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Verbier

A truly astounding chalet, every detail of ikh chalet creates an atmosphere of ultimate alpine resplendence. This stunning property spans four floors and features top notch amenities. The living and entertaining areas are sumptuous and spacious, and the chalet offers plenty of outdoor space to relax in the warmer months. The spectacular spa and entertainment zone is spread over the ground floor. Get ready for one of the most luxurious in-chalet spa experiences in the Swiss Alps!

Floor-to-ceiling French windows open out to the large wraparound terrace, the perfect spot to sit back in the warm fur covered chairs and watch the sun go down. The indoor pool with waterfall is a pièce de résistance surrounded by loungers, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate in the comfort of a private residence. A wonderful, mirage-like indoor hot tub allows you to soothe aching muscles after a hard day on the slopes. While moving to the entertainment area, you pass the wine cave with floor-to-ceiling glass and arrive in the cozy cinema room with Apple TV. While your reservation includes housekeeping, you may not want to miss out on the additional perks in the Fully Catered Alpine Luxe option.

The well-equipped kitchen is closed off, allowing maximum privacy whilst you enjoy dinner. The first floor is home to the wonderful open plan living and dining area. The dining room seats ten people and makes a great setting for any special announcements.

You enter the chalet on the first floor onto one of the two bedroom floors. Here, you will find the master bedroom with contemporary en-suite bathroom. French windows open out onto a spacious terrace where you can enjoy the spectacular views. With a total of four bedrooms, Sirocco can accommodate up to eight guests.

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STELVIO – Snow scheduled in August thanks to Snow4ever

Artificial snow also in August at the Stelvio Pass, the shichuck at the border between South Tyrol and Lombardy known for the practice of summer skiing.

Since July, Sifas has produced 300 cubic meters of snow per week, despite daytime temperatures also largely above zero. The secret of snowmaking is called Snow4ever and was developed by the PoloMeccatronica start-up NeveXN together with Demaclenko, a company of the Leitner group that manufactures systems for programmed snowmaking.

The system allows to produce snow crystals of excellent quality even in extreme conditions, abundantly above zero, using the principles of thermodynamics. The system has already been adopted in New Zealand and the Stelvio has allowed to snow the connection between the arrival of the cable car and the start of the ski lift. Snow is produced independently of the outdoor temperature and without the use of chemical additives. Everything is manageable remotely and can be integrated with the normal snowmaking systems.

NeveXN is part of Polo Meccatronica, the hi-tech incubator of Trentino Sviluppo. Demaclenko, part of the Leitner group, is instead one of the world leaders in the programmed snowmaking sector.

A Unique And Exclusive Dream Dolomites, Italian Alps, St Lorenzen,

Romantic chalet that is truly unique in style, charm and panoramic setting. The owners have created a mountain residence that is elegant yet in absolute harmony with its surroundings – exceptional luxury in an ecological style, if you will. Here, you’ll find “refuge” in the truest sense of the word. You’ll find that tradition and fine craftsmanship have been passed down unaltered, through the generations to proprietors who are wise enough to safeguard this valuable heritage.

Mountain Lodge unique in the Dolomites. This charming retreat is set apart by unparalleled luxury – a chic and cosy nest has been created, within the heavy walls of this former hunting lodge. The feeling is of being afloat in a warm and sumptuous world. Being at Lodge is being at one with Mother Nature, in the regal company of her Alpine peaks.

This is a place you long to share with those you love. It’s the details that guests find so surprising and satisfying. From the richness and softness of the fabrics to the exquisite craftsmanship of the furnishings and the harmony of the structure itself. The meticulous attention to every single detail makes San Lorenzo a flawless fusion of luxury and simplicity.

SLEEPING CAPACITY

Il Sogno – Double with en-suite shower room
L Aurora – Double with en-suite shower room
Il Nido – Double with shared bathroom
Il Rifugio – Double bunk room sleeping 4 children, with shared bathroom

FEATURES

Outside Whirlpool
Sauna
Spa
Extensive Wine Cellar
Private Garden
Heated Boot Room
Luxury bath & beauty products
Bathrobes, slippers and towels
iPod Docks
DVD player
Telephone
TV room
Wireless Internet (WiFi)
Balconies
Safe
Kitchen
Free parking
Outdoor Lounge
Helipad

STAFF

Chalet Manager
Host/Hostess
Chef
Housekeeper

INCLUDES

Bottle of champagne as welcome gift
Spring water at guest’s disposal
Preparation of indoor and outdoor relaxation areas
Stove and fireplace lit daily
Free Internet access
TV LCD, TV SAT, DVD, radio/CD, telephone
Exclusive bathroom amenities: Trehs cosmetics
Hairdryers, bathrobes and slippers
Daily change of linens and towels (upon request)
Daily cleaning
Continental breakfast
Afternoon tea
Dinner prepared according to Giorgia’s recipes (*)
Special dishes for children upon request
Juices and spring water available in the relaxation areas
Daily newspaper, upon request
Free access to private Golf course (Hole in Heaven)

A private golf course, set into the steep slopes of the Pusteria Valley like a green gem, has been created within the beautiful countryside that surrounds the lodge. Thanks to the creativity of Ron Kirby, a golf course designer of international renown, and the undisputed quality of the green endorsed by Jack Nicklaus, this Lodge is the only in the Alps to offer its guests a chance to play 18 holes in a unique and unforgettable environment or to practice and take part in golf academies on an international level.

On Request:

Shuttle service to/from airport
Babysitting services
Massages
Professional chef
Laundry and dry-cleaning services
Organisation of excursions, sports and cultural activities with exclusive partners
Helicopter flights for panoramic tours
Shopping tours and recreational activities

LOCATION

Distance to lifts: 15 minute drive
Distance to resort centre: 15 minute drive

DISTANCE TO AIRPORT

Innsbruck (INN): 119km / 1hr
Verona (VRN): 237km / 3 hrs

WINTER ACTIVITY

Fabulous Fall and a Winter Wonderland

Chopping wood in the forest with Stefano
Introduction to the art of woodcarving with Stefano
Moonlight snowshoeing and sledding
Cross-country skiing through the spectacular Dolomite landscapes: Fanes Nature Park, Plan de Corones, and the Anterselva Valley
Alpine skiing at Plan de Corones, the largest of the Dolomiti Superski ski areas
Private skiing/snowboarding lessons with expert instructors we handpick for you
Alpine skiing: training and competition preparation in with your own personal instructor (ski federation member)
Private cross-country skiing lessons
Introduction to biathlon in the Anterselva Valley
Winter paragliding with nationally accredited instructors
Ski touring with professional alpine guides

SPRING/SUMMER ACTIVITY

Glorious Spring and the Balmy Days of Summer

Gather mushrooms or wild berries together with Giorgia and Stefano
Practice relaxation techniques and meditation with our well-being coach
Learn how to cook Giorgia’s recipes
Guided visits and tastings at South Tyrol’s best wineries and cheese producers
Mountain hikes and via ferrata climbing routes, with professional alpine guides
Climbing lessons on the spectacular rock faces of the Dolomites
Mountain biking and downhill biking on the slopes of Plan de Corones, led by a nationally accredited instructor
Road biking along the legendary Giro d’Italia routes through the Dolomites
Rafting and paragliding
Tree climbing

VITAL EXPERIENCE

Full Day/8 hours:

Personal consultation with San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge’s well-being coach
Morning self-massage to release the flow of energy
Journey into the world of meditation and living in harmony with nature
Custom-tailored full-body massage (50 min.)
Sauna with herbal-essence steam
Sauna and self-massage with honey
Relaxation exercises after the wellness treatments

390 € per person

Half day/4 hours:

Tuning into nature and awakening the senses (half hour)
Experience weightlessness in the outdoor natural spring whirlpool
Partial-body massage with mountain herbs (half hour)
Sauna with herb-essence steam

250 € per person

Extra

Traditional full-body massage 50 min € 90

Customised, full-body sports massage 50 min € 100

Tuina massage 50 min € 100

Traditional partial-body massage 30 min € 50

Partial-body sports massage 30 min € 65

Meditation 60 min € 90

Silver quartzite treatment 75 min € 160

Stunning Contemporary Design Fuses With Traditional Alpine Features

A highly sought-after gem of the Verbier scene, this 1,000m2 chalet sleeps a total of fourteen. Set out over five floors, this exquisitely designed property has seven bedrooms all with private shower or bath rooms, spa facilities, and amazing entertainment features.

Your own personal spa provides complete relaxation with an indoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, hamman, and relaxation area. Step outside into the mountain air and slip into the steaming cedar hot tub with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Within your private spa is located a spacious contemporary gym. A large space with the highest specification of modern fitness equipment and a relaxed atmosphere will inspire every workout.

LAYOUT

Top Floor

Master bedroom
Living area with fireplace
Dressing room and bathroom
Separate shower
Balcony

First Floor

Bunk bedroom with en-suite shower room (sleeps 4)
Queen bedroom with en-suite shower and balcony access (sleeps 2)
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, balcony access (sleeps 2)
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, balcony access (sleeps 2)
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, balcony access (sleeps 2)
Balcony

Entrance Level

Main entrance hall
Ski room with boot heaters (separate winter entrance)
Office with fireplace
Guest restroom
Kitchen (can be closed off)
Open plan dining area (seats 14)
Open plan living area with fire place (seats 14)
Kitchen

Ground Floor

Cinema room
Games room
Bar area
Relaxation area
Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (sleeps 2)
Staff double bedroom with en-suite shower room, kitchenette and separate entrance
Guest restroom
Storage room
Laundry room

Lower Ground Floor

8x3m indoor heated pool with swim jets
Relaxation and lounge areas
Spa with hammam
Shower room
Gym
Restroom
Terrace with sun loungers and hot tub
(Lift access to all floors except the top floor)

FACILITIES

– 7 bedrooms
– Indoor pool
– Outdoor hot tub
– Cinema room
– Hammam
– Fireplace
– Gym
– Ski room
– Sunny terrace
– Satellite TV
– Stereo system
– Game console
– Wi-Fi
– Parking
– Ping-pong

INCLUDE

– Dedicated chauffeur and vehicle
– Food and drinks charged separately
– Bath robes and slippers
– Bed-linen and towels
– Bath products
– End of stay cleaning
– Daily light cleaning
– Private chef and host
– Gouvernante
– In-Resort Concierge

LOCATION

Ski lift/slope 800-1000 m

Centre Verbier 1000-3000 m

Sion Airport 52 km

Chalet occupies an enviable location on the tip of the famous Verbier plateau, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys from every window and balcony.
The chalet is situated just a five minute stroll from the centre of the buzzing village and all of its amenities. Ski lifts are also close fulfilling all of your snow sports needs with ease.

A dedicated chauffeur and vehicle (Volkswagen Caravelle or similar) operating between the hours of 8.30am until 2am.

You can keep all of your vehicles close at hand in Chalet ‘s three secure external parking spaces.

Ski: seasonal debut in Les 2 Alpes

Saturday, June 23 starts with summer skiing on the glacier. Also on the calendar many other sports events, starting with the outdoor festival

Saturday, June 23, we resume skiing in Les 2 Alpes. The French station officially opens the summer ski season, a season that will continue until September 1st. Between the 3600 meters of the glacier and the 2900 meters there is space for skiers and snowboarders who have at their disposal throughout the summer tracks and halfpipe on which to make great changes.
 
The snow conditions seem to be perfect thanks to the abundant snowfalls of this winter that lasted until late spring: they have already tested ski instructors, ski clubs and training teams who have free access to the glacier since 11 June.
 
And during the opening weekend, the outdoor festival will also be staged (in its second edition): an opportunity not only for the skippers but also for mountain bikers, trail running, paragliding and golf. The other events scheduled for the first part of the summer season are Mountain of Hell, a spectacular mountain bike competition scheduled from 29 June to 1 July; Muzelle Festival (7-8 July), snow party with music and animation; the traditional festival of July 14th with fireworks and dancing; the Vintage Motor Show on July 21, which combines vintage cars and motorcycles.

Damiano Lenzi joins the Dynafit team

Damiano Lenzi, a famous blue ski mountaineer, joined the Dynafit team. The reigning world champion will be in the company of Alba De Silvestro, another champion who runs under the snow leopard brand.

Damiano Lenzi, born in 1989, joins the Dynafit sponsorships after a few years spent with Atomic colors. Lenzi started skiing at the age of 3, he was originally a cross-country skier and then his passion for fresh snow led him to dedicate all his strength to ski mountaineering.

“Ski mountaineering integrates two realities that I know very well: the need to ‘go’ the legs typical of cross-country skiing to the fun of off-piste descent – Damiano explained – I chose to become part of the Dynafit family because I wanted a new approach, share my field experience with the R & D department of the brand, to develop the best possible equipment for us athletes. The new attacker P49 has certainly contributed to my approach to the brand! ».

CORTINA 2021 – Infrastructure will be finished after the World Cup

The most important benefits for Cortina d’Ampezzo and the surrounding territory that will come from the World Ski Championships of 2021 will be the huge improvements in traffic that will affect the entire Ampezzano area.

Too bad that most of these jobs will be ready after the World Cup. In total, Anas plans 42 projects but only some of them will be able to be delivered on time.

“For the bypasses and accesses to the centers, the works will not start before the end of 2019 – explains Gianni Vittorio Armani, CEO of Anaa to IlFattoquotidiano, which obviously is not compatible with the realization within the foreseen time frame. We currently have 7 construction sites in progress and 4 others in the award. For another 11 we are in the tender and we expect delivery by March “.

Long times, a political situation that is anything but clear, the usual Italian sprawling bureaucracy, and here we have lost years.

The mayor of Cortina, Giampiero Ghedina, is more pragmatic: “The important thing is that the construction sites begin and that the resources destined to the Almagna are not removed. If the works will not be closed by 2021, we will make a reason “.

Of course, because these infrastructural interventions will still be useful for the territory, come from funds moved for the World Cup but will be inaugurated in the post world. And, incidentally, the failure to deliver the work will not compromise the running of the world championship. It will be more difficult to manage the huge flow of people but in some way Cortina will manage. The feeling is, however, that the umpteenth opportunity to do things for good and, above all, for time has been lost.

The Chalet is a gorgeous alpine chalet in the French Alps near Megève.

The Chalet is a gorgeous alpine chalet in the French Alps near Megève. Situated just five kilometers from the town center and minutes from the lifts, the chalet sits on nine acres of beautiful alpine meadows and woods and features panoramic valley and mountain views. Ample alfresco living areas invite you to sip the crisp mountain air, while spacious and rustic interiors, outfitted with fine contemporary amenities and spa facilities, keep downtime festive and relaxing in any season. Six bedrooms and a children’s rom accommodate fourteen guests, making the chalet an ideal choice for large or multiple families. A private helicopter pad ensures easy access to nearby airports and other alpine destinations.

The villa’s ground floor and adjoining terrace are perfectly designed for winter coziness and summer refreshment. Outside, a hot tub beckons you to soak your muscles in its bubbly warmth, while the dining area is ideal for mountain-view meals in the pine-scented air. Indoors, low ceilings of fine timber and exposed beams create a cozy chalet ambiance, while multiple lounges invite you to savor mulled wine by the fire after a day on the slopes. The bucolic kitchen is fully equipped with chef-grade appliances, while the beautiful dining table gazes out on sublime mountain views. The villa’s sauna and Hammam will refresh your body and mind before your next adventure.

The chalet’s first floor features six bedrooms with king beds, all of which can be converted into two twins. Three of them open directly to the balcony, and two enjoy direct access to the Hammam and sauna. Bedroom two enjoys views of Mont Blanc. On the second floor is another king bedroom as well as a children’s room with twin bed. These bedrooms share a bathroom with jetted tub.

The Chalet enjoys a fine balance of privacy and proximity to the slopes and après-ski activities of this alpine capital. You’re just minutes from Christomet and Prés lifts and five minutes from the heart of Megève.

SKI – Men’s World Cup 2018/2019 calendar

The Men’s Alpine Ski World Cup calendar for the 2018/19 season has been officialized during the FIS Congress currently taking place in Navarino (Greece).

There will be 15 nations that will host the 41 races in the program: 9 downhill runs, 8 super-giants, 9 giants, 10 slaloms, 2 alpine combinations, 1 parallel slalom, 2 city events, and 1 team event. The World Cup calendar schedules a break from 5 to 17 February 2019, days on which the Alpine skiing world of Are (Sweden) will take place.

In Italy we run in Val Gardena on December 14 and 15 (supergiant and downhill), in Alta Badia on December 17 and 18 (Gigante and parallel), in Madonna di Campiglio with the slalom on Saturday 22 December and in Bormio on the 28th December 29 with descent and supergiant.

SKI WORLD CUP CALENDAR 2018/2019

10/28/18: Solden (A) – GS

11/18/18: Levi (A) – SL

11/24/18: Lake Louise (CDN) – DH

11/25/18: Lake Louise (CDN) – SG

11/30/18: Beaver Creek (USA) – SG

12/01/18: Beaver Creek (USA) – DH

12/02/18: Beaver Creek (USA) – GS

12/8/18: Val d’Isère (F) – GS

12/9/18: Val d’Isère (F) SL

12/14/18: Val Gardena (I) – SG

12/15/18: Val Gardena (I) – DH

12/16/18: Alta Badia (I) – GS

12/17/18: Alta Badia (I) – parallel GS

12/22/18: Madonna di Campiglio (I) – SL

12/28/18: Bormio (I) – DH

12/29/18: Bormio (I) – SG

01/01/19: City Event Oslo (N) – parallel SL

1/6/19: Zagreb (HR) – SL

01/12/19: Adelboden (CH) – GS

1/13/19: Adelboden (CH) – SL

1/18/19: Wengen (CH) – AC (DH + SL)

01/19/19: Wengen (CH) – DH

20/01/19: Wengen (CH) – SL

01/25/19: Kitzbuehel (A) – SG

01/26/19: Kitzbuehel (A) – DH

01/27/19: Kitzbuehel (A) – SL

01/29/19: Schladming (A) – SL

02/02/19: Garmisch-Partenkirchen (D) – DH

02/03/19: Garmisch-Partenkirchen (D) – GS

02/19/19: City Event Stockholm (S) – parallel SL

2/22/19: Bansko (BG) – AC (SG + SL)

23/02/19: Bansko (BG) – SG

24/02/19: Bansko (BG) – GS

02/03/19: Kvitfjell (N) – DH

03/03/19: Kvitfjell (N) – SG

09/03/19: Kranjska Gora (SLO) – GS

10/03/19: Kranjska Gora (SLO) – GS

13/03/19: Soldeu (AND) – DH

03/14/19: Soldeu (AND) – SG

03/15/19: Soldeu (AND) – Team event

03/16/19: Soldeu (AND) – GS

17/03/19: Soldeu (AND) – SL
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Verbier

With Indoor Pool, Hammam, Gym, Outdoor Jacuzzi, Wine Cellar And Cinema Room.. Switzerland, Verbier, On Request
The latest design and technology has been combined with a beautiful interior and no attention to detail has been spared in creating one of the most desirable properties in the Alps.
Chalet has unparalleled views of the surrounding peaks to be enjoyed from its many terraces and balconies or with a glass of champagne in the outdoor hot tub.
A private driveway leads you to the chalet where you enter the property at the first floor. Here you will find the open plan living and dining area. The sitting area has a wonderful open fireplace and is surrounded by large plush sofas and arm chairs. There is also a well-equipped kitchen and guest toilet on this floor. Floor to ceiling French windows open out onto the spacious terrace which is a perfect spot to have an aperitif in the warmer spring evenings.

This chalet is sold on a catered or self-catered basis.

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Verbier

Chalet Toundra is a spectacular private chalet in Verbier, Switzerland, situated just a minute’s drive from the Savoleyres lift station and Carrefour ski trail. Featuring breathtaking mountain views, exquisite spaces for relaxation and entertainment, and a “Catered” option that includes deluxe chef, host, and ski instructions services, this four-bedroom vacation rental is the perfect choice for family ski getaways, destination wedding guests, and alpine adventurers seeking privacy and comfort in the heart of the Swiss Alps.
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Passo OF STELVIO – Going on summer skiing on May 31st

Countdown to the start of summer skiing at the Stelvio Pass where you will start skiing on the glacier from the end of the month.

The opening date of slopes and lifts at the Stelvio Pass is now set for May 31, the last resort in the Italian Alps where skiing is also possible in the hottest months of summer.

And to celebrate the start of the summer ski season, appointment with White Feeling, the event that will liven up the Stelvio slopes from May 31st to June 3rd. A three days of skiing and freeride skiing accompanied by the masters of the Pirovano Ski University and the Ortler-Cevedale Alpine Guides.

 White Feeling Program Passo dello Stelvio:

Thursday, May 31 Arrival of the participants and presentation of the event
Friday, June 1 Meeting with the Masters and the Alpine Guides. Ascent to the glacier and Freeride groups formation. Technical notions on discipline and off-piste skiing. Afternoon: trip in the green of the Stelvio National Park.
Saturday 2nd June Off-piste: Valle dei Vitelli itinerary. Dynamic skiing technique on various types of snow and slopes. Wellcome Summer: aperitif with musical entertainment.
Sunday 3rd June Off-piste: the Madaccio Glacier route. Last skiing and technical refinement Freeride.
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Verbier

A truly astounding chalet, every detail of Sirocco chalet creates an atmosphere of ultimate alpine resplendence. This stunning property spans four floors and features top notch amenities. The living and entertaining areas are sumptuous and spacious, and the chalet offers plenty of outdoor space to relax in the warmer months. The spectacular spa and entertainment zone is spread over the ground floor. Get ready for one of the most luxurious in-chalet spa experiences in the Swiss Alps!

Floor-to-ceiling French windows open out to the large wraparound terrace, the perfect spot to sit back in the warm fur covered chairs and watch the sun go down. The indoor pool with waterfall is a pièce de résistance surrounded by loungers, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate in the comfort of a private residence. A wonderful, mirage-like indoor hot tub allows you to soothe aching muscles after a hard day on the slopes. While moving to the entertainment area, you pass the wine cave with floor-to-ceiling glass and arrive in the cozy cinema room with Apple TV. While your reservation includes housekeeping, you may not want to miss out on the additional perks in the Fully Catered Alpine Luxe option.

The well-equipped kitchen is closed off, allowing maximum privacy whilst you enjoy dinner. The first floor is home to the wonderful open plan living and dining area. The dining room seats ten people and makes a great setting for any special announcements.

You enter the chalet on the first floor onto one of the two bedroom floors. Here, you will find the master bedroom with contemporary en-suite bathroom. French windows open out onto a spacious terrace where you can enjoy the spectacular views. With a total of four bedrooms, Sirocco can accommodate up to eight guests.

Set on a sunny plateau, Verbier provides a unique panoramic outlook, with views over the Combins Range, Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. An exceptional ski area makes Valais’ most cosmopolitan resort an almost limitless playground, equally suited to professional athletes and beginners alike. Depending on the season, mountain-lovers can revel in a wide variety of activities including hiking, biking, paragliding, heli-skiing, sledding and golf. In the evening, enjoy a glass of champagne in front of the roaring fire while the bright lights of Verbier create a spectacular backdrop in the distance.

STEP OF STELVIO – Going on summer skiing on May 31st

Countdown to the start of summer skiing at the Stelvio Pass where you will start skiing on the glacier from the end of the month.

The opening date of slopes and lifts at the Stelvio Pass is now set for May 31st, the last resort in the Italian Alps where skiing is also possible in the hottest months of the summer.

And to celebrate the start of the summer ski season, appointment with White Feeling, the event that will liven up the Stelvio slopes from May 31st to June 3rd. A three days of skiing and freeride skiing accompanied by the masters of the Pirovano Ski University and the Ortler-Cevedale Alpine Guides.

 White Feeling Program Passo dello Stelvio:

Thursday, May 31 Arrival of the participants and presentation of the event
Friday, June 1 Meeting with the Masters and the Alpine Guides. Ascent to the glacier and Freeride groups formation. Technical notions on discipline and off-piste skiing. Afternoon: trip in the green of the Stelvio National Park.
Saturday 2nd June Off-piste: Valle dei Vitelli itinerary. Dynamic skiing technique on various types of snow and slopes. Wellcome Summer: aperitif with musical entertainment.
Sunday 3rd June Off-piste: the Madaccio Glacier route. Last skiing and technical refinement Freeride.
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CERVINIA – Skiing continues until 6 May and then on weekends

Continue the ski slopes in Cervinia where, thanks to the super snowy winter, all the plants are still open, as well as, of course, the connection with Zermatt.
The “winter” season will continue until May 6, with lifts open every day and the long bridge of May 1, which will then be able to spend skiing on foot with still many possibilities and slopes available.
You can also ski in the weekend of May, with the plants that will reopen for 12/13, 19/20 and 26/27 May.
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La Promenade, the tour of the Valle d’Aosta with the skis of Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croix

The film La Promenade, which documents the ski tour of the Valle d’Aosta by freeriders Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croux.
A year ago, in the spring of 2017, the two young freeriders Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croux decided to do something for them rather unusual, making the whole tour of the Valle d’Aosta with skis. Starting from Courmayeur, the two spent 22 days in the presence of the “Four Giants of the Alps”, ie Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso, following in the footsteps of those who, in 1970, had made the first round Alpine skiing in the mountains of the Aosta Valley.

The 22 days with heavy backpacks were marked by fatigue, but Shanty explained to us that “when we got used to this condition, the effort was transformed into pure enjoyment! Immersed in these valleys lost in the high mountains, surrounded by lines envied by all the best freeriders! Behind the house we had heaven talking about Freeride, and we went to find out. ” This is their story.

1st ski-mountaineering tour of Valle d’Aosta
On 1 May 1970, Ruggero Busa, Guido Fournier and Carlo Vettorato completed the first ski tour of the mountains of the Aosta Valley.

The 2017 tour
Courmayeur, Arp la Balme, La Thuile with the Rutor, Valgrisenche with wonderful bivouac on the Goletta glacier under the Granta Parei, Val di Rhemes, Col Bassac Derè, Valsavaranche for the Piani del Nivolet, Cogne, Lake Miserin, Champorcher, Gressoney Colle Bettaforca, Champoluc, Colle di Nana, Torgnon, Saint-Denis, Colle Vessonaz, then Valle del Gran San Bernardo, Col de Malatrà, Courmayeur.

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Throughout the journey the two have slept mostly in tents and in some small shelter. They lived with the supplies they bought in the small shops of the villages when they went downhill and others that they had left tactically in some strategic points before starting the journey.

Shanty Cipolli
Born in ’92 in Valle d’Aosta, Shanty has always loved to slip on the snow with any tool, starting to devote himself from childhood to skiing. He has played for several years in the national team of skicross, where he won several national junior titles, and so also the opportunity to participate in some of the stages of the World Cup and junior world championships confronting the most qualified athletes of the major circuit. For some years he has chosen to devote himself totally to Freeride, winning top 3 places in the Freeride World Qualifer in the current season, finishing 30th in the general ranking due to an injury that has compromised the last races. A member of the Mammut team since 2015, he loves traveling. In 2012 he obtained a Ski Instructor diploma and is now preparing for the selection of a mountain guide and a national instructor.

Simon Croux
20 years, lives in Courmayeur. He started skiing at the age of 3 until his parents joined him at the ski club where he remained until the age of 13, after which he decided to break the monotony of the ski club by starting freestyle and freeride. So it was that a few years later Simon began to run freeride competitions in the freeride junior tour, managing to qualify and taking home an 8th place at the World Cup Final in Big Sky (USA). At the age of 18 he entered the next circuit, the Freeride World Qualifiers , where it still competes. Posted in the Mammut Team.@ikhvillas_official #ikh #ikhvillas_official #villas #nice #villa #ibiza #lifestyle #sea #sun #summer #2018 #holidays #rentalvillas #formentera #greece #luxurylife #sicily #sardinia #top #mykonos

The budget of police policemen of the State Police

Safety and rescue service on the ski slopes of Obereggen and Colfosco

The “policemen-skiers” of the safety and rescue service on the ski slopes again this year have been involved in the detachments of Obereggen, Colfosco.
The closure of the winter season is an opportunity to take stock of the activity and to highlight the importance of this service aimed at guaranteeing the safety of skiers, snowboarders and snow lovers.
The operators, who attend a specific training course at the Alpine Training Center of the State Police of Moena, are prepared to face with professionalism every need for assistance, even in extreme weather conditions, as well as to reconstruct exactly any event related to accidents at high altitude.
The interventions carried out, following accidents on the slopes or illness, in the only detachment of Obereggen were about 400 and, in some cases, the first intervention of the police was of fundamental importance, because it allowed to act promptly avoiding the aggravation of the consequences of the accident.

 
These include, for example, the assistance to the rescue of a ten-year-old girl, originally from Poland, who had had a sledding accident on the slopes in the Obberegen ski area.
The small Polish town was suffering from severe pains on the left side of the abdomen and for this reason it was immediately immobilized by the operators waiting for the arrival of the helicopter to be admitted to the Hospital of Bolzano.
The same fate was the case of a 48-year-old woman who, following an accidental fall in the Ski Center Latemar area in the municipality of Nova Ponente, suffered severe pains in her left femur.
Thanks to the police officers, he was immediately rescued by helicopter rescue, after securing and clearing the track.

 
As part of the prevention activity, this year the State Police operators took part in the “Skiing in Safety” training days, together with the staff of the White Cross and the mountain rescue, aimed at sensitizing the elementary school pupils and averages on mountain safety.
The students were informed about the rules of conduct to be kept on track, on the signs and on how to intervene in the event of an accident.
In addition, during the Night Show that has been organized for several years in the ski resort of Obereggen, which sees the local ski and snowboard school perform, the service that the State Police plays on the ski slopes has been presented.
In front of a large audience of tourists, guests and children, a snowmobile operation was simulated after an injury on the track.
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Pasquayak, canoe tour of the villas of Posillipo

Choosing among the various initiatives organized in Naples for these Easter holidays is not easy, there are many things to do and for all tastes and needs. Among these there is one, half sports and half cultural, which has the unusual, is called “Pasquayak”, and is the tour (in canoe) of the ancient villas that degrade the sea of ​​the coast of Posillipo. The boys of Kayak Naples organize these three days of water itineraries, the appointment is for Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 10 am at the Sirena beach (via Posillipo 357), where we will start with the two-seater kayaks to discover the bourgeois holiday of a time.

The excursion will be guided by Giovanni, Giulia, Alessandro and Francesco, who will lead the canoe caravan to discover Palazzo Donn’Anna, a place rich in history and legends; we will continue along the bay of Grotta Romana, where once the fishermen’s Neapolitan fishermen were built. The next stop will be on the beach of Villa Lauro, there you can also drink from the minuscule mineral water source; at the sound of paddling we will continue to Riva Fiorita, in the presence of Villa Volpicelli, today a movie set and home to exclusive wine events. From here you will come back comfortably guided by the current in favor, up to the Sirena beach, where you can stay and sunbathe and delight your palate.

