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.

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.

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A Unique Luxury Boutique Property With 8 En-Suite Bedrooms

Chalet, 8 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, 20 persons, Spa, Garden, WiFi

Nestled in the heart of old Argentière, Bouji Lodge offers convenient access to Le Grand Montets and the centre of the village. The Bouji Lodge is a unique luxury

boutique property with 8 en-suite bedrooms, large living, comfortable dining area with sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi. The Chalet has convenient access to three ski areas

which are only a short drive in one of the chauffeur driven winter vehicles. Skiing in these 3 areas caters well for complete beginner & intermediate skiers.

The historical village of Argentière is only a two minute walk and provides a good selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.

Bouji Lodge is a large Savoyard townhouse offering 340 sq.m on three levels.

There are 8 spacious bedrooms, 4 on the first floor and 4 on the second floor, all with modern en-suite bathrooms. Some rooms have balconies,

some rooms have mezzanines. The TV, video/DVD and stereo are located in the dining room area, leaving the lounge free for after-dinner chat,

reading or socialising. There is a sauna with shower room and relaxation alcoves, the laundry and the equipment room with boot warmer located in the basement.

Investing in real estate in the mountains prices hold up better.

A market study of just 24 hours-known newspaper Italian economy.
The study analyzed the various European summer tourist resorts and European winter for the past 15 years.
and despite the crisis they have discovered that buying a house in the mountains is even safer than the devaluation not touch.

Zahie Tellez and the new Mexican cuisine

We met the chef pioneer and popularizer of haute cuisine in Mexico. Who also indicated some of the best restaurants in his country

It can be said that for Zahie Tellez kitchen is not only a passion, but also a kind of mission. It includes what he does, the intense activity of dissemination of Mexican gastronomy is at home where he leads a television program, and abroad in almost as an ambassador of the culinary traditions of his country and as a tireless promoter of the renewal thereof. Of course, he did not miss the appointment of Expo 2015, and on that occasion he also performed in a performance in the kitchen with chef Viviana Varese Starry Alice at Eataly restaurant in Milan. An opportunity to meet and take stock before Christmas right on Mexican cuisine, its best restaurants and wines.
In Italian haute cuisine, as we understand it today, it was born in relatively recent times, say after obtaining the 3 Michelin stars by Gualtiero Marchesi in 1986. Today, at what point is the Mexican haute cuisine?
“The breakthrough we started about 15 years ago.

But Michelin stars, alas, no chef in Mexico was still awarded. However we have gained a lot of technique abroad, I myself have long studied in Italy, even with the star chef Hugh Alciati (Guido Restaurant Serralunga d’Alba), so we went back to his country and we started to play our ingredients “.

What are the peculiarities of high contemporary Mexican cuisine?
“There was a long period when everyone thought the Mexican food at the restaurant was very heavy (fried, spicy vegetables, huge portions, etc.). And maybe they had a point. Today much has changed. The dishes are much lighter, there are more variety and more simplicity. While the technique in the kitchen is more complex, innovative. So it is very much improved. The recipes are both refined and balanced. And there is a lot of research, experimentation continues. ”

In Italy, even under the pressure of some producers, it starts to get the upper restaurant beer is paired with dishes both as an ingredient. I know that she has dealt with this aspect of the kitchen, especially with combinations of Mexican dishes.
“The beer is cheaper and has a low alcohol content. The Mexicans are not accustomed to wine, consume more beer wine, so the idea of ​​combining beer also refined dishes arose almost spontaneously. Of course not all beers are suitable to accompany certain dishes. I started to study and agree with the beer label Bohemia have conceived certain combinations, for example certain beers will accompany very well to spicy. ”

It intervenes as the creativity of the chef of a traditional Mexican dish?
“Everyone has his palate. Creativity blossoms after the study of flavors, aromas of different ingredients and then after attempts and attempts to combine traditional and local ingredients in an original way, but even before the creativity in the kitchen count more rigor and discipline “.

The culinary TV shows in Mexico have as much success as in Italy, in Europe and North America?
“Yes, but at first they were only on Sky (surcharge), today they are more popular and accessible.

