Olympia delle Tofane

Cortina d'Ampezzo

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Cortina 2021 Women's Downhill, Superg and Giant Slalom slope

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
2.4 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
750 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
32˚
Olympia delle Tofane Map

One of the most well-known and iconic runs of Cortina d'Ampezzo: it will host the Women's Downhill, Super-G and Giant Slalom competitions during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Cortina 2021.

Description

The slope has hosted ski competitions during the 1956 Winter Olympics and hosts every year the Women's Ski World Cup competitions. In addition, in 1990 the famous local athlete Kristian Ghedina won the Downhill competition on this very slope.

In its 2,560 meters of length, it has some notorious tricky passages: the Schuss, with a maximum slope grade of 65%, where the athletes jump and reach a maximum speed of 140 kilometers per hour, right between two huge rocks. The ""Duca d'Aosta jump”, the ""Delta turn” and the ""Scarpadon"" are three additional key challenging parts. In the final section, the slope grade decreases and the athletes have to keep up their speed in order to face the final traverse and jump.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Similar routes nearby

Guidebooks in this area