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Popular Ski Schools for Cortina

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Dolomites Adventure - your private ski coach

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Ski schools in Cortina

Learn to ski in Cortina

Located in the northern Italian province of Belluno at an altitude of 1,224m, Cortina D’Ampezzo is one of the most renowned ski resorts in the entire Alpine arc. Known as the "Queen of the Dolomites" due to its central position within the Conca D'Ampezzo, Cortina D’Ampezzo is encircled by the Dolomites UNESCO heritage site and offers views of magnificent mountains such as Monte Cristallo, the Tofane, the Three Peaks of Lavaredo and Cristallino D'Ampezzo.

Three interconnected ski areas can be found within Cortina d'Ampezzo: Faloria-Cristallo, Lagazuoi-5 Torri, and the highest, Tofana, with peaks that reach up to 3,245m altitude. The local slopes offer 120km of skiing, with 50% being suitable for beginners. The resort is also part of the Dolomiti Superski, which is the largest skiing area within Italy and offers a total of 1,200km of slopes across 12 ski regions.

Cortina D’Ampezzo can be reached within under 2hrs drive from Venice Treviso and Venice Marco Polo airports.

Ski lessons for beginners in Cortina

The ski schools in Cortina offer ski lessons from age 4yrs. Group lessons last between 3-5,5hrs per day, depending on the ski school, and several ski schools in Cortina offer lessons for all ages with optional lunch care.

First-timer lessons generally start on the beginner slopes of the Socrepes area, which is close to the town. The wide, flat slopes here are ideal for learning how to snowplough, glide and brake. The ski schools in Cortina generally meet for lessons at the Roncato chair lift, which accesses the slopes of Socrepes directly from Cortina.

Once the first two moves have been well established, beginner lessons progress to slopes with a slight incline and the snowplough turn is introduced. Beginners who have previous skiing experience will be taken by the ski schools in Cortina directly to such slopes, to begin to work on parallel skiing.

Not only group but also private ski lessons are offered by the ski schools in Cortina. Private lessons generally ensure faster progress through focused instruction and can also be arranged to include a family or a group of friends, which makes for the perfect combination of learning to ski in company with the support of a dedicated instructor.

Kids’ ski lessons in Cortina

The ski schools in Cortina offer first-timer ski courses for children from 3yrs and lessons for more advanced little skiers from age 5yrs. Group ski lessons generally consist of 5 to 8 participants and several ski schools in Cortina offer group courses with a meal and lunchtime care included.

Some ski schools in Cortina additionally offer a pick-up service, in which skiers are collected directly from their accommodation. Children are accompanied directly to the slopes and brought back to the hotel or family residence at the end of the course.

First-timer lessons take place either on the designated beginner slopes of the Socrepes area or directly at the ski school camp slope, depending on the school. The youngest learners are playfully taught the first basics of skiing, sometimes with the help of a friendly mascot figure. Children who are more advanced than the rest of their group are moved into a higher level group that better suits their ability.

Young skiers with previous experience are taken directly to slopes that suit their experience, whether blue, red or black. Here, the ski schools in Cortina focus on improving the young skier’s technique and posture whilst introducing more challenging skiing styles.

Ski lesson prices in Cortina

The ski schools in Cortina offer a variety of group and private ski and snowboard lessons, from whole day skiing to lunchtime care, with equipment rental option to the pick up service. The rates shown are the lowest price per lesson within the season and do not include extras:

Kids ski lessons Adults ski lessons Snowboard lessons
Group from 50€/4hrs from 50€/3hrs from 50€/3hrs
Private from 43€/hr from 43€/hr from 43€/hr

The best ski schools in Cortina

Scuola di Sci Cortina

Founded in 1933 and also known as the Red School, the Scuola di Sci Cortina is the oldest ski school in Italy and has more than 130 ski instructors. The school offers group and private ski , snowboarding telemark and freeride lessons in English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Russian.

Meeting point: Next to the Roncato chair lift ski pass office.

CheckYeti customers reviews: Beginner friendly, patient, reliable

Scuola di Sci Azzurra Cortina

Founded in 1979, Scuola di Sci Azzurra Cortina offers group and private ski lessons for all ages in English, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish & Russian.

Meeting point: The ski school office at Socrepes.

