Skiing, climbing, pedaling The mountain is a «film» and Milan is a trailblazer

The 66th Trento Festival was presented at the Cai. The preview in the city with the story of Moser

There is a time to check the time, a definition that is not by chance, and a time to take to live in full 10 days of cultural events and emotion at the Trento Mountain Film Festival 2018, presented Tuesday morning in Milan, at the headquarters of the Italian Alpine Club, scheduled in the capital of Trentino from April 26 to May 6 next.

There is a mountain time that wants to be more than ever slow and a time to remember how yesterday (it was 1984) other challenges against time, as an “off-piste” of the richest program: 150 events and 130 films on the billboard between previews Italian and international, with an important space in the special screenings section dedicated to the great champion of Trentino, Francesco Moser, author of that memorable record (51.151 record of the hour) to which one of the highlights of Tff2018 is dedicated, on 2 May at 9 pm (Supercinema Vittoria di Trento), with an absolute preview of the film “Moser: Scacco al tempo” by Nello Correale. This is the first documentary on the most victorious Italian runner ever, a human adventure that documents the deep bond between the champion and his land, with its mountains. A deep link with the mountains of the Trento Film Festival, to be lived slowly and with long emotions in the hall, that of a program-event to envy the world. 10 days for an edition of the film festival that has reached the record of 710 films registered (of which 149 are selected) and 25 in competition. An event that last year had 20 thousand tickets for films, talks, reviews and books.

Tapping with pioneered and unexplored peaks, companies of other times and not, the Trento Mountain Film Festival offers the protagonists of a world that has always fascinated and conquered Milan. So much so that the program, every year, and we are at the 66th edition, is presented in the Lombard capital, at the Cai in via Petrella, a small ancient world remained the same, the Italian Alpine Club is the founder of the review with the City of Trento and knows always accepting the challenge of a thriller presentation. So in Milan the dossier of over 20 pages full of commitments and projections, meetings with great personalities and with a culture, that of the mountain, which has always moved the hearts of many Milanese and brought up to the top, is unveiled. A Milan attentive to the mountain world in all its nuances. The program includes 150 appointments with the Nepalese guide Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita and the Iranian free climber Nasim Eshqi, star of mountaineering as Tommy Caldwell, Reinhold Messner, Hansjoerg Auer, Hervé Barmasse, Manolo, Adam Ondra, Nicola Tondini, Denis Urubko, Emilio Previtali and Alex Txikon, the actor and director Rocco Papaleo, the writers Paolo Rumiz, Paolo Cognetti and Marco Albino Ferrari and the cycling champion Francesco Moser. To him, his film “Moser: check at the time” is exceptionally dedicated to Milan also a preview screening for the press, scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, at the Cinemimo in via Seneca (entry by invitation) where the participation of the champion is expected Trentino. The Mountain Film Festival is also the editorial opportunity of the year for the Italian Alpine Club that collects the forces of its editorial power and presents itself at Tff with a program to present the children’s book “Cento Passi per volare” by Giuseppe Festa with the pupils of the schools, a poetic show on “The Living Mountain” by Nan Shepherd (bookstore from April 26) and a conference on the CAI publishing and on the spread of a counterculture compared to a consumption of the mountain that trivializes its natural peculiarities and anthropic. Three events, including presentations for children, poetic performances and conferences, dedicated to the new editorial lines that the Italian Alpine Club has launched since 2016 to spread the culture of the mountain to increasingly large segments of the public.

Skiing, slalom in Schladming: Monstrous Hirscher. Kristoffersen second and furious

The Austrian beats his rival and triumphs in slalom for the sixth time: a snowball thrown against the Norwegian halfway. For Hirscher now the cup wins are 54, hooking Hermann Maier. Third Yule, fourth Myhrer. Italians: Moelgg fifth, Gross seventh. Moving farewell for Thaler

A terrifying roar of 50 thousand welcomed the stratospheric finale of Marcel Hirscher, which this time does not forgive and for the sixth time this season – after stopping in Kitzbuehel the streak of 5 consecutive victories – forces the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen to stay behind. For Hirscher now the cup wins are 54, hooking Hermann Maier! But it was a show in the slalom at night in the usual extraordinary atmosphere of Schladming. The Austrian champion dug a small 20/100 furrow on the Norwegian phenomenon and in the second heat, with a central part of the steep track after a start where it was not easy to find speed – but above all with a series of steps and holes formed with passing minutes – the two gave a show. Kristoffersen was a missile, he paid a little error at the entrance to the wall and he was furious about a snowball thrown at him by a half-length spectator. He still managed to put all the pressure in the world on Hirscher. That was extraordinary, increased in the upper part of his advantage, lost two tenths half way and with all the grit of the world flew in the final ending with 39/100 ahead of Kristoffersen. Third came the Swiss Daniel Yule, one of the few to handle the many pitfalls of a track that has become difficult to tame.

