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Cortina d’Ampezzo

Queen of the Dolomites

All ski slopes lead to Cortina d’Ampezzo – Queen of the Dolomites! The small town in the Northern Italian province of Belluno in the Veneto region can look back on a thousand year history and a centuries-long tradition of tourism. Especially when it comes to skiing, this gem is hard to beat. So it is no wonder that the elite skiers come to Cortina every year. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a VIP or two at the ski races.

The perfectly groomed slopes and the impressive mountain panorama in Cortina d’Ampezzo are not the only breathtaking things here. Nature reserves and national parks, combined with the hospitality and artistic tradition of the Ampezzo valley, make your stay in this Italian town unforgettable!

The most beautiful viewpoints in the region:

  • Lagazuoi (2,800 metres)
  • Tofana di Rozes (3,225 metres)
  • Monte Cristallo (3,221 metres)

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE BIGGEST SKI STARS

Towns

Auronzo di Cadore

Auronzo di Cadore is a famous holiday resort in the Belluno Dolomites. In the northernmost part of the Veneto region near CortinaComelico and the upper Pusteria valley, it extends along the left bank of Lake Santa Caterina at around 900 metres above sea level.

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina d'Ampezzo has a thousand year old history and a long tradition as a tourist destination.
Today the tourist resort is optimistic about the future, also thanks to the assignment of the Alpine Ski World Championships of 2021.

The beauty of the Ampezzo Valley, attracts visitors from around the world at any time of year.

San Vito di Cadore

San Vito di Cadore, is a mountain town in the northern part of the Veneto region, not far from Venice, nestling at the foot of majestic peaks in a broad green valley in the heart of the Belluno Dolomites.
San Vito is located 1011 metres above sea level, just 11km from Cortina d’Ampezzo, making it the ideal jumping-off point for challenging routes for expert climbers and gentler strolls for those who prefer to enjoy their mountain views from lower down.

Misurina

Misurina, called "The pearl of the Dolomites", is located at 1756 meters of altitude. Its lake, surrounded by some of the most famous peaks recognized since 2009 UNESCO World Heritage as the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Cadini di Misurina, the Sorapiss and the Cristallo, is universally recognized as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Thanks to the wholesomeness of the air, Misurina is one of only two European centers to host a center for the treatment and rehabilitation of respiratory diseases for children. Ideal place for practicing all winter sports, from skiing in all its forms, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, ski mountaineering and freeride, ice skating on the frozen lake, snowshoeing and tobogganing from the various surrounding shelters.

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Guaranteed snow

Think of the breathtaking panorama of snow-covered mountains, imposing cliffs and rugged summit towers, then think of Dolomiti Superski!

Snow reliability is always available from the end of November to the end of April thanks to the programmed snowmaking. These are the numbers of the ski area Cortina d'Ampezzo. The sports offer includes the three mountain groups that surround the valley and are connected by a free ski bus.

Top ski resort in Belluno

From newbies or an old hands on the slopes – from the end of Nov to early May, skiers of all abilities fly down the 120 kilometres of slopes in the Cortina d’Ampezzo ski resort!

A mix of gentle descents and challenging steep slopes, as well as a diverse culinary landscape in the mountain huts, professional ski schools and an extra helping of Italian lifestyle ... All that makes the ski resort a top destination for ski fans from beginners to professionals. The three ranges around the Ampezzo basin are connected by a free ski bus service.

As one of the six founding members, Cortina has been part of the major Dolomiti Superski project since 1974 – and since the 1956 Winter Olympics at the latest, the village has deserved its title as “grande dame” of the ski circus!

No wonder: you walk in the footsteps of ski stars in this ski resort. You will not only meet the ski stars of yesterday, but also those of tomorrow. Each year, the women of the Alpine Ski World Cup set up shop in Cortina d’Ampezzo for several races, while the men’s races are hosted on the World Cup slope in neighbouring Alta Badia.

Cortina d’Ampezzo: a scenic gem for winter sports enthusiasts

Kickers, boxes and rails await expert and even up-and-coming snowboarders and freestylers in the Cortina Snow Park. A four-seater chairlift takes you to the 500 metre long park with two areas of varying difficulty. What are you waiting for? Hit the snow and take off! The 78 kilometres of groomed trails offer plenty of terrain for cross-country skiers to explore!