In detail “mangereccio”: Saturday lunch will be based on spaghetti with clams; Sunday the menu will be the traditional Easter one; Easter Monday instead a buffet brunch will be offered. Visiting Naples from the perspective of the sea is simpler from 2011 to today, because the commitment of Kayak Naples has made the coast simply usable to everyone, and in all seasons of the year.
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In Romandy you can ski on the roof of a hotel

The particular shape of the roof of the building will attract fans of snow sports

LE BRASSUS – In the picturesque Vallée de Joux, in Le Brassus (VD), you can ski on the roof of a hotel. Conceived by a Danish architectural firm (Bjarke Ingels Group), the building, already under construction next to the museum of luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet, will be open to the public starting in 2020.

In addition to the picture postcard, snow sports enthusiasts can indulge themselves thanks to the particular zig-zag shape of the building, which will host a gently sloping track on its roof from where you can also directly access the adjacent slopes.

The hotel will occupy an area of 6,400 m2. There will be around 50 rooms, two restaurants, a bar and a spa. But the main attraction will surely be the original ski slope.#ikh #formentera #ikhvillas_official #sun #summer #rental #villas #holiday #rentalvilla #spain #ibiza #lifestile #life #primer #formentera

Skiing in Andermatt is worthwhile

The opening until May 21 will benefit both guests and investors. Compared to 2016, the current season has seen growing overnight stays, but also turnover.

The revitalization project in the Urana locality started in 2010 with an investment of 900 million francs.

 

Skiing in Andermatt is worthwhile. To everyone. This is what shines through, looking at the figures for the 2017-2018 winter season of the urana winter resort, where you can ski until 21st May. Yes, you understood correctly. In Andermatt you can ski all spring, touching the beginning of summer.

But let’s get back to the numbers. Dizzying when compared to other Swiss winter resorts. If compared to the previous season, from Androl, October 1st 2017 to March 31st 2018, all the possible entries have increased, starting from the ski days, reached in the last season around 330 thousand, with an increase of 4.2% .

“In fact – explains Silvio Schmid, CEO of SkiArena – compared to 2016, there was an increase in all indices: overnight stays, at 19.136, rose by 10.5%, the number of attendance, attested to about 39 thousand, it grew by 14.7%; same income, of 22.3 million, leavened by 17.4% “. What’s more, in the last winter season online bookings were 700% more than the previous year. If all of this is added that throughout the year there has been an increase in overnight stays of about 10% and that to toast was also the Chedi hotel, whose attendance has increased by 15%, here is that Andermatt is more than one person rubbing his hands.
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Skiing, climbing, pedaling The mountain is a «film» and Milan is a trailblazer

The 66th Trento Festival was presented at the Cai. The preview in the city with the story of Moser

There is a time to check the time, a definition that is not by chance, and a time to take to live in full 10 days of cultural events and emotion at the Trento Mountain Film Festival 2018, presented Tuesday morning in Milan, at the headquarters of the Italian Alpine Club, scheduled in the capital of Trentino from April 26 to May 6 next.

There is a mountain time that wants to be more than ever slow and a time to remember how yesterday (it was 1984) other challenges against time, as an “off-piste” of the richest program: 150 events and 130 films on the billboard between previews Italian and international, with an important space in the special screenings section dedicated to the great champion of Trentino, Francesco Moser, author of that memorable record (51.151 record of the hour) to which one of the highlights of Tff2018 is dedicated, on 2 May at 9 pm (Supercinema Vittoria di Trento), with an absolute preview of the film “Moser: Scacco al tempo” by Nello Correale. This is the first documentary on the most victorious Italian runner ever, a human adventure that documents the deep bond between the champion and his land, with its mountains. A deep link with the mountains of the Trento Film Festival, to be lived slowly and with long emotions in the hall, that of a program-event to envy the world. 10 days for an edition of the film festival that has reached the record of 710 films registered (of which 149 are selected) and 25 in competition. An event that last year had 20 thousand tickets for films, talks, reviews and books.

Tapping with pioneered and unexplored peaks, companies of other times and not, the Trento Mountain Film Festival offers the protagonists of a world that has always fascinated and conquered Milan. So much so that the program, every year, and we are at the 66th edition, is presented in the Lombard capital, at the Cai in via Petrella, a small ancient world remained the same, the Italian Alpine Club is the founder of the review with the City of Trento and knows always accepting the challenge of a thriller presentation. So in Milan the dossier of over 20 pages full of commitments and projections, meetings with great personalities and with a culture, that of the mountain, which has always moved the hearts of many Milanese and brought up to the top, is unveiled. A Milan attentive to the mountain world in all its nuances. The program includes 150 appointments with the Nepalese guide Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita and the Iranian free climber Nasim Eshqi, star of mountaineering as Tommy Caldwell, Reinhold Messner, Hansjoerg Auer, Hervé Barmasse, Manolo, Adam Ondra, Nicola Tondini, Denis Urubko, Emilio Previtali and Alex Txikon, the actor and director Rocco Papaleo, the writers Paolo Rumiz, Paolo Cognetti and Marco Albino Ferrari and the cycling champion Francesco Moser. To him, his film “Moser: check at the time” is exceptionally dedicated to Milan also a preview screening for the press, scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, at the Cinemimo in via Seneca (entry by invitation) where the participation of the champion is expected Trentino. The Mountain Film Festival is also the editorial opportunity of the year for the Italian Alpine Club that collects the forces of its editorial power and presents itself at Tff with a program to present the children’s book “Cento Passi per volare” by Giuseppe Festa with the pupils of the schools, a poetic show on “The Living Mountain” by Nan Shepherd (bookstore from April 26) and a conference on the CAI publishing and on the spread of a counterculture compared to a consumption of the mountain that trivializes its natural peculiarities and anthropic. Three events, including presentations for children, poetic performances and conferences, dedicated to the new editorial lines that the Italian Alpine Club has launched since 2016 to spread the culture of the mountain to increasingly large segments of the public.

ALPI, new heavy snowfall, you can ski up to the April 25th Bridge

New heavy snowfalls are expected on the Alpine Arch and sometimes on the major mountainous areas of the Apennines. Snow is not expected at too low altitudes as the climate will remain mild, but at high altitudes the snow will fall very heavily on areas already heavily covered in snow.

A boon for tour operators who now hoping for a protracted ski season to the 25th April bridge. This year the snow falling in the mountains already during the winter is really extraordinary. The mid-altitude alpine resorts have seen a very unusual frequency and intensity of snowfalls.

The extension of a ski season so far already extraordinary for lovers of this sport is therefore profound. We could ski as we were almost in the middle of winter during the Easter holidays and, except for strong heat waves, you can ski in many places until the end of the month.

For the irreducibili of the snow and of the ski, looms therefore a ghiotta occasion also in sight of the bridge of 25 April. Probably will remain open even slopes where you usually do not ski until late spring.

In addition to the Alps, the slopes of Campo Imperatore, on the Gran Sasso, have just opened. Of course, we will have to see if the snow will also hold on April 25th and it will be necessary to constantly update with the next snow reports. Who wants to go on the safe side, can choose Livigno, Breuil-Cervinia and the Presena glacier.

In conclusion, for the moment there is a lot of snow on the Alps and partly on the Apennines, other must arrive at least at high altitudes. Everything seems to go in favor of a bridge on April 25, favorable to the latest off-season skiing.

However, it will be necessary to pay attention to the danger of avalanches, a risk accentuated by heavy snowfall at high altitudes and by sudden increases in temperature. It is absolutely imperative this season to avoid venturing off-piste.

When skiing is hot: breathtaking descents in bikinis on the slopes of Sochi

The 2018 event on the slopes of Sheregesh, a renowned ski resort in Siberia, has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest exhibition of costumed skiers. It was not just an event full of color, fun and energy, but the opportunity for entertaining skiers and snowboarders to set a new world record in the swimwear descent
1,111 people attended the meeting last year; the number of this year has yet to be announced, but it seems to have been more than 1,200 fans of skiing and snowboarding regardless of the cold

The participants officially registered on the site of the “Boogel Woogel” were more than 1,900, although not all were present at the start. The famous Roza Khutor ski center welcomed guests from more than 25 Russian cities and abroad, as well as the Latvian Brainstorm music group. According to the participants the track was perfect and the right energy, combined with a magnificent sun, illuminated the descents

Since in Russia there is not a real sea season, these events are a rare opportunity to show off your bikini … even if it’s cool

During breaks, the difference between skiers and snowboarders was clear: while the latter could sit or walk without major problems, the skiers, because of the rigid boots, looked like Robocop

The public, however, did not notice: “A lot of people and smiles, fantastic!” Was the most common comment

After the verification of the next months, which will take place in the London Guinness Book of Records, will officially be declared the world record for the collective ski descent in swimsuit

Skiing at the bridge 25 April 2018: where to go

As we have seen, at Easter there was still a lot of snow in the mountains, both in the Alps and in the Apennines, with a great season for ski lovers, which is not over yet. Spring has arrived, but the weather is still unstable, with frequent precipitation, and the temperatures, at least the minimum, remain rigid. Some have skied like it was full winter between the end of March and early April, without needing to go to high altitudes, and if we can not yet assure if there will be snow even at the end of April, almost certainly in the places where you can ski always in late spring you can go back on the slopes for the last skiing at the end of the season. For the irreducible of the snow and the skis it is safe! Certainly we must pay close attention to the avalanches caused by the rise in temperature, preceded by the heavy snowfall of recent weeks, which has already caused massive and unfortunately deadly avalanches. Always follow the snow reports and the notices of the authorities; It is absolutely imperative this season not to venture off-piste.

We point out the places where to ski in the long weekend of the bridge of April 25, 2018. Suggestions for lovers and die-hards of skiing, for a holiday from Saturday 21 to Wednesday, April 25. The last weekend in the snow. Here’s where to go, the best locations at high altitude, between Italy and Europe.

Among the first ski resorts where to go for a holiday or a long weekend on the snow even in late spring and for the bridge of April 25, there is certainly the pretty Livigno, in Alta Valtellina, in Lombardy. Here at over 1,800 meters above sea level you will find many ski slopes, both for the descent and for the bottom. The slopes are close to the town and can be reached easily. Also from the ski lifts that start from the center of the town you can climb up to 2,800 meters of altitude and here you can find other slopes that will surely be snowed throughout April. The ski area called Carosello is the highest and most sought after by skiers in spring, also because it is in the shade and guarantees a thicker and more compact snowpack. The town of Livigno also offers a lot for fun, including restaurants, bars and clubs where you can spend your evenings. Moreover, being a free zone you can make purchases at very affordable prices. To be seen, then, the nearby Lake of Livigno, on the border with Switzerland.

Another classic spring ski destination is Breuil-Cervinia, in the Valle d’Aosta, a famous ski resort located below the Matterhorn, on the border with Switzerland. With its 2,050 meters of altitude, Cervinia is one of the highest inhabited centers in Italy and in Europe. Its ski facilities are the highest in Italy, with the lifts, in fact, you can reach up to 3,900 meters on the Little Matterhorn and from here descend along the slopes. Odds that guarantee skiing until late spring. Not only that, thanks to the lifts and the connections between the slopes, you can reach the huge ski area of ​​the Matterhorn Ski Paradise in Switzerland, in the municipality of Zermatt, one of the largest ski areas in Europe. A super equipped area, where you can almost always ski, with slopes for all levels of difficulty, possibility to practice snowboarding and many other sports. An area served by numerous accommodation facilities.

Les Deux Alpes (Photo by Wurzeller License CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons)
Moving to France, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, not far from the border with Piedmont, we find another renowned and unmissable ski resort: Les Deux Alpes. The tourist resort is located in the department of Isère and is between the municipalities of Mont-de-Lans and Vénosc. With 220 km of slopes it is one of the largest ski areas in France and in Europe. Here you can practice many sports and the clubs offer a lively nightlife. The high altitudes of the ski area of ​​the Deux Alpes allow skiing until very late spring, so much so that the winter season arrives until April 29th and the lucky ones can ski until May 1st, joining the two bridges. Then, for those who love skiing even in summer, there is the glacier with slopes from 3200 to 3600 meters.

Easter weekend in all skiing from Cortina to Falcade

Enthusiastic installers for a satisfying season «Snow at the top thanks to the low temperatures of these days»
Easter and Easter Monday on skis, as if we were in full winter season. There is still time for snow lovers, to ski in Veneto (even until May 1 in Faloria in Cortina). “This year we certainly can not complain”, says Renzo Minella, president of the Venetian plant engineers, “thanks to the snow that has arrived copious we are back on the values ​​of 5/6 years ago. With the cold at the end of November, we managed to also contain the costs for snowmaking, which in the previous years had been very substantial, having been able to put away the cannons already at Christmas. And the low temperatures of these days have allowed the optimal grip of the snow, so those who want to ski for Easter and Easter Monday find slopes in conditions that are still truly perfect ».

The confirmation comes from the Ski Civetta ski area: «Finally a normal season», nods Bruno Piva, of the Ski Civetta Consortium, «our whole area closes on 2nd April and we are happy with the way it went thanks to the December snow that embellished the landscape and convinced to ski the many commuters of the plain, which for us represent 50% of the clientele. Then we had many Poles, Slovaks, Rumanians, or that tourism of the East, which we could define as proximity, which arrives directly in the car on our mountains. Winter tourism is driven by the Dolomiti Superski, then we will have to increasingly characterize ourselves as the ‘mountain of Venice’, to be competitive with other areas that are more competitive from the hotel’s point of view ». Already closed the slopes in Nevegal, Monte Avena, Sappada, Misurina and Auronzo (where however you are considering a possible reopening of three days, from tomorrow to Easter on the basis of weather conditions), will ski until May 1 in Faloria to Cortina , while the plants will close on April 2 in Tofana, where for the Easter week Cima Tofana (3244 m) opens, the trunk of the cableway leading to the terrace and from which you can admire the Ampezzo Dolomites amphitheater. The party at the end of the season will be held tomorrow at Col Druscié with DJ sets to celebrate with music, from 4pm to 8pm. The ski lifts will close on April 2nd, to allow the twenty-year overhaul of the cableway leading to Ra Valles, that this year is 20 years old, with a summer reopening then on 23 June. Today, among other things, snowshoeing is scheduled among the spectacular snowy views of the Tofana di Mezzo, with dinner at the Capanna Ra Valles restaurant (2,475 m).

In Marmolada you can ski until 8 April, and so also in the Falcade / Alpe Lusia / San Pellegrino area. Closed the Val Comelico Ski Area, on the 3 Zinnen Dolomites you can ski until 8 April from San Candido-Baranci
in Monte Elmo, from Croda Rossa Passo Monte Croce Comelico.

The Dolomiti Superski, from its website, announces that today there are 424 open systems on 456, for a total of 1. 134 km of slopes on 1. 200. As if to say that at Easter we are still in full ski season

At Easter as in winter. All the beauty of skiing

From Valle d’Aosta to the Dolomites, opportunities not to be missed

An Easter with lots of snow and still winter temperatures. Perfect, therefore, to spend on skis. Especially since there are many promotions at the end of the season and not a few opportunities to have fun: competitions, events, concerts on the slopes, ski at dawn or at night.

 
Races and descents at dawn. In Piedmont the most anticipated Easter egg is that of the Vialattea: here, Saturday March 31st, young athletes from all over Italy will take to the track for the “Uovo d’Oro Audi” trophy. A competition that includes two venues: Sestriere for downhill skiing and Pragelato for Nordic skiing. Who then wants to extend the holiday can take advantage of the Free Ski offer: if you book the stay from 1 to 8 April you have a free ski pass. Skiing on skis also at La Thuile: March 30th, children and teenagers will meet at the starting gate for the Easter Egg Race, while the big ones will compete in the 41st edition of «Easter Slalom».
 
For those who aspire to ski with a true champion the right destination is the Val d’Ultimo, above Merano: booking a week immediately after Easter, you can spend a day of skiing together with the blue Dominik Paris. If the desire to ski is so much that you can not sleep, you can take the opportunity at dawn: on March 31 on the Presena glacier is scheduled the appointment of Trentino Skisunrise. You go up in altitude at 5.15 am, you can admire the sunrise and after a hearty breakfast you leave the first track on the snow in the company of ski instructors.
 
This is the right time to enjoy the winter holidays: in Pontedilegno-Tonale, as in the whole Val di Sole, the “Easter on ski skipass included” offer is valid: seven nights with a six-day Superskirama season ticket for skiing in eight locations. And in the Dolomiti Superski carousel, a day’s holiday is free thanks to the “Dolomiti Supersun” promotion.
 
Skiing at dawn but also at night at the Corvatsch, a stone’s throw from St. Moritz: Friday 30 is the Snow Night with a descent on the longest illuminated piste in Switzerland and a discounted ski pass for groups of 5 people. At Pasquetta instead climb at 6 am in the morning and descend with the first rays of the sun.
 
Dips, barbecues and concerts. Skis and swimsuit: the perfect suit for the crazy appointment of Aprica, The Splash Ride. Saturday 31 all ready for a descent with a final dive: in the Campetti area will be set up a special pool. Even more grilled pool in Gressoney-La-Trinité, in the ski carousel of Monterosa Ski, where on 2 April we dive and challenge ourselves in front of the grid with the Spring Barbecue Contest.
 
You even skip a river in Morgins, in the Franco-Swiss area of ​​the Portes du Soleil: the best freestylers in the world can do the job, and they meet here on March 30th and 31st for the 7Peaks Riverstyle contest. A 23-meter flight accompanied by music and DJ sets. And it is precisely the music that punctuates Easter in Pontedilegno: on the 1st of April it is celebrated in rap rhythm with the concert by Jake La Furia. The Presena glacier turns into an open-air disco, as well as the slopes of the Spinale area in Campiglio: March 31 will perform the French top deejay Bob Sinclar.
 
Markets and tradition. Last skis and shopping: it is the pairing on which Courmayeur points. In Pasquetta, the stalls of the Foire de la Paquerette invade the center of the town with the products of the Valle d’Aosta craftsmanship, while Saturday, April 8, the appointment with the Black Saturday returns. Pure tradition instead in Bormio, where we must not miss the appointment with the Pasquali, the allegorical floats. But the Valtellina also takes its throat: in Valgerola on 2 April you can take part in a walk with six stages dedicated to chocolate tastings.
 
Skiing and flea markets will be the protagonists of the Easter weekend in Fiera di Primiero, near San Martino di Castrozza: lots of stalls plus a program of activities with walks in the company of llamas or aboard a carriage.

To Ski with the heart the champions

300 members of the Italian clubs have been enrolled in the charity competition Sciare con cuore 2018 to raise funds for Admo (Association of donors of bone marrow) in Madonna di Campiglio, Trentino. Victory for the team of the former blue Paolo Pangrazzi, second place for the team of Verena Stuffer the azzurraaltoatesina, who has closed his racing career and has been fought with all the other blues just in Sciare with 2018. The third place is for the team of Nicol Delago, Italian super-champion of Supergigante, who this year took part in his first Olympic Games at PyeongChang. Even Giuliano Razzoli, Olympic gold in slalom in Vancuover, did not want to miss this event, as well as ChairaCostazza, who participated in the first edition, and Cristian Zorzi, star of the clash, has returned after some years of absence.

Murat, who continued to ski in spite of everything: «I turned fear into joy»

He is part of the Swiss Paralympic Ski Team and is an ambassador for The North Face team. Murat Pelit was present (even if not protagonist) at the Paralympics at the start. But you’ve already won his biggest challenge

An overwhelming energy. Of those that strike you here, in full chest and that leave you stunned in the middle between “I wish and then I can” and “… but how the hell does it?”. Answers without answering Murat Pelit, athlete of the Swiss Paralympic Ski Team and ambassador of The North Face team, protagonist of one of the Storytelling Night organized by the brand in its stores around the world. He does so simply by telling himself and laughing at a contagious laugh, at times.

Returning from his first Paralympics in Korea, this Ticinese boy brought home a much more significant victory than a medal.

The pain in his left hand during his races prevented him from running the blades as he dreamed, but not from fulfilling a dream: that of being there, after 15 years, starting from a hospital bed.

It was 2003, in his life a career started in the Swiss Army’s rescue troops in the mountains of the house and an innate love for the outdoor. One day, carrying a friend’s backpack, he feels his back hurt.

“A malignant tumor in the sacrum, this was the verdict,” he says. The reaction in these situations is clear: either pass, or do an all in. “I had a lot of time in that hospital room. If you come from a small village in Switzerland like Stabio in Canton Ticino, you are used to living with the mountains, you see them around you. I looked at them from the window and understood that time could become my friend instead of an enemy, that I now had all the possible hours to plan my return on the snow, in the woods ».

From 2003 to 2006 he enters and exits the hospitals and slowly, walking becomes increasingly difficult. Until the paralysis of the lower limbs. “That period was a long process of maturation for me. I grew up humanely and learned to slip a lot of things on me. I came out of that situation better than I had entered: I had been afraid and fear is nothing but a condensation of energy. Like joy. So I chose this one, I made it mine and I understood it would be my lifeblood. I am healed “.

Before Murat’s illness there was snowboarding. Today he has mastered all disciplines, from the special slalom, to the super-G, to the downhill. And it is on these two last ones that point everything and for everything. “When you are in front of the starting gate of a free descent, you feel the thrill that very few other things give you. I touch the 120 / 125km per hour and even on my monoski I feel all the speed. It makes me feel incredibly alive. ”

The monoshock chair with which it trains and competes has a tailored carbon shell and skis with sharp edges. The hardest thing is learning to drift, he says. “For the technique is a matter of head, in all senses, when you have a lesion that paralyzes your lower body, your center of gravity rises and shoulders, head and neck become your best allies to draw the trajectory”.

On the helmet the drawings of the four grandchildren cheering for him and who followed him in the five-circle adventure. “The Olympics are pure sport, without barriers and without diversity. We must get there with the right degree of madness. I gave what I could at that moment, but I know I can do a lot more. ”

And now? “Now that summer is approaching, I’ll go downhill with a three-wheeled bicycle looking for the strongest emotions in the mountains of Europe.”

FEDERALBERGHI, DOLOMITES SEASON TOP, SKI UNTIL MAY

A record-breaking season for spring 2017/2018 for the Veneto Dolomites, where the great snow of these last weeks will allow skiing on many slopes until May. “From Cortina to the whole of Cadore, up to Asiago with its cross-country trails, the Veneto mountain achieves a decidedly positive result,” explains Federalberghi. Well, even reservations for the next Easter, which, thanks to the favorable calendar, promises to be an extension of the winter ski season. This is what emerges from the check of Federalberghi regional in the receptive-hotel structures of the ski resorts of the Dolomites, which for 60% reside in Veneto, and where – in line with the national figure – the Italians who have so far spent the holidays are 11 % more than in January-March 2017. “The trend that the weekends in the snow and the white weeks – says the president of Federalberghi Veneto Marco Michielli – have recorded during the first quarter of 2018 is a comforting signal, which confirms the great potentiality of the Venetian mountain and leads us to look with confidence and optimism in the coming months “. “The Region’s commitment to raise funds, and that of companies to modernize the structures also in view of the World Ski Championships of 2021 – he adds – are returning the desired results. An excellent base for thinking about the Dolomites as an ideal and sustainable location for the upcoming Winter Olympics of 2026, with the hypothesis of Asiago as a natural venue for the specialty of the fund ». «Another novelty – he concludes – is the fact that bookings made directly by the hotels’ websites are growing, while those in the large portals decrease. A trend reversal that can only please us because it shows that tourists have understood that direct booking is convenient, in all respects ».

From Holland to ski free

The Alpe cimbra paradise for the disabled

The group is beautiful impressive, 110 people, the Dutch association Ski Uniek, skiing for those with disabilities, which in the after-ski are felt, for the joy and happiness they express. A tourism that has found in the structures and people of the Alpe Cimbra the place to grow and consolidate. “The association – says Matthis one of the coordinators – promotes skiing for people with disabilities. We aim to ski these boys and girls, independently. For three years we have come here to Alpe Cimbra, most of us are at the Monte Maggio hotel, the others being in many, they are in other nearby structures. In this place we find ourselves very well, we have the help of Alpe Cimbra, from the ski school “Scie di Passione” ». And he continues: “We found, already three years ago, a welcoming environment and a truly unique availability. We are a nice group of volunteers, who accompany the kids, who need some support for skiing for their disabilities ».
“The landscape – the organizers resume – is unique, the snow is fantastic and the slopes are perfect; we have found a good collaboration in everyone, from ski instructors to plant operators, they are really kind people, who give us the help and support we need ».

The week in Folgaria for these guys is really a very special event. “Let’s put the icing on the cake,” Matthis goes on, “because we even organize flights with the Lagorair helicopter, to end our week with a flourish. We have also established a strong and beautiful friendship with the Lagorair crew. For those in a wheelchair, to get off the helicopter it takes a group of people available ». Marilou, 26, is on her third holiday on the Alpe Cimbra. He says: «I’m skiing alone with monoski, I like it a lot. In Holland I go to the skidome, but here you are immersed in a beautiful landscape ». Kevin, too, on a wheelchair, is happy and as he approaches, he plays his wheelchair. He is a veteran of the flight and is enthusiastic: “I just landed, nice, with the pilot Luca we hovered in the air and we circled above the slopes and on the plateau. For three years I have made this unforgettable experience “. And he continues: “This is a dreamy white week for me. I practice skiing in a relaxing nature, everyone is kind and available, we eat and drink very well, the accommodation is excellent ». Fabio, owner of the hotel that hosts the association Ski Uniek, admits: “They are all fantastic people, from boys and girls with disabilities to volunteers, those with blue jackets, who accompany them and help them. After skiing, they love to party and nobody is holding them. In their joy they are contagious. Let’s do the flights with Lagorair: a proposal that you really like ».

Ski? Better in spring

 
There are fewer people, and there is more sun. And for those who choose the Dolomites, from 17 March those who ski aul Dolomiti Superski area are entitled to discounts on accommodation and skipass

The winter has been very generous and the slopes are still full of snow, and in the spring skiing on the world’s largest ski area is cheaper: from 17 March the Dolomiti Superski launches the Dolomiti Super Sun promotion and offers a day’s stay. skipass for those who choose a week in one of the 50 ski resorts in its 12 valleys. It works like this: those who choose to stay 7 days pay 6 (the list of participating structures is here) and those who take a 6-day skipass pay only 5

Who will start will not find the high season crowds, but the high quality of the slopes will be assured as always with 300 snow grooming vehicles that will continue to work in the Dolomiti Superski every day until the closure of the facilities to ensure fresh snow and perfect paths.

It will be time to experience the mountain all for yourself, enjoying all the beauty of the largest ski area in the world – over 1200 kilometers with only one skipass – where you can ski with the Dolomites Unesco Heritage of the eyes. It could be, for example, an opportunity to try (or try again) in complete calm one of his legendary tours, like the Sellaronda that embraces four of the most beautiful valleys – Val Gardena, Badia, Arabba, and Val di Fassa – or simpler slopes for those who ski “so-so” like those of the Alpe di Siusi and Obereggen, have fun in one of the 28 snow parks, or simply let go and be guided by skis and hearts for slow paths every day different from alternating with stops in 400 shelters between gourmet and traditional scattered around the track. All this before relaxing in one of the hotels, B & B or farms that assure warm welcome with smiles, great food, and spa where you can try treatments based on natural products.

But skiing, as well as one of the most fun and healthy sports (in the gallery above the reasons why skiing is good), also has its risks. For this reason, Dolomiti Superski has just launched the new ENJOY safety campaign: it wants to sensitize skiers, snowboarders and freestylers to respect simple but fundamental rules of behavior on the track. These are the rules of the FIS / FISI (Italian Ski Federation and Italian Winter Sports Federation) that remind, for example, of surpassing tending the right distance, being cautious at intersections or crossroads, stopping for a break just at the edge of the track, and that the helmet is always good even if it is mandatory up to 14 years.

Skiing at 115 kilometers an hour «without seeing almost nothing»

At the start of the Paralympics of PyeongChang, there is also Millie Knight despite the bad falls of last year: “I see only within a radius of 2 meters and all clouded. I follow the instructions and the orange jacket of my guide. I was scared, now point to gold »

To many, on the summit of a particularly steep ski slope, it has happened to ask whether to try to go down or avoid unnecessary risks: skiing is not a sport for those who are afraid, that’s for sure. Millie Knight, a British skier competing at the PyeongChang Paralympics, opened on 9 March. When he was 1 year old he contracted an eye disease and now he goes down along these dangerous tracks without seeing practically nothing: «I can see in the radius of about two or three meters but completely clouded, I have 5% left» says the English athlete . «I do not really have a deep perception, so I do not know how far things are from me when I have to interact».

Yet even Millie, already world champion, was afraid in her life, just because of a fall on skis. “It was December 2016,” recalls Brett Wild, his guide. “A few meters from the finish line I told her to let go of her legs and push hard”. And instead of scoring the best time trial, the sensational slide arrived: “The impact with the ice cut her face at various points,” adds the instructor. “It ended up under an inflatable that limits the track, I heard her ask for help on the radio.” Nothing serious in reality: he leaves the hospital and tries to show up the next day at Super-G, but his psychologist Fay makes him understand that this is not the case.

The worst, however, was still to come for the Knight: in early 2017, in fact, crashes at 115 kilometers per hour and reports a slight concussion that upsets the plans. But above all the mind: the 1999 class girl, already a flag bearer in Sochi, starts to be afraid of skiing. The driver feels guilty: it is he who precedes the athlete on the track and gives him orders with bluetooth headphones. After trying so many, he reports his Millie together with the psychologist about the location of the accident: the stratagem works and the girl starts winning again. One, two, three medals: in Canada he goes low and now he points straight to the Paralympic gold at PyeongChang.

In the first race, the downhill, a silver was put around his neck. But there are still many occasions and Millie is not a character who surrenders easily.

Ski accidents have increased by 15% compared to previous seasons.

Accidents up 15%
This is explained by Alto Adige, who interviewed L’OTODI (Italian orthopedic hospital traumatologists).

In particular, 40% of accidents involve distortions, 27% contusions, 12% fractures and 21% dislocations and head trauma.

The age range between 30 and 50 is the most affected (numbers that go down to 15-30 years for snowboarders) and 65% of accidents concern men, 35% women. If among the skiers the most affected arts are the lower ones, for those who are snowboarding the traumas in the upper limbs are greater.

Skiing in March? 10 destinations to reach without a car

There is something for all tastes including entertainment, shopping and relaxation
We are already at the beginning of March and the ski season is almost over. If you have not yet planned a winter holiday but the desire for winter sports is so great, there is no problem. GoEuro, the online portal where you can book buses, trains and planes, has compiled a list of the top 10 ski resorts accessible without having to use the car.

There is something for everyone and do not worry if you are not an expert skiier, because the destinations offer fun, shopping and relaxation. But hurry up because then you will only remain the option of Cervinia, which with one of the longer ski seasons allows skiing from October until late spring, even in summer on the Plateu Rosà glacier.

