Gstaad, Lifestyle


Very blond and with an incredible resemblance to the great grandfather Rainier, Tuesday in Monte Carlo made its first public appearance Sacha Casiraghi, son of Andrea and Tatiana Santo Domingo facing the second for next spring. In the home straight, but it’s the pregnancy of Princess Charlene, that within a few weeks will give birth to twins.
The Monegasque national holiday was the perfect opportunity for the long-awaited first public appearance of Sacha Casiraghi, eldest son of Andrea and Tatiana Santo Domingo.

Blond with curls and an amazing resemblance to the great grandfather Rainier, little Sacha than a year and a half will soon have a little brother or sister. Tatiana Santo Domingo, in fact, is expecting their second child, with the deadline set next spring. By year’s end, in the meantime, the principality is preparing to welcome the heir to the throne.
Princess Charlene, of South African origin, is expecting twins. His brief appearance at the balcony of the Palace and the absence at both the Te Deum in the Cathedral of both the other parties related to the national occurrence suggest that the 38 year-old former swimming champion is particularly fatigued by the double pregnancy now in the pipeline. The first born, but with his son amschio earlier than females, will happen in the future, his father Albert on the throne of Monaco. ALbert is already father of Jasmine Grace and Alexandre, both born out of a relationship legally recognized. Both bear the surname of the father and fall in line but not in civil hereditary dynastic line, as it will be, however, the case for the two children, the fruit of civil marriage and religious with the current Princess Charlene.


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Gstaad, Lifestyle


Star & skis. Madonna in Gstaad, Paris Hilton in Aspen
La Befana takes away the holidays, but the celeb are on track. The former Material Girl gets by with downhill skiing. Paris Hilton goes to the mountains with pink comforter. Gwen Stefani is granted long skiing in Mammoth Lakes. The more chic? As usual: the it girl Olivia Palermo.

Gstaad. Madonna unrecognizable in his ski suit down the slopes of Gstaad. The former Material Girl for years has been a regular in the Swiss resort, guest of a friend. With her on vacation also the daughter Lourdes with which, swear the celeb watchers, was unleashed in the dances: escorted by two bodyguards, Ms. Ciccone was seen often sway until dawn. Not the disco, of course, but in private villas with pool area used as a dance floor.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cristallo Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo: Summer 2015 dream

Approaching the summer season and the time is already ripe to start thinking about summer vacation. Although the sea is still, by far, the favorite destination, so many people will travel in the mountains.

Summer dream flying high at the Crystal Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo, with a proposed 360-degree designed for all families. The 5-star luxury of the “Queen of Dolimiti” has thought of a special blend, from sports to relaxation, the pleasures of those for local specialties, in perfect continuity with the themes of Expo 2015. Because hospitality is an art . As Italian products and customer care.

The Crystal Hotel is a jewel receptive nestled in the mountains that embrace its magic. This hotel has a long history, made of acquaintances important, in the past as in the present. Today may be chosen for important business occasions, such as meetings, incentives or corporate parties, or for events and private parties.

The structure is a symbol of glamor Ampezzo. Its spaces are the perfect place for unforgettable spa breaks, reaching its peak in the exclusive Spa. Two conference rooms, dedicated to Gustav III and Goethe. The first, also available for banquets for up to 80 people, is characterized by a beautiful parquet Versailles and an attractive coffered ceiling. Equipped with the latest technology, lends itself to accommodate important occasions, prestige, where excellence is a must.

The other, however, is unique and unforgettable experience for the extraordinary panorama of which you can enjoy looking out the windows. Located on the top floor in the center of the building, is the ideal place for business lunches or opportunities to meet in confidence. To end a day with a touch of class impeccable, the ideal is to take advantage of unparalleled proposals elegant Cocktail Bar, before a gala dinner in the Veranda, with breathtaking views of the Tofane, also to celebrate a romantic wedding in a really Special.

Dedicated to an elite clientele, the Cristallo Hotel offers the most exclusive and the most sophisticated structures for an unforgettable stay. The Transvital Swiss Beauty Center offers the most refined lovers of relaxation and body care unique experiences of being stuffed. To note the FitWell Club, a fitness center equipped with the latest generation of advanced equipment, flexible and personalized training programs designed by Personal Trainer and integrated fitness and beauty.

