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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.

Lifestyle

Easter 2016 in Carinthia: skiing, colored eggs and cooking classes

Egg hunt, cooking classes and days on the snow here is an offer of Easter 2016 in the snow, in Carinthia.
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There is a good opportunity to travel to Austria next, being able to stock many different experiences.
Easter 2016 in Carinthia is the right time to be able to cut some carefree days, enjoying excellent pitatti of local cuisine and relying on fairy-tale atmosphere.
The proposal is that today reaches its Easter package designed by the hotel staff Nudelbacher in Carinthia. Here we follow the age-old tradition of this holiday, so the hotel guests will be invited to participate in different activities.
It will be held, for example, a cooking class for famous Kärnten Kasnudel, stuffed specialties: you will learn the tricks to prepare them during the Easter weekend.
Continuing the theme of culinary traditions and specialties related to them, it will take place on the old meat blessing for Holy Saturday and the traditional Easter breakfast on Sunday with the typical sweet Reindling. There will also be another very special moment of aggregation: the lighting of the Easter bonfire on Easter Saturday. Finally, the Easter rites will be consolidated thanks to the traditional hunt for discoveries of painted eggs.
Hotel Nudelbacher is also a convenient hotel for skiing and skiing; at the end of the day, also, you can restore inside the wood-fired sauna.

Lifestyle

AUDREY AT PARIS FASHION WEEK WIRE SILVER intertwine IN CHANEL COLLECTION SPRING SUMMER 2016

Chanel SS 2016 – Chanel Airlines … I will fly with you!
Among glows silver (dominant color of the outfits of the fashion show) and inspired playing with the theme of flight and the airport, the house has the SS 2016 collection.
The world Chanel is a world apart which is difficult to understand the essence. It is a place, a mental space, a seductive passion much more like a fad than a simple attraction.

Chamonix, Fashion

Countdown to the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc

 

An exciting race whose protagonists Mont Blanc and its trails, the route of the Tour du Mont Blanc, which can turn around the roof of Europe, including Italy, France and Switzerland. Courmayeur is one of the main focal points of this event that brings together enthusiasts from all over the world trail. From Wednesday, August 26 to Sunday, August 30 adults and children can experience the atmosphere of the party “license plate” Ultra-Trail® Days Courmayeur
It is about to begin the greatest adventure of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc ®: an exciting race whose protagonists Mont Blanc and its trails, the route of the Tour du Mont Blanc, which can turn around the roof of Europe, between Italy, France and Switzerland. Courmayeur is one of the main focal points of this event that brings together enthusiasts from all over the world trail.
From Wednesday, August 26 to Sunday, August 30 adults and children can experience the atmosphere of the party “license plate” Ultra-Trail® Days Courmayeur.

Will open the series of events Wednesday, August 26 at 6:00 am departure of the TDS ™ (119 km): 1,600 runners will start at dawn from Brocherel square, in the center, headed to the nearby village of Dolonne and Col Checrouit: the Winners will arrive at the finish line in Chamonix in the day, shortly after 20.00, while the latter will have to wait at 15.00 the following day. Starting from 9.30 Tamtando the percussion group will enliven the streets of Courmayeur with its enthralling rhythm, waiting for the main novelty of 2015 or the start of #YCC (Youth Chamonix Courmayeur), new competition dedicated to children aged 16 to 22 years , admitted for the first time to the circuit Ultra-Trail® du Mont-Blanc. Young athletes will depart at 10.00 from Piazza Brocherel, then run along a 15 km long that will take place mainly in the territory of Courmayeur: the fastest cross the finish line, the Jardin de l’Ange at 11.30, last at 14.00 . This first edition will include, in addition to the trail, the other two tests: a race in Chamonix (700 meters repeated three times) and a video contest. Completed the trail in Courmayeur, participants will be awarded at the Jardin de l’Ange at 14.30.

Then it’s up to CCC® (100 km), always departing from Courmayeur: Friday, August 28 at 9:00 am runners will gather in the square Brocherel, celebrated by fans and friends. At the start will begin their race to the Val Ferret and shelters Bertone and Bonatti, ready to jump over the border in Switzerland, Champex touch and finally arrive in Chamonix, the first already in the evening, at 20.00, the last before 11:50 on August 29 .
On Friday, in Chamonix, at 18:00, will be the great day of departure UTMB® (170 km), you can watch live on live streaming at the Jardin de l’Ange in Courmayeur. Follow the porn Trail To all, a story in pictures of the most beautiful competitions. Saturday 29, from 09.00 to 13.00, in Piazza Abbé Henry, in the heart of the historic center of Courmayeur, near the House of the Guides, the athletes will pass UTMB. Later, at 21:15, at the Jardin de l’Ange, there is a chance for reflection, in closing the conference Nutrisport mountain: Tiziana Colombo will present his book “The intolerance? The cook! “, Dedicated to intolerance nickel.

As for the younger, the trailer in the grass, they too will find bread for their teeth, as in 2014, Courmayeur will organize a Special Junior dedicated to the Mini Eco-Trail du Mont Blanc, from Thursday August 27 to 30. Children from 6 to 12 years will live the adventure of the trail, from its creation to the race itself: Thursday (15.00) will be engaged in environmental education activities, Friday will participate in a workshop for the construction of “balises” ( 10.00) and then trace the path of the race in the afternoon, in the woods of Dolonne (15.00). Saturday will participate in the Eco-Trekking along the famous Balcony of the Val Ferret (meet at 8:30 am at the chapel Marone Cinzano, Le Pont) and will play Sunday, with the support of Team Grivel, the Mini Eco-Trail du Mont Blanc, second edition a non-competitive race open to all kids that will wind through the woods and the village of Dolonne, with prizes awarded. You can only participate in the competition, by going directly to the departure, the Courmayeur Forum Sport Center. The athletes will be divided into three age categories; The competition is open to young people with disabilities: the ethics of sport trail actively promotes the culture of inclusion. Finally, at 17:00, at the cinema Palanoir, the time of “The rest of the warrior”, with the screening of a film for children.