For all the others, who love the sea in the summer and skiing in the winter, do not worry because the choice is vast, but the opportunity should be seized on the fly. An example? Ponte di Legno, a charming town in the Val Camonica that is part of the Adamello Ski complex. Offers a huge amount of winter sports and side activities. It can be reached from Milan Linate and Bergamo Orio al Serio through bus connections.

Always for sports lovers a great choice is Courmayeur, in the presence of Mont Blanc. Reachable by bus from Milan, it offers spectacular views, a wide range of winter sports and a relaxation area just 6km from the city, where the Pré-Saint-Didier thermal baths are located.

For lovers of nightlife and shopping, there is plenty of choice. Madonna di Campiglio, “Pearl of the Brenta Dolomites”, one of the most famous ski resorts in Italy, can be easily reached by bus thanks to the Flixbus and FlySkiShuttle service. It offers 57 ski lifts and 150 km of slopes, as well as trendy bars and top-class restaurants. To stay on the subject of nightlife there is Cortina D’Ampezzo, reachable from Treviso, Venice, Mestre, Ferrara, Bologna. In addition to the slopes of the Ski World Cup you can let loose to the rhythm of music in the famous nightclubs.

Shopping lovers, your destination is served. Livigno, with its huge duty-free area and over 250 stores scattered throughout the area will not make you regret the boutiques of your city. Reachable from Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Cologno Monzese, is also the capital of the Apres-ski, where you can dance strictly with the ski boots on.

If you are a sweet tooth you can not miss Moena and Canazei, the first famous for the “puzzone” cheese, the second for Trentino specialties, try the cajoncìe, tasty stuffed ravioli. So what are you waiting for? The season draws to a close!

Black & White Crans-Montana

With an open kitchen, formal dining, two sitting areas, wine cellar and a terrace with mountain view, Chalet is perfect for groups or families. Upstairs, you will find elegant en-suite bedrooms with stunning view of the Alps and downstairs a private spa with an infinity Jacuzzi and dry sauna.

LAYOUT

“SKI IN, SKI OUT” COTTAGE OF 250 SQM ON 3 FLOORS
LARGE OPEN SPACE WITH SITTING ROOM, DINING ROOM AND OPEN FIREPLACE
FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN WITH VIEW ON THE ALPS
PRIVATE SPA AREA OF 25SQM WITH 6 PLACES INFINITY JACUZZI, 1 SAUNA AND 1 SHOWER
PRIVATE CELLAR AND 2 PARKING PLACES
3 EN-SUITE BEDROOMS (WITH SHOWER OR BATHTUB)
1 SOUTH-FACING MASTER BEDROOM WITH WALK-IN CLOSET AND EN-SUITE BATHROOM

EQUIPMENT

WI-FI THROUGHOUT THE CHALET
LARGE FLAT SCREEN TV
MULTIZONE DVD, BLUE-RAY PLAYER
APPLE TV
STEREO SYSTEM WITH AN IPHONE DOCK-IN
NINTENDO WII WITH 2 CONTROLLERS
IRON WITH BOARD
WASHING MACHINE AND DRYER
SKI ROOM
FULLY-EQUIPPED KITCHEN:

OVEN
CERAMIC STOVE
FRIDGE WITH A FREEZER
MICROWAVE
NESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE
DISHWASHER
KETTLE
TOASTER
PLATES, GLASSES, CUTLERIES

BEDROOMS

2 KING SIZE BEDS (180X200)
2 QUEEN SIZE BEDS (180X200)
3 ROOMS WITH FLAT SCREEN TV
1 SAFE IN THE MASTER ROOM
1 WALK-IN CLOSET IN THE MASTER ROOM
LINENS, TOWELS & BATHROBES
AMENITIES (SOAPS, SHOWER GEL AND SHAMPOO, BATH SALT AND SLEEPERS)
HAIR DRYER

SERVICES INCLUDED

EVERYDAY A MOUNTAIN BREAKFAST IS DELIVERED
FINAL CLEANING IS INCLUDED FOR EVERY STAY
WEEKLY CLEANING IS FORESEEN FOR STAYS OF MORE THAN ONE WEEK
OUR PROFESSIONAL CONCIERGE BECOMES YOUR PERSONAL HOLIDAY MANAGER ENSURING YOUR NEEDS AND WANTS ARE MET (BABYSITTERS, PRIVATE CHEF, RESERVATION FOR RESTAURANTS…)

LOCATION

Distance to resort centre: 3 minute drive to Montana, 6 minute drive to Cran

DISTANCE TO AIRPORT

Sion (SIR): 45mins / 30km
Geneva (GVA): 2h / 190km
Bern Belp (BRN/LSZB): 2h 15 / 190km

The app for skis and snowboards for Apple Watch

Five applications to monitor your activities and that can make you comfortable in the mountains, without needing a smartphone

Skiers and snowboarders can use Apple Watch Series 3 to keep an eye on their activities, thanks to the latest update released by Apple for its smartwatch. Now those who wear an Apple Watch can record the descents, see the gradient or the calories burned directly on the Clock Activity app: just download an app to keep track of the workouts. You can check what was your maximum speed, the number of runs, the total time of the descent and the calories you burned, plus, using Siri, just tell the watch to launch an app to start recording your progress – very comfortable, especially when you have gloves. We have selected five, to download before going skiing.

Snoww. The social app that allows you to track your activities on the track, comparing with friends. You can climb the rankings and take a look at the results of other skiers and snowboarders to compete and try to burn them over time.

“We designed snoww thinking of the speed of interactions and looks on the slopes, so these updates have helped us simplify the recording of accurate and relevant metrics, and create a fun and social experience for our users,” said Eddy Healey, developer of Snoww.

Slopes. This is the app to keep track of your day on skis: you can measure speed, vertical, distance, time of ascent and travel time. With an excellent interface, simple and fun, the ability to relive your sessions in 3D and a good battery management of your smartphone.

Squaw Alpine. Another great app to control your performance without even bringing your smartphone and that can make you comfortable throughout the day in the mountains: keep an eye on the weather, waiting times for the lifts or to buy the ski pass.

Snocru. The social app to get in touch with the other skiers and challenge each other with descents. Keep track of your workouts and share them on social networks directly from the application.

Ski Tracks. It costs 1.09 euros, but is one of the most complete thanks to the use of the barometer and the accelerometer of the clock and the ability to take advantage of 3D maps. In addition, like the others, you can compare your experience in the mountains with those of your friends and the millions of skiers who use the app, putting yourself to the test with beginners and great experts.

In April free skiing is possible

April offers sunny days and less cold temperatures. The morning on skis can be a source of satisfaction and the afternoon is the triumph of the tan

In April, skiing is free in the Santa Caterina Valfurva ski area.

The Free Ski Pass promotion, promoted at the beginning of winter, will be, in fact, revived in the last week of the season, in the period from 7 to 15 April 2018.

With the Free Ski Pass offer you can ski for free on the slopes of Santa Caterina Valfurva for the duration of your skiing holiday. In the period between 7 and 15 April BORMIO SKIPASS is free to book a stay of at least 4 nights in one of the many conventioned accommodation facilities.

Free Ski Pass Regulations

You can take advantage of the free ski pass only if you make a direct booking to the accommodation. The offer is not valid with booking via OLTA, es. Booking, Expedia, Venere, etc.

The April Free Ski Pass listing includes:

HOTEL / AGRITURISMO: accommodation in double room with half board per adult person for 4 nights including BORMIO SKIPASS * 3 days.
HOLIDAY HOUSE / RESIDENCE: accommodation in a 4-room apartment occupied by 4 adults with treatment of only rent per adult for 4 nights including BORMIO SKIPASS 3 days.

* We remind you that the promotion is valid only at the Santa Caterina Valfurva facilities in the period 7-15 April 2018. The other ski areas of the area will, in fact, be closed: closing Cima Piazzi-San Colombano on 2 April and Bormio on 8 April.
in April you can ski for free in santa caterina valfurva

Skiing when the season is running out does not mean it’s too late!
In April, large snow conditions can still be found. It is probably the case of this winter season that has given so far heavy snowfall.
Moreover, in the Santa Caterina area, with slopes from 1,800 to 2,700 m, there is an excellent degree of conservation of the snowpack.

April offers sunny days and less cold temperatures. The morning on skis can be a source of satisfaction and the afternoon is the triumph of the tan.

The 10 best places to ski for those who ski «so-so»

Are not you (yet) a ski champion? Needless to go on black tracks with sprinters whizzing everywhere. Better sweet slopes, wide (and blue) descents, maybe a nice restorative scenery and also a good shelter to restore oneself after the hardships. Here’s where

Skiing passionates you but the technique is not exactly your forte? Would you like to plan a weekend on the snow even if the black slopes continue to scare you? The solution is between the lines: just choose the ski resort suited to your ability.

What makes a difficult track after all? Of course, the slope, the width and the crowding of the track itself but also and above all the quality of the snow: if you find ice or, even worse, the snow moved, not beaten, which concentrates in heaps that to the less experienced appear dangerous obstacles and almost insurmountable, the white week becomes black.

Among the dozens of destinations for winter tourism in the Alps there are some that correspond to the needs of less experienced enthusiasts. Tracks wide even 40 or 50 meters where even a large mass of skiers is dispersed, ski schools with teachers who know how to treat even the young who want a lesson.

In addition to specialized staff and snowmobiles (they should be called “snow groomers”) who work all night to give tourists perfectly polished descents and a geomorphology of the mountains that allows you to enjoy tens of kilometers of red and blue slopes – medium difficulty, easy and easy – because anyone can have fun (and never get bored) in complete safety. The list is soon done. Browse the gallery above and find out which are the most suitable locations scattered throughout the Alps, not just Italian.

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Riccardo Gaspari, restaurant, SanBrite

SanBrite, complete supply chain and romance in the mountains of Cortina d’Ampezzo

Probably not, but that of Ludovica Rubbini and Riccardo Gaspari, from this point of view, is at least emblematic. The context is that of the Ampezzo valley, of an unparalleled beauty, net of extra-luxury tourism, which in the middle of the season infests it with exaggerated ostentation. The fact remains that Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of the most beautiful places in the world, surrounded as it is with mountains of solemn elegance and views that are not easily forgotten. Indeed, every time, both under the light of the sun and in the middle of a snowfall, they are wonderfully different.

Our protagonists are a couple of thirty-year-olds who learn to know each other since the age of 15, cortinese doc him, bolognese she who for love and “maybe my parents have done to get me out of the smog of Bologna” attends three years of superior up here at 1300 meters above sea level. Moral of the story, after a few pull and ritual (“up and down on vacation, but I had already understood that he would be the man of my life”), in 2007, from the parts of twenty years (“I arrived with the suitcases “), the town Ludovica definitely turns into mountain. The Brite de Larieto, an agritourism company obtained from a former uninhabited hut at an altitude of 1700 and a stimulating place for the brand new SanBrite, is a creature born in 2004 of the parents of Riccardo.

Flavio, the father, was a carpenter, which does not hurt having to do with stables and structures, while Riccardo before the lightning on the way to the kitchen was the ski instructor with a brilliant past of blue athlete of free descent and a noble passage to the art school. In 2012, where is now also the home of SanBrite born the small Brite dairy: beautiful emotion when Riccardo, just before the end of a lunch, asks you to follow him in the kitchen, makes you cross and go down the stairs to get to the sancta sanctorum of its cheeses in seasoning and gives you a plate with a wonderful dessert all over milk, the same milk from which the cheese maker every morning helps him to obtain a butter that wins every human resistance to temptation, worked with cream from outcrop. : 300 liters for 2 or 3 kilograms of concentration and pure throat to spread on a piece of bread just out of the oven.

 Rapid renovation works, from the autumn of 2016 to July 2017, lead to the opening of what is now the SanBrite, or the brite (malga where milk is processed). This completes what is a real family “supply chain”, the farmhouse with cows, goats, chickens and pigs, the vegetable garden that runs full steam in summer and a simple kitchen, the dairy and the small restaurant in which, says Riccardo, “we want to make a serious mountain cuisine, with the right ingredients and dishes to remember”.

But where does the way of enlightenment really get to a style that transports the Alpine tradition to a more modern setting, enriching it with a kind creative note without upsetting it? You go back four years ago, when a twenty-eight-year-old Riccardo has the intuition, after a lunch with Ludovica at Osteria Francescana. From there to spend a few months in the kitchen with Massimo Bottura the step is short, the hand trained by the summer practices in the kitchen under the watchful eye of the mother, guardian of old timeless Ampezzo recipes, is enriched with experiences, ideas and enthusiasm. And that’s it. On a sunny day from this house climbing to some curve from the strand of the center of Cortina, in a cradle of silence, you can admire the Tofane, immanent keepers that rise shining on the other side of the valley, while all that surrounds you is hot, starting from the sinuous shape of the wooden and metal chairs, the result of a skilful artisan recovery, to get to the tables to which, says Ludovica “we decided to change the version between lunch, when we eat with exposed wood and dinner (Riccardo likes it better) with traditional tablecloths “.

So you take a seat and immediately get some delicious amuse bouche sylvan, before an appetizer that the chef loves particularly, like the lard cooked in a vacuum in the honey of Tiglio di Cibiana, then portioned

Towards the 2021 World Ski Championships, Cortina hotels are ready for renovation

CORTINA The enlargement of the Impero and Villa Alpina hotels, deliberated unanimously by the recent city council of Cortina, are another two steps towards the renovation of the accommodation facilities of the basin. In the country, something moves, albeit slowly, with the bureaucracy of the bureaucracy and the chronic lack of contributions and financial support. Many hotels remain closed, at least a dozen, waiting for entrepreneurs who want to invest. Last December opened the new Dolomiti lodge, a small hotel, about ten rooms, for about twenty beds.

The Aosta Valley ski instructor who created the slopes in Korea

The Olympic mission of the blue athletes in Korea, at PyeongChang, has begun and the whole Valle d’Aosta is cheering, but the Walser community of the Valle del Lys has two more reasons. At the Olympics there are also brothers Mark and Karen Chanloung, gressonari of La Trinité with double Italian-Thai passport, cross-country skiing champions. But above all, curiosity is great for David David. Historical ski instructor and former high-level champion, born in 1929, born in Gressoney-Saint-Jean, but from his marriage to Gressoney-La-Trinité, where he runs a sports shop, in the autumn of 1973 he was in Seoul, with his brother Dante. And it is also their merit if today that country hosts the Winter Olympics.

 

“My brother was in Korea to run a hotel – says David David – and I joined him. Together we went to a place of average mountain, very cold ». The inspection had a specific purpose: “A friend of my brother – he adds -, a rich Korean who sent his son to ski in Austria, was intent on creating ski slopes in those places not inhabited.” David David was the right man: in Gressoney he had traced the slopes of Punta Iolanda and Weissmatten. “It was not an easy job because there were many trees, but we managed to draw sketches for the creation of cross-country and downhill slopes. And the tracks were then made according to our patterns “.

Just those tracks are the same that today host the Games. «It is a great emotion to review those places – says David David – transformed thanks to our projects. When we came back to Gressoney they sent us pictures of the works started, but since they have not returned to Korea, the Olympics are an opportunity to see the results of the interventions ». David David’s memory for the ski slopes is proverbial. Even though more than 60 years have passed since his first Italian downhill title, he still accurately remembers that race and track. “The trial was held in Bardonecchia in 1953 – he says -. The final part was very steep, similar to the Weissmatten wall, while the first section reflected the tracing of the descents of those years: few turns and high speed ». After the title of Bardonecchia, he succeeded in the encore at Cortina in 1957. That year, the company that had just opened the Punta Jolanda chairlift at Gressoney-La-Trinité contacted him to organize the Ski School and to have advice on the routes of the slopes. All experiences that he later held for the position in Korea.

In the meantime Davide David married Maria Follis in 1958: Daniela and Leonardo, the blue ski champion who died on 26 February 1985, were born from the marriage due to the consequences of a fall on the track after having won 4 podiums in the World Cup at the end of the 70s A Gressoney trail bears his name.

Dolomiti Superski, because skiing is good according to science

More oxygen and more heart: skiing lowers cholesterol, increases red blood cells and makes you happy. From today to calculate how much our snow performances are worth in well-being there is a new tool to use it just a few clicks and a skipass. Here’s how and where to feel good

We know it a bit without a scientific study: when we come back from a skiing day we are happier. Being outdoors, exercising, eating well and – in the case of the Dolomiti Superski area – having in front of the beauty of the Dolomites, since June 2009 Unesco World Heritage Site, are a package that attracts not over the 1200 km of slopes about 3 million skiers every season of the world’s largest ski area.

But in addition to personal experience, that skiing is good for body and spirit, science now also confirms it. According to a study Sases of the Institute of Sports and Exercise Sciences of the University of Salzburg, those who ski with a certain regularity lowers blood cholesterol levels, hypertension, and reduces body weight, decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s .

Moreover, as already demonstrated in the study Amas (Austrian Moderate Altitude Study) of 2000, even staying only a few days at a moderately high level, acts on the general blood picture with an increase in the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin that speeds up the renewal of blood and improves the supply of oxygen in the tissues. The Amas study claims that over 40% of people while on the move are in a range of 60 to 80% of their maximum heart rate, which according to WHO is the frequency range that helps to keep in the training and in health the circulatory system.

To measure the benefits of skiing and “compete with ourselves”, the Dolomiti Superski area has developed a new “indicator of well-being”. On the My Dolomiti website, to which you subscribe with a few clicks (for those who want to easily access with Facebook and Google Plus), each skier has a personal page available linked to the skipass used on the slopes. This allows you to know everything about what we have done on skis: how many kilometers we have covered in a day or a period, how many and which plants we have taken, we can check on the maps our movements, reach goals and compete with other skiers (the at the end of the year, 4 winners will be chosen for kilometers traveled, height difference, number of lifts whose prize will be a magnificent helicopter flight over the Dolomites).

But even without being the first you can still be champions. Dolomiti Superski rewards users registered for “MyDolomiti” who ski more during the whole season. Three levels of performance have been identified which, if achieved, entitle the withdrawal of an exclusive bracelet identifying the level reached during the season. The three levels have been named: to be a Superskier you must have skied more than 8 days and skied in more than 5 days; to be Advanced you need to ski a total of days greater than 15 by touching 7 valleys. Then there is the Challenger bracelet, the bracelet of someone who really loves skiing: a total of skiing days greater than 25, skiing in 12 valleys! In practice, a great mountain trip.

But it is in this section that there is also the new indicator that establishes 7 different levels of well-being that can be achieved by the skier and whose values ​​have been calculated based on WHO recommendations and other clinical studies. It starts from those in a day skiing making less than 1,000 meters in altitude (not enough) up to 8,000 (an agonist not to be imitated if you are not professionals), but generally a daily gap of between 4,000 and 6,000 meters is the training is optimal. They look like so many? In reality they are done faster than imagined.

Skiing and snow sports, the rules for practicing them safely

From the preskiing preparation to the maintenance of the equipment, from the moderation of the speed to the attention not to overdo it. Here are all the tips to reduce the risks of accidents and damage caused to yourself and others

SKI, sledding or snowboarding. The winter season has opened the doors to these and other sports in the snow, with great adhesion of enthusiasts and new players. If skiing is primarily fun, do not forget that it is a sport that can involve risks and therefore requires appropriate preparation and precise measures. In fact, on the one hand the number of people practicing these activities increases and on the other there are also accidents on the snow, as a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons points out. One of the frequent causes of injury, scientists explain, is imprudence, which leads skiers and snowboarders to exaggerate in speed and acrobatics. Risking damage to the spine, pelvis, shoulders, wrist, hands, knees, feet and ankles. And if certain risks are unavoidable even for the most prudent, there are measures that can minimize the likelihood of inconveniences. We talked about this with Piero Volpi, Respondable of Orthopedics of the knee and Traumatology of sport of Humanitas.

Fun and sport, skiing combines the playful element with an aerobic physical activity beneficial for body and mind. But you do not have to throw yourself on skis without being properly prepared. In this sense, underlines Volpi, the presciistica, from stretching to a light run, up to muscle strengthening to aerobic activity of various types, provides a first fundamental training for any sport on the snow you decide to practice. “Increasing the elasticity of the lower limbs, the most stressed by these sports, strengthening the muscles and activating the cardiorespiratory system – explains Volpi – are some of the important measures to be implemented before wearing skis”.

Skiing is good for young people, adults and often even elderly people, the expert clarifies, always with adequate preparation and in the absence of specific pathologies that prevent these activities. “There is no age limit – explains Volpi – up to 60 years there are no particular problems. After 60 or 70 years, you can still ski, even if the muscle elasticity and bone hold down. And that’s why it’s important to be even more cautious, getting checked by the doctor and reducing the speed on the track “.

Excessive speed, crowded or mixed slopes, where skiing and snowboarding are practiced, reduced distance, are some elements that contribute to increasing the risk of accidents. Dangers that can be minimized with the right behavior on the track. “A rule for all is to move at a speed not too high – underlines the expert – especially in downhill skiing, where running too much is one of the main causes of damage for themselves and for others”. A bit like when driving the car, sport ethics requires that even on skis you have the right to protect yourself and others.

Absolutely, the doctor clarifies, there are no contraindications with respect to skiing, even if in particular health conditions, such as excessive overweight or injuries to the joints – especially the knee – increases the risk of falling and getting hurt. Another rule, do not overdo it. It is good not to exceed this activity, although very fun: skiing 8 or 9 hours a day is too much, the ideal is to practice this sport two or three hours in the morning and two or three hours in the afternoon. “Fatigue can play bad jokes – assures the expert – and from the European and world statistics, the highest incidence of accidents and injuries happens right in the last descents, when the reflexes are less ready and the fatigue of the day or a meal too much abundant can be felt “.

For those who start skiing, at any age, it is also important to make a visit to the general practitioner indicating the intention to start this new activity and to deepen the risks and benefits of sport a visit to the sports doctor.

PYEONGCHANG 2018 – The calendar of the Korean Winter Olympics Where to ski

The 2018 Winter Olympics started in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The countdown has begun.

The protagonist at the opening ceremony was the blue flag-bearer Arianna Fontana of the short track: “With this flag in my hand I’m not afraid of anything”, the “hot” comment of our bishop. “It was exciting, a lot. I had a little fear before entering because there was an absurd wind. Before entering I shouted to the guys if they were loaded and they answered with a big shout. We are all beautiful ready for this great adventure. Tomorrow I’m on track for the first races and I’ll give my best “.

PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC CALENDAR

Thursday 8 February

1: 00-03: 15: Curling: Double Mixed – 1st Session
12: 00-14: 15: Curling: Double Mixed – 2nd Session
Alpine Skiing: Free Downhill Male Tests
13: 30-14: 35: Ski Jumping: NH Men Qualification

Friday 9 February

00: 30-02: 45: Curling: Double Mixed – 3rd Session
Alpine Skiing: Downhill Men’s Downhill Tests02: 00-05: 25: Figure Skating: Team Event – Men’s Short Program
02: 00-05: 25: Figure Skating: Team Event – Short Program Artistic Couples
02:00: Freestyle: Moguls – Women’s Qualification
03:45: Freestyle: Moguls – Men’s Qualification
12:00: Opening Ceremony

Saturday 10 February

Alpine Skiing: Free Downhill Male Tests
02:00: Snowboard: Men’s Slopestyle Qualifiers
08:15: Cross-country skiing: Skiathlon (7,5km TC + 7,5km TL) Female
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Gironi Femminili
11: 00-13: 50: Short Track: Men’s 1500m
11: 00-13: 50: Short Track: Women’s 500m qualifiers
11: 00-13: 50: Short Track: Qualifying Women Relay
11.10 am: Sledging: 1st Men’s Descent
11.10 am: Sledging: 2nd Men’s Descent
12: 00-13: 55: Skating Speed: 3000m Women
12: 00-14: 15: Curling: Double Mixed – 6th Session
12:15: Biathlon: Sprint (7.5km) Female
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Female Gironi
13:35: Ski Jumping: NH Male

Sunday 11 February

01: 00-03: 15: Curling: Double Mixed – 7th Session
02: 00-03: 40: Snowboard: Male Slopestyle
02: 00-06: 35: Figure Skating: Team Event – Short Dance Program
02: 00-06: 35: Figure Skating: Team Event – Women’s Short Program
02: 00-06: 35: Figure Skating: Team Event – Free Skating Artistic Couples
03: 00-05: 10: Alpine Skiing: Men’s Downhill
05: 45-07: 30: Snowboard: Women’s Slopestyle Qualifiers
07: 15-09: 05: Cross-country skiing: Skiathlon (15km TC + 15km TL) Male
08: 00-10: 40: Skating Speed: Male 5000m
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Gironi Femminili
10: 50-14: 45: Sledging: 3rd Men’s Descent
10: 50-14: 45: Sledging: 4th Men’s Descent
11: 30-12: 00: Freestyle: Moguls – 1st Female Final Phase
12: 00-14: 15: Curling: Double Mixed – Tie Breaker
12: 15-13: 40: Biathlon: Sprint (10km) Men
13: 00-14: 40: Freestyle: Moguls – 2nd Women’s Final Round
13: 00-14: 40: Freestyle: Moguls – 3rd Women’s Final Round
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Female Gironi

Monday 12 February

01: 00-03: 15: Curling: Double Mixed – 1st Semifinal
02: 00-03: 40: Snowboard: Female Slopestyle
02: 00-04: 00: Alpine Skiing: 1st Manche – Female Giant Slalom
02: 00-05: 10: Figure Skating: Team Event – Female Free Skating
02: 00-05: 10: Figure Skating: Team Event – Male Free Skating
02: 00-05: 10: Figure Skating: Team Event – Free Skating Dance
05: 30-07: 00: Snowboard: Women’s Halfpipe Qualifiers
05: 30-07: 10: Alpine Skiing: 2nd Manche – Female Giant Slalom
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Gironi Femminili
11: 10-12: 00: Biathlon: Pursuit (10km) Female
11: 30-12: 00: Freestyle: Moguls – 1st Male Final Stage
11: 50-14: 45: Sledging: 1st Female Descent
11: 50-14: 45: Sledging: 2nd Female Descent
12: 00-14: 15: Curling: Double Mixed – 2nd Semi-final
13: 00-13: 50: Biathlon: Pursuit (12.5km) Men
13: 00-14: 40: Freestyle: Moguls – 2nd Final Male Stage
13: 00-14: 50: Freestyle: Moguls – 3rd Male Final Stage
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Female Gironi
13: 30-15: 15: Skating Speed: 1500m Female
13: 50-15: 25: Ski Jumping: NH Female

Tuesday, February 13th
01: 00-03: 15: Curling: Double Mixed – Bronze Final
03: 00-04: 30: Snowboard: Female Halfpipe
03: 00-04: 30: Alpine Skiing: Combined Alpine Alpina – Downhill Free
06: 00-07: 50: Snowboard: Halfpipe Men Qualifiers
06: 30-07: 40: Alpine Skiing: Combined Alpine Alpina – Slalom
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Gironi Femminili
09: 30-10: 45: Cross-Country Skiing: Qualifying Sprint TC Female
09: 30-10: 45: Cross-Country Skiing: Sprint TC Men Qualification
11: 00-13: 30: Short Track: Women’s 500m
11: 00-13: 30: Short Track: Men’s 1000m Qualifiers
11: 00-13: 30: Short Track: Men’s Relay Qualification
11: 30-14: 45: Sledging: 3rd Female Descent
11: 30-14: 45: Sledging: 4th Female Descent
12: 00-13: 50: Skating Speed: 1500m Male
12: 00-13: 50: Cross-Country Skiing: Sprint TC Female
12: 00-13: 50: Cross-Country Skiing: Sprint TC Masculine
12: 00-14: 15: Curling: Double Mixed – Final
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Female Gironi

Wednesday, February 14th

01: 00-04: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
02: 00-03: 15: Alpine Skiing: Women’s Slalom – 1st round
02: 00-05: 25: Figure Skating: Artistic Couples – Short Program
02: 30-04: 00: Snowboard: Halfpipe Male
04: 00-06: 30: Hockey: Gironi Femminili
05: 30-06: 40: Alpine Skiing: Women’s Slalom – 2nd round
06: 00-09: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
07: 00-07: 50: Nordic Combined: NH jump
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Gironi Femminili
09: 45-10: 30: Nordic Combined: 10km gundersen
11: 00-12: 45: Skating Speed: 1000m Women
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
12: 05-14: 00: Biathlon: Individual (15km) Female
12: 20-14: 45: Sledging: 1st Downhill Double
12: 20-14: 45: Sledging: 2nd Downhill Double
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Male Gironi

Thursday 15 February

01: 00-04: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
02: 00-03: 15: Snowboard: Cross – Men’s Qualifications
02: 00-03: 50: Skeleton: 1st Men’s Descent
02: 00-03: 50: Skeleton: 2nd Men’s Descent
02: 00-05: 15: Figure Skating: Artistic Couples – Free Skating
03: 00-05: 10: Alpine Skiing: Men’s Super G
04: 00-06: 30: Hockey: Gironi Femminili
04: 00-06: 30: Hockey: Men’s Groups
04: 30-05: 50: Snowboard: Cross – Men’s Final Round
06: 00-09: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
07: 30-09: 10: Cross Country Skiing: 10km TL Female
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Gironi Femminili
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Men’s Gironi
12: 00-13: 15: Freestyle: Women’s Aerials Qualifications
12: 00-14: 00: Biathlon: Individual (20km) Men
12: 00-14: 10: Skating Speed: 10000m Male
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Female Gironi
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Male Gironi
13: 30-14: 45: Sledding: Team-Event
Friday 16 February

01: 00-04: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
01: 30-03: 35: Skeleton: 3rd Men’s Descent
01: 30-03: 35: Skeleton: 4th Men’s Descent
02: 00-03: 00: Snowboarding: Cross – Women’s Qualifications
02: 00-06: 30: Figure Skating: Male – Short Program
04: 00-06: 30: Hockey: Men’s Groups
04: 15-05: 00: Snowboarding: Cross – Women’s Final Round
06: 00-09: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
07: 00-08: 45: Cross Country Skiing: 15km TL Men
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Men’s Gironi
12: 00-13: 10: Freestyle: Female Aerials
12: 00-13: 35: Skating Speed: 5000m Female
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
12: 20-14: 45: Skeleton: 1st Female Descent
12: 20-14: 45: Skeleton: 2nd Female Descent
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Male Gironi
13: 30-14: 35: Ski Jumping: LH Men Qualifications

