Mountains, open the slopes But this year skiing will cost you more

In high season you will pay 3.5% more. Managers: “Costs of blame”. All the news

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO (Belluno) Restored with the wind in the stern, the winter season, thanks to the “psychological snow” of a few days ago. The locus was coined by the chairman of the Venetian plant engineers of Veneto Renzo Minella, who holds us copyright. “If you prefer – continues Minella – even” snowfall marketing “is fine. Stocking. Last year, without a centimeter of snow, with a spring tundra landscape, our morale was on the ground. Now the whitewashed landscape does well to hope. There is enthusiasm. So it starts again. ”

On Saturdays, the engines of the Col Gallina (from 9am to 16pm), in Falzarego; and those of the Passo Monte Croce, in Comelico. As for the Dolomiti Superski area – one of the largest ski resorts in the world and a giant of interprovincial snow in the snow: 12 valleys, 1,200 km of slopes, 450 ski lifts, 30 snow parks and 50 alpine resorts involved (Bellunese ones are Cortina d’Ampezzo, Arabba, Marmolada, Tre Cime, Civetta) – the general departure is scheduled for November 25, the date of commencement of the seasonal subscription; but in Marmolada it will start on 2 December. On the Faloria (Belluno) on 17th November in Recoaro Mille (Vicenza) and Sappada (Belluno) on December 17 and on Asiago (Vicenza) on December 8th.

“After two difficult years – continues Minella – we expect a normal season with more snow – and this also to spend less. Veneto engineers have a total turnover of 70 million euros; 50% goes to live costs; if not snowing, like last year, we have to spend five or six million more; and between one thing and the other, nothing remains. ” Confident the patron of the Faloria cable car by Cortina Enrico Ghezze. “35, 40 cm thick snow has fallen, soda,” he says, “that’s why he goes to Col Gallina. A manna from the sky. And on the Faloria is ready a new track, a black one, with a slope of 55 percent. ” And who is thrown from there? “Someone there – continues Ghezze – also because today technology helps. Once again a red was unreliable, for non-expert skiers. Today, with the skis that are there, everything has changed. ”

They are almost ready for Asiago, where other snow is waiting. “He wants more to compact it,” says Elio Frigo of “Verena 2000″ – otherwise it is dangerous for skiers. But there is confidence, because we are at the highest point of the plateau; from here a battery of four 149mm gun fired the first Italian shot against the troops of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the time of the Great War. ” Now, relations with the Austrians have improved. “They are good tourists – and we are waiting for them on December 8th.” So much has been said in these days about the price issue. According to Minella, in general, they increased by 3%, here in Veneto. Not so much, it’s just a normal cost-to-life alignment. ” Second Fridge “remained the same: the daily cost 30 euros on weekends and 35 on holidays”. Ghezze says that its share is growing around 2, 3 percent.

Dolomites Superski notes the situation: “Prices rose by about 2.6% for the 7 days for adults in high season (from 304 to 312 euros), while the daily average for adults in high season increased by 3 , 5% (from 57 to 59 euros). In pre-season and low season tickets are cheaper, of course. ” But inflation is very low: in October, 1%, in the same month of 2016; does not cost too much, skiing? “The increases – cut short by Dolomiti Superski – are geared to the specific costs of raw materials, services and supplies that are the basis of the ski offering, ie those for electricity (plants, snow generators), for fuel (snow cat) and for employees. “

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