In Cortina, there is a long tradition of cross-country skiing: in February 1927 the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships took place, in 1936 the first cross-country skiing Palio (competition) was held, making it the oldest competitive event in the Ampezzo Valley, and in 1956 the Winter Olympics, which included cross-country skiing events, were held in Cortina. In addition, the European Students Championships were held on the Tre Croci competition pistes, and athletes from the Italian national and Olympic teams, such as Maurilio De Zolt, Pietro Piller Cottrer, Silvio Fauner, Anna Comarella and Ole Einar Bjørndalen, trained there.

Tre Croci Pass

For the most experienced cross-country skiers, Cortina offers the technically challenging pistes of the Tre Croci Pass, on which Italian and international Olympic athletes have trained. The FIS-approved competition piste enables skiers to test their limits and train in the silence of nature at 1,800 metres height, admiring breath-taking views: the majestic Tofane peaks to the west, Cristallo and Popena to the north, the Marmarole mountains to the east, and Croda Marcoira to the south. 
As a result of the high altitude, the pistes have excellent natural snow cover nearly every year; they are among the first pistes to open and the last to close. In addition, the piste is sunlit from the early hours of the morning right through to the afternoon, making the experience of skiing on this track even more pleasant.


Cortina provides everything that you need to ski and enjoy yourselves. Choose your ski instructor and your equipment, and organise your skiing in Cortina benefiting from the available services.