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.

Yes Back to Skiing

They arrived cold and snow, will also the relaunch of San Giorgio as a ski resort? If so many ask after the appearance of the first snow and if the cross-country skiing warms the engines for a long time and wait only to increase the consistency of the mantle to start with the tracing of the slopes, for the downhill one the notes are still sore. For the second year the lifts of Malga San Giorgio will not open due to the well-known events that started the bankruptcy process for Nuova Lessinia spa, owner of the plants. In reality, the closing years would be three because in the 2015-16 season it opened for half a day because the Province did not issue any authorization to the manager G & A srl, since the company did not provide the documentation required to authorize the start-up of the plants. “Now we work in collaboration with the Province to maintain the concessions with the clause that the plants are closed due to force majeure, not because they are decommissioned”, states the mayor Claudio Melotti, who shows on the table the folder always close at hand, “Because the question is topical every day and every month of the year,” he reveals. IT IS TO BE CLARIFIED that the plants are on sale and if there were entrepreneurs willing to invest the station would have already started. In reality it would not be a programmable event from evening to morning because there would be deadlines and obligations to be met. The chairlift has expired since November 2017 with the possibility of extension until 2022. It needs a fifteen-year review that from the calculations produced by the expert, the engineer from Trentino Mario Pedotti, could cost between 300 and 500 thousand euros, equal to 15-20 percent of the new cost. The technical life of the Slalom ski lift will expire on January 26, 2019 and its revision will cost € 80-100 thousand. The concession of the ski lift of the Valon baby trail has expired long ago and the tow hooks have to be replaced for an amount of 150-200 thousand euro. «If we want to consider also the interventions that should be done on the Rifugio Gaibana, the shelters of the snow groomers, the departure station of the chairlift, the networks and the planned snowmaking system, the restart and the review of the vehicles, would not be budgeted less than 800 thousand euros, but this raises questions about the future of the station, “pressed the mayor. CONCRETO for the moment there is a redevelopment project of the station with the funds of neighboring municipalities for projects of large area, which concern that not only the municipalities directly bordering the Autonomous Province of Trento but also those neighboring with whom the project develops. “I have always fought for a redevelopment that is inserted in a supra-municipal context,” says Melotti, “that does not end in a sterile initiative but is attracting additional funds and institutional and private involvement”. THE PROJECT is based on an investment of one million and 730 thousand euros requested and recognized by the Fund for the border Municipalities: “We are only awaiting the signing of the agreement to budget revenue and start the planning and calls for proposals. At this amount, the Municipality will add its own resources and others will ask the Lessinia Regional Park, bodies and associations, even private individuals, in the hope that the share will increase and become a real driving force for investments », adds the mayor. But with 1.7 million euros what can be done? “Finish buying the parking lots to finally intervene on them, for example. For the plants, the discussion on how and when to intervene is open, because the issue is also sensitive from a legal point of view and I hope that 1.7 million become at least 2.5 million euros to allow San Giorgio to be in a position to share . I understand that after the first 10 centimeters of snow people think of San Giorgio, but we can not get frantic in this situation, “warns Melotti,” because a careful evaluation must be made for sustainable management, focusing above all on the summer vocation of the locality. . Intelligence is needed to understand the evolution of the weather in the immediate future and the tourist demand. Furthermore, recognition as a large area project puts us in a position to finally understand that we must think in terms of the district. The project also includes the purchase or the new construction of a versatile structure as the headquarters of the Fondo Fondo Alta Lessinia, but with an elastic concept to be used 365 days a year: it is the only perspective to give a future to the locality », Concludes Melotti.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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: An unusual race: in the Casies Valley, the Canederli Marathon (January 14th), mix between sport and cooking. Info: 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: (TN) Three sports rings are available for 1.5, 4.5 and 8 km, suitable for beginners and experienced riders.Info:


The region points to skiing in our mountains

the Advisor to the Sports and Youth Policy of the Lombardy Region Antonio Rossi promotes skiing among young people on our mountains.

Antonio Rossi, Youth and Sports Policy Advisor of Regione Lombardi, during the presentation of the Open Day of the Italian Ski Master of the Lombardy Region on Sunday, December 17, wanted to emphasize how much sport is important between young people and how much the Region tries to meet him.

“The Open Day allows everyone to know and practice alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, telemark and snowboarding and is a special promotion of sport in a fantastic scenario such as that of the Lombard Mountain that will have a day to get in The day is really open to everyone – said the councilor – and guarantees the ability to learn small and adults and also includes the disabled. All this with a steadily growing trend, just think that from the edition In 2008, 5,270 students were involved, and they saw the sixty-one of the ever-crowded participating Schools. “

Skiing in the fall: here are the open or open systems

The storm last week from Attila, with abrupt drop in temperatures, strong winds and abundant precipitation, between rain and snow, whitewashed the mountain resorts for the joy of the operators, anticipating the ski season. If last year we were weeping for the lack of snow, this year the ski season starts in advance.

