Cortina is getting ready to celebrate the New Year. The traditional pedestrian centre of the Queen of the Dolomites with its bars, restaurants and boutique shops, the music, the trees and the Christmas lights offer a magic atmosphere.
New Year’s Eve is a night to celebrate! Restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and mountain huts offer special events, dinners and soirées to suit all tastes: whether with high hills or snowshoes, in the city centre or at high altitude, New Year’s Eve will offer everyone the opportunity to spend a great evening with fireworks and cheers.
Many reasons to celebrate
45 years of Dolomiti Superski
Not only has Cortina been part of the Dolomiti Superski carousel for 45 years, but it has also been among the first resorts joining of the Dolomiti Superski in 1974, together with Kronplatz, Alta Badia, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa and Arabba.
30 years of Best of the Alps
In 2019 Cortina will have been a member of the prestigious European association Best of the Alps for 30 years. Best of the Alps is a seal of quality uniting the 12 most traditional and exclusive alpine resorts with a long hospitality tradition, appreciated for the quality of their services and facilities and admired for their cultural, natural and environmental heritage. Not only is Cortina among the first resorts belonging to the association but also the only Italian one.
10 years of Dolomiti UNESCO
2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Dolomites being declared a World Natural Heritage Area. Indeed, in 2009, the UNESCO declared the Dolomites a World Natural Heritage for their unique and monumental beauty. "Dolomia" is the name of the particular type of rock predominant in this region. The unique mix of minerals present in the rock gives the mountains a special light shade, which is why they are also called "the pale mountains". However, at sunset and sunrise the Dolomites are set ablaze by the rays of the sun in a spectacle of colors ranging from pink to fiery red. This is the effect of the famous Enrosadira, or Alpenglow.
Cortina d'Ampezzo is the perfect place to wander and discover this uniquely beautiful world of immense vertical walls, spires and pinnacles, green valleys, high mountain pastures, forests, streams, alpine lakes, canyons and waterfalls.
In order to protect the natural heritage of the Dolomites, the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites was set up. The Park covers an area of 11,500 hectares north of the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo; the protected area contains no residential settlements or ski facilities, and includes some famous mountain ranges.
Professional mountain guides are available to help visitors get to know the Dolomites, the stories, and the flora and fauna that live in these spectacular mountains.
For further information and updates, please visit Cortina.dolomiti.org or contact:
Foreign Markets Office – Cortina Marketing Se.Am.
Eleonora Colli – email@example.com
Francesco Corte Colò – firstname.lastname@example.org
t. +39 0436 866252
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