Where skiing at the Immaculate: after Alagna, the slopes at Alpe di Mera di Scopello also open

In Alagna after the debut of last weekend, which recorded the presence of a thousand fans, since yesterday (December 7) the opening is daily. For the Immacolata available there are the Olen track, the treadmill of Pianalunga and the Wold and the Wold 1 descent. For those who decide to ski on the Valsesian side of the Monterosa ski area the daily costs 21 euros, 15 for the Wold. Off to the skis also to the Alpe di Mera di Scopello. Today it will be possible to use the Campo ski lift (daily € 10), tomorrow and Sunday the Camparient chairlift will be added to the Boschetto track (20 euro skipass). The ticket office from today to Sunday is open from 8.30 to 17.30.

And for those who do not want to move too much, there are also the slopes of the Biella area. In Bielmonte, offers for families with children start from the first day of the season, during the days of the Immaculate Conception. But the Oasi Zegna facilities also offer nature hikes and snowshoe hikes in the moonlight. The ski pass will be free for those under 14, Friday lessons offered by teachers from ski schools: for each hour purchased another free. Children up to 8 years of age can ski for free when accompanied by a paying parent throughout the season and for the biggest ski passes as gifts on weekdays. Discounted rates for over 60 and university students and have two or four hours to spend throughout the day

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.
Info: courmayeurmontblanc.it

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


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.

The result of the Test K2

K2 remains loyal to Freeride Pinnacle’s line that changes livery but remains almost unchanged both in construction and in geometries compared to past season models.
The Pinnacle line includes four models with different widths and geometries, compatible with the needs of every single skier.
Handy, stable and easy to use Paolo Pernigotti, Mattia Tosello and Marco Suppa’s hot commentary, great for jumping, in deep dusty snow and on Nicola Sertorelli’s track, Viviana Maffei finds the Pinnacle 105 a pleasant, versatile ski suitable for all snow and easy to handle. Great skiing in all situations, safe and intuitive for Alex Penengo and Fabio Iacchini.
The weaknesses found by the Tester in the Pinnacle 105 are low precision and low stability when driven at high speeds.
The K2 Pinnacle 105 tested at size 184 was a great Freeride Freer representative, easy, accurate skiing and stable skiing on any type of snow it encounters. Recommended for both male and female users, good skiing for Cliff lovers and fresh snow jumps.
Ideal for Big Mountain, Backcountry under Powder conditions and steep slopes where you can enhance your ski performance. The Pinnacle 105 can also be used for Big Mountain and Derby Freeride competitions.

Mountains, open the slopes But this year skiing will cost you more

In high season you will pay 3.5% more. Managers: “Costs of blame”. All the news

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO (Belluno) Restored with the wind in the stern, the winter season, thanks to the “psychological snow” of a few days ago. The locus was coined by the chairman of the Venetian plant engineers of Veneto Renzo Minella, who holds us copyright. “If you prefer – continues Minella – even” snowfall marketing “is fine. Stocking. Last year, without a centimeter of snow, with a spring tundra landscape, our morale was on the ground. Now the whitewashed landscape does well to hope. There is enthusiasm. So it starts again. ”

On Saturdays, the engines of the Col Gallina (from 9am to 16pm), in Falzarego; and those of the Passo Monte Croce, in Comelico. As for the Dolomiti Superski area – one of the largest ski resorts in the world and a giant of interprovincial snow in the snow: 12 valleys, 1,200 km of slopes, 450 ski lifts, 30 snow parks and 50 alpine resorts involved (Bellunese ones are Cortina d’Ampezzo, Arabba, Marmolada, Tre Cime, Civetta) – the general departure is scheduled for November 25, the date of commencement of the seasonal subscription; but in Marmolada it will start on 2 December. On the Faloria (Belluno) on 17th November in Recoaro Mille (Vicenza) and Sappada (Belluno) on December 17 and on Asiago (Vicenza) on December 8th.

“After two difficult years – continues Minella – we expect a normal season with more snow – and this also to spend less. Veneto engineers have a total turnover of 70 million euros; 50% goes to live costs; if not snowing, like last year, we have to spend five or six million more; and between one thing and the other, nothing remains. ” Confident the patron of the Faloria cable car by Cortina Enrico Ghezze. “35, 40 cm thick snow has fallen, soda,” he says, “that’s why he goes to Col Gallina. A manna from the sky. And on the Faloria is ready a new track, a black one, with a slope of 55 percent. ” And who is thrown from there? “Someone there – continues Ghezze – also because today technology helps. Once again a red was unreliable, for non-expert skiers. Today, with the skis that are there, everything has changed. ”

They are almost ready for Asiago, where other snow is waiting. “He wants more to compact it,” says Elio Frigo of “Verena 2000″ – otherwise it is dangerous for skiers. But there is confidence, because we are at the highest point of the plateau; from here a battery of four 149mm gun fired the first Italian shot against the troops of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the time of the Great War. ” Now, relations with the Austrians have improved. “They are good tourists – and we are waiting for them on December 8th.” So much has been said in these days about the price issue. According to Minella, in general, they increased by 3%, here in Veneto. Not so much, it’s just a normal cost-to-life alignment. ” Second Fridge “remained the same: the daily cost 30 euros on weekends and 35 on holidays”. Ghezze says that its share is growing around 2, 3 percent.