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Chamonix, Courmayeur, Fashion, Lifestyle

Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, bib distribution also in Courmayeur

Courmayeur – The negotiations were conducted by the local authority and not by the association VDA Trailers that will no longer part of the organizational logistics. Provided about 500 athletes from 25 in Courmayeur Tuesday and Thursday, August 27, 2015.
At the foot of Mont Blanc trail it is not just a sport: it is a world of passion and hard work, a microcosm of thousands of fans who come together every summer in Courmayeur, one of the world capitals of extreme racing in the mountains. From 26 to 30 August, the Alpine resort welcomes runners engaged in ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, now in its 13th edition. An extraordinary challenge which runs along a ring that allows you to turn around the roof of Europe, including Italy, France and Switzerland, to discover an endless variety of landscapes, huts and mountain pastures, lakes and glaciers.

Courmayeur will be the heart of the great adventure, welcoming athletes, fans and companions with a big party that will be geared to different events. The first New this year are the bib distribution of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (170 km and 10 000 m of elevation gain) of Courmayeur Champex Chamonix (101 km and 6100 m of elevation gain) and TDS (Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie – 119 km and 7250 m of elevation gain), to be held this year at the Forum Sports Center in Courmayeur, as well as in Chamonix.

“The races are held largely in our area and we wanted to have a return and relapse more in terms of economic and hotel accommodation, which is why we struck a deal with the organizers. This solution also facilitates a lot of logistical operations for the participants, “says Ferruccio Truchet, Department of Sport of Courmayeur. About 500 competitors, in a survey conducted recently, had a preference can pick up their numbers in Courmayeur.

Negotiations conducted by the local authority and not by the association VDA Trailers (organizers of the Tor des Giants and Great Trail Courmayeur) as in the past. “It ‘a choice dictated by several factors – said Federica Cortese, Councillor for the Environment and Territory of the Municipality of Courmayeur – ranging from the budget available to the desire to broaden the base of volunteers and sports clubs, but not only , participants in the initiative. Then we want to be more present, as a municipality, from a marketing point of view: we will manage relationships with a control by us, by the region, the organization of the race and by the Mountain Trail (born in 2014 as a ‘ idea of ​​Massimo Domaine, Gigi Riz and Domaine Lorenzo, editor’s note) “.

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The bib distribution of TDS (Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie) will be held at the Forum Sport Center Courmayeur Tuesday, August 25, from 16 hours to 20. The departure is scheduled the following day, Wednesday, August 26, at 6 am , Place Brocherel. Next, at 10 am, the start of the big news this year, in the juvenile, the #YCC, always from Place Brocherel.

As for the distribution of bibs for UTMB and CCC, the event is scheduled for Thursday, August 27 from 16 to 20. The start of the CCC is scheduled for 9 am on Friday, August 28, yet Place Brocherel while the race queen, the UTMB, will start as usual last, Triangle from Place de l’Amitie, from Chamonix Mont-Blanc, at 18, to transit in Italy between the night of Friday, August 28 and Saturday morning 29.
The first edition of #YCC – Youth Chamonix Courmayeur August 25 to 29
Too old to participate in the mini races, too young to enroll in one of UTMB races, yet the new generation of trailers has a great desire to run and be part of the celebration of the trail … and there was still a race for their part UTMB. Thus it was born the #YCC, another novelty of this year. A challenge (“Défi Sportif”) for young people aged 16 to 19 years that combines a start in Chamonix, Tuesday, Aug. 25, and a path of about 15km with 1100m of elevation gain in Courmayeur, on Wednesday 26. A Video Contest, finally, It involves the construction of a video (or slideshows) 3 minutes maximum to be broadcast on Facebook. Will be judged by a jury chosen by the award-winning and Wednesday, August 29 at 14:30 at the Jardin de l’Ange in Courmayeur.

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Fashion, Lifestyle

Australia skiing in August.