AZZURRI – But the beauty of this Austrian evening comes also for Italy, which finally launches encouraging signs. Behind the two masters of the discipline, in the first heat there were, after having taken advantage of the great low chest with a very convincing test, Stefano Gross, third at 76/100 from Hirscher, and Manfred Moelgg, fourth at 86/100. In the second Gross had to manage an advantage of 55/100 on Yule, but it was a trial all risks, starting from the first doors, became impossible to recover and eventually Gross closed seventh. Moelgg had an advantage of 45/100 to manage on Yule, but burned everything at the entrance to the wall, where uncertainty cost a position: fifth place for him.

the others – The distances from the first two, after the first run, were abysmal for everyone. So in the second heat it was in fact a race for third place. But it was a complicated test, cost the error to Matt, Lizeroux, Khoroshilov and Hargin and another bad performance for Pinturault. And with the passing of the minutes it was really impossible to get back on the wall. So the French Clement Noel was able to go back, with a super second run, from the 17th to the sixth place. The class and above all the determination has made the difference: the Swiss Daniel Yule and the Swedish Andre Myhrer have climbed from sixth and eighth respectively to the third quarter with a round of applause at the top of the track, managing the final big.

hello Thaler – An ovation of the audience and the embrace of many colleagues close the career of Patrick Thaler, who closed the first heat despite a fall. “I had never come back after the first run, but today I did not want to finish halfway – says the blue, the tears in my eyes – even before the race I felt the excitement for the last race. I like skiing for 20 years, but as far as the year goes, it’s right for me to close here – skiing was my life, I do not know anything else – twenty-one years ago here in Schladming I was second in the Junior World Championships, two weeks after my debut in the Coppa, but I never made it to win but I did three podiums and I always had to fight, I came out a couple of times from the team but I never gave up and the best results I got at the end. There seems to be a hole in the national team.In training the guys seem to ski hard but they are struggling to take the next step.I know what it means, even I did not come right away.They will do.The younger I do not know them, but I know that Vinatzer he is one of great talent “. Giuliano Razzoli, down with 64, says goodbye to the Games in South Korea eight years after the gold of Vancouver: “I tried, but the condition is not there, I have not exploited the chances of Val d’Isère and Wengen. It was two years of hell, to recover the injuries I did not stop for a moment … Now I will calmly prepare the next goal, the 2019 World Cup. And if I do not do these Games, it means that I will go to the next “.

Skiing, slalom in Kitzbuehel: Kristoffersen stoppa Hirscher

The Norwegian finally beats the Austrian champion thanks to a super first heat. Third, the Swiss Yule. Best of the Blues Moelgg, ninth

And at the end Henrik Kristoffersen takes home a victory in the slalom. The Norwegian succeeds in the sixth attempt, on the day when the cannibal Marcel Hirscher misses the first heat and fails in the second to recover a monochromatic gap of 1 “05, although with the third time.The Norwegian, under a heavy snowfall, has tamed path not easy with more than one fatal bump and with so much difficulty in being able to give speed: in the end the advantage of Kristoffersen on Hirscher was 97/100, after a thousand risks.I had to take them, on the other hand, to manage the advantage, as for everyone else to reassemble the furrow built by Kristoffersen and Michael Matt in the first run, and so they all risked, paying duty inevitably on more than one occasion: but not the Swiss Daniel Yule, who had accused a 23 “delay from Kristoffersen and extraordinary in the second fraction, closed with the third place, 1 “35 from the winner, but above all not Marcel Hirscher, who managed to cancel the bad feelings of the first run with a fantastic performance, which earned second place and put a crazy pressure on Kristoffersen and Matt. The latter has risked falling several times in a batting heats and at the end he started to see the podium fade! Fourth ended the French Victor Muffat-Jeandet, 2 “16 from Kristoffersen, going back from the twelfth position, Stefano Gross tried, good sixth in the first heat, but a slip on a dossetto in the central part of the second cost dear, with the blue crashed to eleventh place.

the other Italians – Manfred Moelgg struggled on a track full of pitfalls and, after losing a lot of ground in the upper part, he managed to recover great in the final, climbing from 17th to ninth place, with the same time of a furious British Dave Ryding, angry for the bad first run and in a super second was the best in 52 “2 and he climbed from 25th place recovering 16 positions, Tommaso Sala, who in the first heat had closed with the 29th time, in the second has not hardly felt for a mistake at the start, but in the end, accomplices the many inked in the day (including those of Pinturault and Khoroshilov in the first heat, Aerni, Foss-Solevaag and Myhrer, in addition to Matt in the second), climbed up to 22nd place.

The men’s cup goes to Schladming, also in Austria, for the classic night slalom on Tuesday. Hirscher looks for a ready redemption and the blues some satisfaction.

