Cortina aims to please everyone and certainly succeeds in pleasing Nordic skiing enthusiasts, increasing its offering in this area every year. Perfectly groomed tracks to satisfy even the most demanding athletes, artificial snow guaranteeing snow cover and, of course, a perfect location in the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites. The Cortina ski area is part of Dolomiti NordicSki, Europe's large cross-country skiing carousel, with some 1300 km of Nordic skiing pistes that can be used with a single ski pass. For years, the Antonella De Rigo sports centre in Fiames has been the hub for this particular discipline. Even in the event of no natural snow, skiing is still guaranteed on the school playing field and along much of the old Dolomite railway track, a fascinating route which has recently been upgraded and attracts numerous classic and freestyle cross-country skiers.