For summer 2015 were predicted several events and surprises, including the inevitable appointment of August with Ferragustando. This beautiful complex, the series The Leading Hotels of the World, helps to discover a unique and unforgettable Cortina, much closer than it looks and similar exposure.

Among the proposals sporting the Cortina Golf, 9 holes that allow players to engage in a process of high level and enjoy at the same time, a unique panorama in the world. The board then dresses beauty and charm in the different location of the structure, where you can sample the culinary excellence and regional Italian.

The package True Cortina for EXPO allows guests to enjoy the wonderful places dolomitic through sport from fun: from mountain biking to climbing to golf, alternating hard to relax in the pool, thermarium, massages and fitness area at the fully Spa. The package includes a free entry to the show.



Lifestyle, Livigno, Zermatt

The last snow in the Alps


Cervinia, Livigno, Austria or the Corvatsch Engadine. Places and ideas for an Easter still of skiing and winter sports
The winter just ended was not the best for skiing enthusiasts. The snowfall in February and night frosts, however, have given us a better chance to ski resorts, which have managed to extend the season over the Easter period, when the climate is not stiffer early spring makes pleasant lazing in the sun after a morning of skiing. And so in many places rained offers to stay with ski pass included.

You can whiz in the sun Easter on the slopes that descend from the glacier Grostè in Madonna di Campiglio on mileage or rhododendron from the crown of the Doss Sabion in Pinzolo, natural terrace open the Brenta Dolomites. Also good seal Brenta, a “red” little exposed to the morning sun, from where the cable car that connects the slopes of Pinzolo with the area of ​​Madonna di Campiglio, Folgarida and Marilleva. Passo del Tonale, on the border between Lombardy and Trentino, unfolds from 1,884 to 3,100 m. share, poised on unspoiled views of the upper Val Camonica, where the glacier Presena guarantees prolonged season is on the legendary “black” Paradise, 3 km. in length and 710 m. in altitude, the scenic trail that dell’Alpino, over 4 km long, and especially on the direct route Presena-Tonale-Pontedilegno, 11 km. and 1,740 m. altitude to go all in one breath.

In addition to the slopes in higher regions of Italy, Cervinia museum also boasts the highest in Europe – “A mountain of work” – where photographs and vintage gear tells the adventure of the realization of the first ski lifts. Today the cable car that climbs from Breuil-Cervinia goes up to 3,400 m. Plateau Rosa; skis, you can explore the Matterhorn Ski Paradise, area straddling Italy and Switzerland and then get up to Zermatt: 10,000 or 12,500 m. in altitude in one day, never return to the same facility or redo the same track. The closure postponed due to the favorable climate is the opportunity for a bet to Alagna, ancient Walser village of Sesia Valley, a paradise for off-piste and fascinating frame dell’impegnativa “black” dell’Olen.

Nicknamed “Little Tibet” for extremely cold temperatures, Livigno is also a perfect destination for skiing Easter or for a ride in fat-bike, bikes with big wheels to try on the pedestrian line that runs for more than 20 km. throughout the country. Duty-free shopping destination, a half hour from the suggestive Roman baths of Bormio, from April 11 to May 3, offers free ski passes with a minimum stay of 4 nights in hotel or structures. In addition, 5 to 10 April, the largest in the free-ski (skiers who challenge shots of jumps and somersaults in the snow) will all be in Livigno to compete on the battlements of the Castle of Snow Nine Knights, icon of the sport for the spectacular structures set up by shapers Schneestern, the first agency of snow parks in Europe.



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Events, Fashion

Jungfrau Grindelwald Wengen Mürren Schilthorn

The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains overlooking a lovely region became famous for the deeds of James Bond and for downhill world cup. Spectacular mountain railways leading to their summits; since 1912 the Jungfrau Railway holds the record of highest train station in Europe: “Top of Europe” (3454 m above sea level). The impressive valley “U” Lauterbrunnen is one of the largest areas under environmental protection in Switzerland, 72 waterfalls, quiet valleys, fresh mountain pastures and lonely mountain inns.
Overall, the region offers 213 km of ski slopes divided into the three districts of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau Top Region. The ski resort of Wengen, Kleine Scheidegg Männlichen with the famous Lauberhorn downhill and the Eiger Glacier, many red and blue runs, ensures fun in the snow for all categories of skiers.
Every year in January there is the descent of the World Cup Lauberhorn, considered one of the races of the World Cup more spectacular the entire Alpine

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Closing dates ski resorts Dolomiti Superski 2015, you can ski until May.

