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Cortina is making major investment in its infrastructure, in preparation for two major events the resort will host in the next few years: the 2021 FIS World Ski Championships and the 2026 Winter Olympics, the latter hosted jointly with Milan. There will be improvements to ski slopes and the lift system, which will be useful not only during the events themselves, but beyond, for locals and tourists alike.
Moving forward from 2018-2019
Last year, several runs of the Tofana and Col Druscié areas - where the races of the FIS Ladies’ World Cup are held each season - had their slopes modified and were enlarged, with their snow-making facilities being improved too. There was also a new black piste created in the Faloria ski area, named Scoiattolo, squirrel in Italian, in tribute to the symbol of Cortina.
This coming winter season will bring even better news, with everybody in Cortina, from lift managing companies to hotel and restaurant owners, making a collective effort to improve the resort and its facilities.
The most eagerly awaited development is the new gondola from Cortina to Col Druscié. The current cable car will be replaced by a gondola, with smaller, 10-seater cabins and the base station is being completely rebuilt. The new Freccia nel Cielo will have a new intermediate stop, as it will also substitute for the Colfiere-Col Druscié chairlift, which is being retired. It will guarantee a shorter waiting time, a faster ride and will be able to transport three times as many skiers from its renewed base station, close to the Olympic Ice Stadium. The slopes and roads of the Col Druscié area will also be further modified in view of hosting some of the competitions in 2021.
Another New Slope
The 2019-20 season will also see a new slope opening in the Cinque Torri area. Dedicated to Cortina’s most famous climber, the Lino Lacedelli piste is conceived as a base for race training, including for athletes competing in the 2021 World Ski Championships.
Improvements To Safety
As part of the resort’s on-going efforts to improve skier safety, a new anti-avalanche system is going to be in place by next winter season in the Tofana ski area, to protect the higher part of the ski domain.
Away from the slopes there are developments too, with a number of properties undergoing renovations or significant additions. Examples include the Càmina Suite & SPA reopened after complete renovation from a small 3* into a traditional yet modern 4* with 20 suites and a panoramic SPA in the attic. The Hotel Columbia, a family-run, 3* property has expanded adding a new spa area. Other developments are underway.
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