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Cortina d'Ampezzo

Overview

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 and no crowds.

The scenery is just jaw-droppingly wonderful. The town is ringed by dramatic limestone towers and cliffs, tinged pink at dawn and dusk. 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 S├╝dtirol, 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. 

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. 

 




Offslope/apres ski

Cortina is a lively social whirl in high season. There are some good wine bars, often doing excellent cheese and meats too - try Enoteca, La Suite and LP26, or alternatively Bar Sport is the place for grappa.

Off the slopes there is lots to do, with popular walks and plenty of upmarket shops. Activities include swimming and skating and there is also a planetarium and an observatory at Col Druscie. There are regular ice hockey matches , and there is also The Country Club spa. Snowshoeing, tobogganing, snow-kiting, and snowmobiling are other activities on offer.

 

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. 




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
1
Hotel & Apartments:
8
Pistes:
1220 kms
Resort height:
1224 metres
Top station:
3342 metres

Suitability

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

Positives

  • Magnificent Dolomite setting
  • Marvellous for novices
  • Sella Ronda area within reach
  • Attractive, very Italian town
  • No queues

Negatives

  • Modest area of slopes, split into several separate areas
  • Erratic snow record
  • Expensive by Italian standards
  • Still quite a few slow lifts

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Chalet Hotel Parc Victoria

Chalet Hotel Parc Victoria REF: AIC091

This classically Italian, attractive hotel is full of character with exposed wood beams and feature panelling in the lounge, bar and dining room. Larg...

Resort : Cortina d'Ampezzo , Italy
Sleeps : 74 - 86
Rating : 8 stars
From
£599 PP
for 7 days
Grand Hotel Miramonti Majestic

Grand Hotel Miramonti Majestic REF: AI0285

Overlooking the stunning village of Cortina, this classic hotel has hosted many famous names in the past and has maintained a reputation for excellent...

Resort : Cortina d'Ampezzo , Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 10 stars
From
£1088 PP
for 7 days
Grand Hotel Savoia

Grand Hotel Savoia REF: AI0388

This superior hotel once a grand stately home has been redesigned with modern interiors and a host of facilities and services. The public rooms are we...

Resort : Cortina d'Ampezzo , Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 10 stars
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Hotel Ancora

Hotel Ancora REF: AI0387

The Hotel Ancora has been owned and managed by the same family since 1826. Flavia and Renato’s passion for high quality hospitality shines throu...

Resort : Cortina d'Ampezzo , Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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Hotel Concordia

Hotel Concordia REF: AI0286

Well situated in the historic heart of Cortina, this 4 star, Belle Epoque style hotel offers a perfect blend of sophistication and comfort. The Concor...

Resort : Cortina d'Ampezzo , Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Cristallo

Hotel Cristallo REF: AEI166

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World group, the iconic Hotel Cristallo boasts outstanding views of the surrounding mountains and is a short shu...

Resort : Cortina d'Ampezzo , Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 10 stars
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Hotel Majoni

Hotel Majoni REF: AI0427

The Hotel Majoni enjoys a great position in the centre of Cortina at the top of the famous ‘Corso Italia’, the main walk way through the v...

Resort : Cortina d'Ampezzo , Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
From
£838 PP
for 7 days
Sport Hotel Barisetti

Sport Hotel Barisetti REF: AI0284

The Sport Hotel Barisetti has been a favourite withour guests for many years and is located in a prime position close to one of the main cable-cars. T...

Resort : Cortina d'Ampezzo , Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 7 stars
From
£828 PP
for 7 days