001)-Anno 1968 Twin Otter a Cortina d'Ampezzo da sinistra Com.te Gigi Vailati, Fiorenza de Bernar
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Events

Cortina, assumptions airport for World Cup Skiing

In view of the World Ski Championships of 2021 in Cortina d’Ampezzo back the idea of ​​reopening the airport of the Queen of the Dolomites closed in 1976 and converted into a helipad. The intervention would be necessary to adequately absorb the increased flow of tourists expected during the sporting event. “According to the ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority) – he says Mayor Andrea Franceschi Corriere del Veneto-space Fiames is more than enough. On the other hand, it is not about to land the Boeing. The structure could operate safely. ”

Infrastructure Minister Graziano Delrio ‘spoke of infrastructure ahead of the World – clarifies Franceschi – but more broadly, and according to a long-term plan, which not only provides rail developments. For example, there is the question of the state “Alemagna”. The idea is to create the ring in style Pustertal: without interventions colossal, you can bypass all the critical points and make it the easiest route. Delrio see it that way, it concluded the mayor -: it is up to the Province to collect all instances in these matters and will be endorsed by the region, with an initial screening. The money are those that are, and the government will decide which are the priorities. ”




France, Megeve

Fuses Elegance And Alpine Chic
Chalet, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 8 persons, Garden, WiFi

Chalet La Ferme boasts a unique location on the plateau du Mont d’Arbois, surrounded by majestic mountains. This grand chalet takes its place at the heart of a charming “hameau” of old farmhouses and is only a jiff away from the sweeping and splendid Megve ski slopes. Walk or ski to the slopes along a scenic path.

La Ferme is a state-of-the-art restoration. It is an authentic farmhouse that has been refurbished with a modern style that blends in harmoniously with the loft-like, sturdy wooden structure.

The impressive loft space fuses elegance and alpine chic. The convivial dining space, the vast cement fireplace, two refined living rooms and the splendid Bulthaup kitchen all come together under the spectacular high ceiling of the loft-like Great Room. A hand carved wooden staircase leads up to the mezzanine where tradition is united with technological comfort with a large flat screen TV and a B&O stereo.

In a decor of elegant muted colors and snug furs, La Ferme can welcome up to ten (10) guests in four luxurious bedrooms plus the mezzanine. The bathrooms follow the modern lines of the chalet . All linens are the finest Egyptian cotton, custom made, Pratesi and Ralph Lauren.

La Ferme looks onto a ravishing garden that shares grounds with a delightful landmark chapel as well as onto an imposing and memorable mountainous scenery.




Cortina d'Ampezzo, Events

Malagò “Rome in 2024? The candidacy is growing day by day ‘

CONI president: “you do not need to do things in a hurry but do them more balanced. The Golden Gala? More and more credible abroad »
ROME – “Day after day we grow and begin to work to build the bid”. Assures the CONI president Giovanni Malago, on the Rome’s Olympic bid in 2024. “We feel daily with Claudia Bugno and Montezemolo (respectively general coordinator and president of the organizing committee, ed) – adds to the presentation of the Golden Gala – I spoke with Carraro to take stock of the situation for the visit to Rome of Thomas Bach who will receive the award Giulio Onesti, I saw the commissioner Masini and in day speak with Mayor Marino to take stock of the situation. In my homework We’re doing fine. You do not need to do things in a hurry but do them more balanced. ” It could be a good omen assignment World Alpine Ski 2021 in Cortina a bit ‘as happened in 1956 when the town dolomite pulled the sprint to the Games in Rome 1960. “Cortina deserved, the international federation recognized the goodness of that dossier and probably there was also the recognition by other potential competitors that are not candidates – ends -. I think it’s very important, the country is system: Expo in Milan, Cortina in Veneto, is shaping the organization of a great world in Piedmont (in 2018, editor’s note), Rome nominated and then there’s the issue of the Ryder Cup and rugby. There are different perspectives in terms of setting than in the past. ”

Malago ON GOLDEN GALA – “The Golden Gala is growing year after year, it is possible that Bolt is not, but that is gaining credibility at international level is very significant.” So instead he expressed Malagò the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea to be held on June 4th at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. The No. 1 sport Italian, at the presentation of the 35th edition of the international athletics meeting, adds: “At this level That gives us more and more medals and makes us more and more influential in organizing major events.” “For us it is the showcase of Italian athletics internationally and can not be without the significant presence of Italian athletes – detects the No. 1 FIDAL, Alfio Giomi -. There is a new generation of quality athletes who can compete at this level. It is one of the key moments in approaching in Beijing, and then to Rio. ” There will be Bolt, but “athletics is able to do the show without”. However, announced 18 of the London 2012 Olympic medalists and 27 athletes on the podium of the World Championships in Moscow in 2013.






