The Dolomites: a mountain paradise in every season

Inspiring landscapes of unsurpassed beauty

Nestled as it is in the heart of the Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage, Hotel Cristallo makes a most congenial choice for mountaineers and nature lovers.

Whether you are planning a summer break or a ski holiday, you will have a wide choice of activities for your back-to-nature getaway. The best thing about staying at Hotel Cristallo? From our location, South Tyrol’s many treasures are all at your fingertips!

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Summer and autumn hikes in Alta Badia

Bright sun, warm temperatures, blue skies: just what it takes to set out on a discovery tour of South Tyrol’s natural attractions. Hiking is without doubt one of the most popular activities with our guests. From leisurely, family-friendly walks to more challenging high-mountain treks, you will be spoilt for choice with a thick network of paths for all tastes. Options include ambitious via ferratas and climbing tours that require solid training to be tackled. If you are visiting in autumn, you will be rewarded by even more spectacular views as the bright green of summer progressively turns into a feast of golden, red and orange hues highlighted by the clear blue of the sky. The many mountain huts that polka-dot the Dolomitic landscapes serve traditional specialities for a tasty stopover along the way. Speaking of which, do not miss our weekly jaunt to our own mountain hut, as part of our weeklyactivity programme! For further information, do not hesitate to get in touch!

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Two wheels and many more options

If you’d rather saddle up on your mountain bike or road bike than walk, you will be delighted to hear that Hotel Cristallo is surrounded by a variety of scenic cycling routes. From unchallenging paths to thrilling trails, the Alta Badia is a real El Dorado for cyclists. You will also love to hear that there’s a convenient Train&Bike service that enables you to reach more distant destinations and return comfortably by train. Other summer favourites include tandem paragliding flights, golf, fishing, horse riding and even ice skating! The ice hall in Corvara is open year-long and skate hire is also available on site!

Once you are back at the hotel, you can soothe your sore muscles in our spa before letting your palate be pampered with the delicious creations served at dinner.

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Ski and more – winter in the Dolomites

Thanks to its strategic location, our mountain hotel is also the perfect base for a ski holiday. Alta Badia is a centre of excellence for snowsports in general and Alpine skiing in particular. With a nearby access to Dolomiti Superski, the world’s largest ski circuit with 1,200 km of pistes, you will have the Alta Badia’s 500 km of ski runs at your fingertips. All pistes are perfectly maintained and served by modern lift facilities. Carve through the fresh powder on your skis or snowboard or contemplate the otherworldly quietness of the Alpine winter as you make your way through magical snowscapes on your cross-country skis or snowshoes. Other winter options include trekking, toboggan runs, curling matches, ice skating and romantic rides on horse-drawn sledges.

Take advantage of our weekly programme to add some variety to your ski holiday in the Dolomites!

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