There’s no doubt that Cortina d’Ampezzo is a dream destination for skiers and boarders alike. This sophisticated, pedestrian friendly town in the Dolomites offers the best of all worlds – from sensational runs for beginners and intermediates through to spectacular scenery, fascinating history and incredible gastronomy. Cortina has three separate ski areas, and from here it’s also possible to ski Alta Badia, Corvara and Sella Ronda.
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AccommodationAs you can imagine, the sophisticated town of Cortina has an impressive choice of luxurious accommodation with expensive luxury hotels scattered through the mountains. Perhaps surprisingly, you will also find a number of smaller more affordable refugios and plenty of mid-range accommodation to choose from as well.
Skiing & BoardingThere are five ski areas at Cortina – Faloria, Tofana, Pomedes, Pocol and Averau – offering more than 140km of groomed slopes, serviced by 51 lifts. Much of the terrain here is dedicated to intermediate skiers and boarders with long, wide opened groomed runs, occasional steep pitch and delightfully scenic wooded valleys. Cortina d'Ampezzo is famous for hosting the 1956 Winter Olympics and many of the Olympic runs and facilities are still being used to this day. Regardless of where you ski or board, you’ll be in constant awe of the spectacular alpine peaks, limestone cliffs and rolling hills that surround you. If you’re a beginner or intermediate, be sure to jump on a shuttle and head to the Pomedes/Pocol area where you’ll find plenty of blue, red and black runs. Intermediates will also love Faloria and Tofana though from the top of Tofana, the only way down is via a black run. If you’re an advanced skier, Faloria has a dedicated lift, or you may prefer to book a guide and head out to the back country to find some virgin snow. Don’t miss a day trip to Averau while you’re in Cortina. Here the scenery is simply stunning, especially on a blue day.
ActivitiesThere’s plenty to keep you entertained on and off the snow at Cortina – whether you’re interested in high energy thrill seeking, being pampered or engaging in some retail therapy. With 70km of cross country skiing on the doorstep, it’s well worth booking a guide and venturing out to the stunning back country. Alternatively, take the opportunity to experience snowshoeing or snow-kiting. At Cortina you can also participate in a 1km toboggan run, go curling, ice skating and even ice driving! If that’s all sounding a little too energetic, there’s plenty to be enjoyed by simply soaking up the historic charm of Cortina as you wander the streets, appreciate the arts in the towns many galleries or savour the fabulous food and wine served at the local restaurants and bars.
Getting There & AroundThe best and easiest way to get to this historic resort is to fly, or travel by train to Venice and from here, take a shuttle bus. It takes just two hours from Marco Polo airport or the main train stations to get to Cortina by road and there are regular shuttle services.
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