Skiing, what a surprise on the legendary Streif.

In Kitzbühel the free is from Dressen
On the legendary Streif first career success for the 24-year-old German who chokes in the throat the scream in Feuz for 20 cents and the Austraic Reichelt, third to 41 cents. Fill eighth first of the Azzurri, Paris tenth, Innerhofer falls

The German Thomas Dressen won the descent of Kitzbuehel, the most anticipated race of the World Cup season. He preceded by 20/100 the Swiss Beat Feuz, winner last Saturday in Wengen, while third to 41/100 is the Austrian Hannes Reichelt, dropped with the bib 1. The best of the Blues was Peter Fill, ninth at 1 “26; behind him, 11th, the 23 year old Emanuele Buzzi, started with the bib number 44 and the best result in his career, Dominik Paris, winner last year, closed 12th, while Christof Innerhofer fell after the cross of the Hausberg, fortunately without consequences.

the race – Dressen fell with the bib 19, when Beat Feuz and Switzerland began to predict a double Wengen-Kitzbuehel that in the recent history of skiing has only occurred on three occasions. The 24 year old German, who last year in Beaver Creek had won the first podium in his career with a third place, took advantage of a track made faster by the sun that had just peaked on Streif, while the first pectorals had also found a some sleet on the upper part. On a track in excellent condition, which guaranteed the possibility to do well even at the highest pectorals, the German was very fast especially in the upper part, keeping the necessary margin even on the terrible Hausberg. The last German to win on the Streif was Sepp Ferstl in 1979.

the Azzurri – Little luck for the Azzurri leaders. Christof Innerhofer, who had drawn the bib 2, made a very courageous race, taking advantage of a track faster than the day before thanks to the cold temperatures of the night. Near the time of Reichelt for most of the race, the financier fell on the exit jump of the cross of the Hausberg, when there were only a few seconds to the finish line. “I skied strong,” Innerhofer said, “I tried to reach the top of the Hausberg crossbar, but the skis beat me and I had no chance to stand up, I have no regrets, better than two seconds. to have ruined the best skis “. Peter Fill, winner in 2016, is ninth at 1 “26:” I’m quite satisfied. I do not know where I wasted time, I skied well. Strange race, who came down later found the sun. “Disappointed Dominik Paris, triumphing in 2017, also in the grips with the flu He closed 12th to 1” 64. “Pista difficult, I was not so loose, fluid on skis, I was not in the best condition but I wanted to try anyway, then the race changed for the sun, the track became faster”. Emanuele Buzzi celebrates instead: the 23 year old, with the bib number 44, makes an extraordinary race and draws 11th place, the best result in his career that puts him in pole position for the fourth pectoral blue at the Games. “I’m very happy, it’s a dream come true, this summer I felt I had improved technically, then with the start of the races I suffered a bit of pressure but the victory in the European Cup super-G in Wengen gave me confidence. was good at the exit of the road, on Steilhang: it was the goal of the day, I had never been able to do well that passage “.

Tomorrow the special, the next week last descent before the Games, to Garmisch.

Santo Stefano, all about skiing

The ski resorts of Italian Switzerland ready for the winter season with complete programs from 26

The ski resorts of Italian Switzerland, including small ones, are ready for the winter season. From next Saturday, or at the latest from Santo Stefano, if the weather does not play some trick, all the plants in Ticino and in the Grigionitalian valleys will be in operation, even those that this weekend could not open.

Winter sports enthusiasts, having spent Christmas with their family, will be able to count on extensive and varied programs on the downhill and cross-country slopes from Bedretto to Poschiavo-Sfazù, from Novaggio to Airolo-Pesciüm, passing from Lüina, Rossa, Nara , Pian San Giacomo, Cioss Prato, Campra, Cardada, Piano di Peccia, Mogno, Prato Leventina, Maloja, Ambrì and Alpe di Neggia. And it is not excluded that you can even ski on improvised tracks, as happened Saturday in Lostallo where the local ski club, in memory of the old times, has organized a day of fun on the slope at the Monda.

In San Bernardino, for example, in addition to the complete activity on the slopes from the 26th, the Nordic Testing Day on December 27th is worth noting, during which it will be possible to try for free the Nordic ski material with the professional support of the masters. At Campo Blenio on Tuesday 26th the party opens for the seasonal opening of the Dome, which is flanked by the snow market on Saturday, December 30th. On the same day in Bosco Gurin, on the other hand, poetry can be heard in the Walser dialect with Peter Tomamichel.

The recent, heavy snowfall, after seasons of satisfaction, have offered a great help “from the sky” to all the stations that, when equipped, have been able to “strengthen” the natural blanket with the artificial one, thus creating a thickness sufficient to resist enthusiasm of skiers.