"The 1956 Winter Olympics the first to be broadcast on television took place in the Dolomites’ Cortina d’Ampezzo on the very slopes you will be skiing on this tour: the Pista Olympia (Olympic downhill course); the Pista Vitelli (Olympic giant slalom course); and the Pista “a” Col Druscié (Olympic slalom course). The Tofana Tour offers a variety of slopes; so skiers there are a number of interesting features to explore and enjoy. The run from Pomedes to Rumerlo and the Tofana offer lightning fast slopes set amongst unusual rock formations. Stop for a visit to see the Duca d’Aosta hut – the home of the Olympic flame the black run Vertigine Bianca. For its beauty and steepness it’s one of the two slopes in Cortina which are not beaten by the snowmobiles
Dolomiti Ski Tour Super8 Lagazuoi and 5 Torri from Cortina d'Ampezzo
"The Ski Tour winds its way around the mountains in an 8-shape along beautiful and varied slopes and can be accessed via the lifts of Bai de Dones and Passo Giau to Passo Falzarego and Armentarola. From Lagazuoi you'll descend into the lovely Hidden Valley through magnificent mountain scenery and finishing with a horse-drawn lift ride. High altitude refuges with panoramic terraces frozen waterfalls and high quality services all contribute to a unique experience which even includes a horse powered ski pull. The Super8 ski tour is a must-do experience when skiing in Cortina
Dolomiti and First World War Sites Ski Tour from Cortina d'Ampezzo
"The centre point of the First World War ski tour is the symbolic mountain of the 1st world war Mount Col di Lana. The 80 km (49 mi) tour takes you around this mountain. Everywhere you will find traces of World War 1: artefacts from the war era trenches running right through the rocks parapet walks and forts. At the Cinque Torri the Italian trenches can be seen and on the Lagazuoi you can visit the Austrian machine gun post and just below it the guard post with the officers’ shack with skis at its feet. The Armentarola slope is one of the most fascinating environments of the Dolomites. At the bottom
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It is said, that the Anguane were beautiful young girls, with long flowing hair, tubular breasts, with feet in the form of sheep hoofs. The following is a legend pertaining particularly to Primiero,...