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Skiing in Cortina d’ Ampezzo, Belluno, Veneto Italy

Black-coded level:
3 runs; Forcella, Rossa (Tofana) - Staunies (Cristallo)
Red-coded level:
25 runs; Cinque Torri - Tofana
Blue-coded level:
39 runs; Tofana - Mietres
Green-coded level:
3 runs; Tofana - Socrepes
In the north-east of the Veneto Region, in Northern Italy, the most famous winter resort in Italy and Europe is located, the town of Cortina d’ Ampezzo.

Situated in the heart of Dolomites Mountain chain, Cortina d’ Ampezzo has become a regular meeting point for fans of snow activities and the international ski scene, especially after the 1956 Winter Olympic Games.

The ski area of Cortina is divided into four distinguished ski playgrounds, Faloria-Cristallo, Tofana, Cinque Torri and Lagazuoi. Each of them offers completely different ski environment. They are connected each other by lifts and shuttle-bus services. Those four areas make Cortina the ‘’Queen’’ of Dolomites and the home of numerous nationals and internationals competitions, races, events and championships.

The most prestigious one is the Women Alpine Ski World Cup where it is held every January. This enormous ski arena with its 70 slopes, covers more than 120 km/74 mi and can satisfy the fans of all the levels of ability. Some 33% of the slopes are addressed to beginners, 62% to those with intermediate level and 5% to the skilled skiers. All of them are served by 6 cable cars and 29 chairlifts.

The ski season starts in late November and ends in mid-April. The enthusiast of cross country ski and snowboard can enjoy in distinct areas their preferred sport. The trails dedicated in the cross country style only in Dolomites Super ski zone cover more than 1150 km/715 mi. The resort is as well, children-friendly with dedicated spaces to the next skier’s generation.

Last but not least, Cortina d’ Ampezzo is the birthplace of the first ski & snowboard school in Italy since 1933, recognized by the Italian Federation of winter sports (F.I.S.I).  During weekends, Cortina is overcrowded but still remains a great ski destination!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Venice
158 km / 98 mi, 1 hr 55 mins
Follow the Rout A27 (Venice/Belluno) towards Belluno and continue on the SS51 Alemagna that will take you to Cortina d'Ampezzo.
BY CAR FROM Innsbruck
165 km / 102.5 mi, 2 hrs 23 mins
Follow the rout A12, E45, E60 Austria/Italy borders and take the A22 Bressanone/Val Pusteria. Follow the SS49 direction Brunico and the SS51.
BY CAR FROM Milan
412 km / 256 mi, 4 hrs 25 mins
Follow the A4 exit toward Venice and take the A27 toward Belluno. Exit onto SS51.
BY AIR
Marco Polo Airport, Venice,
158 km / 98 mi, 1 hr 55 mins
BY TRAIN

Trenitalia provides with excellent and very efficient train services. Cortina d’ Ampezzo is a very popular and a must winter resort destination. There are direct connections with major Italian cities and via transit for other town. Furthermore, the region is very well connected with European bordering countries such Austria and Germany. Timetables are strictly respected.

Schools

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Kitesurf Course Easy 3 hrs, Sardinia
/ Italy, Sardinia

You want to try kitesurfing… but you don’t know yet if you like it or not, or you want to make a present to a friend. It’s the course for you at only 99€ for 3 hours lesson!
You will learn how to:

  • first flight with the trainer kite
  • set up of the equipment
  • safety procedures
  • start and land the kite with an assistant
  • flying a 4 lines kite
  • the first bodydrag

The lesson could be semiprivate (2 student 1 instructor).

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99
Advanced Course for Hydrospeed Guide, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

The “Patrick Rafting Center” organizes Basic, Advanced and Safety Courses for Hydrospeed Guides, with immediate opportunities and pay with an established framework to Hydrospeed Guide.

– Reserved for those who have already attended the basic course, a prerequisite for the SAFETY COURSE.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

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400
Kitesurf Rental, Sardinia
/ Italy, Sardinia

Equipment rental: Equipment rental is 25€/hr or 70€/day unlimited time (complete set, kite+board+harness). We have only brand new kite, board, harness from our sponsor RRD.

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25
Kitesurf Course Beginner Superman 12 hrs, Sardinia
/ Italy, Sardinia

From the first fly to the independence: 
This is an intensive kite course, it’s designed for those who want to start as total beginner and end as independent kiteboarder!!!
The goal of that course is to give you a good knowledge about safety in kitesurfing, ride in both directions, ride with strong wind, riding upwind. You’ll become a super kiter!!!
With six kite lessons you will learn how to:

  • do the spot analysis
  • to set up the equipment
  • start and land the kite with the help of one assistant
  • body drag “downwind” and upwind
  • do the board recovery in body drag
  • do the self-rescue and the self-pack down
  • first water start and ride
  • change direction while riding
  • riding up-wind
  • carvings and riding toe side

You can choose to have private (540 €) or semiprivate lesson (420 €). Extra for boat+GoPro lesson: 20 €/h
The course is arranged in 6 lessons of 2 hours each, for a total of 12 hours. We recommend a stay of at least 9 days.

