Winter Ski Season Bliss

Ski experiences to do not get any better than at the Dolomites Super Ski, one of the world’s largest ski circuits spanning 12 regions in an area 745 mi (1,200 km) across.

May 2, 2017

A Winter Paradise in the Alps and a UNESCO Heritage Site

Look no further than Cortina D’ampezzo when searching for the “mecca” of winter sports. Christened the Queen of the Dolomites, Cortina D’Ampezzo hosted the Winter Olympic Games for the first time in Italy in 1956. The area, located in Belluno province of the Veneto region, boasts of UNESCO Dolomite Mountains.

Ski experiences to do not get any better than at the Dolomites Super Ski, one of the world’s largest ski circuits spanning 12 regions in an area 745 mi (1,200 km) across. Both breathtaking because of the views and challenging due to its great expanse, for seasoned skiers this is a ‘must do’.

A world-renowned ski haven, Cortina offers modern ski lifts connecting the slopes in the ski area and excellent snow-making facilities, which cover 90% of the slopes guaranteeing the ski season from November to April. Cortina Winter Polo, the Tour de Ski, The Alpine Ski World Cup, and ice hockey are some of the international sports events hosted annually in the area.

Rest assured for a sensational winter skiing escape, Cortina is the place to be.

Get unique experiences with numerous ways to revel in the snow:

1. Snow kite

With special skis, a kite and a board, enjoy high-speed leaps and turns coupled with amazing views and new experience at the mountains.

2. Cross country skiing

Guaranteed snow set in the mountain scenery at Cortina D’Ampezzo Natural Reserves Park offers Pistes and services for the sports enthusiast.

3. Skiing

Monte Civetta, Monte Elmo, and Marmolada are together linked to offer 66 slopes of sensational alpine skiing in the spectacular Dolomites scenery.

4. Mountaineering

Mountain hiking ideal for the lovers of nature who would enjoy an uphill and downhill ski in slow mode to maximize the unique scenery of the majestic Dolomites mountains.

5. Off-Piste skiing

Double your fun and adrenaline rush as you ski fresh snow in its natural condition on the Alps of the UNESCO heritage site, the Dolomites.

Visit Cristallo Resort to learn more about winter sports in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

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