About Cortina

  • Altitude: 1224m
  • Total Lifts: 36
  • Pisted Area: 120km
  • Average Snowfall: 300

Italy’s most famous and stylish resort, often ranked along side St Moritz (you can play polo on snow at both), Cortina d’Ampezzo is certainly one of the world’s best known ski centres. The resort, beloved by James Bond Roger Moore and earlier Ernest Hemmingway, was host to the 1956 Winter Olympics. Notably, it will play Winter Olympic host for a second time in 2026, when it co-hosts the Winter Olympics with Milan.

Located in the wide sunny Ampezzo valley, Cortina is surrounded by the spectacular back drop of the Dolomites, with their famous vertical sides and pink rock. Despite being only 40km (25 miles) from the southern Austrian border, Cortina differs from most of the other resorts in the Dolomites in that there is no strong Germanic influence, common in the South Tyrol. Instead the resort is very Italian and very chic, beloved by the great and the good of Milan, Rome and Venice, many of whom have second homes here.

However, it’s not just a resort for spectacular views and luxury leisure. Cortina is a part of the absolutely huge Dolomiti Superski area, which offers 1,200km of slopes across twelve resorts and is a must-visit for serious skiers and snowboarders. The unique landscapes provide a backdrop for some of the world’s best ski runs, as well as impeccable gastronomy and cosy mountain huts. Skiers of all levels are sure to find themselves more than entertained with the area’s 1,200km of piste. If you do want to stay closer to home, the area local to Cortina offers a very respectable 120km of slopes and guarantees good snow conditions.

Cortina’s long history as a world class ski resort, dating from the sport’s earliest days, is reflected by the variety of long-standing annual international competitions staged here, including the Women’s Ski World Cup every January, national and international bobsleigh competitions, the Winter Polo Cup and a range of ice hockey, figure skating and curling events. More distant history is provided in the museums of Palaentology and Ethnology.


Ski with the Ski Club of Great Britain today!

The Ski Club is the UK’s oldest and largest snowsports membership organisation, dedicated to bringing skiers together to discover better skiing through an enthusiastic community! The Ski Club operates a dedicated Ski Club Rep in this resort, along with 28 other resorts across Europe and North America – ski with us today and find your best day ever on snow.

Alongside Reps, the Club offers a host of services to help you make the most of your time on snow, including travel insurance designed by skiers for skiers, exclusive discounts for our Members, a huge range of information online and in our magazine, amazing Ski Club Experiences, special events in the UK and broad plus incredible Ski Club Freshtracks holidays around the world for every taste in skiing.


Cortina Resort Video

Experience Cortina d'Ampezzo for yourself with their latest resort video

Cortina Piste Map

Wondering what the skiing is like in Cortina d'Ampezzo? Take a look at the local Cortina piste map here.

The Weather Forecast In Cortina d'Ampezzo

The Pistes in Cortina

Cortina Stats



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Drag Lifts


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High Capacity Lifts


Mountain Restaurants


Longest Run


Ski Pass Area

Dolomiti Superski