Cortina shot up to the ranks of Chamonix and St. Moritz when it hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1956. Today, this Italian ski resort has become one of the most famous and popular ski holiday destinations in Europe. In the Tofana ski area, you can take the Skitour Olympia route and venture onto the slopes where the 1956 Olympic races took place and which today host the Women’s Skiing World Cup! Of the 120km of ski slopes in Cortina's own ski area, about half are dedicated to beginners, with a generous helping for intermediate skiers too.
The ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo is commonly known as the Queen of the Dolomites and is an exclusive and rather pricey ski holiday destination. 95% of the ski slopes in the Cortina ski area are equipped with snow-making facilities, so snow conditions are never an issue here. Cortina d'Ampezzo has joined up with the Dolomiti Superski and now offers access to all 1200km of slopes with the Dolomiti Superski pass. Nearby resorts such as S.Cassiano and Corvara in the Dolomiti Superski area can be easily reached from the Falzarego pass in Cortina. Skiing with a view of the pink-tinged Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is an experience that can't be beat! Cortina d'Ampezzo has once again been selected to host the Winter Olympics in 2026, and will host the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in 2021.
|Families & Children|
“ Cortina is located in a beautiful valley with a very special view of the cliffs and peaks of the Dolomites, really stunning! You can feel the faded glory he...„
|Blue slopes45 km||Drag lifts5||Start of the season30 November|
|Red slopes55 km||Chair lifts26||End of the season1 May|
|Black slopes20 km||Gondola lifts5||Glacier|
|Off-piste0 km||Train0||Min. altitude1224 m|
|Total120 km||Capacity56650 Pers./Hour||Max. altitude2840 m|
The local skiing in Cortina's ski area is extensive and varied. The Mietres ski area is specially well-adapted to children, with its selection of gentle ski runs winding through the woods. Here you can also find a fabulous, dedicated sledge run, popular with children of all ages! The Armentarola run in the 5 Torri area is without a doubt the most stunning ski slope in the Dolomites of Italy. It sweeps down for over 8km and reveals some magical sights such as frozen waterfalls and the fairytale scenery of the valley below surrounded by majestic rocky mountains. More advanced skiers can try the former Olympic piste, now used for the Ladies' World Cup, which is almost 3km long with a gradient of 64%.
Off-piste & freestyle in Cortina d'Ampezzo
|Snow parks 2||Tables|
Ski pass prices (low season)
|Low season 6-day ski pass||Children||Adults||Free up to|
|Cortina d'Ampezzo||EUR 184.00||EUR 262.00||8 Years old|
|Dolomiti Superski||EUR 197.00||EUR 282.00||8 Years old|
Ski pass prices (high season)
|High season 6-day ski pass||Children||Adults||Free up to|
|Cortina d'Ampezzo||EUR 204.00||EUR 291.00||8 Years old|
|Dolomiti Superski||EUR 219.00||EUR 313.00||8 Years old|
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The information applies for the ski area of Cortina d'Ampezzo. During the ski season information is updated daily.
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|Toboggan run open|
|28 Nov||Must-try local specialties during your ski holiday in the Skicircus|
|16 Nov||Facts & figures: Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn|
|2 Nov||Mulled wine, the best drink on the slopes!|