Can not you just imagine the snowy peaks in Australia? In winter in Victoria you can discover the fantastic ski resorts north of Melbourne, all within a day. You can downhill skiing on Mt Buller and Mt Stirling or cross-country skiing along the snowy slopes of Falls Creek, try snowboarding on Mt Hotham or launch
down the long slopes of Mt Buffalo, wearing snowshoes along the paths of Mt Baw Baw and to toboggan or toboggan down the slopes of the enchanting Lake Mountain.
Mt Buller, just three hours drive from Melbourne, offers an incredible variety of winter activities: downhill runs for all levels, trails for snowshoeing, ability to climb the peak and whiz down the slopes of the mountain sitting in an inflatable donut. Mt Buller is a winter playground with non-stop activities ranging from a ski-in Cinema, walks among the ice sculptures, excursions with dog sledding, snowshoeing and snowgaining (ie orienteering at high altitude). The Breathtaker on High, the day spa highest of Australia, then waits for those looking for a bit ‘of relaxation after a day on the slopes.
After a short drive or snowshoes to toe, from the Mt Buller is reached Mt Stirling, ideal for alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing. Those with a spirit of adventure can try the Alpine Winter Camp, camping on the slopes that have a large central tent for eating and socializing and seven tents raised and insulated to stay.
Falls Creek, in the Alpine National Park on the scenic plateau of Bogong, four and a half hours drive from Melbourne, is an Alpine resort in true European style. It has over 65 kilometers of ski cross-country skiing with free access and 22 August hosts the imported cross-country race in Australia for the long haul, Kangaroo Hoppet. Who does not love the races, can have fun building a snowman in Snowplay Park, bouncing up and down with the help of a trampoline bungee snow, whizzing down the slopes tobogganing or on a rubber donut or exploring the great outdoors with snowshoeing, snowmobiling or driving along the first tracks of Australia for snow bikes.
About 4 hours from Melbourne in the magnificent Alpine National Park, Mt Hotham has several slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all levels can enjoy the thrill of doing off-piste thanks to a free tour on snowmobiles. Mt Hotham offers over 40 kilometers of cross-country skiing, as well as the opportunity to go hiking and snowmobile sleds pulled by dogs or with the aid of snowshoes.
Snowboarders Mt Hotham offers a multitude of canyons, valleys, jumps, ridges and mounds of snow to the delight of the fans even acrobatic skiing. There are numerous cross-country ski trails that wind in the great outdoors covered with pristine and fluffy snow. Much loved the Burton Riglet Park that is a haven for children under three years old who want to try snowboarding, with an area specially designed which includes small bumps, ramps, rollers and toys and that allows children to learn basic balance and position. Guests can then explore the new path Brabralung Indigenous Interpretation Trail linking Mt Hotham Dinner Plain with a long track of 10 km showing the Aboriginal heritage of the region.
A Dinner Plain has just opened a new Snow Park, and you can enjoy night skiing and relax in the Onsen Spa & Retreat, a health club that has a hot spring pool of Japanese-inspired, as well as a heated indoor pool.
Further along the Great Alpine Road meets the Mt Buffalo, after the charming town of Bright. This small, lively village stands out against a backdrop of towering granite peaks capped with 14 km of cross-country ski trails and 20 km of slopes. Mt Buffalo National Park offers many winter activities for families looking for a bit ‘of fun with the children safe areas to slide sledding and snow play.
About 2.5 hours east of Melbourne, Mt Baw Baw is a picture postcard village and ideal place to learn to ski. Its gentle slopes make it an ideal destination for skiers and snowboarders with 30 hectares of slopes and 10 km of cross-country trails. There are several play areas on the snow and sleds free, as well as the Big Air Bag, a huge air cushion that allows you to practice freestyle moves safely before limestone slopes. There are trails to explore with a sleigh pulled by huskies or hiking with snowshoes or snowmobiles.
Less than two hours from Melbourne extends the fairytale world of Lake Mountain, perfectly suited for families with children who want a simple and accessible. Snow play and cross country skiing are the main attractions here and the Snowman’s Village offers plenty of room to play snowballs and give room for imagination and participate in the annual Snowman Festival, snow sculpture contest.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Fashion

Tennis: Cortina from 1 to 9 August ATP Challenger

In Cortina D’Ampezzo is in the international tennis scene. From? August 1 to 9 top players from around the world will compete on the courts at the Tennis Country Club Cortina, in a part of the ATP Challenger Tournament (Association of Tennis Professionals). Prize Money: $ 50,000. Are expected, among others, Filip Krajinovi ?, last year’s winner, Andrey Kuznetsov, Paolo Lorenzi, in the top 100 ATP ranking, Luca Vanni, Matteo Viola, home favorite, and Filippo Volandri.

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“We are delighted to host for the second consecutive year a tennis event of international importance, with whom Cortina has entered fully in? Elite of world tennis. To demonstrate that the location is not only the home of the white sports but also in other disciplines , to a very high level, “says the president of the Paola Country Club Bergamo.

“We have succeeded in our goal of making this event a regular fixture and of great importance? Summer Ampezzo, internationally recognized? Adds Andrea Mantegazza, director of the Country Club?. An event that involves sports, fans, and in a context exceptional, one of the Ampezzo valley surrounded by the Dolomites Unesco World Heritage, which multiplies the magic and spectacle of the sport. From? August 1 to 9 have the chance to see all? operates some of the strongest specialists of clay, with different Italian ready to aim for the title, and so many talents that Cortina will be a stepping stone, as it was last year with the winner Filip Krajinovi? “.

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LES DEUX ALPES

LES DEUX ALPES – JULY START COURSES FREESKI

The Freeski is a discipline that attracts more and more young people of different ages, perhaps tired of training sessions in goal, they want to do something more adrenaline and sometimes breathtaking. Freeskischool is one of the leading organizations in Italy that organizes camps in Les Deux Alpes own to teach this young discipline, divided into weeks from July 12 to August 9, 2015. The groups of guests will be divided according to their technical level and brought to the snowpark and on glacier slopes during the whole morning. In the afternoon we will be organized other activities in close contact with nature.

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Chamonix, Courmayeur

Paragliding Mont Blanc: three deaths in four days.

Courmayeur – Driven by the desire to fly through France and grind kilometers. They need good weather, sunny and warm, and then the right wind and, still, of high clouds, the highest of the peaks. Only then can realize his dream: to fly over the giant of the Alps, Mont Blanc with its 4810 meters above sea level; fly over and land on with their paraglider. And the right conditions are in these days, at least – indeed only – in the French side: from the beginning of the week, every day, in the Chamonix area are at least 100 pilots taking off. Many have succeeded in their aim, while four others have renounced crashed on the Italian side.

