Join our Exclusive Italy Gay Ski Week in the Queen of the Dolomites, Cortina. We will host the first and sought after Italy Gay Ski Week. A week of gay fun in the snow at the most fashionable ski resort in Italy, Cortina d’Ampezzo. Set just a couple of hours north of Venice, the Olympic resort of Cortina D’Ampezzo is one of the most visited resorts in the Italian Alps: with over 120 kms of pistes and 83 runs, it attracts thousands of skiers of various levels every year. In fact, the town is the choice of many visitors from all over the world, not only for its slopes, but also for the large selection of superb accommodation, bars, restaurants and shopping areas.
The ski resort of Cortina has hosted many ski races, such as the 1956 Winter Olympics and the 2021 Ski World Championships: the Olympic flame will come back in this 1.000 year old resort in 2026.
Cortina is part of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site: skiers can take part in cross-country tours through the Ampezzo Dolomites Natural Reserve. The Dolomiti Superski Pass also gives access to over 1,200 km of slopes including the neighbouring valleys: you can find more information at the page here
The main skiing areas in the surroundings of Cortina are the Cortina Cube (Socrepes, Faloria and Mietres), Tofana, and Lagazuoi – 5 Torri, with plenty of challenging runs as well as really amazing views. To get around the ski areas is extremely easy: all the main paths are either linked by lifts or local ski buses.
We will stay in the center of the action, in a fantastic 4 star hotel, Bellevue Suites Hotel & Spa, right on top of Corso Italia, the main street of Cortina. Our accommodation includes buffet breakfast, to start the day and the race to the slopes in the best shape; entry to the private spa and to the gym of the hotel.
For a smoother in-resort experience, we highly recommend pre-booking Lift passes, ski equipment hire and/or tuition. Please let us know your requirements and we will help you take care of what is needed.
For those really looking for the relaxing yet energetic holiday on the snow with new gay friends from all over the world, look no further. Our Italy Gay Ski Week offers the perfect solution. The Hotel, carefully selected by your Italy Gay Travels hosts, offers great services: its equipment features a spa and a gym, wifi and on-site massage services. We will also spend at least four nights altogether in traditional restaurants enjoying local food: please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements in order to tailor the meals accordingly.
Day 1 - Saturday
Make your way over to Cortina D’Ampezzo. Welcome to the Hotel Bellevue, smack in the center of Cortina! This is the perfect spot to forget about your troubles, clear your mind and just relax. Upon arrival you will be greeted and shown your room as well as given a tour of the facilities that are at your disposal for the duration of your stay.
In the evening, join the Italy Gay Ski Week group and your host for an aperitif, alcoholic or non-alcoholic as you prefer. This will be the perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow skiers as well as your Italy Gay Travels host. We will enjoy a beautiful dinner altogether and we will get ready for the adventure that lies ahead of us. The Welcome Dinner is on us of course!
Day 2 to 7 - Sunday to Friday
Typically the days at the Italy Gay Ski Week start with a hearty breakfast in the hotel! The lovely dining hall cater for all so please let us know your dietary requirements and they will take care of your needs.
Soon after breakfast, it’ s time to get ready for the slopes and enjoy amazing rides in the snow! Cortina d’Ampezzo ski resort includes the areas of Cortina, San Vito di Cadore, Auronzo and Misurina. It offers a huge variety of slopes for all levels and all disciplines: skiing, snowboarding, freestyle and freeride!
If you don’t feel like skiing or if you are not a skier at all, no worries! You can still enjoy Cortina and its amazing surroundings, thanks to an array of activities that we can organise for you. These include a day getaway at the Lake Sarapis, that you can reach via an easy trekking way, max 2 hours long; an helicopter ride over the area from where you can admire its amazing white landscape and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo; a private ride to enjoy amazing lakes and secluded mountain cottages where to enjoy typical lunches; a walk in the Cinque Torri area, a characteristic monument made of stone towers of different heights (the highest being 2362 meters high)… and many more things.
We promise: at the Italy Gay Ski Week you can’t get bored! And if you feel like doing nothing, worries not: just enjoy a relaxing day at the spa of the hotel. Then, why not pamper yourself with shopping in one of the many high end boutiques of the main street of Cortina?
Whatever you choose to do, make sure to join us every afternoon from 5pm for some Apres-ski Drinks in the best bars of Cortina d’Ampezzo.
In the evening we will enjoy 4 meals together, on us: the Welcome Dinner (Day 1); the Farewell Dinner (Day 7) and 2 Typical Dinners (Day 3 and Day 5).
Day 8 - Saturday
After breakfast, we all say goodbye (no tears hopefully) and see you next year for the 2024 Italy Gay Ski Week! We hope that we see you next time.
We have designed this exclusive Ski Week with flexibility to ensure that everyone has the best experience on the snow.