Ütia Bioch 2079 m

Where wine meets nature & culture.

Located at an altitude of more than two thousand metres above sea level, our alpine hut is surrounded by the unparalleled scenery of the Dolomites. Markus is an attentive host who loves devoting himself on his skis to those ideas arising from his dreams. In the best company of eleven thousand well-selected bottles, he has been running the alpine hut together with his father Goffredo for more than thirthy years. Whether it's the snow lingering in the winter air or the summer sun enlightening the day – at this place, the hustle and bustle is replaced by a welcoming hospitality. Welcome to Ütia Bioch!

In the name of the Dolomites

Sas dla Crusc, Piz Boè, Sassongher, Lavarella, Conturines, Marmolada and even further beyond. A marvellous paradise awaits you beneath an endless sky that stretches over this beautiful alpine pasture, which can be reached with the lifts of La Villa, Corvara and San Cassiano. If Alta Badia represents a delicious fruit of Mother Nature, Ütia Bioch is a fragrant, resinous and lastingly beautiful nut. Experience it yourself through our webcam webcam

From season to season

As soon as the crocuses sprout up and the snow melts into lush green meadows, the long days of summer are just about to begin. It is easy to reach the alpine hut. A pleasant walk leads you at first through fragrant forests and later on through the beautiful landscape of flowery alpine meadows. If you fancy a more relaxing option, you can also decide to take the chairlift. In winter, the Ütia Bioch turns into a treasured hub for ski enthusiasts enjoying the renowned Dolomiti Superski. In fact, there are three slopes leading to the alpine hut, starting from the three villages of La Villa, Corvara and San Cassiano












In summer, the hut can be easily reached from San Cassiano as well as from La Villa and Corvara by cable car followed by a short walk that can also be easily covered with a stroller (from Piz Sorega 30', Piz La Ila 60', Col Alto 60' and from Pralongià 40').

For those who enjoy more challenging hikes, it is possible to park the car in San Cassiano, take the bus to the Valparola Pass and from there take the Setsas Circular Route (northern variant) to Pralongiá, where our Ütia Bioch alpine hut is located. This tour takes about 4 hours. Afterwards, proceed to Piz Sorega (30 minutes) and take the cable car back to San Cassiano to reach your car.

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Our wines.

Now let's talk about some delicious details:

While beauty dominates all around, refined delicacies will spoil your palate inside the alpine hut. Markus is a proud Ladin, ski instructor and wine lover who, twenty-five years ago, founded the ski school Dolomites with some friends and, yet again with dear friends, set out to explore the world of wine grapes. As a result, and in addition to the South Tyrol Wine Culture Award, the Ütia Bioch now features a selection of over 1,200 exquisite labels of wine and 11,000 bottles that are kept at a constant temperature.

Our wine list (online version)
Our wine list as pdf

More than
500 white wines
More than
500 red wines
More than 40
rosé wines
140 types of sparkling wine
(over 20 champagne)
70 international labels

Ladin cuisine with an alpine touch.

Browsing the wine shelves is exciting. So exciting that it makes you yearn for more. And Markus, together with his young team, will leave nothing to be desired. Don't miss, among others, the home-made tortelli (filled pasta) stuffed with speck cream, bufala ricotta on mashed “risina” beans fond and balsamic vinegar.

It is no mere coincidence that the initiative entitled “skiing with pleasure” finds its origins here.


Activities in the surroundings.

We love the mountains. Do you?

SUMMER - Enjoy the sun

In addition to the 'Movimënt Parks', the hut offers various opportunities for mountain bike tours and, of course, for wonderful walks and hikes in a unique environment!

WINTER - Skiing fun

Ütia Bioch is located at the start of the 'Movimënt Park' and the Funslope 'Biok'. And that's not all: just take one slope and you will find yourself on the Gran Risa World Cup slope and the Sellaronda. For those who take the mountain hunters' route (Great War Tour): they will pass right in front of our hut!

Wine Culture award

"You can sense from the very first moment that someone deals with the subject of wine with heart and passion. At first glance, one is astonished, because at an altitude of just over 2,000 metres, such a developed wine culture is really not common: excellent glass culture, extraordinary depth of vintage in some wines, clear predominance of South Tyrolean positions and competent advice."

Andreas Kofler, President of the South Tyrol Wine Consortium