The weather and climate in Cortina d'Ampezzo area is typical of the subalpine valleys of northern Italy, with long, cold winters and short summers. At the Cimabanche Pass, between the provinces of Bolzano and Belluno (the province where Cortina is located), were recorded some of the lowest temperatures in Italy. Usually the coldest months are December and January with snow from November to April.

In summer, in the warmer months, the weather is sunny with temperatures rarely exceeding 25 degrees Celsius (77°F), but there is no shortage of precipitation. If you want to visit Cortina d'Ampezzo and the Dolomites especially for hiking, always bring suitable clothing. Especially at high altitudes, the weather is unpredictable with rain showers or thunderstorms.

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When to go

Cortina and the Ampezzo Dolomites can be visited at any time of the year depending on the type of holiday you want: whether you visit Cortina to spend a few relaxing days or if you want an active holiday.

At the beginning of summer nature comes back to life, everything is tinged with greenery and wildflowers sprout on the alpine plateaus.

Usually, in August, when most Italians go on holiday, the traffic is congested and it will be difficult to find accommodation. However, this period has the advantage of being able to do a multitude of outdoor activities such as hiking and trekking, cycling, mountain biking and climbing. Refuges at higher altitudes are also open during this period and many provide food and accommodation.

In autumn the area is less crowded, the colours and landscapes are truly magical during this time of year.

In winter, Cortina d'Ampezzo and the Dolomites are a perfect destination for all winter sports enthusiasts, from beginners to professional athletes. Here you can practice skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and any other winter sport.

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