Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL), 6th August 2020Fondazione Cortina 2021 summer events are back! They will liven up the summer in Cortina d’Ampezzo while we wait for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, scheduled from 7th to 21st February 2021. August will be full of events that, although in compliance with the COVID-19 regulations, will show how much Cortina is determined to look to the future and the upcoming international sporting events with confidence again.

As latest addition, from Friday, 7 August you can book advance tickets to watch the 2021 World Ski Championships from the wonderful Tofana Lounge, a two-storey hospitality tent that will overlook the Rumerlo Finish Area. It will be a unique place where to experience the thrill of the races and access our services in comfort. To book your tickets, come visit us at the Cortina 2021 Lounge in Corso Italia, open Monday-Sunday from 3.30 to 7.30 p.m.

The Cortina 2021 Lounge will also host three special events—organised in collaboration with the Cortina 2021 food&beverage partners—that will be a foretaste of the whole World Championships experience. The first event will be on 12th August and will be dedicated to Prosecco Doc. On 19th August there will be the evening dedicated to Villa Laviosa Gin and last but not least, on 26th August we will celebrate with Forst Beer. All three events will be organised together with the partners Consorzio Piave DOP and Cattel as well.

In compliance with the current COVID-19 regulations, admission is by invitation only and all guests will have to confirm their attendance. Five invitations to each event are up for grabs for the Cortina 2021 digital community and you will have the chance to win them through dedicated contests on the Cortina 2021 Official App. Everyone can participate in the contests provided that they register on the app. Please remember that in order to be admitted to the Lounge you will have to observe the current COVID-19 regulations, such as those concerning social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment.

On Thursday, 20 August there will be the Cortina Summer Party, the most glamorous event of the summer in Cortina d’Ampezzo, organised in collaboration with Fondazione Cortina 2021. Some of the chefs from the ‘Cortina Chef Team’ will be present—Fabio Pompanin from Al Camin restaurant, Graziano Prest from Tivoli restaurant, Massimo Alverà from Pasticceria Alverà and Michel Oberhammer with La Cave wines. You will also have the chance to meet the Cortina 2021 food&beverage partners. After the Prosecco DOC welcome drink, you can try the Piave DOP cheese served by the gourmet chef Fabio Pompanin, while Forst will serve its classic kronen beer and its new alcohol-free beer. To end with a bang, you will also have the chance to try the products by Villa Laviosa distillery, including the Cortina 2021 cocktail.

Thanks to the collaboration between Red Squirrel Events and Cortina 2021, if you attend the Cortina Summer Party, you will have the chance to book advance tickets for the Tofana Lounge, the unique hospitality tent overlooking the Rumerlo Finish Area. If you book your tickets in advance, you will also receive a 50% discount on the face value of the entrance ticket to the next Cortina Winter Party, scheduled for Saturday 13th February 2021. Please remember that you can also book your advance tickets at the Cortina 2021 Lounge in Corso Italia 200.

And last but not least, on Friday, 21 August, the fourth TEDxCortina will take place. This year, thinkers and innovators will share their visions on a topic of great relevance—Emergenze. This year’s word is particularly significant because in Italian it means both the act of growing (emergence) and the fact that time is over, it is time to be alarmed (emergency). This word evokes both dynamism and amazement, and also the hope that something new can emerge for a better future.