Italy’s most glamorous
There’s a reason why the Dolomites in northern Italy was given UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2009: it’s simply one of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. Natural drama unfolds in every direction, with 18 peaks rising up to more than 3,000 metres, long deep valleys, sheer cliffs, karsts and crags. At sunrise, the snow-coated mountains turn blush pink. It’s attracted mountaineers since the 19th century and skiers since the early 20th century – with Cortina a regular stop on the Ski World Cup circuit, and experience skiers tackling the backcountry terrain and the Great World Tour, a challenging circuit leading around historic sites from the First World War.
The 120km of slopes around town are divided into three areas with differing levels of difficulty, snow throughout the season, thanks to the altitude, and artificial snow systems on more than 90% of the piste. Cortina is excellent for beginners, with gentle runs of the Socrapes area on Pomedes, and red and blue runs weaving through beautiful alpine scenery. Highlights include Cinque Torre, the sublime heights of Tofana and the horse tow at Armentarola, while Faloria is reached by cable car from the centre of town. And there’s some amazing off-piste skiing for those wanting to follow in the tracks of Roger Moore’s 007.
With Grand Hotel Savoia a favourite destination for skiers from around the world for decades, our experienced team will do all they can to make sure your stay runs smoothly.
As highly experienced ski instructors, our Ski Concierges are also on hand to offer support to even the most experienced of skiers, and can even arrange lessons for anyone from beginner to advanced levels. For a truly unique experience, why not ask for our First Tracks service, or even arrange a Snowcat Powder Tour?