Fondazione Cortina 2021

Works

Works in progress to prepare the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

A plan of new construction and renovation works, which create a solid legacy that will benefit the local community and the whole alpine system.

Renovated infrastructures, new slopes and facilities—in compliance with the international ski competition standards—will profit the public, the local community and the tourists.

The Government named two Commissioners for the creation of the sports facilities and infrastructures in general: Luigivalerio Sant’Andrea, officer at the Prime Minister’s Office, for the development of the intervention plan in Cortina d’Ampezzo, and Claudio Gemme, President of ANAS, for the development of the actions regarding an upgrade of the transport and road network, which constitute the extraordinary plan for the accessibility to Cortina d’Ampezzo during the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

 

Slopes

OLYMPIA DELLE TOFANE

OLYMPIA DELLE TOFANE

Thanks to 100 World Cup races hosted on this slope, Olympia delle Tofane is better known as ‘The Queen of Speed’. The Organising Committee carried out several improvements in view of the Cortina 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships—from the snow-making system to the digital infrastructure, i.e. optical fibre for broadcasting and timekeeping.

  • Completion of the work
    January 2020
Work progress
100%

Vertigine

Vertigine

A brand-new race course. Vertigine will host the men’s DH and SG competitions. Extensive maintenance works have been carried out to widen already existing courses and build new sections that connect the slopes. Moreover, the snow-making system and the digital infrastructure (optical fibre and timekeeping) have been installed.

  • Completion of the work
    January 2020
Work progress
100%

DRUSCIé A e B

DRUSCIé A e B

Druscié A is the historical 1956 Winter Olympics slalom slope, where Toni Sailer won one of his three gold medals in Cortina. Given its tech features, Druscié A is the perfect slope to host the SL competitions and to be used by professional skiers for training. Druscié B will be used for the athletes’ training. Several adjustment works have been carried out on both slopes, with a significant widening of the courses and new artificial snow-making systems.

  • Completion of the work
    November 2018
Work progress
100%

Lino Lacedelli

Lino Lacedelli

This new slope was created in the 5 Torri ski area to host the GS and SL qualifications. This slope is dedicated to the memory of Lino Lacedelli, the mountaineer from Cortina d’Ampezzo who was the first one to reach the summit of K2 with Achille Compagnoni in 1954. This slope offers all underground services and an artificial snow-making system. It is the first Italian public slope to be equipped with safety netting all season long, ready to host any competitions and training sessions.

  • Completion of the work
    June 2020
Work progress
95%

Stries

Stries

This slope starts from Colfiere middle station and allows anyone to reach Cortina town centre on skis. Extensive works have been carried out to widen it and install a snow-making system.

  • Completion of the work
    November 2019
Work progress
100%

RUMERLO-DRUSCIÉ' SKIWEG

RUMERLO-DRUSCIÉ' SKIWEG

A slope connecting the two finish areas of Rumerlo and Druscié, with an artificial snow-making system.

  • Completion of the work
    November 2020
Work progress
55%
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Fondazione Cortina 2021

Finish areas

RUMERLO FINISH AREA

RUMERLO FINISH AREA

  • Area
    43.000m²
  • Lenght
    120m
  • Width
    80m
  • Services
    Electricity supply, optical fibre, timing cables, water distribution and waste disposal.
  • Completion of the work
    January 2020
Work progress
100%

DRUSCIé FINISH AREA

DRUSCIé FINISH AREA

  • Area
    16.000m²
  • Lenght
    100m
  • Width
    80m
  • Services
    Electricity supply, optical fibre and timing cables.
  • Completion of the work
    October 2020
Work progress
55%
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Fondazione Cortina 2021

Works and facilities

SON DEI PRADE – BAI DE DONES CABLE CAR

SON DEI PRADE – BAI DE DONES CABLE CAR

This cable car will connect the Tofane ski area with the 5 Torri ski area departing from Son dei Prade and arriving in Bai de Dones. It will allow anyone to reach Alta Badia and the other areas of Dolomiti Superski on skis from Cortina town centre.

  • Completion of the work
    December 2020
Work progress
10%

CORTINA-COL DRUSCIÉ-FRECCIA NEL CIELO CABLE CAR

CORTINA-COL DRUSCIÉ-FRECCIA NEL CIELO CABLE CAR

It is the first cable car in Cortina d’Ampezzo and replaces the first section of the historic Freccia nel Cielo. This new cable car has 10-people cabins allowing a maximum transport capacity of 1,800 people per hour compared to the 600 of the previous aerial tramway. It connects Cortina with Col Druscié (middle station in Colfiere).

  • Completion of the work
    December 2019
Work progress
100%

AVALANCHE CONTROL SYSTEM

AVALANCHE CONTROL SYSTEM

The avalanche control system, which consists of 20 explosive bells containing hydrogen and oxygen, protects the whole ski slope from Pomedes to Ra Valles. It is one of the biggest avalanche control systems in Europe and was built by a company specialising in this field and given to the Municipality of Cortina d’Ampezzo by the Government Commissioner. The ski lift companies (ISTA and Tofana SRL) are entrusted with the activation of the system. The 20 bells are installed only in winter and removed in summer for maintenance, thus reducing the visual impact.

  • Completion of the work
    December 2019
Work progress
100%

“5 TORRI” WATER BASIN

“5 TORRI” WATER BASIN

The “5 Torri” water basin (20,000m3 and 4,350m2 of surface) is located near the bottom station of the Potor chairlift, at the foot of Monte Averau (2,100 m). The pond will be useful not only for the artificial snow-making systems, but also for civil protection activities such as firefighting and water supply.

  • Completion of the work
    December 2020
Work progress
10%
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Fondazione Cortina 2021

ROAD NETWORK

Discover all information about the ANAS intervention plan.

ANAS for Cortina 2021

PUBLIC AND SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURES

GUARGNÈ PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL

GUARGNÈ PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL

Public swimming pool located in Guargnè: refurbishment of the swimming pool to provide the community with a sports facility of great social relevance.

  • Completion of the work
    June 2021
Work progress
10%
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Fondazione Cortina 2021

Public works

Discover more information about the ongoing public works on the website of the Municipality Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Website

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A project promoted and managed by the Commissioner for the development of the sports projects in view of the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. It involves the collection, analysis and transmission of structured data on the different stages of the Intervention Plan.