• Cortina Tourism

    Winter Olympic Cities

    These former Winter Olympic cities have maintained a winning tourism appeal long after the original games. Italy's Cortina keeps a competitive edge with winter polo, curling, and skiing contests.

  • Calgary Tourism

    Winter Olympic Cities - Calgary, Canada

    Calgary's Canada Olympic Park (ski jump tower pictured) was the main arena at the 1988 Games and, today, it's the best place for bobsledding, downhill skiing, and snowboarding within the city.

  • iStock International

    Winter Olympic Cities - Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France

    Chamonix-Mont Blanc (site of the original 1924 Winter Olympics) stands out in a crowd of neighboring resorts thanks to its picture-perfect pistes and legendary status as the capital of Alpine skiing.

  • Cortina Tourism

    Winter Olympic Cities - Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

    In April, Cortina will host the Men's Curling World Championships, organized in Italy for the very first time, at the recently restored Olympic Ice Stadium.

  • Markt Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    Winter Olympic Cities - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

    Visitors looking to catch a glimpse of the 1936 Games in Germany's Garmisch-Partenkirchen can check out the Olympic ski jump at Mount Gudiberg – originally built in 1923 and modernized in 2007.

  • iStock International

    Winter Olympic Cities - Innsbruck, Austria

    One of only three cities to have hosted the Winter Olympic Games twice (1964 and 1976), Innsbruck is packed with an impressive wealth of architectural gems, from Baroque to Bauhaus to Zaha Hadid.

  • LakePlacidMedia.Com

    Winter Olympic Cities - Lake Placid, NY

    North America’s first Winter Olympic host city, Lake Placid, provides plenty of winter fun, from sledding, tobogganing, ice climbing, and above all, hitting the slopes.

  • Espen Haakenstad

    Winter Olympic Cities - Lillehammer, Norway

    At Lillehammer's Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track, thrill-seekers can "bobraft" (rubber bobsleigh) down the original run from the 1994 Games.

  • Swiss Tourism; Christian Perret

    Winter Olympic Cities - St. Moritz, Switzerland

    Olympics enthusiasts can watch athletes train and compete on the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympic bobsled run in Switzerland's ritzy St. Moritz.

  • Japan National Tourism Organization

    Winter Olympic Cities - Sapporo, Japan

    The Observation Platform at Sapporo's Mount Okura Ski Jump Stadium is set over 900-feet high, affording remarkable views of athletes in action year-round.

  • Squaw Valley USA

    Winter Olympic Cities - Squaw Valley, CA

    Squaw Valley celebrated its 50th anniversary since hosting the Winter Olympics this ski season, offering visitors a chance to bump skis with actual Olympians outside of Vancouver.

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