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

Yes Back to Skiing

They arrived cold and snow, will also the relaunch of San Giorgio as a ski resort? If so many ask after the appearance of the first snow and if the cross-country skiing warms the engines for a long time and wait only to increase the consistency of the mantle to start with the tracing of the slopes, for the downhill one the notes are still sore. For the second year the lifts of Malga San Giorgio will not open due to the well-known events that started the bankruptcy process for Nuova Lessinia spa, owner of the plants. In reality, the closing years would be three because in the 2015-16 season it opened for half a day because the Province did not issue any authorization to the manager G & A srl, since the company did not provide the documentation required to authorize the start-up of the plants. “Now we work in collaboration with the Province to maintain the concessions with the clause that the plants are closed due to force majeure, not because they are decommissioned”, states the mayor Claudio Melotti, who shows on the table the folder always close at hand, “Because the question is topical every day and every month of the year,” he reveals. IT IS TO BE CLARIFIED that the plants are on sale and if there were entrepreneurs willing to invest the station would have already started. In reality it would not be a programmable event from evening to morning because there would be deadlines and obligations to be met. The chairlift has expired since November 2017 with the possibility of extension until 2022. It needs a fifteen-year review that from the calculations produced by the expert, the engineer from Trentino Mario Pedotti, could cost between 300 and 500 thousand euros, equal to 15-20 percent of the new cost. The technical life of the Slalom ski lift will expire on January 26, 2019 and its revision will cost € 80-100 thousand. The concession of the ski lift of the Valon baby trail has expired long ago and the tow hooks have to be replaced for an amount of 150-200 thousand euro. «If we want to consider also the interventions that should be done on the Rifugio Gaibana, the shelters of the snow groomers, the departure station of the chairlift, the networks and the planned snowmaking system, the restart and the review of the vehicles, would not be budgeted less than 800 thousand euros, but this raises questions about the future of the station, “pressed the mayor. CONCRETO for the moment there is a redevelopment project of the station with the funds of neighboring municipalities for projects of large area, which concern that not only the municipalities directly bordering the Autonomous Province of Trento but also those neighboring with whom the project develops. “I have always fought for a redevelopment that is inserted in a supra-municipal context,” says Melotti, “that does not end in a sterile initiative but is attracting additional funds and institutional and private involvement”. THE PROJECT is based on an investment of one million and 730 thousand euros requested and recognized by the Fund for the border Municipalities: “We are only awaiting the signing of the agreement to budget revenue and start the planning and calls for proposals. At this amount, the Municipality will add its own resources and others will ask the Lessinia Regional Park, bodies and associations, even private individuals, in the hope that the share will increase and become a real driving force for investments », adds the mayor. But with 1.7 million euros what can be done? “Finish buying the parking lots to finally intervene on them, for example. For the plants, the discussion on how and when to intervene is open, because the issue is also sensitive from a legal point of view and I hope that 1.7 million become at least 2.5 million euros to allow San Giorgio to be in a position to share . I understand that after the first 10 centimeters of snow people think of San Giorgio, but we can not get frantic in this situation, “warns Melotti,” because a careful evaluation must be made for sustainable management, focusing above all on the summer vocation of the locality. . Intelligence is needed to understand the evolution of the weather in the immediate future and the tourist demand. Furthermore, recognition as a large area project puts us in a position to finally understand that we must think in terms of the district. The project also includes the purchase or the new construction of a versatile structure as the headquarters of the Fondo Fondo Alta Lessinia, but with an elastic concept to be used 365 days a year: it is the only perspective to give a future to the locality », Concludes Melotti.

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

Lombardia

The region points to skiing in our mountains
Adamed

the Advisor to the Sports and Youth Policy of the Lombardy Region Antonio Rossi promotes skiing among young people on our mountains.

Antonio Rossi, Youth and Sports Policy Advisor of Regione Lombardi, during the presentation of the Open Day of the Italian Ski Master of the Lombardy Region on Sunday, December 17, wanted to emphasize how much sport is important between young people and how much the Region tries to meet him.

“The Open Day allows everyone to know and practice alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, telemark and snowboarding and is a special promotion of sport in a fantastic scenario such as that of the Lombard Mountain that will have a day to get in The day is really open to everyone – said the councilor – and guarantees the ability to learn small and adults and also includes the disabled. All this with a steadily growing trend, just think that from the edition In 2008, 5,270 students were involved, and they saw the sixty-one of the ever-crowded participating Schools. “

Zermatt

Più di una splendida vista sulle montagne, questo lussuoso appartamento per vacanze sulle Alpi svizzere vanta una posizione vicino a piste da sci, negozi e ristoranti nel centro di Zermatt, splendidi interni e uno staff attento pronto a rendere la vostra vacanza indimenticabile. Con cinque camere da letto in stile suite in stile moderno e confortevole, la proprietà è l’alternativa perfetta ad un hotel per vacanze sugli sci con un massimo di dieci amici o familiari.

Il tuo soggiorno al Panorama include i servizi di uno chef privato, che farà la spesa e la provvista prima che tu arrivi, e una governante. Inizia prendendo l’ascensore fino alla villa, quindi dirigiti verso uno dei balconi per ammirare le viste pittoresche del centro di Zermatt o sorseggiare un caffè o un vino nell’area salotto all’aperto. Se è troppo freddo, resta all’interno vicino al camino, dove Apple TV e Wi-Fi sono disponibili per intrattenerti mentre ti crogioli nel calore del focolare.

