Dolomites. New look for Tofana – the Arrow in the sky

Italy, Cortina – On 6 December the lifts of Tofana-Freccia nel Cielo open for the winter season 2018-2019, with two completely renovated slopes. The ski paradise is already in full swing this winter in view of the 2021 World Ski Championships in Cortina. In addition to the new products for skiers, the gastronomic offer will also be expanded with the opening of a new wine bar on the slopes created together with the famous Masi winery.

On 8th December, during Cortina Fashion Weekend, the two tracks renewed this summer will be inaugurated: track A (appointment at 9.00 a.m.) and track B (at 9.30 a.m.). The ribbon cutting with the authorities is open to everyone. The participation of ski champions is also foreseen, who will slide on the new slopes. More in detail, slope A, one of the most technical in the Dolomites, has been completely revised and extended to 100 m, suitable for the slalom races in Cortina 2021. The less demanding slope B has been extended to 40 m and has a new track that is also suitable for training skiers before the races. The snow-making systems have also been renewed.

Together with these two flagships, the skiers of this ski area have at their disposal an incredible variety of slopes: from the longest one in Cortina with a skiable difference in height of 1,600m to the Stries slope, a blue panorama that from the mountain allows you to reach Cortina skiing on foot, not to mention the Forcella Rossa slope, a black slope on which many fans are put to the test in a challenge now ten years on those who manage to cover it several times in a day.

There is also a wide choice of routes for lovers of fresh snow sports, who will find Ra Valles the ideal place to experience intoxicating sensations!



The winter Thursdays from the end of December to the end of March can be warmed up in an unforgettable way by the fire on the terrace of the restaurant of Col Druscié around which to enjoy an aperitif before dinner at the Restaurant Col Druscié. And after dessert, friends and experts from the Cortina Stelle Astronomical Association will guide you through the sky: planets, nebulae, the Milky Way and the wonders of the firmament at your fingertips thanks to the 50 cm diameter Newton telescope and a Schmidt Cassegrain Celestron 11 housed in the Helmut Ullrich Astronomical Observatory. Reservation required or (+39) 340 7967039/ 0436862372


(28 December-26 January-9 February)

Among the unforgettable experiences of this area there is certainly to see the beginning of a new day among many different mountains but united in a unique and unmistakable profile designed by time … It ‘s a unique feeling to climb the cable car wrapped in the first light of dawn up to an altitude of 2,475 m. where, at the Restaurant Capanna Ra Valles, you are enchanted by the contours of the peaks waiting for the sunrise and enjoying a delicious breakfast, and then whizz through the snow still immaculate first of all. An experience to remember even for non-skiers. Reservation required tel (+39) 0436 5052 or


(19 January-16 February-20 March)

For those who love to experience the mountains even at night, the proposal “snowshoes and taste” of the ski area Tofana-Freccia nel Cielo is the perfect solution. After a short warm-up aperitif, the moonlight snowshoe hike continues through the spectacular snowy views of the Tofana di Mezzo, ending with a tasty dinner at the Capanna Ra Valles Restaurant (2,475 metres) with a splendid view of the Ampezzo basin. The excursion with snowshoes will take place in the company of an Alpine Guide and will last about 1 hour and 30 minutes along a very simple path and suitable for any level of physical preparation.

Reservation required tel. (+39) 0436 5052 or


The area offers various opportunities for those who love to experience nature with snowshoes, such as the high-altitude panoramic trail Trail Pian Ra Valles. It is a pleasant walk at an altitude of 2,400 m with a view of the Queen and the surrounding peaks of the Ampezzo Dolomites such as Monte Cristallo, Pomagagnon, Croda Rossa, Monte Faloria, Monte Sorapìs and Tofana di Mezzo. For those who are more trained, this route can also be completed with the Trail Cacciatori, which enters the unique silence of the Tofana di Mezzo and offers a challenging excursion at an altitude of 2,600 m near the Canalini di Ra Valles.

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