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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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



Charming furnishings, breathtaking views, comfort, sophistication and five-star services:

Style brings you to the discovery of the most exclusive mountain cottages

The ski season comes alive and the main mountain resorts are ready to welcome the army of skiers for the unavoidable white week.

But there is a different way to experience the mountain experience far from the confusion of large structures or loud condominiums.

Enchanting places, quiet, but not uncomfortable for that. They are the charming chalets,

exclusive shelters where you can enjoy the fabulous scenery that the snow-capped peaks give, within collected, elegant and comfortable structures.

From the French Haute-Savoie resorts such as Morzine and Megeve to Val d’Isère,

Zermatt and Gstaad to Austria, Style brings you to the discovery of the 10 most exclusive alpine chalets in some of the most renowned ski resorts.

Constructed in a perfect balance between the traditional Alpine architectural style

and contemporary design, equipped with every comfort and technology to give you nothing at high altitude.

Great living with charming fireplaces, terraces with paradise views, complete suites with every comfort, private sauna and gym, movie theater,

indoor pool. In addition to a range of five-star services dedicated to guests: ski equipment, off-road driver, personal chef, spa, massage.

In short, top solutions in all but not all pockets. The rates,

which are quite different depending on the location and the time of the year, to rent

one of these “snowy eden” start at a minimum of about 40,000 euros, up to 460,000 euros for a week.


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.


With Street View in Google Maps, you can get inside an active volcano

The Street View Trekker entered for the first time in the crater of a volcano, Marum, which stands on an island in Vanuatu. The mission images

Find out for themselves what’s inside an active volcano.
A dream shared by anyone who grew up on bread, comics, Lord of the Rings and science textbooks, and now thanks to Google Maps can come true: from now on Street View is in fact possible to dive in the 400 meters of the crater depth Marum , the largest crater lava in the world, which stands on one of the islands of the archipelago of Vanuatu, in the South Pacific.

The Street View Trekker, a backpack-robot with its cameras is able to map the surroundings in 360 degrees, so it was dropped for the first time in a volcano on the shoulders of two experts who explorers, Geoff Mackley and Chris Horsly.
The mission, carried out in collaboration with the Ultimate Volcano Expeditions team took photographs of the gigantic lava lake in the crater guarded, almost as big as two football fields. You can browse some of the firm’s breathtaking images directly in our gallery.


Plan de Corones

In Plan de Corones, ski and ski show: that’s why choose it from March to April
In the areas of Plan de Corones, Klausberg and Speikboden do not want to just hang on a nail skiing: more than 100 kilometers of slopes until late April, many events and sports activities suitable for children. Plus it offers not to be missed to enjoy a stay on the snow-price discount

It is approaching spring, but the season for skiing is not over yet, in fact, until 23 April the snowy slopes of the ski area of ​​Plan de Corones, near Brunico, South Tyrol, await skiers not only thrilling descents, but also for sporting events and events on the snow. Spend the chaotic weeks of Carnival, the districts are no longer crowded, slopes are still perfect and hotels offer Offers “Last Snow” with attractive discounts. The days are longer, the cold is less pungent and there are many events that make the tracks of genuine open-air theaters where concerts follow, show or passionate about new sporting activities.

Everything starts from the top of Plan de Corones, huge snow-covered terrace with spectacular views of the Dolomites of Linz east, the Ortles west, Marmolada south and the peaks of the Zillertal north. Even for non-skiers, this great “square” becomes a place to stroll, sip herbal tea in one of the many large shelters (or taste the typical Tyrolean ravioli, ravioli with spinach, and Tirtlan, pancakes filled with ricotta and spinach or sauerkraut); to visit the last museum of Reinhold Messner; to see the peace bell “Concordia 2000”, one of the largest in Europe bells (sounds each day at noon).
From this “snowy crown” leave tens of slopes to suit all tastes and abilities: from the legendary black slopes looking towards Brunico, the more gentle slopes leading to Olang, or the red Ried, a beautiful track of almost 10 km that winds in the wood. On skis, you can start, for example, from San Vigilio and get to Brunico or Valdaora: here there is no risk of getting lost, everything is well connected.
The 116 kilometers of trails are facing all the cardinal points, in order to please those who want the sun (and the spring snow) and those who prefer ice rinks, in the shade. If you want to then review their performance on the snow, the company set up the so-called “Speedline” on track Pracken: the descent on this route is recorded on video and can be reviewed on the internet by typing in the number of ski passes.
A great hotel on the slopes of San Vigilio is the Excelsior Hotel: between plus, the outdoor hot tub, overlooking the Dolomites. With the offer Dolomiti super sun, ski and wellness starts from 720 euro per person in 3/4, 7 days, including two guided snowshoe walks, 1 guided tobogganing, 1 ski safari with a ski guide and a ski race for hotel guests.


