Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo is bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Valtellina will be a key player if it is successful.
The bid brings together regions of unique qualities, and Valtellina, already the home of important international events such as the World Cup and Alpine Ski World Cup, is more than ready to meet the challenge.
On 4 October 2018 the joint application was made official and Valtellina will be holding its breath until June 2019, when the International Olympic Committee will select the host for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Four clusters have been identified as competitive and non-competitive venues for the 2026 Olympics: Milan, Valtellina, Cortina, and Val di Fiemme.
BORMIO - STELVIO SLOPE - ALPINE SKIING MEN
This is one of the many venues of our Games concept that has been selected to challenge and inspire our athletes in their Olympic performance. The Stelvio is one of the most spectacular, technical and difficult tracks in the world, having twice hosted the Alpine skiing World Championships in 1985 and 2005 and many editions of the FIS World Cup. The starting point is located at 2,255 metres and the finish line at 1,268 metres. Thanks to the lighting system the track is also approved for night races;
LIVIGNO - MOTTOLINO AND CAROSELLO - SNOWBOARD AND FREESTYLE
Three adjacent venues in one of the most amazing winter resorts for young people, the city of Livigno, located at the top of Valtellina and well-connected with Switzerland as well, will host all free-style and snowboard competitions. The three venues, which regularly host training sessions of several national teams, are all located within walking distance of one another. The venue capacities will range from 3,000 seats at the Carosello 3000 venue, to 10,000 seats at the venues of Mottolino and Sitas-Tagliede.
LIVIGNO - OLYMPIC VILLAGE
The non-competitive venues include the Olympic Village in Livigno, which will partially be a temporary venue located at a mere five minutes’ walk from the three venues