Thanks to the mid-November disturbances that brought snow to Italy, to the north, to the Alps, the opening of the ski resorts was anticipated. So you can ski again before Christmas, already at the end of November and above all for the Bridge of the Immaculate. Here are the open or open systems in the North where to go skiing in the fall.

Cortina d’Ampezzo. In the famous tourist resort of the Dolomites, the first ski resorts are open already on 11 November, on the 17th of November opened the Faloria district. Four plants are open in the mountains above Cortina.

Madonna di Campiglio. Another famous ski resort in the Dolomites, Trentino, Madonna di Campiglio has been covered by abundant snowfall that allowed the opening of the first plants on the Grosté area and gradually the whole area of ​​the ski area.

Step Rolle. Also on the Passo Rolle, the first ski resorts, particularly the Cimon, Ferrari and Castellazzo chairlifts, were opened under the Pale di San Martino. It is still early for skiing down to San Martino, but at high altitude the slopes are in perfect condition.

Monte Bondone. Above Trento, the slopes and ski resorts of Monte Bondone open from November 25th. In addition, from 26 December to 8 March you will be able to experience the exciting experience of a skiing at night, under the stars, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 20.00 to 22.30. The illuminated slopes for skiing at night will be: Diagonal Montesel, Cordela, Washbasin, Variant racing, Variant washbasin and Snowpark. The renewed Snowpark also offers three different difficulty lines for all levels of capacity.

Pinzolo-Doss of Sabion. The opening of ski lifts and ski slopes is scheduled for early December, guaranteed by artificial snow systems.

Fiemme-Obereggen. The ski season opens on November 25th, with the opening of the slopes of Pampeago, which this year offers the new 350 meters long “Runway”, which is served by programmed snow. The track starts at the Lamb Canal and goes down to the parking lots, with an exit for each parking lot. The ski area of ​​Fiemme-Obereggen offers 110 km of pistes.

Val Gardena. In South Tyrol, the ski slopes and ski lifts of Val Gardena are planned for December 6: Sella Ronda, Ortisei-Funes, Santa Cristina, Selva, Sella Pass, Alpe di Siusi.

Predazzo. Here too, the opening of the plants is scheduled for December 6, in view of the Bridge of the Immaculate.

Cervinia. In the famous tourist resort of Valle d’Aosta, in the shadow of Monte Cervino, the skiing season has already begun, already on the Plateau Rosà glacier, in the ski area of ​​the Matterhorn Ski Paradise, located in Switzerland.

Roccaraso. To ski in the Abruzzo region, belonging to the ski resort of Alto Sangro, you will have to wait until 7 December next, with the facilities that will open for the Bridge of the Immaculate.

Ovindoli. In the area of ​​the Plateau of the Rocche, part of the ski area of ​​the Tre Nevi, the plants will open on December 16th.

Dolomiti Stars starts the ski season

From tomorrow the first runs down the slopes of Alleghe, Selva, Arabba and San Pellegrino. Open the black race “La VolatA” just approved by FIS for international races

The countdown began at the beginning of the ski season in the territory of the Dolomiti Stars tourist consortium. Already from tomorrow and Sunday you will face the first bends on the slopes of Alleghe, Selva di Cadore, Arabba and Passo San Pellegrino.

In the Civetta ski area will open 7 plants with 20 km of pistes besides the ski connection at the foot of Alleghe and Selva di Cadore: a departure with the snowflakes made possible by the fall of snow over the past few weeks along with the important structural investments made to support the snow programmed.

The Pezzetti Pianos cable car, the Col dei Baldi cable car, the Baby chair, the Pelmo chair lift and the Col Fiori chairlift with the Coldai, Fernazza, Baldi, Pelmo Lavadoi, Pian dei Sec and Baby schoolboats, of Cadore you will be able to take advantage of the chairlift Pescul – Fertazza and chairlift Fertazza with the slopes Bait, Fertazza, Le Ciaune and Col Fioret.

After the end of the weekend, from Monday 27 November to Friday 1 December you can ski in Alleghe using the 2 cable cars and the Baby chair with the Coldai, Baldi, Lavadoi, Pian dei Sec slopes and the Baby school camp. ‘opening many other plants throughout the Civetta.

The Arabba winter season will start with the Campolongo chairlift and the two Campolongo and Rutort red slopes, which will remain open until Saturday, December 2, when the offer will be strengthened by the entry into service of the Cherz chairlift with the Cherz 1 and 2 slopes Vizza chair lift with Vizza run and Masarei chairlift with Incisa and Marentas slopes. From tomorrow to the skiers there will also be the Bec de Roces refuge.

