Ski Chalets In Cortina Italy

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Ski Range 1,224m - 2,939m

Cortina is one of the most fashionable ski resorts in Italy, surrounded by the dramatic peaks of The Dolomites with ski lifts fanning off in different directions. The town centre is charming and not all of the visitors ski, meaning that there are few crowds or queues on the slopes. All the ski areas are linked by lifts or ski busses and the Sella Ronda can be reached by keen skiers and boarders.

The dramatic scenery of The Dolomites makes this one of the world’s most beautiful ski areas, enjoying the best of Italian and Austrian tradition. These mountains have a unique character, with dramatic high-rise pinnacles often glowing a soft pink in the early morning and a fiery red at sunset. The scenery is just awe-inspiring, with incredible views from every vantage point. 

 

Cortina ski school

The ski school in Cortina was the first Italian ski school, founded back in 1933 and there are a team of around 130 instructors for ski and snowboard as well as other disciplines including Freeride, Telemark and Freestyle.

The group lessons are from Sunday to Friday, 10am to 1pm. For skiers outside of the Christmas and New Year holidays, there is a full day course included on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 3pm with a lunch break and a set menu at agreed restaurants included in the price. Christmas and New Year holiday tuition times are 10am to 1pm from Sunday to Friday. 

Children will have a graded test to ensure that they go in the correct pass and there is a ski race, for those who wish to participate, every Thursday.

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GETTING TO CORTINA

Via Insbruck - Saturday Only

  • Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • Stansted
  • Bristol
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Edinburgh

Transfer time: 21/2  hours

Via Venice - for shorter transfers

  • Gatwick

Transfer time: 2 hours

ACTIVITIES FOR NON SKIERS

Ski packs

We are pleased to offer you a convenient pre-bookable service for ski/board and boot hire, tuition and lift passes. The big advantages are that everything is arranged for you in advance, prices are guaranteed against currency fluctuation, and you can relax and look forward to a smoother first day in resort. Your equipment hire and lesson vouchers will be in your Welcome Pack ready for you immediately on arrival, and your lift passes will be delivered to you either on arrival or by breakfast time on your first morning, so you can hit the slopes without delay.

Resort Facilities

Vast chice of shops, restaurants and bars, Ice Driving with go-karts and cars, Curling, Snow-shoe walks, Galleries, Museums, Ice stadium, Snow-kiting

NIGHTLIFE & APRES SKI

Cortina and the Veneto region has none of the Germanic culture that you find in the Sudtirol region and many of the villages in The Dolomites Ski Area. The resort is renowned for its shopping and you will see next season's fashion trends just by walking down Corsa Italia.

Après ski starts on the mountain with several bars to choose from, and in the resort itself, après ski is lively with plenty of fun to be experienced.

There’s a great choice of restaurants, giving ample choice in all price ranges for dining out on your Chalet Hotel hosts’ one night off.

SKIING IN Cortina

The resort of Cortina is set in a perfectly scenic snow bowl. There are 3 main local ski areas all easily reached by the resort ski shuttles. The two stage cable-car from the top of the resort goes to the wooded Folaria area, leading to dramatic and sunny runs below Cristallo and the runs around Mietres.
Another cable-car starts from the Olympic ice rink up to Tofana and this links to the Pomedes top station which has challenging red and black runs at the top and lots of cruisy, stylish blue runs lower down. Do not miss the ‘hidden valley’ which is reached via the Lagazuoi cable-car.

For keen skiers, The Dolomiti Superski runs can be reached via Alta Badia and Corvara, on one corner of the Sella Ronda. This can be reached by public bus as well as on skis.