Skiing in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina is undoubtedly the most famous and prestigious Italian ski resort: a name that has been preserved over time, also thanks to the Alpine Ski World Cup races that take place here every year on the Olympia slope of Tofane. Today is definitely the most fashionable resort on the Italian side of the Alps. Nestled in the wide and sunny Ampezzo Valley, with the Dolomites around it, it offers great slopes in three different districts: Tofane, Faloria-Cristallo-Mietres and Lagazuoi-5 Towers.

For mountaineering ski lovers, starting from Lagazuoi-5 Towers, there are many  tours.

In the Dolomites d'Ampezzo Natural Park cross-country ski lovers can enjoy 7 km of loop paths, including 2 at night and 70 km of slopes with guaranteed artificial snow.
Exciting also the snow kite: kites fly between Martisa, Giau Pass and Lake Misurina. Moon Light Sledge, finally, offers emotions with guided night hikes, ending going downstream with little sledges.

Technical description:

In Cortina you can ski on the districts of Tofane, Faloria-Cristallo-Mietres and Lagazuoi-5 Towers, which are partly connected to each other with ski slopes and in partly by shuttles.

From the town start two cable cars to the districts of Faloria (then connected to Cristallo and Mietres), or to "Tofane". Ski bus or cars are necessary to go to Falzarego Pass and take the cable car to the district of Lagazuoi, where you can admire a wonderful panorama  and ski on the Armentarola, one of the longest and most famous slopes of the Dolomites .

Among the 'black' slopes we point out the Forcella Rossa, the Staunies and the legendary Staunies Channel; the best 'red' ones are the Armentarola and the Olympia; the Tofanina is a good ‘blue’ slope.

With the Valley skipass you can ski on all the slopes of Auronzo-Misurina, San Vito di Cadore and Cortina districts: 140 km of Dolomiti Superski slopes.
The Dolomites Nordic Ski is a card that entitles you to ski on 1,300 km of slopes in 12 locations, the largest cross-country ski carousel in Europe.

Recommended period: from December to April

Artificial snow: YES
The ski resorts have artificial snowmaking, although Cortina is not considered by experts a very efficient place as far as snowmaking, probably because it is more focused on its ability to attract high society.

A very equipped snow park is located in Socrepes, divided into two zones: the Easy Line for beginners and the Media Line for more experienced ones.

Ski schools: YES, many
School camps: YES, many, directly accessible by car and very close to the town
Baby park: YES

Skipass: click here

Shuttles and connections:
Cortina can be reached by bus or car. In town you can park and catch the ski bus or walk to the lifts (this depends on where you are staying), because two cable cars start from Cortina’s central ring.

Snow bulletin: click here

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Technical data

City of departure: Cortina d'Ampezzo

Departure: Cortina d'Ampezzo

City of arrival: Cortina d'Ampezzo

Arrival: Cortina d'Ampezzo

Length (Km): 0

Difficulty: See infomap

Discipline: Backcountry Ski/Snowboard

Type of Itinerary: Full day

Difference in height (m): 0

Difference in downhill (m): 0

Highest point (m): 2939

Lowest point (m): 1224

Duration (h.): 0

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Cortina d'Ampezzo (BL)