Cortina d’Ampezzo Ski Area is one of the most beautiful and equiped among the alpine mountains, with 115 km of ski runs, served by 37 ski lifts, perfectly snowy from December to the beginning of April, also thanks to a modern system of artificial snow. It is divided in three zones connected with the city by a free skibus service.
The first one is Faloria-Cristallo-Mietres, with ski runs for all the abilities, with a magnificent sight on Conca Ampezzana. In fact, at the departure of the chair lift to Forcella Staunies (2930 meters), inside Cristallo mountain group, the employees don’t forget to wish you a good view of the landscape. Mietres is instead a particularly proper place for children and families, with pleasant ski-runs across woods and one reserved to sleds.
The second is the Tofane Ski Area which is very various: there are ski runs for the beginners in its low part, and technically difficult ones like the Canalone and the famous Schuss that can be reached by the chair lift (6 seats) Tofana Express. Climbing by Freccia del Cielo cableway up to 2500 meters in Ravalles Area, you can find a qualitatively perfect snow during the whole winter.
Finally, by the Skitour Olimpia, you can try the Winter Olimpiades in 1956 ski runs that every year hosts the competitions of Female Ski World Cup.
The third zone, Lagazuoi-Cinque Torri is connected to the Tofana by a free skibus and it is all practicable by skis; it offers a lot of ski runs, large, with panoramic views, great gradients and fantastic landscapes. From the Passo Falzarego, you can reach Rifugio Lagazuoi (2752 mt) in a few minutes by cableway, in front of the Marmolada mountain, the Tofane and other majestic peaks.
The famous Armentarola ski run starts here, it is the longest and the most panoramic one among the Dolomiti, surrounded by austere rocky walls and unusual frozen waterfalls. Armentarola allows to connect, always by skis, to the Val Badia ski runs, in Alto Adige. Here you can also try the Great World War Tour, an itinerary across the military front skiing across Badia, Arabba, Civetta and Marmolada areas.
In this white heaven, you can choise a lot of ski runs, given that Cortina Ski Area also includes Auronzo-Misurina and San Vito di Cadore, inside Dolomiti Superski, the largest ski carousel in the world.
For more informations: Cortina Turismo
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