Saturday 17 February

01: 00-04: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
01: 30-02: 55: Freestyle: Women’s Slopestyle Qualifiers
02: 00-06: 25: Figure Skating: Men – Free Skating
03: 00-05: 10: Alpine Skiing: Super G Female
04: 00-06: 30: Hockey: Men’s Groups
04: 00-06: 30: Hockey: Quarter-finals for women
04: 30-05: 45: Freestyle: Female Slopestyle
06: 00-09: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Men’s Gironi
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Quarter-finals for women
11: 00-12: 10: Cross-Country Skiing: 4x5km TC + TL Female
11: 00-13: 55: Short Track: 1500m Women
11: 00-13: 55: Short Track: Men’s 1000m
12: 00-13: 15: Freestyle: Aerials Male Qualifiers
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
12: 15-13: 10: Biathlon: Mass Start (12.5km) Women
12: 20-14: 45: Skeleton: 3rd Female Descent
12: 20-14: 45: Skeleton: 4th Female Descent
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Male Gironi
13: 30-14: 45: Ski Jumping: LH Male

Sunday 18 February

01: 00-04: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
02: 00-03: 45: Freestyle: Men’s Slopestyle Qualifiers
02: 00-04: 00: Alpine Skiing: 1st round – Male Giant Slalom
04: 00-06: 30: Hockey: Men’s Groups
04: 00-06: 30: Hockey: Women’s Placements
05: 15-06: 35: Freestyle: Male Slopestyle
05: 30-07: 10: Alpine Skiing: 2nd round – Male Giant Slalom
06: 00-09: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
07: 15-09: 05: Cross-Country Skiing: 4x10km TC + TL Male
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Men’s Gironi
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Women’s Placements
12: 00-13: 25: Freestyle: Male Aerials
12: 00-14: 00: Skating Speed: Qualifying – Men’s Team Pursuit
12: 00-14: 00: Skating Speed: Women’s 500m
12: 05-14: 45: Bob: 1st descent – Bob to 2 Male
12: 05-14: 45: Bob: 2nd Descent – Bob to 2 Male
12: 15-13: 15: Biathlon: Mass Start (15km) Men
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Male Gironi

Monday 19th February

01: 00-04: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
01: 30-04: 30: Snowboard: Female Big Air Qualifiers
02: 00-03: 15: Freestyle: Women’s Halfpipe Qualifiers
02: 00-05: 45: Figure Skating: Dance – Short Dance
06: 00-09: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Women’s Semifinal
12: 00-14: 00: Skating Speed: Qualifying – Women’s Team Pursuit
12: 00-14: 00: Skating Speed: Men’s 500m
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
12: 15-14: 45: Bob: 3rd Descent – Bob to 2 Male
12: 15-14: 45: Bob: 4th Descent – Bob to 2 Male
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Women’s Semifinal
13: 30-15: 20: Ski Jumping: Team Race LH
Tuesday 20 February

01: 00-04: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
02: 00-05: 35: Figure Skating: Dance – Free Dance
02: 30-03: 40: Freestyle: Female Halfpipe
04: 00-06: 30: Hockey: Men’s Qualification Playoff
05: 00-06: 40: Freestyle: Halfpipe Men Qualifiers
06: 00-09: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Men’s Qualification Playoffs
11: 00-11: 50: Nordic Combined: LH jump
11: 00-13: 00: Short Track: 1000m Women’s Qualifications
11: 00-13: 00: Short Track: Men’s 500m Qualification
11: 00-13: 00: Short Track: Female Relay
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
12: 15-13: 45: Biathlon: Mixed relay (2x6km F + 2 × 7.5km M)
12: 50-14: 45: Bob: 1st Descent – Bob to 2 Female
12: 50-14: 45: Bob: 2nd Descent – Bob to 2 Female
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Men Qualification Playoffs
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Men Qualification Playoffs
13: 45-14: 30: Nordic Combined: 10km gundersen

Wednesday, February 21st

01: 00-04: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
01: 30-04: 00: Snowboarding: Big Air Men Qualifiers
02: 00-06: 30: Figure Skating: Female – Short Program
03: 00-04: 15: Freestyle: Men’s Cross Ski Qualification
03: 00-05: 10: Alpine Skiing: Female Downhill
04: 00-06: 30: Hockey: Fourth of Men’s Final
05: 15-06: 40: Freestyle: Male Cross Ski
06: 00-09: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Fourth of Men’s Final
09: 00-10: 30: Cross-Country Skiing: Team Sprint Men Qualification
09: 00-10: 30: Cross-Country Skiing: Team Sprint Women’s Qualifications
11: 00-12: 15: Cross-Country Skiing: Men’s Sprint Team
11: 00-12: 15: Cross-Country Skiing: Team Sprint Feminine
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
12: 00-15: 00: Skating Speed: Team Tracking
12: 00-15: 00: Skating Speed: Men’s Team Tracking
12: 40-14: 45: Bob: 3rd Descent – Bob to 2 Female
12: 40-14: 45: Bob: 4th Descent – Bob to 2 Female
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Fourth of Men’s Final
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Fourth of Men’s Final

Thursday 22 February

00: 30-03: 30: Curling: Male Tie Breaker
00: 30-03: 30: Curling: Female Tie Breaker
02: 00-03: 15: Alpine Skiing: 1st round – Men’s Slalom
03: 30-04: 40: Freestyle: Male Halfpipe
04: 00-05: 30: Snowboard: Giant Paralelic Slalom Qualification
04: 00-05: 30: Snowboard: Giant Paralelic Slalom Qualification Men
05: 15-06: 55: Alpine Skiing: 2nd round – Men’s Slalom
06: 00-09: 00: Curling: Women’s Semifinals
08: 30-09: 20: Nordic Combined: Team – LH
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Final Female Bronze
11: 00-13: 45: Short Track: Men’s 500m
11: 00-13: 45: Short Track: 1000m Women
11: 00-13: 45: Short Track: Men’s Relay
11: 20-12: 05: Nordic Combined: Team – 4x5km
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Men’s Semifinals
12: 15-13: 45: Biathlon: Female 4x6km relay
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Women’s Final

Friday 23 February

01: 00-04: 00: Curling: Final Female Bronze
02: 00-06: 10: Figure Skating: Female – Free Skating
02: 00-03: 30: Snowboard: Female Big Air
03: 00-04: 15: Freestyle: Qualifying Women’s Ski Cross
03: 00-04: 30: Alpine Skiing: Alpine Female Combine – Downhill
05: 15-06: 40: Freestyle: Women’s Ski Cross
06: 00-07: 10: Alpine Skiing: Alpine Female Combine – Slalom
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Men’s Semifinal
11: 00-12: 55: Skating Speed: Men’s 1000m
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Women’s Final
12: 15-13: 45: Biathlon: 4 × 7.5km Men’s relay
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Men’s Semifinal
Tuesday 20 February

01: 00-04: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
02: 00-05: 35: Figure Skating: Dance – Free Dance
02: 30-03: 40: Freestyle: Female Halfpipe
04: 00-06: 30: Hockey: Men’s Qualification Playoff
05: 00-06: 40: Freestyle: Halfpipe Men Qualifiers
06: 00-09: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Men’s Qualification Playoffs
11: 00-11: 50: Nordic Combined: LH jump
11: 00-13: 00: Short Track: 1000m Women’s Qualifications
11: 00-13: 00: Short Track: Men’s 500m Qualification
11: 00-13: 00: Short Track: Female Relay
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
12: 15-13: 45: Biathlon: Mixed relay (2x6km F + 2 × 7.5km M)
12: 50-14: 45: Bob: 1st Descent – Bob to 2 Female
12: 50-14: 45: Bob: 2nd Descent – Bob to 2 Female
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Men Qualification Playoffs
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Men Qualification Playoffs
13: 45-14: 30: Nordic Combined: 10km gundersen

Wednesday, February 21st

01: 00-04: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
01: 30-04: 00: Snowboarding: Big Air Men Qualifiers
02: 00-06: 30: Figure Skating: Female – Short Program
03: 00-04: 15: Freestyle: Men’s Cross Ski Qualification
03: 00-05: 10: Alpine Skiing: Female Downhill
04: 00-06: 30: Hockey: Fourth of Men’s Final
05: 15-06: 40: Freestyle: Male Cross Ski
06: 00-09: 00: Curling: Female Round Robin
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Fourth of Men’s Final
09: 00-10: 30: Cross-Country Skiing: Team Sprint Men Qualification
09: 00-10: 30: Cross-Country Skiing: Team Sprint Women’s Qualifications
11: 00-12: 15: Cross-Country Skiing: Men’s Sprint Team
11: 00-12: 15: Cross-Country Skiing: Team Sprint Feminine
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Male Round Robin
12: 00-15: 00: Skating Speed: Team Tracking
12: 00-15: 00: Skating Speed: Men’s Team Tracking
12: 40-14: 45: Bob: 3rd Descent – Bob to 2 Female
12: 40-14: 45: Bob: 4th Descent – Bob to 2 Female
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Fourth of Men’s Final
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Fourth of Men’s Final

Thursday 22 February

00: 30-03: 30: Curling: Male Tie Breaker
00: 30-03: 30: Curling: Female Tie Breaker
02: 00-03: 15: Alpine Skiing: 1st round – Men’s Slalom
03: 30-04: 40: Freestyle: Male Halfpipe
04: 00-05: 30: Snowboard: Giant Paralelic Slalom Qualification
04: 00-05: 30: Snowboard: Giant Paralelic Slalom Qualification Men
05: 15-06: 55: Alpine Skiing: 2nd round – Men’s Slalom
06: 00-09: 00: Curling: Women’s Semifinals
08: 30-09: 20: Nordic Combined: Team – LH
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Final Female Bronze
11: 00-13: 45: Short Track: Men’s 500m
11: 00-13: 45: Short Track: 1000m Women
11: 00-13: 45: Short Track: Men’s Relay
11: 20-12: 05: Nordic Combined: Team – 4x5km
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Men’s Semifinals
12: 15-13: 45: Biathlon: Female 4x6km relay
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Women’s Final

Friday 23 February

01: 00-04: 00: Curling: Final Female Bronze
02: 00-06: 10: Figure Skating: Female – Free Skating
02: 00-03: 30: Snowboard: Female Big Air
03: 00-04: 15: Freestyle: Qualifying Women’s Ski Cross
03: 00-04: 30: Alpine Skiing: Alpine Female Combine – Downhill
05: 15-06: 40: Freestyle: Women’s Ski Cross
06: 00-07: 10: Alpine Skiing: Alpine Female Combine – Slalom
08: 30-11: 00: Hockey: Men’s Semifinal
11: 00-12: 55: Skating Speed: Men’s 1000m
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Women’s Final
12: 15-13: 45: Biathlon: 4 × 7.5km Men’s relay
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Men’s Semifinal

Saturday 24 February

01: 00-04: 00: Curling: Final Bronze Male
01: 30-04: 00: Bob: 1st descent – Bob to 4 Male
01: 30-04: 00: Bob: 2nd descent – Bob to 4 Male
02: 00-03: 30: Snowboard: Male Big Air
03: 00-05: 00: Alpine Skiing: Team Event
04: 00-06: 15: Snowboard: Female Parallel Giant Slalom
04: 00-06: 15: Snowboard: Male Parallel Giant Slalom
07: 15-09: 15: Cross Country Skiing: 50km TC Male
12: 00-15: 00: Skating Speed: Mass Start Female
12: 00-15: 00: Skating Speed: Mass Start Male
12: 00-15: 00: Curling: Male Final
13: 00-15: 30: Hockey: Final Bronze Male

Sunday 25 February

01: 30-04: 00: Figure Skating: Gala Exhibition
01: 30-04: 00: Bob: 3rd descent – Bob to 4 Male
01: 30-04: 00: Bob: 4th descent – Bob to 4 Male
05: 30-08: 30: Cross Country Skiing: 30km TC Female
07: 00-09: 30: Hockey: Men’s Final
12: 00-14: 30: Closing Ceremony

Low-cost white week, skiing without spending a fortune

Trentino Alto Adige, Val d’Aosta but also Switzerland and France

TRENTO – February and March are the ideal months to organize a skiing holiday in the snow; Here are 6 alpine resorts in Italy, France, Switzerland and Austria where you can enjoy skiing and snowshoeing in freedom without spending too much. According to the experts on the snow holidays it is preferable to stay 7 nights, from Saturday to Saturday, and get the skipass in advance to get more discounts. In addition, many hotels offer discounted rates if you choose to purchase your stay and skipass together, as it is advisable to access the website of the individual ski areas before leaving to join any last minute offers.

Val d’Ega in South Tyrol – A 20-minute drive from Bolzano you reach the Val d’Ega, South Tyrolean valley in the heart of the Dolomites is home to the ski areas of Obereggen and Carezza, ideal destination for those who ski with the whole family: some structures, in fact, offer the package “Carezza All Family” that guarantee white weeks from 433 euros per person. The package includes a stay for 6 nights with breakfast, 5 days of Fassa-Carezza skipass, a stay and a free ski pass for children up to 8 years and a 30% discount for children up to 16 years. In Nova Levante, near Lake Carezza and at the foot of the Catinaccio and Latemar, it is possible to stay in the Romantik Hotel Post, perfect for those who choose the Carezza ski area, 40 kilometers of connected pistes; the hotel with wellness center offers special offers for ski weeks and adheres to the “Carezza All Family” package. In the area there are numerous areas of snow games for children, ski schools, sports events and fun places for après ski. It should also be remembered that every Thursday until the end of March we start from Carezza or Obereggen with expert mountain guides to discover the most beautiful places of the Ski Center Latemar-Obereggen and the Family Resort Carezza Ski, which host a total of 90 kilometers of slopes . The snow ciceroni open the way of the Latemar ride on skis, a real safari along the most adrenaline tracks and descents of the area and among the most characteristic pastures. The cost is 38 euros and includes the lunch in the hut, the ski guide and the shuttle from one ski area to another with return to the starting point; the only requirement is to have a valid ski pass, including the Dolomiti Superski, the combined weekly ski pass or the Valle Silver skipass. For more information. www.valdega.com

Zell am See in Austria – The small and delightful Austrian village at the foot of the Zeller lake is home to a cozy and entertaining ski area in the Salzburger Land with Kaprun, where peaks reach 3,000 meters and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and mountains Schmittenhöhe and Maiskogel offers a total of 138 kilometers of pistes and 55 ski lifts. From Gipfelwelt 3000, the highest panoramic station on the glacier, you have a breathtaking view of the 30 alpine peaks that make skiing and walking in the woods even more spectacular. The area is well connected and offers the possibility to practice every kind of sport, from alpine skiing to snowboarding, from freeride to cross-country skiing. Furthermore, every Wednesday evening, the spectacular free acrobatic ski event Zell am See SnowNight is scheduled with athletes from all over the world performing with lights, lasers and music. Other scheduled events include curling competitions, tastings of typical products in the alpine hut, yoga classes in the snow and night-time torches. Many hotels in Zell am See have joined the “Snow Okay” offer which offers 3 or 7 nights at the hotel including a 220-euro skipass per person, or from 307 euros in a three-star hotel with half-board accommodation. To find out about offers and individual structures: www.zellamsee-kaprun.com/it

La Thuile in Valle d’Aosta – The Aosta Valley town of La Thuile has a very large ski area, with 160 kilometers of cross-country ski runs between Italy and France. It is a paradise for those who love alpine skiing and the most adrenaline disciplines due to the presence of rings, tracks and equipped fields for snowboarding and freeriding. In the famous Alpine resort, in fact, there are the San Bernardo track, number 7, considered the longest in Italy with its 11 kilometers, and the Franco Berthod track, the steepest and most spectacular of the Alps for the presence of icy snow and walls with very strong slopeslli, approved for the Alpine Ski World Cup competitions.
The Planibel hotel and residence, located on the slopes, offers the package “Ski in exclusive” for those staying 7 nights from Sunday and includes 5 days of skipass, from Monday to Friday, for the Espace San Bernardo area, 5 group ski lessons for adults and children and rental agreements for 280 euros per person.
The ski resort also offers a “formula freedom” package that includes: 7 nights in a 3-star hotel with breakfast and 6 days of Espace San Bernardo skipass from € 414.50 per person in a double room. For other “relaxation formula” or “relax gourmand” offers, visit: www.lathuile.itLenzerheide in Switzerland – In the canton of Grisons, the Lenzerheide ski area has 155 kilometers of pistes (72 blue courses, 64 reds and 19 blacks) and 39 ski lifts on the two sides of the Swiss valley. Pride of place is the challenging three-kilometer track dedicated to Silvano Beltrametti, on which the World Cup finals were held, but just as fun are the giant track with speed measurement and an illuminated track of three kilometers for who wants to ski at night. On the same side you can ski up to 2,865 meters of the Rothorn, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the entire valley.
The slopes on the eastern side of the valley are less demanding, ideal for beginners. Always on skis you can reach the famous Arosa resort thanks to a unique area, born 5 years ago, which includes 225 kilometers of slopes, 42 lifts, 2 snow parks and 140 kilometers of hiking trails. In December in Lenzerheide, right next to the base station of the Rothorn, Revier Hotel was inaugurated, an innovative, essential and very “social” hotel, whose basic rate includes only the room and the wifi. There is no reception in the hotel and the check in is done only by e-mail; in the restaurant there are large tables to socialize with other guests while the evening drinks, music and DJ sets entertain guests. Three nights with breakfast and 3 days of Arosa-Lenzerheide skipasses cost from 287 euros.
For more information: https: //lenzerheide.meinrevier.comVal di Sole in Trentino – 270 kilometers of slopes and 97 lifts characterize the Trentino valley which, despite its name, is among those that have the highest snowfall during the winter: in Val di Sole you can ski in peace with your family, thanks to the many promotions and agreements for these two months of skiing holidays. Val di Sole, which is the largest ski area in the western part of Trentino, is home to 3 major ski areas: Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta-Val di Sole-Val Rendena, Ponte di Legno-Passo Tonale and Pejo 3000, with slopes for all levels, snow parks, cross-country trails, playgrounds for children, toboggan runs, igloos and snowboarding tubing. The most attractive offers are: “Skipass & ski school” which includes a stay of 7 nights in the hotel or in the apartment from 10 to 18 March, 6 days of skipass in the Pejo 3000 area and ski or snowboard lessons from 290 euro per person ; “Family Fun”, always from 10 to 18 March, with 7 nights at the hotel or in the apartment and 6 skipasses for the Adamello Ski Pontedilegno-Tonale area with 42 ski slopes, from € 572 per person. Interesting is also the offer that from March 17 to 31 proposes the “Superskirama” skipass for skiing freely on 380 kilometers of slopes, 7 nights in hotels or in apartments from 380 euros per person.
The Kristiana Leading Nature & Wellness Resort in Cogolo di Pejo, in the Stelvio National Park, adheres to the offers of the Val di Sole and from 10 to 17 March offers 12 hours of skiing or snowboarding, a 7-night half-board stay , 6 days skipass, 10% discount on equipment rental and entry into the spa from € 746 per person; in addition, children up to 8 years pay 355 euros and from 9 to 16 years 490 euros. For more information: www.valdisole.netTignes in France – the nerve center of the Espace Killy district, the town of Tignes in Savoie is the second highest ski resort in Europe after the Swiss one in Zermatt.
Surrounded by 89 state-of-the-art ski lifts such as the famous and spectacular Grande Motte cable car, which passes over the glacier up to 3,456 meters high, Tignes is connected to the Val d’Isere ski area; the area hosts a total of 300 kilometers of slopes for all levels and different disciplines from skiing to ice skating, from heliskiing to climbing on frozen waterfalls, from racing with the scooter on the snow to freeride. Among the numerous offers for the white weeks of February and March, we highlight the proposals of the Rond Point De residential complexs Pistes, in the hamlet of Le Claret, which offers seven nights – from Saturday to Saturday – in apartments for two adults and two children of 1,210 euros including a 6-day skipass. There are numerous sport and entertainment events après ski; for more information: https://en.tignes.net

Mexico does it as a flag bearer

The Mexican Madrazo competes in the fund and has trained with the Tongan Taufatofua who in 2016 was in Rio in taekwondo

He started skiing at 42 in February 2017. Now that he is 43 years old, he is at the PyeongChang Olympics to represent his country, Mexico, in cross-country skiing and at the opening ceremony as a standard-bearer. The story of German Madrazo is incredible.
The 43-year-old approached cross-country skiing after reading an article about Roberto Carcelen, the first Peruvian to participate in a winter Olympics in the 15 km in Vancouver in 2010 and in Sochi in 2014.
He then made a fundamental alliance with two others ” beginners “: the Chilean Yonathan Fernandez, the first cross-country skier of his country at the Winter Games; and Pita Taufatofua, a Polynesian from Tonga in Rio 2016 in taekwondo, and now a cross-countryist at PyeongChang.
Together, the three trained for up to 10 hours a day in Austria at Hittisau: “At the beginning of December 2017 we realized that in order to succeed in an individual sport you have to have a team.” We trained together, we traveled together, we cooked one for the other, it was an emotional experience, “said Madrazo. The unshakable faith in Pita’s own possibilities was fundamental to the Mexican. When the two crossed paths in Poland to collect the points for the Olympic qualification, as told by Madrazo himself, the Polynesian told him: “Fight one more brother one day, until the end”. Since then this has become their catchphrase.
from Mexico to Texas – Although it is unthinkable for an Olympic medal to win, Madrazo can say with certainty that he has won a series of adverse circumstances in life.
In fact in 2011 he decided with his wife to leave his home in Tamaulipas, in northern Mexico, to settle across the border in Texas. Two attacks, including an army, convinced them to leave their homeland for the United States and the small town of McAllen, where they opened a sporting goods store. In addition to entrepreneurial activity, cross-country skiing, and participation in Ironman, Madrazo is also the author of a column in the local newspaper of the Texan town.

He is disabled, but he can ski: he has won generosity

Italy Doganaccia, found the ‘shell’ for a boy from Lucca

We will call him Paul. But his name is not important. What we want to tell is a story of generosity and stubbornness that involves a class of the scientific high school Giorgi-Fermi of Lucca, its principal, all the teachers of the schools present in these days at Doganaccia (Fibonacci and Niccolini di Pisa) and the station ski.

Paolo, 15, is in these days in a white week with his friends: skiing in the morning, orienteering in the afternoon. But there is a problem: Paolo is a disabled boy in the lower limbs, who needs a “shell” to ski, which allows him to practice this sport safely. No problem, have thought the managers of the Doganaccia: for years the Val di Luce (a few kilometers from the Doganaccia) is at the forefront of this sector and has several of these “shells”.

So Marco Ceccarelli, one of the owners of the Doganaccia, has made, as on other occasions, a request to Val di Luce and the spinale Firenze Unity sports group to obtain a loan facility. “We were told,” he explains bitterly, “that we could use it only on the slopes of the Val di Luce in the presence of a master qualified by the Tuscany Region for teaching seated skiing. An answer that left me speechless: I am a qualified teacher to teach skiing to everyone. The course to which they refer is an in-depth study that does not give any qualifications and in any case in our school there are teachers who have done these types of in-depth analysis. And then what should we have done? Take it to Val di Luce and let it ski alone? ” But Sergio, Marco and Ronnie did not give up: they searched far and wide for Italy someone who could give them this shell. And finding him in nearby Emilia Romagna, they sent an employee of the company to recover it.

“A wonderful gesture – explain the accompanying teachers Paola Noriello, Nicola Carnicelli, Luigi Abetini, Rossana Sciandra, Luca Angelina and the school collaborator Sonia Sini – who also allowed this boy to participate in the activities of the white week. We are grateful to everyone for not giving up: the ski instructors Francesca and Barbara and the Arma dei Carabinieri. Even the tour operator who organized the trip had made himself available to accompany the boy in Val di Luce, but we felt, in agreement with the family, that it was more appropriate that he stayed with his companions to share this experience “.

“The no to the loan of the shell – concludes Ceccarelli – has done us very badly, especially because it risked ruining the white week to a disabled boy. But fortunately we managed to find a solution. Now we want to prevent these cases from happening again: this is why we intend to organize a charity fundraising initiative to buy a monoski to be kept here at Doganaccia for everyone “.

2018 Winter Olympics, numbers and curiosities of the event at PyeongChang

Those of PyeongChang are the 23rd Olympic Winter Games: 17 days of sporting events – 9th to 25th February – in South Korea, exactly 30 years after the 1988 Seoul Olympics. The slogan is “Passion. Connected” and the emblem chosen for the occasion, it symbolizes a world open to everyone: ice and snow together, with sports stars and fans from all over the world who meet in PyeongChang, “where heaven meets the earth”, as the official website of event. In addition to competitions and awards, however, the appointment also has a historical value given that, for the occasion, the relationship between South Korea and the North has partially relaxed. And for this reason, there is already talk of the Olympics of Peace.

From the most anticipated competitions, to the Italian athletes competing, passing through the records and the curiosities of this edition, here’s what you need to know about PyeongChang 2018.
The South Korean city was voted as the venue for this year’s Winter Olympics in July 2011. Here are held the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games, and most of the competitions (the specials of Sky Sports). PyeongChang has 44,000 inhabitants and is located in the Taebaek region, 180 kilometers from the capital Seoul. In February, temperatures are harsh, with peaks of up to -20 degrees. To host the delegations 17 buildings were made available for a total of 30.605 rooms. In addition, 130 kilometers of new motorways and 120 kilometers of high-speed railway lines were built to facilitate travel. You move to Jeongseon for speed skiing, while all ice sports are hosted in the coastal town of Gangneung.

The symbol chosen for the event represents a world open to all. The first character of the logo refers to a place where heaven, earth and man are in harmony. The second character, however, is that of snow and ice, but also refers to the stars of sports, ie athletes. Then, to support sportsmen and supporters, there is Soohorang, the mascot of the Winter Olympic Games 2018. Its appearance resembles those of the white tiger that has long been considered the guardian animal of Korea. “Sooho” means “protection” in Korean, while “rang” comes from the middle part of “Ho-rang-i”, ie the Korean word meaning tiger. But it is also the last part of “Jeong-seon A-ri-rang”, a traditional folk song from the province of Gangwon, the area where the Games are held.

 

There are 2,925 athletes called to take part in competitions, from 92 countries. Compete in 15 different disciplines (here the whole program). Up for grabs, 102 gold medals, four more than the Russian edition (Sochi 2014). There are seven disciplines for snow sports with 61 titles at stake (alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, biathlon, Nordic combined, ski jumping, snowboarding, acrobatic skiing), while there are five disciplines for ice sports with 32 titles at stake (curling, figure skating, hockey, short track, speed skating) and three for the ‘sliding’ disciplines with nine titles up for grabs (bobsleigh, sledges and skeletons). There are 13 Olympic sites, scattered between PyeongChang, Gangneung and Jeangseon.

For the opening and closing ceremonies the appointment is at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium which is also used as Medal Plaza during the 17 days of competitions. Built ex-novo in the heart of the Daegwalleyeong district, it has a capacity of 35,000 spectators and a pentagonal plan.

Traditional Olympic truce this year gains special importance: delegations from the two Koreas will march together under one banner and compete as one team. This fact gives hope for a world in which conflicts can be resolved peacefully through dialogue and mutual respect, as sports also teaches to do. “Olympics, North Korean delegation to the South Italy of the 2018 Winter Olympics: 121 summoned There are 121 athletes Italians called for the Games, 48 ​​of whom are women, for a percentage that is close to 40% (39.66%) The task of representing Italians, as a flag bearer, belongs to Arianna Fontana, the blue queen of the short track.
Our athletes are based at Casa Italia, which is located at Yongpyong golf club, in the heart of the Alpensia Resort, that is in the nerve center of Olympic competitions and ceremonies, unlike the last Olympic editions of Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, this time Casa Italy has only one place.
To be more athletes than ever, it is the autonomous province of Bolzano, with 47 participants in the competitions, as CONI has said, the eldest of the delegation is the snowboarder Roland Fischnaller, with 37 years old last September. While the youngest ever is the jumper Lara Malsiner, born in 2000, which becomes the first “millennial” in the history of Italy to participate in the Olympic Games for Italy: in fact she will be 18 next April.
The Italians compete in 14 of the 15 disciplines planned, that is, all in part in ice hockey. Among the most numerous teams, there are those of alpine skiing, where the athletes are 20 (11 men and 9 women), but also the cross-country skiing team, with 15 blue in the race, and snowboarding, with 14.
A case part, however, is that of the brothers Mark and Karen Chanloung. Double passport – Italian and Thai – in Pyeongchang compete in cross-country skiing for Thailand. The two were born in Aosta and grew up in Gressoney.
To get more chances at the Games, however, the boys wear Thai colors.
With them, to represent the Asian country, also another Italo-Thai: the descendant Nicola Zanon, from Val di Fassa.
Sports curiosities: beginners, veterans and excluded.
Curiosity, participation in the Games of six countries on their debut in a Winter Olympics. They are Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore. From the beginners to the veterans: those of PyeongChang, in fact, are the eighth Olympics for Noriaki Kasai, a Japanese ski jumper who becomes, with 45 years and 8 months (he was born on 6 June 1972), the oldest athlete ever to have never competed in the Winter Games. The most nurtured squadron is the United States, with 242 athletes, followed by Canada (226) and Norway to finish the podium with 111.
For South Korea the training is super reinforced with 144 athletes who will test in all 15 program disciplines. These Olympics, however, are orphans of a team that between snow and ice has always been among the first in the medal collection: the official Russian format, in fact, there is not, because of the doping scandal that hit the sport of Moscow. news of the centers against sexual abuse. The new features introduced in the edition of PyeongChang also a measure against sexual abuse.
After the complaints-shock and the case of the gymnasts of the US team molested by Larry Nassar, at the Games athletes and athletes have a counter inside the Olympic Villages to be able to report sexual abuse.
The two settlements destined to athletes, the one on the Gangneung coast and the mountain one of PyeongChang, along with the refreshment area, the coiffeur, the post office will also be protected under this profile by the Safeguarding Office. The South Korean organizers have also announced that during the whole period 110 thousand condoms will be distributed, 10 thousand more than the last two editions.
The danger of NorovirusThe organizers of the Games, however, have a concern: it is linked to Norovirus, a disease transmitted by ‘water and by way of food, highly contagious, which usually continues until April and which manifests itself with gastrointestinal disorders.
On February 7th 86 cases were ascertained, without the involvement of any athlete.
The data was provided by the Director of the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention, who also made it known that a total of 1,200 people in charge of safety and organization were quarantined.
The hope is to “minimize damage and spread”. Seoul: “North Korea determined to m … The” soft “security system The choice of South Korea in terms of security was that of a” soft “vigilance, without giving the impression that the Olympic sites are armored or militarized.

Jade Hameister: “My record at the South Pole”

On the evening of 10 January 2018, 16-year-old Melbourne-born Jade Hameister arrived at the Amundsen-Scott Base, touching the geographic South Pole. On 6 December 2017 from the Ross Barrier, along the Amundsen Coast, she crossed 600 kilometers of ice on skis by pulling a 100-kg sled, without external assistance (the team that followed her was intended to document the adventure for National Geographic).