The spring is making great strides and the ski season draws to a close, even on the slopes of the Dolomiti Superski the spring sun is changing the landscape and nature begins its slow awakening. The winter 2014/15 began with little snow but will close with a flourish thanks to the great work done by the responsible systems in the activities of artificial snow and favorable weather conditions from mid-January with snowfall modest but steady.

The eye must be on the calendar for the opening and closing plants in the Dolomiti Superski the first plant closures are scheduled from the day of Monday, April 6 (Easter Monday) last day to ski on the slopes of the stations Carezza, Ski Civetta and Tre Valli.
Sunday, April 12th will be the last day of skiing on 11 ski resorts in the Dolomites, a plant closing mass but will not leave on foot skiers can ski until May 3, thanks to the slopes of Faloria (Cortina d’Ampezzo).
Civetta Ski: April 6
Trevalli: April 6
Carezza: April 6

Eisacktal: April 12
San Martino di Castrozza: April 12
Obereggen: April 12
Val di Fiemme: April 12
Alta Pusteria: April 12
Marmolada: April 12
Arabba: April 12
Val di Fassa: April 12
Alpe di Siusi: April 12
Val Gardena: April 12

Plan de Corones: April 19

Cortina d’Ampezzo: May 3


Chamomix, Courmayeur, Events, St Moritz

Skiing: Last Call

Sun, snow, fun and lots of packages. To enjoy the finest white havens.
Bright sun, long days and snow still beautiful. It’s time to take advantage of the last days of skiing. And promotions and packages (even in luxury hotels) designed for pure white carousels.
This year celebrates 40 years of life Dolomiti Superski: one of the largest ski areas in Europe. Its circuit includes 12 of the most popular resorts in the Dolomites (Cortina d’Ampezzo, Kronplatz, Alta Badia, Val Gardena-Alpe di Siusi, Val di Fassa-Carezza, Arabba-Marmolada, Alta Pusteria Valley FiemmeObereggen, San Martino di Castrozza-Passo Rolle, Eisacktal, Trevalli, Monte Civetta) .With a single ski pass you have access to 1,200 km of slopes along 450 lifts. An opportunity not to be missed snaps April 3, when the offer starts SuperBirthday- Great Final 2015. Those who purchase a ski pass at least four days, between 3 and 12 April 2015, will have a gift (reduction) 40 euro.
Discounted ski? Even in Switzerland. Who spends more than one night in the structures members (over 100) has the right to pass only 35 francs a day (thirty euro, instead of 70). No exception hôtellerie luxury, such as the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, with spectacular spa of 2800 square meters built right on the mineral water spring of San Mauritius from which it originates St. Moritz. Opened in mid-nineteenth century and renovated several times, has kept the elegant setting of a time: spacious, painted ceilings, period photos. And a beautiful location at 100 meters from the ski lifts of the Corviglia. Illuminated by the sun for 322 days a year, St Moritz is the stage of spectacular skiing. Moreover, the ski vacation in Switzerland, was born here in 1864. The first real descent was made by climbing to the summit by funicular Chantarella, that of the Corviglia was only built in 1929. Who likes to get up early in the morning rises immediately Piz Nair (3057 m), which dominates the landscape, 100 km of slopes whose quality is from the World Cup and the Corviglia Snow Park, with 30 equipment. Those who prefer to ski long, wide and panoramic chooses Paradise (3 km). To refresh, nothing better restaurant Chesa Chantarella: skiing a few steps, large sun terrace and kitchen refined and high quality led by Ezequiel Barbuto (Argentinian chef from Italian origin) and his brother Diego, maitre. Some examples? Tuna tartare with avocado, salad of squid on a bed of artichokes and even caciucco, but there are traditional dishes, but revisited to make them lighter. Packages? The Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains (closes April 6) offers three nights free accommodation for 2 children (in room with parents), free day ticket to 1700 euro for two people. The offer including access to the spa and a spa voucher of 50 euro: an opportunity to discover the HydraFacial: a revolutionary tool to rejuvenate your facial features and smooth the skin without the use of scalpel and botox but with a non-invasive treatment acting as hydro-dermo abrasion through a delicate pen to vacuum effect, purifying the skin in deep and stimulating cell regeneration. The results? are visible already after four days. Also new is the professional support of a real coach of wellness: Mirko Colombo, through blood tests and oxidative stress, fat mass and lean body and a fitness training program and personalized diet helps to get back into shape ideal.
