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The ski resorts of Italian Switzerland ready for the winter season with complete programs from 26

The ski resorts of Italian Switzerland, including small ones, are ready for the winter season. From next Saturday, or at the latest from Santo Stefano, if the weather does not play some trick, all the plants in Ticino and in the Grigionitalian valleys will be in operation, even those that this weekend could not open.

Winter sports enthusiasts, having spent Christmas with their family, will be able to count on extensive and varied programs on the downhill and cross-country slopes from Bedretto to Poschiavo-Sfazù, from Novaggio to Airolo-Pesciüm, passing from Lüina, Rossa, Nara , Pian San Giacomo, Cioss Prato, Campra, Cardada, Piano di Peccia, Mogno, Prato Leventina, Maloja, Ambrì and Alpe di Neggia. And it is not excluded that you can even ski on improvised tracks, as happened Saturday in Lostallo where the local ski club, in memory of the old times, has organized a day of fun on the slope at the Monda.

In San Bernardino, for example, in addition to the complete activity on the slopes from the 26th, the Nordic Testing Day on December 27th is worth noting, during which it will be possible to try for free the Nordic ski material with the professional support of the masters. At Campo Blenio on Tuesday 26th the party opens for the seasonal opening of the Dome, which is flanked by the snow market on Saturday, December 30th. On the same day in Bosco Gurin, on the other hand, poetry can be heard in the Walser dialect with Peter Tomamichel.

The recent, heavy snowfall, after seasons of satisfaction, have offered a great help “from the sky” to all the stations that, when equipped, have been able to “strengthen” the natural blanket with the artificial one, thus creating a thickness sufficient to resist enthusiasm of skiers.

In Lombardy a day to learn how to ski for free with the masters

A whole day in which the Lombard snow professionals will be available for free group lessons of 2 hours dedicated to children (from 4 years) and to adults in the disciplines of alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, telemark and also for disabled children. The schools participating in the initiative are 60.

The Open Day promoted by AMSI Lombardia and arrived at the tenth edition, is scheduled for 17.12.2017.

An opportunity for mothers and fathers who want to bring their children closer to the snow, to the sport and to the splendid mountain resorts of the Lombardy Region, but also for adults who wish to acquire from the first ski notions to the more advanced ones.

An opportunity therefore to understand how a ski lesson takes place (Alpine and Nordic) or snowboarding in the snow and to encourage the flow in schools, giving way to a safe season thanks to snow professionals.

Joining the Open Day is simple: just contact the nearest Ski or Snowboard School and communicate the membership to Open Day 2017, the school will provide all useful information.

The right destinations to go skiing and see the races of ski champions

The snow has come and the plants are already open. From Trentino to Valle d’Aosta, here is where to do the most spectacular runs and attend the races.

This year the snow is punctual, the plants are open and the desire for fun to share with friends and family is taken.
But where to go? Here is a selection of ski areas based on the beauty of the places, the technicality and the spectacularity of the track. Someone will tell you that they know the best, but these are the favorites of the champions who race every year at the World Cup.

ANDALO AND FAI DELLA PAGANELLA (TN)
At the heart of the Andalo Fai della Paganella ski area, the most beautiful and technical Olympia trail starts from the top overlooking the valley of Adige and Brenta, and goes downhill. New: expanded the La Rocca track to facilitate the return of less experienced skiers. The event: Do not miss the training of the Norwegian Alpine Ski Team on the Olimpionica 2 track (black track) from 9 to 22 December.
Daily cost: 41 euros.

LA THUILE (AO)
Connected to the facilities of Espace San Bernardo, to ski on infinite kilometers of slopes between the Italian and French alpine slopes. In France, two new chair lifts and five slopes
red to meet the most experienced skiers. The track to be tried is the Tre Franco Berthod, one of the most difficult and steep in Italy (76% maximum slope) that this year
was chosen by FIS as a track for the recovery of the men’s and women’s Alpine Ski World Cup races. The event: March 3 and 4 in Courmayeur, not far away
from La Thuile, the Freeride World Tour qualifier circuit breaks.
Daily cost: 40 euros.

BORMIO (SO)
In the Alta Valtellina area, 170 km of pistes in the heart of the Stelvio National Park. The track to be missed is the Stelvio 3,300 meters to do everything in a breath. The event: the World Ski Jump World Cup on December 28th. The novelty: fun area at Bormio 2000 with Funslope Bormio and Familypark Bormio, for skiers and snowboarders. In the resorts of Bormio, Livigno, Santa Caterina Valfurva and San Colombano Valdidentro there is a free ski bus service for those with Superski Alta Valtellina. Daily cost: from 23 euros.

ALTA BADIA (BZ)
A web of 130 km of slopes at various levels of difficulty. The Grand Rise of La Villa is one of the best in the world (450 meters in altitude and 1,300 km in length); with a slope
maximum of 63%, is a black for a few, but there is an easier variant. The event: December 17, giant slalom of the World Cup.
Daily cost: from 43 euros.

