This 7-night holiday puts you right on the Sellaronda in one of Dolomiti Superski’s most idyllic valleys. The Alta Badia is comprised of five picture-postcard resort villages and Corvara is the biggest and best.
Corvara – every skier’s paradise
At 1570m, Corvara is sublime skiing epitomised. With the Sellaronda passing right through the village, you ski to Arabba or the Val Gardena in well under an hour. But if you choose to stay local, the abundant treasures of the Alta Badia include Colfosco, San Cassiano, the Hidden Valley and the Gran Risa, the World Cup Giant Slalom at La Villa.
All these wonders are connected by the Pralongia Plateau, a vast natural festival of tree-lined blues and reds with genuinely unforgettable backdrops.
Interspersed throughout are some of the most charming rifugios in the Dolomites, keeping you refreshed and serving amazing and affordable food, either on panoramic sun terraces or in their gorgeously Tirolean indoors.
As a launchpad for Dolomiti Superski, with its 1250kms of extraordinary skiing, Corvara (like Arabba, Selva Gardena and Canazei) is outstanding, clearly benefitting over the years from massive investment in its state-of-the-art lift infrastructure. Here, it is immediately evident that you are at the cutting edge of ski tourism, as one impressive lift after the other ensures you clock up miles of exhilaration on superbly managed pistes.
World Heritage Site
We are here because we believe the Dolomites are the most beautiful mountains in the world. UNESCO think so too and granted them World Heritage status in 2009, deeming them to be one of the world’s natural paradises. Nowhere is this more evident than cruising the ski runs of Corvara and its wondrous surroundings.
Where you’ll be staying
Our main accommodation in Corvara is the comfortable Chalet Roch, a traditional Tirolean B&B or ‘garni’ with 14 en suite bedrooms, most with balconies, where mesmerising views can be absorbed. Guests stay on a half board basis. enjoying a fabulous 4 course dinner just next door at Hotel Christian, where Collett’s has its own highly attractive dining area.
Our Corvara ski holidays run from Sunday to Sunday and include return transfers from Innsbruck.
Contact us if you would prefer to travel Saturday to Saturday. You might prefer hotel accommodation, either in Corvara or perhaps Arabba? Our handpicked selection of hotels are each stamped with Collett’s seal of approval.
Ready to book?
With 30 Dolomites winters behind us, it’s time to book with the experts. Whether you need resort guidance, skiing proposals or just somewhere good for a mountain lunch, we can deliver the magic of Dolomiti Superski on the skiing holiday of a lifetime. How can you book your Corvara ski holiday? Just click Book Now above and enter a few details.
At a glance
16 – 23 December 2023 (Saturday to Saturday)
7 January – 17 March 2024 (Sunday to Sunday)
Ideal for all abilities
Corvara is the principal resort of the glorious Alta Badia. Majestically located on the Sellaronda, this large and stylish village is an unbeatable launchpad for skiers with good links to Arabba, Val Gardena and its close neighbours: Colfosco, La Villa, San Cassiano and Badia.
7 nights half-board – includes B&B at Ciasa Roch plus 4 course dinners at the chic 3* Hotel Christian next door.
Airport Transfers – to and from Innsbruck (see ‘Travel’ below).
6 Day Ski Plan – we guarantee first-time visitors six of the best self-guided ski days within Dolomiti Superski, whether they are intermediate or advanced skiers.
The Collett’s Winter Team – our small and knowledgeable winter team services both Corvara and Arabba, settling you in on arrival and making themselves available at the bar in Chalet Roch for a couple of hours at least every other day. Throughout your stay, they are only ever a call (or a text) away should you need them. Their day-off is Thursday.
Please note : ski pass and equipment hire are not included in the cost of your holiday.
Make your own way to Innsbruck Airport, then join our airport transfer to Corvara.
Flying from Manchester? Try Jet2 for convenient options
Flying from London? Try easyJet for a variety of options
These take 2hrs and depart at 1300 every Sunday.
Your flight must land before 1230.
Expect an early start ! Our transfers depart Corvara at 0630.
Your return flight must take off after 1030.
Our scheduled airport transfers are not personal taxis. You can minimise airport waiting times by booking a private transfer for a supplement. This can work well for groups of 4 or more. Contact us for details and book early.
Please note: ski carriage on airport transfers must be pre-booked at £15 return per set.
Dolomiti Superski & Corvara
With 1250kms of pistes, Dolomiti Superski is a vast winter paradise, rich in mindboggling mountain scenery. With the renowned Sellaronda ski circuit at its heart, Dolomiti Superski combines 12 sublime ski valleys, each with their own popular resorts. The network lies in the South Tirol, Veneto and Trentino, giving it a vibrant mix of the Germanic and Latin cultures. Here, skiers are treated to well-groomed runs of all grades and an ultra-modern lift system that makes queueing minimal, indeed rare. Whatever your ability, Dolomiti Superski provides for everyone, from the ambitious skier eager to clock up the miles on steeper descents in each area; to the leisurely cruiser, who blissfully drinks in the staggering landscapes on rambling tree-lined blue runs, never too far from a capuccino or gluhwein.
