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Colfosco sits above Corvara, the largest village in the Alta Badia ski region, and enjoys all the same mountain-centric benefits, while maintaining a slightly quieter atmosphere. Most easily accessed from Innsbruck, 125km to the north, visitors can be there in about two hours from the airport, taking a very scenic route through the Alps.
Like its neighbouring villages, Colfocosco is pretty and quiet, with pitched roof chalets and small family-run hotels. You’ll find small bars serving Italian beer and little bistros dishing up authentic traditional mountain cuisine. Corvara may be the largest and most lively of the villages in the Alta Badia region, but Colfosco does what it does very well.
If you’re looking for a laid back mountain retreat set under the Sassongher peak — a dramatic slab of Dolomite rock shooting into the sky — and want to get out of the energetic scene in Corvara, then Colfosco is a good choice. And being just a few minutes drive from Corvara, as well as lift-linked by a gondola, you can be there very quickly if you change your mind.
Colfosco highlights: A beginner-intermediate focused ski area that’s very quiet, combined with a laid-back mountain atmosphere, and easy transfer down to Corvara make Colfosco a great choice for families looking for a quiet Dolomites break.
Colfosco is best for: Families and groups looking for a quiet Dolomites break with access to the Alta Badia ski region.
Colfosco’s ski area is relatively modest, but it retains access to a good lift network, and has three gondolas heading out of town. The first heads up towards Passo Gardena on the Sella Ronda circuit, the second climbs up into the hills above Colfosco, providing access to to the highest point, and the third heads down to Corvara and opens up the Alta Badia region.
Those just starting off will love the large beginner area next to the village and will find it a joy to learn here. The enclosed ski area above the resort then — only accessible from Colfosco — provides a generally uncrowded set of runs to progress your skills.
Intermediates will find a long red down from the high point here, but will likely have to follow the Sella Ronda circuit or head down to Corvara for more exciting runs. Though its an easy gondola switch to get up to Vallon above Corvara, where you’ll be immediately immersed in more challenging terrain.
Experts will want to head this way too, for easy access to a steep black, and then likely drop down towards Passo Campolonga to keep the excitement going.
Colfosco for First-time and beginner skiers: Colfosco has a great beginner area and a nice long blue above the town to help with progression. Because that area can’t be linked into from anywhere except the town, and it doesn’t offer a high peak or challenging run, it rarely attracts anyone from the other villages, meaning most of the learning and practise is done in relative solitude.
Colfosco for Intermediate skiers: Intermediates will quickly exhaust the area above the town and will strike out into the Alta Badia region. From the bottom of the gondola at Corvara, you can grab a chairlift if you don’t get the gondola up, cross the road, and then grab another chair up to Piz Arlara, where you’ll have a choice of reds and blues to explore.
Colfosco for Expert skiers: Experts will want to head for Vallon and will find the most challenging runs down from this peak. There are other reds and blacks on offer, though this is the best that the region has to offer, which makes the Alta Badia region better suited to beginners and intermediates, rather than experts seeking steep descents.
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From a three-year-old’s the first steps on snow in the children’s snow garden to teenagers confidently crushing black runs and getting in to the snowpark you’ll find ski lessons for children of all ages and ability in Colfosco (which can come in handy when you suddenly realise your kids have become better skiers than you!). We’re probably (more than) a bit biased but at SkiBro we think that properly laying the foundation for a lifetime on the slopes - free of bad habits - is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their children. SkiBro’s partner ski schools and instructors are all fully certified and have years of experience providing kids’ ski lessons that focus not only on technical instruction but also fun and safety. Children’s ski lessons tend to book up very quickly during peak school holiday periods like half-term and christmas break, so make sure to book early during these times to avoid disappointment.
Did you know that nearly a third of all group ski lessons are beginner adult group lessons? It sounds surprising but group ski lessons are a great way to learn to ski; surrounded by other people of a similar age and ability level who are also trying something new. Group lessons are also great for progressing from a beginner skier to a more independent intermediate. With quality coaching for a few hours each day you can spend your mornings working on your technique before grabbing a bite to eat and explore everything the mountain has to offer with your friends and family in the afternoons.
Private instruction is just that – a ski instructor solely devoted to you (and any friends or family you choose to invite) for a given period of time. These lessons are offered both by formal ski and snowboard schools as well as by freelance instructors – certified independent instructors working for themselves or in loose collectives. A private ski instructor in Colfosco can offer you a level of flexibility and individual attention beyond what group lessons can. For some people one short, intensive, session with a private instructor will teach them more than they’d get from a full week of group lessons. For many people, however, the inverse would be true and the repetition and additional practice in group lessons is invaluable.
Considered by those who get into it as skiing in its purest (and most fun!) form, freeride (also known as off piste or backcountry) skiing is the pursuit of skiing all over the mountain, unrestricted by the edge of the piste in a variety of snow conditions. A good day’s freeride skiing might involve long descents down wide open mountain faces, steep couloirs and adventures through the trees, far away from the crowded pistes. In addition to private ski instructors and mountain guides you can sometimes find camps and courses designed to give upper-intermediate skiers their first taste of off-piste delights in Colfosco. Be careful though, the white powder can be quite addictive.
From ‘never-evers’ to semi-pros you’ll find a snowboard lesson in Colfosco designed to take you riding to the next level. If you’re thinking small, think big. And if you’re thinking big- think bigger! If you’re new to a resort or even if you’re returning to an old favourite, a top snowboard instructor or group snowboard lessons will help you unlock local secrets of the area that you’ll wish you knew about years ago! Flatland tricks, jibbing, carving trenches, slaying powder – stop being a slave to your snowboard and learn to master it!