In the ski area Tre Valli (plants Moena-Alpe Lusia, Passo San Pellegrino and Falcade) the atmosphere is still magically winter with snow-capped peaks and slopes in perfect condition. For fans of skiing and snowboarding the long Easter weekend promises fantastic: 100 km of slopes, 60 km of tracks for Nordic skiing and numerous ski mountaineering routes, but also many alternatives for non-skiers. There is so much snow that you can make wonderful snowshoeing, fun slide with rafts of snowtubing and relaxing trips with the horse-drawn sleigh. In the shelters of the area can instead enjoy a menu of dishes. For the latest ski in ski areas Civetta, San Pellegrino and Arabba Marmolada-here is the special package “Easter with us”, 4 nights for 2 people including breakfast from 252 € and 40 € discount on the purchase of at least 4 day ski pass . The grand finale? On April 6, in Alleghe, with the Splash Party: the crossing of a huge swimming pool, dug at the foot of the slope Civetta, with skiing, snowboarding, floats and anything that could slip! For the second consecutive year, there will also be Bungee Human Slingshot, a giant slingshot in which the bravest will be loaded between two elastic pulled by a snowmobile and dropped back and forth in a crazy bungee horizontal. And for ski enthusiasts vintage, there’s Sbriseda, the following weekend, on April 11, on the slopes of the Marmolada. An event devoted to revive the days when skiing was a niche discipline and Marmolada a destination for a few mountain lovers. The Sbriseda is the highest historical reconstruction of Europe in which the participants, all dressed in period costumes, parade along the 12 km of track Belluno, the longest of the Dolomites. Take several breaks on the way down and a tasty menu typical arrival. The meeting is at Malga Ciapela, at 8.30.
From bottom to top you can admire the Grandes Jorasses and Giant’s Tooth. Mont Blanc views sweep of Courmayeur and, nomen omen, the Vallee Blanche. But if the view in proportion to be earned with a guided snowshoe hike (80 Euros), to enjoy the view from the bottom just sit back at the Grand Hotel Courmayeur Mont Blanc, the new five-star hotel, recently opened in Courmayeur. At the foot of Mont Blanc, is very well located, in an area surrounded by greenery and quiet, 500 meters from the town center and via Roma with its boutiques and quaint shops. The Hotel has 72 rooms Comfort, Deluxe, Junior Suite and Suite, a restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Mont Blanc and Giant’s Tooth, the American Bar and Lounge with a fireplace and two large terraces. The Spa has a rather large sauna, turkish bath, experience showers and route water color, a pool with massage jets and waterfall, a fitness area and three cabins for beauty treatments. The garage, which is very important in the mountains, is guaranteed to all rooms. The ski? The Grand Hotel Courmayeur Mont Blanc has, the only hotel in the valley and one of the few on the arc of the Alps, a ski-private: A field with a limited slope, ideal for starting to take its first steps with skis: a treadmill, along fifty meters, allows children and beginners to treat yourself to a descent on the lawns of the hotel. Even here, there are plenty of packages. “Easter in Courmayeur” offers three nights in a deluxe double room, breakfast buffet (or room service), unlimited access to the spa and gym, 1 dinner with a la carte menu (drinks not included), a garage and a free minibar and 1 treatment “zones massage” or “specific cervical” to 280 EUR per person, per night.


