The Ski Area
Cortina has three areas:
Cortina Cube (Cristallo, Faloria, Mietres)
Lagazuoi / 5 Torri
The areas are connected by a free of charge ski bus and offer 85 km of slopes with 95% snow making facilities ensuring perfect snow conditions throughout the season, from November to April.
Cortina d'Ampezzo is part of Dolomiti Superski, one of the world’s largest ski circuits with 1,200 km ( 745 miles) of slopes across 12 ski regions, accessed with a single ski-pass.
24 slopes (5 black runs, 11 red runs, 8 blue runs) with a total of 44 km
The Faloria area has slopes at every level of difficulty and magnificent views of the Ampezzo Valley and the Dolomite peaks.
From Rio Gere a new 4-seater chairlift takes you to Son Forca and the slopes of Cristallo, famous for having been the launch pad for champion Alberto Tomba.
The Mietres area is specially adapted to children.
There are 12 mountain refuges in this area.
30 slopes (6 black runs, 12 red runs, 13 blue runs and 6 green runs) with a total of 47 Km
From the beginner slopes in the lower area you can quickly reach the technically demanding slopes higher up, such as the Canalone and the famous Schuss.
The Freccia nel Cielo cable car takes you up to Col Drusciè (middle station) and Ra Valles with the highest slopes in Cortina at 2.500m
Take the ski-tour Olympia route along the unforgettable slopes of the 1956 Olympic races, which today host the Women’s Ski World Cup.
There are 15 mountain refuges and restaurants in the area.
Only for expert skiers, the beautiful and scenic black run Vertigine Bianca is one of only two slopes in Cortina which are not prepped, giving skiers the possibility to enjoy fresh snow on an eco-friendly and zero impact run.
11 slopes (5 red runs, 6 blue runs) with a total of 29 Km
The 5 Torri area is connected to the Falzarego Pass by the Averau Troi lift.
A short cable car takes you from the Falzarego Pass to the Lagazuoi Refuge (2,750m), from where you can admire some of the most impressive Dolomite peaks, such as the Marmolada, the Sella group, the Civetta, the Pelmo and the Tofane.
The Great War Ski Tour takes skiers along the Dolomite front and skirts Col di Lana. The area boasts 12 mountain refuges and refreshment areas.
Super8 Ski Tour
The Super8 ski tour is a must-do experience when skiing in Cortina, with splendid views of the most famous Dolomite peaks.
Armentarola: The most fascinating slope in the Dolomites
The 8 ½ km long Armentarola is without a doubt the most famous slope in the Dolomites and one of the most beautiful ski runs in the world. Arriving from Cortina d’Ampezzo or Badia, take the Lagazuoi cable car from the Falzarego pass, which in only three minutes arrives at an altitude of 2.800m. Once you reach the top, stop to enjoy the breathtaking panorama from the terrace of the Lagazuoi refuge, famous throughout the world for its spectacular views of the Dolomite peaks.
The Armentarola slope unfolds along the foot of the imposing Fanes mountain, in an enchanting fairy-tale valley surrounded by majestic castles of rock and frozen waterfalls, making this magical descent an endless flow of thrills and surprises.
The only Italian mountain resort included in the Best of the Alps collection offers a full range of winter activities – both of the high adrenaline and slow mode variety
Cortina is also Queen of Italian lifestyle, culture and gastronomy and there is no lack of options for those wishing to savour the winter mountain without skis, or simply spend some time relaxing in slow mode. The resort offers a calendar packed with major international events.