Livigno in October opening of the fund and December ski slopes

On October 15, skiing back to the bottom ring, while on December 1 officially starts the winter season with the opening of the slopes.

From October 15th to Livigno, it will open the bottom track, made with 50,000 cubic meters of snow that have been preserved during the summer season with snowfarm technique. Last winter, 100,000 cubic meters of snow were stored, of which 20 percent was dissolved in the summer, 30,000 were used for the Contrade Trophy (summer skiing event on true snow) and the remaining 50,000 will be used to open the bottom ring.

With such an anticipated opening over the other locations, Livigno becomes the ideal destination for training a large number of international teams and international athletes and biathlon riders coming down from the glaciers to train at an altitude of 1816 mt, perfect for the High Altitude Training .

For those who love skiing and snowboarding, just wait on December 1, when the winter season will be officially inaugurated with the opening of the ski slopes.

December 2 will be the turn of the 28th edition of Sgambeda, the granite of Livigno that is part of the international circuit “Visma Ski Classics”.

On the theme of scheduled snowfall, Livigno has embarked on an innovative road, taking part in the “Prosnow” European project of vast breath that also involves eight Alpine resorts. The optimization of programmed snow production is an important challenge for ski resorts. Today, the required water volumes are estimated at the beginning of the season on often unclear bases (eg, the worst ever recorded, with a observation period limited to one or two decades), and the decision to produce or not is generally taking the same day depending on weather conditions.

The Prosnow project, co-ordinated by Météo-France with 12 European partners, aims to develop a decision support service for ski resorts, based on weather forecasts (several days) and at the same time seasonal (several months).

This is a new tool that will provide meteorological information directly available to ski area operators (eg snow / snow stock), along with specific information on forecast uncertainties. Eight pilot stations in the Alps of France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany will contribute to the development of the service and to test the “demonstrator”.

The project will last for 3 years and has been submitted in response to the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Green Economy initiative, which is associated with the social challenge 5 “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”, with objectives for research based on the market for climate services. In addition to the latest generation forecasts, the project will also be based on the new seasonal forecasting services developed at European level under the Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S) program.

SOLDA: SCIATE FROM OCTOBER

Due to the favorable position of the plants located between 1,900 and 3,250 meters above sea level, the Solda area inaugurates and anticipates the winter season of the Val Venosta. From October 21st, ski addicted skiers will be able to ski in over 40km of perfectly sloping slopes. Ideal for freeriders and for those who prefer telemark and extreme skiing.

The Solda ski area is located in the middle of the Ortles group, in the Stelvio National Park. Located at an altitude ranging from 1,900 meters to 3,250 meters, you can ski from October to May. You can have fun on over 40 km of pistes. Ideal for all types of skiers and not only, which will be able to admire a unique landscape with 14 tall peaks over three thousand meters.

In addition to the numerous slopes, the Solda ski area is famous for its slopes with fresh snow. Skiing out skiers, extreme skiers, telemarkers and freeride skiers can then find snow on all fresh levels of difficulty. If you love strolling and enjoying the panorama, you are in the right place, from here you can admire the views of the three main peaks: Ortles, Zebrù and Gran Zebrù.

The slopes of Solda December 2017 – Belpiano and Malga Valentina on the 15th, Watles on the 21st and Trafoi on the 23rd, will open. For the Christmas season all the Val Venosta skiing arena will be in full swing to offer unforgettable experiences mountain lovers.

A weekend to discover the architecture of South Tyrol

From the 19th to the 21st of May, the third edition of the South Tyrolean Architecture Days is under way

with over 50 buildings open to the public and 10 guided tours to the discovery of the culture and tradition of this area

You look around and you have no doubt: those houses, those roofs, those bells that sprout in the distance can only mean one thing.

You are in South Tyrol. Already, but can you identify a specific architecture that can characterize this precious Italian territory

one hundred percent? This is the question that will be answered in the course of the third edition of the South Tyrolean Architecture Days,

the event organized by the South Tyrol Architecture Foundation, from 19 to 21 May.

