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Chalet Masso

Chalet Masso, Svizzera, Vallese, Nendaz, per un massimo di 10 persone

Chalet Massot si trova nel cuore delle 4 vallate, a pochi minuti dal villaggio di Haute-Nendaz. L’affascinante chalet in legno moderno con oltre 400 m2 e 3 livelli è il luogo ideale per trascorrere una bella e lussuosa vacanza con la famiglia o con gli amici.

Lo chalet è adatto per un massimo di 10 persone.

Il cuore dello chalet è un ampio salone con travi a vista e un bellissimo camino in pietra, che offre viste fantastiche sulla valle di Sion. Un luogo ideale per gustare lunghe serate intonate sui divani accanto al fuoco, o per rilassarsi e guardare un film sullo schermo del cinema home cinema.

La sala da pranzo, che si apre su una grande terrazza, offre un’area elegante per intrattenere famiglie o amici.

Verbier

Verbier

Suspended on the edge of the Savoleyres side of Verbier, this fairy-tale hideaway is the finest example of luxurious alpine living.

Whilst the chalet gazes over the imposing mountains in the distance and village below, the interior is a haven of serenity and calmness.

Mon Izba occupies one of Verbier’s most sought after addresses.

This stunning chalet is a sensational blend of the traditional local architecture and extravagant design with alpine style wood and timber throughout.

Sensitive lighting alongside luxurious fittings and plush furnishings create an opulent setting for guests to relax and socialise in.

pread over five floors, the expansive chalet is sleeps up to 12 people in five bedrooms. The floors are all linked by a stair case and a lift.

Upon arrival, you enter the chalet into the hallway with an impressive chandelier being the main feature.

From this hallway you can access the expansive main living room and the beautiful open plan kitchen and dining room.

The sitting room focuses around an authentic stone fireplace, with sumptuous sofas surrounding it.

Lifestyle

WATLES – 9 ROYALS IN VINSCHGAU FROM 27 MARCH TO 1 April

Event from March 27 to April 1 in the Watles ski area, Val Venosta, for the 2017 edition of Suzuki Royals 9, the classic freestyle event bringing together the best

freestylers in a super cotest adrnealinico that takes place in a castle snow.

There will be professional athletes, including 14 women (7 for skiing and snowboarding for 7) and 13 men (6 snowboarders and skiers 7), including our

compatriots Simon Gruber for snowboarding and Silvia Bertagna, who recently won a stage of world Cup.

The castle, full of jumps, ramps, wall … will be built with 60,000 cubic meters of snow.

To achieve it will need a team of 12 people and you will reuse the snow used to down the path to the stage in the world of ski cross Watles Cup. The concept of

this event, conceived by Nico Zacek in 2008, aims to give a chance to the world’s best athletes to showcase their skills in a fantastic setting.

In this regard could not choose a better location in the Val Venosta, land of the sun at high altitude and the Watles ski area (great for freestyle but also for

downhill skiing) is located in one of the Vinschgau area that is close to the borders with Switzerland and Austria.

St Moritz

March 4 – DINNER + NIGHT + BUS PASS FROM LOMBARDY ST.MORITZ FOR ONLY 49 EURO

4 March – Dinner + Night + bus pass from Lombardy to St. Moritz for only 49 €
ST. MORITZ. Who said that the location most IN Switzerland is also the most expensive? Saturday, March 4 Dovesciare takes you to ski in St. Moritz Corvatsch, the longest floodlit piste in Switzerland, to a quite exceptional price. With only 49 euro you can have dinner at altitude, night ski pass, insurance and round-trip bus from the main cities of Lombardy. Tourist coaches will offer you a round trip during which you can easily chat while on the return trip will be possible to rest after skiing. For those who can not renounce to their car the price will be even lower, EUR 35 for dinner + ski pass. Given the success that the initiative is having, it has just added the option of booting from Brescia with a small surcharge of 3 €

Ski

Switzerland
Among the main ski resorts of Switzerland there are Verbier, Zermatt, Saas Fee, Gstaad, St. Moritz and Davos. Here’s a quick overview of all the ski resorts of Switzerland, one of the most popular winter havens in the world.

