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.

If it’s bad, it costs less to ski

The classic day ticket for the ski resorts is going out of fashion and the stations are experimenting with new sales strategies

Simply, the classic day pass for the ski resorts stewed and is going out of fashion. The winter resorts are in fact developing new possibilities of ticket sales.

The first step in this direction was made by the stations of Pizol Bad Ragaz (SG) and Belalp (VS), which offer varying prices depending on the weather. In case of bad weather conditions, the ski-pass costs reduced by up to 50% of the original price.

A second alternative is being considered for next winter from Lenzerheide (GR): “Pay-per-use”, the skiers have the opportunity to pay only the systems they use and the price is calculated for each ski. Two new deals possible even in Laax (GR): one is the VIP-Ticket “Blueline” which allows those who are willing to pay more to jump the queue passing directly by a special fast track, the other is the new proposal for young people who are dedicated to Freestyle; The new “Ski-Ticket light” is in fact designed for individuals who only attend the Snow Park area.

Dawn on the ski slopes: a good opportunity for early risers on holiday in Trentino

 
See the sunrise, enjoy the trails still intact and maybe get a good breakfast at altitude: these are some of the advantages of early risers and is in Trentino. It starts the period (from January until early April) during which you can ski at dawn, a spell that has been repeated for some years.

The initiative is called Trentino Ski Sunrise and is a nice opportunity to get a descent or hike along with ski instructors, mountain guides or companions of the territory.

It begins with a hearty breakfast in the hut, made from local products: milk, cheese, meats, eggs, pastries. Then hurl themselves on the track, on the virgin snow to leave the wake of the first day. Those who have snowshoes can start a walk through the snow and not yet beaten. Appointments are many, not only on weekends, but also during the week this winter.

Inaugurating the dance was on January 6th San Martino di Castrozza, which tracks more Alpe Tognola next January 27 and February 11, he wakes at dawn in the district of Passo Rolle, with stunning views of the Cimon de la Pala. In January (Saturday 28) also skiing at dawn in Skiarea-Lagorai Passo Brocon in Valsugana.

The Val di Fiemme proposes four dates: Thursday, February 2 at Passo Feudo, 23 February meeting Alpe Lusia and March 16 sunrise to Rifugio Monte Agnello di Pampeago, in the heart of the Ski Center Latemar, and then make the first descent of the day Lamb down the runway surrounded by works of art of RespirArt Park.

You can ski at the rising of the sun even to Monte Bondone, just above Trento and easy to reach: by appointment at the Refuge In The Sun Saturday, February 4th.
Close the calendar April 7 the ski area of ​​Ponte di Legno-Tonale with the Presena Hut meeting, on the glacier. But it is not the only event in the region: in Val di Sole are where people meet to admire the well Friday, February 10 dawn (Skiarea Folgarida Marilleva) and a month later, March 10 (Skiarea Peio 3000).

Zermatt

Zermatt is a beautiful Swiss village on Mount Rosa, at the foot of the Matterhorn . And ‘it is lying in the bottom of the Mattertal Valley and you arrive only by train; in village works only electric vehicles. And ‘one of the few ski resorts without a car.

Attention to the environment that is also seen in the approach unusual for lifts (ISO 14001) and energy in self-sufficiency of the top restaurants, given by photovoltaic and solar panel systems.

Zermatt is one with Italian Valtournenche and Breuil Cervinia in the district Matterhorn Ski Paradise, with 350 km of slopes. Very spectacular and the descent from the Klein Matterhorn extremely long (almost 3900 m) to the country through the glacier of Plateau Rosa.

The facilities are very modern, but there are still signs of the tradition like the little train from the village of Zermatt reaches 3200 meters Gornergrad between incomparable scenery, tracks, tunnels and walls of snow.

Another example of modernity is the underground funicular to the ski area Sonnegga. Upon arrival of the Klein Matterhorn cable car you can visit the Ice Palace, a series of caves dug at 15 m depth in the glacier.