This is the very best of European skiing. You can ski the Sellaronda clockwise or anti-clockwise from start to finish. Or you can use it like an orbital highway, dropping into outstanding ski areas, where there is so much to explore. Interspersed throughout the Dolomites, charming rifugios with panoramic sun terraces serve fabulous food and drink at fair and affordable prices, so that lunch is an upbeat focal point of each and every day.
Finally, Dolomiti Superski is a technological leader and you will appreciate this as soon as you start using its impressive lift infrastructure. You can also download the app and keep track of family and friends, whilst recording your own distance, speed and choice of runs. Quite simply, there’s a lot of fun to be had skiing in the Dolomites.
At 1568m Corvara is the principal village of the Alta Badia, one of the prettiest valleys in the Dolomites. Like Arabba, it sits right on the Sellaronda, your gateway to skiing far and wide within Dolomiti Superski. But thrills and spills are right on the doorstep with quick links to Corvara’s neighbours: Colfosco, La Villa, San Cassiano and Badia.
In the Alta Badia alone, it is easy for Corvara-based skiers to thrive on runs such as:
- Gran Risa (Black) – Men’s World Cup Giant Slalom.
- Hidden Valley – celebrated as one of the world’s most scenic ski itineraries.
- Pralongia Plateau – a feast of blues and reds set against awe-inspiring backdrops.
- Colfosco Bowl – ski under monumental rock formations
- Vallon to Corvara via Crep de Munt.
- Santa Croce, Badia – ski to a winter wonderland.
Stylish Shops, Bars & Cafes
Corvara is nestled amidst some of the most dramatic rock formations in the world. Its signature peak is Sassongher. At 2456m it guards over the village, looming large at the northern end. Also on display are the colossal vertical flanks of the Sella massif, which soar to the sky as if frozen in mid-explosion. It is beauty without comparison and a Dolomites skiing holiday based in Corvara will surely take your breath away.
Stunningly presented, Corvara is cool and chic, a highly sought-after winter resort with well-appointed designer hotels and shops, bars and cafes, all of which generate a delightful buzz, especially in the early evening when the Italians typically take to the main street for the traditional passeggiata.
But it is by no means completely exclusive and amongst its salubriousness, the man-in-the-street can thrive. You can easily find informal places to enjoy a drink or a lunch-time pizza. Indeed, some of its piste-side bars and village cafes are as friendly and welcoming as anywhere in the Alps. Our Winter Team knows the village well and will be happy to point you in the right direction – just ask.
Your 6 Day Ski Plan
Corvara is a superb springboard for Dolomiti Superski, but it is a drop in the ocean in Europe’s largest linked ski area.
Good waymarking makes navigation easy… but only if you know where to go.
Our 6 Day Ski Plan is designed to help first-time visitors get the best from a skiing holiday in the Dolomites.
It gets you far and wide into Dolomiti Superski, whilst also ticking off the classic ‘must-do’ runs and itineraries.
If you do all 6 of them, we guarantee you’ll be back for more! Here is an overview…
Sun - Arrive & Settle In
Make your own way to Innsbruck
Your holiday includes a transfer to Corvara. These leave the airport every Sunday at 1300 and take about 2hrs (your flight must land before 1230). On arrival in Corvara, check in and unpack before making a quick visit to the ski hire shop to rent equipment; and the ski pass office to buy or collect your ski pass. Now you are ready to ski, it’s time to relax and settle in before a good dinner.
Mon - Pralongia Plateau
The perfect first day is on the doorstep
It takes just a couple of runs to access the Pralongia Plateau in all its glory, an endless feast of blues and reds that link Corvara with La Villa and San Cassiano. Beautifully manicured, tree-lined pistes radiate in all directions into sensational snowy landscapes with awe-inspiring backdrops. Charming, piste-side rifugios are dotted around and it is easy to find somewhere for a good lunch.
Tue - The Orange Sella Ronda
A jewel in the crown of Dolomiti Superski that passes right through Corvara
Rich in startling mountain vistas, the Sellaronda is comprised of 27kms of spectacular pistes that circumnavigate the colossal Sella massif, dropping you into fabulous resorts and valleys as you go, notably Arabba, the Val di Fassa, the Val Gardena and then back to Corvara in the Alta Badia. Why Orange? This is the clockwise version of the Sellaronda, waymarked throughout by orange signs.
Wed - The Hidden Valley
Today we give you the most scenic piste on the planet
Often featured in articles about superlative and extraordinary ski routes, this is a day featuring scenery that will never be forgotten. Stand by for sheer cliff faces, frozen waterfalls and panoramic viewing points. For some additional charm and fun, skiers also get towed by horses from the bottom of the valley back to the lift system.
