It’s traditional to call Cortina d’Ampezzo, ‘the queen of the Dolomites’, and if this winter’s line up of exciting events is anything to go by, the historic nickname is as well deserved today as ever.

From the fresh take on design at Fashion Weekend in early December right through to hosting one of Europe’s most challenging nocturnal running races in late February, Cortina is more than living up to its reputation as a chic, festive, thrilling and amazingly family-friendly resort this winter.

So if you’re tempted by the thought of a family holiday in the Dolomiti Superski area, but want more than just exceptional skiing, have a look at what’s happening off the slopes in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

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1/6  Cortina Fashion Weekend, 7 to 9 December 2018

If you normally wouldn’t put high-fashion on your family to-do list, let Cortina Fashion Weekend gently persuade you to change your mind this December. It’s incredibly glamorous, of course, but it’s also in aid of UNICEF, and there are plenty of enchanting activities for kids, alongside moments to gasp in wonder at couture creativity.   

Family-friendly highlights

  • Celebrate the launch of Winter Season 2018 and see the city’s dazzling festive street decorations lit up for the first time.
  • Take to the streets for Cortina Fashion Night, stroll the stores; sip cocktails; meet celebrity bloggers and influencers, and have a sneaky peek at what’s new – and set to be big – next year.
  • Catch a Flash Mob eco-performance by the young team from Cortina Energym.
  • Adopt a Valentino-attired Pigotte Doll in aid of UNICEF and offset the more self-indulgent side of Cortina Fashion Weekend.

When Friday 7 December to Sunday 9 December 2018

Where Various locations in and around Cortina d’Ampezzo

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