Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Great skiing for all levels
4th generation family-run
Indoor pool and spa
Only when you book with Chic
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Ciasa Salares is a rare find, and it's thanks to two extraordinary grandmothers that this chalet-style boutique hotel in the Italian Dolomites is family-run. Back in the 1930's nonna Emma ran cookery courses and nana Teresa was in charge of two hotels; they passed their passion down to relatives Hilda and Paoli, who built Ciasa Salares from scratch in the 60s.
Alta Badia is also known as 'the gourmet valley' due to the many food events held throughout the year. One such programme is 'A Taste for Skiing' (sciare con gusto), where the dishes of acclaimed chefs are available to try at mountain huts on the slopes.
In-house Sori restaurant is all about freshness and classical cooking, with a four-course menu served featuring vegetables and salads from Grandma Hilde’s kitchen garden, and traditional Alpine dishes. Chef Nicola Zanetti spent hours in the kitchen with his mother up to his elbows making pasta. He produces simple, mouth-watering dishes, some of which have been handed down through generations.
Other on-site foodie spots include cellar eatery Cocun, terrace hang out Infini, bar and Mediterranean venue Bona Luna, cheese room Nida, and chocolate area Nodla.
A tasty breakfast buffet is served each morning, consisting of bread, cheese, cold meats, juices, homemade preserves, and eggs any way you choose.
The design of the hotel was inspired by local materials and artisans, and incorporates indigenous woods including pine, larch, and fir. Traditional mingles with modern to create a homely and inviting atmosphere.
Alta Badia is a skier's heaven during the winter, with over 450 kilometres of snow-covered slopes, lifts located just 100 metres away from the hotel, plus shuttles running to the Lagazuoi cable car. It's a top place to come for all abilities, but if some members of your party don't fancy braving the runs, the sun dappled terraces back at Ciasa Salares are the ideal spot for soaking up the views snuggled under a blanket, while ice skating on the natural lakes or sledding will keep children amused for hours. And on-site spa Ega Wellness is the place to relax and regenerate; features include an outdoor sauna, hot tub, Turkish bath, infrared cabin, and Whirlpool.
It's worth noting that there's a free bus service to San Cassiano (village and main lift) as well as the Capanna Alpina restaurant.
Out of the cold season, the area is a nature lover's delight, with wild flowers aplenty and verdant valleys – also a scenic backdrop for bikers and hikers.
How to get there
1.45-hour drive from Bolzano.
Venice (180 kilometres)
Innsbruck (130 kilometres)
Verona (220 kilometres)
Upon request the hotel can organise transfers with trusted local companies (extra charge).
Free parking is available.