Sitting at the North end of the Hakuba Valley, Cortina is known for getting larger dumps of snow. With steeper terrain and relaxed off-piste policy this is a must ski resort for those looking to take advantage of Hakuba’s Japow. Be forewarned though that Cortina is a big draw on a powder day and you must be prepared to get there early to catch first tracks. Order your taxi the night before to make sure you can get there on time. The bottom lift usually opens at 8:00 and access to the upper terrain opens at 8:30 (there is usually a line for the upper lift) Cortina also boasts easy back country access with a ski-out to the neighbouring Norikura ski resort. Your Cortina day pass will give you use of lifts in both resorts so you can easily lift hop back to Cortina for some more back country fun. Be sure to be safe, take a beacon a shovel and a competent skiing partner who can dig you out in an emergency.
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Cortina Mountain Stats
|Course area||92 hectares||Elevation||872m / 1,381m|
|Maximum slope||41 degrees (Hideyama 2)||Longest course||2,025m (Hideyama Rinkan)|
|Number of courses||16||Trails composition||Beginner: 40% Intermediate: 30% Advanced: 30%|
|Number of lifts||7 (Quad: 2, Double: 5)||Skiers / Boarders||Skiers: 60%, Boarders: 40%|
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