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A beautifully styled but charmingly traditional hotel sitting right at the foot of the Dolomites in the charming village of Badia. The Sporthotel Teresa is home to a fantastic range of facilities that are sure to please. Those facilities include an indoor pool, a tennis court (you don't see that often!) and a gorgeous spa area that comes complete with a hot tub, sauna, saltwater bath and steam room.
An added bonus is that all guests over 18 can join our free Neilson Mountain Experts ski guiding and coaching service throughout the week. Fully qualified instructors will guide you around the slopes whilst giving tips on your technique at the same time (if you want it).
Groups of all sizes will be particularly happy here, as they have a wide range of room sizes to suit everyone. The hotel restaurant knows how to please too, with a delicious menu that focuses on traditional, local cuisine. The hotel is surrounded by incredible mountains and there are plenty of opportunities to soak up the gorgeous views, including at dinner time.
When it comes to time off the mountain, it's not just the spa that keeps things interesting. There's a cosy bar and lounge area for a quiet drink, a billiards room for some friendly competition and even wine tasting if you fancy. Families will be pleased to know about the children's play room - it's unsupervised, but guests are invited to use it whenever they like.
Nearest lift: 350m to Sponata chairlift or 1.5km to La Villa Piz La Ila gondola
Tuition meeting point: 1.5 km at La Villa Piz La Ila gondola
Resort centre: 500m
Resort bus stop: Outside the hotel
Badia is a small village just a mile or so from Corvara. There isn't much in the way of nightlife so evening entertainment is set around the facilities in the hotel. Badia is high on the convenience scale though. The lifts connecting you right in to the heart of this incredible 1220km playground are just a minute or two's walk from the Teresa so it's a good choice for avid skiers and boarders.
Set right in the centre of the stunning Dolomites, neighbouring Corvara is a chic and vibrant place. There's a fair amount on offer off mountain with fine wines and homemade Italian cakes to try in the many shops. Don't miss the infamous 'ski boot tea dance', an après experience which includes champagne cocktails! Definitely not one to miss.
Area size: 1220km
Resort altitude: 1433m
Skiing altitude: 1600m to 3342m
Number of runs: 42 locally
Range of runs: 3% green, 49% blue, 32% red and 16% black
Lifts: 5 drags, 15 chairs and 7 gondolas
Night skiing: No
Cross country trails: 15km
Snowmaking: 90% of runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
The small spa and wellness area here is free to use and includes a swimming pool, hot tub, three indoor saunas, an outdoor sauna and a steam room. If you want to treat yourself (you are on holiday after all), book up a massage or beauty treatment, There's plenty to choose from and they can be paid for locally.
The Sporthotel Teresa offers a fantastic half board option when it comes to mealtime. For breakfast you'll have a hot and cold buffet breakfast, while dinner time means a four-course evening meal to keep things interesting and to help you load back up on the calories you've burnt on the mountain!
Each of the 42 rooms at the Sporthotel Teresa reflects the same beautiful attention to detail that threads through the rest of the property. The rooms are fantastically furnished and each of them features free Wi-Fi, TV with digital channels, telephone, mini-bar, mini-safe and a bathroom with a hairdryer, bath or shower and wc.
There's a variety of room sizes to choose from too. Traditional rooms are perfect for couples on holiday or someone travelling alone, while bigger groups of two, three or four will have a choice between the comfort rooms, superior rooms, or junior suites. Most rooms have a balcony and the superior rooms even come with a jetted bath or sauna.
We're pleased to offer free ski guiding and coaching throughout the week from fully qualified ski and board instructors. We call them our Mountain Experts.
Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder.
There will be at least 12 hours of sessions a week and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your Neilson resort hosts will explain how it works when you get there.
Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified instructors on our Neilson Mountain Experts service
Free lift pass for the group organiser when 12+ people pre-book a lift pass
Official rating: ****
Cosy bar and lounge
Swimming pool and hot tub
Three saunas and a steam room
Indoor tennis court
Children's playroom (unsupervised)
Heated ski lockers
Departure airports: Birmingham, Manchester & Stansted
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airports: Innsbruck (in Austria) & Friedrichshafen (in Germany)
Flight duration: 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes from Innsbruck and approx. 5 hours 30 minutes from Friedrichshafen