CheckYeti customers reviews: Patient, experienced, beginner friendly

Scuola di Sci e Snowboard Cristallo Cortina

The highly motivated Cristallo team, supported by Fiocchino, the school's official mascot, offer group and private ski lessons plus private snowboard lessons in English, Italian, German, French & Russian.

Meeting point: At the ski school camp near the Baby Socrepes chairlift.

CheckYeti customers reviews: Reliable, patient, experienced

What makes ski lessons in Cortina special

Having previously hosted the Winter Olympics of 1956, Cortina has once again been selected as the venue for the 2021 Alpine Ski World Championships and together with Milan as host to the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Winter in Cortina sees a wealth of events, from the Women's World Cup downhill event that takes place on the Olympia delle Tofane track, to the 3-day snow sculpture festival held in January. Also in January is the Dolomiti Balloon Festival week, which sees the skies filled with colourful hot air balloons as they fly over the Dolomites.

Not to be missed in Cortina is the unforgettable "enrosadira" spectacle, in which at sunrise and sunset the Dolomite peaks surrounding Cortina take on an array pink hues that gradually turn to violet.


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In every ski resort you will find an overview of all available offers. On the left side you have filters to quickly find the right offer. For example, you can search specifically for beginner ski courses for children in groups.

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Under the menu item "Select course date" in the upper left corner of the page you can select a desired start date. At the top of the search results you will find the offers for the desired start date. Below follow offers in a similar period.

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Group courses are marked with "Group". You can search specifically for group courses by selecting the "Group" filter under the "Category" menu item. Private teachers are marked with the inscription "Private". You can search for private teachers by selecting the "Private" filter under the "Category" menu item.

How do we find offers in our language?

Under the menu item "Language" you can select a desired language. Afterwards only offers will be shown where this language is available.

When should we book?

During the holiday weeks, ski and snowboard courses are usually fully booked. In order to make sure that there is still a place available in the desired ski or snowboard course, the motto is: the sooner the better.

How do we find our appropriate experience level?

Next to the menu item "Experience level" you will find a description of the individual experience levels. If you're still not sure, you don't need to worry. Simply choose the experience level that best suits your abilities. Before the first lesson of a group course, ski schools will assess your abilities so that you can be placed in the right group. In any case, private instructors will take your abilities into account on an individual basis.

How do we find offers including equipment?

All offers including equipment are marked with the inscription "Ski rental included". If you find the inscription "Ski rental optional" you can book the equipment for this offer. You will find offers including equipment faster if you select the filter "Ski rental including" under the menu item "Popular options". Depending on the provider, an offer including equipment contains: skis, ski poles, ski boots and helmet. You will find a detailed list of the included rental items in the respective offer description.

There is no offer including equipment, where can we alternatively rent equipment?

In a ski resort there is almost without exception the possibility to rent winter sports equipment. If you book via CheckYeti, you will receive discounts from our partner Skiset, where you can conveniently reserve your equipment online.

How many participants are usually in a group?

This depends on the ski school. Some ski schools have a maximum number of participants per group. You can find this information in the descriptions of the offers.

At what age can children ski or snowboard?

There is no fixed age limit here. Supported by specially trained children's ski instructors, children can already learn to ski playfully at kindergarten age. Depending on the children's level of motoric and social development, the ideal starting age is between 4 and 5 years. Occasionally there are children who can already learn to ski at the age of 3 1/2 years.

How many days should the lessons last for our children?

During the holiday weeks, children's ski courses for beginners usually start on Sunday or Monday. The program is designed in such a way that the best learning results are achieved when your children take part in the ski course throughout the week. So they don't miss the final event (race, etc.) and experience a great week with their group. For advanced children the learning success usually kicks in on the third day.

Is it better to put our child in a group lesson or a private tuition?

The group lessons are generally recommended for beginners. Learning together with peers is more fun. The children are not constantly in the focus and have the possibility to catch their breath between the individual exercises, while the other children are on it. In order not to underchallenge highly talented children, a private ski instructor is recommended.

Can we join our child with a private instructor?

Yes, that's possible. Some providers even offer special family offers. Otherwise, you can simply book a private instructor for children or adults and inform the ski school after booking that you would like to go together.