To get to his goal, Jade Hameister has traveled a new route through the Transantarctic Mountains chain, establishing a series of records that enter into the history of exploration. At 16 years and 7 months is officially the youngest person to have skied from the coast to the South Pole without assistance (and the first Australian woman to do so), but also the first woman to open a new way from the coast to the Polo and the first person to ski up to both Poles. It is also the youngest person to complete the Polar Hat Trick, the ‘polar triptych that is a classic of modern adventure: in April 2016 had reached the North Pole on skis (224 kilometers in 11 days), while in June 2017 has crossed Greenland (550 kilometers in 27 days).

In the Instagram post of January 10 announcing the end of the trip, Jade explains that she is not interested in the statistics, but she is rather proud of what she did. Because it started with the idea of ​​inviting public opinion to shift attention to the real possibilities women have. And because he feels he has retraced the footsteps of his father Paul (also in the team that followed the company) that 4 years ago had brought her to the Everest base camp and was the first Australian to complete the polar triptych . We interviewed her shortly after arriving at the South Pole.

What were your feelings when you arrived at the Amundsen-Scott Base, where the flags planted by the great explorers who reached the South Pole stand out?
“It was really surreal to see the first signs of civilization after 37 days of nature and isolation from any human being.” I felt excited to have reached my goal and have come to the end of my trips to the ends of the Earth started in 2016. But I also felt a bit of sadness, because I did not really want this adventure to end. ”

What did you say to your father on arrival? And at the start?
“We hugged each other and we celebrated.” At the start we were both very excited about the prospect of sharing these special feats as a father and daughter, and at the beginning we did not really think we would make history! ”

Which of your many records excites you the most?
“Among all, I most certainly feel that I am the first woman to establish a new route to the South Pole, starting from the coast and without assistance, but at the same time it leaves me perplexed when I think that the first man has succeeded in this same undertaking. even a century ago “.

How did you prepare for this adventure?
“I trained with my father for 6 days a week at all times, many exercises to develop strength, leg squats, step.To train specifically to pull the sled, I did a lot of dragging exercises on the beaches and in the parks “.

How did your typical day flow during this adventure to the Polo?
“We would wake up at 6 in the morning to warm up the water prepared the night before, so that it would not freeze on the sled during the day, in the meantime we would melt the snow and then prepare a hot breakfast. the camp and we prepared the sledges .. At 8:15 I left and pushed the skis for about 8-9 hours, then we mounted the new field and spent the next 3-4 hours to melt the snow to get the water to use for dinner and to drink.The next day we repeated the same routine “.

He defined his adventure as ‘a great mental challenge’. Because?
“In that place of the Earth you are constantly struggling with the elements – according to the guides we have faced the climatically more difficult season of the last 25 years.The cold and the wind brought the temperature down even to -50 °, with different storms: in those situations, to overcome the fear and fatigue you do not have to push forward only with the body but also with the mind .. At the same temperature the worst thing that can happen is stop, while in reality you have to keep moving to keep the body warm.

Had he already learned to manage risks and fatigue during previous expeditions?
“Yes, during the first, at the North Pole, I was faced with a steep learning curve, I learned a lot in Greenland, so in this South Pole venture I felt quite self-sufficient and able to handle situations. there is a point where not it counts more how much experience you have: you do nothing but suffer and hope that your body does what it has to do. I learned a lot from Eric Philips, a guide with 25 years of experience in these lands. “What was the most difficult time?” Christmas Day.
Beyond the nostalgia I felt for Christmas that I usually go home, there was a -50 ° storm and I could not really keep my hands warm, which caused intense pains throughout the day. I felt the tears fall from my glasses into the neoprene mask that enveloped my face.
It was so cold that we were forced to move and travel 14 kilometers to not freeze. It was a beastly thing. “Did loneliness suffer? How did you fight it?” Thanks to the team that followed me I was not completely alone. But I spent the day skiing completely isolated from others, ending up immersed in my thoughts, something that sometimes weighed heavily on me.
I had brought music to listen to but the device stopped working soon, so I had no outside distraction. In other adventures it has always helped me against loneliness, which is why it was particularly tough this time. “He first explored the Kansas Glacier and gave the names to some geological formations: Old Mate and His Mate, Opera House Ridge, Anzac Steps, Blue Tongue Crevasse Field Why these choices? “It is a unique and highly spectacular scenery: exploring it first was incredible. The name of the glacier derives from the Kansas University (university protagonist of the research in Antarctica), so we wanted to bring a little ‘of Australia among these snows. We chose funny and iconic names, typically Australian. Who will come to explore the area in the future can easily remember them.
Come to a warm, sunny city by the sea, because it attracts you so much the ice? “For me it represents the most epic aspect of the environment. It is a magnificent and surreal world. And for the most part never trampled and explored by man. That’s why I feel it so special. Not many people have the opportunity to try out experiences like mine, that’s why I’m really grateful and I feel privileged.
“Complete your three missions and set all these records to just 16, what will you do now?” I want to concentrate on studies and finish secondary school. Then … I still have no idea what I will do on the adventure front. “Despite his age you already have a great experience: what is your definition of adventure?” For me it is about going out into unknown lands and exploring places never seen by anyone.
But also push the limits, the pre-established borders a little further, and fight against the hardest elements of nature. I think it’s important for humans to test themselves and regularly test their perceptions of limits. Through suffering and discomfort we grow and learn a lot about ourselves. It is part of human nature to want to explore – that’s how we survived and thrived as a species. I was lucky enough to do it in the midst of great nature “.

Nissan 370Zki: the supercar with tracks that loves skiing

The Japanese company has created the special Nissan 370Zki equipped with skis and tracks to tackle even the most unreachable paths

Nissan continues to amaze by unveiling an unprecedented, original, very powerful vehicle capable of covering the most inaccessible snowy paths.

Based on the 370Z Roadster, the Nissan 370Zki relinquishes the wheels to accommodate two skis in the front area instead of the respective tires, while the rear axle that has traction exploits two powerful tracks.

The other technical changes involved the use of a raised 10 cm suspension, new spacers and front and rear suspension and unpublished exhaust. The powerful 3.7-liter V6 engine can develop 337 hp.

Easter holidays 2018 on the snow: where to go skiing

Easter holidays 2018 on the snow

For your Easter holidays 2018 a good idea of ​​a trip is to spend them on the snow, to ski or practice other sports and other mountain activities. This year, in fact, Easter will be high, Sunday, April 1, less than two weeks from the spring equinox (March 20). So the conditions with the climate still conducive to skiing and winter sports. You will not be able to ski anywhere, but many locations will still have open facilities. Therefore, if you have not yet taken advantage of a nice ski trip or a holiday on the snow, Easter is the last chance to do it.

In Italy, several ski resorts keep the plants open until late spring, thanks to high altitudes, frequent and abundant snowfalls and artificial snowmaking systems ready to function when needed. What are you waiting for? Run to book your Easter 2018 trip on the snow. We suggest the mountain resorts where to go.

Please note the most interesting mountain resorts for your Easter 2018 snow holidays. The most beautiful and unmissable places to go skiing, winter sports, snowshoeing in the woods or scenic trails, enjoy local cuisine or relax in a spa. Today the mountain offers so much and a holiday in the snow is always a show and the opportunity to switch off. Here’s where to go.

During this winter it was literally submerged by snow, isolated several times and at risk of avalanches. We are talking about Cervinia, the famous ski resort under Monte Cervino, in Valle d’Aosta. The snow should be maintained for the entire duration of the winter and also for the beginning of spring, with the runways running, after all the country is above 2000 meters and the ski area, together with the Swiss one of Zermatt in the Matterhorn Ski Paradise , is one of the largest in Europe. Here you will find an incredible offer of ski slopes, snowboarding and many other snow sports. The area is served by several hotels, chalets to rent and b & b, for all budgets. Moreover, at the end of the season there are numerous promotional holiday packages.

The enchanting Corvara di Badia is a typical mountain village located in the heart of Val Badia, in the South Tyrolean Dolomites on the border with Veneto. It is an area full of spectacular mountains, fairytale landscapes and many ski slopes belonging to the mega Dolomiti Superski area and to the Sella Ronda path that goes around the Sella Group mountains, connecting Val di Fassa, Val Gardena, Val Badia and the locality of Lìvinnalongo di Col di Lana in Veneto. The slopes are located just above the village of Corvara. Moreover, crossing the passes of Vaparola and Falzarego you arrive in less than an hour in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

mondana, with its trendy old town, full of shops and clubs, Madonna di Campiglio is a charming village nestled between the Brenta Dolomites and the Adamello Alps, in a very picturesque setting, province of Trento. It offers numerous ski slopes, which descend from the mountains that surround it and is very equipped for all winter sports. Excellent local cuisine. For the evening there are plenty of opportunities for fun.

Another unmissable location for the Easter holidays 2018 on the snow, to ski even in spring, is the area of ​​the Tonale Pass, on the border between Trentino and Lombardy, included in the large ski area of ​​Adamello Ski, in the Paco dell ‘Adamello. Here you will find ski slopes for all skill levels and for all tastes and black slopes in a breathtaking landscape. On the Passo del Tonale you can see the Presena Glacier where you ski all year round.

Bormio is a renowned ski and spa resort in Lombardy, located in Alta Valtellina, at the foot of the Stelvio Pass and included in the Stelvio National Park. It has a wide range of services for mountain holidays: from the ski slopes, located just above its inhabited center, to the thermal establishments with the Bangi Vecchi and Bagni Nuovi, which offer a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains, the numerous activities for the sport and fun. Do not miss around here is the Fat-Bike ride, the mountain bike with big wheels that allows you to ride on the snow. Several itineraries are organized, even at night.

Alpine skiing, Winter Olympics: all the gold of Italy. Alberto Tomba, Deborah Compagnoni and Gustavo Thoeni with three titles each

Alpine skiing is the discipline in which Italy has won more medals, and more gold, at the Winter Olympics. In history, Italy has won 32 medals, of which 15 gold, in particular between the end of the 70s and that of the 90s. Italy, in the all time medal table, is fifth behind Austria, Switzerland, France and the USA and ahead of Germany with a gold medal.

In the masculine, the pioneer was Zeno Colò, who in 1952 conquered the gold in descent, the only one in the fastest discipline ever conquered by a blue athlete. The giant, in the masculine, is the most prolific race: three are the medals of the most precious metal conquered in the history of Italy, with Alberto Tomba dictating the law. There are two golds won by the Emilian champion, who won in the editions of Calgary 1988 and Albertville 1992. In addition to him, the giant gave a joy to Italy in 1972, when Sapporo was Gustavo Thoeni to graduate Olympic champion.

The native of San Lazzaro di Savena has three Olympic titles on the bulletin board: the double in the Canadian Calgary event arrived with gold among the tight piles, a discipline in which Italy can also count the victories of Piero Gros in Innsbruck 1976 and Giuliano Razzoli in Vancouver 2010, the last metal medal of the most prestigious conquered by the Azzurri in a Winter Olympics. Then there are three men’s golds combined: Gustavo Thoeni won two between Sapporo 1972 and Innsbruck 1976, while Josef Polig graduated in 1992 in Albertville.

For women, Deborah Compagnoni is the blue athlete with more triumphs. Three are the golds collected in the career by the champion of Bormio, won in giant slalom at Lillehammer 1994 and Nagano 1998 and in super-G at Albertville 1992. In this last discipline came the last female triumph for Italy, with Daniela Ceccarelli in Salt Lake City 2002. Among the narrow piles, however, is only one success in the blue history: it is that of Paoletta Magoni in Sarajevo 1984.

Skiing on Valentine’s Day. From Piedmont to Friuli, ideas for spending the day of lovers

Valentine’s day
Just a few days to Valentine’s Day, the party in love. If you have not yet decided how to pass it, here are some special ideas on how to spend in the mountains this day in the company of your half.

ALTOPIANO DELLA PAGANELLA (TRENTINO)
Wednesday, February 14, on the occasion of the party of lovers, there will be a competition for ski mountaineers and snowshoes. The couples must be formed by a man and a woman who must always be tied uphill with a cord no longer than 5 meters.
Snowshoeing race: 7.30 pm departure from Piazza Dolomiti to get to Dosson (400 meters in altitude); return to the gondola lift.
Tiramisu route for ski mountaineers: 7.45 pm departure in line from the Andalo Piazza Dolomiti to reach the Dosson area (400 meters in altitude); return hunters 1.
Itinerary Tiramisù D + for ski mountaineers: 8.00 pm Time trial departure every minute from the Andalo Dolomites Square, passing through Dosson (800 meters in altitude), downhill track for Cacciatori 1, illuminated and uphill Olimpionica 1 with arrival at Dosson.

 

SAN MARTINO DI CASTROZZA (TRENTINO)
On February 14th Happy Cheese in Love will be held. At 11.00 am I meet at the Rifugio Tognola with tasting of Cembra Cantina di Montagna wines, while at 5.30 pm at the Stube Ristorante Birreria you can taste, in addition to the aforementioned wines, finger food with Primiero cheeses.

VALSUGANA – FUNIVIA LAGORAI (TRENTINO)
This year, Valentine’s Day coincides with the Carnival week. From 11 February to 16 February 2018 special offer: white week at 159-179-189 euro per person based on the chosen structure. The package includes 5 nights with breakfast (arrival on Sunday, departure on Friday) + 5 days day skipass (from Monday to Friday).

VAL DI NON (TRENTINO)
Stay in Rumo “Two hearts and a spa” from € 239 per person:
On Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to two days of relaxation at the Hotel Margherita.
The “Special Couple Wellness Offer” includes: 2 nights with Half Board treatment (excluding drinks) including a romantic candlelit dinner; free use of the “Le Maddalene” Wellness Center; bathrobe and sauna towel; a Hanakasumi Ritual or Orient Ceremonies (optionally); an infrared sauna in private SPA (delicate); Guest-Card Trentino; Wi-Fi Internet; Parking and Garage

 

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO (VENETO)
For Valentine’s Day, the Averau Refuge proposes the Week of Love and on February 14th offers a heart-beating menu to lovers. But inviting the other half to share a stay in a refuge, perhaps by booking a moonlit dinner, is an experience to be felt throughout Cortina.
After reaching the Scoiattoli hut with snowshoes, skis or chairlift, we stop for a romantic rendez-vous, accompanied by tasty traditional dishes. In front of the shelter there is a “barrel” in fir wood. perfect to relax immersing yourself in the hot water fed by a wood stove, lulled by a sensational view.
You can enjoy a dreamlike panorama from the “dolomite” saunas and the Lagazuoi refuge – the highest, at 2,752 meters – both of the Croda da Lago refuge, at 2,000 meters above sea level, with an enchanting view of Lake Federa.

PILA (VALLE D’AOSTA)
On the evening of Valentine’s Day there will be a snowshoe hike in the company of a Nature Guide who will accompany you for a romantic sunset walk. Afterwards you will dine in a shelter at high altitude, reachable by the snowcat, or in a room downstream. After dinner, cocktail at the pub.

FABROSA SOPRANA (PIEDMONT)
Hotel Miramonti offers a picnic for two in the Spa created from an alpine rock. A couple relax massage and a romantic candlelight dinner with porcini mushrooms in the woods, Raschera flans, homemade smoked salmon, fresh fruit, bitter chocolate and spumante croissants.

QC TERME AND CIVIC MUSEUM OF BORMIO (LOMBARDY)
There is no better opportunity for Valentine’s Day to follow a day of skiing a little ‘relaxation at the Spa. Treat yourself to a couple’s massage at the QC Terme di Bormio, chosen from the cervical, back, face or legs.
If you like art, take a trip to the Civic Museum located in the historic center inside Palazzo De Simoni where you can admire a section dedicated to the ancient skis and the means of transport of the past, from carriages to sleds. Entering as a couple, pay only one person.

MUSHING WITH SLING DOGS (FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA)
Near Tarvisio, you can spend Valentine’s day driving a dog sled with an instructor. An introductory lesson is scheduled followed by a short 2-km excursion lasting about 30 minutes in the Fusine valley.

Living the mountains … without the skis!

We arrived at that time of year when the cities of emptying and the ski resorts are colored by people who love to ski down – the bravest with the snowboard – from the mountains. Yes, the days between New Year’s and the end of the holidays are perfect for a holiday as a couple or with friends. The point is: what are the places that allow you hours of leisure and fun even without the skis on?
Although they are famous mainly as ski resorts, the winter tourism cities offer other initiatives for all snow lovers, but not for skiing. We have compared some of the most picturesque high-altitude villages and have discovered some pleasant and tempting alternatives that will convince you to take out the mountain in you!

Colico, located upstream of Lake Como, offers a fairytale landscape created by the snowy peaks and the frozen surface of the lake. From there it is possible to take a cycle path which, for the most audacious, reaches up to Chiavenna (2-3h). The trail winds along Lake Verceia and then crosses the Pian di Spagna Nature Reserve. A real must for bicycle lovers.
Once in Chiavenna do not forget to taste the typical pizzoccheri and maybe … take the train back!
For those who prefer to walk and relax, there is certainly no lack of a visit to the Forte di Fuentes, reminiscent of Spanish domination in the seventeenth century (the Pian di Spagna is explained). This trip is a real immersion in history, discovering these ruins romantically overlooking the lake.

In Andalo you will find instead the charming little boutiques of wooden objects and trinkets, but also gingerbread houses and tasty South Tyrolean products. A walk in the center could be very pleasant! The city, wonderful in the snow, also has a skating rink suitable for all skaters. In fact, it is not rare to see synchronized skating teams training in Andalo, but anyone can access the track, take classes, skate freely or sign up for tournaments! What better way to change a year than a ride on skates?

Santa Caterina Valfurva, in the heart of the Stelvio National Park, certainly holds the record for the number of activities organized and offered to the public. In addition to the numerous ski slopes that can be accessed, are in fact organized nature tours within the park and along the scenic trails but not only: it is indeed possible to register (even for the little ones!) Group rides inside the reserve and near the most famous mountain towns (together with Santa Caterina, also Bormio and Livigno). The thermal baths and the thermal treatments that, at the end of a day of leisure, can not spoil are very well known! If you are a lover of cycling on the snow, do not miss the opportunity to take part in a mountain bike ride at high altitude, you could discover small huts ideal for a romantic getaway!

The great blue downhill champion is told, retracing his career, including anecdotes and video projections

Thursday 22nd February 2018 returns the cycle “Face to face with the great sports”, annual event now in its 14th edition.

The event will open with an evening dedicated to alpine skiing, which will host the great champion Kristian Ghedina who will present “No risk, no fun”.

Kristian Ghedina was one of the greatest ski champions, not only in Italy. Specialties: special slalom, giant slalom and combined. With 12 victories and 29 podiums only in the World Cup of downhill specialties, Ghedina is one of the most successful descenders of all time.

The event, which will be held at the Sirtori Sport Specialist, in the locality of Bevera, will start at 20:30.

Kristian Ghedina, born in 1969 in Pieve di Cadore, in the eastern Dolomites, a few kilometers from his Cortina d’Ampezzo, was one of the greatest Italian skiers of all time, the most victorious downhill ski racer in the World Cup, one of the best specialists worldwide in the 90s.

Son of Adriana, the first ski instructor from Cortina, who died in 1985 in a skiing accident, Kristian made her debut in the World Cup in 1989 and already in the following season, barely twenty, imposed international attention: two podiums, then the first career victory in Cortina, followed by another in Are, in Sweden.

1991 begins with the winning of the silver medal at the World Cup in Saalbach combined. After a few months, however, his career is likely to end following a serious road accident on the Turin-Milan motorway. Ghedina remains in a coma for nine days at the hospital in Rho. He is forced to a difficult motor rehabilitation and very few, at that point, have hopes of a possible return to high levels. Instead Kristian starts again even if he can not be immediately competitive.

He took part in the Albertville Olympics in 1992 with good results (11th downhill, 6th in combined), but in the following years he won no podium. The breakthrough came in the 1994-1995 season when Ghedina climbed five times on the podium, won two races and remained in the fight until the last race for the conquest of the World Cup downhill, which went to the French Luc Alphand. In 1996 at the World Championships in Sierra Nevada conquers the silver downhill and the following year the bronze always downhill, at the World Championships of the Sestriere. At the Nagano Olympics in 1998 he arrived sixth.

In the World Cup, from 1997 to 2010 he manages to win races every year, remaining firmly at the top of the world descent together with the great interpreters of the discipline, such as Alphand, and the protagonists of the Austrian “Wunderteam”. Sets the record on the longest downhill slope of the Cup, the Lauberhorn of Wengen in Switzerland (2’24 “23, in 1997) and, on 24 January 1998, obtains one of the most prestigious achievements in Kitzbuehel on the Streif, the first Italian to succeed in the enterprise. In the Austrian Tyrol, on that same track, is the protagonist of an “out of program” that contributes to its popularity when, on January 24, 2004, makes a reckless split on the last jump of the finish line, to 137.6 km / h : despite not winning the race, the Austrian public tributes an ovation. In 2000 also comes the first supergiant victory: in Kvitfjell, in Norway, Ghedina stands in front of Hermann Maier, thus interrupting the domination of the Austrian team, undefeated in this discipline for two years. The last victory is dated December 14, 2001 when, on Sasslong of Val Gardena, Ghedina overtook the Norwegian Kjus and the Italian Sulzenbacher. On this track he won four times, a record he holds along with the great Austrian downhill tracker Franz Klammer, and he was the protagonist of an unusual “unscheduled”: in the descent of December 2004, while coming close to the finish line, we see suddenly appear in front of a roe deer, which fortunately manages to avoid. In the 2005-2006 season, the sixteenth for him, he is the oldest athlete among the cup contestants.
In February 2006, in Turin, he took part in his fifth Olympiad and then announced his retirement from skiing competitions to dedicate himself to motoring.

Almost three years later, however, he returns to compete in skiing, taking part in the Italian Championships at Passo San Pellegrino: he is ranked sixth to 79 cents from the winner Stefan Thanei in the downhill race.
During his career at the Italian Championships, Ghedina won twenty-three medals: eleven in downhill, seven in supergiant, two in giant slalom and three in combination. In 2006 Ghedina raced the Italian super-sports championship, with the BMW of the San Marino team Zerocinque Motorsport, and the F3000 International Masters on board a Lola B99 / 50

Snowshoeing by day and by night

Not just skiing. Snowshoes are at the center of winter activities in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Unforgettable excursions on the snow that take place in enchanted landscapes and paths suitable both for those who want to enjoy a walk in peace and to those looking for more coaching and technically demanding routes.

SNOWSHOEING IN TRANQUILITY. Snowshoeing on Fridays are recommended for beginners. From January to March 16 in Sauris and Forni di Sopra the naturalistic guides of the AIGAE and the Zoncolan the teachers of the Ski Academy school accompany the participants to the discovery of the wilderness that distinguishes this strip of Alps and Dolomites through simple itineraries that allow to capture the charm of the most authentic mountain in contact with uncontaminated and wild nature.

FOR THE MOST TRAINED. The horizons are open to those able to sustain differences in height between 600 and 1000 meters in Tarvisio, Sella Nevea, Pontebba, Malborghetto Valbruna, with a series of Sunday events until 8 April. The choice falls among the most interesting and spectacular itineraries of the Carnic Alps and the Friulian Dolomites. They are organized at the weekend in Paluzza, Paularo, Sauris, Forni Avoltri from 5 January to 18 March according to a timetable that each time provides different itineraries.

NIGHT SNOWSHOE. Walking with snowshoes at night offers unique sensations that can be experienced in Ravascletto, Sauris, Forni di Sopra. These are simple trips accompanied by guides and recommended to everyone, where the nuances of the sunset are the prelude to an even more suggestive experience: the magic of the snow-covered environment at night. They take place until March according to a calendar that rotates between the three locations.

The history of skiing in an exhibition hosted in Belluno

Appointment today and tomorrow in the courtyard of a rural building near the church in the old village of Sagrogna

 
The history of skiing on show in Belluno
The first wooden skis, the arrival of plastic and the evolution of the boots. And again the sleds and the ice “ice”. Tonino Zampieri guides us to the discovery of the objects exhibited at Sagrogna, near Belluno, in the exhibition entitled “Da Zeno Colo ‘in Kristian Ghedina: the skis of a glorious era”
An exhibition to retrace the golden years of skiing, from Zeno Colò to Kristian Ghedina. Appointment today and tomorrow in the courtyard of a rural building near the church in the old village of Sagrogna where, from 10 to 22, you can visit the exhibition entitled “Da Zeno Colò Kristian Ghedina: the skis of a glorious era”, amazing collection of winter sports equipment and rare pieces looking for a home to become a permanent exhibition.

The initiative, created by Tonino Zampieri with the idea of ​​proposing a unique event for style and concept, was created in collaboration with the group “The mills of Levego and Sagrogna”. “The exhibition comes from a passion that I had since childhood,” explains Zampieri, “growing up I always tried to preserve the memories of skiing that I practiced mainly in Sagrogna, along the slopes and local meadows, and then on the slopes of the beloved Nevegal . In the summer of 2017 I had the desire to rediscover the passion for this sport, retrace the history of Belluno skiing through a collection of skis and equipment that would otherwise have been thrown or forgotten in some winery ».

A job that has engaged the organizers for more than three months in the collection and cataloging of about five hundred pairs of skis donated by private individuals: “It was tough,” continues Zampieri, “because all the pieces were recovered and cleaned carefully both as regards the skiing, but above all for the attack and the boot, washing every single component with a lot of fat and polish ».

In the collection there are many unique pieces of great historical value, such as the suit worn by Kristian Ghedina in the last race of his long and important sporting career or the helmet and the boot with the signs of the flags still impressed by the famous split that the Ghedo carried out at 140 km / h on the famous Streif. Not only traditional skis will be exposed, but also sledges arrived from all over Bellunese, from Austria, from Canada and a particular model realized by a private person in Acireale with the blades obtained from the bumpers of a 600. And they could not miss the ice sleds (ferioi in dialect) provided by Thomas Pellegrini, author of the book “The ice sled in Belluno” that over time has collected and cataloged 117 unique copies from 1908 until the end of the 80s.
Five hundred pairs of vintage skis on show in Belluno

“A collection that we hope will interest the City of Belluno and that should be exhibited in a permanent museum,” says Zampieri, “given its historical and cultural importance. Once, when a child was born, a sled was built, which he would use when he grew up. ”

“We have collected examples of world-leading brands that have made history from the ’40s to the’ 90s, many of which are in the memory of great skiing but no longer sold today,” Zampieri ends. «The exhibition was conceived along a path that began in 1935 to end with the last pieces created with the philosophy of the obverse, so not ready».

There were many people from Belluno who joined the initiative, unique in Veneto and perhaps also in Italy, so much so that the regional president of Fisi, Roberto Bortoluzzi, immediately supported the project with the hope that the exhibition could one day become permanent and to become a point of reference for the general public of enthusiasts.

Snow, not just skiing: between active and relaxing, the ideas to enjoy the mountains

Descents with fat bikes and Nordic walking, snowshoeing and sledding. But not just sports activities. Among the “alternative” ideas for the skiing week, thermal relaxation and mountain cooking courses are always valid. Or even a romantic balloon ride on the snowy peaks

White week, yes or no? The debate comes on especially when in the family or in the group of friends not everyone knows how to ski and there is someone who does not want to know about the teacher and lessons. Today, however, the mountain in winter offers much more besides the slopes. According to Federalberghi research, then, the Italians prefer the ski resorts of their country: 97% of holidaymakers preferred to stay in Italy in the first three months of 2017.

And it is precisely the Belpaese to offer tourists interesting alternatives to skiing, in many places. Snow activities for all tastes and ages, with children or friends. If you do not want to put skis or boards do not worry, you will not get bored. Nowadays everything can be done on the snow, from riding a bike with fat bikes to Nordic walking. But it’s not just about sports. Among the “alternative” ideas to enjoy the mountains, thermal relaxation and mountain cooking courses are always valid. But even a romantic balloon flight on the snowy peaks gives great satisfaction. Just choose the right destination.

Luxury hotel in the mountains, dream huts

Exclusive hotels in the mountains for those looking for a holiday in the intimacy and warmth of a cabin

The cold season advances and on some autumn days it seems that winter has already knocked on the doors of our homes and here that the desire to gather in warm places, to go from mojto hot chocolate and fleece costume really makes you feel for these first cold weekends.

So here are some ideas to dream with open eyes in the maximum comfort and luxury, for those who in addition to the original destination already redolvates their “carving” or boards (this time not surfing) to ski great on some of the most beautiful tracks never tried. And if you know about places like Madonna di Campiglio or Sestriere already every single meter, would it be time to try new destinations?

An example? In Alto Adige at Riva di Tures in Valle Aurina here is a 4-star hotel with a heated swimming pool that will suit your needs or those who … accompany you. Special packages then for the Hochgall ranging from 3 nights up to the full white week: to try (out of season 4 nights per person from € 426.00).

In Val Pusteria here are new emotions and relaxation that await you in that Hotel Resort Tolder in Valdaora di Sopra (out of season 4 overnight stays per person from € 376.00): you can ski in Plan de Corones but for pure nature lovers the real novelty will be horse riding in the snow. If you want to live small luxury villages at unbeatable prices then here is Sutrio, a village on the Alps Carnie in Friuli, famous for woodworking: here you can stay in mini apartments renovated ad hoc in the houses of the ancient country.

For those who want to exaggerate with luxury and regenerate completely here are some really unique addresses in their kind: in Kitzbühel are ready to welcome you as many as 5 5-star hotels. The Presidential Suite in the new Grand Tirolia Golf & Ski Resort, arrives at about 5,000 euros a night, but you will not miss your private wellness and you can always say that … even Putin was here. Another luxury place not to be missed, in the South Tyrol, on the Siusi Alps – from the breathtaking view – is the new Alpina Dolomites Gardena Health Lodge & Spa, with 56 suites up to 150 sqm.

The Apennines, however, seem not wanting to miss their dose of luxury, and so here is the White Cat in Pescocostanzo excellent service and quality assurance on … 110 km of slopes. For a totally different experience, from true mountain lovers, here is Kühtai, Austria’s highest winter sports resort. 2,020 meters above sea level a few kilometers from Innsbruck. Where is the particularity here? Here are 14 luxury igloos in which you can stay.

Romantic snow in Val di Sole, from excursions with horse-drawn sleighs to the ancient Pejo thermal baths

There are many proposals put in place in Val di Sole for couples who decide to spend a few days together in peace

From the walks in the natural parks with snowshoes to the feet, the rides on horse-drawn sleighs to “cuddle” in the spas and wellness centers of the shelters on the slopes.

There are many proposals put in place in Val di Sole for couples who decide to spend a few days together in peace.

For the more sporty there are night excursions with snowshoes in the moonlight and illuminated by frontal torches. Every week the Adamello-Brenta Nature Park and the Stelvio National Park, Trentino sector, organize suggestive walks with the Alpine Guides. An experience of immersion in the wild nature, discovering winter, which ends with a toast in the cabin and a nice cup of hot tea or mulled wine.

