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HomeTSC Cortina 2018

Texas Ski CouncilWinter Expedition

Jan 26 - Feb 3, 2018

Cortina, Italy

This Trip has Sold Out.  Additional openings at the
Hotel Royal may be available.  Please contact the Trip Leader
for additional information

Staying at the Hotel Cortina (4-star)
$1400 Ground package, per person double occupancy.
Includes lodging, half board, ground transportation and all fees
7-day lift ticket available for $300 (Approx.), ski rentals NOT included
Single Supplement additional
Air is available at $925 (Flying out of Austin, includes shuttle from San Antonio).
NOTE:  Flight leaves Austin on Friday, Jan 26, 2018

Optional Post trip extension to Venice, Italy
Feb 3-6, 2018 for $480 (approx.)

Trip Leader: Rich Garza  (210) 602-2029

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Experience the Italian Alps.

There is nowhere quite like Cortina. A famous racing town and host of the 1956 Olympics, it certainly has some serious skiing. But it is also Italy’s most fashionable resort, and many visitors take their lunching and early-evening parading/shopping more seriously than their skiing. The result is that pressure on the slopes is low. No queues, no crowds, pistes rarely reduced to boilerplate by heavy traffic.

Unlike other Italian ski resorts, is exclusively in Italy, you won’t find Germanic influences or speakers here, making it an authentic experience. So, if you want to blend in with the Italians, there’s only one way to explore the Dolomiti Superski, a massive interconnected 460-lift system, comprised of 12 resorts and over 750 miles of trails. Wake up late, ski to one of literally hundreds of restaurants, eat a huge lunch, wash it down with some wine, then lie in the sun and take a nap until four o’clock in the afternoon when everyone heads down to the disco. But if you do want to experience the endless ski terrain, unlike the Italian visitors, Cortina truly has something for every level.

Cortina Italy is a world-famous winter resort that rivals any other in the Alps best. The village sits in a sunny amphitheater, ringed by spectacular Dolomite peaks which rise over 9,800 feet from the base area. You don’t want to miss a sunset here. Off-mountain, life centers on Cortina’s main boulevard, Corso, a car-free, shop-lined street where the late afternoon passeggiata proceeds without fail. You can browse and see the latest winter fashions, and purchase unique souvenirs from one of the many antique and craft shops. At the heart of the Corso is a central piazza, a church with towering campanile, and the interesting Regole Museum.  

With so much of the Dolomiti Superski terrain to explore, you can bet that every level skier can find something to suit them. If you opt to stick to the Cortina area, you’ll also find plenty to keep every ability and preference occupied. Experts will find plenty of Cortina skiing to suit their preferences, but a run down Staunies, especially a south-facing couloir in the Cristallo ski area, earns bragging rights. Other quintessential expert Cortina skiing runs include Pomedes and Duc d’Aosta. Intermediates will find great snow conditions on the cruisers at the top of Tofana.  There’s a famed ‘hidden valley’ red trail from the top of the Pass Falzarego tram that intermediates should not miss. First time and beginner skiers are best served at Cortina with a wide variety of gentle terrain on the main thoroughfares. A great option is to take the Skitour Olympia, which is a route directing you to all the 1956 Olympic courses.

Lodging:  Staying in the heat of Cortina d'Ampezzo

Hotel Cortina is your 4-star hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Authentic hospitality and elegance from another time, modern services and a one of a kind location, right in the heart of Cortina.

The traditional hospitality offered by the Hotel Cortina had its start in 1870, the year the hotel first opened, and since then it has been handed down generation after generation, thanks to the passion and professionalism of the Apollonio family.
The elegant structure of the Hotel is situated along Corso Italia, Cortina's famous Main boulevard in front of the nineteenth century bell tower of Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the center of the shopping area, close to the ski-bus stop bound for theski slopes and skiing school.

Optional 3-day Post-Trip extension to Venice

Extend your Northern Italy vacation by opting to visit Venice before heading Home.  We'll be staying at the 4-star Hotel Carlton situated along the Grand Canal for 3-nights.  Visit the Doge's Palace; Ascend the St. Mark's Campanile; check out the Cathedral and take a gondola ride.  Maybe even go visit the island of Murano with its glass-making shops. We will be staying at the Hotel Carlton along the Gran Canal, within walking distance to all that is Venice.   As an added bonus You will be in Venice during the Carnival!  Get your masks and capes ready!!!

 Los Amigos will be flying to Venice, Italy from Austin.  There will be a shuttle bus between San Antonio and Austin.  Final details are still in the works.

* Price is per person, ground only, double occupancy. Single supplements extra. Does not include airfare, Lift ticket or ski rentals. Half Board is included in the Ground Pricing.  Please contact the club or trip leader for detailed information, including our refund policy. We encourage anyone signing up for this trip to purchase travel insurance for their own protection. Los Amigos is a non-profit organization and our trips are run by volunteer members.

Cortina Stats:


9809 ft.


4016 ft.

Vertical Drop:

5793 ft.

Skiable Acres:

12 resorts
(1200 km of trails)

Beginner Runs:








Terrain Parks:


Longest Run:


Snow Base




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