Milano Cortina 2026 - the upcoming Winter Olympics scheduled from February 6th to February 22nd, 2026 (along with the Winter Paralympics from March 6th to March 15th, 2026) - will highlight Italy as the main player on the new global sporting scene for the foreseeable future. The goal will be to promote the values of sport, of the Olympics and the Paralympics, through culture and creativity.
Two symbolic locations will host the occasion, from Lombardy to Veneto, on to Trentino and Alto Adige: a momentous event extended over an impressive 22,000 sqm area.
If you wish to enjoy some great skiing or any other winter sport as you start your adventure from Milano, the stunning Milano Cortina Olympic venues await you!
Find out where to go.
- Olympia delle Tofane: with its breathtaking views and over 100 World Cup races held on its slopes, the venue will host the women's Alpine Skiing competitions starting from February 7th, 2026 with the Downhill events and, on March 7th and 8th respectively, the first Paralympic Alpine Skiing and Para Snowboard competitions.
- Cortina Sliding Centre: Cortina's bobsleigh, luge and skeleton run is due to be completely renovated and will have a capacity of 5,500. The sled race will inaugurate Cortina’s Olympic programme and will be held on February 7th, 2026.
- Cortina Olympic Stadium: the Olympic ice stadium will host the Curling competitions scheduled for February 4th, 2026, and the Para Curling competitions from March 7th.
VAL DI FIEMME
- Tesero Cross-Country Skiing Stadium: this sports facility, located in Lago in the municipality of Tesero, Val di Fiemme in the Trento area, is renowned as an iconic venue for international cross-country skiing. Tesero will host all the Winter Games competitions: the first race will be held on February 7th, 2026. It will also host Para Cross Country and Para Biathlon.
- Ice Rink Pinè: the Baselga di Pinè Ice Stadium is at an altitude of 1000m on the Pinè Plateau, in the eastern part of Trentino, just 18 km from Trento, and will host the first Speed Skating race on February 7th, 2026.
- Predazzo Ski Jumping Stadium: the Giuseppe Dal Ben Ski Jumping Stadium is located in Stalimen, Predazzo, Trentino. It will host both the men's and women's ski jumping and Nordic combined events. The inaugural race and first medal ceremony are scheduled for February 7th, 2026.
- Livigno: the Livigno mountain area vaunts a total of 120 km of ski slopes ranked as: blue 26% (easy), red 57% (intermediate) and black 17% (difficult). It will host all the Snowboard and Freestyle competitions. The first race is scheduled for February 5th, 2026.
- Bormio: the Stelvio slope in Bormio, Valtellina, is one of the most spectacular, technical and demanding pistes in the world; the iconic winter sports venue is renowned for speed. It will host the men's Alpine Skiing competitions, and the first race will be the Downhill Descent on February 8th, 2026. Bormio will also host the Ski Mountaineering competitions, a discipline that will make its Olympic debut in Milano Cortina 2026.
- Südtirol Arena: set against a pristine alpine landscape, the Arena Alto Adige (Südtirol Arena), in Rasun Anterselva, in the province of Bolzano, is a world-famous biathlon venue.
The 20 km network of slopes of different ratings that encircle the biathlon stadium provides a winter training ground for athletes and ski enthusiasts, a summer roller skiing area and a place to acclimatise for higher altitudes.
The first Olympic Biathlon competition will take place on February 8th, 2026, and a gold medal in the mixed relay will be awarded on the same day.
- Forum di Assago: the central arena with a 12,700 capacity is arranged over three floors and, in recent years, the stadium has often played an important role in Milanese sport by hosting high-level competitions. During the Winter Olympics, the Forum will host all Short Track and Figure Skating competitions, with the first scheduled for February 5th, 2026.
- Palaitalia Santa Giulia: the new multifunctional sports stadium near San Donato Milanese, currently under construction, will host the men's Ice Hockey tournament and all the finals.
- Milano Hockey Arena: the former Pala Sharp will host the inaugural men's Hockey match on February 5th, 2026 and the first Para Ice Hockey match on March 7th, 2026.
OTHER MAJOR OLYMPIC VENUES
Don’t miss the spectacular Milano Cortina 2026 opening and closing ceremonies at the following venues:
- Giuseppe Meazza San Siro Stadium in Milano: this world-famous arena will host the Milano Cortina XXV Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on February 6th, 2026.
- Piazza Duomo in Milano: along with all the athletes, the piazza will star in the Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony on March 15th, 2026.
- Arena di Verona: on February 22nd, 2026, the Closing Ceremony of the 2026 Milano Cortina Olympics will be staged at this magnificent Arena. On March 15th, 2026, the venue will host the Opening Ceremony of the Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Games.