The Cross-country ski Centre is located in the premises of the Sports Centre A. De Rigo at Fiames. – Opening in December
Information: tel. 0436 4903 – 0436 881811
How to get there
The Cross country ski center is located in Fiames, about 5 km from the town center.
You can arrive there by walk, along the cycling track which once was the site of the railway Cortina Dobbiaco, path n.208. The small road is almost flat and paved untill the outskirts of the town, where it becomes a dirt road which flanks Mount Pomagagnon under Punta Fiames. Upon reaching a little house (the old railway station of Fiames) turn left, descend towards the main road.
By local bus, take the line n.1.
By car, from the center of Cortina, take the SS51 national road, north direction (Dobbiaco). The Sport Center is on the right.
The Cross-country Ski Center based in Fiames provides the easiest, completely flat tracks for those who practise this discipline for the first time: the “school area” – equipped with snowmaking systems, the snow cover is thus guaranteed throughout the whole winter season – or the former “airport” runaway.
Dolomiti Nordic Ski
The new idea regarding the cross country skiing for the winter season is the Dolomiti Nordic Ski. A card which gives the right to use the innumerable possibility of cross country tracks not only in Cortina but also in the neighbouring valleys of the Alta Pusteria, Rasun-Anterselva, Misurina-Auronzo, Val Casies-Monguelfo-Tesido, Comelico-Sappada, Alta Badia and Alta Pusteria-Sillian in Austria.
Ski Track description
A white carpet over Cortina
It was the evening of 13th March 1962, on a Sunday just like many others. The train that had been going for years from Cortina d’Ampezzo to the pearl of High Pusterthal and back, was majestically entering the railway shed of the Dolomite resort for the last time. For those magnificent coaches, drawn by a powerful steam-engine, the “retirement from service” time had come. This is an unpleasant why to put it , but it is just what happened.
Today, and nearly forty years have elapsed since that last journey, nothing remains of the legendary railway, but for the marvellous route cut through rocks and connected by breathtaking bridges over dramatic gorges. This route has come to a second life in the last few decades.
Once the rails have been dismantled and the old “fire-drake” has been dismissed, the railway road has remained as the natural recreational connection between the two resorts. In the winter, the track is crowded with many cross-country skiers that slide on the snow, while in the sunny periods it becomes the favourite route for hikers and bikers who escape from the hot temperatures of the plain to discover an extremely charming itinerary.
Therefore a very attractive itinerary, worth scheduling now that the part leading from Fiames, near Cortina, as far as Cimabanche, has been completely renovated . The need to transform and improve the surface on this stretch had been felt since long. It was necessary to smooth the unevenness left by the rails.