Accidents

Four incidents from Wednesday to yesterday, when the last pilot crashed and died on the crest of the Brouillard at over 3700 meters above sea level, “Got stuck in a gully – explains Adriano Favre, head of the Aosta Valley Mountain Rescue – was lucky to succeed to see it. ” The victim should be French, like the other two dead, a man and a woman, and as the man who is still hospitalized in intensive care in the hospital in Aosta. Three dead in four days. For rescuers Aosta Valley, now, those colorful sails have become a nightmare.

Four incidents from Wednesday to yesterday, when the last pilot crashed and died on the crest of the Brouillard at over 3700 meters above sea level, “Got stuck in a gully – explains Adriano Favre, head of the Aosta Valley Mountain Rescue – was lucky to succeed to see it. ” The victim should be French, like the other two dead, a man and a woman, and as the man who is still hospitalized in intensive care in the hospital in Aosta. Three dead in four days. For rescuers Aosta Valley, now, those colorful sails have become a nightmare.

Those who leave from Chamonix is ​​upwind, the ideal condition, but when surpasses the peak condition is very critical: “you are downwind – says Joyeusaz – with strong gusts” and with a push down and against the walls and the risk that the sailing closes. And Henriod: “We must Know yourself well microclimate, here the currents are strong, yesterday the wind was at 30 kilometers an hour when you are not sailing a few. Many are professionals but they underestimate the difference between the two sides. Depart from Paris or somewhere because they have seen on the internet that the conditions are ideal, but in our side now are not. These days none of us flew from Courmayeur. ”

Hands tied

In France they have also issued an order to prohibit the flight across the border, but few respect it. And Italian Finance’s hands are tied, “What can we do? hence no part of anyone, “says Viglione. It ‘s home to France this discipline, the practice in 40,000. “On August 8, 2009 – remembers Joyeusaz – 12 people have landed on top. Two years after the landings were 113.duetto

Ski

The best musicians at the Verbier Festival

He made his debut in the role of pianist one of the biggest conductors (Valery Gergiev) and one of the grand singers (Thomas Quasthoff) in the role of director.
The tops of Le Grand Combin soar imperious, from their 4314 meters. Defying the scorching sun showing off a mantle of ice.
The Mont Blanc is just beyond. Behind the village, runs a belt of mountains during the winter are the delight of skiers, especially those who practice off-piste skiing. Exit from concert halls to Verbier, and the eyes are filled with these scenarios. It ‘s the strength of the nature of the place, quiet but dominant, to forge a Festival of this Swiss town that from mid-July to August 2 is the magnet for artists from triple A, of young people who then followed master classes and end up in a’ orchestra where every year thickens the Asian faces. Other thermometer of changing times: the rampant East is making center in the art world. “The young Chinese, Korean, Japanese study on average more than the Europeans. The hearings surpass them … “explain the Festival. The atmosphere is special here in Verbier, showcase of music legends but also laboratory for talent duly selected. The narrow streets that wind between fairytale chalet, hovering youth with violins, cellos, flutes, oboes, clarinets, brass instruments. These special children, grew up on bread and rigorous studies, intersect with peers mountain bikers dressed as if going to war, then you see them engaged in daring descents and acrobatic and understand the reason for so many guards. Acrobatics on two wheels, keyboards for musical instruments … the wave of adrenaline youth is unique about the Verbier Festival where the audience of stars is made of names like Esa Pekka Salonen, Leonids Kavakos, Valery Gergiev, Mischa Maisky, Gianandrea Noseda, Joyce Di Donato, Joshua Bell .. For the current edition, dominated by the figure of the Russian Daniil Trifonov, 24, pianist of the artistic temperament, musicality torrential steel sheet to make it superior to all the colleagues of the latest generations. Unique. Concert artists of this caliber are born every 50 years.

The recital Saturday night, with the 12 studies of transcendental execution of Liszt dome highlight was the official coronation and final Trifonov. The Verbier Festival, founded in 1994 by Martin T: son Engstroem, loves sparigliare cards. It so happens that a long-time director like Valery Gergiev, the current number one in Russia, director-director-head of the Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg, in Verbier debut as a pianist in concert for three pianos by Mozart: beside him, Trifonov and Denis Matsuev, who claims to be young when he realized the talent. Undressed the role of “father-Gergiev”, he is returning to the director pure and dives into one of those scores that are part of the kit cromosimico – and it shows – as the Sixth Symphony of Tchaikovsky.

This edition, still in progress, then will go down in history for a special event. The debut as conductor of Thomas Quasthoff. Baritone of the most significant of recent times, in 2012, at the age of 52, he retired to the scenes. As a German who goes straight to the issue, he confessed: “My health does not allow me more than maintain the high standards that I always intended. I owe so much to this extraordinary profession and leave without any bitterness. On the contrary, I’m looking forward to the new challenges that will come into my life. ” Quasthoff has severe malformations to the body caused by a drug taken by the mother during gestation. His limbs, upper and lower, have been developed only in part. The strength of Le Grand Combin is compared with that of the man who in Verbier, Friday, has defied the laws of nature has reached the podium directing the St. Matthew Passion by Bach.

