The small ski resort of Cortina is a part of the greater Hakuba area
Cortina – all-inclusive Elämysmatkat style
The small ski resort of Cortina is a part of the greater Hakuba area. Out of the resorts in the area Cortina is the most popular amongst Nordic guests especially due to the excellent forest off-piste. As the biggest resort in the Hakuba region, Cortina has also permitted skiing everywhere outside the slopes, making it very popular with the fat-ski and snowboarding guests. A proficient and very active ski patrol group operates in Cortina, monitoring the snow safety in the off-piste. So we are in good hands!
The large yet cosy Hotel Green Plaza is a good quality establishment which covers all the services you might want during your ski trip: tables overflowing with buffet food for breakfast and dinner, excellent onsen section freely accessible to clients, equipment storage, good, spacious rooms in Japanese standards, conveniently located right at the base of the slopes, friendly personnel, and even a Japanese game room for entertainment. Cortina and the Green Plaza are a genuine all-inclusive Elämysmatkat style combo.
The resort of Cortina only has seven lifts and ten slopes, but the off-piste terrain accessible from the lifts is really awesome and varied. Straight from the lifts you can ride great powder lines right through the trees and end up at the lower lift station. And if that wasn’t good enough, a great number of additional possibilities open up through the three backcountry access gates. When heading into the backcountry, please note that the use of a proficient guide is naturally more than recommended.
Cortina is located roughly half an hour bus or taxi ride outside the centre of Hakuba, where plenty of restaurants and services are located. A majority of Elämysmatkat clients are also accommodated in the centre of Hakuba. Traditionally speaking, Finnish travellers spend most of their time between Cortina and the centre of Hakuba, especially on mornings following a snowfall. The Cortina all-inclusive option saves plenty of time in the mornings, since you are practically immediately on-piste as you step out of the hotel. You can also get a free shuttle bus from Cortina to other resorts in the Hakuba area, and in the evenings you can take a taxi to enjoy the night life in Hakuba centre.