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Ufficio Turistico Provinciale
P.tta San Francesco, 8
Cortina d’Ampezzo ( BL )
Telephone: (436) 3231
Italy’s most stylish resort, often ranked along side St Moritz (you can play polo in both) and certainly one of the world’s best known ski centres. Cortina was host to the 1956 Winter Olympics. Located in wide sunny valley amongst spectacular Dolomitic scenery, the resort has three major ski areas, and is on the famous Dolomiti Superski pass. Visitors are given a Cortina card which gives discounts to many of the numerous facilities available off the slopes.
Italy’s most famous and stylish resort, often ranked along side St Moritz (you can play polo on snow at both), Cortina d’Ampezzo is certainly one of the world’s best known ski centres. The resort, beloved by James Bond Roger Moore and earlier Ernest Hemmingway was host to the 1956 Winter Olympics.
Located in the wide sunny Ampezzo valley, Cortina is surrounded by the spectacular back drop of the Dolomites, with their famous vertical sides and pink rock used to great effect in the recent hit movie ‘Cliffhanger’ (no, that wasn’t Colorado…) Despite being only 40km (25 miles) from the southern Austrian border, Cortina differs from most of the other resorts in the Dolomites in that there is no strong Germanic influence, common in the South Tyrol. Instead the resort is very Italian and very chic, beloved by the great and the good of Milan, Rome and Venice, many of whom have second homes here.
Cortina’s long history as a world class ski resort, dating from the sport’s earliest days is reflected by the variety of long-standing annual international comptetions staged here, including the Women’s Ski world Cup every January, national and international bobsleigh competitions, the famous Dobbiaco – Cortina 42km International Cross-Country ski race on the first Sunday of February, the Winter Polo Cup and a range of ice hockey, figure skating and curling events. More distant history is provided in the museums of Palaentology and Ethnology.
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Ski resorts all over Western Euorpe are reportedly enjoying up to a metre of snowfall after a large snow storm this week.
The Italian Alps got the best of the snows, in places like Piemonte, Lombardia, Valle d’Aosta and Alto Adige. But resorts in Switzerland, France, Austria and Andorra have also benefited from the weather.
Some of the continent’s biggest resorts are now open for the winter, including Val d’Isere and Tignes in France, Zermatt and Verbier in Switzerland and Obergurgl in Austria.
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It seems that despite global economic woes are not deterring three of the world’s classic ski resorts for bidding to host the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships run by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
Italy’s Cortina d’Ampezzo, Switzerland’s vie St. Moritz and Vail/Beaver Creek in the USA are all hoping to stage the Championships.
I am delighted to see that despite the current economical climate we have received applications as candidates for the 2015 FIS World Championships. For us this underlines the continuing strength of our flagship events and their appeal to global audiences,”
commented FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.
The FIS Council will elect the organizers of the 2014/2015 FIS World Championships during the 2010 Congress week in Antalya (TUR) on June 3rd next year.
Prior to that, each Candidate Applicant, together with its National Ski Association, will prepare its detailed concept based on a specific FIS Questionnaire, containing details including the areas of sports organization, accommodation, transportation, logistics, security, legal aspects, environment, media, communications, marketing, ceremonies as well as the festival by 1st September 2009.
For the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, the registration fee for each candidature is CHF 400,000 (350,000 USD) and 200 training day. For a second consecutive candidature, candidates are entitled to a 25 % reduction in the registration fee and, for the third and further consecutive candidacies, a 50 % reduction is granted.
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by Paul la Vella
A wide choice of ski resorts in the US and in Canada are available for the skiing fraternity – but for skiing it’s really quality that counts, and North America scores high on this count too.
According to a recent poll, the top 10 ski resorts in the world are: Aspen, Colorado; Cortina, Italy; Mont-Tremblant, Quebec; Stowe, Vermont; Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France; Banff, Alberta; Vail, Colorado; Zermatt, Switzerland; Kitzbuhel, Austria; and Whistler, British Columbia – North America and Europe dominate the list of favourites.
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