Off the race track 22/02/2021

The long tradition of alpine skiing in Cortina

Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of the original Alpine destinations, part of a small group of pioneer towns where mountain tourism begun. These are the places where winter and summer mountain sports developed and which hosted the early editions of some events that have now become world famous, including the Winter Olympics.

Off the race track 17/02/2021

Building up to the events: news and improvements for the World Ski Championships and 2026 Winter Olympics

The excitement for the World Ski Championships is palpable in Cortina: it was since the preparation for the 1956 Olympics that the town did not live such an intense phase of joint public and private investment and renovations, involving different sectors and infrastructure: accommodation, roads, electricity lines, high-speed fiber, ski lifts and slopes.

Off the race track 15/02/2021

Cortina’s two and a half World Ski Championships

From the second edition ever to 2021, Cortina is one of the few destinations in the World with such a strong and lasting bond with the history of skiing. Including the cursed Championships of 1941.

Off the race track 12/02/2021

Night shifts on the slopes: the backstage work of the track crew

As the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are taking place in Cortina, over 450 people are working to prepare the tracks, with 20 snow groomers and 25 quads, in order to provide the athletes with the best possible racing conditions.

Off the race track 11/02/2021

The Olympic story of piste-side mountain lodges

In the early decades of Alpine tourism, visitors were drawn to the mountain by a deep, almost mystical longing for discovery, exploration and epic sports. While times have changed – and so have tourists – those early days have left a heritage that is still very tangible in the Dolomites: mountain lodges.

Off the race track 10/02/2021

Kristian Ghedina and his silver-medal ravioli

Kristian Ghedina, Ghedo for friends and fans, is Cortina's local world champion, one of the best Italian downhillers of the 1990s and ambassador of the 2021 World Ski Championships.

Alpine flavours 01/02/2021

Cheese Canederli

Stale bread, some cheese and a few other ingredients: canederli are a great example of how simple products can become a very tasty dish. Once a dish of leftovers, today the canederli are considered a local delicacy and can be found in virtually all of Cortina’s mountain huts as well as in some of its most elegant restaurants.

News 01/02/2021

Countdown video: 7 days to the World Ski Championships

Seven days before the opening ceremony, Cortina celebrates the World Ski Championships (7th-21st February) to the tune of Puccini’s "Nessun dorma".

Cortina and the Olympic Games 26/01/2021

A promising anniversary: 65 years since Cortina’s Olympic Games

Cortina, Queen of the Dolomites, celebrates sixty-five years since the opening ceremony of its first Winter Olympic Games.

Alpine flavours 22/01/2021

Beetroot Casunziei: Cortina’s traditional dish

Cortina's most typical recipe brings together the simple ingredients of the mountain and the homely feeling of a family gathering.

Alpine flavours 24/12/2020

Spiced Biscuits

Even though spiced biscuits are not a traditional Alpine recipe, we find they match perfectly Cortina’s Christmas atmosphere: snowy landscapes, cosy homes, stunning mountains and shared moments.

Alpine flavours 15/12/2020


The zelten is a typical cake of the Dolomites, a recipe that can be found in local cookbooks from the 18th century. With the sweetness and energy of loads of dried fruits, the zelten is just perfect for December's long evenings.

News 07/12/2020

How to enjoy a sustainable winter holiday in Cortina and the Dolomites

Cortina d’Ampezzo, also known as the Queen of the Dolomites, is an ideal spot for a sustainable holiday. With a series of activities to enjoy winter responsibly as well as hotels and restaurants following environmental best practices, the destination invites its guests to use a sustainable approach and go back to the essential.

Alpine flavours 04/12/2020

Festive recipes: a gift for you

Traditional recipes are an unmissable part of Christmas Holidays in Cortina. Find out all the recipes by Monica Giustina (One Cake in a Million) for sweet holidays.

News 26/11/2020

A new Michelin star elevates Cortina’s excellent food scene

Cortina salutes the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World with a new Michelin star and eight restaurants awarded by the Michelin and Gambero Rosso guides.