This year, I went snowboarding with a different gang, returning to Italy after many years. We went to the heart of Dolomites, to the Sella group, which consists of four different ski resorts, most famous being Arabba, Val Gardena and Alta Badia. And I was pleasantly surprised. The fact that we've had four days of snowing (dry powder to be exact), followed by two days of sun, made this freerider a very happy person. But to top it all, we've spent our last (sunny) day in Alta Badia, which is simply one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.
Alta Badia is a ski slope in on a plateau of some sort, meaning it's relatively low in altitude, surrounded by valleys and high mountains in the distance. We've had to travel quite a distance to get there (on skis), but the trip was well worth it. To be honest, the ski runs there are nothing special, but the view, that's what we came for! And we were not the only ones, there was a photo shoot taking place while we were there. A few runs and a beer later I was even more amazed by the nature that surrounded me, discovering one of those places that you can't believe they exist. Alta Badia, a place you have to visit someday. I know I will, hopefully for more than one day the next time. Check out the gallery below.
This is what greets you if you come to Alta Badia from Corvara.
The view to the left.
The view to the right.
You just have to stop for a bit.
Drool over this.
Not enough time to ride all of it.