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Cortina is the most exclusive of Italian skiing resorts. Dramatic pink-tinged snow covered peaks rise with sheer cliff faces straight up from the top of the slopes, giving magnificent views from wherever you are. It is crowned by majestic peaks such as Tofane and Cristallo where the splendid slopes and long, well-groomed runs are a skier’s paradise.
Here you can sledge, ski, take part in torch-light descents, enjoy long walks with “ciaspe” (snow shoe hikers) or devote yourself to spa treatments. The Cortina resorts are chic, trendy, après-ski haven for partiers. One cannot mention Cortina without discussing the shopping. Some visitors come to Cortina just for the shopping and never hit the slopes.
The Corso Italia is a pedestrian area, filled with upscale shops selling designer clothes, antiques, sportswear, jewellery, cosmetics and crafts, among many other goods.
The Queen of Dolomites Cortina, as it renowned throughout the world, is nestled in the sunny Ampezzo valley near Italy’s northeastern border with Austria. It is part of the Dolomiti Superski Region that offers 1,220 kilometers (762 miles) of trails. Geographically it is included in the Belluno province, 72 km. from the town of Belluno and located between Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige regions. It is 162 km from Venice and 432 km from Milan. Some of the surrounding peaks are higher than 3000m.
In Cortina We Recommend…
Passionate skiers go to the Armentarola slope, on one of the most beautiful mountains of the Dolomites; (This word originates in the “Armentara” region and means remote). A cable car takes you up to the Lagazuoi peak (2752 m.).
From here, there is a fantastic circle view over the Dolomites of Belluno, Trento and Alto Adige. Make sure you stop to enjoy the magnificient view.
A horse-drawn tow takes the skiers to the slopes of the Badia Valley , where they proceed to Arabba, Padon and Marmolada. You will need to have a Dolomiti Superski skipass for free use of the skibus service.
What To See – Skiing Winter/Trekking Summer
Cortina is an endless source of activities and fun: with the professionals at the Cortina Adrenaline Center, thrills and chills are available to everyone: taxi-bob – snow rafting – crazy sledge – the Alpine Guide Group of Cortina organizes extreme skiing excursions along the steep slopes of the Dolomites.