Introducing World Championship candidates – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

23 April 2014 15:09
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Cortina d'Ampezzo -
Dino Colli

The Italian ski resort Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of two candidates bidding to host the 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Its profile is presented below:

Cortina d’Ampezzo, one of the most famous ski resorts in Italy - recently awarded Italy’s best Ski Resort 2013 at the World Ski Awards - is bidding for the fourth consecutive time to host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Cortina’s strategic location in the heart of the Alps, its long-term sports tradition and vast experience in organising sports events, in addition to its impressive surroundings and beauty are not the only key assets for its candidature. Cortina’s bid is linked to strategic re-modernisation with huge investments in slopes, roads, ski lifts and other tourist infrastructures. Many of these projects are already underway.

A team of 20 young and enthusiastic local people are working hard for the bid together with the experienced World Cup Organisers and are keen to host the 2019 World Championships. Most importantly, the candidature is supported by the local population and all economic categories and political forces. Specific agreements such as the Multi-Party Agreement signed by all political stakeholders as well as letters of support by all Italian World Cup Organisers, universities, regional committees of the Italian Ski Association and contracts signed by individual hotels will ensure smooth preparation and delivery of the event. Everybody is pulling in the same direction in order to host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo!

Stay tuned and follow Cortina 2019 through its new Facebook page and website