Dolomiti Superski area is gigantic, built across twelve valleys and offers 1,220 km of slopes and 450 lifts. Cortina itself is however not very large, yet it offers about 100 runs and 50 lifts. Many of the slopes are quite short, but they are varied and with different surroundings. Cortina is best suited for those who are average skiers. Those who are in search of the most challenging runs will probably be better off in another ski resort. There are few black pistes and they are not very challenging.
In Cortina, 95 % of the ski slopes are covered by snow cannons, which makes Cortina a good option all winter long.
Cortina consists of several different areas, of different character: Faloria, Tofana and Lagazuoi Cinque Torri.
The area Faloria (Cristallo-Mietres) consists of 24 pistes mixed red, black and blue with a lovely view of the Ampezzo Valley. There is a chair lift up all the way to 2,930 meters. In section Mietres there is a a nice ski area surrounded by forest, which tends to to be popular among children.
The area Tofana-Socrepes offers a great variety of slopes from beginners to advanced skiers. There are both good beginner slopes and some very steep runs. There is also a great children's area, with a lift for younger children.
Laguaziou Cinque Torri is a smaller area outside of the main course, which means queues are rare.
Note that the ski areas are poorly connected, but there are buses. Renting a car for easy travel between ski areas might be a good idea, but it depends on what season you visit Cortina because it can be very crowded.