Cortina d’Ampezzo is a world-class destination in the Italian Alps: a veritable paradise for lovers of snow sports and wellbeing. Cortina is set in the large, sun-kissed Ampezzo valley, surrounded by the stunning Dolomite mountains. This incredible setting, together with its long skiing tradition, its many international sports events, its gourmet huts and restaurants, make Cortina d’Ampezzo a veritable paradise for snow lovers.
Cortina d’Ampezzo offers 3 ski areas (Faloria-Cristallo, Tofana-Ra Valles and Lagazuoi-5 Torri), connected by a free ski bus. The ski area of Cortina d’Ampezzo also includes San Vito and Auronzo-Misurina, for a total of 120 km of slopes. Cortina is also part of the Dolomiti Superski, one of the largest ski circuits worldwide, with 1,200 km of slopes divided into 16 ski areas, accessible with a single ski pass.
Cortina d’Ampezzo offers a vast variety of pistes and lifts for beginners, intermediates and experts: from enchanting easy slopes for beginners (38 blue slopes) to many steeper and technical ones for expert skiers (13 black and 32 red slopes). The highest slope is the Bus de Tofana (2,742 m), the longest is the Armentarola (7.5 km) and the steepest is the Forcella Rossa (62%).
The destination also offers 3 wonderful ski tours: spectacular itineraries to discover Cortina and the UNESCO Dolomites skis-on – immersed in a landscape of unparalleled natural beauty.
Finally, on the slopes there are numerous mountain huts and restaurants where you can stop for a hot drink, for a short lunch break or for a longer gourmet experience to discover traditional and Italian cuisine.
From the first ski school to the first Winter Olympics in Italy. Alpine Skiing, Cortina’s flagship winter sport, is in the very DNA of the resort. Cortina’s ski runs are famous, and rich with alpine skiing history. From the 1956 Olympic Winter Games to several Ladies’ Ski World Cup races, downhill skiing is a flagship winter sport in Cortina.
More recently, the mountain town hosted the 2021 World Ski Championships and it will host the 2026 Winter Olympics along with Milan.
In Cortina the first ski club was founded back in 1903 the and the first ski school on the whole Italian territory in 1933, the Scuola Sci Cortina.
Discover the Dolomites every day along a different itinerary with skis that will take you from hut to hut, to discover the in the large, sun-kissed Ampezzo valley and the Dolomites. Thanks to the Dolomiti Superski ski pass you can ski every day in different ski areas, sleeping in cozy mountain huts, living an even more authentic and memorable experience!
Cortina’s slope-side mountain huts and restaurants are renowned for their great cuisine! You will be able to try traditional local dishes as well as Italian cuisine… ans after a day skiing it will taste even better! You can taste local specialties, a hot chocolate, an amazing bombardino, as well as enjoy lunches and dinners on panoramic terraces with an incredible view of the Dolomites.
A wonderful way to explore the ski slopes of Cortina is along its ski tours. The most famous ski tour is the extraordinary Sellaronda, which winds along four Dolomite passes around the Sella massif, crossing the characteristic Ladin valleys of Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Arabba and Val di Fassa. The tour counts a total of 40 kilometers, 27 of which are on skis!
Moreover, in Cortina a very nice and medium level ski tour is the Super8: an itinerary that will make you discover the area of the Cinque Torri and Lagazuoi, admiring enchanting views.
Finally, not to miss is the Great War Ski Tour, an itinerary to discover the history that touched the Dolomites during the First World War, with stops to discover trenches, tunnels and other remains of the Great War.
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