Cortina d'Ampezzo

World Alpine Ski

Cortina crowns the dream: the World Alpine Ski for four times that she had been denied (the last attempt last year for the 2019 edition with the city fought to 9 votes to 8 from the Swedish Are) is now doing. The seal will come in the next few months, but after the official announcement of the choice of the capital Fis Ampezzo as the sole candidate for 2021, the words of the president of the Federation Winter Sports Flavio Roda leave no doubt about an event that will be respected, “the commitment we had taken to ensure that Cortina was the only candidate was respected, now we will have an extra year to work with even greater force. ”

The competition standings in six years can revive the legend of this corner of Veneto dating back to the throne after famines snow blitz tax and municipal surveys.
A throne built with a racing history made of 9 races of men’s World Cup, 78 of Women’s World Cup – held every year without interruption since 1993 – and then, again, of 6 editions of the European Cup Snowboardcross, 5 of Tour de Ski and ten World Championships in different disciplines.

“We collect finally the fruits of a long and serious work. A historic achievement – said the mayor Andrea Franceschi -. By accepting our candidacy as the only FIS confirmed the value of our project. We had been unfairly penalized by the exclusion for the iris of 2019, now we are ready. ” Cortina will have a year longer than the time needed if there were other contenders for the event, to organize the event and show up with the necessary requirements for off final.

In mid-April the Cortina had expressed appreciation for the nomination: the referendum promoted by the City Council votes in favor were about 60%, on a total of 2,218 voters to the polls, 44% of those eligible. “Justice has been done,” said the president of the Veneto Luca Zaia that last year in Barcelona after a few seconds the rejection of Cortina in 2019 had spoken of `pronouncement scandaloso’. “After the splendor of the Winter Olympics of 1956 – he says – it will be written a new page in the epic history of skiing in the heart of one of the great heritage of UNESCO.”

Exults also Fiorello, one of the many celebrities who feel at home in Cortina. ‘World! Happy to Cortina! ‘, Tweets before explaining that his wife Ansa origins Cortina and now there’ I feel at home. ” To host the World Cup in 2021 Cortina d’Ampezzo has prepared projects of expansion of facilities and race tracks. Work is planned enlargement, adaptation and securing of world tracks. The two goals will form a single arena in the Rumerlo, less than three hundred meters of each other and ensuring adequate space and services for spectators, professionals, athletes and journalists.

For CONI president Giovanni Malago the world of 2021 is “even better” than that of 2019. “We have resubmitted the same dossier and it went even better because those of 2021 will be the world’s pre-Olympic, with an appeal than those of 2019, post Olympic ». A passage, one of the World Cup, that will mean for Cortina enrichment of infrastructure and major social impact on the community not just local. It had already been calculated for the 2019 edition possible that the event will allow the Veneto to present their excellence in the eyes of more than 500 million TV viewers.



France, Megeve

Designed Very Much With The Family In Mind.
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 12 persons, Spa, Garden, WiFi

Chalet Glive is one of the most homely luxury ski chalets in Megeve, designed very much with the family in mind. The interior wood paneling is painted white giving a wonderful sense of light throughout the chalet. Its furnishings are modern and yet traditionally themed.

This luxury chalet offers 480 square metres of living space covering 3 floors and includes facilities such as a home cinema, a massage room with 2 tables, a sauna and steam room as well as an oudoor Jacuzzi. It has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. The bedroom layout is ideally suited to families and friends enjoying a ski holiday together; they include 2 double rooms, 2 family rooms and a children’s twin room.



Cortina d'Ampezzo

Race solo towards the award

Tomorrow the official delivery of applications, Austria and Germany in fact support that Ampezzo.

CORTINA. The Queen of the Dolomites could be alone in the race to host the Alpine World Ski Championships of 2021.

Tomorrow they will have to deposit the International Ski Federation (FIS) applications for review 2021. Cortina yesterday has started the paperwork to make the payment of 200,000 Swiss francs needed to file the application. Until tomorrow anything can happen, but according to well informed Cortina could run alone. Apparently the world FIS has very clear that it will be difficult, if not impossible, to beat Cortina, his fifth nomination. Some federations, such as the Austrian or German, also hinted that Cortina deserved to get the World Cup 2019. In Barcelona, ​​the last Congress Fis, the festival in 2019 was assigned to the town in Sweden Are, for an extra point Cortina. Austria and Germany in fact already support the candidature of Cortina 2021.L’Austria will be a candidate for the World Cup in 2023 and by the end of summer the Austrian Federsci will decide whether to pursue Saalbach, which hosted the event in 1991 or St . Anton headquarters of the World Cup 2001. Germany is a candidate instead for the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf in 2021 and then to the Alpine supports the Ampezzo valley.

Cortina, after months lost the referendum, is distributed by the decision of the city council on September 29, 2014. The country is a candidate to host the World Cup, the City will contribute to the initiative and the institutional committee will be formed by the City Government, Region and Province.

