Imagine sipping a cocktail with friends and enjoying the gourmet cuisine of starred chefs, music playing in the background, then going out onto the terrace and enjoying the breathtaking view of the majestic Gran Risa.

This is what awaits you at the LEITNER ropeways VIP Lounge, located on the rooftop of the Alpine Ski World Cup building, the exclusive meeting point for those who gather in Alta Badia for one of winter’s most iconic events.


The sophisticated design and the new and modern look of the LEITNER ropeways VIP Lounge will fascinate you with attention to detail: this is the perfect location for those who do not want to miss a truly glamorous experience. On the outdoor terrace of the lounge you will enjoy the beauty of the Gran Risa from above, reminding you that this unique location overlooks the slope where the ski champions write the history of skiing. In addition, the access to the stand La Crusc is included for all guests of this VIP Lounge, so that you can watch the races at close range and experience the adrenaline-filled atmosphere.

Every year, high society meets to celebrate the ski sport and taste the dishes of some of the best chefs in the area in this stylish setting made even more unique by the brand-new Faustig crystal chandeliers, especially designed for the great protagonist of this event, the Gran Risa slope.

The "Bollicine Party", a new and fancy celebration of this World Cup edition, marks the start of the Ski World Cup. This inauguration evening is a glamorous occasion to celebrate and taste the cuisine of Werner Hell from "Hell isch guit".

As every year, the guests of the LEITNER ropeways VIP Lounge will be spoiled by the delicacies of starred chefs, starting with the Sunday lunch prepared by Gerhard Wieser** of the restaurant "Trenkerstube" in Merano and Martin Dalsass** of the "Restaurant Talvo" in St. Moritz. For the grand finale on Monday evening you will be pampered by the dishes of Maurizio Bidoli of the "Locanda Noris" in Peschiera del Garda and Daniel Niederkofler of the "Fine Dining Restaurant Annona" in Valle Aurina. A great new awaits you this year: the lounge will be accessible already from 3.00 pm, in order to allow you to watch the adrenaline-pumping qualifications for the Parallel Giant Slalom and enjoy the creations of the chefs. But that is not all: this year, our guests can enjoy the delicious fish dishes of Viviani and admire the cooking techniques of the best chefs thanks to the new swiss sustainable “no plastic” show kitchen by Forster. In order to guarantee gastronomic excellence, quality products are selected from companies that invest in innovation in full respect of craftsmanship, such as Galloni and the South Tyrolean wineries.

To round it all off perfectly, breakfast and the desserts are prepared by Ricky Wieser, whose creativity is clearly to be found in his high-quality pastry. Finally, we want the Ski World Cup to be an opportunity to involve the new generations of the school for hotel management of Brunico once again this year. For this reason, it is with great pleasure and gratitude that the World Cup renews its collaboration with the students of this school, who will take care of the service.


Valuing every space, and leaving nothing to chance: with this philosophy, the Alpine Stube Gran Risa was born. A wine bar inside the lounge is transformed into an architectural jewel. The perfect synthesis between alpine style and contemporary design.

The exclusive Wine Bar is stocked with the finest fruits of the South-Tyrolean wineries and sparkling wines, accompanied by South-Tyrolean delicacies such as ‘speck’ and high-quality local cheeses.

The exclusive “Gran Risa Style” is ready to welcome our Leitner guests with special cocktails, DJ Set and entertainment before and after the meal. This space is located on the first floor of the LEITNER ropeways VIP Lounge and is the result of a partnership with Bonaventura Maschio.

You will be welcomed into an environment furnished by Wohnstudio Steuer, with exclusive access to the terrace overlooking the piste. Here, you can witness the spectacular display of the Frecce Tricolori and admire the extraordinary panorama offered by Alta Badia's majestic peaks. You will truly feel on top of the world.