For a little more romanticism, here are the horse-drawn sleighs with which to cross fascinating landscapes between pastures and woods. The tours, organized by the Alpine Riding Center in Pellizzano, last one hour and can be booked both day and after sunset, in the light of the torches. The highlight is the visit to the late-medieval and renaissance church of Santa Maria di Pellizzano, an enchanted place where time seems to have stopped.

For those who decide to focus only on relaxation in the Val di Sole are different structures directly on the slopes that allow you to live a pure wellness experience. In Val Mastellina, at 2,045 meters above sea level, the Solander Refuge is equipped with a whirlpool, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna and infrared sauna to be alternated with the relaxation area. In Malghet Aut di Folgarida, at the Chalet degli Angeli, at 1,891 meters above sea level, there is a sauna, a Turkish bath, a whirlpool bath, Kneipp and a revitalizing path, to be combined with the excellent cuisine. On Mount Vigo, at an altitude of 2,200 meters, the Rifugio Bruno Brown offers a new relaxation area for guests “veterans” from the ski slopes: an environment dedicated to comfort, between colored and soft lights, classical music and jazz accompanying sauna, Jacuzzi or jacuzzi with panoramic sunset views. At more than 2,700 meters of altitude, finally, here is the New Paradise Hut, reachable with the Paradise cableway leading to the Presena glacier, above the Tonale Pass: a chalet with an “alpine chic” style that offers high-altitude pampering in its wellness center, where you can rely on the expert hands of masseurs and beauticians.

There are also the ancient Terme di Pejo, which exploit the beneficial properties of the three different mineral springs of the town.

Sunny Valley state of mind: the romantic chalet where you can forget about the world

Valtellina pride and Sami culture, waiting and beauty: the mountain lodge to be enjoyed once in a lifetime
When you come back from the end of the world, at the North Cape, the first signs of life are the Finnish landscapes held strenuously alive by the Sami, an ancient Nordic population of obstinacy and delicacy. When you get off the cable car of Santa Caterina di Valfurva, a valley of snow in the Stelvio National Park, you find the first signs of Sami life in a romantic chalet, in a mountain hut, in a wood and history alcove at 2,775 meters. It’s called Sunny Valley Kelo Mountain Lodge and it’s a luxury that we should give ourselves. Even for a bombardino at the end of the track, or for a plate (hand warmers) of pizzoccheri after treading the footsteps of Deborah Compagnoni (on that black track that brings us back to the 90’s sporting heroism) or, finally, for a night to sleep in a project of delicacy and obstinacy.

Those leaving Sunny Valley Kelo Mountain Lodge have a full heart, a light brain. Who leaves the Sunny Valley Kelo Mountain Lodge has the stories of mountains and the easy-to-wear, has the white slopes and the pink mountains (no, we are in Valtellina, nothing to do with the tops of the Rose) and above all has a pride of belonging for something that is not hers. But it is ours. Foreword: in a mountain hut you will always remember (and always will return to) the refugee, the one who opens the doors for good food and warmth. Beppe Bonseri has created eleven suites that overlook different mountains (and give the rooms their name) and avoided sin of ostentatious luxury forgetting where it is: he was born in Bormio, grew up on those snows, he built a world from nothing . A world that responds to the names (and epochs) of Briko (technical excellence of Italian masks and helmets), of Alberto Tomba (he has toured the world with the National Skiing, giving his advice to the technique of the great of Italian skiing). All this allowed him to work ten years to build a shelter / lodge in altitude where Valtellina and Finland cohabit naturally. And yes, be an excellent refugee (deluxe).

The concept was complex, the obstinacy and delicacy of Beppe Bonseri also: enter and look for it. Will be in front of a table to entertain the guests talking about a wine, the Valgella of the winery Aldo Rainoldi, which leaves a veil of tears (ask him why, this is a story of great generations that help new generations); look for him while he talks about how to smoke the salmon at high altitude, a lesson borrowed from those lands of the north to which Beppe Bonseri has thought just chose to change a historic mountain shelter expanding it to another: an even more complete experience.

For this mountain lodge two teams of carpenters and craftsmen have been called: a Valtellina and a Sami (to be precise, two Finnish teams that have alternated): all because the wood of the Sunny Valley is Kelo, a naturally dried polar pine that it is cut only and exclusively when the tree has finished its life cycle (and eco-lodge is). A team of Valtellina and one of Sami who builds in altitude and without speaking English to each other: the result is perfect and successful. Because in the mountains we understand each other with a nod.

The scent of wood arrives everywhere: it warms your bones, asks you to relax until dusk (early) and then leave boots, thermals, masks and count the snowflakes that fall all comfortably laid in the spa overlooking the valley ( insured trance effect). A typical kelo sauna, simple, refined, without useless frills to add where there is already the perfection of Mother Nature. Who wants to face the whole experience can peep in the snow (in costume only) for the SnowSpa typical of the Great North.

Then you go back to the private alcoves, the plants stop, the silence falls and the stars are hung in the sky: look at them with a glass in your hand coming out from the Igloo Bar (ps: there is also the option to sleep directly in igloo), sit in the innermost wing of the restaurant (on the upper floor of the main building) drink Lugana and eat with aubergine gnocchi or mashed potato with meat sauce. Sink in a post-dinner reading on the chaise longues that look at the snow from white becoming blue. And then take refuge in the suite where you can dream incredible adventures. Or just white mountains that you will be the first to touch the next morning, when plants and skiers will still be hours and hours away from you.

Trip to the Alps in Switzerland, France, Slovenia and Austria. The pleasure of encroaching

The steepest funicular in the world. With a difference in height of 743 meters, for an unforgettable show. And then icefalls, slopes and woods. What’s on the other side of our mountains

SWITZERLAND
Destination paradise with a special “lift”. In the heart of Switzerland, the new Stoosbahn, the steepest funicular in the world, has just been inaugurated: 743 meters in altitude, 110% gradient, departure from the village of Schwyz and a few minutes to reach Stoos, an idyllic alpine village at an altitude of 1.330 forbidden to traffic. On board the new emotional chill link chase in the body and regenerate: there are those that touch the face-skin for the sparkling mountain temperatures and those that caress soul-spirit, for the beauty of the scenario that unfolds before the eyes. Extended emotions once you reach the destination. The village of sober elegance is guarded by the Fronalpstock (1,922 meters) the symbolic mountain of Stoos, a favorite destination for skiing, carving and snowboarding, not to mention that offers a magnificent 360 degree glance on lakes and other imposing peaks of this region (Lake Lucerne, near Lucerne), such as Pilatus, Rütli and Säntis.

SLOVENIA / POKLJUKA – Never slept in an igloo?
Because I go there. You will find the pleasure of silence in Pokljuka, a Slovenian plateau of glacial origin between 1,100 and 1,400 meters above sea level, about 13 kilometers from Bled. A tranquility diluted between snow, thick woods and characteristic wooden huts, once used by shepherds to produce sour milk and cheese.

What I do. It is the destination for cross-country ski enthusiasts, who find routes in complete scenery here. For downhill skiing and snowboarding you go to Bohinj in the Triglav National Park, where stands the homonymous mountain (2,864 meters), the highest peak in Slovenia.

Where I book. Near Pokljuka you sleep in Eskimska, a complex consisting of two collective igloos (for 8 people) and two dedicated to couples. One night in the igloo for two costs € 290, with dinner.

AUS TRIA / ÖTZAL VALLEY – At the spa with a glacier view
Because I go there. They will be the old villages, the atmosphere of lace and lace in traditional hotels or the tasty (and robust) gastronomy, the Tyrol has always liked. Here the Ötzal valley stands out: three vast ski areas with 358 kilometers of pistes and guaranteed snow until May (oetztal.com/en).
What I do. A crown of peaks over 3 thousand meters embraces the ski areas of Sölden, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl and Hochoetz, a carousel for the descents daring also from the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers. For pure relaxation, however, in Längenfeld you go to the Tirol Therme Aqua Dome, a vast design spa (aqua-dome.at/it).
Where I book. For nights at 2 thousand meters in the Obergurgl area, The Crystal is a perfect design hotel with an ecological vocation, from geothermal energy to natural furnishings, in which wood, stone and glass predominate. Located on the slopes, it offers a large spa overlooking the glaciers. Double in b & b from € 131.

SWITZERLAND / BOURG-SAINT-PIERRE – In the footsteps of Hannibal. And of Napoleon
Because I go there. The Aosta Valley Saint Rhémy is about 25 kilometers from the Swiss village of Bourg-Saint-Pierre, in the Canton of Valais. Lying at 1,632 meters, it can be considered a “mountain gate” between Italy and Switzerland: it is at the foot of the Great St. Bernard Pass, the Alpine pass that connects the two countries.
What I do. Annibale, the Romans and Napoleon arrived in the past, today it is a village of ancient houses and a dense network of paths to be covered with snowshoes. Do not miss the Botanical Garden and the Hospice Monastery (11th century), where the St. Bernard Dog Breeding (myswitzerland.com) was born 300 years ago.
Where I book. To immerse yourself in the pure alpine spirit of the area, you sleep at Au Bivouac Napoléon, a large wooden chalet with 20 rooms and a small spa. Built at the site of an encampment built in 1800 by Napoleon’s troops, it is at the foot of the Combin de Boveire, on the road that leads to the Great St. Bernard. Double in b & b, 118 €.

FRANCE / QUERAIS – Winter bon vivant
Because I go there. Just beyond the border, the Queyras stretches along the homonymous Natural Park, the highest in Europe at 2,360 meters in the Hautes-Alpes department. Consisting of eight villages with slow atmospheres of yesteryear, it is ideal for an active stay full of nature, far from mundanity, nightlife and traffic.
What I do. For the more sporty, do not miss it

Skiing, slalom in Schladming: Monstrous Hirscher. Kristoffersen second and furious

The Austrian beats his rival and triumphs in slalom for the sixth time: a snowball thrown against the Norwegian halfway. For Hirscher now the cup wins are 54, hooking Hermann Maier. Third Yule, fourth Myhrer. Italians: Moelgg fifth, Gross seventh. Moving farewell for Thaler

A terrifying roar of 50 thousand welcomed the stratospheric finale of Marcel Hirscher, which this time does not forgive and for the sixth time this season – after stopping in Kitzbuehel the streak of 5 consecutive victories – forces the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen to stay behind. For Hirscher now the cup wins are 54, hooking Hermann Maier! But it was a show in the slalom at night in the usual extraordinary atmosphere of Schladming. The Austrian champion dug a small 20/100 furrow on the Norwegian phenomenon and in the second heat, with a central part of the steep track after a start where it was not easy to find speed – but above all with a series of steps and holes formed with passing minutes – the two gave a show. Kristoffersen was a missile, he paid a little error at the entrance to the wall and he was furious about a snowball thrown at him by a half-length spectator. He still managed to put all the pressure in the world on Hirscher. That was extraordinary, increased in the upper part of his advantage, lost two tenths half way and with all the grit of the world flew in the final ending with 39/100 ahead of Kristoffersen. Third came the Swiss Daniel Yule, one of the few to handle the many pitfalls of a track that has become difficult to tame.

AZZURRI – But the beauty of this Austrian evening comes also for Italy, which finally launches encouraging signs. Behind the two masters of the discipline, in the first heat there were, after having taken advantage of the great low chest with a very convincing test, Stefano Gross, third at 76/100 from Hirscher, and Manfred Moelgg, fourth at 86/100. In the second Gross had to manage an advantage of 55/100 on Yule, but it was a trial all risks, starting from the first doors, became impossible to recover and eventually Gross closed seventh. Moelgg had an advantage of 45/100 to manage on Yule, but burned everything at the entrance to the wall, where uncertainty cost a position: fifth place for him.

the others – The distances from the first two, after the first run, were abysmal for everyone. So in the second heat it was in fact a race for third place. But it was a complicated test, cost the error to Matt, Lizeroux, Khoroshilov and Hargin and another bad performance for Pinturault. And with the passing of the minutes it was really impossible to get back on the wall. So the French Clement Noel was able to go back, with a super second run, from the 17th to the sixth place. The class and above all the determination has made the difference: the Swiss Daniel Yule and the Swedish Andre Myhrer have climbed from sixth and eighth respectively to the third quarter with a round of applause at the top of the track, managing the final big.

hello Thaler – An ovation of the audience and the embrace of many colleagues close the career of Patrick Thaler, who closed the first heat despite a fall. “I had never come back after the first run, but today I did not want to finish halfway – says the blue, the tears in my eyes – even before the race I felt the excitement for the last race. I like skiing for 20 years, but as far as the year goes, it’s right for me to close here – skiing was my life, I do not know anything else – twenty-one years ago here in Schladming I was second in the Junior World Championships, two weeks after my debut in the Coppa, but I never made it to win but I did three podiums and I always had to fight, I came out a couple of times from the team but I never gave up and the best results I got at the end. There seems to be a hole in the national team.In training the guys seem to ski hard but they are struggling to take the next step.I know what it means, even I did not come right away.They will do.The younger I do not know them, but I know that Vinatzer he is one of great talent “. Giuliano Razzoli, down with 64, says goodbye to the Games in South Korea eight years after the gold of Vancouver: “I tried, but the condition is not there, I have not exploited the chances of Val d’Isère and Wengen. It was two years of hell, to recover the injuries I did not stop for a moment … Now I will calmly prepare the next goal, the 2019 World Cup. And if I do not do these Games, it means that I will go to the next “.

Eruption on the ski slopes

The awakening of the Japanese volcano Kusatsu-Shirane causes an avalanche. One dead and at least 11 injured

The Kusatsu-Shirane volcano, in the central-east Japanese prefecture of Gunma, is back on Tuesday, for the first time since 1983. The volcano’s awakening, located near a ski center, caused an ash and large boulder spill. lava. The eruption also gave way to an avalanche. The latter killed one person and wounded at least another 11.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency warned against the risk of new eruptions and the escape of stones and boulders, which could be launched up to a distance of two kilometers from the crater.

In Japan there are 110 active volcanoes, 47 of these are under constant surveillance.

Skiing, slalom in Kitzbuehel: Kristoffersen stoppa Hirscher

The Norwegian finally beats the Austrian champion thanks to a super first heat. Third, the Swiss Yule. Best of the Blues Moelgg, ninth

And at the end Henrik Kristoffersen takes home a victory in the slalom. The Norwegian succeeds in the sixth attempt, on the day when the cannibal Marcel Hirscher misses the first heat and fails in the second to recover a monochromatic gap of 1 “05, although with the third time.The Norwegian, under a heavy snowfall, has tamed path not easy with more than one fatal bump and with so much difficulty in being able to give speed: in the end the advantage of Kristoffersen on Hirscher was 97/100, after a thousand risks.I had to take them, on the other hand, to manage the advantage, as for everyone else to reassemble the furrow built by Kristoffersen and Michael Matt in the first run, and so they all risked, paying duty inevitably on more than one occasion: but not the Swiss Daniel Yule, who had accused a 23 “delay from Kristoffersen and extraordinary in the second fraction, closed with the third place, 1 “35 from the winner, but above all not Marcel Hirscher, who managed to cancel the bad feelings of the first run with a fantastic performance, which earned second place and put a crazy pressure on Kristoffersen and Matt. The latter has risked falling several times in a batting heats and at the end he started to see the podium fade! Fourth ended the French Victor Muffat-Jeandet, 2 “16 from Kristoffersen, going back from the twelfth position, Stefano Gross tried, good sixth in the first heat, but a slip on a dossetto in the central part of the second cost dear, with the blue crashed to eleventh place.

the other Italians – Manfred Moelgg struggled on a track full of pitfalls and, after losing a lot of ground in the upper part, he managed to recover great in the final, climbing from 17th to ninth place, with the same time of a furious British Dave Ryding, angry for the bad first run and in a super second was the best in 52 “2 and he climbed from 25th place recovering 16 positions, Tommaso Sala, who in the first heat had closed with the 29th time, in the second has not hardly felt for a mistake at the start, but in the end, accomplices the many inked in the day (including those of Pinturault and Khoroshilov in the first heat, Aerni, Foss-Solevaag and Myhrer, in addition to Matt in the second), climbed up to 22nd place.

The men’s cup goes to Schladming, also in Austria, for the classic night slalom on Tuesday. Hirscher looks for a ready redemption and the blues some satisfaction.

Skiing, SuperG in Cortina: Gut is celebrating, Schnarf second!

Goggia falls, Vonn sixth
The Swiss returned to winning after a year, beating the blue (second podium career) and the Austrian Schmidhofer. Brignone out for flu. Sofia also falls on Sundays. Vonn far away from the wind, the Shiffrin in error

Strong emotions in the Super-G in Cortina, which closed the three days in Ampezzo. Back to the win – the number 24 in career – after a year (just in Cortina, even if downhill) the Swiss actress Lara Gut, good at managing a difficult test, in which he was asked to push a lot to the start, lowered to jump Duca d’Aosta for the very strong wind at the top of the track. But behind the Gut on the podium there is an exceptional Johanna Schnarf, playing with the bib number 1 and the second with a delay of 14/100, with the blue that wins the second podium in career after the descent of Crans Montana in 2009. Third is the Austrian Nicole Schmidhofer at 27/100. A test conditioned by the continuous variations of time and by gusts of wind. The wind, in particular, made a heavy joke to Lindsey Vonn, who soon lost the hopes of winning his 80th Cup win: the gusts prevented the American from having an adequate view in the central part of his try, with clouds of snow that have been thrown on. And the other American, Mikaela Shiffrin, who lost the line and left the scene in the central part of the track, on a big corner that cost a lot of different athletes, is also out of the game. Fourth the Austrian Anna Veith to 31/100, then the Liechtenstein skier, Tina Weirather to 33/100. Then, in fact, the Vonn, only sixth to 37/100. Fear of the ugly fall of the 19 year old Austrian Nadine Fest, ended in the nets after a series of terrible twists of both legs and transported to the hospital after a long break by Super G.

Federica Brignone, influenced, did not leave, but preferred to give up to prepare herself for the Plan de Corones giant on Tuesday. And also on Sunday we witnessed the fall of Sofia Goggia. The Bergamo has resoundingly risked falling to the starting gate with a stumble. A mistake that infuriated the blue, at that point launched on the track, and fatally in error to recover, until the fall. So the best of the other blue was Marta Bassino, twentieth to 1 “66 from the Gut. Many risks taken by Nadia Fanchini, who paid heavily a crossover halfway through the race and arrived at the finish line among a thousand difficulties with a delay of 2” 50 . Among the many girls out of the scene, also the blue Nicol Delago, Laura Pirovano and Anna Hofer. The weather conditions eventually became too perilous. And so the Super-G was stopped due to lack of visibility and wind: Federica Sosio and Verena Stuffer did not leave.

Skiing, what a surprise on the legendary Streif.

In Kitzbühel the free is from Dressen
On the legendary Streif first career success for the 24-year-old German who chokes in the throat the scream in Feuz for 20 cents and the Austraic Reichelt, third to 41 cents. Fill eighth first of the Azzurri, Paris tenth, Innerhofer falls

The German Thomas Dressen won the descent of Kitzbuehel, the most anticipated race of the World Cup season. He preceded by 20/100 the Swiss Beat Feuz, winner last Saturday in Wengen, while third to 41/100 is the Austrian Hannes Reichelt, dropped with the bib 1. The best of the Blues was Peter Fill, ninth at 1 “26; behind him, 11th, the 23 year old Emanuele Buzzi, started with the bib number 44 and the best result in his career, Dominik Paris, winner last year, closed 12th, while Christof Innerhofer fell after the cross of the Hausberg, fortunately without consequences.

the race – Dressen fell with the bib 19, when Beat Feuz and Switzerland began to predict a double Wengen-Kitzbuehel that in the recent history of skiing has only occurred on three occasions. The 24 year old German, who last year in Beaver Creek had won the first podium in his career with a third place, took advantage of a track made faster by the sun that had just peaked on Streif, while the first pectorals had also found a some sleet on the upper part. On a track in excellent condition, which guaranteed the possibility to do well even at the highest pectorals, the German was very fast especially in the upper part, keeping the necessary margin even on the terrible Hausberg. The last German to win on the Streif was Sepp Ferstl in 1979.

the Azzurri – Little luck for the Azzurri leaders. Christof Innerhofer, who had drawn the bib 2, made a very courageous race, taking advantage of a track faster than the day before thanks to the cold temperatures of the night. Near the time of Reichelt for most of the race, the financier fell on the exit jump of the cross of the Hausberg, when there were only a few seconds to the finish line. “I skied strong,” Innerhofer said, “I tried to reach the top of the Hausberg crossbar, but the skis beat me and I had no chance to stand up, I have no regrets, better than two seconds. to have ruined the best skis “. Peter Fill, winner in 2016, is ninth at 1 “26:” I’m quite satisfied. I do not know where I wasted time, I skied well. Strange race, who came down later found the sun. “Disappointed Dominik Paris, triumphing in 2017, also in the grips with the flu He closed 12th to 1” 64. “Pista difficult, I was not so loose, fluid on skis, I was not in the best condition but I wanted to try anyway, then the race changed for the sun, the track became faster”. Emanuele Buzzi celebrates instead: the 23 year old, with the bib number 44, makes an extraordinary race and draws 11th place, the best result in his career that puts him in pole position for the fourth pectoral blue at the Games. “I’m very happy, it’s a dream come true, this summer I felt I had improved technically, then with the start of the races I suffered a bit of pressure but the victory in the European Cup super-G in Wengen gave me confidence. was good at the exit of the road, on Steilhang: it was the goal of the day, I had never been able to do well that passage “.

Tomorrow the special, the next week last descent before the Games, to Garmisch.

Julia Mancuso

Mancuso hangs the skis on the nail
The US surrenders. Today the last race. He won the Olympic gold in giant at Turin in 2006

Julia Mancuso announced her retirement. In his career the American champion has won 4 Olympic medals (including gold in giant at the 2006 Turin Olympics) and 5 world championships.

The 33 year old after several injuries, in particular one at the hip, has therefore thrown in the towel. Unqualified for the Pyeongchang Olympics, Mancuso will play his last career descent in Cortina today.

Ski, Vonn: “Cortina, my home, this descent is the main dish”

The American, the dominator of the tests, has the record of successes (11) on the Olympia and in the Cup follows Stenmark: “I dream of Olympic gold, as Enzo Ferrari said, the best victory is to come. • Have an appointment with a normal guy ”

Marisa Poli19 January 2018 – Cortina d’Ampezzo (Bl)
Lindsey Vonn and Cortina, the romance with the Olympia of Tofane continues, despite the misstep of a year ago, when the most successful in the history of the Cup fell downhill and ended 12th in super-G. But in the golden book his name is repeated 11 times (5 descents and 6 superG) and the tests of these days announce that the feeling is back.

How come you are so comfortable here?
“Cortina is the highlight of the season, people are super friendly to me, there is always the sun and I can not complain about my records on this track, I won my first Coppa podium in Cortina and I also established the new record of victories “.

It comes with 78 wins in the Cup, 8 less than the Stenmark record. How many seasons will it take to beat it?
“I’m trying to win as many races as I can, if all goes well, the record will come … Now, more than the Stenmark record, I think of the Olympics”.

Sci, Lindsey Vonn: the “impossible” exercise
He has suffered many career injuries and skiing is a risky sport, no fear?
“Yes, I am aware of the risks and I have often been victims of it, but now I am healthier, stronger and I will continue until my body allows it”.

From 0 to 10, what rating does it give to its season up to this point?
“I usually do the budgets at the end.” I did not play well in Lake Louise (two crashes in super-G and down and a 12th place in the second run) .The win in the super-G in Val d’Isere was a great thing last weekend in Bad Kleinkirchheim there was not the best snow, I hope to win a 10 in Cortina “.

How much did the injuries affect you?
“In the first two races I was more cautious, and now I feel like a seventeen year old ready to push herself to the limits”.

Ski: Lindsey Vonn, training with his beloved dogs
She was operated on one arm last season, she had back pain in this one. How are you?
“After tons of physiotherapy, the arm goes great, so the back and even my knees resist”.

How do you live with the pressure?
“It’s part of the sport, you have to come to terms with her, I listen to some music to stop her and stay focused on the race, and in this experience helps, it’s easier to do it”.

She is a very close friend and supporter of Roger Federer, who won 2 Slam tournaments at the age of 35. Is it a company that inspired you?
“Yes, Roger is a great athlete and a wonderful person, he’s my model, it’s great to have a friend that inspires you … What he did for tennis will remain in history and I hope to do the same for skiing”.

She is also a tennis fan in general, how was this passion born?
“I like to vary workouts and exercises and tennis is a way to be outdoors and active”.

Lindsey Vonn in the gym is scary …
Are you satisfied with your life?
“Yes, this is the most satisfying period, but perhaps it is not the right word, I feel happy and lucky about what I have”.

The Weinstein case has opened the door to several complaints of harassment and many women have found the courage to talk about it. What do you think?
“I can not say I suffered what these women have been through, but I’m more than proud of their courage to come out and fight for our rights, and my hope is that witnesses like this, or the victims, continue on this path and talk about it: our world could be better if people were called to answer for their actions “.

Has more than one million followers on social networks, how do you live it: is it Instagram / Fb / twitter dependent?
“I love those who follow me on social media and my fans, if I did not have so many to be happy maybe I would not be so motivated to do what I do for all of them”.

He stated that it is difficult to have an appointment with a normal person when you are the most famous skier in the world. Is it the other side of the coin?
“I do not think I’m a superstar, but the same is hard to find someone normal (and I’d like to know how normal it is) for my lifestyle, I’m always around skiing, or meeting with the press, or For this I need to find someone who can keep my pace or I have to try to slow down “.

Sci, Vonn: “The Pyeongchang Games? I’ve been looking forward to them for 8 years”
How important is your family for you and your career?
“I love my family, we were all together at Christmas, they always keep me with my feet on the ground and I’m always close, most of my family will come to South Korea for the Olympics and it will be a great help to have them there”.

At just 31, Pietilae Holmner hangs her skis on the nail

The Swedish skier has decided to retire because of her known back problems

At just 31, Maria Pietilae Holmner was forced to end her career.

The Swede continues to suffer from back pain: she hoped to be able to participate in the Olympics in Korea, after missing the first part of the season, but had to surrender.

In 15 years of career the slalomist has won 3 World Cup races (10 podiums) and six medals at the World Cup (4 of which in the event teams, plus the silver in Giant in 2007 and the bronze in the slalom in 2011).

Dolomiti Stars starts the ski season

From tomorrow the first runs down the slopes of Alleghe, Selva, Arabba and San Pellegrino. Open the black race “La VolatA” just approved by FIS for international races

The countdown began at the beginning of the ski season in the territory of the Dolomiti Stars tourist consortium. Already from tomorrow and Sunday you will face the first bends on the slopes of Alleghe, Selva di Cadore, Arabba and Passo San Pellegrino.

In the Civetta ski area will open 7 plants with 20 km of pistes besides the ski connection at the foot of Alleghe and Selva di Cadore: a departure with the snowflakes made possible by the fall of snow over the past few weeks along with the important structural investments made to support the snow programmed.

The Pezzetti Pianos cable car, the Col dei Baldi cable car, the Baby chair, the Pelmo chair lift and the Col Fiori chairlift with the Coldai, Fernazza, Baldi, Pelmo Lavadoi, Pian dei Sec and Baby schoolboats, of Cadore you will be able to take advantage of the chairlift Pescul – Fertazza and chairlift Fertazza with the slopes Bait, Fertazza, Le Ciaune and Col Fioret.

After the end of the weekend, from Monday 27 November to Friday 1 December you can ski in Alleghe using the 2 cable cars and the Baby chair with the Coldai, Baldi, Lavadoi, Pian dei Sec slopes and the Baby school camp. ‘opening many other plants throughout the Civetta.

The Arabba winter season will start with the Campolongo chairlift and the two Campolongo and Rutort red slopes, which will remain open until Saturday, December 2, when the offer will be strengthened by the entry into service of the Cherz chairlift with the Cherz 1 and 2 slopes Vizza chair lift with Vizza run and Masarei chairlift with Incisa and Marentas slopes. From tomorrow to the skiers there will also be the Bec de Roces refuge.

For the ski area San Pellegrino will be a preview of season in the sign of speed and adrenaline: tomorrow and Sunday, in fact, it will be possible to test the black run La VolatA, just approved FIS for international races, that from the station to Mount of the cable car Col Margherita goes down to the Passo San Pellegrino with slopes that touch 50%. Beginners will then have the Passo chairlift with the same simple track, ideal for moving the first steps on the skis. From Saturday 2 December the ski connection will be active at Falcade-Passo San Pellegrino.

At San Pellegrino, during this first weekend of skiing, the ski pass will have a promotional price: for the daily 25 euro adult and senior, 18 junior, 10 babies; for the afternoon 20 euros adult and senior, 14 junior, 8 babies.

Dario Cologna wins the Tour de Ski!

For the very Grisonsian champion it is the fourth success in his career after those of 2009, 2011 and 2012

Dario Cologna has conquered the Tour de Ski 2018. For the 31 year old from Graubünden, which launches a clear message to rivals for the Pyeongchang Olympics, it is the fourth triumph in his career after those of 2009, 2011 and 2012. The Swiss, with the overall time of 2h49’26 “concluded in front of the Norwegian Martin Johnsrud Sundby (+ 1’26”) and the Canadian Alex Harvey (+ 1’30 “).

The rossocrociato, already uncontainable on the occasion of the two successes captured in Lenzerheide last week, shone again today in the last chapter of the Tour de Ski 2018 in Val di Fiemme, which included the fearsome ascent to Cermis. The Helvetic, who has revealed an amazing physical condition, has been able to cope with the various situations with great tactical intelligence and manage the advantage he had over his opponents without worries. Sundby rises to 875 points against the 807 in Cologna, Harvey is third with 780 points.

In the women’s field was confirmed the queen of the Tour de Ski the Norwegian Heidi Weng, which has bent the resistance of compatriot Ingvild Östberg for the final victory. In the overall standings the eighth round of the Nathalie von Siebenthal was closed.

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The 41st Pustertaler ski marahon went to the Emilia Francesco Ferrari

Francesco Ferrari is the 41st edition of the Pustertaler ski marathon, the most traditional granfondo in South Tyrol, played on Saturday, January 13th on the 60 kilometers (which the competitors have traveled in classical technique) that meander by Braies (the way from the fraction of Ferrara), Villabassa, Dobbiaco (Nordic Arena), Landro (here the turning point, with a splendid view of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo), San Candido and Sesto. Over 400 competitors, representing 15 countries.

The Emiliano of Frassinoro, class 1994, has prevailed in the sprint, preceding the sprint Evgenij Dement’ev, the Russian cross-country that at the Olympic Games in Turin won the gold in skiathlon and silver in the 50 kilometers. To complete the podium, the trentino of Masi di Cavalese, Simone Bosin. The three characterized the race starting from the fortieth kilometer, when they left together with Riccardo Mich. Left in three, the sprint victory was played, with Ferrari prevailing.

