To the west of Cortina, it is possible to visit the Falzàrego pass characterized by a rural landscape, covered with stone masses and solitary fir trees. Many activities are available: clean trekking paths, rock gyms, mountain bike trails. Spending a night in a shelter it is possible to witness extraordinary sunsets and delicate sunrises which colour the sky pink and reflect different shades of light on the mountains, a step away from the skies. The area known as Giau Pass at 2236 m is an interesting place due to the archaeological remains retrieved, such as the tomb of the Mesozoic hunter of 8000 years ago with all the burial objects or a stele with the name of a Rhaetian deity inscribed thereon or a Longobard spear.
The ski resorts
Cortina and its surroundings form part of the Dolomites Supersky circuit, one of the biggest Ski Resorts in the world which extends from Alto Adige to Trentino upto the Belluno region where it is possible to use one skipass.
The cableways are over thirty and include 4 cablecars, 20 chairlifts, 10 ski lifts. The downhill ski slopes are more than 80, mostly concentrated in Tofana, and in ski areas of Cortina Cube (Mietres – Cristallo – Faloria) and Cinque Torri – Col Gallina – Lagazuoi. On the other hand the cross-country ski trails are divided into tracks with different levels of difficulty covering an overall distance of 58 km, principally accessed in the Fiames area and on the so-called Dolomites Bike Path.
The Cortina Snowpark, in the Tofane area close to Socrepes (San Zan ski trail) was inaugurated, which thanks to a four-seat chairlift, is 500 metres long and is sub-divided into two areas with different levels of difficulty: the Easy Line, intended for beginners, the Media Line intended only for expert snowboarders.
List of the downhill ski slopes
The Dolomites Bike Path in winter is used for cross-country skiing
List of downhill skiing slopes:
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Contact the skiing section Cortina d'Ampezzo
Via Marconi 15/B, I-32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo
Info on snow conditions +39/(0)436-862171