For the ski area San Pellegrino will be a preview of season in the sign of speed and adrenaline: tomorrow and Sunday, in fact, it will be possible to test the black run La VolatA, just approved FIS for international races, that from the station to Mount of the cable car Col Margherita goes down to the Passo San Pellegrino with slopes that touch 50%. Beginners will then have the Passo chairlift with the same simple track, ideal for moving the first steps on the skis. From Saturday 2 December the ski connection will be active at Falcade-Passo San Pellegrino.

At San Pellegrino, during this first weekend of skiing, the ski pass will have a promotional price: for the daily 25 euro adult and senior, 18 junior, 10 babies; for the afternoon 20 euros adult and senior, 14 junior, 8 babies.

From Brescia to ski in Trentino with FlixBus

In the winter season, FlixBus starts racing straight between Brescia and nine ski resorts in Trentino to allow skiers and snowboarders to spend a week or just a weekend in some of the most beautiful resorts in the region, immersing themselves in the magical atmospheres that animate them during Christmas time.

From December 7th, those who are anxiously waiting for the first snowflakes to escape from the city and skiing at their feet can comfortably get to Val di Sole and Val Rendena without having to resort to the car, enjoying the comfort they offer on board the buses green: Wi-Fi, power sockets and toilets. Specifically, FlixBus will connect to Val Rendena Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Carisolo and Campo Carlo Magno, while in Val Sole you can reach the outskirts of Folgarida, Dimaro, Pellizzano and Mezzana and the Passo del Tonale ski area. All these links will be operational every weekend until early April, with an increase in frequency in Christmas time, to allow Brescians to reach their favorite destination every day. Ski equipment can be transported free of charge on board.

Brescia’s travel opportunities are numerous, though they do not like winter sports and the mountains prefer a weekend in the city: from the stop at Via Solferino you can travel to about 60 destinations, including short-medium destinations such as Venice, Turin and Genoa or long-distance destinations such as Rome, Naples and Bari. Those who want to cross the border can reach European capitals such as Zagreb in Croatia and Ljubljana in Slovenia.

Skiing on the Appennines, off to the 2017-18 season

Skiing on the Appennines, off to the 2017-18 season
The 2017-2018 season on the Apennines begins in advance, complicating the high snowfall in early November. For this reason, the plants in our territory have already begun the season: we talk about Abetone, Cimone, Horn to Stairs and Doganaccia.


It will be one of the most seasonal starts ever to ski to Abetone. The ski slopes will open at 8 am on Saturday, November 18, 2017, until 17 o’clock. It was since 1979 that there was no such early start in the white area belonging to our Apennines. The eyeglasses of Mount Gomito, the skylift of the gondola, the Pulicchio chairlift, the babeworm carpet, and the Selletta and Riva chairlifts will be opened.


As regards the price list of the Abetone Skipass for the 2017-2018 season in high season (that runs from December 24, 2017 to January 7, 2018), a daily cost of 39 euros is indicated. The price for juniors will be 32 euros, while the over 65 will be 35. The early morning costs 34 euros, while afternoon 31. For those who want to stay for more than a day, the 72 euros of the 2 consecutive days are reported, 110 of 3 days, 144 euros for 4 days, 175 for 5 days, 199 for 6 days, and 220 for seven consecutive days. Junior consecutive prices are considerably lower than the ones already listed.

For all the other days, you have to pay a daily minimum of € 31 for the weekends, up to € 39 for festivals or pre-festivals. The junior ticket goes from 25 to 32 euros, while Over 65 will pay 28 and 35 euros respectively on weekdays and holidays. For other days that are not part of the band from 24 December to 7 January there are prices ranging from 2 days to 10 consecutive days, divided into Junior, students, for weekdays and holidays. On weekdays, the facilities will be open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, while the school campuses from 9 am to 5 pm.


Early opening also for skiing at the Corno alle Scale, with the start of the season scheduled for Saturday 18 and Sunday 19. This is the inauguration of the winter season with partial opening of the ski resort. The works open this weekend will be the four-tiered rooftop chairlift and the moving carpet. Also open some races on the weekend, for precision the Alberto Tombs 1 and 2. The opening hours are expected from 8:30 to 16:30 for the holidays, while for the weekends from 9 am to 4:30 pm .


