Hotel Rosa Alpina
Hotel Rosa Alpina
Set deep within the heart of Italy's Alps, Alta Badia offers endless, very exciting reasons to visit for a luxury family holiday. Firstly, there is an abundance of snow. And as a result, there are fantastic skiing conditions. There are endless pistes on which children can learn to ski with any of the many professional local ski schools and campuses. The snow-capped Dolomites are listed as a UNESCO site where, unlike other ski resorts, the world-class skiing goes hand-in-hand with fantastic gourmet food. Dotted around the slopes lie fourteen mountain huts, each showcasing Michelin starred treats from local chefs. This is foodie heaven that attracts gourmands and skiiers al
Hotel Ciasa Salares
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Hotel Antines is a luxury mountain lodge in La Villa with an excellent children’s playroom and direct access to ski camps.
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Hotel Cappella is a stunning 4- star art hotel with its own ozone pool near to Corvara's fantastic shopping hub.
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Hotel Rosa Alpina
A 5-star luxury spa hotel in the Dolomites, Hotel Rosa Alpina is at the heart of picturesque San Cassiano.
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Las Vegas Lodge
Something you don’t want the kids to miss is the “powder snow breakfast” at this delightful mountain hut, the Las Vegas Lodge. A snow cat will take you up early in the morning to 2000 meters where you can start the day with local homemade products such as yoghurt and strawberry marmalade. The chef also makes some great light snacks if you don’t fancy skiing on a heavy belly. This will arm you for the thrill of skiing on virgin snow before all lift facilities open.
Rifugio Col Alto Corvara
During the day, in between rides and a ski lesson when hungry stomachs start grumbling, allow your children to the experience “Slope Food,” a sort of alpine version of Street Food for skiers. It’s not just an adult-thing: the Col Alto refuge serves a delicious venison cheeseburger with french fries and BBQ sauce, mouth-watering sirloin steaks and home-made ice-cream. Dotted around the slopes lie 14 mountain huts, each showcasing a special treat created by a Michelin starred chef from around the globe based on a mix of traditional local Ladin cuisine and modern twists. Col Alto is an excellent such choice.
Restaurant La Siriola
Restaurant La Sirola in Hotel Ciasa Salares is a Michelin-starred haven, the kingdom of one of Italy’s youngest chefs, Matteo Metullio. Given you’re at an altitude of 1,600 meters, you’d be forgiven for leaving high hopes of great food at home but this is sensational. Wasabi mayo and trout caviar may seem too sophisticated for children’s palates (though you might love it), but the ravioli filled with cheese and white chocolate will thrill them. The great thing about Matteo is that he’s ready to satisfy any sort of whim and request from diners both old and young. And if you ask Matteo to let your children see his secret chocolate room he will happily oblige.
The Horse Ski-Lift and The Snow-Cat trip.
The list is long. There’s just so much to do and see, both in winter and summer months. Other than skiing and playing in the snow, the kids will love the so-called Horse Ski-Lift. With their skis on, they are pulled by a horse sledge among pines and fresh snow. The early snow-cat trip to one of the mountain huts is certainly worth waking up at 7am for.
Ötzi the Ice Man in Bolzano
If they’re not into sightseeing, one attraction will certainly leave them flabbergasted: Ötzi the Ice Man. This is the perfectly preserved prehistoric mummy of a mountain nomad who got stuck and died in a glacier at the Italian border with what is now Austria, back in 3,300 BC. The ice has well-preserved his skeleton and he can be seen today at a museum in the picturesque town of Bolzano, which is a maze of arched galleries and colored houses well worth visiting. Other than the mummy lying in an incredibly well-kept state, the story of Ötzi and his people is reconstructed and documented with multimedia panels, which will fascinate the whole family.
For emergencies dial 112, for first aid or an ambulance dial 118. There are many local medical units (called “ASL”) scattered across the area and the major cities have hospitals or first-aid centers. Mountain helicopter services are very efficient in the case of accidents.
When to go
It’s not true that the best time to come is just during the winter. Spring and summer seasons are great too, especially if you love Italy but can’t stand its searing summer temperatures. The winter season may be a bit crowded, especially in February when families take a break to the snow-capped peaks. January and December (but not Christmas) offer competitive prices and there are fewer people around. Spring is refreshing and a sight for the eyes with its plethora of blossom.
Italian, German and Ladin.