RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Cortina d'Ampezzo
The ski resort Cortina d’Ampezzo is located in Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy, Venetia (Veneto), Belluno). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 120 km of slopes available. 35 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,224 and 2,924 m.
The winter sport offering in Cortina includes the FREE DOLOMITES – unlimited fun for adrenaline junkies: perfect slopes for all levels and techniques, the most vertical black slope in the entire Dolomiti Superski area for those who want to put their skiing to the ultimate test, a brand new snowpark for freestyle skiers, the most beautiful ski-touring routes in the Dolomites, breathtaking off-piste skiing, trend sports such as snow-kiting, ice-driving, heli-skiing, ice-climbing, winter Vie Ferrate and much more; and for fans of the Slow Life philosophy, SLOW DOLOMITES – Nature that moves you, interesting cross-country trails, magical snowshoe excursions in the fabled forests of the Ampezzo Dolomites Nature Park, and Slow-Ski, the latest ski trend for Nature-lovers on dedicated slopes in the Faloria ski area, equipped with relaxation areas and benches where skiers can take a break and enjoy the Dolomite panorama.
Europe, Italy, Venetia (Veneto)
Season: November – April
Ski pass price: 52 €
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| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
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| LIFTS OPEN
| LAST SNOWFALL
Thu 09 Apr
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Snow history for Cortina d'Ampezzo
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Cortina d’Ampezzo?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 10 has been the most insecure with 128,5 cm snow depth on average in Cortina d’Ampezzo.
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Cortina d'Ampezzo
There is nowhere quite like Cortina. A famous racing town and host of the 1956 Olympics, it certainly has some serious skiing. But it is also Italy’s most fashionable resort, and many visitors take their lunching and early-evening parading/shopping more seriously than their skiing. The result is that pressure on the slopes is low. No queues, no crowds, pistes rarely reduced to boilerplate by heavy traffic. We have had some of our most enjoyable piste skiing here. And don’t let this talk of fashion put you off. More of the visitors are driving Fords than Ferraris – though we concede few are driving Cortinas. And lodgings need not be expensive: there are more three-star than four-star hotels, and Inghams now run a good-value chalet hotel right on the focal Corso Italia. The scenery is just jaw-droppingly wonderful. The town is ringed by dramatic limestone towers and cliffs, tinged pink at dawn and dusk. We were back here in 2015, and our jaws dropped once again. Cortina is a sizeable town spread across a wide, impossibly scenic bowl. Although it runs World Cup races, it is not a hard-core ski resort – 70% of all Italian visitors don’t step on to the slopes. By 5pm everybody is cruising the Corso Italia in smart gear and laden with big bags containing additional supplies of smart gear. Cortina is pure Italy. The Veneto region has none of the Germanic culture that you’ll find in parts of the Südtirol, only a few miles away. It now attracts more than a few Russians. Within reach to the west is the Alta Badia, with Corvara at one corner of the Sella Ronda circuit – all on the Superski megapass. It can be reached by public bus, but is much easier by tour-op coach, taxi or your own car.
- Magnificent Dolomite setting
- Marvellous for novices
- Sella Ronda area within reach, just
- Attractive, very Italian town
- Modest area of slopes, split into several separate areas
- Erratic snow record
- Expensive by Italian standards
- Still quite a few slow lifts
Source: Ski Club of Great Britain
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