Public very touched by this test. The boys of the orchestra have gone beyond that gesture which for obvious reasons is lacking in precision. They explain that the human energy and the energy of the artist Quasthoff offset, and overcome, any technical problem.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Fashion

Cortina InCroda

Seven great hosts for the 2015 edition of Cortina InCroda
Thursday will start the 7th edition of Cortina InCroda, the festival that combines the right mix poetry, adrenaline, writing, cinema, music, mountains, dreams, adventure, technology and journalism.
Thursday will start the 7th edition of Cortina InCroda, the festival that combines the right mix poetry, adrenaline, writing, cinema, music, mountains, dreams, adventure, technology, journalism, characters, memories and future. Until September 10 we will be offered events dedicated to the passion for the mountains, with seven great guests and the screening of the films presented at the Trento Film Festival.
Thursday debut, at 20.45 at the Alexander Girardi, with an exceptional protagonist: Catherine Destivelle, mountaineer and climber world famous, for years considered the best climber in the world.
July 16, directly from the Trento Film Festival, will be screened at Cinema Eden “Valley Uprising” by Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowellm US film that got the Golden Gentian City of Bolzano for the best film on exploration and adventure the Trento Film Festival in 2015.
July 23 will be the turn of Piero and Rocco Rava, who will talk about thirty years of life spent traveling.
For the film will be screened on July 30, directly from the Trento Film Festival, two films: “China Jam” of Evrad Wendenbaum, and “Only, Escalada a la vida” Jordi Ciudad Varela (Spain 2014).
August 6 on the stage of the Alexander will rise another great character: Beat Kammerlander. Austrian climber and photographer, will present his life in the mountains and will provide an overview of 30 years of history of arrampicatela, through a multimedia show exciting.
Do not miss the Naturalistic Trekking to the discovery of the Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites. Nature enthusiasts and mountain on August 9 will be accompanied by the Director of the Park, Michele Da Pozzo, in Sotecordes, to learn the secrets of the flora and fauna of the Dolomites.
Very exciting evening of August 13, dedicated to the emergency in Nepal, area heavily devastated by continuous earthquakes. The link between Cortina and Nepal is solid and long-standing, as mountain guides, Squirrels and local climbers have reached the area for a trek or climb Himalayan peaks. Fausto De Stefani, founder of Without Borders non-profit organization, will tell the demands of Nepalese after the devastating earthquake in April. On stage, Marco Sala, mountaineer of Rocciatori Caprioli, who was at the Everest Base Camp during the shock.
For the first time the British world-class mountaineer and adventurer Leo Houlding will Cortina August 27. It is known in the world of free and for his exploits on the big walls of earth, Houlding has worked extensively for television and film.
It closes on 3 and 10 September, with the cinema. Directly from the Trento Film Festival on the first Thursday of September we will be proposed “Life in Paradise” by Roman Vital (Audience Award at the Trento Film Festival 2015) and “Always Above Us” Eric Crosland. In closing an evening dedicated to the exploitation
of water. At Eden cinema it will be screened on September 10 “Damnation” Ben Knight and Travis Rummel. The film is the story of a growing movement of activists who, through spectacular actions, are fighting to ensure that rivers can return to their beds free of dams.

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Lifestyle, Ski

Classical music in Verbier

A XXII edition under the baton of the greatest conductors, musicians and closing with Cuban music.
Today starts the 22 edition (from 17 July to 2 August 2015), the Verbier Festival, once again managed to gather in the heart of the Swiss Alps a group of artists envied by the greatest festival. Located on a sunny plateau, Verbier, it is the international mountain resort in Switzerland and enjoys a unique view of the Massif des Combins and Mont Blanc. A charming place from the point of view of nature and of music as we held the Verbier Festival, the only musical event in the European high mountains (for information: http://www.verbier.ch/) “In the bill there will be some of the the greatest conductors of our time, “said with great satisfaction Martin T: son Engstroem, Founder and CEO of the Verbier Festival presenting the program of 22.ma edition. A significant return, the great Indian master Zubin Mehta, who directed the very first concert of the festival July 15, 1994, returned for the first time in seven years. The Verbier Festival Orchestra will also have the honor of being conducted by Valery Gergiev, Manfred Honeck, Gianandrea Noseda and, to round off this year, its music director Charles Dutoit. These directors have marked the history of the Festival, without doubt it will write a new page this summer. There will also be many firsts for Verbier, such as Ton Koopman, Truls Mørk or András Schiff. He will for the first time the St. Matthew Passion by Bach, conducted by Thomas Quasthoff, making his debut as a conductor. In the Church, where he creates an intimate atmosphere and a rare proximity between the audience and the artists, the great soprano Angela Gheorghiu will, with the brilliance that characterizes his debut at the Festival in a program of tunes very personal. The Church will also welcome several great pianists from Russia and Eastern Europe, as Alexander Melnikov and Grigory Sokolov. Of note is the return of Pretty Yende, which was much appreciated last summer. We end with a special mention for the evening with the Orchestra Buena Vista Social Club, ambassador of Cuban music, this year in their farewell tour. ” In addition to its program of exceptional artists, the Verbier Festival is characterized by its investment in music education by offering every day an extensive program of activities for the young musicians, carefully selected. Open free to the public, these activities are a unique opportunity to discover the learning process and the names of the future tomorrow. Also of note is the young Verbier Festival Music Camp, which this year will celebrate its third anniversary.