“A wonderful victory, for me that I am new of the granfondo – so the winner, ex Fiamme Oro now in force to the Team Robinson – I wanted to do well, but I did not expect to win. On the last, difficult uphill section of Val Fiscalina I lost contact but then I managed to come back. At that point I told myself that I could do something good. So it was and I enjoy this victory, already thinking about the upcoming events ».

The women’s race, characterized by various disqualifications (disqualifications that also affected the men’s area, based on Article 343.8 of the Fis’s legislation on the maximum length of the poles), saw the success of the German Franziska Müller, already winner in 2016 and second last year.

“Finally this year, thanks to the abundant snowfalls of the last few weeks, we are able to restore the 60-kilometer route – says Alfred Prenn, president of the organizing committee – we worked hard to set up everything at best, an important job made possible by the availability of over 150 volunteers and many associations of the territory ».

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Skiing, in Wengen the blues study. Theaux burns Mayer and Franz

In the second test on the Lauberhorn, the Frenchman is the fastest in 2’29 “69. Paris, 13th, the best of the Italians who have dedicated themselves to the study of the route. Canceled the female trials in Bad Kleinkirchheim

Adrien Theaux recorded the best time in the downhill test in Wengen (Svi). The Frenchman with 2’29 “69 was faster than 36/100 on Matthias Mayer.The Austrian preceded compatriot Max Franz and the Norwegians Kjetil Jansrud and Aleksander Kilde.Eighth, with a second delay, the Austrian Reichelt, best in the test on Wednesday Interlocutory trial for the Azzurri, after the excellent results of yesterday, which were dedicated to the study of the route The best of the Italians was today Dominik Paris, with the 13th time (2’31”09) definitely not very indicative and high, the times of the other Italians, with Mattia Casse 33 °, 55 ° Christof Innerhofer yesterday fourth, and Peter Fill, yesterday 2 °, even 74 ° in the classification, forfait of the Swiss Janka who decided to give up Saturday race, dissatisfied with the results in training, and still on the road to recovery after injury to the crusader of his right knee, suffered in October.Janka who in February had won the superG of Jeongseon, Olympic event test, does not want to put repentagli or the Games that will start next 9 February. In the evening then the French Theaux, aching in the back, said that he will not start in the combined to focus on the descent. The Swiss resort will host tomorrow (10:30 am and slalom at 2 pm) the combined and Sunday a slalom, where Stefano Gross and Manfred Moelgg will be involved.
women – No evidence, however, for the descendants of the World Cup. The Bad Kleinkirchheim downhill test scheduled for 13 has been canceled due to snow conditions. The athletes will try to test the track tomorrow, while the race will take place on Saturday at 11.15 and Sunday is scheduled for the super-G.
Given the conditions, the American actress Lindsey Vonn suggests that she could give up for security reasons: “In these conditions it seems too dangerous before the Games”.

Alpine skiing, World Cup: triumphs Shiffrin, third the Goggia

On the giant Kranjska Gora the Azzurra ends behind the American and Tessa Worley
 

KRANJSKA GORA (SLOVENIA) – Mikaela Shiffrin wins the giant of Kranjska Gora, valid for the Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup. The American precedes Tessa Worley and an excellent Sofia Goggia, who in the second heat goes back from eighth to third place. This is the order of arrival: Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) in 1’47 “40 2, Tessa Worley (Fra) at 0” 31 3, Sofia Goggia (Ita) 0 “91 4, Wendy Holdener (Sui) 0” 93 5, Stephanie Brunner (Aut) 0 “96 6, Federica Brignone (Italy) 0” 98 7, Tina Robnik (Slo) 1 “39 7, Sara Hector (Swe) 1” 39 9, Petra Vhlova (Svk) 1 “51 10. Estelle Alphand (Swe) 1 “93 23, Irene Curtoni (Ita) 2” 87 23, Marta Bassino (Ita) 2 “87.

CLASSIFICATION – This is the overall ranking of the Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup after the giant of Kranjska Gora: 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 1181 points, 2. Viktoria Rebensburg (Ger) 534 points, 3. Petra Vlhova (Svk) 504 points , 4. Wendy Holdener (Sui) 500 points, 5. Tessa Worley (Fra) 416 points, 6. Tina Weirather (Lie) 383 points, 7. Frida Hansdotter (Swe) 359 points, 8. Michelle Gisin (Sui) 348 points , 9. Sofia Goggia (Ita) 344 points, 10. Ragnhild Mowinckel (Nor) 324 points, 12. Federica Brignone (Ita) 286 points, 16. Manuela Moelgg (Ita) 234 points, 19. Irene Curtoni (Ita) 186 points , 23. Johanna Schnarf (Ita) 148 points, 42. Elena Fanchini (Ita) 79 points, 43. Marta Bassino (Ita) 68 points, 50. Chiara Costazza (Ita) 64 points, 57. Nadia Fanchini (Ita) 50 points , 61. Nicol Delago (Ita) 46 points, 67. Anna Hofer (Ita) 39 points.

Snow throughout Italy, three meters in Friuli The forecasts up to the Epiphany

Abundant rainfall throughout the Alps and the Apennines. The record at Sella Nevea, on Mount Canin. New snowfalls expected, but also rains, in the coming days

On Monte Canin, in the Friuli region Sella Nevea – power of the name! -, the three meters have been reached. At Aprica you get two meters and twenty meters and not much below two meters there are Tarvisio (175 cm) and Forti di sopra (160). You are above the metro at Limone Piemonte (130), at Abetone (130) and at San Candido (100). And a little below, around 90 centimeters, are Chiesa in Valmalenco, Sestola and Montecampione. These are the most snow-covered towns in Italy with a distribution covering all the regions of the Alps and the Apennines. But beyond the medium, peaks between one and two meters are recorded everywhere in the main ski resorts

Other significant rainfall is expected towards the end of the week. And already today are announced for the evening snowfall in the border Alps over 1,500 meters. “The first days of 2018 will be rather movements on the country, because of some rapid perturbed fronts, driven by the Atlantic currents, which at the average of one per day, will also engage most of our regions – explains the meteorologist Francesco Nucera on the site of 3BMeteo -. The weather will remain very dynamic with sudden changes even during the same day, waiting for a more full-bodied and prolonged worsening for Epiphany ». In short, other rainfall on arrival, although in many cases, especially at low altitudes, it will be rain.

Santo Stefano, all about skiing

The ski resorts of Italian Switzerland ready for the winter season with complete programs from 26

The ski resorts of Italian Switzerland, including small ones, are ready for the winter season. From next Saturday, or at the latest from Santo Stefano, if the weather does not play some trick, all the plants in Ticino and in the Grigionitalian valleys will be in operation, even those that this weekend could not open.

Winter sports enthusiasts, having spent Christmas with their family, will be able to count on extensive and varied programs on the downhill and cross-country slopes from Bedretto to Poschiavo-Sfazù, from Novaggio to Airolo-Pesciüm, passing from Lüina, Rossa, Nara , Pian San Giacomo, Cioss Prato, Campra, Cardada, Piano di Peccia, Mogno, Prato Leventina, Maloja, Ambrì and Alpe di Neggia. And it is not excluded that you can even ski on improvised tracks, as happened Saturday in Lostallo where the local ski club, in memory of the old times, has organized a day of fun on the slope at the Monda.

In San Bernardino, for example, in addition to the complete activity on the slopes from the 26th, the Nordic Testing Day on December 27th is worth noting, during which it will be possible to try for free the Nordic ski material with the professional support of the masters. At Campo Blenio on Tuesday 26th the party opens for the seasonal opening of the Dome, which is flanked by the snow market on Saturday, December 30th. On the same day in Bosco Gurin, on the other hand, poetry can be heard in the Walser dialect with Peter Tomamichel.

The recent, heavy snowfall, after seasons of satisfaction, have offered a great help “from the sky” to all the stations that, when equipped, have been able to “strengthen” the natural blanket with the artificial one, thus creating a thickness sufficient to resist enthusiasm of skiers.

Whitewashed Ticino: all ready to ski

, to announce the opening for Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 are also Prato Leventina (info www.sciliftprato.ch), Nara (www.nara.ch) and Airolo-Lüina (www.airolo-luina.ch). In Campra all the 18 km of cross-country skiing trails are practicable, while in San Bernardino the Pian Cales slopes and the cross-country trails (www.visit-moesano.ch) open.

In Pesciüm tomorrow (Saturday 16) the ‘skiliftone’ will be open and the track n ° 8 and part of n ° 1 will be available to allow skiers to go down to the cableway’s departure station; the Ravina area will instead be available from next week. The excursionists will have at their disposal, in the evenings at fixed times and days, a runway from the station of the cableway to Cassinello passing from Nante and Ravina. Info Facebook “Airolo Valbianca cableways” and www.airolo.ch/funivie. Carì opens tomorrow (Saturday 16) and Sunday 17; then from Saturday 23rd, closing on Christmas Day, opening daily until the end of the season. The abundant snow allows you to comfortably get off skiing in the village. The toboggan run can also be used and the carpet for the little ones can be used in 2000. The Bedrina di Dalpe ski lift is also starting up tomorrow; the cross-country trail is underway. Opening Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 also for the station of Cioss Prato.

Locarno

In Bosco Gurin the lifts are all running and you ski regularly. In Cardada the chair lift and the slopes (remaining the favorable situation as it currently is) will open on December 26th and will remain there for all the Christmas holidays. From 22 to 25 December only the Orselina-Colmanicchio cable car (Cardada) will operate. As for the Peccia Plan, from December 26 the slopes will be open every day until January 7th; a course will be organized on 5 and 6 January (info 079 541 82 26).

Luganese

The Bedea ski lift of Novaggio and the school of snow sports (079 672 32 42) will be open to the public this weekend, Saturday from 9 to 16.30 and Sunday from 9 to 16.

In Copenhagen the waste-to-energy plant becomes a ski slope

Designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group, the Amager Bakke – Copenhill waste-to-energy plant is preparing to become the new cult destination for sportsmen, including a climbing and climbing wall

Building a waste-to-energy plant in the middle of a green area entirely dedicated to sport and wellness may seem like a contradiction. But not if you are in Denmark, and if behind the entire project is the signature of the prestigious architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group. The Amager Bakke – Copenhill complex should be inaugurated in the autumn of next year: a 750 million euro facility in the immediate vicinity of Copenhagen, which in addition to burning waste and producing energy for neighboring cities will also host on its surface a ski slope and a climbing wall.

The project, the result of a 2010 call, aims to turn Copenhagen into the world’s first zero-emission capital. The waste-to-energy plant has been designed to receive around 400 thousand tonnes of waste every year, and to transform it into electricity and hot water with which to heat homes and offices. All strictly zero-impact: the smoke that escapes from the chimneys of the structure is actually a harmless water vapor, while the waste-to-energy residues are reused as fertilizer for agriculture and building material.

But that is not all. Because in addition to show off a very respectable design, made of glass, aluminum and steel, Amager Bakke – Copenhill is preparing to become a mandatory destination for the most avid sportsmen. Thanks to its considerable size, 200 meters long, 60 wide and 90 high, this artificial hill will soon be equipped with all the necessary equipment to convert to the ski slope, complete with a ski lift, safety barriers and snow cannons fed by the same power plant.

While on the side wall will be set up an artificial climbing wall of 86 meters.

“The goal is to connect Amager Bakke – Copenhill to the center of Copenhagen and make this complex a real reference point for lovers of skiing and climbing, practically active for the entire duration of the year”, explain the managers of the Amager Ressource Center. “The project developed by Bjarke Ingels is not only beautiful from an aesthetic point of view, but also absolutely functional. A café will also be built inside the building, and visitors will enjoy the breathtaking view of the city “. The system, it seems, can serve up to a maximum of 200 skiers at a time, while the price per hour of ski passes should be around 70 crowns, about 9.50 euros.

In Lombardy a day to learn how to ski for free with the masters

A whole day in which the Lombard snow professionals will be available for free group lessons of 2 hours dedicated to children (from 4 years) and to adults in the disciplines of alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, telemark and also for disabled children. The schools participating in the initiative are 60.

The Open Day promoted by AMSI Lombardia and arrived at the tenth edition, is scheduled for 17.12.2017.

An opportunity for mothers and fathers who want to bring their children closer to the snow, to the sport and to the splendid mountain resorts of the Lombardy Region, but also for adults who wish to acquire from the first ski notions to the more advanced ones.

An opportunity therefore to understand how a ski lesson takes place (Alpine and Nordic) or snowboarding in the snow and to encourage the flow in schools, giving way to a safe season thanks to snow professionals.

Joining the Open Day is simple: just contact the nearest Ski or Snowboard School and communicate the membership to Open Day 2017, the school will provide all useful information.

Where skiing at the Immaculate: after Alagna, the slopes at Alpe di Mera di Scopello also open

In Alagna after the debut of last weekend, which recorded the presence of a thousand fans, since yesterday (December 7) the opening is daily. For the Immacolata available there are the Olen track, the treadmill of Pianalunga and the Wold and the Wold 1 descent. For those who decide to ski on the Valsesian side of the Monterosa ski area the daily costs 21 euros, 15 for the Wold. Off to the skis also to the Alpe di Mera di Scopello. Today it will be possible to use the Campo ski lift (daily € 10), tomorrow and Sunday the Camparient chairlift will be added to the Boschetto track (20 euro skipass). The ticket office from today to Sunday is open from 8.30 to 17.30.

And for those who do not want to move too much, there are also the slopes of the Biella area. In Bielmonte, offers for families with children start from the first day of the season, during the days of the Immaculate Conception. But the Oasi Zegna facilities also offer nature hikes and snowshoe hikes in the moonlight. The ski pass will be free for those under 14, Friday lessons offered by teachers from ski schools: for each hour purchased another free. Children up to 8 years of age can ski for free when accompanied by a paying parent throughout the season and for the biggest ski passes as gifts on weekdays. Discounted rates for over 60 and university students and have two or four hours to spend throughout the day

The right destinations to go skiing and see the races of ski champions

The snow has come and the plants are already open. From Trentino to Valle d’Aosta, here is where to do the most spectacular runs and attend the races.

This year the snow is punctual, the plants are open and the desire for fun to share with friends and family is taken.
But where to go? Here is a selection of ski areas based on the beauty of the places, the technicality and the spectacularity of the track. Someone will tell you that they know the best, but these are the favorites of the champions who race every year at the World Cup.

ANDALO AND FAI DELLA PAGANELLA (TN)
At the heart of the Andalo Fai della Paganella ski area, the most beautiful and technical Olympia trail starts from the top overlooking the valley of Adige and Brenta, and goes downhill. New: expanded the La Rocca track to facilitate the return of less experienced skiers. The event: Do not miss the training of the Norwegian Alpine Ski Team on the Olimpionica 2 track (black track) from 9 to 22 December.
Daily cost: 41 euros.

LA THUILE (AO)
Connected to the facilities of Espace San Bernardo, to ski on infinite kilometers of slopes between the Italian and French alpine slopes. In France, two new chair lifts and five slopes
red to meet the most experienced skiers. The track to be tried is the Tre Franco Berthod, one of the most difficult and steep in Italy (76% maximum slope) that this year
was chosen by FIS as a track for the recovery of the men’s and women’s Alpine Ski World Cup races. The event: March 3 and 4 in Courmayeur, not far away
from La Thuile, the Freeride World Tour qualifier circuit breaks.
Daily cost: 40 euros.

BORMIO (SO)
In the Alta Valtellina area, 170 km of pistes in the heart of the Stelvio National Park. The track to be missed is the Stelvio 3,300 meters to do everything in a breath. The event: the World Ski Jump World Cup on December 28th. The novelty: fun area at Bormio 2000 with Funslope Bormio and Familypark Bormio, for skiers and snowboarders. In the resorts of Bormio, Livigno, Santa Caterina Valfurva and San Colombano Valdidentro there is a free ski bus service for those with Superski Alta Valtellina. Daily cost: from 23 euros.

ALTA BADIA (BZ)
A web of 130 km of slopes at various levels of difficulty. The Grand Rise of La Villa is one of the best in the world (450 meters in altitude and 1,300 km in length); with a slope
maximum of 63%, is a black for a few, but there is an easier variant. The event: December 17, giant slalom of the World Cup.
Daily cost: from 43 euros.

VAL GARDENA (BZ)
Ortisei, S. Cristina, Selva di Val Gardena, are part of the Dolomiti Superski domain. From all three resorts you can go, with the Dolomiti Superski ski pass for the Sellaronda, the Sella group’s all-round ski trip. Try the 3.5km Saslong descent with breathtaking curves and goblins, while in December the new 10-seater Piz Seteur cable car, the most modern monofire plant ever made, is to be found. The event: in conjunction with the Ski World Cup (15 and 16 December), big parties are scheduled. The offer not to be missed from 6 to 23 December 2017 is Superpremière; with 4 nights, one is free, who book 6 nights, will have two.
Daily cost: from 43 euros.

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO (TN)
Here Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta Ski Area has about 150 km of slopes; you can ski throughout the day between Madonna di Campiglio, Folgarida-Marilleva, Pinzolo and there are free shuttles to move between the various locations. Among the 5 Snowparks, the Ursus Snowpark in Madonna di Campiglio, one of the top five of the Alps. Folgarida’s new four-seater Malghette chairlift is in operation. The event: World Cup Men’s Special Slalom, December 22nd. From December 7th to 10th, Marilleva Snow Week has four days of skiing fun snowboarding.
Daily cost: 50 euros.

FIVE MEETS IN THE NATURE FOR WHO LOVES THE FUND
For those who love silence, the scenery to enjoy in solitude is perfect for cross-country skiing. Here are 5 locations to experience an unforgettable experience in nature, suitable for those who have been practicing forever or for those who only start now.

COURMAYEUR (AO)
Not only downhill: in the Courmayeur area, Val Ferret is one of the most scenic and popular alpine ski resorts. In the valley, stretched over to the magnificent amphitheater at the foot of Mont Blanc, you embark on 22 miles of trails in a heaven of peace.
Info: courmayeurmontblanc.it

COGNE (AO)
It is the valdostan queen of cross-country skiing. The pistes wind up for 80km, crossing the villages of Epinel, Lillaz, Valnontey in the heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park. Do not miss the Marciagranparadiso from 2 to 4 February 2018.
Info: cogneturismo.it.
Dobbiaco and, more north, Anterselva. The Val Pusteria area is a paradise for cross-country skiers: the slopes are well traced, the breathtaking views (Info: valpusteria.com). An unusual race: in the Casies Valley, the Canederli Marathon (January 14th), mix between sport and cooking. Info: valle-di-casies.com.ALPE DI SIUSI (BZ) The largest plateau in Europe offers 80 km of pistes with a minimum length of 2 km for beginners and others extending like the “Giogo” , with its 15 km being the longest in the area.Info: alpesiusi.it.FOLGARIA (TN) Three sports rings are available for 1.5, 4.5 and 8 km, suitable for beginners and experienced riders.Info: alpecimbra.it

Where to ski low cost, map and prices for “having fun” with the autumn snow

While in the south probably someone is still bathing at the sea, in the North is already all ready for the new ski season. If most of the facilities will open between the second half of November and early December, in some regions of Italy in a few days it will be possible to put the skis at the foot

The Stelvio Pass, in Lombardy, thanks to over 20 kilometers of all difficulty, for a total difference of over 700 meters, is one of the most important summer skiing and snowboard centers. Although the heat of summer has created some problems, forcing them to close ski lifts and ski slopes, enthusiasts will be able to enjoy over 20 kilometers of slopes until November 5th with a late-torch torch scheduled for Saturday 4th.

In South Tyrol, the slopes of the Val Senales glacier are already open: skiers have a 3,212-meter Grawand chairlift. “Hope is to be able to open all the systems within two weeks, allowing time,” explains the local operators. Solda has been on the road since October 21, due to the high slopes of up to 3250 meters.

Prices
It is still “early to give a complete picture of any price increases on plant prices” but, as explained by AdnKronos Valeria Ghezzi, president of the Anef (National Association of Operators), “where we should be talking about 2% at most. And I think even from a receptive point of view there will be no significant increases. ” “Investment in the industry amounts to 70 billion – says the Ghezzi – now snow is always guaranteed, also because the trend is that of a mountain to live all year round: even when it is natural you work because it enhances comfort of those who wander. ” “In any case, hope is that this year will be a ‘white Christmas’ – he concludes – not so much because we fear that the sector is affected, but above all, what are the Christmas holidays from the point of view of the collective imagination.”

Livigno in October opening of the fund and December ski slopes

On October 15, skiing back to the bottom ring, while on December 1 officially starts the winter season with the opening of the slopes.

From October 15th to Livigno, it will open the bottom track, made with 50,000 cubic meters of snow that have been preserved during the summer season with snowfarm technique. Last winter, 100,000 cubic meters of snow were stored, of which 20 percent was dissolved in the summer, 30,000 were used for the Contrade Trophy (summer skiing event on true snow) and the remaining 50,000 will be used to open the bottom ring.

With such an anticipated opening over the other locations, Livigno becomes the ideal destination for training a large number of international teams and international athletes and biathlon riders coming down from the glaciers to train at an altitude of 1816 mt, perfect for the High Altitude Training .

For those who love skiing and snowboarding, just wait on December 1, when the winter season will be officially inaugurated with the opening of the ski slopes.

December 2 will be the turn of the 28th edition of Sgambeda, the granite of Livigno that is part of the international circuit “Visma Ski Classics”.

On the theme of scheduled snowfall, Livigno has embarked on an innovative road, taking part in the “Prosnow” European project of vast breath that also involves eight Alpine resorts. The optimization of programmed snow production is an important challenge for ski resorts. Today, the required water volumes are estimated at the beginning of the season on often unclear bases (eg, the worst ever recorded, with a observation period limited to one or two decades), and the decision to produce or not is generally taking the same day depending on weather conditions.

The Prosnow project, co-ordinated by Météo-France with 12 European partners, aims to develop a decision support service for ski resorts, based on weather forecasts (several days) and at the same time seasonal (several months).

This is a new tool that will provide meteorological information directly available to ski area operators (eg snow / snow stock), along with specific information on forecast uncertainties. Eight pilot stations in the Alps of France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany will contribute to the development of the service and to test the “demonstrator”.

The project will last for 3 years and has been submitted in response to the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Green Economy initiative, which is associated with the social challenge 5 “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”, with objectives for research based on the market for climate services. In addition to the latest generation forecasts, the project will also be based on the new seasonal forecasting services developed at European level under the Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S) program.

SOLDA: SCIATE FROM OCTOBER

Due to the favorable position of the plants located between 1,900 and 3,250 meters above sea level, the Solda area inaugurates and anticipates the winter season of the Val Venosta. From October 21st, ski addicted skiers will be able to ski in over 40km of perfectly sloping slopes. Ideal for freeriders and for those who prefer telemark and extreme skiing.

The Solda ski area is located in the middle of the Ortles group, in the Stelvio National Park. Located at an altitude ranging from 1,900 meters to 3,250 meters, you can ski from October to May. You can have fun on over 40 km of pistes. Ideal for all types of skiers and not only, which will be able to admire a unique landscape with 14 tall peaks over three thousand meters.

In addition to the numerous slopes, the Solda ski area is famous for its slopes with fresh snow. Skiing out skiers, extreme skiers, telemarkers and freeride skiers can then find snow on all fresh levels of difficulty. If you love strolling and enjoying the panorama, you are in the right place, from here you can admire the views of the three main peaks: Ortles, Zebrù and Gran Zebrù.

The slopes of Solda December 2017 – Belpiano and Malga Valentina on the 15th, Watles on the 21st and Trafoi on the 23rd, will open. For the Christmas season all the Val Venosta skiing arena will be in full swing to offer unforgettable experiences mountain lovers.

STUBAI – SKI WALKING ON OCTOBER 14 WITH LAST OKTOBERFEST

Skiing season on the Stubai glacier, Tyrol starts on October 14th.

The first curves of the season, on the weekend of 14 and 15 October, will be celebrated with a vintage party with many skiers presenting on the track with traditional clothes in wool and wooden skis. Which, combined with beer running through rivers, will give the Oktoberfest the snow. In addition to the fun, there will also be an opportunity to win some prizes as the four “best-looking” couples will be awarded with: € 500, € 300, two skipasss for two days skiing on the Stubai Glacier and a voucher of 50 Euros for the Schaufelspitz gourmet restaurant boasting 2 Gault Millau hair.

Two nights with skipass on the day of the opening are promoted starting from 146 euros (overnight stay, breakfast, ski pass and ski bus included).

Stubai events on the 2017 2018 Autumn Ski Glacier

From 24 to 26 November 2017, the world’s best freeskiers will face a slopestyle showdown at the Stubai Zoo snowpark. About 120 athletes challenge the Stubai glacier for the first FIS Freeski World Cup race.

The Moreboards Stubai Premiere runs from 20th to 22nd October and offers a lively and colorful show with snowboarders in action at the Stubai Zoo Snowpark and the opportunity to try the latest equipment news at the Brand-Saloon at Eisgrat Station.

Appointment with test materials with the SportScheck Glacier Testival, from 9 to 11 November, with more than 3,600 materials to be tested on the slopes of the glacier.

Freeride appointment is the SAAC Basic Camp on November 18 and 19, to learn how to move on off-track tracks safely.

The myths of half a century of skiing celebrated the Saslong

A few degrees less and snow would fall.
The World Cup jubilee celebrations in Val Gardena started under a knock-and-tearful rain and with the white flakes topped only on the summit of the Saslong.
To give that touch of originality the presence of two camels, almost a sign of gratitude to the animal from which they have named a series of jumps along the Saslong (“the camel’s goblins”).
The number one event of the 50th anniversary competition under the Fis brand in Val Gardena (there will be other events in the Cup of the Cup in December) has been a good involvement of the local population, many athletes of the past and new generations, somehow tied to the Saslong, the championship track that was initially snatched by a certain Karl Schranz, the most reputed Austrian who described it as a “highway”.
Scrolling through the anniversaries it turns out that the one between the Val Gardena and the great Alpine World Cup skiing was a love intended to last over the years.
In fact, the spark struck a significant day, that of Valentine’s Day in 1969.
On February 14, 48 years ago, Saslong won the Swiss Jean-Daniel Dätwyler. Why then 50 years if the first Cup is 1968? In 1967 the World Cup was started in Val Gardena and in the Ladin valley there were already some Fis A competitions organized in the Cup calendar.
Since 1972, then after the 1970s World Cup, the free fall of the Cup (since 2002 also the Supergigante) is always played in December, following Christmas.
Heart of the Saturday party was Santa Cristina where past champions and athletes gathered together with old-fashioned clothing and museum equipment. To frame, so many fans come to the event. A colorful party accompanied by the notes of various musical bands.
The parade brought the present along the Dursan Street from the Dosses-Maciaconi to the Iman Center, where a number of interesting panels had been set up that highlighted some of the most salient moments of the races in Val Gardena. At first, he could not miss the picture of pioneer Erich Demetz (he was then the longest president of the World Cup) to leave for the Fis 1967 conference in Beirut. Unpublished photos also on the 1970 World Cup panel, but above all the great interest in the parallel epic on Ronc di Ortisei between Gustav Thöni and Ingemar Stenmark, one of the most beautiful and exciting moments in the history of skiing.
To remember that event dated March 23, 1975 was the blue Helmuth Schmalzl that day was there. “The world cup was in three: Klammer, Stenmark and Gustavo. To take Klammer out of the dispute, I thought, who eliminated him after a few shifts, “recalled the former blue city who then had a past as responsible for Fis security.
Images also recalled the famous jump of Uli Spieß of December 15, 1980 that 100 kilometers from the second to the third camel’s hump jumped over 70 meters in length to a height of about 10 meters.
They could not miss the pictures of the companies “Crazy Canucks”, in particular that of Rob Boyd on 13 December 1986 and 12 of the following year. The first was remembered by Michael “Much” Mair, second only 14 cents from Canadian.
“When I was tired of winning with 39, Boyd fell and using a run that had accelerated in the meantime beat me,” reminded the ex-Pusteria. In some editions, there have been real surprises from those who came down with high numbers. On all the German Max Rauffer in 2004.
Then there was a picture of the reliefs brought to Giorgio Piantanida, a dramatic flyer on the descent of December 16, 1989.
A long parenthesis was devoted to Kristian Ghedina, present at the festivities with his red racing suit but above all with a embalmed roe deer in his hand, remembering that arrival of the 2004 descent when a roe deer went on the final schuss while passed “the Ghedo”. The Ampezzo jet on the Saslong won four times (1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001) as the Austrian Klammer.
Among them are Herbert Plank, the first and only South Tyrolean to win the free on Salsong. It was December 18, 1977 when the vipitenese left behind the Austrians Wirnsberg and Klammer. It was not present because of training in South America Werner Heel, who on December 19 won in Superg. On the stage for a greeting and a sign of recognition

CERVINIA – SUMMER SUMMER UP TO 10 SEPTEMBER, END OF SUMMER APPOINTMENTS

Summer skiing in Cervinia will continue until September 10th.

The Plateau Rosà glacier, given the Stelvio forfeit (closed these days), is the only skylight in Italy these days

(the tracks, let’s remember, are precisely in the Swiss territory of Zermatt).

There are still two more abundant weeks for the latest skiing in the summer waiting for the first fall snowfall.

So many snowboarding events for this summer end in Cervinia:

from 6th to 9th September the event is with the Ultra Tour of Monte Rosa, a massive racing race in the mountains,

with a distance of 170 kilometers across the Valle del Matterhorn, Val d’Ayas, Zermatt and Macugnaga.

On August 29th, however, the 1st Dark Bike of the Matterhorn is planned, a night mountain bike event with a descent from 2,900 of Cime Bianche Laghi.

Until September 11th, the exhibition “KL, Stories beyond the Limit”,

dedicated to the Kilometro Lanciato, opened in the 1970s,

featuring Cervinia’s protagonist and the legendary runway at Plateau Rosà.

Alpine skiing, Marcel Hirscher falls into training. Malleol fracture and six-week stop for the Austrian

Alpine skiing, Marcel Hirscher falls into training. Malleol fracture and six-week stop for the Austrian

 

The Olympic season for Marcel Hirscher begins in the worst ways. The Austrian champion, winner of the last six editions of the Alpine Ski World Cup, bolted a blade on the first day of training on the Mölltal glacier, remaining a bad fall.

The world champion in charge of slalom and giant was immediately transported to the hospital in Salzburg, where he was diagnosed with the fracture of the left ankle malleolus. It should not be done, however, it will be obliged to carry the plaster for 6 weeks.

Really a bad hit for Hirscher: an injury at this stage of preparation could turn out to be peculiar in view of approaching the PyeongChang 2018 Games. It is difficult for the Austrian to force the time to come back to the world cup giant in Sölden Next October 29. The primary goal of one of the greatest skiers of all time, in fact, remains that Olympic gold so far barely escaping.