Three wines to order absolutely when you go on vacation in Mexico.
“The Mariatinto Humberto Falcon; Icarus José Luis Durand; Vino de Piedra Hugo D’Acosta. ”

The best dish to match the tequila? He knows that the tequila is much loved by celebrities? For example, the actress Anne Hathaway and Victoria Beckham.
“Certainly with very spicy tacos, pozole run with.”

The ingredients that are never missing in the kitchen of his home.
“Tortillas, vegetables and fruit, beans, chili, pasta Italian. But often I make pasta at home and gather herbs from my garden.

His passions outside of gastronomy.
“The jewelry, painting, opera and numbers. I have a degree in Economics and Political Science “.

We recommend some top restaurants in Mexico?
“In Mexico City, at least three: South 777 Edgar Nunez (contemporary cuisine); Nicos Gerardo Vazquez Lugo (traditional); Enrique Olvera of Pujol (contemporary cuisine).
In Mérida: the Kuuk Pedro Evia and the La Tradición David Cetina.
In Monterrey: Pangea Guillermo Beristain and the more traditional Fonda San Francisco.
In Guadalajara, the Lula Bistro Darren Walsh and Alcalde Panchito Ruano “.

Apple Watch, WatchOS update: 2 will be the revolution of smartwatch?

Native apps and more independence from smartphones could change everything, first of all the applications themselves

Looking at the long term, the announcement of Apple’s biggest event of the fall this year may be less than advertised: development WatchOS 2. Tomorrow will be released and the new release will be a day that could change the relationship we have had up for now with smartwatch. The new operating system from Cupertino, designed specifically for the smart watch, is designed to make the app faster and smoother, since it will run natively on Apple Watch, plus introduces new dials, the ability for third-party app to display information in the form of notifications and an innovative way to see the future events, past and more with Time Travel.

But not only, the OS also includes new communication features such as the ability to respond quickly in Mail with dictation, Smart Replies or emoji, while Digital Touch free creativity, allowing you to use more colors for their own designs.

These components may be the first step to the final explosion of a market that so far only showed great potential. Native apps will allow developers to make the most of the components of the smartwatch, with results currently unthinkable. For example, a dating app could guide us to the soul mate simply following the vibration on the wrist, or an application designed to make you lose weight might block you access to Facebook and Candy Crush, until you have done the right move daily.

Until now smartphone and smartwatch are not comparable as regards the debut: as reported on the US site Techcrunch, in the first quarter sales of mobile phones sold 334 million pieces, watches only 11. But the state of the art in recent years it has changed and the room for maneuver for wearable devices was much narrower than that of the new phones. Yet change and greater independence from the iPhone and the company could revolutionize everything, creating a new need and opening space for new apps, all new and completely rethought. Who knows if it will be the beginning of the decline of smartphones, what is certain is that the smartwatch are intended to carve out an increasingly large and if the foresight of the developers (and Apple) will be repaid, tomorrow will all feel the need to buy us a new watch.

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.

Carmen Vantini photographed by Michieletto: “Here’s how you can win”

The sushi, drink much, much sex. Are you ready to go on the attack?
Carmen is beautiful. But also generous: it revealed as conquer.
Now, you see what to do.
Here are his 10 requests:
1. Japanese often take me to eat: I could live sushi!
2. Take care of yourself: I hate men neglected, being obsessed with body care pretend that my man is a minimal efforts
3. give me a little dog of very small size: I have two chihuahua and a pincher, but for me there are never too many animals
4. travel together is my favorite thing in the world and I do have to work, but with the person I love is really the best
5. know how to cook despite my job I love to eat so I find that there is nothing sexier than a man who cooks for me!
6. me many little unexpected surprises: being Scorpion I get bored quickly of all, then monotony no thanks!
7. You must be tireless in bed: I need someone who can hold my pace 🙂
8. speak more than one language is a feature that I really appreciate!
9. love dancing? I am not drink and do not smoke, is the only thing I love to do when I get out
10. back to the previous point: alcohol and cigarettes are forbidden to me