The Mountain Pass, also called Summer Pass of Val Badia, was realised by the Cable Car Association Alta Badia with the aim of making your stay in the Dolomites even more pleasant. The summer pass can be used at 14 cable car facilities located in the communities of Colfosco, Corvara, La Villa, San Cassiano, Abtei and Badia. In addition to using the chairlifts and cable cars, you can also use all public buses operating around the Sella Mountain Group and going to Falzarego Pass, as well as the bus lines servicing Val Badia, Val Gardena, Val Pusteria and Valle Isarco all the way to the capital of South Tyrol, Bolzano. Other reductions await holders of the pass too… such as entry to the cinema in La Villa, to the ice stadium in Corvara, and much more. Furthermore, thanks to this initiative you can enjoy a car-free holiday and thereby contribute to the protection of the environment. The Mountain Pass Alta Badia is a personal pass, which entitles you to the unlimited use of the cable car facilities and the public buses. The motto of the service providers: "to the peaks without effort".
On the 26th of June 2009, the Dolomites were officially declared a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. This is the second UNESCO natural heritage site in Italy; the first UNESCO site were the Aeolian Islands.