Itinerary: Cortina d'Ampezzo
The ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo is a real pearl of the Dolomites and one of the most exclusive resorts in the Alps
Cortina d'Ampezzo is probably the most famous Italian ski resort in the world, thanks to the beauty of the D'Ampezzo Dolomites and to the many beautiful ski slopes that alpine-skiing lovers appreciate. Beyond being one of the most exclusive Italian tourist destinations, Cortina d'Ampezzo boasts one of the most interesting skiing offers in the whole Dolomites area.
The beautiful Ski Areas such as Faloria, Tofana and Lagazuoi-5 Torri include many ski slopes that are able to satisfy all the skiers' needs, from the beginner to the most experienced one, as well as the needs of families with children. In fact, many different types of slopes are available, each of them with different exposures and well covered with snow, thanks to the modern and efficient snowmaking system.
The ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo is part of a wider complex, the so-called "Dolomiti Superski". It is the largest ski area in the world and where Cortina is the most beautiful and important resort. The famous ski slope Tofana is nestled in an enchanting fir forest, and it is one of the most beautiful slopes of the whole area, characterized by continuous changes in elevation and grade. Want something extremely impressive? Then, the off-piste slope Tofanine is for you: while skiing there, the feeling of leaving the chaos far away will be with you constantly!
In the Tofana area, those who do not simply like skiing will find a special snow park dedicated to the freestyle discipline. The fans of cross-country skiing will also find several kilometers of beaten paths for classic and skate skiing.
To sum up: Cortina d'Ampezzo is the perfect place where to indulge in the most different winter sports, from ice skating to sledding, from hockey to bob. And, if you are a ski beginner, many efficient and well-equipped ski schools are just waiting for you, to help you come home with some knowledge and tons of good memories!
Also, you can try a trip with a snowmobile or simply have long walks in this pristine pure beauty. You will be able to enjoy your holiday in the most relaxing and blissful ways: there are around tens of bars and cafes where to taste a hot cup of mulled wine, a tasty mug of chocolate cake, or a glass of Bombardino, a hot drink based on cream, zabaglione, brandy and coffee, to be accompanied by beautiful and mouth-watering slices of cakes or cookies.
After descending on some tricky slopes you can visit some churches, a museum of modern art, and charming castles in the city or in the surroundings. Along Corso Italia, the main street of the town you will find many elegant shops where to buy local products. When it is time to relax, enjoy some time in one of the many beauty spas, to finish off your day in a perfect way!
Some pics of Cortina d'Ampezzo area: enjoy the spectacular views, the magnificent slopes and the great skiing!