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
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
HOW TO REACH US
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.
MANY WAYS TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.
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.
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!
A pleasure for mountain bike lovers! If you are looking for a great challenge, the Movimënt Bike Beats Alta Badia Flow Country trails are just the thing for you. The trails start at the Piz Sorega-Pralongià plateau and wind their way over several sections to the valley station of the Piz Sorega cable car.
HIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS
The area offers an abundance of choice for wonderful mountain hikes to suit all tastes and skill levels.
In the recreational parks you will find fitness stations, Kneipp facilities, excellent Nordic walking and jogging trails, all at an altitude of around 2000 metres! For curious children, there are educational trails and various climbing walls, zip lines, giant trampolines and caves. The parks can be reached on foot along forest roads or comfortably by chairlift or cable car.
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!
Fun Slope Biok
Winter fun for children and adults! The Funslope Biok park is a popular slope and at the same time a winter playground with over 20 obstacles and a total length of 900 metres. You will find steep bends, jumps, long and cross waves as well as tunnels. You absolutely must try it!
Movimënt Snowpark Alta Badia
If you love jumps and slopes with moguls, you've come to the right place. This park is located between the La Fraina and Ciampai slopes on the Piz Sorega plateau, where freeskiers and snowboarders can show off their tricks on rails, kickers and boxes. In the park's chill-out area, you can relax and sunbathe after fun jumps.
SKIING, SNOWBOARDING AND MORE
The Bioch hut is located at the start of the 'Moviment Park' - Funslope 'Biok'. In winter, you only have to take one slope and you are already on the Gran Risa World Cup slope and the Sellaronda. Even those on the 'Great War Tour' will pass right in front of our hut in the Dolomites!
Events in our Bioch hut.
Living and experiencing – the highlights.
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