Dolomites Superski notes the situation: “Prices rose by about 2.6% for the 7 days for adults in high season (from 304 to 312 euros), while the daily average for adults in high season increased by 3 , 5% (from 57 to 59 euros). In pre-season and low season tickets are cheaper, of course. ” But inflation is very low: in October, 1%, in the same month of 2016; does not cost too much, skiing? “The increases – cut short by Dolomiti Superski – are geared to the specific costs of raw materials, services and supplies that are the basis of the ski offering, ie those for electricity (plants, snow generators), for fuel (snow cat) and for employees. “

For skiing it will be waiting for December, but Bovec will open the plants

Tarvisio, in the Friulian Mountains season on the way from the Immaculate Bridge while in Slovenia accelerate the times. The pre – sale since November 25: retouches in sight for the

Tarvisio. Snow cats in action on the slopes of Lussari and Conca Prevala. Two days of heavy snowfall on the Friulian mountains could lead to an early opening of the facilities, but at the moment the skiing season is set for the Immaculate Bridge.

If Friuli expects to know the new tariffs, the Slovenian neighbors do not lose time and open their half of the cross-border pole at the Kanin ski center in Bovec on Friday, November 10.

In the Gilberti refugee area, on the Canin side, above Sella Nevea, 70 centimeters of snow have been accumulated and it is about fifty centimeters long the white cave at Mount Lussari.

These are precisely the two places where you can often open the ski season in advance, as well as on Zoncolan and Varmost. Season that, let’s remember, in Promoturismo Fvg, counts to start on December 8th.
However, the abundant snowfall of these days and also the weather forecasts announcing cold weather on the mountains, tease the expectations of ski lovers who are keen to return to the slopes.

On the Lussari and Conca Prevala of Sella Nevea, the piercing cats, as they say, have already come out, but the means for now are used by the workmen to move on the snow and also to complete the work of preparing the plants and doing so, however, they also have the function of consolidating snow on the slopes, which could also prove to be of some utility for the near future, as at the moment there would be snow enough to ski on the top of Di Prampero.
Certainly, however, for now, there is only that in Piancavallo, on November 18, it will open the Palaghiaccio. The ski pass rates for the 2017-2018 season have not yet been announced. The Regional Council will certainly approve them by November 25th, on the day that the pre-sale will begin until Sunday, December 3.

According to the first rumors, however, for next season there should be no increase. It is likely that the season’s prices have been confirmed, at least according to the information provided by tourist agencies and tour operators. Nor can it be said for the seasonal subscriptions of families that will almost certainly have to undergo some upswing.

“Certainly,” said Hotel Il Cervo, hotelier Vito Anselmi, “the tariffs should be announced early in the summer to avoid any uncertainties that may also create some resistance for the client and also to facilitate the work of the staff. I do not say it just for us – it is clear – but also for ski schools and sports associations that are in difficulty planning their activities without knowing the costs of ski passes.

On November 10, he opened the subscription campaign in Austria and Slovenia, an activity that left without the industry’s interest in Promotur’s prices. For this reason, job insiders hope that the rates can be made known at least for the day 9. According to the first anticipations all seems to be a seasonal start from the bridge of the Immaculate Conception.

It was also anticipated that the Lussari cable car will be open, however, on the days of December 8, 9 and 10, and of course ski lovers (if their expectations can not be met before) hope that in that time you can ski on the Di Prampero track.

The snowfall anticipates the ski season: the first open runs on the weekend

Debut for Artesina, Limone inaugurates on 17, Prato Nevoso points to the “no stop”

On the plateau of Turra in Artesina, yesterday at midday, the 110 cm of fresh snow came close. It is worthy of the snowfall record of recent days, destined to be remembered for the great ski debut, anticipated almost a month compared to the traditional cut of the 8th of December.

White and Mondolè Reserves yesterday unraveled the doubts: Artesina plays in advance on everyone, opening already Saturday and Sunday, though limited to the Colletto area facilities, where you can ski on chairlift and carpet. Paolo Palmieri, owner of Artesina: “November gave us an exceptional snowfall. That is why we decided to open the season in advance, and surely among the first in Piedmont. ” But at the moment you can only ski on the weekend. Turnstiles, in fact, will resume running next weekend when skiing in Turra, while for connection to Prato Nevoso you will have to wait for the last weekend of November.

