Cortina d’Ampezzo is Italy’s most fashionable resort, set in the magnificent Dolomites. The ring road keeps traffic away from its cobbled centre where you will find high-end jewellery and boutique shops selling the big luxury brands and designer shops. At the weekends, it can be very busy, when the well-heeled from the Italian cities arrive on mass.
The town’s setting fringed with the limestone peaks of the Dolomites, that change a dramatic pink at dawn and sunset is outstandingly beautiful, probably one of the best sights from any ski resort, anywhere!
Cortina attracts more than a few upmarket guests from the major cities in Italy, as well as its fair share of international visitors. Some of these guests arrive in Ferraris wearing fur coats and carrying small dogs. Promenading in the popular Corso Italia at 5pm is far more important than skiing for the “Rich Set”, 70% of whom never set foot on the slopes. This is good news for the rest of us more serious skiers!
The skiing is good for all levels if you consider the ample off-piste skiing available. The Sella Ronda is within reach by bus, there is more good skiing to be had. The local area offers up a ski range from 1225m to 2930m covering 115km of pistes.
Beginners will especially enjoy Cortina, it has one of the best and largest nursery slopes and the progression slopes are superb.
Non-ski activities are as you would expect when 70% of the visitors don’t ski, the choices are extensive. There are 70km of trails for cross-country skiers, spas, shopping, ice skating, hockey matches and swimming to name a few.
We offer a limited choice of accommodation, by far the most popular is the Chalet Hotel Parc Victoria. This tour operator run hotel offers exceptional value for money is what was once the grandest hotel in Cortina, officially rated as a 4*.... Read more