Ski where olympic champions excelled. 120 km of non-stop thrills.
Cortina d’Ampezzo is the dream destination of all skiers? Certainly is, and there are many reasons why!
Even the younger skiers can feel the adrenaline in the air which has all to do with numerous World Cup, Nordic Skiing Championships, and numerous race competitions of every type having been held here. Queen of these was of course the Winter Olympic Games held here back in 1956 but still fondly remembered.
So, lots of history and memories are associated with Cortina, and nowadays you also have great opportunities to relax in perfect settings after a day on the slopes – pleasant walks, great restuarant choice, the tops in shopping. All adds up to make this resort the real Pearl of the Dolomites.
In harmony with nature
The Dolomites offers its visitors a natural scenery of incomparable beauty and harmony. The contrast between the prominent rocky peaks and the green valleys below creates a unique landscape. Set like a jewel in the crown of mountains that surround her, the valley of Cortina is a true paradise for nature lovers and sport enthusiasts alike. Among the many proposals for up-close nature experiences, snowshoe excursions and ski mountaineering offer emotions not easily experienced through other snow-sports. These age old activities, revived with modern equipment, enable solo climbs up untouched mountains and descents in virgin snow. Not to be missed!
In Cortina one can pick up next season’s fashion trends just by walking down Corso Italia, the top spot for those who like to shop. The town centre offers a wealth of stores spanning fashion, accessories, home furnishings, sport and art. It is impossible not to be charmed by the numerous artisans’ shops, a testimony to original Ampezzan artistic expression. Visit Via XXIX Maggio for home furnishing and artisans’ shops, or stroll along Via Cesare Battisti for shops dedicated to the world of sports.With many shops, jewellers, art galleries, antique shops and much more, Cortina offers a shopping experience to suit all tastes.
Excellent snow-making facilities means that the ski season is guaranteed from the end of November until late April. The ski area of Cortina d'Ampezzo comprises three mountain ranges connected by a free-of-charge ski bus.