A long weekend where more than 50 public and private buildings will open their doors to the most curious visitors:

magnificent villas, certainly, but also ancient masks, houses of the most curious forms, schools, laboratories,

hotels and even hydroelectric power stations, You can see a small preview in our video. Going to the rediscovery of these

buildings and their stories, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a complex and fascinating culture such as that of South Tyrol,

crossed between Italian and Austrian traditions, between Mediterranean Europe and the North.

But not only. Because in these special days you will also have 10 guided tours, which you can find on the official website of the initiative,

in the company of experts and architectural enthusiasts. A few examples? The path to the Alpe di Siusi provides a walk from Castelrotto

to Siusi to see what is going to be built in a rural setting at the foot of the Alpe di Siusi and Sciliar through visits to public

and private buildings. While the tour at Val Venosta to discover structures such as the hydroelectric power station Guido Donegani (1949)

in Glorenza or the dam of Val Martello (1956), will allow you to discover something more about the South Tyrolean economy and its importance

on the energy level.

Beside these guided tours, there will also be a rich event program, such as the opening to the public of the Moessmer fabrics factory

in Brunico, the inauguration of the architecture exhibition in Oberstadt in Brunico or the jazz concert at the Mountain Monastery in Campo Tures,

scheduled for Saturday’s day.

PIANCAVALLO, ALPAGO – WORLD ALPINE SKIING FROM 23 FEBRUARY TO 2 March

Veneto and Friuli are ready to host the World ‘s alpine skiing to be held respectively in Alpago and in Piancavallo from 23 February to 2 March.

Will be 350 athletes from 25 nations will compete on skis and sealskins on our eastern Alps.

The opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, at 18.00 in Tambre (BL), while the races will begin the following day, Friday, February 24, in Alpago; The

first races will be the Individual race male and female senior, to Alpago, the last will be the runners who will run Thursday, March 2, in Piancavallo.

It is a time of great turmoil for skiing d ‘climbing which, in addition to seeing the practitioners always growing, is also becoming an Olympic sport (in 2022 there will be

the debut).

It is evolving even the world of the races that meets under the ISMF (International Ski Federation Mountaneriing) whose president is an Italian, Armando Mariotta.

The ski slopes of the world’s most extravagant skiing: where to find them

 

For all those who just can not help but live with your skis here is where to find the most special tracks

ski slopes, ice, snow, fun. The height of the winter season the call for all fans is strong. And in many yearn for the ski holidays. Or holidays which allow to be able to still ski. Many know the places canons elected skiing kingdom. That you go by the High Italy to the Swiss Alps via France. But few know that soon it will be also possible to ski on a power station in Copenhagen.
Sicily: the lava of Etna
Ski on an active volcano in the winter is nothing short of daring. But tackling the slopes of Mount Etna in summer means giving a new meaning to the term “black run.” As there is in fact the snow in warm weather, stainless skiing can descend on the solidified lava.
Traditionally known for its beautiful beaches and surfing, the Hawaiian Islands get one of the highest scores to be the most unlikely place to grab a pair of skis. But between January and February, the Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano of 4205 meters high, it becomes an amazing location if there are snowfalls that ensure fantastic descents. There are ski lifts, of course, so you go in 4 × 4.
Well you .. You can also ski in sub-Saharan Africa. In a land-locked country, surrounded by South Africa being one of its enclave, Lesotho is perfect for skiing. The altitude of this mountain kingdom always lies above 1000 meters. From June to August the spectacular Maluti mountains offer the best of the snow-covered landscapes. There are not many places in the world that allow you to be able to do the safari with your skis on.

Ski Dubai is the home of the skis of the Emirates. Satisfied both novice skiers and experts. It has 22,500 square meters of artificial slopes where the temperature is always maintained below 4 degrees, creating the ideal environment for a colony of king penguins. And when everything is over you you can again dip in the 40 degrees outside. The Sky Dome is located inside the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest in the world. It consists of 5 different runs the longest of which reaches 400 meters. They are capped with special snowplough and have different slopes and difficulties.

Primavera sulla neve

Le giornate si stanno allungando  e le giornate diventano piu calde.

Marzo è il mese migliore per prenotare una vacanza sulle nevi.

Per i prezzi che non sono esagerati e per il clima che diventa piacevole per sciare anche senza essere super imbottiti.