In a bathing suit on skis: you attempt the record in Sochi


Russian youth and Russian in a bathing suit or underwear fell together on skiing or snowboarding on the table to the slopes of Sochi in a bid to set a new world


According to local media, a thousand people would take part in the unique initiative, waiting for the official recognition by the Guinness World Records judges.

The title of greatest event in costume on skis so far goes to a similar initiative that was held in 2013 in Sheregesh, always in Russia.

The Sochi skiers were lucky: the spring weather made skiing more enjoyable.


Dawn on the ski slopes: a good opportunity for early risers on holiday in Trentino

See the sunrise, enjoy the trails still intact and maybe get a good breakfast at altitude: these are some of the advantages of early risers and is in Trentino. It starts the period (from January until early April) during which you can ski at dawn, a spell that has been repeated for some years.

The initiative is called Trentino Ski Sunrise and is a nice opportunity to get a descent or hike along with ski instructors, mountain guides or companions of the territory.

It begins with a hearty breakfast in the hut, made from local products: milk, cheese, meats, eggs, pastries. Then hurl themselves on the track, on the virgin snow to leave the wake of the first day. Those who have snowshoes can start a walk through the snow and not yet beaten. Appointments are many, not only on weekends, but also during the week this winter.

Inaugurating the dance was on January 6th San Martino di Castrozza, which tracks more Alpe Tognola next January 27 and February 11, he wakes at dawn in the district of Passo Rolle, with stunning views of the Cimon de la Pala. In January (Saturday 28) also skiing at dawn in Skiarea-Lagorai Passo Brocon in Valsugana.

The Val di Fiemme proposes four dates: Thursday, February 2 at Passo Feudo, 23 February meeting Alpe Lusia and March 16 sunrise to Rifugio Monte Agnello di Pampeago, in the heart of the Ski Center Latemar, and then make the first descent of the day Lamb down the runway surrounded by works of art of RespirArt Park.

You can ski at the rising of the sun even to Monte Bondone, just above Trento and easy to reach: by appointment at the Refuge In The Sun Saturday, February 4th.
Close the calendar April 7 the ski area of ​​Ponte di Legno-Tonale with the Presena Hut meeting, on the glacier. But it is not the only event in the region: in Val di Sole are where people meet to admire the well Friday, February 10 dawn (Skiarea Folgarida Marilleva) and a month later, March 10 (Skiarea Peio 3000).



Zermatt is a beautiful Swiss village on Mount Rosa, at the foot of the Matterhorn . And ‘it is lying in the bottom of the Mattertal Valley and you arrive only by train; in village works only electric vehicles. And ‘one of the few ski resorts without a car.

Attention to the environment that is also seen in the approach unusual for lifts (ISO 14001) and energy in self-sufficiency of the top restaurants, given by photovoltaic and solar panel systems.

Zermatt is one with Italian Valtournenche and Breuil Cervinia in the district Matterhorn Ski Paradise, with 350 km of slopes. Very spectacular and the descent from the Klein Matterhorn extremely long (almost 3900 m) to the country through the glacier of Plateau Rosa.

The facilities are very modern, but there are still signs of the tradition like the little train from the village of Zermatt reaches 3200 meters Gornergrad between incomparable scenery, tracks, tunnels and walls of snow.

Another example of modernity is the underground funicular to the ski area Sonnegga. Upon arrival of the Klein Matterhorn cable car you can visit the Ice Palace, a series of caves dug at 15 m depth in the glacier.


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.


