Cortina Ski Resort

Cortina ski resort is an attractive, small town located at an altitude of 1,220m, surrounded by impressive peaks and about half a dozen more or less separate ski areas. Much favoured by weekend visitors from Rome and Milan, many of whom have second homes here, this is a stylish and fashion-conscious destination that is Italy’s answer to St Moritz, Courchevel 1850 and Aspen. It may not have quite the same range and quality of ski terrain as its international competitors, but it has a stylish ambience that none of them can match.

This is a gloriously and uncompromisingly Italian ski destination, the perfect place for a luxurious ski holiday. Food and drink play an equally important part in Cortina’s splendid nightlife. There are some wonderful little wine-bars for aperitivi, masses of good restaurants (including Michelin-starred ones) and several lively nightclubs and discos that keep going until nearly dawn in peak season and at weekends.

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Best For...

  • Sella Ronda circuit
  • Short breaks
  • Stylish resort

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,225m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,930m
  • Total Ski Area 120km
  • Lifts 46
  • Blue Runs 45km
  • Red Runs 55km
  • Black Runs 20km

Ski Accommodation in Cortina, Italy

Our collection of Cortina ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in Cortina

Ski Areas in Cortina

Part of the Dolomiti Superski area, Cortina ski resort boasts access to nearly 1,000km of downhill skiing with over 660 individual pistes served by 573 ski lifts. There really is something for everyone here. Intermediate skiers will be in their element in the Dolomiti Superski with the widest choice of runs open to them, including an impressive 3.7-mile long descent.

Skiing in Cortina

Skiing in Cortina

Cortina’s impressive ski area has lifts taking you up close to 3,000m in several places. The slopes of Faloria are accessed from close to the centre of town via a two-stage cable car. This south-facing area comprises mainly broad cruising pistes, best suited to intermediates. You can also ski across to Rio Gere, which is the base of the Forcella Staunies/Cristallo sector. The largest of Cortina’s ski areas is Socrepes, which links with Tofana. The slopes here can be accessed by a variety of lifts with lots of appealing red and blue runs.

Cortina Ski Weekends
Snowboarding in Cortina

Snowboarding in Cortina

The Tofana skia area in Cortina is best known for snowboarding and can be easily accessed by cable-car. The variety of terrain makes it perfect for both freestylers and freeriders. There is also a small snow park as well as some gentle slopes, which are perfect for beginners. Carvers can enjoy the nearby Sella Ronda Circuit which is well maintained and easy to follow.

Ski Schools in Cortina

Ski Schools in Cortina

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Restaurants in Cortina

Restaurants in Cortina

Most of the best restaurants in Cortina ski resort lie outside the main town. The Michelin-starred Tivoli is the best place in the region and has a very talented young chef. El Toula is a three-storey barn-style building with a great atmosphere. Leone e Anna is a friendly rustic restaurant which specialises in Sardinian food and wine. For fast and incredibly efficient service it is hard to beat the Croda Cafe.

Après Ski in Cortina

Après Ski in Cortina

For après ski in Cortina, there are plenty of options on the mountain and in the town. Most après bars are full with both skiers and a lot of non-skiers too, who visit the town to enjoy the lively scene in high season. La Suite Wine Bar boasts an amazing selection of good wine and LP 26 offers live music and beer at a reasonable price.

Best Après Ski in Cortina
Restaurants in Cortina


Non-skiers can enjoy the beautiful Dolomiti scenery with pedestrian access on some lifts in the area. Other winter activities include snowshoeing, ice-skating and sledging. There is also the shopping area, Corso Italia, where there are also plenty of bars and restaurants and even a few museums.

Map of Cortina

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