Cortina 2021: here is how it went down
The ski world championship ended on the 21st of February with an exciting ceremony with a suggestive name: From Ski to the Sky.
A splendid sunny Sunday saw the exhibition on the slopes of performers, athletes, armed forces, law enforcements amongst which the paratrooper who overflown Cortina with a gigantic Italian flag ad the 150 men and women of the Tricolori army team who skied down the track on Col Drusciè in a steep exhibition.
Land and sky, snowy slopes and big horizons but with concreteness and a look at the future as it’s summarized in the name chosen for the closing ceremony of the ski world championship 2021 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the 15 days of sportive kermesse which combined pragmatism, determination, logistic and organizing skills with the will (and need) to project towards the future and another adventure.
Cortina at the centre of the world, for sport and fashion
The two weeks of Cortina 2021 have been a big moment of celebration which withstand brilliantly no matter the difficulties and the restriction due to the pandemic.
Even if the situation imposed a closed door event and many meetings had been diverted on the web, the atmosphere in Cortina was electric and full of enthusiasm, like it is always during the international events which followed one another in the magic scenario of Cortina.
More than 600 athletes coming from 70 nations, 14 days of female and male competitions, 5 disciplines, 13 world title for the grab: with the words of the Fondazione Cortina 2021 a big challenge that has become a symbol of hope, image of sports values and heritage for the territory and that has made Italy and the international ski community proud.
Less worldliness compared to the past but as always Cortina has demonstrated to be worthy of her title of Queen of the Dolomites. And the big high fashion maison have paid tribute by creating for this occasion unique pieces in their collections for sport and free time.Fendi has realized high performance suits and pants for ski and snowboard with breathable, thermal and waterproof fabrics which mix pile and lycra. Dior presented a capsule collection dedicated to the ski slopes, the first in the maison history. While Louis Vuitton has chosen Cortina to inaugurate its first boutique in a mountain location. Where? Franz Kraler in Corso Italia, ça va sans dire.
Next appointment, Winter Olympics in 2026
Cortina, together with Milan, will host the edition of the winter olympic games from the 6th to the 22nd of February 2026. The following month will be the time of the winter paralympic, scheduled from the 6th to the 15th of March in the same locations. There will be races held in Valtellina, in Val di Fiemme and in Alto Adige.
And Cortina will host one of the two opening ceremonies of the 2026 winter olympics, at the same time as the inauguration in Milan at San Siro stadium. In the Ampezzo valley are programmed to take place the race of the female alpine ski, on the slopes Olympia delle Tofane already a protagonist in the world championship just ended. Cortina will have bobsleigh, luge and skeleton, on the olympic track Eugenio Monti which will be restored as it was in the Olympic games in 1956. The olympic ice stadium will undergo some renovation to host the curling competitions.
2026 is not that far away and everyone is preparing to give life to a new, extraordinary sport celebration after having brilliantly passed the test of the ski world championship of 2021. So much so at Hotel Ambra we are already receiving bookings for 2026.
Will you join us? We’ll be waiting for you at Ambra Cortina Hotel!
Cortina d’Ampezzo has always been synonymous of sport and glamour. We have been talk about it here:
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