For holidays, including Christmas, at the Horn of the Stairs the cost of the ski pass is 33 euros per day (26 for boys and older). Then go to 60 euros for two days, 84 for the three days, 104 euros for 4 consecutive days, 125 for five days, 145 for six days, and 160 for seven consecutive days. On weekdays, however, the daily rate is 25 euros (20 for boys and older). Costs between two and five consecutive days are respectively 45, 60, 75, 91. Prices for children up to 7 years are six euros if accompanied by a paying adult, 10 if not accompanied.

On the internet there is also the possibility to find prices for many different solutions, such as the ski school chair lift, the single-handed Cavone-Rocce chair race, the single chair chair race, the multi-day ski pass and the rug.


Thanks to the recent snowfall, this weekend you can also ski at the Cimone. Only a few tracks will be open on the weekend of November 18 and 19. The opening times of the plants will be from 8.30 am to 4.45 pm for Saturday and Sunday, and Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4.30 pm.

As for the lifts, we suggest opening the 1-seat chairlift 6 seats to the Cimoncino. At the Lago della Ninfa we will find the carpet and chairlift open 4 seats. At Le Polle, Polle-Valcava 6-seater chairlift and Pollicino C. School-climbing carpet will be open. At the Pass of the Wolf, open the 3-seat white beech chairlift, the Passo del Lupio cable car and the Lamaccione 3-seater chair lift. Also open the Mountaineering Carpet. At Sestola, open the 3 seat Sestola-Pian del Falco chairlift.


Looking at the prices, let’s note that here also exists the difference between holidays and weekends. The festival costs 36 euros (31 for Boys and Over 65). The odds from 2 to 7 consecutive days cost respectively 65, 95, 120, 145, 170,190 euro.

Cimone’s ski passes have a daily cost of 28 euros (24 for boys and over 65). From 2 days to 5 consecutive days you spend 50, 72, 90, 105, 110 euro respectively. In both solutions, guys and Over 65s

All ready for November skiing, the white season starts early

Everyone on the track, though it’s still autumn. For skiers in November, it has always been a month of boredom, where skiing was prepared at the limit. Instead, the snowfall last week opened the season with great anticipation in the main locations of Cuneo. In the Maritime Alps, and partly in the Liguria, about a meter of snow has fallen, which has so far resisted the temperatures not too rigid. So you wake up.
The last one was Artesina, which opened up some of the facilities already last weekend, ie a month earlier than expected (was discussed on December 8), for the joy of about two thousand enthusiasts who were busy packing the slopes. From today to Sunday, the Monregalese ski area makes it: snow varies between 60 and 110 centimeters, there are two ski lifts, a chair lift and a treadmill, there are three runs available on the Turra (including the new “Panorama ) and the adult ski pass costs 22 euros. Also in the Mondolè Ski district, in Pratonevoso the season starts tomorrow but in this case all the works are opened. The daily cost is 25 euros, a fee that will be maintained for all opening days until December 7th.

Abundant snow allows you to ski in Limone Piemonte too. The White Reserve drops a poker, allowing you to ski today from Monday to seven on seven (the highest). From tomorrow, the ski pass for adults costs 27 euros, while today it’s all free, you just have to get the magnetic card from two euros, then you can also do a lesson with the masters without spending anything.

Those without snow can not be well aware that skiing in November can also be moved to Valle d’Aosta. In Breuil-Cervinia, the high-altitude facilities are open from October 28 and will remain until May 6. For the majority of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta facilities, however, it is necessary to wait, because the last snowfall in the rest of the northwest has not left large amounts of “flour”. In theory most of the Vallée districts should open in eight days (snow permitting): from Friday 1 December the season starts for Monterosaski, the Immaculate is the route of Vialattea (Sestriere) and Colomion (Bardonecchia).

All this, of course, applies to those who prefer slopes. Skiing enthusiasts have a slightly wider range of choices because they are well-versed in snow and the Cozie Alps as well as the Ligurians and the Maritime. The Cuneese amateurs are already starting for a week, although finding a good coat is by now very complicated given the somewhat subtle temperatures of the last few days. Those who have been on the floor tell of very varied conditions, ranging from “crust” to “march”, even though there are still points where you can still come across in flour. In any case, it is good to keep an eye on the avalanche bulletin that Arpa and Aineva will issue at 14 o’clock in order to schedule a safe trip.

ALTO ADIGE – It has already snowed like this all winter

In South Tyrol there is a winter winter holiday with snow that already whitens landscapes and ski slopes.

A sigh of relief for operators after a winter like 2016/2017, one of the worst ever for snowfall.

In some areas of the Dolomites, such as Cortina Falzarego (Veneto) and Monte Croce Pass (between Upper Pusteria and Cadore), the skiing season has already been

inaugurated last weekend.

If it’s not a little record we miss it. Dolomite valleys have already dropped from 20 to 50 inches of snow, practically as much as snow all over the winter.