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Winter in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina d'Ampezzo ski resort comprises  Cortina, San Vito di Cadore, Auronzo and  Misurina venues. 
The ski venues  have something to offer to skiers of all levels and abilities: ski runs for beginners and experts, snowboarders, free-ride and free-style enthusiasts alike.

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The Super8 Ski Tour winds its way around Mounts Averau and Lagazuoi with a 16 km-long  8-shape. It offers breathtaking  views of the most famous Dolomite peaks like  Tofana, Pelmo, Civetta, Marmolada, Fanes, Averau, 5 Torri, Conturines.
A can't miss slope is undoubtedly the 7.5 km-long  Armentarola, descending gently from Mt Lagazuoi down to Alta Badia, among snow clad mountains and  frozen ice falls. A highlight is the last part of the tour, where skiers are pulled by a horse carriage.

The Great War Ski Tour develops over eighty kilometers amid war historical and naturalistic highlights, across three Italian provinces, along perfectly groomed pistes/runs, exciting elevations and stunning views of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
In wintertime, the whole tour requires one day only: ski buses, lifts and slopes create a ring skirting Col di Lana and  touching Giau and Falzarego passes, the Badia valley, Arabba and Alleghe. es  have something to offer to skiers of all levels and abilities: ski runs for beginners and experts, snowboarders, free-ride and free-style enthusiasts alike.

13 black diamond ski runs for real experts


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Cortina ski area features as many as 13 black diamond ski runs , where the most advanced  skiers can test their abilities down these exciting slopes. Five of these are situated  on the Faloria ski area: the Vitelli Olympic, the Canalone Franchetti, the Stratondi, the Bigontina and the brand new Scoiattolo ski runs.
The Tofana area also features five exciting black runs for expert skiers: the Olympic Stratofana, host of the Alpine Ski World Cup races, the Vertigine Bianca, just renovated for the World Championships downhill races, the Labirinti, the Col Druscié A, also renovated in view of the Worlds, and the spectacular Forcella Rossa, where every year ski enthusiasts  compete for the highest number of runs.
There are two other black slopes awaiting skiers in Auronzo, the Fedo and La Pala slopes, and one in San Vito di Cadore, the Ciastel slope.

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Skiing Surrounded by History, Art, and Culture in the Dolomites


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LAGAZUOI EXPO DOLOMITI
A cable car suspended amid the clouds, a vantage point to admire the beauty of the mountains at 2778 m, this is Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti. The exhibit space, officially opened in February 2018, hosts meetings, congresses and exhibitions to appreciate art and culture in a privileged site: the Dolomite summits. 

WALKING THROUGH HISTORY
War history can be relived at sunset, through the tales of reenactors dressed in vintage uniforms, while snowshoeing on the trails by the rocky walls of the restored emplacement of Col Gallina stronghold,  accompanied by Alpine Guides.

THE MOST EXTENDED OPEN AIR MUSEUM OF WORLD WAR 1
Extended over a 5-km area, the largest open air museum of the Great War includes the Lagazuoi, Cinque Torri, Sass de Stria and Forte Tre Sassi museums and can be also reached on skis.

ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY 
Astronomy enthusiasts have the opportunity to observe the night sky at the Helmut Ullrich Observatory on Col Druscié, under the expert guide of  Cortina Stelle amateur astronomers. Gazing at the sky through the telescopes to discover the magic of the universe, wandering among nebulae, planets, and constellations.

A Family-friendly Winter Holiday


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Cortina d'Ampezzo ski area, in addition to offering a rich number of slopes and cutting-edge ski facilities for every type of skier, is also an ideal place for the family.

The predisposition towards the families is one of the main objectives of the whole Ampezzo ski area and its services: slopes and equipped school camps, dedicated and specialized ski schools for children, locations and refreshment points with reserved areas are just some of the numerous possibilities that the family can discover in the Cortina area.

These are the areas where the family she will feel pampered and satisfied and where she will find each tipe of answer according to its needs:

Dolomiti Wellness


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After a long exciting ski day, what's better than some mile-high  relaxation? There are many refuges in Cortina d'Ampezzo ski area that offer many possibilities for the winter season to enjoy the Dolomite panorama in complete relaxation and wellness too:

  • Exactly at an altitude of 2,752 meters, here is the Lagazuoi refuge managed by the Pompanin family since 1965. Here you cannot miss the highest altitude sauna in the Dolomites, with a breathtaking 360° panorama of the Dolomites.
  • Do you want to relax even more? The Faloria hut is for you! In addition to the magnificent terrace with an extraordinary solarium and a wonderful panoramic view, available to guests, the Faloria Refuge offers the opportunity to relax further thanks to a renewed wellness area with sauna and jacuzzi.
  • The high altitude starry sky and in front of the Scoiattoli refuge the wonderful 5 Torri, it is a dream come true thanks to an experience you have to discover: here is the "Bath Barrel" of the Lorenzi family. Immersed in hot water, sipping champagne you can relax, next to the refuge, in one of the most characteristic scenarios of all the Dolomites.
  • Located outdoors, it has a magnificent view over the mountain area surrounding Cortina, the Finnish sauna at the Mietres hut, is an excellent opportunity to relax and benefit from its cozy warmth after a climb on foot, ski mountaineering or with snowshoes. Enjoying this space designed for those who want to try an experience different from those of a spa was our long-standing dream.

Snowshoes Experience


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Even non-skiers can enjoy the snow clad Dolomite mountains hiking and walking along their great trails: snowshoeing at Ravalles at sunset or around the war emplacements at Col Gallina to discover the most intimate features of the mountains. Ski touring and snowshoeing lovers can reach Rifugio Col de Varda and once there can continue to Rifugio Città di Carpi or Malga Maraia.

Before venturing on the mountains, hikers are strongly advised to check weather and snow conditions. For your safety, we suggest hiring an Alpine Guide or a Professional to best enjoy the winter trails.