He announced his pre-opening also the White Reserve, who will greet the new season on Friday, November 17th. With a completely free day, as Nicola Dalmasso points out, Vice President Lift: “To celebrate the start of the new season, during the first day, not only the daily will be free, but also ski hire and lessons with school masters Limone Skiing. In the coming days we will provide all the details on the opening calendar. ”

To announce yesterday the first date of the 2017-2018 season was the Prato Nevoso station. It will open the next day Lemon, with a non-stop schedule, hopefully, in April. Appointment Saturday November 18, with the first downhill runs on the slopes of the Prato area. Gian Luca Oliva, Managing Director: “We were convinced by the 10,000 social contacts that within a few hours shared postcard photographs depicting our snow-capped mountains. Opening almost a month in advance requires unprecedented organizational effort: we will also do it for our skiers. ”

And the little ones? Many have not yet authenticated start dates. In Argentera, for example, the new operator has only taken possession of the plants for a few days. Luca Olivero: “We are at work on the loading tests and the last hour checks. We need time to finish the job, even though the November snow helps to make some money, of course, but the real season starts on December 8th ».

Saturday, the SciClub Monviso di Saluzzo, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the federation of winter sports, inaugurates the new season at the Musso barracks at 17am.

Open Italy

Saturday, November 11, they opened the plants at Presena

Thanks to the snowy summers of these days, on Saturday October 11th, the plants will be opened at the Presena from 3000 meters 2,585 m of Paradiso step by giving the official road to the winter season 2017/2018.

The Passo del Tonale-Passo Paradiso cable car and the Paradiso-Presena cable car will be opened. The first will follow the hours 8.15-16.15, and the second 8.30 -15 from Monday to Friday and 8.30-16.00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Also this year you will be able to buy the online daily ski pass that will have a cheaper price than the price list and will be inclusive of insurance. Until December 22, you can ski with 27 euros a day (excluding the period 7-10 December 2017) by purchasing the skipass 24 hours before.

The damage of the sun even on the eyelids. “For sunglasses and sunglasses skiing”

At face and eye risk. Between 5 and 10% of all epidermal cancers are related to the area that covers the eyes. A study, published on PlosOne, recalls the importance of prevention

PROTECT good eyelids and all the skin of your face while skiing or snowboarding. This is the recommendation of doctors at the University of Liverpool, Department of Eye & Vision Science, at the end of a study just published in the magazine PlosOne. The research examined photographs of people after a mountain holiday. A special camera was used to intercept the UV rays on the skin.

At the end of a ski day, it is not just about having a red and “burned” face, taking too much sun without protection can have dangerous consequences. In order to demonstrate concretely damage to sunlight at the dermis, researchers asked 57 volunteers, women and men, to apply protective creams (factor 30 and 50) to the face. Participants were photographed with the camera that captures the UV rays before and after the operation. The areas covered by creams appear black. The analysis showed that an average of 9.5% of their faces had not been protected from cream, typically the area around the eyelids, the area of ​​the inner corner of the eyes and the nasal bridge. Even after extended information on the dangers of skin cancer on the eyelids, 7.7% of the participants found it unprotected.

The researchers recalled that between 5 and 10% of all skin cancers related to the eyelid, 90% of basal carcinomas (skin cancers) is all about head and neck. It is hypothesized that the high prevalence of eyelid tumors depends on the subtlety of the skin at that point and the consequent most vulnerable to ultraviolet rays, considered as a risk factor for skin carcinomas (basophilic and squamous cell).
The damage of the sun even on the eyelids. “For sunglasses and sunglasses skiing”
In the photos of the experiment, the dark parts are those protected by creams, the light ones are those exposed to UV rays. Participants had used 30 or 50 protection

All things should reflect the people of the skiers. Many are aware of the relationship between UV rays, skin type and altitude, the effects of lesser protection against mountain rays and snow reflection, but this study, experts say, shows that many still underestimate the risks and not they are sufficiently protected. The only comparable study on the risks of facial areas that are not adequately protected (about 50 people), according to researchers, dates back to 1994. Now, 23 years later, using this technology with this special UV camera allows more accurate analysis, while also highlighting the benefits of solar exposure to both the skin, the brain, neurondocrine and immune systems, for the intake of vitamin D when there is a deficiency.

Just the risk-benefit assessment in some cases, say in the English study, should reflect. One of the authors of the study, Kevin Hamill of the University of Liverpool, states: “The eyes and the skin around them are particularly vulnerable to ultraviolet and cancer radiations, so skiers and snowborders that are at risk of high exposure to UV must be many A thorough initial sunscreen application with a minimum factor of 30 is still insufficient. “.