In council Tuesday night was I press note of the outcome of the referendum of 12 April, in which he won a willingness to reapply Cortina World Cup. He then instructed the mayor Andrea Franceschi to bring forward the first practice ahead of the official formalization of the committee in 2021.

“By paying the fee to the FIS are officially candidates,” says Franceschi, “we had to carry out the first step as a municipality as to wait for the time of the referendum had not yet signed by the notary the birth of the committee in 2021, which then would have to open a bank account and make the payment to the FIS. We again got the support of the Italian Winter Sports Federation. President Fisi, Flavio Roda, has guaranteed maximum support and waiting to get in contact with the committee 2021. Roda however already by resolution of the council of 29 September had promoted the candidacy in the FIS world. ”

The committee will sit the mayor representing the City, Roberto Padrin for the Province and Mr Roger De Menech for the government. They then wait for the regional elections to see who will be the representative of the Region. The hypothesis is that the commissioner Belluno to Venice.

“We’re trying to see if the committee formalizing the notary before the regional elections,” concludes Franceschi, “and insert after the regional representative, or do anything after. Once elected, the Committee shall in turn appoint a president and will then be involved in the work all economic categories of Cortina and you will create an operating staff. ”

The imperative is to work together, united, without controversy, or “back-stabbing”, as they were defined by the deputy mayor Enrico Pompanin, for the same goal; the World Cup in 2021 in Cortina.



France, Courchevel

This Superb 350M2 Chalet In Old Wood Enjoys A Unique Location Very Close To The Cospillot Slope.
Chalet, 6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 14 persons, Spa, Garden, WiFi

The Croc Blanc has 6 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 14 people. All the floors of the chalet are served by an elevator.

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Windowless bedroom with 4 bunk beds and shower room
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Level 0 :

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Guest toilet Ski room Elevator

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Dining area
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Master bedroom with bathroom, shower, bathtub, double sink
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• TV with international channels and DVD player in the lounge
• TV in the Master bedroom
• Kitchen: hot plate, fridge, kettle, Nespresso machine, wine cellar,…

• Annexes : outdoor parking space

• 300 meters from the resort center
• 200 meters from the Cospillot slope




France, Megeve

New Chalet Close To Rochebrune Slopes
Chalet, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 8 persons, Garden, WiFi


Villa Surface: 120

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Airport: Geneva, 1 hours by car
Town: 10 minutes walk
Slopes: 100 Metres
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Julia Mancuso leaves or returns?

A season with few joys (third place in Lake Louise downhill) and a lot of problems, not least the hip pain, Julia Mancuso has convinced to give up the stage of the World Cup in Garmisch and, finally, even the Finals Meribel.
A waiver that someone has interpreted as a retreat for the next 31 year old Californian … actually Julia, one of the most popular athletes of the Rose Circus, wants to continue until the Olympics in 2018, provided that the physical support, as reiterated in an interview made by the same American Federation, US Ski Team.
Why did you decide not to run the last stages?
At the moment there is no point competing. I want to fight for the podium, not only go down. I had a lot of pain and I did not feel able to push to the end
How do you feel to have missed the Finals?
I am disappointed not to have made the finals, I had a long career and I’ve never skipped, but it is fair to look bigger and find the right answers. I care, and I’ll be better next year.
How do you think it was your season?
I was happy as it had started, share the podium with my companions was fantastic and one of the highlights of my career. Every year for me is new and different. At this point of my life for the fun of skiing is fun and I feel good. So I need to stop and fix problems before returning to a place I like to ski.
What are your plans for spring and summer?
If the doctors give me the ok I plan a couple of projects on skis. At the moment I do not have a lot of pain, but it is not enough to allow me to fight at the highest level. I will heli-ski in the Gothic Mountains in Colorado and a trip to Alaska with my friend Sierra Quitiquit. Then I’ll try to figure out if there is a special method of training that I can add to my work schedule, or some medical treatment, if necessary. I want to really understand what’s the problem during the spring, in order to use the summer for training.
What will be your future in the World Cup?
I want to compete at the Olympics 2018. Also attend a couple of projects, one with Sierra Quitiquit and another with Shades of Winter (a film about freeskiing done by girls). Both a homage to the athletes and I hope they are an inspiration for future generations, so that they have the nature and follow their dreams. I am happy that my career as a skier serve in other contexts.
What will you do when you’ve finished with skiing?
I hope to be an inspiration for young people, so get out and explore the world, have fun and are really themselves. I think there is a lot of pressure on young girls because they behave in a certain way and it is important that they learn to appreciate just themselves, with determination, and cultivating their aspirations. I hope to do something where I can bring my passion and my experience with others, and help them to shine their light. I will never stop exploring. I hope to travel the world in some way and share my experiences with everyone you do not know.
Anything else you want to say to your fans?
I’ll be back next year in Cup stronger than ever. I can not wait to continue my racing career and compete in the next Olympics! Thanks for being my fans, you are an important part of what keeps me going every day.


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.