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The Cortina Delicious ski area

Between the Falzarego and Giau passes

The ski slopes of the Cortina Delicious area are always snow-covered and perfectly groomed, thanks to favourable exposure and the use of artificial snow programmes when necessary. The difficulty of the ski runs is from easy to moderate, and all are immensely satisfying.
From the peak of Mount Lagazuoi, you can return to the Falzarego Pass skirting the mountain on the Lagazuoi slope, or ski down to the Badia Valley along the mesmerizing Armentarola piste.
Facing Mount Lagazuoi, the Col Gallina ski area is a paradise for children, with slopes that are also suitable for beginners. From here, you can reach the 5 Torri and Giau ski slopes.
The Giau and 5 Torri ski areas can be easily reached from the Badia, Puster and Gardena valleys via the Falzarego Pass. You can return with the 2-seater Croda Negra chairlift (length 420 m), which links the Fedare slope (Giau Pass) to the Forcella Croda Negra. On the north side of Forcella Croda Negra, the Averau Troi ski track leads to Col Gallina and the Falzarego Pass.
The Cortina Delicious area has two ski training centres: the Ovest Col Gallina 6 slope and the Lino Lacedelli slope at the 5 Torri, both homologated for competitions and training.

Connections between the Cortina Delicious ski area and the adjacent valleys

The area is part of the Dolomiti Superski ski carousel and is connected to the slopes of the adjacent ski areas and valleys by lift facilities, pistes, ski buses, public bus services and taxi buses. The Dolomiti Superski ski pass is required to use the free ski bus. However, some routes are subject to a fee (Pescul - Fedare and Masarè - Alleghe - Malga Ciapela).
The Cortina Delicious ski area, located between Pocol, the Falzarego and Giau passes and the Badia Valley, can be reached as follows:

  • PLEASE NOTE: the published timetables may vary; any changes will be published by the companies:
    - Cortina Express  >>>>>
    - Dolomitibus  >>>>>
    - Skibus Se.Am.  >>>>>
  • A taxi service and a very special horse-drawn tow connect the Cortina Delicious ski area from Mount Lagazuoi to the Badia Valley. You can find more information on this page >>>.
  • The Cortina d'Ampezzo Infopoint provides further information about ski buses and regular buses.

Ski tours in the Cortina Delicious area

The three ski tours in the Cortina Delicious you shouldn’t miss:

  • The Great War Ski Tour: eighty kilometres of history and nature along slopes covered in perfect snow, exhilarating altitudes, views unequalled anywhere in the world, and frozen waterfalls
  • The Super8 Ski Tour: an experience you'll want to repeat again and again, offering breathtaking views of the most famous Dolomite peaks such as the Tofana, Pelmo, Civetta, Marmolada, Fanes, Averau, 5 Torri and Conturines
  • The Averau Troi Ski Track: it winds around Mount Averau, one of the most beautiful mountains of the Cortina Delicious area, offering a scenario of incredible beauty in front of the Tofane and Sasso di Stria mountains.
©Stefano Zardini

Armentarola, the most fascinating piste in the Dolomites

The 8.5 km long Armentarola is definitely the most famous slope in the Dolomites and one of the most beautiful ski runs in the world.
Arriving from Cortina d’Ampezzo or Badia, take the Lagazuoi cable car at the Falzarego pass, which in only three minutes reaches an altitude of 2.732 metres. Once you reach the top, a breathtaking panorama opens up: make a stop to enjoy it from the terrace of the top station. From there, the spectacular descent from Mount Lagazuoi to the Capanna Alpina Refuge meanders through a unique, majestic landscape.

The Armentarola slope unfolds along the foot of the imposing Fanes mountain in an enchanting fairy-tale valley surrounded by majestic castles of rock and frozen waterfalls, making this magical descent an endless flow of thrills and surprises.
And, as in every self-respecting fairy tale, the ski track ends with a horse-drawn tow that brings the skiers back to the starting point, from where they can ski down the same slope again or go on fabulous new adventures.

Please note: owing to the lack of snow, for the 2022-2023 winter season the horse-drawn tow service will be suspended from Thursday 23rd March but the taxi buses are still running.

General information - Ski Area Cortina d'Ampezzo