Classic Freeriding around Cortina d’Ampezzo

Find the best powder in the Dolomites with these fantastic freeride routes.

Freeride Skiing Difficult, Severe

Also in Belluno, Italy

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Cortina d'Ampezzo
Cortina d'Ampezzo Photo: Manuel Bierbauer

Description

This historic ski town nestled in the Dolomites is known for its extensive skiing, lavish amenities and classic Italian charm. The resort is spread across three distinct areas, which all boast long winding slopes, forested terrain and a backdrop of stunning red-tinged peaks. A favourite holiday home hot spot for Milan’s well-heeled, you are more likely to find bustling crowds on the luxury shop-lined streets than you are queuing for the lifts - the relative emptiness on the slopes adds to Cortina’s overall excellent skiing experience.

Here’s a collection of freeride routes for varying ability levels. If you are looking for a classic off-piste line which is suitable for beginners, try Val Orita. Experienced freeriders who love the thrill of a steep descent should head to Tofana di Mezzo, 3244m.

Sources: Thorne, P. (2014) Powder- The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet. (2014) London: Quercus Editions Ltd. https://www.dolomitisuperski.com/en/Experience/Ski-areas/Cortina-d-Ampezzo

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