The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will be held in Cortina in February 2021, as planned.
This decision has been taken by the FIS after CONI and FISI—in agreement with the local organising committee and institutions—had provided the International Ski Federation with an assessment of the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and expressed their worries about the local area, which would risk not being able to enjoy the event to the full and host it in the best way possible.
As regards infrastructure, the works on the slopes Olympia, Vertigine, Druscié A have been completed; a new slope has been created (Lino Lacedelli slope in Cinque Torri), the first Italian public slope dedicated to training sessions and competitions and equipped with all the safety features; a new gondola has been built, Cortina-Col Druscié “Freccia nel Cielo”; a new, modern avalanche control system has been implemented to protect the whole ski area in Pomedes – Ra Valles; the Rumerlo Finish Area has been redesigned and completed.
In addition, the works to build the new gondola Son dei Prade – Bai de Dones have started and will be completed by January 2021. This new cable car will reduce traffic towards the Falzarego pass; thereby lowering CO2 emissions.
Lastly, the work to build a new chairlift in Ra Valles has started too, and the new lift will be ready for the upcoming winter.
You can read here the complete Press Release of the Organizing Committee of the Event Fondazione Cortina 2021.