The 1956 Winter Olympics, the first to be broadcast on television, took place in the Dolomites’ Cortina d’Ampezzo, on the very slopes you’ll 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 Olympia Tour offers a variety of slopes; so skiers of a range of ability levels can participate in this historic and unique ski experience.
In addition to the incredible skiing you’ll enjoy on this tour, 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 before the opening ceremonies.
Advanced skiers will enjoy the challenge of the Vitelli slope, Canalone Franchetti, Stratondi, Slittone and Tondi Normale, with the ultimate run of the Canalone Staunies optional for the most experienced skiers.
All this skiing making you hungry? The tasty and healthy ‘Olympia dish’ served at some traditional huts along the itinerary is also worth trying.