Vi consiglio Zermatt con il Cervino come sfondo la trovo uno dei posti piu affascinanti per sciare a Marzo.

Buona sciata a tutti

Cavalli and Versace in the land of the ayatollahs

Opened in Tehran the first boutique of Italian high fashion in Iran after-embargo

Seductive and glamorous evening gowns, leather miniskirts perfect in every detail, over the knee boots with stiletto heels. The ladies in the chador ‘Tehran-good’ will rub their eyes and wonder if it’s all true. Yes, it’s all true. In Iran post-embargo was opened the first luxury boutiques and single-brand of Made in Italy and to sign it is the Florentine designer Roberto Cavalli. (Elisa Pinna by Ansa – Tehran)

In short, in a month, it will also open a Versace store and insignia are ready, alongside those of horses, at 1 Alef North Street, Zaferaniyeh, one of the most elegant and rich of the Iranian capital. The Cavalli shop, a two-story structure built to the smallest detail – from the colors lights marble – as indicated by the Italian brand, is crowded. The prices do not scare, although a jacket can cost several thousand Euros, or worse, in the Iranian currency, tens and tens of millions of riyals.

Iran is experiencing a slice of the population that does not have money problems and is eager to taste the ‘joie de vivre’, if only within their own homes. Thus, an Iranian entrepreneur, Medhi Firouzan, president of KelideTalaei, along with Abbas Firouzan, and a third partner, Moezeddini, has thought to ask the franchise for the Republic of the ayatollahs of fashion brands and Italian luxury, one of the most popular products and appreciated in the world. The operation started two years ago, when Iran was still under slap by the international community.
Italians, however, designers have believed in the potential of a young market, cultured, hungry for culture and, in some groups, wealthy.

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Thus, the first flag planted by Italy at the end of economic sanctions in Iran was in one of its areas of excellence. The members of the Iranian project is ambitious. “We want to transform Alef Street in via Montenapoleone in Tehran,” said Mehdi Firouzan ANSA, referring to the famous Milanese luxury street. “We asked Ferragamo, Armani, to other Italian and even European designers to open their single-brand stores in Iran. What we want more of our people is the quality of life and we want to offer it. Italy can help us” , he stressed. “The high fashion can become a bridge to bring Europe to Iran and to bring a future Iran to Europe,” added Abbas Firouzan.

So far in the Islamic Republic luxury garments made in Italy you could be found occasionally in some stores, but with a reduced choice to minimum and with a high risk of purchasing counterfeit products. The opening of the Cavalli store marks the start of a new season. The desire to change step is confirmed by Hanayeh, a young man of thirty degree in chemical engineering who, fascinated by the world of fashion, she decided to work in the new Cavalli boutique. “Iran is not the dark country, closed, violent which is described in foreign newspapers. Far from it,” he says. “A week ago, when we were still closed, people flocked to the windows, curious and proud that Tehran had finally such a store.”

Demented and punk, Zoolander 2 is even better than the first

It takes genius to celebrate a ‘ridiculing’ world. It takes a sense of play and irony to get into the hands of that ‘genius’. The result, increasingly cult (and cool) albeit from a trashy registry, you Zoolander 1 and 2

Ridiculously awesome. Zoolander and it was just like that: beautiful, beautiful in an absurd way.
Its the world of comedy applied models and fashion shows is based on stereotypes, film quotes, and important cameos, or on a scheme so simple that it can be more limit that opportunity but … Smash! Today even more than the first time. Also thanks to the excellent appearances.
Anticipate would be an unacceptable spoiler: the taste stays in the ‘No, do not believe it’ every time you recognize someone. Because, to play the game desecrating a movie that entertains both those who do not understand fashion, convinced that ‘massacres’ the system while we wallow in, both those who loves fashion and fashion feeds, which appreciates the spirit of self-deprecating * with which the designers participating, are the largest. Only great. Big names and big stars of pop, folk and mainstay of global culture, involved some more and some less, but all with explosive results, demonstrating that nothing is cooler than a healthy and responsible look a little ‘around.
In this, Zoolander is a large and, after all, harmless carnival, where all welcome the theme of the party, they exaggerate a bit ‘and enjoying a trashy night, grotesque, hyperbolic, absurd, insane and even a bit’ punk of which remain just great fun. Actually, no. It will remain a new sympathy for those who took part.
Ben Stiller and associates, in the role of Jester in which everything is allowed, are the lords. Gentlemen writers. There is not a bad comic timing, and there is no banal catchphrase craziness without lapses of taste. It’s not easy.
Dumb & Dumber, playing with a different pair of super idiots (played by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels), or Bruno Sacha Baron Cohen, they gathered signatures big laugh on similar grounds but did not even come close to perfect chemistry Zoolander. The point is that Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson have something extra and, paradoxically, in a film that jokes about and with fashion, it is the elegance of a Magnum.