SCI – STARTING FOR USHUAIA THE FIRST GROUP OF AZZURRI

The long starting series for South America begins in Ushuaia, for the World Cup skiing blue. The first to start on the Fire Land where it is winter and you can ski on natural snow are Stefano Gross, Simon Maurberger, Manfred Moelgg, Tommaso Sala and Patrick Thaler who will be away from 11 August to 5 September.

“We will find better conditions than last year – says coach Stefano Costazza – although there has been rain in the last two days but who is already in Ushuaia tells that the slopes are all open and that all the facilities can be used Starting with the first four / five, working a bit more on the slalom, we are at the Cerro Castor so we can take advantage of the full range of the day, as a base, we will work on giant and slalom, maybe on two shifts. Snowy conditions day after day When the giants arrive (will leave August 22) we will privilege the giant, even if we do not forget the slalom, this first group will do all the time in Ushuaia, while the giants will divide between Ushuaia and Valle Nevado. , On the other hand, will depart on September 1 and will arrive directly to Valle Nevado “.

Ushuaia’s departure will be an opportunity for skiing so much and confronting athletes of other nationalities: “We will find the French and the Slovenes, and we will certainly look for some comparison, especially with the French, and that will be important to measure the growth of the state. Will be between 18 and 22 days of skiing, so we are sure we can do a good job. “

Proudly positioned in the heart of Verbier .

Just a five-minute walk from the Medran lift and two from the center of town, guests couldn’t wish for a more desirable location in the Swiss Alps.
The elegant living and dining areas occupy the second floor of this stunning vacation rental.

Traditional alpine materials are sensitively combined with contemporary design creating a wonderful après-ski atmosphere.
By day, sunlight floods in from the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, and the views of the surrounding snow-covered peaks are simply breathtaking.
By night, sink into the sumptuous sofas in front of the roaring fire and enjoy a cool glass of champagne before dinner.
Beautiful chandeliers sit over the grand dining table that seats fourteen.
Rest assured, you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated after your stay at VERBIER. The spa is one of a kind – luxurious and sleek.
The swimming pool includes massage jets, and you will love the hammam and massage room. Overlooking the swimming pool is a gym with the latest fitness equipment.
On the garage level, you will find a large ski room with heated boot warmers for your convenience.

Speak to our dedicated concierge about hosting a wedding or anniversary celebration.
From golf and hiking in the summer to rosy cheeks and snowflakes in the winter, there is something for every season in Verbier!

When Sardinia and South Korea meet in the kitchen

Sardinia and South Korea celebrate the new agreement on collaboration in the food sector with a plate that unites the Italian and the Eastern traditions. Here is the chicken recipe stuffed with kimchi

On one side there is Sardinia, with its incredible territory and those good table products that all of us know. On the other hand, there is South Korea, a country with no doubt fascinating, revolutionary technologies and culinary traditions still largely to be discovered. Two extremely diverse realities, but nowadays seem a little less distant thanks to the Food Collaboration Agreement just signed by the Korean Food Foundation, a public organization engaged in the promotion of Korean food and food industry, and Aspal, the Sardinian agency for active labor policies.

A Memorandum of Understanding that will develop a co-operation program for the next three years, involving chefs and culinary experts. For the Italian team, it will be an opportunity to discover or rediscover a truly unique international cuisine, made up of slow-moving traditions, great knowledge of raw materials and a lot of attention to health.

Already because the Hansik kitchen, so called, takes full advantage of the ancient practice of natural fermentation of foods, through which the foods take on an intense and complex flavor over time. To begin to understand and love this tradition you can start from two basic elements: kimchi, a vegetable dish – especially Chinese cabbage – let it ferment with abundant spices, including spicy chili and ginger; And the jang, the characteristic fermented sauce, with its ganjang version (obtained from soy beans), doenjang (soy sauce) and gochujang (red chili peppers).

So, under the event “One Summer Night with Hansik” organized in Milan by the Korean Food Foundation, chef Mauro Seu wanted to give us an example of a possible encounter between the Italian and Korean tradition. He made it by offering his chicken breast stuffed with Kimchi, spinach and ricotta in Mediterranean sauce, of which we give you the recipe below.

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Chicken breast filled with Kimchi

Ingredients:
1 Chicken breast
2 eggs
60 gr of flour
60 gr of grated Pan
30 gr of Spinach
30 gr Kimchi
50 gr Ricotta
Seed Oil qb
Salt to taste
Korean sesame leaves

Ingredients for the sauce:
Tomatoes, Black Olives, Red Onions, Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

To prepare the sauce, remove the skin and tomato seeds and finely chop it. Mix the chopped tomato with the other ingredients and complete the whole.
For filling, chop the kimchi and spinach finely chopped to ricotta.
Fill the chicken breast with this compound, then pass it into flour, egg beaten and breadcrumbs, in this order.
Fry your chest stuffed in a preheated frying pan in plenty of sunflower oil.
Place the sauce in the middle of the dish.
Sliced ​​the chicken chicken breast and place the slices on the sauce.
Complete garnishing with Korean sesame or basil leaves.

Cortina D’ampezzo

Apartamento a estrenar, muy bien amueblado en Cortina.

Apartamento nuevo y decorado con buen gusto por el artesano experto de Cortina d’Ampezzo.

La propiedad, en la planta baja, tiene una vista del bosque y una gran terraza en la Tomane

E ‘internamente compuesto de sala de estar con salón y terraza, cocina super equipada, baño de visitas, un

dormitorio principal con baño en suite, un segundo dormitorio doble.

Ganar el título de “Reina de los Dolomitas” – las montañas más bellas del mundo y patrimonio de la humanidad

– y ser parte de la “mejor de los Alpes” no es insignificante: es por eso Cortina d’Ampezzo

es uno de los sitios preferidos por las personalidades los más ricos.

En el centro se puede caminar entre los chalets de lujo, y los apartamentos,

que puede satisfacer los gustos más exigentes. La ciudad tiene una vida noturna muy animado y es muy común

encontrar en las tiendas y artistas locales.

Cortina también tiene una historia muy rica, como lo demuestran los artefactos conservan en el Museo de

Paleontología Rinaldo Zardini que cuenta la historia de los Dolomitas con fósiles que datan hace volver más de

280 millones de años.

Comprar un ático de lujo en el Piazzetta San Francisco es ideal para aquellos que gustan de saborear las

delicias de la cocina Ampezzo local que combina el encanto de Austria, Tirol y Veneto!

Para los amantes de las compras, una casa de prestigio en Corso Italia es perfecta: simplemente salir a las

calles y comenzar a elegir los accesorios y la ropa de alta moda de desplazamiento a través

de las ventanas de las muchas tiendas de lujo.

Pero la verdadera joya de Cortina son las zonas de esquí: aquí tiene un hermoso chalet con vistas a las

estaciones de esquí es un verdadero lujo.

Usted puede disfrutar del esquí, snowboard, raquetas de nieve o andar en fatbike, además de dar largos paseos.

En verano, no se pierda la puesta de sol sobre el lago o un paseo a través de las caídas del Parque Natural

de los Dolomitas Ampezzo.

Chalet Masso

Chalet Masso, Svizzera, Vallese, Nendaz, per un massimo di 10 persone

Chalet Massot si trova nel cuore delle 4 vallate, a pochi minuti dal villaggio di Haute-Nendaz. L’affascinante chalet in legno moderno con oltre 400 m2 e 3 livelli è il luogo ideale per trascorrere una bella e lussuosa vacanza con la famiglia o con gli amici.

Lo chalet è adatto per un massimo di 10 persone.

Il cuore dello chalet è un ampio salone con travi a vista e un bellissimo camino in pietra, che offre viste fantastiche sulla valle di Sion. Un luogo ideale per gustare lunghe serate intonate sui divani accanto al fuoco, o per rilassarsi e guardare un film sullo schermo del cinema home cinema.

La sala da pranzo, che si apre su una grande terrazza, offre un’area elegante per intrattenere famiglie o amici.

Paris Jackson and his 1st cover for ‘Vogue’

The daughter of Michael Jackson has a powerful reason to work in fashion. This is what counts in the July issue of ‘Vogue Australia’

Now that everything progresses at the speed of light, the racing of the models are curved with the same speed. Just a few months have passed since Paris Jackson entered with an undecided fashion as an image of Chanel and has already signed with IMG, the most prestigious modeling agency on the planet, debuted on the catwalk and starred in his first cover for Vogue Australia. Almost nothing.

Michael Jackson’s daughter is one of the most ubiquitous faces of the Millennium Generation and her story resembles that of Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Sofia Richie and Hailey Baldwin. “Daughters of” who have inherited the position and prestige of their parents, which has helped them to start a meteoric race to success and create their own fate.

That’s Paris. But, unlike the rest, she has a powerful reason to explain her foray into fashion and so she has in the July issue of Vogue Australia. “I really want to make a positive impression, especially when it comes to the media and the standard of beauty that we see in magazines or we read in each article from our mobile phone.”

Dressed in a total Prada look and photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, the eldest of the “King of Pop” has underlined her intention to be a healthy example for young women and to turn their personality into each project. “I am passionate about so many causes, I want to fight for the people, I think it is my duty … I am working hard to ensure that everything I work on shows my personal creativity.”

With her tattoos, a questioning look and a look that is not far from reality, the photo in question shows a more natural 19-year-old than produced. Although the biographical similarities with Kendall, Hadid and company are evident, little or nothing has to do with them in style and character. And if we have to specify more, it seems the worthy successor of Cara Delevingne.

Chalet Megeve

Chalet Megeve

MASTERPIECE IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE

This brand new chalet is definitely a masterpiece.

Could not be more well located. Literally in the extra center of the town in a picturesque street.

Chalet offers 500 sqm of pure design offering luxury accommodation with modern facilities mixed with old wood to add a warm atmosphere.

Enjoy spending time in the wave system indoor swimming pool or spend a nice moment in the hot tub.

Can host up to 10 adults and 4 children

Mayweather and McGregor fight on August 26 in Las Vegas

Official Money Fight between US boxer retired unbeaten and star of martial arts Ufc

The Mayweather Vs.McGregor match is there. Here is the date: August 26 in Las Vegas. After months of signals, rumors, allegations, announcements and negotiations, the boxing encounter between Floyd Mayweather jr. And Conor McGregor has been officially certified: Mayweather Promotions, the organization of meetings and all about the five-time world champion sports business, has sought and obtained the use of the prestigious MGM Grand in Las Vegas for next August 26th. Then Mayweather himself confirmed the official match, which will see in the ring the two most charismatic characters of this era of combat sports. McGregor, via Twitter, and Bob Bennett, Executive Director of the Nevada Athletics Commission, have also confirmed that he has released the necessary zero clearance.

In the case of Mayweather it is a comeback, a return from the withdrawal of boxing consumed a year and a half ago.

“Pound to pound” – with the exception of weight-to-weight ratio – was considered the world’s strongest boxer in 2015 and left the unbeaten ring. Conor McGregor is superstar of UFC, the most well-known organization of mixed martial arts, and just the recent agreement with UFC, in which the Irish fighter fought, had made it clear that he had finally opened the way to the match with the UFC, American 40-year-old. McGregor had already begun training at boxing. Technically, the age difference is balanced with its first match only with the fists.

Conor, who is 28 years old and is at the height of a wrestler, should struggle to leave aside the grappling, but in the coming weeks, the organizers of the meeting will announce the other details of the Las Vegas event of August 26, Now we know only the prize announced as “Money Fight”, so the number of shootings and the transmission methods of the match that according to some estimates could exceed half a billion of revenue by surpassing even the 4.5 million pay-per-acquisition -view totalized in 2015 by the Mayweather-Pacquiao match. For the bags, weigh no less than 100 million for Mayweather and 80 for the Irish.

The Moschino collection kisses Gufram to Los Angeles

Jeremy Scott and Charley Vezza presented to L.A. Design Week the irreverent furnishings born of the collaboration. The photos of the party

Great kisses with hinges, high heels and biker bags, for an interior design that does not want to go unnoticed. Moschino Kisses Gufram, the capsule collection of furniture presented by the two brands during the Milan Design Week, also comes to California, where these days L.A. Design Week. And the landing could only be in great style: Jeremy Scott, creative director of Moschino, and Charley Vezza, Global Creative Orchestrator by Gufram, presented the fruit of their joint work at the cocktail party at the Beverly Showroom, The exhibition will be open until 1 July.

The protagonists of the evening, of which you can find some shots in our gallery, were obviously the furniture of the Moschino Kisses Gufram collection. Starting with the sensual Zipped Lips! Couch, special edition of the historic Mouth model, reinterpreted according to Jeremy Scott’s extract and produced in a limited edition of 99 specimens.

Then, to get to the Biker cabinet, a wheeled carriage that resembles the shape of the iconic Moschino Biker Bag, with its studs, hinges, collars and pockets; And high heels, with black leather and golden heel shoes, in which there is a pouf and three glass shelves respectively, a very unexpected version of a seat and a storage case.

Irina Shayk and her hotel room workout

MODEL FITNESS In the hotel room, not only rock stars burst out: Irina Shayk vows to a fitness program especially for “hotel rooms” – with the use of the furniture! So she stays on the road, as she says quite pragmatically: “I spend a lot of time in hotels and rarely there is in these good gyms to train.” VOGUE presents the effective bodyshaping exercises by Irina Shayk

Hold on a table with a flat hand, place on the tip of your feet, hold your back straight. The exercise begins: bend the right arm and pull the elbow to the ceiling, the upper body rotates. Focus on the abdominal muscles to stabilize a tight body. Change the page and repeat the exercise 15 to 20 times.

Put the backs on the table, support the hands flat, bend the knees at 90 degrees. The exercise begins: the feet are firmly on the ground, the elbows are slightly bent. Slowly pull the left leg down to the waist and lower it again. Control every movement and carry out with tension. The legs alternate 15 to 20 times.

For balance, take a pillow into your hands, put the left leg up into the toe tips stretched behind on the bed. The exercise begins: bend the right knee and pull the upper body slightly forward, the arms and the pillow form a triangle. Raise the left leg, guide it to the side, set it down and return it. The body always forms a line, only the stretched leg moves
Keep the bed position. Position the tip of the left leg. The exercise begins: bend the legs at the same time and stretch the arms with the pillow to each flexion. Focus on the inner center, the upper body remains straight. 15 to 20 passes per leg.

In front of the desk, a chair serves to control the posture. Assemble the feet, bend the knees slightly, grasp the palms, and stretch the arms in front of you. The exercise begins: as if one were to sit down on the chair, lower the pelvis and the knee. Focus on the inner center – as Irina Shayk repeatedly stressed in her fitness routine – the upper body and the arms remain stretched. 15 to 20 bends

Reach for a towel (for the second exercise) and lie down on your back. Stretch the legs up, hold the right thigh with both hands, grasp the fingers, stretch the arms. Place the left foot over the right thigh at a right angle – remember the “Schneidersitz”. The exercise begins: lift the right lower leg, the toes are extended. The body stays straight. 15 to 20 repetitions, change page

Stay on your back and stretch your legs. Fold the left leg, place the towel around the sole of the foot, stretch the leg. Both hands hold the towel, the arms at 90 degree angle. The exercise begins: the leg to the ceiling and then to the side, the neck slightly angled, the neck stretched. 15 to 20 repetitions, then change sides and the fitness program à la Irina Shayk!

Verbier

Suspended on the edge of the Savoleyres side of Verbier, this fairy-tale hideaway is the finest example of luxurious alpine living.

Whilst the chalet gazes over the imposing mountains in the distance and village below, the interior is a haven of serenity and calmness.

Mon Izba occupies one of Verbier’s most sought after addresses.

This stunning chalet is a sensational blend of the traditional local architecture and extravagant design with alpine style wood and timber throughout.

Sensitive lighting alongside luxurious fittings and plush furnishings create an opulent setting for guests to relax and socialise in.

pread over five floors, the expansive chalet is sleeps up to 12 people in five bedrooms. The floors are all linked by a stair case and a lift.

Upon arrival, you enter the chalet into the hallway with an impressive chandelier being the main feature.

From this hallway you can access the expansive main living room and the beautiful open plan kitchen and dining room.

The sitting room focuses around an authentic stone fireplace, with sumptuous sofas surrounding it.

Is ‘Witness’ the best Katy Perry album to date?


Yes, no, maybe. The (social) networks have spoken

 Neither his looks, nor his ex, nor even his cuts of hair and color. Nothing overshadows what really matters when we talk about Perry: his music.

The singer treasures a legion of fans, nourished without haste but without pause since 2001 – date in which its race gave the starting gun – with its album Kate Hudson; First and last disc recorded under that name. The star as we know it (as Katy Perry) emerged in 2008 with One of the Boys and then consolidated with two other studio albums: Teenage Dream (2010) and Prism (2013).

They were good, nobody denies it; Which made us dance and sing, either. Who has not toned Roar (Prism) very high and very strong, has given everything a Friday night with Last Friday Night (Teenage Dream) and remembers I Kissed a Girl (One of the Boys) as the first hit of Santa’s girl Barbara. You like it more or less, you have to admit that you have talent for a while.

But one thing does not take away the other. It does not remove that Whiteness is profiled like the best work of the artist to date. The first two breakthroughs – Swish Swish and Bon Appetit – have garnered success and made headlines for several reasons: for the qualitative leap in sound and for showing a Katy Perry more mature, more compelling and more interesting. In short, a woman with the clearest things.

Serving Lena Dunham, “there is nothing braver than a person who announces that his story deserves to be told, especially if that person is a woman.” And it is clear that here are many stories about which Perry wants to talk (or rather, sing). On the feminine liberation, on the Millennials, on her.

If the welcome of the singles was tremendous, today we have dawned with the resounding success of the ‘World Wide Wide’. We talked about the appointment before the official release of the album (June 9) in which the Californian has revealed some exclusives in its YouTube channel. Unpublished images, several surprises … Everything necessary to be trending topic, go. As has finally happened with more than 20 thousand tweets.

A total of 15 topics that have grabbed Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The (social) networks have spoken and say #WITNESS is their new musical obsession.

Polignano, the wonder becomes a scent

A magical place with a story to tell. This is done by Paolo Fadelli, a great name for art perfume, with six essences. To bring the Apulia on or home

Tell a magical place like Polignano a Mare, one of the most spectacular places in the province of Bari, through an artistic perfume project. Paolo Fadelli, patron of Joy Perfum Project, has been doing business, marketing expert since 30 years behind the scenes of the most prestigious brand in the world of perfumery.

With him the son Leo. A true passion for the beautiful vintage things that patiently and cautiously sought, Leone was entrusted with the development of a company that started a few years ago with the Pantheon line (made around the love story between Raffaello and Fornarina) and that Now it continues with Polignano Fragrances. A nice gadget to take away from the city of Domenico Modugno: you can choose between six essences, one designed for the environments, to feel Polignano at home, or at home, when you are captured by inevitable nostalgia attacks for this splendid corner of Puglia .

Telling with the scents the charm of a lovely place, suggestions related to places, stories and characters is an idea full of romance and vision: “Living emotions, sharing them with others, and making them forever is a bit of what’s going on When traveling.

In Polignano all this happens in a very strong and incredibly authentic way, “Paolo Fadelli tells us. “We wanted to tell it with our experience in artistic perfume, for which it is necessary to have the urge and patience to read a true book of olfactory poems,” adds son Leo, “and travel with fantasy and with the … nose. The result is a collection of invisible images, fragments of life that can not be tightened. ”

Let’s try: “With Biancoblù we tried to describe the encounter of colors between the stone and the sea. Without Time is a tribute to the Polignano Clock Square. And Flying a tribute to Domenico Modugno and freedom. “

Iddu – A trip to the fascinating Sicily

Among the elegant streets of South Kensington, there is a small gem that represents the perfect meeting place between London and Sicily.
Freshly squeezed orange juice directly from the Island of the boot, and brioches filled with pistachio cream for breakfast.
For dinner, fresh fish.
Even the furnishings do not deny it:
it seems to be in a small restaurant in the province of Syracuse.
For the nostalgics and lovers of the Bel Paese every Tuesday is a live music show. Of course Sicilian.

Zermatt

This incredible private-chalet sleeps a total of 10 people over four floors. Relax in Chalet private spa which is a sanctuary of personal well being and tranquillity or socialise with family and friends in the impressive living and dining area. This beautiful property provides you with every luxury and comfort you could wish for ensuring you have a truly memorable stay.

The first floor sets the scene of a tranquil mountain sanctuary. There is a simplicity in design which is perfectly harmonised with cosy, alpine inspired features. There are three double bedrooms, all with en-suite shower rooms. Two of the bedrooms have small dressing rooms, and all feature private balconies which open up to the wonderful views of Zermatt. A small staircase from this floor leads to the playroom which has an impressive revolving TV, day beds and separate shower room.

The second floor is home to the two master bedrooms. There is a generosity of space with both bedrooms having spacious balconies and comfy seating areas.

Wellness is at the heart of Chalet

and ideally positioned between the first and second floor you will find the impressive private spa. Sensitively lit and sumptuously designed, there is every feature you could wish for from your private in-chalet spa and wellness area. There is a large indoor hot tub, sauna, hammam and plunge pool. A wonderful seating area provides the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of champagne and relax with friends. Private massages arranged by your dedicated chalet manager can be taken in the massage room.

Raf Simons, Franca Sozzani, and all the (true) protagonists of the CFDA awards

The fashion night came, and it gave the well-deserved recognition to the proper names that mark the pulse of the heart of

fashion.

They are already part of their store

In a fashionable night with capital letters,

the protagonists are not so much those who capture the flashes of photographers,

as those who with their work and creativity feed the industry, and that game of identities on which it is based.

The CFDA Awards were awarded last night in New York City, valuing the trajectory of characters essential to understand

the fashion universe today. Some awards that left as a winner of the night to Raf Simons, who lacked one was made with

two:

one as the best designer of fashion of the year, for the company that bears his name; And the second,

the equivalent in women’s fashion, the consequence of his revolutionary work in Calvin Klein.

Get in shape on the beach: 5 sports to get back into shape

Winter is behind, the days are stretching and with the sun there is also the desire to get back into shape.
A few extra pounds to dispose of, muscles to give back tone and strength and a bit of resistance to regain are all goals that can be achieved with a few hours a week of sport made with energy and tenacity. But what physical activity do you practice to get back in shape? Here’s 5, all of them ideal for getting ready for summer time. But beware: training with hot temperatures also means sweating a lot, losing important vitamins and mineral salts such as magnesium and potassium whose deficiency can cause cramps, fatigue or muscle soreness. This is why it is important to drink before, during and after sports practice and eat healthy and balanced to ensure the body has everything it needs to make the most of it.

Running: to restart your metabolism
Running is the simplest and cheapest way to reboot your metabolism and burn excess fats. Just a couple of sports shoes and half an hour two or three times a week, in the morning, in the evening before dinner or even in the break, to dispose of the rounds left in the winter and regain the lost breath. The good thing about the race is that the improvements are fast, triggering serotonin, the hormone of happiness, and allowing it to start from scratch. You can start from the fast walk, alternating with the bland jumper, to stay at least thirty minutes moving. Within a few weeks even the 5km finish will look just around the corner.

Bike: to make the breath
On a bicycle track or along the dirt roads in the nature makes no difference: cycling is a beautiful aerobic activity that keeps your heart healthy and lets burn a lot of calories. And then it’s a great alternative to the race for those who have problems with knees and backs and does not want to load them too much, can be practiced at all ages and, with modern pedal-assisted bikes, you can go really everywhere, surpassing even those dislivings That with the sole strength of the legs would not even dream of dealing with it.
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Swimming: to tone the muscles
For many, it is rightly the most complete sport, which involves a lot of muscles from head to toe, which improves the strength and breathability and which also requires equilibrium and proprioception to maintain the right fit in the water. How to get the most out of a pool workout? By alternating the different styles, to really use a large amount of muscles toning them all, and repeating with a brief recovery between the tub and the other: it is proven that the speed increases and increases the caloric consumption, even to 550Kcal per hour.

Crossfit: to get you the physicist
Rapid, intense and (not really) painless: Among the new trends in fitness, Crossfit is undoubtedly one of those that is worth trying. No machines, few tools, and a lot of exercises and free-body movements, possibly performed at high intensity. Workouts last from 45 minutes per hour, they are always different, they take place in a group and are really tough. This does not mean that you can not start from scratch: the good trainers know how to modify the requests according to the level of preparation of each. And then, with that physicist from Crossfitter, you can really face every challenge.

Calcetto: to train with fun
Well, even the so much “kicked-out” football between friends is a good way to get back into shape: football is in fact an anaerobic-aerobic mixed sport that allows to burn both fat and sugars, improves breath and strength, requires Pronounced reflexes, dexterity, strength in the legs but above all it is very, very fun.

Chamonix

Chamonix, the iconic French ski paradise, was the host of the first ever Winter Olympics in nineteen twenty-four.

Since then, the quiet hamlet has been considered one of the most desirable ski locations in the world.

Nestled in a valley between two mountains, Chalet is the perfect home base for your French Alps ski vacation.

Relaxing after a long day on the slopes is easy at Chalet .

Cool off in the indoor swimming pool, warm up in the sauna, or simply curl up by the wood burning fireplace.

Chalet’s media room is another great space for lounging with friends and family – featuring a wet bar stocked with beer, sprits, and soft drinks.

Also included with the chalet rental are, chef services, daily housekeeping, in-resort chauffeur, breakfast, and a four course dinner served with wine,

six nights a week.

The Rolls-Royce Sweptail

In the framework of this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza, the Rolls-Royce Sweptail celebrates a world-premiere in the gardens of Villa d’Este.

For four years, the British have put in the production of the unique. The most expensive new car ever

The Concorso d’Eleganza on the grounds of the Villa d’Este in Italy is the Mecca of rich car lovers from all over the world every year.

In addition to sinfully expensive and extremely rare oldtimers, some luxury car manufacturers also present exclusive custom-made

products within this framework. This year, however, an exhibit steals the show for everyone else.

The Rolls-Royce Sweptail continues the long-standing tradition of 1940’s coachbuilding traditions for which

the British were once celebrated.Britical automotive art

The coachbuilding program stands for a completely individual bodywork, in which a model from the bar almost to the unrecognizable is changed and

revaluated. And that’s exactly what

the Rolls-Royce sweptail now presented, like no other automobile of the modern era.

The noble Brit has the appearance of a luxury yacht on four wheels. The legendary torpedo tail with its sweeping mudguards, the tapered bodywork and the

lavish use of huge glass elements transfer the characteristic design features of the 1920s into the here and now.

The Bepoke division of Rolls Royce, headed by Alex Innes, has been working on this noble luxury vehicle since 2013 – that is,

the four-year success story. The basis was a already powerful Rolls-Royce Phantom used. In the end, however,

the result shines everything that has been put on the wheels in recent decades.

Only the 460 hp and 720 newton-meters of torque strong twelve-cylinder was taken unchanged from the phantom – the rest of the bodywork and the interior

were elaborately modified and adapted to individual customer requirements.

Expensive, more expensive, swept ail

Based on the sedan, the rear doors were removed at the Rolls-Royce Sweptail – instead, the original phantom mutates into the world’s largest luxury coupe.

From the front apron, over the bonnet to the roof section and the breathtaking rear,

all aluminum panels were hand-worked to match the ideas of the anonymous owner.

The interior features exclusive leather varieties, precious wood applications in piano lacquer optics, elaborate inlays and a champagne

cooler in the center console. Most of the buttons were banned. The buyer likes it tidy, according to Bespoke design manager Alex Innes.

What the monumental automobile piece has cost the happy car owner,

the British are officially silent. Only so much is betrayed: the price exceeds the cost for normal custom-made products many times.

The Automagazine Motorward wants to have learned that the sweptail has cost about 13 million US dollars.

Marilyn Monroe’s unique style

STYLE ICON A tribute to the Hollywood icon in pictures

the most beautiful (film) -Looks by Marilyn MonroeFilm-tip: “My Week with Marilyn” starring Michelle Williams in the lead

role.

The screenplay is based on the filmmaker’s recollections of Colikn Clark, who tells his personal love story with Marilyn

during the shooting of “The Prince and the Dancer”. “My Week with Marilyn” is available on DVD.
 
Book-tip: The fashionable biography “Marilyn in Fashion” shows in many hitherto unpublished pictures their

development from the innocent Norma Jeane Baker to the fashionable star.

These 15 trends prove: the 00 years are back!

BACK FROM THE DEAD We can not say it often enough: If you want to know what tomorrow is considered cool,

you just have to look at what’s just uncool. This is exactly how it has happened in many of the trends of the ’00s:

things like glittering rhinestones, heart symbols à la Ed Hardy and even Von-Dutch caps are now worn again

by the coolest girls in the world Currently most influential designers in the world,

Alessandro Michele of Gucci and Demna Gvasalia of Vetements and Balenciaga respectively.

Who would have thought that the style of Noughties pop culture icons like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton would be picked up by It girls like

Kylie Jenner, models like Slickwoods and pop stars like Rihanna? See for yourself – these 15 trends prove it: the Nuller years are back!

THE LUXURY OVER THE SKI: THE 10 MORE EXCLUSIVE ALBANIAN CHALETS

Charming furnishings, breathtaking views, comfort, sophistication and five-star services:

Style brings you to the discovery of the most exclusive mountain cottages

The ski season comes alive and the main mountain resorts are ready to welcome the army of skiers for the unavoidable white week.

But there is a different way to experience the mountain experience far from the confusion of large structures or loud condominiums.

Enchanting places, quiet, but not uncomfortable for that. They are the charming chalets,

exclusive shelters where you can enjoy the fabulous scenery that the snow-capped peaks give, within collected, elegant and comfortable structures.

From the French Haute-Savoie resorts such as Morzine and Megeve to Val d’Isère,

Zermatt and Gstaad to Austria, Style brings you to the discovery of the 10 most exclusive alpine chalets in some of the most renowned ski resorts.

Constructed in a perfect balance between the traditional Alpine architectural style

and contemporary design, equipped with every comfort and technology to give you nothing at high altitude.

Great living with charming fireplaces, terraces with paradise views, complete suites with every comfort, private sauna and gym, movie theater,

indoor pool. In addition to a range of five-star services dedicated to guests: ski equipment, off-road driver, personal chef, spa, massage.

In short, top solutions in all but not all pockets. The rates,

which are quite different depending on the location and the time of the year, to rent

one of these “snowy eden” start at a minimum of about 40,000 euros, up to 460,000 euros for a week.

Skiing in March in St Moritz: weekend in luxury hotel

It ‘still the suitable period for skiing: in St. Moritz, for example, the tracks are in conditions such as to ensure great days on the snow. Here are some pointers and a paccetto full weekend in luxury hotel.
St Moritz in invernoSt Moritz in winter
Spring at the gates will not discourage fans of the snow is still possible to ski in March on the slopes of St Moritz, Switzerland. The town, very popular and always prestigious, continues to ensure high standards and excellent condition of the slopes for all ski stays, also refer only to weekend.
Throughout the month of March, for example, the historian Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St. Moritz offers a special package including ski pass for the whole region and transfers on free tracks