The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are an excellent opportunity for the country and for the Italian sports sector. Cortina obtained the bid and this gives the chance to the Queen of the Dolomiti and to Italy to organise an event that will attract the attention of the whole sports world, with important investments and advantages for tourism.
Organize a unique event, build on the tradition, open the doors to the future: this is the mission of Fondazione Cortina2021.
President of Fondazione Cortina 2021
Lawyer, former Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio officer, holds the position of Managing Director of Cortina 2021 Foundation.
Former Italian rower, silver medal in Sidney, appointed by CONI.
Former downhill skier and now coach, appointed by FISI.
Fondazione Cortina 2021.
The ordinary founding members of Fondazione Cortina 2021 are FISI (Italian Winter Sports Federation), the Municipality of Cortina, the Province of Belluno and the Veneto Region.
Honorary members are CONI and the Prime Minister’s Office.
The members of the Steering Council, led by President Riccardo Donadon, are Alberto Piccin, Igor Ghedina, Roberto Bortoluzzi, appointed by FISI; the Undersecretary to the Prime Minister’s Office Luca Lotti; Roberto Fabbricini and Carlo Mornati, appointed by CONI; the Interim Cortina d’Ampezzo Administrator Carlo De Rogatis; Roberto Padrin, appointed by the Province of Belluno, and Flavio Roda, President of FISI appointed by the FIS council for Italy. The CEO of the foundation is the Lawyer Paolo Nicoletti.
Rome, Venice, Cortina: “Together for the World Championships”
The institutional transversal line-up that took part in the presentation of the bid for Cortina believes that this time the bid will be successful. It is the chance to relaunch not only the Queen of the Dolomites, but the whole mountain tourism and the sports sector, working on new connections and infrastructures that will make it competitive at international levels.
Cortina reached an important achievement, with perseverance, talent and passionGiovanni MalagòConi president
It will be the reinaissance of the DolomitiLuca ZaiaPresident of the Veneto Region
Guys, in Mexico we jumped on the ChampionshipsKristian GhedinaTestimonial Candidatura Cortina2021
We are doing our best to support the organization of the World Ski ChampionshipsCarlo De RogatisThe Interim Cortina d’Ampezzo Administrator
We won because we demonstrated credibilityFlavio RodaFISI President
Team work won, we have to build something that goes beyond the World Championships.Riccardo DonadonCEO of H-FARM, he is the President of Fondazione Cortina 2021.
This event will introduce and live the mountains to all Italian citizensLuca LottiMinister of Sport
A global event open to the future with athletes and young generation involved in the project.Paolo NicolettiLawyer, former FIGC officer, holds the position of MD.
The Queen of the Dolomites is only a little over 150 kilometres (94 miles) from the Veneto capital, a short two-hour drive on the A27 motorway (Venice – Belluno). It can also be reached from the Brennero A22 motorway (exit at Bressanone and then continue towards Dobbiaco and Cortina), which is better when coming from Lombardy and Austria.
The train stations closest to Cortina are Calalzo di Cadore (35 km) and Dobbiaco, linked to the Queen of the Dolomites by a bus service that runs in connection with train arrivals and departures. The “Grand Turismo” bus service that connects Cortina to the train stations of Venezia-Mestre is extremely comfortable and quick (only two and four hours respectively). A train-bus service also runs from Milan and Rome, with travel times of five and six hours.
During high season, there are bus services to and from the main airports, railway stations and capital cities of many Italian regions.
The best airports for visiting Cortina are Venice, Treviso, Verona, Bologna, Trieste and Innsbruck. Daily and seasonal connections link the Queen of the Dolomites to Venice Airport. Connections with the main flights are very good, and travel time is just over two hours, on extremely comfortable buses. During high season, there are also bus services to and from the airports of Treviso and Bologna.