Skiing, Wengen downhill at risk for bad weather: can move to Sunday

On the Lauberhorn are ongoing trials, but the bad weather looming and could force organizers to alter the competition schedule

Wengen, January 11, 2017 – And ‘the weekend of the legendary downhill on the Lauberhorn in Wengen, but the bad weather threatens to foreclose fans a great show. In the last two days we have been the evidence, unfortunately played on small paths. That today, faster Mayer with Fill sixth and twentieth Paris, was held on a track maimed due to fog at the top

Blame the bad weather that gives no respite to Switzerland, so that the organizers are even think of moving the race on Sunday, ahead of the slalom on Saturday. The decision is expected tomorrow since Saturday, according to forecasts, it will be the worst day for the time. Not only that, the organizers have also decided to set a leap in the fastest point of the track for safety reasons in order to slow the skiers. At that point you can also reach 160 Km / H.

Lifestyle, Ski, St Moritz, Vail, Wengen, Zermatt

luxury jewelry: Ayala Bar presents the Dune collection

Valentine’s Day is coming, but you do not need the special occasion of Valentine’s Day to enjoy a gem: today we speak of the latest proposals for Ayala Bar that presents the new Dune collection. It is luxurious jewels that tell an ethnic and chic approach together.
The Israeli-born designer Ayala Bar signing this wonderful collection that consists of necklaces, bracelets, necklaces and earrings are able to immediately give a mysterious air of the Arabian Nights to the woman wearing them.

The designer has chosen to focus on the rose as a recurring color, the same tone that has elected Pantone color of the year in the shade Rose Quartz. Everything takes so immediately looked more feminine, almost innocent, with an effective contrast to the extremely seductive allure of shapes and rich decorations.


It is, admittedly, very flashy jewelry that require a great character to be worn without letting overwhelm. At the same time, however, they manage to give an exotic touch and extremely attractive outfit even more minimalist.

Each piece is richly worked in a woven structure, overlays and bezels that use the reflections of the pearl, the facets of the crystals, gold accents, trimmings and beads that run between spirals and sinuous curves.

The most interesting pieces are undoubtedly the earrings, pendants all, often very long and flashy. Constitute the richest section and articulated in the collection. We also love the beautiful necklace that reflects the inspiration of the statement necklace and established some seasons ago but bringing it here to levels of great technical mastery.

Chamonix, Courmayeur, Lifestyle

Mont Blanc, it fights on the border. Chamonix: “It ‘France’. Courmayeur: “No, it’s Italian”

Mont Blanc, is quarrel between France and Italy. Chamonix has closed access to the glacier of the Giant from Torino refuge. “They removed the warning information that we had placed after the massive influx of tourists – said the mayor of Courmayeur Fabrizia Derriard – and closed the passage. But the shelter Turin is Italy.”

Rome, September 7, 2015 – The Mont Blanc and its border: where does Italy and France where he started? The dispute is beautiful open, and the last act of the tug bears the signature of the mayor of Chamonix. Access closed from Torino refuge of the glacier du Géant. Because what they say from Chamonix, “French territory”. Different opinion in Courmayeur – united by the Mont Blanc tunnel to Chamonix own – where they have absolutely no doubts: “Up there is Italy, have no competence”.

THE BACKGROUND In recent days, two mountain guides from across the Alps, to the order of the mayor Eric Fournier, have blocked access to the glacier. Reason: security issues. “They removed the warning information that we had placed after the massive influx of tourists in recent months – said the mayor of Courmayeur Fabrizia Derriard – and closed the passage, also creating danger for climbers who now have to jump over a hurdle to set foot on the snow. ” “The shelter is in Turin Italy – thundered still Derriard – and there the French have no jurisdiction. The decision to close the passage will have legal consequences. It is true, our land registry does not match that of Chamonix. We still we rely on maps NATO transposing the Convention of 1860 and put the border on the watershed. ”

According to the French border passes under the Torino hut, which then would be in the Transalpine territory, for Italians instead is in the middle of the glacier, about 300 meters higher, and therefore it would be in Italy. Delfino Viglione, Marshal of the Guardia di Finanza of Entreves, for years dealing with the question: “The boundaries are on the watershed, from the Dome du Gouter to the summit of Mont Blanc, the Mont Maudit to the Tour Ronde, from the Flambeau with up to tip Hellbronner. At altitude there are the stones, is the ridge that forms the boundary. ”

