Heralded as being ‘Queen of the Dolomites’ by Dolomite Super Ski area, Cortina d’Ampezzo has everything from stunning scenery to expansive uncrowded pistes. As you enter the resort you will be struck by the immense beauty of the red-tinged Dolomite peaks towering above the village. There is also a timeless and relaxed feel to the place, which is brought alive by its cosy bars, stylish shops and fine Italian restaurants.
Comprised of three distinct areas, Cortina is a world-class resort, having hosted the Winter Olympics back in 1956, and set to hold them again in 2026, in conjunction with Milan. There is also a whole host of great off-piste skiing in the area.
This guidebook contains some of the best ski tours that Cortina has to offer. For instance, Creste Bianche is an absolute must for experienced skiers, a legendary line of the Cristello mountain range, and one of the most thrilling off-piste descents in the Dolomites.
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