The ski slopes of the world’s most extravagant skiing: where to find them

 

For all those who just can not help but live with your skis here is where to find the most special tracks

ski slopes, ice, snow, fun. The height of the winter season the call for all fans is strong. And in many yearn for the ski holidays. Or holidays which allow to be able to still ski. Many know the places canons elected skiing kingdom. That you go by the High Italy to the Swiss Alps via France. But few know that soon it will be also possible to ski on a power station in Copenhagen.
Sicily: the lava of Etna
Ski on an active volcano in the winter is nothing short of daring. But tackling the slopes of Mount Etna in summer means giving a new meaning to the term “black run.” As there is in fact the snow in warm weather, stainless skiing can descend on the solidified lava.
Traditionally known for its beautiful beaches and surfing, the Hawaiian Islands get one of the highest scores to be the most unlikely place to grab a pair of skis. But between January and February, the Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano of 4205 meters high, it becomes an amazing location if there are snowfalls that ensure fantastic descents. There are ski lifts, of course, so you go in 4 × 4.
Well you .. You can also ski in sub-Saharan Africa. In a land-locked country, surrounded by South Africa being one of its enclave, Lesotho is perfect for skiing. The altitude of this mountain kingdom always lies above 1000 meters. From June to August the spectacular Maluti mountains offer the best of the snow-covered landscapes. There are not many places in the world that allow you to be able to do the safari with your skis on.

Ski Dubai is the home of the skis of the Emirates. Satisfied both novice skiers and experts. It has 22,500 square meters of artificial slopes where the temperature is always maintained below 4 degrees, creating the ideal environment for a colony of king penguins. And when everything is over you you can again dip in the 40 degrees outside. The Sky Dome is located inside the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest in the world. It consists of 5 different runs the longest of which reaches 400 meters. They are capped with special snowplough and have different slopes and difficulties.

Flower House”, and the abandoned mansion back to life with the green

The florist Lisa Waud summons green designers to redevelop a building in ruins in Detroit and fill it with flowers
“Flower House”, and the abandoned mansion back to life with the green
In Detroit an abandoned house becomes green installation thanks to “The Flower House Project” Lisa Waud

In October florists, botanists and flower designers from across the United States will meet in Detroit, Michigan, to work together in a single, very green installation.
The project is the brainchild of creative American Lisa Waud, specializing in plant design and riqualicazioni, fascinated by the potential of plants to change the space.
Renamed “Flower House”, the initiative stands as a collective call to fill the walls and ceiling of an abandoned mansion in Detroit with flowers and plants of all kinds and is already being talked about in the press and social networks.
“We are aiming to arouse curiosity and stimulate the participants and visitors a passion for sustainability.

Fifteen rooms of an abandoned house in Detroit have become the set of the “Flower House”

The inspiration for the project? The charming and ambitious works of Christo. And a splendid parade of Dior in 2012 in which the flowers were the real stars. I thought I wanted to do something myself. ”
Objective: to give new life to an architectural forgotten. In the name of Flower Power.

Jennifer Lawrence woman of the year by Entertainment Weekly

The actress of “The Hunger Games: The Song of Revolt Part 2” was elected by the magazine for his professional success. A climb game when he was 20 years and culminated with an Oscar. Meanwhile, Forbes is also the highest paid actress in 2015
Petticoat dress black, penetrating gaze that characterizes, makeup and loose hair color grunge frozen: Jennifer Lawrence, 25, is absolutely amazing in her 90s look on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Of course: she was named “Person of the Year”. An award also went to the past to Sandra Bullock and Taylor Swift. The US weekly show draws up each year an impressive amount of awards, from the sexiest to the worst dressed. J.Law, as the press calls (the other is J.Lo, Jennifer Lopez), is the trump card of 2015. Not only that, Lawrence is also, according to another US magazine, Forbes, the actress most paid in 2015.
Beautiful, good, and what else? Since he took off his career five years ago, Jennifer Lawrence took home a handful of notable awards: an Oscar for her role in “The positive side”, two Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award and two Screen Actors Guild . No coincidence that Rolling Stone called it “the most talented actress of America.” From 2012 to 2015 he played the role of Katniss Everdeen in the film series The Hunger Games. With the ending of the series, explains Lawrence interview with Entertainment Weekly, it closes a parenthesis was five years: “I was twenty when I signed this project, now I have 25, but I seem to talk about a century ago” .
Beautiful, good, and what else was said? Beautiful, in fact. Dior, which is testimonial, gathered in a “photo album” all the red carpet in recent months for “Hunger Games: Song of the uprising – Part II”. J. Law has upset photographers with outfits in white (a crime of style for an actress), in black and purple (color feared in show). We we loved the Paris premiere in total white, almost like a bride (view gallery). Yeah, I mean, it takes courage. Perhaps a subliminal ad: after flirting with Chris Martin, leader of Coldplay, it seems that his heart is everything for Liam Hemsworth, a partner in the Hunger Games.

Mountain: 10 must have accessories

Skiing holidays and at high altitudes, a complete kit from hat to boots, from the backpack to the glasses

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Breathtaking landscapes, snow-capped peaks, clean air and very very cold. Those who enjoy holidays in the mountains is certainly not discouraged by low temperatures, that is clear, but perhaps not everyone knows that you can stay warm without compromising on style. The brands specialize with new technologies: fabrics light but ultra warm, natural yarns prized (and more accessible) and new combinations of materials.