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Fashion, Lifestyle

Abruzzo, Ovindoli the mountain festival July 17 to 19

The vice president Lolli: mountain music and a winning cocktail.
The Ovindoli mountain festival is ready for the summer edition. The event was presented today by the organizers and the Vice-President of the Regional Council of Abruzzo Giovanni Lolli. The summer edition dell’Ovindoli mountain festival will be held July 17 to 19 in the mountains of Ovindoli, in the province of L’Aquila, in the heart of the Sirente Velino. It will be three days, ensure the organizers, full of events related to the use of the mountain, the outdoor sports and enhancement of the wealth of the territory. But in this edition, the festival will also mountain music festival in collaboration with the association that organizes the Zurla the traditional International Festival blus “Obdays”, which this year was “premature” in July than in August. “Music and the mountains is a cocktail of sure success – said the vice president Giovanni Lolli -. The event of the weekend in mid-July promises to make known to tourists and music lovers of the mountain and the beauty of an area that has the large potential. We have said and reiterated the Expo Saturday when we introduced the new Ape – explained the vice president – there can be no mountains and enhancement of biodiversity, if the territory is not experienced. Here, we believe that a mountain is not inhabited , depopulated or worse, has no future and can not think of an autonomous development. These events have precisely the advantage of making known tourist areas of great value, like Ovindoli, and also help investment projects on the territory. ” All scheduled activities will be held in the area of ​​Pratoni of Valle D’Arano, just steps from the historic village of Ovindoli. There will be organized by the “zero gravity”, climbing on the houses of Ovindoli and events Outdoor. The program dell’Ovindoli mountain festivals, including the International exhibition of blues, is available on www.ovindolimf.it.

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HISTORY OF SKIING: 150 YEARS OF WINTER TOURISM IN SWITZERLAND.

In 1864 Johannes Badrutt, owner of the guesthouse Faller St. Moritz (now the renowned Hotel Klum) gave its guests a British proposal that sounded like a provocation: come on holiday in the Engadine in winter. A proposal for those times very strange, given that the mountain was considered only a summer destination. To encourage its customers, Badrutt promised free lodging and travel reimbursed if the experience was not welcome and they found the mild and sunny climate that had promised. Thus he was born, 150 years ago, winter tourism and with it the sports related to the snow. In fact, the first alpine skiing in Swiss territory dates back to a few years ago, 15 to be precise. In 1849, Johann Josef Imseng, pastor of the Saas Valley, had to go down to help a patient. He tied two wooden boards at the feet and launched himself down the snowy slope. Here is the first descent on skis, from Saas-Fee to Saas Grund. At the turn of the ‘800 and’ 900 developed tobogganing, skating, hockey, curling, introduced by British tourists come and sports practiced by the elite. It was instead the development of skiing to make “popular” winter sports and the Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, in 1928, were it a real watershed in this regard. St. Moritz, Davos, Zermatt and Gstaad were the first town to develop and become known internationally after the war, and even today are destinations elite and must of winter tourism, especially in the collective imagination as in reality. The development of the lifts and trains – icon of the Swiss Alps – did the rest. Today in Switzerland there are 1,800 ski lifts and the Swiss mountains, where 150 years ago was invented winter tourism, they are still the favorite destinations for those who love to spend their winter holidays on skis.

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We follow STEP BY STEP THE HISTORY OF SKIING AND WINTER SPORTS

1842-1843 – In Norway we organize the first race of cross-country and alpine skiing in the world among civilians. Previously confidential army.

1849 – The pastor of the Saas Valley, Johann Josef Imseng, making the first descent on skis from Saas-Fee to Saas Grund.

1864 – The challenge of Johannes Badrutt: British guests staying in St. Moritz from Christmas to Easter. Winter tourism was born.

1865 – Thanks to the findings of German doctor Alexander Spengler on the air healthy high mountain, come to Davos the first guests with lung disease. The small village of farmers began to build a reputation as a destination for well-being.

1868 – Alexander Spengler and Willem Jan Holsboer based in Davos the first Kurhaus.

1870 – British Tourists based in Davos the first Skating Club of Switzerland.

1871 – Willem Jan Holsboer founded the Davos Health Association.

1872 – The British built in St. Moritz, behind the Kulm Hotel, the first toboggan run. 5 1877 – Inauguration of the first natural skating rink in Davos, still the largest in Europe.

1879 – Held the first ski competition in Germany.

1880 – First curling tournament in the Alps to St. Moritz.

1884 – Opens the track Cresta Run in St. Moritz.

1888 – In St. Moritz the first tournament of ice hockey and the first winter season in Grindelwald.

1892 – British Tourists on holiday in Davos Curling Club founded the Belvedere.

1893 – Founding of the Ski Club Glarus, the first in Switzerland.

1894 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle makes a ski tour between Davos and Arosa.

1895 – In St. Moritz the first structures were built for the ski jumping.

1896 – The Swiss Adolf Kind, who moved to Turin, exports skiing in Piedmont.

1898 and 1910 – Davos hosts five world championships in figure skating.

1899 – Inauguration of the Davos-Schatzalp cable car.

1900 – Opening of the sanatorium (now hotel) on Schatzalp.

1901 – born in Turin the first Italian Ski Club (followed by the one in Milan in 1902 and Genoa in 1903).

1902 – The first ski races in Zermatt.

1904 – Inauguration in St. Moritz bob run St. Moritz – Celerina.

1905 – born in Austria and in Germany the Ski Federations.

1906/1907 – Held the first horse race on the frozen lake of St. Moritz. It became the premise of the spectacular White Turf event, the only horse race in the world like that.

1909 – The hotel Lauterbrunnen remain open even in winter.

1910 – First European Championship of Hockey in Les Avants.

1911 – First Edition of the Roberts of Kandahar Cup Alpine skiing in Crans Montana.

1912 – A Muerren (Muerren-Allmendhuebel) and St. Moritz (St. Moritz – Chantarella) are built first funiculars.

1913 – A Grindelwald was founded the first club of Swiss curling.

1920 – Birth of the FIS, the Italian Federation of Skiing (Today this acronym refers to the International Ski Federation).

1922 – First slalom race in Muerren.

