Cortina d'Ampezzo

Overview

Fantastically scenic resort with a true upmarket feel, Cortina is blessed with an abundance of well maintained intermediate slopes and a plethora of restaurants for those indulgently long lazy lunch stops. If this is your idea of what a ski holiday should be all about then Cortina is the resort for you. If you are after dawn to dusk piste bashing then there are many more suitable resorts.

In Cortina 70% of Italian visitors don't bother taking to the slopes, that pretty much sums up Cortina for the upmarket visitors from Rome and Milan. This does however leave the slopes of Cortina quiet during most weeks of the season. 

Positive

Wonderful Dolomite scenery

Great nursery slopes

Vast Superdolomiti ski area

No queues

Negative

  • Separate ski areas
  • Can be crowded in town
  • Little expert terrain

Offslope/apres ski

Lively and animated with the Clipper bar coming highly recommended

Our View

Upmarket and swish ideal for beginners and intermediates but with less for expert skiers that wish to remain on the piste. Some great off-piste possibilities. 

At a glance

Chalets:
1
Hotel & Apartments:
8
Pistes:
140 kms
Resort height:
1225 metres
Top station:
2930 metres

Suitability

Experts:
2 stars
Intermediates:
4 stars
Beginners:
4 stars
Non-Skiers:
5 stars
Scenery:
5 stars
Resort charm:
4 stars
Nightlife:
4 stars