Cortina 2020 - 1st Place Women's Downhill Trophy Ski World Cup Finals
Cortina d'Ampezzo is home to one of the "classic" stages of women's World Cup Alpine skiing and will host the Alpine Ski World Championships from 7 to 21 February 2021.
A long-running sporting tradition that sees some of the greatest athletes compete. This year would have seen the return of men's skiing in Cortina, 30 years after the last historic race was won by Kristian Ghedina on domestic slopes. The World Cup Finals were set to run from March 18 to 22 but the event had to be canceled due to the Codiv-19 emergency in order to protect the health of everyone involved.
In this difficult situation that has affected the whole country, the Cortina 2021 Foundation has decided to offer its support to help the fight against the Codiv-19 virus by auctioning off the trophies created for the Finals. The proceeds will be donated to Belluno Hospital for the purchase of medical equipment needed for assisted breathing.
These trophies are the prizes that the athletes would have been awarded at the Finals. As Cortina Classic tradition dictates, the pieces are handcrafted by the Pio Alverà Glassworks - an example of Ampezzo craftsmanship - using resins and other local natural elements. The trophies have been personalized with the event's logo, the race category and the position for which they were intended.
Get your hands on one of these prizes and you can feel like a sporting star while you help a good cause!
This year you can take home first prize in the women's downhill event...
Fondazione Cortina 2021, the organisation led by Alessandro Benetton and directed by the CEO Valerio Giacobbi, is the organising committee of the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski
The 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will be held in Cortina d’Ampezzo from 7 th to 21 st February 2021: two weeks of men’s and women’s competitions and events which will draw over 600 athletes from 70 countries to Cortina. About 6,000 people among workers, volunteers, trainers, ski technicians and managers will also join the event.
More than 120,000 fans are expected to come and show their support during the 14 days of the event and at least 500 million people from all over the world will watch the competitions with live TV coverage, without forgetting the digital community that will follow and interact with the events thanks to the new Media.
Starting with the organisation of the Women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Cortina in 2017, Fondazione Cortina 2021 has been organising 28 international ski competitions among World Cup races and the upcoming World Championships.
Fondazione Cortina 2021 has decided to support the efforts of the Belluno Hospital by raising funds to support its fight against the COVID-19.