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The last two days of skiing in the Monterosa Ski with active links Champoluc-Frachey, Gressoney-La-Trinité Alagna and that will allow you to ski from one part of the area until tomorrow, April 12th. Are already closed, after a weekend spent Easter with lots of snow and slopes in great condition Antagnod, Brusson-Estoul, Champorcher and Gressoney-Saint-Jean. Monday will start the ski season “spring” of Montersosa Ski: will open the ski Stafal to Passo Salati and then on to Punta Indren, April 13 to 26. In this period the day ticket will be sold at the special price of 33 Euros and there are also many discounts for longer stays. The season will continue after April 26, with the season freeride: Alagna fact take sides on 27 – 28-29 and April 30: you can make a run uphill from Alagna to step Salati at 14.00; a downhill race from step Salati Alagna at 14:30), and ends with a flourish even in Gressoney-La-Trinité, with a final three days of freeride and mountain huts, on days 1, 2 and 3 May . Meanwhile in Gressoney you prepare for the event of the season, the Trofeo Mezzalama which will start from here to finish in Cervinia and thus celebrate the 150 th anniversary of the conquest of the Matterhorn. The race will cross the Monte Rosa glacier touching the Lyskamm Nose, the West face of Castor and Breithorn and then arrive at Breuil.


Lifestyle, Livigno


Continue the ski season at Carousel 3000 Livigno where you can ski until May 10. After Easter slowly most of the other ski resorts closes its doors in the summer season. In Livigno instead the particular weather conditions this year will allow an extension of the ski season, giving more snow days to all the fans who can ski with mild temperatures, sunshine, outdoor dining, longer days. All with guaranteed snow from the maximum altitude of 3000 meters. Carousel will extend to 3000 and then even beyond May 3 opening of some plants, until Sunday 10 May, with ski pass 10 euro.

And of course skiing this season should: from April 11 to May 3 is indeed time Skipass Free: book a minimum of 4 nights in hotel or 7 nights in the apartment and the ski pass is free. Even this season remains the party atmosphere, especially at Surfer’s Bay set up at the lower terrace of the dining area share Carousel 3000. A truly unique setting by the beach posing with Djs Sets and Live Music from Sunday to Friday. Do not miss the events that will characterize these days that are ample opportunities for both snowboarders for freeriders.


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Many think that April is too late to go skiing. Wrong! Even after this season many ski resorts can offer tracks still in very good condition with plenty of snow. Many ski resorts offer runs at high altitudes and often on glaciers. The temperatures in the spring are no longer rigid as in winter. It ‘so nice, after a morning of skiing and a hearty meal in the shelter, lie down on a deck chair and take a little’ sunshine. Remember sunscreen though, this season the sun combined with the glare of snow can be very dangerous.


Cervinia (Aosta): placed at 2050 meters, is the ski resort with tracks positioned higher than in Italy. From the village depart the lifts that lead up to the 3400 meters of the Plateau Rosa. You can then go up again using the facilities of Zermatt up to touch the 3900 meters of the Klein Matterhorn.
La Thuile (Aosta): the gondola to Les Suches salt from the village up to 2200 from where most of the plants. The Italian side offers the best conditions while to La Rosiere southern exposure does not allow a perfect maintenance of the snow conditions. Lifts open until April 19, 2015.
Livigno (Lombardy): the location is located at 1800 meters from where the plants start dividing the two sides of the valley. Carousel at the slopes rise up to almost 2800 meters.
Solda (South Tyrol): 40 km of slopes between 1900 and 3200 meters suitable for spring skiing for those who do not surrender to the first warm.
Val Senales (Alto Adige): from the village of Maso Corto to 1900 meters, closed to cars, climb the cable car up to heights of 3000 meters. The upper part of the district is on the glacier and the ski then descend down to the valley.
Ski holidays in April abroad

Chamonix (France): April is the ideal season for the famous off-piste descent of the Vallee Blanche overcoming crevasses and seracs or down from the Grands Montets.
Corvatsch (Switzerland): Exposure to the north and the high altitude (up to 3300 meters) makes the Corvatsch particularly suited to skiing in April.
Hintertux (Austria): This is one of the two alpine glaciers open 365 days a year. The high altitude makes it particularly suitable for skiing out of season, in April when the temperatures begin to rise rather than fall when elsewhere there are still green meadows.
Les Deux Alpes (France): This is probably the most famous French ski resort in Italy. Owes much of its fame to its nightlife and its glacier where you can ski all year round. In April you can ski in almost all the tracks that run down from the glacier in the country.
Stubai (Austria): slopes between 2300 and 3170 meters, the highest point of the Tyrol.
Tignes (France): the country is divided into different fractions at different heights but the heart of the lifts starts from Tignes 2100. Further upstream, in Val Claret part of the underground funicular railway that leads to the Grande Motte glacier.