In the canton of Grisons are 13 ski areas. Arosa is situated at the end of the Schanfigg Valley. The trails wind through the 1800s and the 2653metri altitude, and the natural snow is guaranteed. The Engadin and its “capital” of St. Moritz have an average of 322 days of sunshine a year. Here skiers of all levels are tracks suitable for them. The wind that blows constantly on Lake Silvaplana has made possible the birth of the discipline of snowkiting here so skiers and snowboarders, attached to kites, dart on the frozen surface of the lake. For beginners who want to try their hand in the enterprise, there is a school.

The ski region of Flims Laax Falera offers 220 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes. Laax is a young and trendy country, especially popular with snowboarders; Flims is a paradise for cross-country skiers; Falera is popular with families. Klosters, near Davos, has retained its traditional charm and is the active vacationer destination for all ages (as well as members of the British Royal Family). Its ski area ranges from 1194 to 2844 meters above sea level. Other winter activities in the area there are snowshoeing, the carriage rides, the rides on dog sleds. Davos is a city with an international theme. Its ski area is vast and varied, as well as the offer of activities for non-skiers. Among the other centers of the canton of Grisons Splügen point out, Lenzerheide, Savognin, Disentis and Sedrun.

Château-d’Oex and Rougemont are located in France and belongs to the Pays-d’Enhaut Switzerland, the tourist region of the Canton of Vaud (Lake Geneva Region). Thanks to the convenient rail connections, the towns have joined the ski resort of Gstaad (Bernese Oberland), and their totals 250 kilometers of slopes. For the cross-country you will be going in La Lecherette, where there are 42 km of tracks. Château-d’Oex is also known as the world capital of the hot air balloons every year in late January held an international festival of hot air balloons. Among the other ski resorts in the Lake Geneva Region there are Les Diablerets, Leysin / Les Mosses, St-Cergue and Villars-Gryon.
In Valais there are 14 ski centers. The Aletsch area is considered “for local connoisseurs” in the sense that it remains largely unknown to foreigners. And yes that is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2001! In any case, do not form queues at the lifts, there is room for everyone on the slopes and the prices are affordable for families. The slopes, with the possibility of artificial snow, stretch for 99 km. Aletsch glacier, along more than 23 kilometers, is the longest glacier in the Alps.

In the localities that form the area Rund um Visp (Bürchen / Törbel, Unterbäch, Eischoll, Visperterminen and Gspon) exudes a pleasant atmosphere of a modern mixed tradition. Winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and sledding. Children under nine years are the lifts.

Not far above Visp and Brig, the small towns of Blatten / Belalp, Rosswald and Rothwald offer traditional wooden chalets, a six-seater chairlift (the longest of Switzerland), a good artificial snow and sunny terraces with stunning mountain views Valais.

Also Sierre and Val d’Anniviers are particularly sunny. Surrounded by four peaks over 4000 meters, the ski area offers 220 kilometers of ski runs, but also snowpark, sledge and the donuts (snowtube), tracks for cross-country and cross-ice skating.

In the Valais are also two “sanctuaries” of skiing, Verbier and Zermatt. Verbier offers 410 kilometers of piste up to an altitude of 3330 meters and has a very lively nightlife. The charming traditional village of Zermatt has instead 313 km of slopes between 1620 and the 3883 meters, connected by 65 lifts (trains, cable cars, ski lifts). Children are welcome and will find many ski schools and entertainment activities.

Other ski centers in the Valais Crans-Montana, with luxury shops for après ski, Goms, Grachen, Leukerbad, Lötschental, Nendaz, Portes du Soleil – Chablais and Saastal.

Lifestyle

Fans of the long weekend? 2016 will be a year full of bridges

Calendar in hand, we took a look to the holidays next year. Just take a few days off to enjoy long holidays

Lovers of the long weekend, you may start to uncork the champagne a few weeks in advance, because 2016 will be a year rich in bridges. Calendar in hand, you can already begin to come to terms with calendar in hand (which you can find below): in the month of January, thanks to a New Year Epiphany Friday and Wednesday, you can take up to 6 days off continuous asking your boss only two holidays. 4 and 5, just to be clear.

