Cortina d’Ampezzo is a truly captivating ski town with an equally spectacular mountain setting. This is the place for long lunches, skiing adventures and designer shopping. It is without doubt the place to be seen in the Italian Alps. Where Switzerland has Verbier and St Moritz, France has Courchevel and Megeve, Italy has the one and only Cortina. One of the most elegant and fashionable Alpine ski resorts, it is recognised as the true jewel of the Dolomites
Cortina is one of the 12 resorts making up the Dolomiti Super Ski with access to 1,200km of runs – plenty to keep any keen skier or snowboarder occupied for a lifetime! Being the place to be, rather than just a place to ski, the slopes of Cortina are often quiet and lift queues non-existent at times.
The local Cortina area offers 115km of pistes, featuring the beautiful area of Pomedes that is perfect for any beginners or nervous skiers.
For those who have already mastered their turns, there are stunning tree lined blues and reds, an abundance of off-piste and some steep and challenging blacks, all set amongst a dramatic and beautiful landscape.
The heart of the resort is the cobbled Corso Italia, which is lined with chic boutiques selling designer clothes, jewellery, antiques and art. The soaring, floodlit church campanile at the heart of the Corso also adds to the atmosphere.
There are an abundance of restaurants, offering an eclectic mix of international and local traditional cuisine. Après ski is generally quite low key with a number of wine bars and pubs. Bar Sport in the centre of town is a popular hangout with a great vibe at all times of the day.