1924 – The first Winter Olympics in Chamonix. Among the disciplines cross-country skiing and ski jumping. 1

928 – Winter Olympics in St. Moritz and first “Inferno ski race” in Muerren. 6 

1929 – are opened to Zermatt and St. Moritz the first ski schools of Switzerland.

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1930 – First race of the Lauberhorn.

1934 – In Davos opened the first T-bar lift in the world. In St. Moritz it held the 4th edition of the World Championships in Alpine skiing.

1936 – Debut alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

1948 – Winter Olympics in St. Moritz and the 10th edition of the World Championships in Alpine skiing.

1948 – started operating the lifts of Saas-Fee.

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In the Swiss Alps

A twenty-second edition of the Verbier Festival will take place from July 17 to August 2, 2015, under the baton of the greatest conductors

For this new edition, from July 17 to August 2, 2015, the Verbier Festival has once again managed to gather in the heart of the Swiss Alps a group of artists envied by the greatest festival. “In the bill there will be six of the greatest conductors of our time,” he said with great satisfaction Martin T: son Engstroem, Founder and Managing Director of the Verbier Festival presenting the program of 22.ma edition. “At the opening of the Festival, the American artist James Levine chose Verbier for his return after eight long years of absence from the European scene. Today “Conductor Laureate” Verbier Festival Orchestra, James Levine has contributed, since 2000, the success of our young orchestra and has enabled it to become one of the best orchestras in the world of education. Another significant return, the great Indian master Zubin Mehta, who directed the very first concert of the festival July 15, 1994, returned for the first time in seven years. The Verbier Festival Orchestra will also have the honor of being conducted by Valery Gergiev, Manfred Honeck, Gianandrea Noseda and, to round off this year, its music director Charles Dutoit. These six directors have marked the history of the Festival, without doubt it will write a new page this summer. There will also be many firsts for Verbier, such as Ton Koopman, Truls Mørk or András Schiff. He will for the first time the St. Matthew Passion by Bach, conducted by Thomas Quasthoff, making his debut as a conductor. In the Church, where he creates an intimate atmosphere and a rare proximity between the audience and the artists, the great soprano Angela Gheorghiu will, with the brilliance that characterizes his debut at the Festival in a program of tunes very personal. The Church will also welcome several great pianists from Russia and Eastern Europe, as Alexander Melnikov and Grigory Sokolov. Of note is the return of Pretty Yende, which was much appreciated last summer. We end with a special mention for the evening with the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, ambassador of Cuban music, this year in their farewell tour. ” In addition to its program of exceptional artists, the Verbier Festival is characterized by its investment in music education by offering every day an extensive program of activities for the young musicians, carefully selected. Open free to the public, these activities are a unique opportunity to discover the learning process and the names of the future tomorrow. Also of note is the young Verbier Festival Music Camp, which this year will celebrate its third anniversary

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NEW CABLE CAR MONT BLANC WILL BE INAUGURATED THE June 21

The have already dubbed “the eighth wonder of the world”. The new cable cars of Mont Blanc will be inaugurated on 21 June and the ceremony will be Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. After four years of work it is ready so the spectacular cable car in two sections that join Courmayeur with Punta Helbronner, one of the “doors of the White”, at 3466 meters above sea level. It is a ski lift for skiing (freeride) but above all a work for all tourists, an attraction that will arrive at height of Mont Blanc, to contemplate a landscape of high mountain unique. But it is also a work futuristic, with station design and rotating cabins that allow you to enjoy the view as you climb. The cable car was built by Doppelmayr and will open with a buffet prepared for four hundred guests from the five Michelin-starred restaurants Aosta Valley.

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St. Moritz, always winter queen

 

Luxury and tradition, horses and tourist trains even before the SUV. The opulent town of Grisons is always at the top, in the winter. Thanks to all special offers: how the experience of bobsled and toboggan or night skiing at full moon.
Johannes Badrutt, who was he? The answer must be sought in Switzerland, among the snows of Sankt Moritz, where the hotelier who more than a century ago invented tourism in this small village operetta crouched at the foot of Mount Corvatsch is now a character almost as popular as William Tell. For over a century, thanks to Badrutt, St. Moritz is the realm of chic high altitude: between the street and the street Serlas Maistra focus showcases elegant, fine dining, gourmet venues like the Grand Hall of Badrutt Palace, Temple brunch on the snow, the terrace of Hauser, pastry of choice for walnut cake Engadine, and Hatecke, butcher’s tradition as a time that prepares the puolpa and Salsiz, local meat dry. And ‘since then, the early twentieth century, the nation of Switzerland, for the British, became nothing more than “the cozy little country around St. Moritz.”

This English style that permeates throughout the Alpine town has been preserved even in luxury, here is the tradition and understatement: vintage cars instead of custom-built and 4×4, scenic trains like the Glacier Express still fully functional, antique bobsleigh runs dug in the ice still in full swing. Almost one hundred years since the founding of the St. Moritz Bobsleigh Club, the oldest sports association bob in the world, and spread the publishing of “Two seasons in Switzerland”, first Baedeker in English dedicated to Switzerland, the Engadine town holds on primacy of European Capital of winter fun.

Even today, the reckless sportsmen will compete at the edges of the Cresta Run, the track to go on his stomach on the appropriate slides ten curves where the maximum speed can reach 140 km. times. The races, in which the speaker speaks English and many of the runners wearing snow suits vintage, are off-limits to women, but they can try their hand in the skeleton, the sport of yesteryear based on a tool very similar to the crest. Tobogganing traditional, among the top winter sports introduced by the British along with skijoring, where the skier was towed by dogs or horses on a frozen lake, was very popular in St. Moritz. The more daring compete with twenty curves and almost five kilometers. length Muottas Muragl, while families in full glide along the sinuous track Zuoz; but as soon as the temperatures are lowered and the first snow settles, every step of the road, every path, every mountain path turns into a toboggan run.