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For the rest, April 25 will be a Monday, June 2 on a Thursday (then worth asking permission in advance for Friday 3) and 15 August even on a Monday. Already looking to next fall, also, there is a wonderful Tuesday, 1 November and an equally fantastic Thursday, December 8. Not to mention the various festivities: for those who live in Milan, for example, thanks to the anniversary of St. Ambrose on December 7 will be able to disconnect from the office from Wednesday until the following week, stealing only the hours on Friday by the bank-holidays.

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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Zermatt

Skiing: life freerider the Swatch Skiers Cup in Zermatt

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The story of the three days of freeride at the foot of the Matterhorn, between evolution and incredible love for the mountains.
On one side the sun slides over the ridges of the Western Alps and illuminates the Zermatt valley; the other, the Matterhorn (the Swiss call Matterhorn) peak legendary who made the history of mountaineering. In the middle are the evolutions of the phenomena of freeriding, which for the past week have invaded the renowned Alpine ski resort for the third leg of the Swatch Skiers Cup, the competition that compares – in a series of challenges “one on one” – the best off-piste skiers in the world.

The first challenge is represented by what they call the Backcountry Slopestyle, a descent of 600 meters from the top of a mountain (in fresh snow, of course) with 4 ramps for as many jumps that are judged by three judges in the valley. They are the ones that assign the point to one or another contender according to parameters such as fluidity, style, originality, and especially balance on landing.

The scenario, as mentioned, is the best you could wish for, with the sun softens the cold of high altitude (we are close to 3000 meters) and the Matterhorn in the background to the jumps and tricks of the athletes. The race takes place in two rounds: the first is especially useful for testing the snow and the lines to follow, which are at the discretion of the athletes. In the second one, the riders are unleashed in evolution at the limits of physical capacity, falling without apparent consequences on their knees after leaps of 15-20 meters, topped by backflip (the classic loops), 360 ° and landings at ‘ back – the most technical trick according to the judges -.

Cody Townsend choose to avoid the ramps and exploit the ripples of the mountain as springboards for its evolution. Sometimes the result is a fall with its injury (a broken hand, for the Frenchman Richard Permin). For others, such as the American Seth Morrison the combination of risk and skill produces a stunning backflip that makes the audience stand up lying on the snow in the valley.
After the descent athletes reach the point of take-off the helicopter – need to climb on top for the second round – located just behind the judges, and they stop for a chat and a few high five with the crowd. Here the star is the master and idol Samuel Anthamatten, born and raised right in Zermatt; as a child – he explains – he wanted to make the mountaineer, just like that Walter Bonatti who exactly 50 years ago climbed for the first time since, in solitary, the north face of the Matterhorn, making history as one of the greatest of all time .

Even Sam Italian mountaineer was idol and model of life, until he met skiing in deep snow: “In 2010 there was a really wonderful winter, one of those where you can keep your skis for 3 consecutive months – says during a break between a descent and the other – so I realized that I was skiing off piste particularly well .. “.

For Samuel all started quite unusual, especially for a professional through online subscription to a local competition. As it happens, one of these was also Nicholas Hale-Woods, a former rider and creator of the Freeride World Tour, which invites him to the first races thus starting his new life, in which Sam can ski for about 9 months to ‘ year of the mountains and the peaks of the planet’s most fascinating, crossing scenarios are narrated in the film “Days of My Youth”.
During the screening of the video in an evocative film of Zermatt between an “ooh” and one of the audience – especially in front of the spectacular images filmed from the rooms subjective – it embodies the spirit of these guys who, by their own admission, they think little to future and can afford to work doing what they enjoy most, a wall and a challenge at a time. That they have before the last day of competition is called “Big Mountain”, and is the sister of the Slopestyle competition; here the jumps give way to a descent “pure” high altitude, from a peak reached only by helicopter. The company is in being able to rimandere standing floating on snow completely virgin. It ”s specialty Anthamatten that harks back to a couple of falls the day before draw precise lines through rocks and crevasses that did not seem to be crossed. Also thanks to his business at the end are the Europeans to prevail on the American rider (for challenges won 15 to 12), but it matters little.

Among those who risk their lives – and the risk for these riders really, every time they wear skis and boots – the competition gives way to respect and the spirit of brotherhood toward those who see the mountains in the exact same way. A philosophy as well as a way of life, the most celebrated of the Swatch Skiers Cup.

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