BOUNDARIES AND REALITY The last clash between the two neighboring municipalities comes more than two months after the comment Renzi, that on June 23 he said “We have not invaded France” with the back of a giant glacial heart of Mont Blanc. The externalization of the Prime Minister came not by chance: with the difficult situation in the Mediterranean and the tensions at the border of Ventimiglia France-Italy, also the border dispute of Mont Blanc has resumed vigorously share. And there’s more: during a visit to the new reality of Rai2 Mont Blanc, run Catherine Bailiff, have not gone unnoticed the four tents pitched on the glacier of Giant. The French have taken pains to emphasize that the Valdostane Alpine Guides “Ici c’est nous, c’est la France”. “For us – he said recently the president of the mountain guides of Valle d’Aosta, Guido Azzalea – is more and more difficult to work on the French side.” History now base camp for that very future of RAI-2 will follow the official channels, from the ministry IGM up, the Institute of Military Geography. The inauguration of the new plant of the border, which on June 25 was attended by the Prime Minister Renzi, were not present nor the representatives of the cable cars Chamoniarde, nor the mayor of Chamonix. Now even close access. It will serve to restore peace a reality?

MOVED THE FRONTIER The boundaries also gave headaches last year at Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo, a few kilometers from White. “The French with a bulldozer – recalled a guide – they moved the boundary stone of 150 meters. As it is obvious that it is immediately returned to his place.” The dispute starts over 150 years ago, from 1865, when the French drew an ear on the southern side of the mountain. Decision which became law and that even without being a parliamentary Luciano Caveri in 1996 and a European assembly of three years after Nicholas Rinaldi was able to resolve. Since 2011, Google Maps also took note of: a reinvented border and towards the Dôme du Goûter, and towards Punta Helbronner.


Chamonix, Lifestyle

229 years ago the man conquered the Mont Blanc.

A doodle to celebrate an historic: the choice of Google today is to remember the 229esimo anniversary of the first ascent of Mont Blanc. It was on August 8, 1786 and the ‘heroes’ ascension was Jacques Balmat and Michel Gabriel Paccard. The two climbers reached the summit after 14 hours from the start and remained there for about half an hour
In the beginning was the Mont Maudit, the “Cursed Mountain” inaccessible, arcane, and why, in the imagination of the most populated with scary monsters.
Then came the scientists to explore this mysterious world to reveal its secrets. In the mid ‘800 with the top climbers and the birth of modern mountaineering, the Mont Blanc opened to men in its fascinating greatness.
The climbing history of Mount Blanc begins August 8, 1786 with the arrival at the top of Jacques Balmat and Michel Gabriel Paccard and time was of great epics ground and unique experience: the streets of Edward wimper, the adventures of rock and ice of the famous Italian guides, French and Swiss during the Belle Epoque and the extraordinary rock and ice routes opened in the period between the two world wars.
A doodle to celebrate an historic: the choice of Google today is to remember the 229esimo anniversary of the first ascent of Mont Blanc. It was on August 8, 1786 and the ‘heroes’ of the Ascension were, as mentioned, Jacques Balmat and Michel Gabriel Paccard. The two climbers reached the summit after 14 hours from the start and remained there for about half an hour.

The scientist Horace-Benedict de Saussure was raffled, in 1760, three guineas to those who had conquered the summit of Mont Blanc: mission accomplished only after 26 years. They spent 26 years before his dream came true. The company had been preceded by some surveys, one of which Balmat was lost and was forced to spend the night in the snow, then eventuality considered dangerous, as to leave no hope, because of the temperature.
The rise was followed constantly with the telescope by the Prussian baron Adolf von Gersdorff that from a hill above the town of Chamonix followed step by step movements write it down in a journal.
The thirties, then, saw the race “last great walls” by legendary personalities such as Riccardo Cassin and Pierre Allain, the Second World War instead saw the spotlight extraordinary figures such as Walter Bonatti and René Desmaison.

