Cortina is a World Natural Heritage area and offers some of the most stunning scenery in the World. Nestled in the Dolomites in Northern Italy, Cortina has escaped ‘Snow-mageddon’ that has hit the Alps. Instead, they have been blessed with near perfect conditions of snow and sunshine. A perfect time to hit the slopes or to venture off-piste.
Not known for snowboarding, I have had some of my best snowboarding days in Cortina. I love the long snaking, tree-lined blue runs and the many off-piste opportunities. It is the perfect place to take your snowboarding to the next level and to practice on more technical runs.
If you are considering heading over to this incredible part of the world, you may want to coincide the trip with the following events:
3-4th February is the dates of the historic and popular Granfondo Dobbiaco-Cortina international Nordic ski race, which follows the route of the former Dolomite railway and is considered to be one of the world’s most spectacular cross-country ski races as it’s in such a scenic area.
Carnival time is 10-13 February and the town will be bursting with colourful entertainment and music.
The Cortina C.A.I. Snow Run will be held throughout the evening of 24 February – this nocturnal mountain running race is 17km with a vertical climb of 1,380m up the ski slopes and must be completed within 4.5 hours; new this year is a shorter option of 9.5km with a vertical climb of 555m which must be completed in two hours.