La Villa is a pretty village lying between two national parks that enjoys direct access to the Alta Badia ski area and the Sella Ronda Circuit. Located at the foot of the Gran Risa World Cup piste, La Villa is just a short drive from vibrant Corvara and our sister resort in the region: San Cassiano. You’ll find a low-key and relaxed Italian atmosphere matched with stunning vistas and exceptional cuisine.
The village of La Villa is a sister village to San Cassiano in the beautiful Alta Badia valley. They share the same skiing, accessed by separate gondola stations, and are linked together by gentle blues and reds. La Villa has much to offer for all levels of skier, with vast distances and lovely varied and interesting terrain for intermediates and advanced skiers, as well as gentle blue runs and nursery slopes ideally suited for beginner skiers. Take the Piz La Ila gondola from the village centre and you’re transported right in to the heart of the Alta Badia ski region. From here you can ski gently rolling terrain over to San Cassiano and Armentarola, or across to Corvara and the entry point to the extensive Sella Ronda route for those looking for more of a challenge.
Take on the technical challenge of the infamous World Cup slalom piste, the Gran Risa, or head across to the ‘Hidden Valley’ of Lagazuoi, one of the most memorable runs in the region surrounded by frozen waterfalls and soaring rock walls. For an off-piste challenge there is plenty to explore with a mountain guide, including the extensive skiing of Arabba and the Val Mezdi. For those looking to put some miles on the clock, the Sella Ronda, which can be skied in both directions gives you a wonderful introduction to the spectacular mountainscapes of the Dolomites, taking in the famous peaks.
La Villa Highlights
ACTIVITIES AND GASTRONOMY
We have hand-picked some of our favourite things to do and places to eat from our extensive experience in La Villa. Our client concierge team will be happy to make reservations and give additional recommendations for you. You’ll find our top picks below.
There is an abundance of high profile gastronomy in the Alta Badia region, and it is home to a unique event – Sommelier on the Slopes. Tour Alta Badia with a ski guide cum sommelier and sample the finest menus and taste the best wines with your skiing sommelier.
The Spa at La Majun is the perfect place to experience wellness in the Dolomites. It is home to two Finnish saunas, a salt steam room, mountain flowers steam room, kneipp bath, immersion bath, indoor pool and much more.
La Villa is a great point to access the famous Sella Ronda circuit. The loop is 40km in total and a guaranteed great day on the slopes for relatively experienced skiers and also home to a great selection of mountain restaurants.
Piz Boe Alpine Lounge is a mix of innovation and tradition. It houses an exclusive gourmet restaurant where you can enjoy South Tyrolean cuisine in a modern reinterpretation, a self-service restaurant and a lounge bar with a wood burning fire.
Ciastel Colz, also known affectionately by the locals as “La gran ćiasa” / the big house, dates back to the 16th century when it was commissioned by Hans von Rubatsch. Whilst the castle is closed to the public, it is an impressive building to observe and opens on occasion for cultural events.
With an in-depth knowledge of all the finest restaurants and gastronomic experiences in and around our resorts, our client concierge team ensure you find the right dining options for you and your family, no matter the destination.
Whether you’re looking for heli-skiing, an advanced off-piste guide or a day of ski touring, we’ve got you covered. Even if you’re not sure what you’re looking for we can suggest a great range of fun and exciting skiing experiences to suit your ability and appetite for adventure.
After a tiring day of skiing, you’ll need only the best spa and wellness facilities to help you relax. If you’re looking for a hotel with the best spa, a personal masseur or even just a quiet space, we’ll have all the perfect options and recommendations for you with transport at the ready to ensure you’re well rested and relaxed.
Our babysitting service is available in the evenings to ensure you’re able to have a romantic meal for two or even just enjoy the town at night without worrying about bedtimes! Our team are always on hand to book a babysitter either before you travel or during your stay.
Whether you’re taking a break from skiing or just fancy a change of pace our client concierge team will always keep you entertained. From sledge hire, to ice skating and even paragliding, we have all the right connections to ensure there’s never a dull moment on your ski holiday and to keep you well entertained from start to finish!
OUR HAND-PICKED ACCOMMODATION
ELEGANT AND COSY ATMOSPHERE
The Hotel Cristallo is uniquely set between two national parks in the heart of the Dolomites. Spectacular views and surroundings make it the perfect destination for winter sports enthusiasts.
“We have had a phenomenal ski holiday thanks to the PB team and incredible service and attention provided. Nothing was too much trouble – we’ve been spoilt beyond belief. Every person has been an absolute joy to coordinate with. We’ve simply had the best time! You can’t improve – you’re simply the best.”
La Villa – Winter 2018
“What a fabulous holiday. PB’s attention to detail and removing all the aggravation of a ski holiday was superb. Their client concierge team was a pleasure to deal with and we really appreciated all of their help pre-booking our ski equipment, restaurants and activities.“
La Villa – Winter 2019
“Nothing was too much trouble and every request was met with a ‘can-do’ attitude. This was our first Powder Byrne holiday and we are already making plans for our next!“
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