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Cheap Cortina accommodation?

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There on Sunday for three days. Nothing booked. No car. Any ideas please? I know, I know not what the place is about!
Can only find pricey options, or hotels that won't let me stay for less than a week.

Any Refugio that are easy to access with all my gear, as coming by Cortina Express straight from airport?

Many thanks.
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A search on booking.com brings 23 results...
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Cortina was really great when we split off from the 10th Birthday Bash - to find more pistes, after we were all stuck short of Arraba due to Avalanche risks...

It has 2 main areas, fed by 2 large gondolas, although the one area has other chair access by a separate car park.
The one gondola is easily walkable from the town centre.
The town has 2 free bus services, the No 3 & No 8 busses pass the gondala stations and the one car park, although they both pass, they only regularly stop at one or the other, it is worth stating which one you want when you board the bus - I can;t remember which one was which... but the bus travel time is only 10 minutes or so.
The hotel receptionists when we were there was extremely helpful in bus times & stops.

The one area is very large full of great blue runs, some down thro the trees.... There are some great red runs with a few blacks....
Although when we were there - several higher runs were closed - due to the amount of snowfall at that time, some hotels had 3m of snow on their roofs and the military were removing the snow...
The other area is high up a mountain and is down through trees, great opportunities for tree runs off piste, with some lovely reds... you can ski down and across a road to an extended ski area on a third area, which is worth a trip.
We returned this summer and there are two or three refuges, up the mountain and definately several B&B / small hotels, that we saw in passing. Cortina is a popular with many Via Ferata routes in summer.
It is a popular Italian resort - on par with Courcheval in France, which can be pricey but we dined out at reasonable prices.
It will certainly keep you busy over 3 days - we had a great 4 days there, even with restricted runs due to the avalanche risks.
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queen bodecia wrote:
A search on booking.com brings 23 results...


Not sure how I'd missed this site. Many thanks, some good options!
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noisey wrote:
Cortina was really great when we split off from the 10th Birthday Bash - to find more pistes, after we were all stuck short of Arraba due to Avalanche risks...

It has 2 main areas, fed by 2 large gondolas, although the one area has other chair access by a separate car park.
The one gondola is easily walkable from the town centre.
The town has 2 free bus services, the No 3 & No 8 busses pass the gondala stations and the one car park, although they both pass, they only regularly stop at one or the other, it is worth stating which one you want when you board the bus - I can;t remember which one was which... but the bus travel time is only 10 minutes or so.
The hotel receptionists when we were there was extremely helpful in bus times & stops.

The one area is very large full of great blue runs, some down thro the trees.... There are some great red runs with a few blacks....
Although when we were there - several higher runs were closed - due to the amount of snowfall at that time, some hotels had 3m of snow on their roofs and the military were removing the snow...
The other area is high up a mountain and is down through trees, great opportunities for tree runs off piste, with some lovely reds... you can ski down and across a road to an extended ski area on a third area, which is worth a trip.
We returned this summer and there are two or three refuges, up the mountain and definately several B&B / small hotels, that we saw in passing. Cortina is a popular with many Via Ferata routes in summer.
It is a popular Italian resort - on par with Courcheval in France, which can be pricey but we dined out at reasonable prices.
It will certainly keep you busy over 3 days - we had a great 4 days there, even with restricted runs due to the avalanche risks.


All useful stuff, many thanks for taking the time. Positive ski karma back to you!
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How cheap can a double room be in Cortina? options on Booking.com suggest ~100e/night for two. Can I find cheaper if I contact directly B&Bs? I'm looking at going there for a weekend this winter, so convenience is as important as price. Very Happy
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Cortina is not renowned as being a cheap resort. With Madonna and Sestriere it is one of Italy's upmarket resorts where prices are kept high to keep the ethos they want. I've only ever been there in the summer. I've heard mixed reports on the skiing ranging from the best resort in the world from some newspapers to 'Not really worth the bus trip out there' from some Snowheads at last year's Arabba bash. I think those Snowheads were into the gnarly stuff rather than beautiful tree line blues. I'd love to ski there. It's a beautiful place. I hear there are plans for a lift up to the Falzarego pass which would be a long link into the Sella Ronda via the Hidden Valley.
I think Cortina has a train link from Venice too which would make transfers easy if you went for Booking.com
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I also read all types of reviews (mostly favorable). For 2 days of skiing it looks fine to me. In fact, this Cortina weekend will be more about good food and relaxed skiing with girlfriend. We are not the upmarket type of customers but we picked Cortina because town seems pretty and has at least 1 or 2 good restaurants. We've been to Kitzbuhel last winter for a weekend, so we understand how inflated prices can be, but nearly 6 months in advance, we're hoping to get value for money.
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Sounds perfect for you. Enjoy. Where not try and stay a night up at Cinque Torrre refuge and do the Hidden Valley, horse drawn ski lift thing? Cinque Torre is small but the skiing wonderful and views out of this world.
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I believe you have to book early. Highest sauna in the Alps too.

http://www.dolomiti.org/dengl/Cortina/laga5torri/ospitalita/RifLagazuoi/index.html
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http://rifugiolagazuoi.com/Ing/prezzi.php

Actual website.
I need to go. Looks amazing.
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This one looks equally good, if not better. I think I ate there whilst doing the Great War ring last year. The outdoor hot tub looks amazing.
http://www.rifugioscoiattoli.it/
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