Nestled amidst the majestic peaks of the Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo, fondly known as the “Queen of the Dolomites,” beckons skiers and snowboarders with its vast expanse of pristine slopes and enchanting alpine allure.
The Dolomiti Superski area, encompassing Cortina and neighboring resorts, boasts an impressive 1,200 kilometers of interconnected pistes, catering to all levels of expertise, from gentle beginner slopes to exhilarating off-piste adventures.
Beginners can find their comfort zone on wide-open slopes, while intermediate skiers and snowboarders can progress to meandering runs through snow-kissed forests. Experienced skiers and snowboarders can test their limits on challenging slopes and exhilarating off-piste powder bowls.
After a day on the slopes, Cortina d’Ampezzo transforms into a vibrant après-ski hub. Renowned for its glamorous ambiance and sophisticated nightlife, the town’s Corso Italia comes alive with lively music and delectable cuisine.
Beyond skiing and snowboarding, Cortina d’Ampezzo offers a diverse range of winter activities, including sleigh rides, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and winter hiking.
Whether seeking sun-kissed days on the slopes or adventurous escapades, Cortina d’Ampezzo’s ski holiday experience promises an unforgettable winter escapade amidst the enchanting beauty of the Dolomites.
Beginners should make a beeline for Cortina’s main Tofana area, where there are top-notch nursery slopes by the Socrepes lift station. Wide, gentle and often sunny, it’s the perfect place to make your first turns. And when you’re ready for more, you can hop on the lift to practise your new skills on the nearby network of greens and blues.
There are heaps or blues and reds to explore, many of them long and wide. The slopes tend to be quieter than elsewhere in the Dolomites too – perfect for laid-back cruising. Don’t miss the 9km Armentarola run from the peak of the Lagazuoi mountain towards the Alta Badia ski area. And for a ski day with a difference, you can follow the Gebirgsjägertour/Grande Guerra ski circuit, which takes in historical military sites from WWI.
For the steepest terrain in Cortina, make tracks to the Cristallo-Faloria area. The north-facing slopes are criss-crossed with black runs where you can enjoy some high-speed turns. And over on the Tofane side of the resort, ride the lift to the Pomedes mountain hut to tick off the Downhill course from the 1956 Winter Olympics.
With mainly gondolas and chairlifts, it’s easy for boarders to get around the area. Carve down wide, well-groomed slopes in the main Tofana part of the resort. Or if freestyle is your thing, hop on the Faloria cable car and hit the jumps, rails and boxes in the snow park.
Season Start / End: 4/11 – 2/5
Opening Times: 08:30 – 16:30
Total Slope Length: 120 km Dolomiti Superski 1220 km
Easy Runs: 38
Intermediate Runs: 32
Difficult Runs: 13
MOUNTAIN STATION ALTITUDE: 2828m
VALLEY STATION ALTITUDE: 1224m
TOTAL SKI LIFTS: 37
CABLE CARS: 4
CHAIR LIFTS: 22
DRAG LIFTS: 5
MAGIC CARPETS: 4