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Cortina, the Queen of the Dolomites, is the classic mountain resort of the Italian Alps and member of Best of the Alps.

Welcome to  Cortina d'Ampezzo
Cortina d’Ampezzo is a ski resort in northern Italy. It’s part of the Dolomiti Superski area, which encompasses the Falzarego Pass, with its downhill runs. Sites from the 1956 Winter Games held in Cortina include the Ice Stadium, the Eugenio Monti bobsleigh run and the disused ski jump Trampolino Olimpico Italia.

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Located in the heart of the southern Dolomiti Alps, in the Veneto region, in northern Italy, Cortina D’Ampezzo is one of the oldest winter sports resorts, and is otherwise known as “The Queen of the Dolomites”.

It is world renowned for its perfectly groomed slopes and for hosting a number of winter sports events, including the Winter Olympics and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships (winter 2021).

Cortina’s three main ski areas are Tofana, Faloria and Cinque Torri and they are all linked via free ski buses.

Additionally, it is part of the Dolomiti SuperSki area, the world’s largest skiing carousel that links 12 top skiing resorts and offers more than 1200km of slopes, thus catering to the needs of every sports enthusiast, regardless of their level.

The town of Cortina is especially charming, with an all Italian feel to it, as there are no German influences to it, unlike other Italian resorts, thus contributing to the authentic experience. The main boulevard, Corso is car free and is lined with a multitude of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and bars.

Apres Ski

On the pedestrianized streets of Cortina’s town center, you will discover no shortage in stylish cafes and wine bars, all offering picturesque views of the Dolomites pink hues, created by the setting sun.

In Cortina, the mood is more on the chill side and not as rowdy as other resorts can be. Do it like the Italians do, enjoy an evening ‘passegiata’, a leisurely stroll in the beautiful cobbled streets of Corso Italia.

For an authentic Italian experience, visit Enoteca, one of the oldest and more atmospheric wine bars in the area, where you can enjoy a vast selection of wines accompanied by delicious cheese & meat platters.

 If you are looking for something more uplifting, then a visit to Janbo, will not disappoint. A stylish bar with a lively atmosphere, serving up delicious cocktails and hosting live DJ sets and karaoke nights.

If you can imagine yourself enjoying a palatable meal on a raised terrace with enchanting 360-degree views of the Ampezzo Dolomites and the center of Cortina, then you must make time to experience Al Camin restaurant. With its intimate décor featuring modern and traditional imprints, all inspired by local artisans, in combination with good food and wine, all contribute to a truly unique experience.

Located in a captivating Alpine setting and with an intimate ambiance, Michelin star restaurant Tivoli, offers its guests a refined dining experience. Although the menu changes often, all dishes served are nothing less than mouthwatering.


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Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Terrain – Beginners:

Novice skiers will feel at ease whilst in Cortina D’Ampezzo as almost half of the slopes in the SuperSki linked region are beginner runs. The best areas and where most of the blue pistes are located, is beneath Tofana, between Pocol and Socrepes. They are also very easily accessible by the lift system and are perfect for someone who is just starting to learn the ropes around skiing. Other areas worth mentioning are Passa Falzarego and Cinque Torri where you can see various easy slopes. In the overall area you will find many ski schools with expert instructors who will teach you all the secrets around the sport and will guide you accordingly.

Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Terrain – Intermediate:

Intermediates who enjoy long, progressing runs will for sure enjoy their time in Cortina D’Ampezzo. Boasting around 59km of red trails and with access to the Dolomiti SuperSki region, the options are endless. Some areas worth exploring are definitely Faloria and Tofana, and don’t forget to include Cinque Torri.

Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Terrain – Experts:

Whilst Cortina D’Ampezzo overall does not have that many black pistes, the fact that it is linked via the Dolomiti SuperSki region, makes it that much more attractive to expert skiers. Worth mentioning, in Cortina and more specifically on Monte Cristallo, you will find the Forcella Staunies, a long and straight run and one of the steepest slopes in Italy. With it being almost 3000m. and located between 2 rock walls with a 900m. in altitude, it is not for the faint of heart. Other areas that cater to the needs of a more proficient skier are located in the Tofana area and include the Forcella Rossa and Stratofana runs.

Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Terrain – Snowboarders

Snowboarders will appreciate the fact that all the slopes are open to them. Also, in the Tofane area and more specifically on the San Zan slope, there is a snowpark that stretches over 500m. It is separated in two areas, one for beginners and one for the more experienced so all ability levels are accommodated. There you will find many jumps and obstacles. In addition, the snowpark has its own quad chairlift.



Elevation between 1217 m and 2828 m. / Resort height: 1220 m

■ 120 km of slopes

■ 29 lifts

■ 45km blue

■ 59km red

■ 16km black

Day tickets  for Cortina D’Ampezzo ski area – 2022-2023 winter season:

Adults: 69€ 

Junior up to 16y: 48€

Senior: 62€


Day tickets  for Dolomiti ski area (12 areas) – 2022-2023 winter season:

Adults: 74€

Junior up to 16y: 52€

Senior: 67€

Nearest airports:

■ Innsbruck airport: 164km/ ~2.45h by car

■ Milan (Malpensa airport): 452km / ~4.55h by car

■ Munich airport: 361km/ ~4.30h by car

Towns worth visiting:

■ Venice 158km /~ 2.20h by car

■ Ampezzo Dolomites Nature park

■ Lago Sorapis

■ Cortina adrenaline park

■ Museum of the Great War


■ Skiing

■ Snowboarding

■ Nordic skiing

■ Cross country skiing

■ Snowshoe hiking

■ Ski mountaineering & freeriding

■ Fat biking & snow kite

■ Ice skating & curling

■ Dog sledding

■ Wellness & spa facilities