Luxury Ski Chalets in Cortina d'Ampezzo

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Cortina d'Ampezzo is something special. Having got a name for itself after hosting the 1956 Olympics, you can be sure the skiing is fantastic and you will find that there are hardly any queues or crowds when on a luxury ski holiday in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

After a day of the slopes, and before returning to your luxury ski chalet, explore the beautiful town. Many take their lunching and early-evening shopping more seriously than their skiing, after all Cortina d'Ampezzo is known as Italy's most fashionable resort. This picture perfect Dolomite resort is a must for those seeking something a little different and off the beaten track.

Chalet Dolce Vita
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Nestled in an intimate hamlet of just three chalets in this exclusive area of Cortina, Chalet Dolce Vita occupies an enviable position. The luxury chalet with spa facilities in the Dolomites looks out onto the ‘Passegiata’, giving you wonderful...

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6 - 8
From €70,000 per week

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Chalet LV02
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Rustic chic meets urban glamour at Chalet LV02, nestled in Cortina d'Ampezzo’s exclusive YC LV Village - a hamlet of three luxury ski chalets. It is a peaceful spot, overlooking the ‘Passegiata’ where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the...

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
From €70,000 per week

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Destination Guide: Cortina d'Ampezzo

About Cortina d'Ampezzo

Surrounded by the stunning Dolomite mountains, a stay in a luxury ski chalet in Cortina is breathtakingly beautiful by day and, at dawn and dusk, the mountains take on a pink ‘glow’ unlike anything you’ll have seen before. But it’s not just its spectacular backdrop that makes Cortina d’Ampezzo unique as a ski destination.

The town is in many ways a holiday destination in itself and many of the Italians who flock here on vacation don’t even bother with the wonderful skiing! It’s a real fashionista town. Lots of boutiques to potter in, and places to people-spot from. And the food scene is taken as seriously as the ski scene, too. In those respects it’s a very Italian town.

And the fact that it has much more than just the powder going for it means that the skiing is quiet and very enjoyable here. Pistes don’t tend to get too crowded and you never wait long for a lift on a luxury ski holiday here. Despite this, some world-class skiing goes on here. Cortina hosts world cups and was the host for the 1956 Winter Olympics, too – it just doesn’t like to shout about it.

There are four main ski areas: Faloria-Cristallo-Mietres, Tofana-Socrepes, Cinque Torri and Lagazuoi, each with very different terrain and elevation, making the town a great choice for beginners who want to try a little bit of everything.

Best places to eat and drink in Cortina d'Ampezzo

This is a ski resort where eating and drinking are taken seriously. Most of the better restaurants for dinner are slightly out of town – the Michelin-starred Tivoli, is well worth a visit if you are heading out of your luxury ski chalet on your chefs night off. It is known for its local ingredients cooked with a modern twist. Also on the edge of town is El Toula, a rustic converted hay barn set on a hill and with wonderful views from the window seats.

Lunch options on the slopes are plentiful. Former mountain huts, or ‘rifugi’ pepper the mountains around Cortina and are now used as tiny restaurants where you’ll find wonderful handmade ravioli, warming beef stews and polenta dishes. Just what you need to warm you through after a few hours on the snow on your luxury ski holiday.

In the centre of town there is a plethora of relaxed eating spots, too, serving everything from wood-fired pizzas to Sardinian specialities.

Apres ski is stylish, lively – and late – here! The locals often don’t step out until after 11pm. For evening drinks we like Enoteca and Janbo. Lots of the wine bars serve meat and cheese platters alongside drinks to sustain you into the small hours before heading back to your luxury ski chalet.

Best time to visit Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina truly has two seasons, and out of ski season it’s a wonderful place for a summer break. Skiing runs from December to April, with March and April considered to be the best times to go, when it’s sunnier, but the best of the snow is in January and February.

What we love about Cortina d'Ampezzo

We love the vibrant atmosphere and late-night camaraderie at chic but bustling Janbo. After a day on the slopes, promenading and dining is considered as much of a serious sport as skiing in this town.

Quick facts:
Ski area: Dolomites
Altitude: 1,224m
Highest lift: 2,939m
Total pistes: 140km
Total lifts: 47