Kickers, boxes and rails await expert and even up-and-coming snowboarders and freestylers in the Cortina Snow Park. A four-seater chairlift takes you to the 500 metre long park with two areas of varying difficulty. What are you waiting for? Hit the snow and take off! The 78 kilometres of groomed trails offer plenty of terrain for cross-country skiers to explore!

By the way: Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of Veneto’s three most family-friendly ski resorts and the 15 largest ski resorts in Italy. Did you know that?

One ski pass, twelve ski resorts, unlimited fun on the slopes

Of course you can choose from several ski passes in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Morning, afternoon, one day, multi-day or even an entire season – tailor your ski pass to your plans! 120 kilometres of slopes offer variety and skiing fun as befits a true gem among the Italian winter sports destinations.

One ski resort is not enough for you? How about a total of twelve ski resorts? The Dolomiti Superski ski pass makes it possible – and guarantees unlimited skiing fun on roughly 1,200 kilometres of slopes. Hard to beat for variety, don’t you think?

Refreshments in Cortina d’Ampezzo’s mountain huts

What is an essential part of every perfect day’s skiing? That’s right, well-earned refreshment breaks! Spread throughout the entire Cortina d’Ampezzo ski resort, a total of 30 mountain huts and restaurants tempt skiers with regional delicacies. Of course, cosiness is always the top priority, but the establishments offer so much more atmosphere and countless culinary experiences.

In Cortina d’Ampezzo, regional specialities meet typical Italian flair, and sometimes even a generous helping of extravagance. For example, many huts serve first class wines – they aim to ensure that every customer is a happy customer!

For those who are just passing through: for a quick break, there are several kiosks right beside the ski slopes – perfect when you’re in a hurry because the next ski run just can’t wait.

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Super Première

The magic formula to start the season is 4 = 3. Get a free day's holiday for stays over 4 days (8 days for the price of 6) between 30 November and 22 December 2018.

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Super Sun

Sun skiing with a free day's skiing: pay for 6 days' accommodation, stay for 7

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Super Classics

The major annual classic races in the Dolomites have become key dates on Europe's Ski World Cup calendar.

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Can’t-miss attractions at the Cortina d’Ampezzo ski resort

What do Natura 2000, an open air museum, and the 2021 Alpine Ski World Cup have in common? Without saying too much: it has something to do with the Queen of the Dolomites! Read on to see for yourself …

Attraction number 1: Natura 2000 region

Since 1992, the Natura 2000 network has been dedicated to protecting endangered animals and plants across borders throughout the European Union. And the Ampezzo Nature Reserver “Dolomiti d’Ampezzo” is part of this network, protecting the domestic wolf, ibex and marmot, as well as the bear, lynx and golden jackal, alongside many species of birds.

And there is more: Cortina d’Ampezzo is not only a Natura 2000 region, it is also part of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the headquarters of the Dolomites UNESCO Foundation. Special in many ways – and always close to nature!

Attraction number 2: Lagazuoi Open Air Museum

The best thing is: you can visit this unique places all year round, and it has a special charm in every season! In winter, the open air museum is easy to reach, even for skiers, thanks to its proximity to the cable cars, lifts and mountain huts. And the Gebirgsjägertour ski circuit, which passes many First World War sites, is a must for all fit winter sports enthusiasts.

The best thing is: you can visit this unique places all year round, and it has a special charm in every season! In winter, the open air museum is easy to reach, even for skiers, thanks to its proximity to the cable cars, lifts and mountain huts. And the Gebirgsjägertour ski circuit, which passes many First World War sites, is a must for all fit winter sports enthusiasts.

Attraction number 3: venue for the 2021 Alpine Ski World Cup

Fifth time lucky – Cortina is bringing the Alpine Ski World Cup to Belluno at the fifth attempt! The upcoming 46th World Cup in 2021 will attract many ski stars and die-hard fans to the Dolomites, as it has done several times before!

History: Cortina d’Ampezzo truly is a historical town – both for the future and for the past of ski racing. It provided the venue for the 1956 Winter Olympics and the Alpine Ski World Cups in 1932 and 1941.

As you can see, there is lots going on in the Queen of the Dolomites, especially in winter. Book your winter holiday in Cortina d’Ampezzo now!

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Via G. Marconi, 15 · 32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo - Italy
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