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Ski Paradise's Favorite Ski Slopes: The Olympia delle Tofane, Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina d'Ampezzo
Cortina d'Ampezzo. Picture: Giuseppe Geppo Di Mauro

The Olimpia delle Tofane is one of the most well-known and iconic runs of Cortina d'Ampezzo and the Dolomites.

Cortina d'Ampezzo is one of the most charming ski resorts in Italy. The small town is located in the Northern Italian province of Belluno in the Veneto region, near the northeastern border with Austria. Surrounded by the imposing peaks of the Tofana, the Monte Cristallo, and the Sorapis Dolomites, Cortina is known as the "Regina delle Dolomiti". Cortina d'Ampezzo is one of the 12 ski areas of the Dolomiti Superski Ski Paradise, one of the biggest ski areas in the world with 1,200 kilometers of slopes, modern cable cars, and fabulous mountain scenery all around.

Cortina is immersed in a landscape of unparalleled natural beauty, set in the spectacular Dolomite mountains, declared by UNESCO a World Natural Heritage Area.

The XXV Olympic Winter Games, also known as Milano-Cortina 2026, will take place from February 6-22, 2026 in the Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo.

This Milano-Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games will be the fourth Olympic Games hosted in Italy, which previously hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, and the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.

Cortina d'Ampezzo. Olympia delle Tofane.
Cortina d'Ampezzo. Olympia delle Tofane. Picture: Zenoni

The Olimpia delle Tofane is the classic Women's World Cup Downhill race course in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. It debuted 68 years ago at the 1956 Winter Olympics, hosting the Men's Downhill.

The Olympia delle Tofane, with 2,560 meters of length and stretches of absolute spectacularity such as the "Schuss", with a maximum slope of 65%, where the speed specialists jump and reach speeds of over 130 km/h., the "Salto Duca d'Aosta" and the blind passage of the "Delta", the complicated "Gran Curvone" and the subsequent change of slope of the "Scarpadon".In the final stretch where the gradient decreases, skiers have to keep the speed high to face the final traverse and the final jump. The Olympia delle Tofane will be offering again ski fans a minute and a half of pure adrenaline.

The slope hosts the women's Ski World Cup competitions every year and in 2021 it was the Downhill, Super-G and Giant Slalom slope during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Cortina d'Ampezzo. Olympia delle Tofane


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