Thurs - The Marmolada
The Queen of the Dolomites – at 3343m our highest peak.
Descend from the summit on a thrilling and panoramic 12km red run. The Marmolada looms large above the whole region, its brilliant-white glacier dominating many a view. The summit is reached via a truly dramatic cable car experience. And there’s plenty of ski fun to be had as you initially ski to Arabba, where you branch off on a series of fabulous reds and blues to the Marmolada itself.
Friday - Ortisei
Ski the entire length of the Val Gardena to Ortisei
This fabulous day tour to beautiful Ortisei culminates on the breathtaking 10km Seceda red run, passing frozen waterfalls along the way.
The tour is a feast of long red runs and mindboggling scenery. A funicular train connects Santa Cristina to Ortisei. It awaits you at the bottom of Sasslong, where you can choose the red or black, the latter being the Men’s World Cup downhill.
Sat - The Green Sella Ronda
Another 27kms of blue and red adventure
This is the anti-clockwise version of the Orange Sellaronda, waymarked by green signs and featuring some of our favourite runs in the whole of Dolomiti Superski. A fabulous and fitting note to end your week on, it will leave you wanting more. Such is its popularity, it can get busy, but Saturday is the main change-over day in the Dolomites, so you more or less get it to yourselves!
Sun. - Depart
Be ready for an early start. Our return transfer to Innsbruck Airport leaves at 0630, so your return flight must depart after 1030.
Private transfers are also available if you prefer to minimise waiting time at the airport– please contact us for details and book early.
Pre-book the essentials
For every skier (except beginners), the full area Dolomiti Superski Liftpass is recommended, a summary of how much this costs can be found here. Discounts apply for Juniors (born before 01/01/2016) and Senior Citizens (born before 01/01/1959). On the airport transfer to Corvara, any beginners will be able to get advice on their options from a member of the Collett’s Winter Team.
How to book
We recommend that you pre-book your ski pass directly with Dolomiti Superski so you can benefit from any offers they are promoting – such as a 5% discount if you book early. It’s very easy and simple to collect your ski pass in the resort before grabbing your first lift.
For beginners who may not need to make use of the full Dolomiti Superski pass, it’s also possible to buy a local valley passe for the Alta Badia. There are also other ski pass options available for occasional skiers. These are all best bought directly from the ski pass office.
Ski School and Private Lessons
Corvara has its own ski school. They offer 4 or 5-day group ‘Ski School’, or you can book private lessons that are available by the hour. Please book in advance of your holiday as it should make for plain-sailing arrangements in the resort, and hopefully maximise the chances of being allocated to a good English speaker.
The traditional ski school package is 4 mornings (roughly 10am to 12.30pm Mon-Thu) plus a full day’s excursion (10am to 4pm) on Friday, and starts from around €230 per person. In some villages it is also possible to choose a 3 day or 4 day course. You can also book private instruction, which normally varies between €40 – €70 per hour (depending on the time of day and the season). Additional people can be added to private lessons, and are normally charged at €10-€15 per person.
How to Book
It is very easy to organise your own lessons by contacting the relevant ski school below.
They all speak good English and, whoever deals with your booking, should be aware of Collett’s.
Ski and Snowboard Hire
We recommend booking your ski hire online in advance of your arrival. Ski hire starts from around €90 for 6 days, depending on the category of skis you choose, whilst boots will cost you about €40 for 6 days. Upgrade options are generally good. Expect to pay around €150 for a good set of intermediate/advanced skis, with boots. For snowboard and boots, you can expect to pay about €135 for 6 days. Helmets are highly recommended for all skiers and compulsory in Italy for all Under14’s (and are free to hire). Adults will pay approx. €35 for 6 days helmet hire.
How to Book
Ski Service Boè (located under the main Boè Lift station) is perfect for skiers and snowboarders.
You can leave your skis overnight – saving you from having to take them back to Ciasa Roch each day.
You will need to bring your ID with you for ski hire.
Need to Knows
Our Day Off – You will not see the Collett’s team on a Thursday, as this is their day-off.
Booking Conditions – be sure to read our full terms and conditions here before booking.
At Your Own Risk – please read the important notes here.
Travel Advice – check your government’s travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination. For UK citizens, check the latest Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advice here.
Passport & Visa – any questions should be directed to the relevant embassy of your destination country; find out more here. It is your responsibility to be in possession of a full passport, valid for your chosen destination.
Travel Insurance – having adequate and valid travel insurance is a condition of booking with us. Details of our insurance partner, Campbell Irvine, are here.
Health Information – You should carry either an European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) Neither is an alternative to adequate travel insurance. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/
ABTA – Independent travel advice and help is always available from ABTA by calling 020 3117 0599 or visiting www.abta.com.