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The history of the lifts in Alta Badia

As early as in the second half of the 18th century, a number of young men from Corvara accompanied the first hikers on their way to the Dolomites' peaks. These visitors were mostly natural scientists and geologists from Great Britain who were interested in the Dolomites' unique nature.

During the 1930s, Val Badia valley's first skiing school was founded in Corvara and in 1938, the first lift system to the Col Alto was built. This sledge lift from 1938 was followed by Italy's first chair lift, the Col Alto chair lift which was erected in 1947. This marked the start of the skiing era in Alta Badia.

In winter, Corvara is optimally equipped with a network of modern lifts. Pleasure skiers and families with young children can have fun on many red and blue runs around Corvara.
Trained skiers can tackle challenging runs such as the Vallon-Boè (4.5 km / 14,763 ft) and the Col Alt and can make use of the entrance to two of the most beautiful skiing tours in the Alps: the Sella Ronda and the 1st World War ski tour
In summer, two modern lifts starting in central Corvara effortlessly take visitors to heights of more than 2,000 metres (6,561 ft). The eyes wander over Alta Badia's Dolomite peaks and reach out all the way to the Marmolada glacier and the peaks of the Austrian Alps. Optimally prepared hiking trails in the valley and the Col Alt - Pralongià high plateau, a wide range of longer hikes in the Puez-Geisler natural park and challenging climbs to the tops of Mount Sassongher and Mount Boè will delight every hiker's and mountain climber's heart.
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