Well yes, I was in the wonderful Alta Badia, where I found a lot of snow and a lot of cold! But a lot, in the sense of -16? C! Brrrr!
Now I'll tell you about the beauty of the winter landscape that I found!
Ski! Well, who does it ski for? a paradise. 53 ski lifts, 130 km of slopes part of the Dolomiti Superski area.
If, like me, you don't ski, isn't there ?? however, to be bored why? you can make excursions with snowshoes, on foot, or you can take a ride in a horse-drawn sleigh or simply take the chairlift and enjoy the good food of the shelters and the spectacle of the snow. What did we do on the first day? been wandering around the Christmas markets of Corvara and San Cassiano. They are very small so one day is enough!
I highly recommend going up to Monte Croce. Which I did on my second day there.
In the municipality of Badia you can? take the chairlift to Monte Croce which offers one of the best views beautiful Dolomites. I recommend buying the ticket also for the second section of the plant that leads to the Monte Croce Sanctuary, consecrated in 1484. L? will you be at 2045 meters and the sanctuary in winter immersed in the snow? wonderful! L? there are also a couple of huts to eat at. Given the geographical area do not miss canderli, goulasch, the emperor's fritters, Kaiserschmarrn. Also try the soups: the barley soup accompanied by turtres, savory pancakes stuffed with ricotta, spinach or sauerkraut and then the cajinc? arestis, potato pancakes stuffed with spinach, ladin ravioli, always with ricotta and spinach and much more.
The third day ? dedicated to visiting the Christmas Markets in Brunico!
Not ? exactly in Alta Badia but the city? it is only 40 minutes away so if you go in winter it is absolutely worth seeing the city, which still has many monuments of medieval origin, such as the castle or the same buildings that house houses in the historic center. In December there are the famous markets, also here, contained but absolutely pleasant.