Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

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Cortina D’Ampezzo is aptly named as the ‘Queen of Dolomites’, it has breathtaking vistas and natural wonders spread as far as the eye can see. It is the site of 1956 Winter Olympic Games as well as many other racing championships, Skiing Championships and World Cups.

Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy is not just a place for skiing and enjoying nature. It also has a famous reputation due to its lavish Italian restaurants, shopping plazas, bars, classic Italian hotels and cafes. Cortina also enjoys the parade of fashion in rich Italian styles as it is the favourite holiday resort of celebrities and Italian elites. A purely Italian small town dominated by a Church Tower and famous for its Corso Italia. Corso Italia is Cortina’s main street that gets filled with shoppers and elites every evening, who are looking for designer boutiques and fashionable fur coats. It gets jammed pack during early evening and also boasts of several classic Italian mini bars and nightclubs to maintain a nightlife in this fashion district!

But then again if you are an adrenaline junkie or a ski enthusiast Cortina is your ultimate paradise. It is Europe’s premiere destination for winter skiing and other sports.

Cortina D’Ampezzo Ski

Cortina D’Ampezzo resort of Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy is the most famous and fashionable resort for skiing activities. It boasts of approximately 600 pistes individually served by 573 ski lifts. Other than this the place offers access to nearly 1000 km of downhill skiing. The place has something to offer for all; beginners, intermediate and expert skiers.

Cortina D’Ampezzo has three ski areas linked to it with easy access. Cristallo and Faloria are on the eastern side of town whereas Tofana is on the western side. A bus travels between them to link them. The Guargnè/Mietres area is a small section on the northern side for learners and children. It consists of a children’s ski school equipped with amusement slides and inflatables.

Tofana is the best place to start foe adult beginners with its 150 ski instructors. While the experiences skiers and snow boarders can head up to the Cristallo Range. If you are looking for a challenge than head to the Rio Gene or black Canalone Staunìes run. You can also hit the Black Olympia, the site of many world cup races.

The wild natural untouched virgin snow trails when combined with the modernized, hi-tech gear and other accessories, give you an experience that is out of this world.

There are also many other activities in Cortina, including:

  • Horse riding
  • Indoor tennis
  • Tobogganing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ice skating
  • Ice hockey
  • Curling
  • Ice disco dancing
  • Dog sledding
  • Taxi Bob in a four man bobsleigh with driver and brakeman (until end of Jan
  • Snow rafting

Once your adrenaline rush is over, you get famished and feel the growling of your stomach. Fear not, food and sports go hand in hand and Cortina d'ampezzo hotels can offer you many delectable and mouthwatering Italian foods to make your stay even better.

  • Cortina D'ampezzo Hotels
  • Hotel De La Poste
  • Hotel Bellevue
  • Hotel Ambra Cortina
  • Parc Victoria
  • Hotel Majoni
  • Hotel Miramonti Majestic
  • And many more!

Cortina D'ampezzo Ski Holidays 2018

Cortina is a candidate for hosting 2019 Alpine World Ski Championships. So keep your fingers crossed that it gets selected while you are enjoying your winter holidays there. But even if it doesn’t, it still holds many winter ski activities and events.

Event

Date

Venue

Delicious Festival Dolomiti

21- 23 September 2018

Cortina D'Ampezzo

Fall Festival

30 September 2018

Scoiattoli Refuge

Snowboard World Cup

14 December 2018

Cortina D'Ampezzo

Women’s Alpine skiing World Cup

19 -20 January 2019

 

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