Our country had a winter school holiday until recently, which means a great opportunity to go skiing and snowboarding with the whole family or a group of friends. Now that the kids have gone back to school you might want to think about yourself!
There is no shortage of mountains in Europe, where you will find well-prepared slopes and cozy mountain towns with comfortable hotels and guesthouses. Our choice fell on the Italian Dolomites, specifically the resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo.
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The town lies in a beautiful basin surrounded on all sides by the high Dolomites, among the slopes are the rocky massifs of Tofana and Cristallo counting more than 3200 m above sea level. The center is made up of densely built Alpine houses with numerous pensions, hotels and restaurants serving local delicacies. The main street, Corso Italia, follows a curve and is lined with crowds of tourists from many countries. Of course, there is no shortage of stores and pubs along this road. Prominent among the dense buildings is the Baroque church of Santi Filippo e Giacomo located in the city’s largest square.
The area offers both trails for beginners and seasoned skiers, for the former we recommend the areas under the Tofana, slightly more difficult are the trails on the Ra Valles plateau, in Cortina you can also go down the black slope, where World Cup competitions are organized. There is a sku-bus service between the various massifs, one of which leads to the Passo Falzarego. In the vicinity of the pass are the magnificent ski areas of Monte Lagozuoi with the peak of the same name with a height of 2752m. a cable car leads to the top, and a terrace built allows you to admire part of the Dolomites with the highest peaks of Marmolada and Civetta. A real rarity is the ski slope between the vertical rocks leading from Monte Lagazuoi towards Passo Falzarego, for fans of sledding there is also a toboggan run and a game of curling, that is, sliding a stone “iron” to a target and brushing the ice to improve the slide.
For a great ski trip to the Dolomites it is essential to prepare in advance, firstly, of course, travel, by car or you can take advantage of the winter airline offer, and secondly, accommodation, hotel can be checked and booked online. An extremely important thing to take care of before going skiing is travel insurance, which will protect us first of all in case of an accident from medical expenses, and also our ski equipment in case of damage or theft.