Today, the great exploits of champions such as Christophe Profit, Michel Piola and Patrick Gabarrou, alongside lesser-known adventures of thousands of climbers from all over the globe whose greatest desire is to climb Mont Blanc.
The first ascent of Mont Blanc from the Italian side dates back to August 13, 1863 and was completed by three guides of Courmayeur, Julien Grange, Adolphe Orset and Jean-Marie Perrod, with English Reginald Head and is known as the path of the Trois Mont Blanc , a name inspired by the three peaks, which, like the steps of a scale suitable for giant, brought them to the top: Tacul, Maudit, Mont Blanc.
With its 4810.02 meters high (last official measure in September 2013] is the highest mountain in the Alps, Italy, France and Central Europe in general, and of granitic, bristling with spiers and ridges, carved by deep valleys in which flow numerous glaciers. he shares with Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus at a place between so-called Seven Summits of the Planet.
The first ever winter ascent was completed January 31, 1876 by Miss I. Straton, Jean Charlet, Sylvain Couttet, for Grand Mulets and the ridge of the Bosses.

The first winter crossing was completed January 5, 1887 by Alexander, Corradino, Erminio and Vittorio Sella, Emile Rey, Jean Joseph, and Daniel Baptiste Maquignaz, and two carriers. They went the way of the Rocher de la Tournette and descended from Grand Mulets day.
The first woman to reach the summit was Marie Paradis July 14, 1808 accompanied by his son Gédéon 14 years and as a guide Jacques Balmat. The company earned its the name of Marie du Mont Blanc. The second female ascension has instead been made by Henriette Angeville of September 4, 1838, while the first woman to make the climb during the winter was Mary Isabella Stratton January 31, 1876 along with Jean Charlet, Sylvain Couttet Balmat and Michel. A Marguette Bouvier, in 1929, developed the first ski descent made by a woman.


Fashion, Livigno


Cross-country skiers with equipment and vintage clothing will divertisi and fun in the center of Livigno on August 27. Shopping streets are transformed into an exceptionally ring Nordic skiing, prepared with real snow, preserved since last winter. 400 competitors at the start of the contrade of the country.
It is a race reserved for cross-country skiing at eight Contrade of the country (center, Comunin Pemont, forked, OSTARIA, plan to Sora, Saroch, Teola and Trepàl), where the Contrada (only resident in Livigno) also participate with equipment and vintage clothing. The Trofeo, that usually takes place in winter in March, this year you dispute in midsummer to celebrate his 35th edition. Theatre of the race will be the ways Ostaria Plan is, in the pedestrianized area of ​​the duty-free shopping.
The awards Trophy of Contrade are scheduled for October 30, 2015 at Plaza Placheda.


Chamonix, Courmayeur, Fashion, Lifestyle

Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, bib distribution also in Courmayeur

Courmayeur – The negotiations were conducted by the local authority and not by the association VDA Trailers that will no longer part of the organizational logistics. Provided about 500 athletes from 25 in Courmayeur Tuesday and Thursday, August 27, 2015.
At the foot of Mont Blanc trail it is not just a sport: it is a world of passion and hard work, a microcosm of thousands of fans who come together every summer in Courmayeur, one of the world capitals of extreme racing in the mountains. From 26 to 30 August, the Alpine resort welcomes runners engaged in ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, now in its 13th edition. An extraordinary challenge which runs along a ring that allows you to turn around the roof of Europe, including Italy, France and Switzerland, to discover an endless variety of landscapes, huts and mountain pastures, lakes and glaciers.

Courmayeur will be the heart of the great adventure, welcoming athletes, fans and companions with a big party that will be geared to different events. The first New this year are the bib distribution of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (170 km and 10 000 m of elevation gain) of Courmayeur Champex Chamonix (101 km and 6100 m of elevation gain) and TDS (Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie – 119 km and 7250 m of elevation gain), to be held this year at the Forum Sports Center in Courmayeur, as well as in Chamonix.

“The races are held largely in our area and we wanted to have a return and relapse more in terms of economic and hotel accommodation, which is why we struck a deal with the organizers. This solution also facilitates a lot of logistical operations for the participants, “says Ferruccio Truchet, Department of Sport of Courmayeur. About 500 competitors, in a survey conducted recently, had a preference can pick up their numbers in Courmayeur.

