Cortina d′Ampezzo is one of the leading resorts in the Dolomite Superski area. Often called Cortina it lies in a beautiful valley, surrounded by spectacular mountains. The local skiing
is varied and provides plenty of opportunities for all ability levels.
The resort offers a good range of activities which include many for the non-skier. Cortina is a picturesque Italian resort with superb views, charm and style.
If you purchase a “Valley” Ski pass you are permitted to ski in the area of Cortina d′Ampezzo, Auronzo-Misurina and San Vito di Cadore all part of the “Dolomiti Superski”.
Beginners begin on the gentle slopes at Socrepes and progress to the wide blue runs in the Tofana area. Intermediates have plenty of choice throughout the valley. You can start in the Tofana area; try the high snowy bowl of Ra Valles and the many scenic pistes.
Advanced skiers will find the Forcella Staunies at Cristallo and the Forcella Rossa at Tofana challenging; the two steep narrow runs will test the most able skier. There are also many long and varied runs to enjoy. Snowboarders will enjoy the diverse terrain; make for the Tofana pistes to get the best powder. All the slopes are open to snowboarders.
The resort area has some good nursery slopes, some challenging and exciting runs which are suitable for intermediates and the more advanced skier, plus many off piste opportunities.
Some resort information, there is 140km of marked piste (1,180kms Dolomiti Superski area) snow canons cover 90% of Cortina’s slopes. The longest run is 9kms, in the local ski area there are about 47 lifts. A photograph is required for a lift pass. The ski area is divided into slopes (blue) 33% (red) 62% and (black) 5%.
Other resort activities/attractions include ice-skating, cross country skiing, sleigh rides, ice-climbing, snow shoe guided walks, and horse-riding. Available locally are excursions to Venice and day trips into the Sella Ronda Ski Area.
You can explore the town, visit the designer boutiques and enjoy some refreshments at one of the cafes. There are over 40 restaurants/cafes to choose from catering for most tastes and pockets. A 3 course meal will cost from €21 euros and pasta/pizza around €8 euros. Evenings can be spent at one of the lively bars in the town or at a disco.
Airport transfer time from Venice is 2 hours.