart of the Dolomites, framed by meadows and woods and overlooked by the rocky giants of the Grup de Sela and Cier, Sassongher and Gherdenacia, the Sasso Santa Croce (Sas dla Crusc in the Ladin language) and the Conturines, with the Puez Odle and Fanes Senes Braies natural parks forming a boundary.
The 6 towns of Alta Badia are grouped together in 3 municipalities – Corvara with the towns of Corvara and Colfosco, Badia with the towns of La Villa, San Cassiano and Badia and La Val – with about 6000 inhabitants in all.
A winter holiday in Alta Badia, in the heart of the Dolomites - UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site - and the centre of the Dolomiti Superski area, a ski circuit in the Italian Alps which is unrivalled internationally, means of course ski, snowboard and cross-country skiing.