Negotiations conducted by the local authority and not by the association VDA Trailers (organizers of the Tor des Giants and Great Trail Courmayeur) as in the past. “It ‘a choice dictated by several factors – said Federica Cortese, Councillor for the Environment and Territory of the Municipality of Courmayeur – ranging from the budget available to the desire to broaden the base of volunteers and sports clubs, but not only , participants in the initiative. Then we want to be more present, as a municipality, from a marketing point of view: we will manage relationships with a control by us, by the region, the organization of the race and by the Mountain Trail (born in 2014 as a ‘ idea of ​​Massimo Domaine, Gigi Riz and Domaine Lorenzo, editor’s note) “.

The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 2012

The bib distribution of TDS (Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie) will be held at the Forum Sport Center Courmayeur Tuesday, August 25, from 16 hours to 20. The departure is scheduled the following day, Wednesday, August 26, at 6 am , Place Brocherel. Next, at 10 am, the start of the big news this year, in the juvenile, the #YCC, always from Place Brocherel.

As for the distribution of bibs for UTMB and CCC, the event is scheduled for Thursday, August 27 from 16 to 20. The start of the CCC is scheduled for 9 am on Friday, August 28, yet Place Brocherel while the race queen, the UTMB, will start as usual last, Triangle from Place de l’Amitie, from Chamonix Mont-Blanc, at 18, to transit in Italy between the night of Friday, August 28 and Saturday morning 29.
The first edition of #YCC – Youth Chamonix Courmayeur August 25 to 29
Too old to participate in the mini races, too young to enroll in one of UTMB races, yet the new generation of trailers has a great desire to run and be part of the celebration of the trail … and there was still a race for their part UTMB. Thus it was born the #YCC, another novelty of this year. A challenge (“Défi Sportif”) for young people aged 16 to 19 years that combines a start in Chamonix, Tuesday, Aug. 25, and a path of about 15km with 1100m of elevation gain in Courmayeur, on Wednesday 26. A Video Contest, finally, It involves the construction of a video (or slideshows) 3 minutes maximum to be broadcast on Facebook. Will be judged by a jury chosen by the award-winning and Wednesday, August 29 at 14:30 at the Jardin de l’Ange in Courmayeur.


Chamonix, Courmayeur, Lifestyle

The first ascent of Mont Blanc, an August 8

229 years ago: The expedition was organized by a famous scientist, but to reach the summit for the first time were a doctor and a crystal-digger.
The first ascent of Mont Blanc took place 229 years ago, on Aug. 8, 1786: the first to arrive at the top were the crystal hunter Jacques Balmat and the doctor Michel Gabriel Paccard, to 18.23, and remained there for just under forty minutes, during which it carried the scientific measurements. With its 4810 meters, the Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and Europe except the Caucasus, The expedition was organized by the famous scientist Horace-Benedict de Saussure, who according to some reconstructions had even promised a reward to anyone who would go up first of Mont Blanc. De Saussure was mainly specialized in the study of glaciers, and for this many years studying the Mont Blanc massif, planning to make the measurements for yourself.

Paccard had graduated in Turin and had already attempted the climb in 1783. Balmat instead was an expert of the mountains around Chamonix, and it was with great athleticism. They decided to organize an expedition together for convenience, although did not go over well: the idea of ​​Paccard was not to go the traditional route with which it had been attempted the ascent earlier that the Grands Mullets, but to divert first to reach the Dôme du Goûter, through the Grand Plateau, under the north face of Mont Blanc. They risked to go back, because the daughter was ill and the Balmat crystal hunter wanted to go back (he died later that day). After reaching the summit and made the measurements, Balmat and Paccard began the descent: it got dark quickly, but the two had chosen a full moon night, and were able to camp out.
The date of the first ascent of Mont Blanc coincides with the birth of mountaineering that day began the so-called “phase of conquest” of mountaineering, where one by one were climbing all the mountains of the Alps over four thousand meters high. When in 1865 Edward Whymper reached the last major peak, the Matterhorn, the nature of mountaineering was changed: if in the beginning the reasons for the climb were mostly scientific, soon he asserted the idea of ​​mountaineering as a sporting gesture. Today in the center of Chamonix a statue of Balmat showing the Mont Blanc de Saussure remembers the first ascent.


