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.