Ski holidays in Cortina D’Ampezzo

The most fashionable ski resort in Italy with stunning scenery and great skiing

There’s only one! The Olympic resort of Cortina D’Ampezzo is one of the most filmed, photographed, skied and visited resorts in the Italian Alps. Located east of the Sellaronda circuit, it’s not called the 'Queen of the Dolomites' for nothing. It’s renowned for the excellent selection of skiing as well as superb accommodation, bars, restaurants and shopping. The main skiing areas are the Cortina Cube (Socrepes, Faloria and Mietres), Tofana, and Lagazuoi - 5 Torri, with plenty of challenging runs as well as some of the most amazing views. The areas are either linked by the impressive network of lifts or local ski buses and for Winter 2021 will see a number of new and improved lifts cutting both queues and CO2 emissions. The Tofana area has a women's downhill World Cup run, which Cortina hosts each January and this winter will hold the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February, inviting some of the worlds best skiers for an event not to be missed. For people-watchers, the evening highlight is the passeggiata (stroll) along the Corso Italia by fur-and-jewellery clad visitors from Milan and Venice wandering through antique shops, designer boutiques and bars.

Inghams operate a telephone rep service in Cortina. For a smoother in resort experience, we recommend pre-booking the following before you travel; Lift passes, ski equipment hire and/or tuition.

  • from£849pp
  • 32 rooms
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This hotel's been popular with Inghams guests for years. You can't beat the location - surrounded by incredible mountain views and close to the Tofanes ski area where the World Cup takes place. The atmosphere at the hotel is relaxing and informal, with really friendly staff and a cosy alpine feel. You can get to the centre of Cortina in around 15 minutes.

  • from£819pp
  • 48 rooms
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This is a comfy hotel in the centre of town. It's at the top of Cortina's main street - close to the shops, bars and restaurants and the ski bus stops right outside so it's very convenient. After skiing, grab a drink at the bar and chill out in front of the open fireplace.

  • from£1109pp
  • 122 rooms
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This hotel is a great choice if you're after something a bit special. It's got an old-world elegance and charm with staff who go out of their way to make you comfortable. A handy shuttle will take you to Cortina's high street or the lift any time you want. Back at the hotel you can enjoy the sophisticated bar and restaurant or the fab spa.

  • from£1089pp
  • Sleeps: 74-86
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The Hotel Parc Victoria is in the centre of town with good links to the ski lifts. Just a few step away in the main shopping streets of Cortina where people come from all around Italy to visit. 

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginners skiing in Cortina

The Socrepes area of the mountain has wonderful nursery slopes and is one of the best beginner's areas in the Dolomites with some great progression slopes.

Intermediates skiing in Cortina

The runs at Tofana are short but great for cruising. You will want to ski a few runs a couple of times as the scenery is breathtaking and this area normally has the best snow.

Advanced skiing in Cortina

Advanced skiers will enjoy the Lagazuoi Cinque Torri area where you will find a large selection of red runs and some challenging blacks with great north-facing snow. Another great area to head for is the 'hidden valley' red run from the Passo Falzarego cable-car, and of course you have to try the famous Sella Ronda.

Snowboarding in Cortina

There is a terrain park at Faloria with kickers, rails and a half-pipe open to skiers and boarders.

Cross-country skiing in Cortina

Enjoy 78km of trails throughout the area. One of the tracks is 30km long and follows an old railway from Fiames to Cortina.


Mountain facts
Area 140 km
Ski area Dolomiti Superski
Resort Altitude 1224m
Ski Alt. From 1224m
Ski Alt. To 2939m
Runs
49
35
13
Longest run 7 Km
Lifts Lifts 35, Chairlifts 25, Cable car 4, Draglifts 5, Gondolas 1
Lift Ski LockersYes
Local Pass Lifts35
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Mountain Restaurants77
Snow Cannons130
Snow Cannon Coverage95%
Cross Country Trails

78km of trails.

Off-piste OptionsNo
Slope DirectionN, E, S, W
Snowpark Info

1 (San Zan piste) - subject to conditions throughout the season

Things To Do
  • Snow Kiting
  • Ice karting
  • Climbing
  • Via ferrata
  • Ice stadium
  • Snowshoeing
  • Curling
  • Tobogganing
  • Galleries and Museums
  • Fat Biking
  • Local bus can be taken to Sella Ronda and Hidden Valley
Ski Extras

Winter 2020/21 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £69 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we'll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Learn to Ski Pack
6 days local pass, 6 days blue skis & boots, 6 days tuition (3 hrs per day)
Adult from £519 Child from £424

Learn to ski packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes Days Season Adult 
16-64yrs
Child
8-15yrs
Senior
65+
Dolomiti Superski Area Pass 6 L £194 £135 £174
M £249 £175 £225
H £278 £195 £249 
Cortina Local Area Pass 6 L £176 £124 £159
M £229 £159 £205
H £253 £177 £229

L (12 Dec - 19 Dec), M (10 Dec - 30 Jan & 21 Mar - end of season), H (20 Dec - 9 Jan & 31 Jan - 20 Mar)

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £71 £86 £119
Skis & Boots £110 £124 £170
Snowboard & Boots - £124 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots - £69 -
Snowboard & Boots - £69 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis/Boots - £54 -
Helmet - Free* -

* Free helmets for children up to 12yrs when ski/board are pre-booked

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult

Child 

4-12yrs†

Ski 6 3hrs per day £265 £265
Snowboard £265 £265

Classes start Sun.

Ski School times: 10am-1pm Sun,Mon,Tues and Thurs. Wed & Fri is 10am-3pm and includes lunch. 21 Dec - 2 Jan tuition runs 10am-1pm all week with no lunches included.

Snowboard school times: 10am-1pm daily 

†Child snowboard tuition=6-12yrs

Please note: Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked. Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information
Information about Cortina D’Ampezzo
Resort Code ITCT
Languages spoken Italian/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 46.548944
Longitude 12.140579
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturdays

To Innsbruck

From Gatwick
Manchester
Stansted
Edinburgh
Bristol
Birmingham

Transfer 3hrs by coach
Flight supplements may apply.

Private transfers and self drive are available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services: <p>Many</p>

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Ski bus info:

Free

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Dolomiti Super Ski Area is Europe's biggest
  • A classic Italian ski resort
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