Sebbene i soffitti con travi a vista e i pavimenti in legno della villa siano ispirati alle tradizionali baite di montagna, gli arredi contemporanei sono una gradevole luna di miele dal classico look da chalet. Un divano componibile, una poltrona e dei rocker nei toni del crema, del legno grigio e biondo sono puliti ma invitanti, mentre un gruppo di sedie basse ricoperte di pelle di pecora è accogliente e inaspettato davanti al camino. I mobiletti a tutta altezza nella cucina completamente attrezzata sono minimalisti ma funzionali e la sala da pranzo può ospitare dodici persone sotto calde luci a sospensione.

Ognuna delle cinque camere da letto del Panorama dispone di un letto matrimoniale e di un bagno privato e si apre su un balcone privato o in comune. Le fresche lenzuola bianche, i pavimenti in legno e gli accenti in legno chiaro su piccola scala sono in linea con il resto della modernità della villa, e le vasche da bagno poste davanti alle finestre dal pavimento al soffitto sono extra decadenti.

Con sci, negozi e ristoranti tutti raggiungibili a piedi, si può scegliere di fare a meno di un’auto a noleggio. Prendi il treno per la stazione di Zermatt, a 9 minuti a piedi dalla villa, poi fai 5 minuti a piedi da Panorama a boutique e ristoranti in centro o 10 minuti a piedi dalla tua scelta di due impianti di risalita. Nei mesi più caldi, tuttavia, si consiglia di fare il viaggio di 5,5 miglia dalla villa al Golf Club Matterhorn per un round o due incorniciato da un incredibile scenario alpino.

Skiing in the fall: here are the open or open systems

The storm last week from Attila, with abrupt drop in temperatures, strong winds and abundant precipitation, between rain and snow, whitewashed the mountain resorts for the joy of the operators, anticipating the ski season. If last year we were weeping for the lack of snow, this year the ski season starts in advance.

Thanks to the mid-November disturbances that brought snow to Italy, to the north, to the Alps, the opening of the ski resorts was anticipated. So you can ski again before Christmas, already at the end of November and above all for the Bridge of the Immaculate. Here are the open or open systems in the North where to go skiing in the fall.

Cortina d’Ampezzo. In the famous tourist resort of the Dolomites, the first ski resorts are open already on 11 November, on the 17th of November opened the Faloria district. Four plants are open in the mountains above Cortina.

Madonna di Campiglio. Another famous ski resort in the Dolomites, Trentino, Madonna di Campiglio has been covered by abundant snowfall that allowed the opening of the first plants on the Grosté area and gradually the whole area of ​​the ski area.

Step Rolle. Also on the Passo Rolle, the first ski resorts, particularly the Cimon, Ferrari and Castellazzo chairlifts, were opened under the Pale di San Martino. It is still early for skiing down to San Martino, but at high altitude the slopes are in perfect condition.

Monte Bondone. Above Trento, the slopes and ski resorts of Monte Bondone open from November 25th. In addition, from 26 December to 8 March you will be able to experience the exciting experience of a skiing at night, under the stars, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 20.00 to 22.30. The illuminated slopes for skiing at night will be: Diagonal Montesel, Cordela, Washbasin, Variant racing, Variant washbasin and Snowpark. The renewed Snowpark also offers three different difficulty lines for all levels of capacity.

Pinzolo-Doss of Sabion. The opening of ski lifts and ski slopes is scheduled for early December, guaranteed by artificial snow systems.

Fiemme-Obereggen. The ski season opens on November 25th, with the opening of the slopes of Pampeago, which this year offers the new 350 meters long “Runway”, which is served by programmed snow. The track starts at the Lamb Canal and goes down to the parking lots, with an exit for each parking lot. The ski area of ​​Fiemme-Obereggen offers 110 km of pistes.

Val Gardena. In South Tyrol, the ski slopes and ski lifts of Val Gardena are planned for December 6: Sella Ronda, Ortisei-Funes, Santa Cristina, Selva, Sella Pass, Alpe di Siusi.

Predazzo. Here too, the opening of the plants is scheduled for December 6, in view of the Bridge of the Immaculate.

Cervinia. In the famous tourist resort of Valle d’Aosta, in the shadow of Monte Cervino, the skiing season has already begun, already on the Plateau Rosà glacier, in the ski area of ​​the Matterhorn Ski Paradise, located in Switzerland.

Roccaraso. To ski in the Abruzzo region, belonging to the ski resort of Alto Sangro, you will have to wait until 7 December next, with the facilities that will open for the Bridge of the Immaculate.

Ovindoli. In the area of ​​the Plateau of the Rocche, part of the ski area of ​​the Tre Nevi, the plants will open on December 16th.

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.

From Brescia to ski in Trentino with FlixBus

In the winter season, FlixBus starts racing straight between Brescia and nine ski resorts in Trentino to allow skiers and snowboarders to spend a week or just a weekend in some of the most beautiful resorts in the region, immersing themselves in the magical atmospheres that animate them during Christmas time.

From December 7th, those who are anxiously waiting for the first snowflakes to escape from the city and skiing at their feet can comfortably get to Val di Sole and Val Rendena without having to resort to the car, enjoying the comfort they offer on board the buses green: Wi-Fi, power sockets and toilets. Specifically, FlixBus will connect to Val Rendena Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Carisolo and Campo Carlo Magno, while in Val Sole you can reach the outskirts of Folgarida, Dimaro, Pellizzano and Mezzana and the Passo del Tonale ski area. All these links will be operational every weekend until early April, with an increase in frequency in Christmas time, to allow Brescians to reach their favorite destination every day. Ski equipment can be transported free of charge on board.

Brescia’s travel opportunities are numerous, though they do not like winter sports and the mountains prefer a weekend in the city: from the stop at Via Solferino you can travel to about 60 destinations, including short-medium destinations such as Venice, Turin and Genoa or long-distance destinations such as Rome, Naples and Bari. Those who want to cross the border can reach European capitals such as Zagreb in Croatia and Ljubljana in Slovenia.