Cortina d'Ampezzo, Fashion

Tennis: Cortina from 1 to 9 August ATP Challenger

In Cortina D’Ampezzo is in the international tennis scene. From? August 1 to 9 top players from around the world will compete on the courts at the Tennis Country Club Cortina, in a part of the ATP Challenger Tournament (Association of Tennis Professionals). Prize Money: $ 50,000. Are expected, among others, Filip Krajinovi ?, last year’s winner, Andrey Kuznetsov, Paolo Lorenzi, in the top 100 ATP ranking, Luca Vanni, Matteo Viola, home favorite, and Filippo Volandri.


“We are delighted to host for the second consecutive year a tennis event of international importance, with whom Cortina has entered fully in? Elite of world tennis. To demonstrate that the location is not only the home of the white sports but also in other disciplines , to a very high level, “says the president of the Paola Country Club Bergamo.

“We have succeeded in our goal of making this event a regular fixture and of great importance? Summer Ampezzo, internationally recognized? Adds Andrea Mantegazza, director of the Country Club?. An event that involves sports, fans, and in a context exceptional, one of the Ampezzo valley surrounded by the Dolomites Unesco World Heritage, which multiplies the magic and spectacle of the sport. From? August 1 to 9 have the chance to see all? operates some of the strongest specialists of clay, with different Italian ready to aim for the title, and so many talents that Cortina will be a stepping stone, as it was last year with the winner Filip Krajinovi? “.






The Freeski is a discipline that attracts more and more young people of different ages, perhaps tired of training sessions in goal, they want to do something more adrenaline and sometimes breathtaking. Freeskischool is one of the leading organizations in Italy that organizes camps in Les Deux Alpes own to teach this young discipline, divided into weeks from July 12 to August 9, 2015. The groups of guests will be divided according to their technical level and brought to the snowpark and on glacier slopes during the whole morning. In the afternoon we will be organized other activities in close contact with nature.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo

The thrill of vertigo. Capri – Cortina

Preview special on July 8, a photo exhibition that celebrates the excellence of the two wonderful cities of our country. A partnership designed to give too many new surprises …
It is a special preview to Wednesday, July 8th in Milan, in the striking of Panorama’s Porta Nuova, to enhance the beauty of our country, which boasts a heritage landscape unchallenged. To be presented is in fact the exhibition (organized by Fondazione Capri and Cortina Turismo) Photographer Massimo Siragusa entitled “The thrill of vertigo. Capri – Cortina”.

Two prestigious locality

Exceptional Image they see the story of two prestigious locality with clear identity landscape as Capri and Cortina d’Ampezzo. The photos will be on display (in a course organized by Denis Curti) from 18 July to 30 August at the Certosa di San Giacomo in Capri, during the Festival of Photography of Capri. During the winter season, the exhibition will move instead in high altitude, in Cortina, only to be hosted in different international spaces.

Areas of excellence

Capri and Cortina have not been naturally selected at random. Foundation Capri and Cortina Turismo in fact have recently entered to make part of the “Territory of Excellence” Altagamma, the Foundation since 1992 brings together companies of high culture industry and creative Italian. The two famous are a perfect classic and timeless, devoted to the cult of beauty, refinement, culture and hospitality. The timeless myth of the Dolce Vita both have preserved the essential: the original creative impulse, the ability to constantly reinvent itself and to tell a territory beyond the passing fads, becoming icons of Made in Italy.

A promising partnership

Special agreement, the Foundation between Capri and Cortina Turismo, which will be rich in the future, promising developments. To reveal the first steps are, during the preview, Stefano Illing (President Cortina Turismo), Gianfranco Morgano (Capri Foundation President) and Stefania Lazzaroni (General Manager Altagamma Foundation). It is definitely unique space to house the preview: Panorama, the special context organized by Davide Rampello, to exalt and celebrate the Italian beauty, which will involve the guests in a multisensory experience unforgettable.



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