Cortina 2021 breaks ground on new venue

On 3rd August 2017, construction work on the technical Vertigine course at the site of the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA) officially began. The new slope will host the men’s giant slalom and slalom competitions at the Championships. The first part of the construction will take place over the next two and a half months.

“In July, we completed all the administrative projects related to the slope projects for the World Championships 2021 and now they begin their work,” said Paolo Nicoletti, Managing Director of the Cortina 2021 Foundation. “We in the foundation all worked diligently and in close cooperation with all parties involved. Thank you for the great collaboration, and I believe that the suggestions made by the FIS have been taken into consideration and that the deadlines can be met to carry out the necessary test events and important competitions prior to the Championships.”

“Making the event spectacular, meeting the budget, and environmental care are the criteria that inspire all of our decisions,” continued Nicoletti. “The Vertigine track is an extraordinary example of harmonious integration of new infrastructure in the original area.”

The Vertigine track, which will be located on the Tofana di Mezzo peak with a start elevation of 2373m, ends by crossing the Stratofana Olimpica track and will share the finish at 1568m.