Cortina d’Ampezzo is the only Italian town to be part of the prestigious European Association of Best of the Alps, the international quality label that brings together the 12 most famous and exclusive resorts of the entire Alpine area, destinations sought by tourists from around the world.
The definitive consecration of Cortina d’Ampezzo to a sports resort of absolute prestige and a privileged destination for the holidays takes place during the Winter Olympics of 1956, when the Olympic Games are broadcast live on television for the first time in Italy.
Cortina d’Ampezzo is nowadays a tourist destination of excellence and the chosen location for numerous international sporting events, with over 25 editions of the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup, Nordic skiing events, the Snowboard World Cup, the World Cup Freeride and sporting events of the many outdoor disciplines. But there is an even more ambitious project in the near future: Cortina will host the Alpine Ski World Championships in February 2021. During this period of the event, the ski champions from 70 nations will compete for the 11 world titles of descent, super G, giant, slalom and, for the first time, individual parallel.
Cortina offers entertainment throughout the year with 450 ski lifts and 1,220 kilometers of passable slopes for ski lovers, whereas during the summer season more than 400 km of paths await you, to spend days outdoors surrounded by unspoilt nature. Routes suitable for all types of sports, for the most trained and for those who want to relax while admiring the breathtaking views.