VAL GARDENA (BZ)
Ortisei, S. Cristina, Selva di Val Gardena, are part of the Dolomiti Superski domain. From all three resorts you can go, with the Dolomiti Superski ski pass for the Sellaronda, the Sella group’s all-round ski trip. Try the 3.5km Saslong descent with breathtaking curves and goblins, while in December the new 10-seater Piz Seteur cable car, the most modern monofire plant ever made, is to be found. The event: in conjunction with the Ski World Cup (15 and 16 December), big parties are scheduled. The offer not to be missed from 6 to 23 December 2017 is Superpremière; with 4 nights, one is free, who book 6 nights, will have two.
Daily cost: from 43 euros.

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO (TN)
Here Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta Ski Area has about 150 km of slopes; you can ski throughout the day between Madonna di Campiglio, Folgarida-Marilleva, Pinzolo and there are free shuttles to move between the various locations. Among the 5 Snowparks, the Ursus Snowpark in Madonna di Campiglio, one of the top five of the Alps. Folgarida’s new four-seater Malghette chairlift is in operation. The event: World Cup Men’s Special Slalom, December 22nd. From December 7th to 10th, Marilleva Snow Week has four days of skiing fun snowboarding.
Daily cost: 50 euros.

FIVE MEETS IN THE NATURE FOR WHO LOVES THE FUND
For those who love silence, the scenery to enjoy in solitude is perfect for cross-country skiing. Here are 5 locations to experience an unforgettable experience in nature, suitable for those who have been practicing forever or for those who only start now.

COURMAYEUR (AO)
Not only downhill: in the Courmayeur area, Val Ferret is one of the most scenic and popular alpine ski resorts. In the valley, stretched over to the magnificent amphitheater at the foot of Mont Blanc, you embark on 22 miles of trails in a heaven of peace.
Info: courmayeurmontblanc.it

COGNE (AO)
It is the valdostan queen of cross-country skiing. The pistes wind up for 80km, crossing the villages of Epinel, Lillaz, Valnontey in the heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park. Do not miss the Marciagranparadiso from 2 to 4 February 2018.
Info: cogneturismo.it.
Dobbiaco and, more north, Anterselva. The Val Pusteria area is a paradise for cross-country skiers: the slopes are well traced, the breathtaking views (Info: valpusteria.com). An unusual race: in the Casies Valley, the Canederli Marathon (January 14th), mix between sport and cooking. Info: valle-di-casies.com.ALPE DI SIUSI (BZ) The largest plateau in Europe offers 80 km of pistes with a minimum length of 2 km for beginners and others extending like the “Giogo” , with its 15 km being the longest in the area.Info: alpesiusi.it.FOLGARIA (TN) Three sports rings are available for 1.5, 4.5 and 8 km, suitable for beginners and experienced riders.Info: alpecimbra.it

Alpine skiing, Marcel Hirscher falls into training. Malleol fracture and six-week stop for the Austrian

Alpine skiing, Marcel Hirscher falls into training. Malleol fracture and six-week stop for the Austrian

 

The Olympic season for Marcel Hirscher begins in the worst ways. The Austrian champion, winner of the last six editions of the Alpine Ski World Cup, bolted a blade on the first day of training on the Mölltal glacier, remaining a bad fall.

The world champion in charge of slalom and giant was immediately transported to the hospital in Salzburg, where he was diagnosed with the fracture of the left ankle malleolus. It should not be done, however, it will be obliged to carry the plaster for 6 weeks.

Really a bad hit for Hirscher: an injury at this stage of preparation could turn out to be peculiar in view of approaching the PyeongChang 2018 Games. It is difficult for the Austrian to force the time to come back to the world cup giant in Sölden Next October 29. The primary goal of one of the greatest skiers of all time, in fact, remains that Olympic gold so far barely escaping.

SCI – STARTING FOR USHUAIA THE FIRST GROUP OF AZZURRI

The long starting series for South America begins in Ushuaia, for the World Cup skiing blue. The first to start on the Fire Land where it is winter and you can ski on natural snow are Stefano Gross, Simon Maurberger, Manfred Moelgg, Tommaso Sala and Patrick Thaler who will be away from 11 August to 5 September.

“We will find better conditions than last year – says coach Stefano Costazza – although there has been rain in the last two days but who is already in Ushuaia tells that the slopes are all open and that all the facilities can be used Starting with the first four / five, working a bit more on the slalom, we are at the Cerro Castor so we can take advantage of the full range of the day, as a base, we will work on giant and slalom, maybe on two shifts. Snowy conditions day after day When the giants arrive (will leave August 22) we will privilege the giant, even if we do not forget the slalom, this first group will do all the time in Ushuaia, while the giants will divide between Ushuaia and Valle Nevado. , On the other hand, will depart on September 1 and will arrive directly to Valle Nevado “.

Ushuaia’s departure will be an opportunity for skiing so much and confronting athletes of other nationalities: “We will find the French and the Slovenes, and we will certainly look for some comparison, especially with the French, and that will be important to measure the growth of the state. Will be between 18 and 22 days of skiing, so we are sure we can do a good job. “