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Day 5: Skiing in Corvara, Italy – exploring Corvara

By on February 7, 2007 in Italy

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 dusting of snow seems to have done the piste no favours…

Today was a bad day for skiing as the legs were very tired.

Spent the morning exploring Corvara.  There is not a lot.  A few shops (about three ski shops and a couple of small supermarket), surprisingly few bars/cafes/restaurants.  Tourist information has a great 3d model of the area, very impressive.

Main Street, Corvara, Alta Badia, Italy

Main Street, Corvara, Alta Badia, Italy

I had lunch in a place called La Tambra, where I had a local speciality, a clear chicken soup with curd dumplings.

I skied for a couple of hours in the afternoon, but couldn’t do much more as my legs were so bad.

The new snow overnight has not helped the piste.  Snow conditions today were the poorest they have been all week as there was now a lot of ice now coming through to the surface.

Skiing around Corvara, Alta Badia, Italy

Skiing around Corvara, Alta Badia, Italy

During my wanderings around Corvara, I found an excellent map of the Sellaronda (see earlier post about skiing the Sellaronda) showing lots of detail and facts.

I may also found the Apres ski scene in Corvara.  It appears that the Posta Zirm Hotel runs drinks and a disco and there is also LMurin, just off the ski runs.  I will check them out more fully tomorrow.

This evening I went to the Posta Zirm Hotel for dinner.  The places is Apres ski from 4 pm to 8 pm, a restaurant from 8 pm to 10 pm and a nightclub from 10 pm to ?.  At the Posta Zirm Hotel, they were having a special evening of local dishes.  Each course had dumplings.

I started with a soup that contained dumplings, this was followed by three dumplings of different colours served with a salad.  The main course consisted of fried slices of dumpling and a goulash (which was excellent), and dessert was a sweet dumpling (with cottage cheese?) served with chocolate sauce.  The meal included wine, was very good and cost €22 Euros.  (I must admit that at the end of the meal I was dumplinged out.)

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