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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Alt 1224 – 3243m (Tofanà Peak)

Cortina d’Ampezzo is a modern resort, whose skiing slopes invite, during winter, people from all over the world. In summer walking along the mountain paths, boating on the streams or lakes may make your stay pleasurable.

The traditional cuisine of Cortina d’Ampezzo reflects its location and history as a blend of Italian and Tyrolean flavours with genuine local products and a sprinkle of innovation.

Cortina d’Ampezzo is bliss for quality wines, handcrafted beers, cocktails or healthy drinks, as it offers wine-bars, pubs and cafes to suit all tastes.

Not only a food holiday then, but a new outstanding experience which involves all your senses.

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Après ski (or the fun you have after ski) in Cortina d’Ampezzo is an Italian experience, with refined wine, delicious food and long nights. Cortina Après ski starts with a passeggiata, where most of the skiers and tourists at Cortina gather at the Corso Italia, in the town centre.

One of the most famous places are the Enoteca and Lovat. For a more active and dancing night-life, you can try the Hippo or Limbo disco clubs. The clubs usually open at 11 PM.

Since the 1950s this fashionable and fashion-conscious resort has been known for its knack of always being right on trend.

One can pick up next season’s fashions just by strolling down Corso Italia, the pulsating pedestrian street at the heart of Cortina’s social life and the top spot for those who like to shop.

Window displays of the most prestigious and exclusive brands in the world, side by side with art galleries, famous jewellers, antique shops and artisans’ workshops, offer a skilful blend of past, present and future, from works by old masters to the latest designer trends, for a shopping experience to suit all tastes.

Cortina d’Ampezzo is linked with the most important Italian city (Rome, Milan and Venice) by train, and during the winter season also by bus.

It’s easily reachable by car from North or South and the closest airport are Venice, Treviso and Verona.

Cortina’s ski area includes 36 lifts and 86 pistes for a total of 120 km, 95% of which is equipped with snow-making facilities to guarantee the best conditions throughout the ski season. Cortina offers a vast variety of pistes and lifts for beginners, intermediates and experts.

Cortina d’Ampezzo has 6 main skiing areas at: Faloria, Monte Cristallo, Mietres, Tofana, Lagazuoi, Cinque Torri. There are in total 101 ski slopes with a total summed length of 120 km. 33% of these slopes are for beginners, 62% for intermediate skiers and only 5% are recommended for the highly skilled skiers. Once the ski season starts, 90% of the ski slopes at Cortina are guaranteed snow covered and ready to receive the winter sports lovers.

The transportation infrastructure comprises 51 skilift and cable cars, being able to transport up to 59 000 tourists/hour. The level difference between Staunies peak on Mount Cristallo and the valley is 1715 meters.

Here the map and all Cortina’s ski areas.

All the best video’s of Cortina here.