On winter nights of Glüna plaina that Romansch means “full moon”, skiers have dinner at the summit, in the restaurant high altitude track of Diavolezza, or in shelters where the dish a must is a fondue or raclette; then descend to the valley, in the silence of the night, along the slopes illuminated by the moonlight. Every Friday, the snow Corvatsch nights are an opportunity for lovers of night skiing launching into the slalom ski run longer than Switzerland. Also on the Corviglia, the track number 1, the Paradise, the day have been studied instead of relaxation areas where you can do yoga in the snow, led by a master specialist, while on the track number 7 the boldest challenge their limits thanks to special electronic test speed. On the new track giant slalom cameras along the way instead allow you to share real-time video of their performance on social networks.

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Ski tours: April 25 there will be the twentieth edition of the Trofeo Mezzalama.
On April 25, there will be the twentieth edition of the Trofeo Mezzalama. A month and a half away from the over 300 requests for registration. The Monterosa SpA announces special measures to encourage training. Friday, March 27 at the Fort of Bard the official presentation.

The appointment with the twentieth edition of the Trofeo Mezzalama set for Saturday, April 25th is fast approaching as the spring. The “glacier marathon”, try the Great Course and the World Cup Long Distance ISMF, will run along an upside than usual. We will start it from Gressoney-La-Trinité and, riding on the glaciers and the peaks of Monte Rosa on four thousand meters above sea level, it will come this time in Breuil-Cervinia. The extra edition with a U of historic race skialp born in 1933 will inaugurate the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the conquest of the Matterhorn planned for the summer.
“A month and a half away from – said technical director Adriano Favre Foundation Mezzalama Trophy – came the requests for inclusion of more than 300 teams, equivalent to over 900 athletes. The teams are already very self-selected and the level is really high. To date we have reviewed and confirmed about 200 teams. In addition to assessing the competitive results of the biggest races of the Great Course and the World Cup, personally I am very attentive to the curriculum mountaineering, because for the Trofeo Mezzalama experience in the high mountains is an essential requirement. ”
Meanwhile, the athletes are stepping workouts, looking in particular to deepen the knowledge of the path that, following the reversal of the direction of travel, is all new. In addition to the increase of the height difference of about 350 meters, the difficulties most feared are the steep slopes of the Nose of Lyskamm and the West face of Castor. It seems a bit ‘less severe than feared and traditional gate of the hill of the Breithorn the new opening time fixed in the Mantova Refuge (3470 m): will continue the race the men’s teams that will pass within 3 hours; within 3 h 15 ‘those female and mixed. “I preferred to leave about a quarter of an hour of breathing in more – explains Adriano Favre – to avoid squeezing the athletes in the first section. This time, instead of along a slight slope of the Breithorn, the climb continues up to 4100 m of the nose! ”
To allow mezzalamisti to train and test drive the new track the Monterosa SpA has prepared special measures. In the morning, from 5.30 am to 8.15 will be suspended the operations of typing and preparation of the slopes that rise from Gressoney-La-Trinité. The area open to training skialp affects Track G3 Jolanda up at the first fork, then left and follow the slope Bedemie G5 Alpericka to Alpe Gabiet; salt from here for a stretch of track G7 Salati up large floor above the hotels, at an altitude of 2500 mt. Continue on the trail to the left, indicated by the orange poles, leading all’Orestes Hütte and on the piste to Indren.
All the news of the twentieth Mezzalama Trophy 2015 will be discussed in detail during the official presentation Friday, March 27, at 18, in the “Sala Archi Candidi” Forte di Bard.

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St. Moritz Music Summit in 2015, the festival of electronic music back in March: program and tickets
David Morales, Louie Vega, Tony Humphries, Anane Vega, Sarah Main, Sebastian Gamboa, Simon Dunmore, Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco, John Moss, Danny O, Hannah Jacques, Victor Perez, Vincente Ferrer and Dj Benjamin are just some of the 40 artists who will participate as guests of the evening Essentials fun at high altitude.

The individual events that make up the event will be held during the evening in the streets of the country and will continue within the premises throughout the night with music electro, house, deep-house and lounge. Radio KissKiss, Ibiza Sonica Radio, Radio Südostschweiz Mixcloud and follow all three days they send on-air what happens around.

To participate, the hotels in the area have already prepared from February different packages including accommodation, ski passes and tickets for the festival to enjoy the station in white between a musical event and another.

For the first time ever the PACHA Ibiza, one of the most famous and prestigious in the world, will bring in St. Moritz all its energy and its colors. Sebastian Gamboa will play Saturday night at Kings Club, while Sunday afternoon Sarah Main will perform on the ski slopes.

The Kings Of House NYC instead leave its mark by bringing together three icons of house music: David Morales, Tony Humphries, and Louie Vega. The latter, along with Anane, will bring the magical atmosphere of the Alps sunsets Ibiza realizing a real soundtrack.

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Sapporo Snow Museum

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The sapporo Snow Festival

features incredible ice sculptures and is one of Japan’s largest winter events.

Roughly two million people come to wiew the enormous,beautiful snow statues in Odori Park,central Sapporo.

the subject of the statues varies, and often features an event,famous building or person from the past year.

About 300 statues usually feature and most are illuminated during the night.

The event will be held from February 5th until 11th.

 

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