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The Corvara Summary – A roundup of my ski trip to Corvara, Alta Badia, Italy

By on February 11, 2007 in Italy

Six days of skiing at Corvara, which is in the Alta Badia region of Italy and is part of the Dolomiti Superski area. So, the Corvara Summary: Travel: We flew from Heathrow to Venice and then drove (200 km, ~120 miles) to Corvara, the drive took about 3 hours. The first 100 km of the drive […]

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Day 8: Corvara to Venice and on to Heathrow – Italian Petrol Pump

By on February 10, 2007 in Italy, UK

The Drive The drive back from Corvara to Venice was uneventful. It was a great drive, and we really got to appreciate the mountains (first drive through the area in daylight). You are surprisingly high up in the Dolomites, and the roads and the small Italian villages make it an interesting and challenging drive. The […]

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Day 7: Last day skiing Corvara, Italy – some new snow and sun

By on February 9, 2007 in Italy
Day 7: Last day skiing Corvara, Italy – some new snow and sun

Last day skiing Corvara and last night it snowed – it started early in the evening and it was still snowing when we came back from the bar. It was not a huge fall, around 4 – 6 inches (10 – 15 cm). However, in the morning, it was clear blue skies and sunshine. And […]

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Corvara Night Life – looking for the Apres ski scene

By on February 8, 2007 in Italy with 0 Comments
Corvara Night Life – looking for the Apres ski scene

There doesn’t seem to be much night life in Corvara. There are some good bars – the Underground is a personal favourite, some good restaurants (Posta Zirm, Piz Da Lec and La Tambra), and for Apres Ski there is the Posta Zirm and LMurin.  Night clubs?  We only found the Posta Zirm. Places visited (all […]

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Day 6: Skiing Corvara and Colfosco, Italy

By on February 8, 2007 in Italy with 0 Comments
Day 6: Skiing Corvara and Colfosco, Italy

Another fantastic day. We had a light dusting of snow overnight and clear blue skies again, with a few clouds in the morning. Perfect. Piste conditions were excellent again.  They do such a good job with the grooming at Corvara We headed over to the Colfosco area on the two-way lift, and passed the trailer park […]

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Day 5: Skiing in Corvara, Italy – exploring Corvara

By on February 7, 2007 in Italy with 0 Comments
Day 5: Skiing in Corvara, Italy – exploring Corvara

It snowed last night (just).  We got a massive 1 cm.  At least it has helped to clean-up the snow around town and given a fresh, light dusting on the mountains. Thankfully in the Alta Badia, they seem to blow a lot of snow, and really work hard at grooming the piste. However, the light […]

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Day 4: Skiing the Sellaronda, Corvara, Alta Badia, Italy

By on February 6, 2007 in Italy
Day 4: Skiing the Sellaronda, Corvara, Alta Badia, Italy

Another great day – snow conditions still excellent, which is amazing when you consider there has been no snow!  Piste bashers were doing an excellent job.  The weather today had been mixed, some sun, some cloud, and windy on some slopes. Today we have decided to ski the Sellaronda… The Sellaronda*: Decided to ski the Sellaronda, […]

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Day 3: More on skiing Corvara (Alta Badia), Italy

By on February 5, 2007 in Italy
Day 3: More on skiing Corvara (Alta Badia), Italy

Another cracking day skiing Corvara (Alta Badia).  The weather was superb with clear blue skies and sunshine.  It was not early February skiing…. In fact, there was lots and lots of sunshine today, with temperatures around 5°C. A great day for taking photos. The piste was in good condition, and the piste bashers had done […]

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Day 2: Drive from to Corvara to Bolzano Bozen, Italy

By on February 4, 2007 in Italy with 0 Comments

Yikes!  What a drive!  This evening I drove from Corvara to Bolzano-Bozen, and it was a really tough drive. One of our group (there is always one!) couldn’t fly out with the rest of the group on Saturday and instead flew in on Sunday. Even though he had information on the ski shuttle bus transfer from the […]

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Day 1: Heathrow to Venice, and on to Corvara, Italy

By on February 3, 2007 in Italy, UK with 0 Comments
Day 1: Heathrow to Venice, and on to Corvara, Italy

Off to Corvara in Italy – which is in the Alta Badi region of northern Italy and part of the Dolomiti Superski area to go skiing.  The day started with a flight from London to Venice. The flight was delayed for 90 minutes due to fog at Venice Airport – a 90-minute delay on a 1 […]

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