Cortina d Ampezzo Travel Guide

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Cortina d Ampezzo Travel Guide

Cortina d Ampezzo Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Venice
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 1224m
  • Ski Season: December - April
  • Mountain Range: Dolomites
  • Number of Lifts: 51
  • Highest Lift (metres): 2932m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 1050m
  • Number of Slopes: 56
  • Snowboarding: yes: park and half-pipe
  • Cross Country (km): 48km

Cortina d Ampezzo Ski Information

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There are a range of attractions located near Cortina, a good place to start is to head off to the Ciasa de ra Regoles, which houses the Palaeontologic Museum and the Ethnographic Museum of the Ampezzo Valley. Both museums house exhibits on the history of the region and its people and animals. For the more adventurous, paragliding offers a great way to experience Cortina from a whole new perspective.

  • Languages: Croatian
  • Temperatures: 6°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: Police: 112
  • Population: 8000
  • Religion: 84% Roman Catholic
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The Apres Ski scene in Cortina is very lively, and there are many options available. There are a number of nightclubs and bars, which all offer great venues to party and have some fun all night long. The resort also has a large variety of shops, which sell pretty much anything you could need or want, as well as offer equipment for hire. There are also a wide range of excellent restaurants, which offer traditional; Italian; and French cuisine. Other facilities on offer include a sports centre; a gym; a swimming pool; an ice rink; saunas; and hot tubs.


Cortina D'Ampezzo is one of the best ski resorts in Italy, and is in the same group as Courchevel; St Moritz and Lech/Zurs. The resort has a great atmosphere and is classically Italian, with a lively Apres Ski scene. This is where the affluent Italians go to get away and have some fun. Most of the runs are best suited for beginners and intermediates, while experts will have to look around for some good off-pistes and black runs. There is an excellent park and half-pipe for snow boarders. The disadvantages of Cortina is that it is quite expensive, and the ski area isn't served by a good lift system, which means you might have to wait in line for a while. This is the place to go if you want to rub shoulders with the richer Italians, and see what there ALpine scene is like.

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