With high-altitude slopes and stunning mountain huts, Cortina is one of the best places in the Dolomites for spring skiing.
The glittering snow below, the blue sky above, the sunny slopes all around. There's nothing like spring skiing!
When days become longer, temperatures higher and that spring feeling starts kicking in, it's not time to leave the slopes yet. Quite the opposite. Skiing and snowboarding become even more enjoyable: wake up to the birds singing in the sun, dress for a not-so-cold ski day and head to the slopes with the energising feeling of nature awakening
Cortina has a lot to offer for spring skiing. While most slopes and lifts tend to stay open until Easter, which usually happens between the end of March and early April, some are open for much longer.
The Faloria ski area is traditionally the one with the longest ski season of the whole Dolomites. Thanks to its altitude and exposure, it is among the most snowsure of the area. And it's not just about the quantity of snow, but also about its quality, which makes skiing on the area's 4 red and 5 black runs great throughout April. With a closing date normally set on 1st may, Mount Faloria is the place for spring skiing par excellence.
The terrace of Rifugio Faloria is ideal for sunbathing and eating in the spring sun while recharging between one ski session and the next. Its stunning, mountain-sdge location offers an incredible view on Cortina and the Tofane on one side and on the Punta Nera and Sorapiss on the other. Equally panoramic but with a cosier touch is Rifugio Capanna Tondi, at the top of the ski area.
Another great spot for spring skiing is Ra Valles. This is the highest part of the Tofana ski area, boasting Cortina's highest ski slope, starting at 2742 m. Indeed, the whole area is above 2000 m of altitude, which grants good snow conditions on its 3 red and 2 blue slopes until the closing date, usually around mid April. Here too one can enjoy a moment of relax with a staggering view: the terrace of Capanna Ra Valles, a mountain hut perched on the rocks and one of the highest places in Europe where you can enjoy a pizza.
Spring skiing in Cortina is an incredibly enjoyable experience. Take the pleasure of skiing in one of the most beautiful sceneries of the Alps, add still great snow conditions and garnish with a traditional meal on a sunny terrace. La Dolce Vita at altitude!
Check the opening dates of Cortina's lifts here.