A true paradise for winter sports enthusiasts, Cortina offers skiers some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. The resort’s 3 ski areas, Cortina Cube (Cristallo, Faloria, Mietres), Tofana and Lagazuoi – 5 Torri, are connected by a free of charge ski bus and offer 115km of slopes with 95% snow making facilities ensuring perfect snow conditions throughout the season.
Cortina is part of Dolomiti Superski, one of the world’s largest ski circuits with 1,200km of slopes across 12 ski regions, accessible with a single skipass.
In the company of guides with expert knowledge of the local area, the more adventurous can enjoy off-piste and free-ride, while those who dream of a holiday dedicated to discovering the peace of the mountain have the opportunity to experience wonderful walks with snowshoes in the area’s legendary forests. Vertical thrills await those who wish to experiment with ice-climbing, and for those who want to try something new, ice-trekking with crampons on the frozen rivers is an experience not to miss.
In addition to an excellent selection of runs catering to skiers of all levels and abilities, the Faloria-Cristallo ski-area offers spectacular views across the Ampezzo valley.
Faloria is suitable for intermediate to expert skiers with its selection of scenic red and black runs, as well as a snow park for freestyle skiers.
The baby park in Mietres is specially adapted to children.
The 6-seat chairlift Tofana Express swiftly takes you from the beginner area of the lower slopes of Tofana to the higher reaches, where you will find several technically challenging runs, like the Canalone and the famous Schuss.
The Freccia nel Cielo cable-car transports you to the Ra Valles ski-area, where at an altitude of 2,500m you are guaranteed great snow conditions throughout the season.
The route of the Olympia ski-tour takes you to the unforgettable runs of the 1956 winter Olympics, today the site of the Women’s World Cup.
A free ski bus between Son dei Prade and Bai de Dones links the Lagazuoi-5 Torri area with the Tofane. The area offers a wide variety of scenic slopes set in a spectacular landscape.
The Lagazuoi refuge, at an altitude of 2.752m, with views of the Tofane and the Marmolada, can be reached by cable car from the Falzarego mountain pass. This is the starting point for the Armentarola slope, the longest and most scenic ski run in the Dolomites, which connects Cortina with Val Badia.
In the Lagazoi-5 Torri area there are still many traces of the Great War and trenches can be visited as part of the First World War ski tour, an itinerary along the Dolomite frontline territories of Badia, Arabba, Marmolada and Civetta.
Tips: Try the Super 8 ski tour.