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420
540 € for 12h private lesson
Advanced Course for Rafting Guide, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

The “Patrick Rafting Center” organizes Basic, Advanced and Safety Courses for Rafting Guides, with immediate opportunities and pay with an established framework to Rafting Guide.

– Reserved for those who have already attended the basic course, a prerequisite for the SAFETY COURSE.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

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350
Safety Course for Rafting Guide, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

The “Patrick Rafting Center” organizes Basic, Advanced and Safety Courses for Rafting Guides, with immediate opportunities and pay with an established framework to Rafting Guide.

-Intensive course on the security river.

– Reserved for those who have already participated in the courses BASIC and ADVANCED.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

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400
Kitesurf Course Safety, Sardinia
/ Italy, Sardinia

This course is designed for who want to learn kitesurfing in a lake, and need help to learn what to do on a beach; or for who need to go deeper in safety procedures.
In this course you will learn:

  • do the spot analysis
  • to set up the equipment
  • start and land the kite with the help of one assistant
  • do the self-rescue and the self-pack down
  • right to way rules

Course duration: 2.30 h

It could be a group lesson.

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80
Base Kayaking Course, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

BASE: Full immersion, 3 hours in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. For those who do not have canoe experience or do not know the fundamental maneuvers. The course teaches the fundamentals in flat water. It includes the necessary notions of security.

BASE 2 days.3 hours a day. For those who do not have canoe experience or do not know the fundamental maneuvers. The course teaches the fundamentals in flat water. It includes the necessary notions of security.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

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100
Basic Course for Rafting Guide, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

The “Patrick Rafting Center” organizes Basic, Advanced and Safety Courses for Rafting Guides, with immediate opportunities and pay with an established framework to Rafting Guide.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

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300
Basic Course for Hydrospeed Guide, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

The “Patrick Rafting Center” organizes Basic, Advanced and Safety Courses for Hydrospeed Guides, with immediate opportunities and pay with an established framework to Hydrospeed Guide.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

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350
Advanced Kayaking Course, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

For those who have already attended the BASE course and know fundamental maneuvers. Course teaches the fundamentals in choppy water. It includes the necessary notions of security.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

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150
Kitesurf Course Beginner Basic 6 hrs, Sardinia
/ Italy, Sardinia

From the first fly to water-start: 
The goal of that course is to give you a good knowledge about safety in kitesurfing, good control of the kite and start to ride the board.
You will learn how to:

  • do the spot analysis
  • fly the triner kite
  • to set up the equipment
  • start and land the kite with the help of one assistant
  • body drag “downwind” and upwind
  • do the board recovery in body drag
  • do the self-rescue and the self-pack down
  • first water start and ride

You can choose to have private (270 €) or semiprivate lessons (210 €).
The course is arranged in 3 lessons of 2 hours each, for a total of 6 hours.

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210
270 € for 6hrs private lesson
Rafting & Outdoor activities, Trentino
/ Italy, Noce River, Trentino-South Tyrol

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

May – ITALY

River Rafting Tour Class I / IV + and outdoor experiences on Noce River.

Not an expedition. 10 Days – air travel not included.

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1990
Kitesurf Course Advanced 5 hrs, Sardinia
/ Italy, Sardinia

This course is for all intermediate and advanced riders that want to give a boost to their kiting skills! We have three different lesson programs depending on your level.

  • Freeride program: riding upwind, turns, carvings, riding toe side
  • Freestyle program: jumps, rotations, grabs, railey
  • Waveriding program: riding surfboard strapless, carvings, surfing front and back side

For the waveriding program we recommend April and May.

Course duration: 5 hrs private lesson

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300
Extra for boat+GoPro lesson: 20 €/h
Rafting & Wind Tunnel Flying, Piedmont
/ Grugliasco, Italy, Piedmont

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Europe

River Rafting, Wind Tunnel Flying & Outdoor activities in Grugliasco, Italy.

From June to September. 3 Days – air travel not included.

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590
Safety Kayaking Course, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

Intensive course on the river security. Reserved to those who have already participated in the BASIC and ADVANCED Courses.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

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200
Safety Kayaker Course, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

Intensive in-depth for river rescue in support of Rafting and Hydrospeed descents. Reserved to those who have already participated in BASIC, ADVANCED and SAFETY Courses.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

+ More
250
Safety Course for Hydrospeed Guide, Abruzzo
/ Abruzzo, Aventino River, Italy, Pescara River

The “Patrick Rafting Center” organizes Basic, Advanced and Safety Courses for Hydrospeed Guides, with immediate opportunities and pay with an established framework to Hydrospeed Guide.

-Intensive course on the security river.

– Reserved for those who have already participated in the courses BASIC and ADVANCED.

Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.

For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:

– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)

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450

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