In 1956 the Winter Olympic Games took place in Cortina d'Ampezzo: it was the first Olympic game to be broadcasted on TV, and since then the prestige of Cortina has grown more and more.
The Ampezzo ski area, with 140 km slopes, is a real paradise for skiers.
The Olimpia Skitour is the tour of the Ampezzo valley, that can be done in one or two days.
Start from the Tofane, and face the first black track at Forcella Rossa, and then the Olympic descent from Pomedes to Rumerlo close to the refuge Duca D'Aosta. Now you can choose among different slope: Canalone, Cacciatori, Labirinti or Vertigine Bianca. This way you reach the other slope of the valley, and go up reaching to Faloria, at more than 2000 metres above sea level. There you will find the long Vitelli track, where the Olympic giant slalom took place.
Then you can face Stratondi, Canalone Franchetti, Tondi normale and Slittone tracks.
Skiers who want to continue can move to the Lagazuoi-Cinque Torri district and from Passo Falzarego cover the "Skitour Panorama Romantico".