Cortina is part of the Dolomiti Superski area - the world's largest skiing carousel that links 12 top resorts, with one skipass giving access to 450 lifts and 1220 kms of piste. And the resort itself has 62 runs covering 115 kms and boasts sunshine on eight days out of 10.

A 500m long snowpark with areas for easy and medium jumps beckons the adventurous with a super box kink, a t-box, tube rail, wall ride and kicker fun.

Themed ski tours include an Olympic Tour to follow the Olympic run of 1956 from the Tofane area down to Rumerlo where the Winter Olympic flame burned just over half a century ago. The giant slalom run on the long Vitelli piste at Faloria is now the dedicated slow-ski zone for skiers and boarders who like gentle cruising with stops to take in the breathtaking views.

There's also the Great War Ski Tour with 80kms of nature and history combined in a moving and exhilarating experience. The Italian trenches high up in the Cinque Torri region, an Austrian machine gun post, frozen waterfalls, the openings of a mine tunnel and a fort can be viewed.

At the end of this tour, a horse-drawn lift takes skiers to the slopes of the Badia Valley and on to Arabba, Padon and Marmolada. You need to start early in the day to complete this memorable tour.

The classic Sellaronda tour is one of the world's most spectacular tours, covering 26kms of breathtaking piste around the Sella massif.

For the littlest members of the family there are dedicated baby slopes for your toddlers to take their first steps on skis and have fun on sledges.

Alpine skiing is the main attraction in Cortina, but to ring the changes and extend your holiday experience, there are other winter sports to try, such as Nordic (or cross country) skiing, snowshoeing, Telemark, sledging, snowkiting, ice trekking and ice climbing, and snow mountaineering.

When the lifts close for the day, the town comes to life with an extensive choice of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. Spa experiences are popular in many of the hotels for that après-ski glow.

Cortina d'Ampezzo offers include:

*Dolomiti SuperKids from 17 March to the end of the season. Free accommodation and skipass for children under the age of eight (born after 26.11.2003); half price accommodation and skipass for children aged eight to 12 (born after 26.11.99).

* Dolomiti SuperSun springtime skiing from 24 March to the end of the season. Seven nights' accommodation for the price of six and six day skipass for the price of five days. (Cannot be used with SuperKids promotion.)

*Easter Special discounts April 7-10. Examples are the 5* Grand Hotel Savoia at 40 euros per day per person bed and breakfast; 3* Hotel Villa Argentina at 15 euros per person per day bed and breakfast. Evening meal can be added at a supplement.

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