The accessories for the mountains, therefore, must be simple but ensure high performance.

The gloves are made of wool, such as those of Coccinelle, or with the hair, such as those of Aldo. The backpacks are technical and eco-friendly; Freitag, the Swiss brand that uses waste materials and transforms them into fabric, was able to design them waterproof and colorful, as well as unique.
For the head, classic hats cap to keep warm or soft ear pads for eccentric personalities. The shoes and boots are a low shot such as Camper and Emu Australia, with stiletto for women who do not like hiking at high altitudes but the break in a cabin, or sneakers for urban female travelers.
There is no lack of plush bags and quilted fabrics and sunglasses with mirrored lenses and a contemporary design.

“I spent $ 40,000 on shoes and I have a place to live. Literally I am become the old lady who lived in a shoe, as in the fairy tale. “

It is impossible not to think back to this quote from Carrie Bradshaw ringing the bell of the beautiful New York apartment by Candace Bushnell. From his pen came the star of Sex and the City, made famous worldwide by bestseller, television series and movies. Almost fifty-seven years, the writer has bundled her collection of Manolo Blahnik and sold the apartment of crazy parties. But the similarities end there.
“Everyone asks me how much there is of me in the characters that I created, but I only brush: it draws on personal experiences, then you work with the imagination,” says Bushnell a bit ‘annoyed, because the parallel between her and his heroines does not stop at Sex and the City. His latest book, Golden Girl (Piemme), starring PJ Wallis, a divorced writer who can not leave behind her alter ego: the golden girl Monica and the actress who made her famous.
Hard not to make comparisons with reality. “Absolutely no. Unlike P.J. Wallis, I had an easy divorce (in 2012 by Charles Askegard, dancer of the New York City Ballet ten years her junior, ed) and in all my books there are characters who are actresses. It is a type that fascinates me: sit in front of a mirror for hours, surrounded by makeup artists and hairdressers working on your image and change your connotations, I have deep psychological repercussions. All this has always intrigued me. ”
It does not happen that way for most of the women who every day, before facing the day, carefully choosing clothes and makeup? “It is true. We live in a society obsessed by appearances. Everyone would like to be the Monica Golden Girl: beautiful, elegant and happy. I think there’s a Monica in all of us: the women – and not only – we build an artificial image showing the world through social sites or to find a soul mate. But it’s a shell, an empty shell, a game of appearances without substance. In the US, for example, are fixed with big breasts, but it is an aesthetic ideal imposed by men, we must have the courage to reject it and remain themselves. If I thought about plastic surgery? Of course, but personally I do not care to waste my time to please men. ”
Indeed, the Bushnell that opens the door – without a trace of makeup, colored leggings and boots blacks, nervous energy seeping from every pore of the small body – is very different from Candace in designer clothes of glossy magazines. “I do not like labels. You can be at the same time, a city girl and a country girl, all dressed for a gala, sloppy the next day. The important thing is not to worry too much about the external assessment. It is a freedom that I won after reaching fifty. Doubts, insecurities and self-criticism are the lifeblood of every author. I still spend most of the day to re-read what I wrote and then shout: “But how bad is this sentence.” By the time I learned to be a little ‘less hard on myself. I have no children and now, at the threshold of the 57 years I find myself single again, and yet I do not feel alone or incomplete. I came back to live in Connecticut where I took the passion of my youth, the horses. I lead a retired life, work, sports and some dinner with friends. ” In short, the Manolo Blahnik, Mr. Big and holidays Studio 54 thing of the past.
“As a young man, passing in front of this building, where Richard Gere had an apartment, I said to myself:” One day we will live too. ” I did, but this is the apartment where I lived with my husband and now it’s time to change: I just sold. I’m looking for a pied-a-terre in New York for the social occasions. I still like to dress for a party and I love fashion as an art form, but the popular favorite shoes of Carrie Bradshaw (in this case fantasy and reality coincide: the Bushnell owns a hundred, ed) are no longer topical. Even New York City has changed. Do not get me wrong, for those who want to have sex there are opportunities. But people really cool, creative people can no longer afford this city, biodynamic growing vegetables in the gardens of Brooklyn, certainly not sipping Cosmopolitan. ” Candace’s phone continues to report incoming messages. She gets up, walks nervously back and forth on the floor of the house of the Village now empty and exclaims triumphantly: “They have accepted the offer for the ideal pied-a-terre.” And so Candace Bushnell turns the page.