Italy, The Dolomites Ski Area
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 Sella Ronda 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 (Crystal, 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. The Tofana area has a women's downhill World Cup run, which Cortina hosts each January. 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.
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 Dolomities 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
With around 78km of trails, one of which follows an old railway from Fiames to Cortina, which is a 30km track.
78km of trails.
1 (San Zan piste)
The Hotel Majoni is a traditional hotel in a great position in the centre of Cortina. Just 700m from the Faloria cable car, ski bus stops outside. This comfortable and pleasant hotel has spacious public rooms and provides great service along with a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition
LEARN TO SKI - SAVE UP TO £80
6 day local pass, 6 days 'Blue' ski and boot hire, 6 days tuition (3hrs per day)
Adult from £513 Child** from £437
SKI SAVER - SAVE UP TO £60
6 days area lift pass, 6 days 'Red' ski hire* & 3 days tuition (3hrs per day)
Adult from £437
|Senior 65yrs*||Adult 16-64yrs||Youth 8-15yrs††||
|Area Pass Entire Dolomites inc. Marmolada Glacier||6||SP||£174||£193||£135||FREE|
|Local Area Pass (Cortina d'Ampezzo, Vito Cadore, Auronzo & Misurina)||6||SP||£159||£176||£124||FREE|
Super Premiere (15-21 Dec), Super Sun (16 Mar - end of season), M (5 Jan-1 Feb), H (22 Dec - 4 Jan & 2 Feb-15 Mar). †born after 25/11/10 when parents pre-book same pass. ††born after 25/11/02 *born before 25/11/53.
|Adult||Skis/boots||£80 / £41||£99 / n/a||£136 / £57|
|Snowboard & boots||-||£139||-|
||Skis/boots||-||£49 / £27||-|
|Snowboard/boots||-||£49 / £27||-|
Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.
*Helmet is FREE when skis/board are pre-booked (it is obligatory that children under 14 years wear a helmet on the slopes).
|Tuition||Days||Hours||Adult 12yrs +||Child 4-11yrs*|
|6||3hrs per day||£272||£272|
|Snowboard||6||3hrs per day||£272||£272|
*Child snowboard tuition = 6-12yrs
Tuition starts Sun and runs 10am-1pm except Weds & Fri which run 10am-3pm* (subject to change).
*6 day course includes lunch on Weds & Fri
Note: from 20/12/18 -02/01/19 lessons are 3hrs all week, no afternoon class or lunch included
Prices, times and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.
Resort Code: ITCT
Languages spoken: Italian/English
Time difference: GMT+1
Flights depart Saturdays
Transfer 2½hrs by coach
Flight supplements may apply.
Transfer 1¾hrs 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
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