As The New York Times, The Guardian, and international travel sections begin to fill up with articles about winter getaways, we’re going to throw our recommendation into the mix. Tried and true, Alta Badia, on the border of Austria and Italy, offers unparalleled winter sports, relaxation, and cuisine.
One can find all of these events within a short distance of the Lagació Mountain Resort. The challenging and lengthy tobogganing runs at Störes Plateau Heilig Kreuz are not for the faint of heart, or, if you really want to get your ticker racing, head for the mighty Alta Badia natural toboggan run, a 3½ kilometre journey from Piz Sorega to St. Kassian. If you’d rather spend the day speeding down the slopes upright, numerous routes are within a stones throw, ski passes can be arranged at the front desk, and ski and snowboard rental is just seconds from the front door.
(Did we mention Resort guests get a 10% discount?)
If you’re not convinced by the extraordinary location, perhaps the luxury of resort life will appeal to your stressed out soul. A Finnish sauna, steam bath, and spa treatments galore in a cultivated mountain environment are all yours for the enjoying. The region has plenty of top restaurants, but if you’re seeking a cosy evening in after a full day on the slopes, and really don’t want to pop by the local supermarket, order the Lagació Shopping Crate. Once again they’ve thought of everything, and with the shopping crate, you can get the best of the region’s fresh foods and specialities. Start your day with organic produce and fresh rye-flour rolls delivered to your door in the crate. You don’t even have to pack a toothbrush – just order one with the rest of your groceries.
There are few winter activities as satisfying as spending the day in the crisp mountain air and enjoying the warm sun on your face, then heading back to the heat of a Finnish sauna, a delectable meal, and snuggling under the covers for a well deserved night of Z’s.
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