* For the series, “a laugh will bury you, haters” but also “the ironic intelligence is the most stylish accessory”

Kobe Bryant says goodbye to basketball. Here is his Top Five

Kobe Bryant says goodbye to basketball. Here is his Top Five
“Dear basketball … I love you.” With a moving letter Kobe Bryant says goodbye to basketball. He will leave at the end of the season after twenty years of rule: five NBA titles, the third scorer of all time, twice MVP of the Finals. Here are his five unforgettable nights
“Dear Basketball, from the moment I wore the socks of dad and I imagined to realize winning baskets in the Great Western Forum I knew one thing was true: I was falling in love with you.” Thus began the long letter in which Kobe Bryant has announced his retirement. Words of love for a sport that has given him everything and which, in return, he gave so much. A star, a living legend. Five NBA titles, third all-time scorer behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone, a slew of records and superhuman performance. For different reasons, here are the five best evenings of Black Mamba second GQ.
The night of the 81
The January 22, 2006 are the conference finals NFL. Los Angeles Lakers-Raptors is destined to end in the middle of the sports news. But in newsrooms they have to overturn the ladders. Bryant realizes 81 points: this is the second best performance ever in the history of the NBA, behind only the 100 points of Wilt Chamberlain’s March 2, 1962.
The 62 in three quarters against Dallas
The 81 against the Raptors had a preamble equally historic. On 20 December 2005 Kobe was in fact able to achieve 62 points in just three quarters of the game (30 in the third quarter) against the Dallas Mavericks. In the same period the opponents they had made 61. Kobe-62-61 Dallas, you got it. The game will end for the Lakers 112-90 and Bryant will rest the final portion of the game finishing with 18/31 from the field and 22/25 from the line.
Standing ovation from the Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden is the playground of any sport. The theater where everyone dreams of performing at their best. Kobe succeeds on the evening of February 2, 2009. On the other hand, with the Knicks, Danilo Gallinari is in the field. This is also why many Italians are connected with the other side of the ocean and enjoying the fine night of the phenomenon of the Lakers. Score 61 points, improving the record until then belonging to Bernard King in December 1984, he came to share 60. Kobe left the field when there are 108 seconds the final buzzer. The Madison Square Garden stands up for a long standing ovation.
One against five at TD Garden
Game 5 of the 2010 Finals against the Boston Celtics. The series is at 2-2 and the Lakers suffer. In the third quarter Kobe tries to play the position. As? Making it clear in his own way to his companions that he’s there to guide them. Mark 19 of the 26 points scored by the Lakers in the 12 minutes after the interval. Seventeen in a row in the middle are also a basket impossible in the face of Ray Allen and a triple to nearly 9 meters. Flavio Tranquillo and Federico Buffa, who comment on those games for Sky Sports, say: “Kobe is on an island.” Close to 38 without being able to win the game. But then we come to the race-7 and the ring there will be his.
Without Shaq and ankle
Game 4 of the Finals 2000. We are at the dawn of his career. Kobe wears jersey number 8, has a full head of hair on his head and has not won a title. There will come a few days later thanks to this extraordinary performance. Not so much in terms of numbers, if I may say so as realized 28 points and scored the shot away the Indiana Pacers (120-117) in a few seconds from the siren. This match will be remembered above all the additional played without Shaquille O’Neal (36 points and 21 rebounds) and the entire evening on the pitch despite an ankle injury that seemed to even keep it away from the parquet. Factors not prevent Kobe to start writing his legend.

Zahie Tellez and the new Mexican cuisine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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