In Lombardy a day to learn how to ski for free with the masters

A whole day in which the Lombard snow professionals will be available for free group lessons of 2 hours dedicated to children (from 4 years) and to adults in the disciplines of alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, telemark and also for disabled children. The schools participating in the initiative are 60.

The Open Day promoted by AMSI Lombardia and arrived at the tenth edition, is scheduled for 17.12.2017.

An opportunity for mothers and fathers who want to bring their children closer to the snow, to the sport and to the splendid mountain resorts of the Lombardy Region, but also for adults who wish to acquire from the first ski notions to the more advanced ones.

An opportunity therefore to understand how a ski lesson takes place (Alpine and Nordic) or snowboarding in the snow and to encourage the flow in schools, giving way to a safe season thanks to snow professionals.

Joining the Open Day is simple: just contact the nearest Ski or Snowboard School and communicate the membership to Open Day 2017, the school will provide all useful information.

Yes Back to Skiing

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

From Brescia to ski in Trentino with FlixBus

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

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

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

ALTO ADIGE – It has already snowed like this all winter

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

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

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

inaugurated last weekend.

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