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Cortina sNOw DIFFERENCE. The Olympia delle Tofane becomes the capital of inclusivity.

Cortina sNOw DIFFERENCE” is the claim that will be featured on the bibs of female and male athletes competing on the Olympia delle Tofane slope for the Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup (Cortina Audi FIS Ski World Cup) and the Para Alpine World Cup (FIS Para Alpine World Cup) between January and February. It’s a play on words, a play on letters that aims to be not just a slogan but a tangible – not just ideal – testament to how Cortina d’Ampezzo, which will host both the Olympics and Paralympics in 2026, is becoming increasingly a hub of inclusivity.

No difference on the snow, or, if you prefer, snow without differences. A claim, a slogan, a wish that Fondazione Cortina “launches” on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3 and will become a reality from January 26 to February 2: the two events, organized by Fondazione Cortina, will take place seamlessly on the same track, namely the Olympia delle Tofane, a track that is one of the most iconic in world skiing. The same technical conditions and services will be provided to all participating athletes.

While the Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup boasts a decades-long tradition, para-alpine skiing is a recent discovery. It made its debut at the foot of the Tofane in the 2022-2023 season, starting in February with the Snowboardcross World Cup on the San Zan track in Socrepes, and in mid-March with the finals of the Alpine Ski World Cup on the Olympia track. After its “debut” last year, Fondazione Cortina is now replicating this commitment and enthusiasm, drawing inspiration from the positive experience of the past months.

From a technical perspective, Fondazione Cortina is paying close attention to the design of the stadium at the Finish Area of Rumerlo, with the aim of ensuring full usability of spaces and services for all individuals, regardless of age, physical condition, or any special needs. In particular, for wheelchair users, a dedicated transportation system will be provided, with the possibility to access the ground through paths equipped with special plastic platforms.

The Cortina d’Ampezzo races of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2024 will take place from Friday, January 26, to Sunday, January 28: on Friday, there will be one downhill race, on Saturday another downhill race, and on Sunday a super-G race. Tickets can be purchased on the website www.cortinaskiworldcup.com. Various participation options are available (Parterre, Tribune, Tofana Lounge, and the new Sparkling Corner).
As for the Para Alpine Ski World Cup, there will be two super-G races (January 30 and 31) and two slalom races (February 1 and 2).

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