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Badia is a small village in the Alta Badia and just a mile or so along the valley from popular Corvara. It's a very traditional little place with only a few hotels, but it makes up for it on the scenery front. It's incredibly picturesque and has just as easy access to the 1220km of glorious Dolomites piste as Corvara does.
Neighbouring Corvara is a chic and vibrant base from which to explore the Sella Ronda (one of the world's most famous Alpine ski routes). It also provides some of the best skiing and accommodation in all of Europe.
Badia is an ideal winter retreat for skiers and non-skiers alike, all be it much quieter than Corvara. Head here if you want to enjoy the slopes by day and take it really easy at night. It's simple enough to get around as ski buses and taxi run frequently, but après in Badia is centred around the hotels - no bad thing when you see the choice!
Corvara is just as ideal but with a bustling, fun vibe and great après ranging from a quiet aperitivo in a café or tasting a wide range of wines, to attending the infamous 'boot bop' and drinking champagne cocktails all night.