Last weekend there was the official inauguration of the strategic public works in view of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals scheduled for next March and the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.
On Saturday 11th January everyone assembled at the foot of Col Druscié for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new cable car made by Leitner Ropeways. This new cable car, the new Finish Areas and the improvements made to the race courses are the key elements without which it would not be possible to host the next international sporting events.
The new cable car, with a transport capacity of 1,800 people per hour, is one of the transport corridors for spectators from the centre of Cortina to the competition venues. Furthermore, as a public work it has an even more important legacy: it is the first piece of a potential sustainable mobility plan in Cortina d’Ampezzo.
On Sunday 12th January in the 5 Torri ski area there was the inauguration of the Lino Lacedelli slope, the first Italian public slope dedicated to competitive skiing. This brand-new slope will host the qualification races during the 2021 World Championships and will benefit the local area because it will allow the local ski clubs to train in complete safety. Moreover, the slope can be used by regional and national teams to train the most promising athletes.
As for the technical features, the Lacedelli slope is 1,245 metres long, has a width ranging from a maximum of 60 metres to a minimum of 40 metres, a vertical drop of 290 metres and a maximum gradient of 57%.
Both works have been completed thanks to the synergy between the Government, in the person of the Commissioner Luigivalerio Sant’Andrea, the Municipality of Cortina, the Region of Veneto, the Province of Belluno, Fondazione Cortina 2021 and all companies involved, and are the proof that a great team work can lead to tangible, innovative and eco-friendly results.