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.

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.

Discounts and promotions for “skiing” at Bellunesi’s feet

Approach to the practice of skiing residents, not only of Cortina, of Cadore, but of the whole province of Belluno. It is the sense of the initiative taken by the Cortina, Auronzo and San Vito cable harness consortium, which looks especially at the younger ones, to start a sport that is becoming more popular, cost and technical commitment. “We thought this year at the local market, after finding that few Bellunoes are sailing. So there will be seasonal discounts that are particularly beneficial for schoolchildren and students, explains Enrico Ghezze, president of the consortium, which goes from 50 euros for the whole winter to nursery school children; 100 euros for elementary school students; 150 for middle school and 200 for high school and college. There will be another benefit for families: if the children take the skipass, each parent will have a 50 euro discount on the purchase of his subscription. ” Ghezze then appealed: “We hope to be followed, in this policy for the residents, by other categories of entrepreneurs, such as traders, who hire skiing and equipment, schools and masters, who offer lessons” …

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.

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. “.

Winter in South Tyrol: a magic experience

Mountains and landscapes enchanted by snow to enjoy on the ski slopes but also between peasant markets and gourment dinners
 

Christmas & Ski in the Three Cime Ski Area, to experience the most exclusive Christmas in the world!

From December 2 to January 6, the Tre Cime Dolomiti area adornades a magical Christmas mantle, surrounded by the snow-capped Dolomites, UNESCO patrimony.

It will be possible to close your eyes and rethink the scents of Christmas: there is the aroma of cinnamon and freshly cooked biscuits. ChrisOberhammer’s star chef Markus Holzer and their Culinaria Tirolensis colleagues chose between Grandma’s recipes and reinterpreted Christmas dishes to astonish and return to children. Do not forget to write the letter to Jesus Child. You can imbucarenel a real post office … on top of a tree in a wood of the Dolomites.

Enjoy skiing in Alta Badia

The ninth edition of Skiing with taste, the eldest alpine culinary initiative of the Alps, opens on 10 December with the now-traditional Gourmet Skisafariche this year inspires the flavors of childhood. Norbert Niederkofler, Matteo Metullio, Nicola Laera, Enrico and Roberto Cerea, Enrico Bartolini, Francesco Baldissarutti, Andrea Aprea, Giuseppe Biuso and Alberto Faccani and many others will cook some recipe for some Haute-Alpes Badia huts inspired by the memories of what “They put their parents or their grandparents in the table”.

Wine Emotion Plan de Corones

From December 20 to March 23, a unique experience for all lovers of wine lovers! Every Wednesday, together with a sommelier, it is possible to choose a selection of excellent South Tyrolean wines in three huts at 2,275 m dialect. A ski instructor will accompany you to a hut in a hut … a skipper the wine-tasting excellence combined with the gastronomic delicacies!

A single ski pass for the entire Val Venosta

From this year you can ski in the whole Val Venosta with a single ski pass, valid for all six ski areas (211 km of slopes) in the South Tyrol and Austria, including Nauders in Austria (Passo Resia). You can choose between a daily or seasonal ticket, a ski pass for white oscillating families, for unlimited use in the areas of Nauders (A), Belpiano, Valentine’s Day, Watles, Solda at Ortles, Trafoi at Ortles.

 

Pure Mountain Quality in Val Venosta

The “Pure Quality in the Mountain” project extends from Merano and the surrounding area to the Venetian Valley and designates caterers and locals on the ponds who chew their activities with dedication and excellence to offer authentic mountain quality. Honorable guests appreciate the quality of the food, the quality of the environment and the quality of the design. The hotel owners who won the prize are: Malga Lyfi, Val Martello, Malga Tarscher, Laces; Malga Matscher Alm, Malles.

Experience the Maseben hut

The Maseben hut in Vallelunga was the Maseben plant lift chairlift. The plants were closed maAlessandro Secci, Sicilian South Tyrolean, grappa manufacturer and hotelier, gave life to the hut again.
You can walk on foot with snowshoes or skis, and for the less sporty and wondrous, an exciting experience: from the downstairs station to the chairlift up to the Baita with a crawler, an emotion you will not forget!

 

Care’s, The Ethical Chef Days

From 14 January to 17 January 2018, the third edition of Carey’s event was promoted by the star-chef Norbert Niederkofler, and by Paolo Ferretti, which will take place again in Alta Badia.
Chefs and food experts from all over the world meet to discuss how to sustain a low-impact sustainable lifestyle, eating good, healthy, and respecting nature and producers.

 

“Free Fall Ride”

Again this year, in the Three Cime ski area, it is possible to accompany the “kittens” during the preparation of snow slopes and saliresul cat to experience the excitement of a descent on the night trail … a pure adrenaline charge.

Where to ski low cost, map and prices for “having fun” with the autumn snow

While in the south probably someone is still bathing at the sea, in the North is already all ready for the new ski season. If most of the facilities will open between the second half of November and early December, in some regions of Italy in a few days it will be possible to put the skis at the foot

The Stelvio Pass, in Lombardy, thanks to over 20 kilometers of all difficulty, for a total difference of over 700 meters, is one of the most important summer skiing and snowboard centers. Although the heat of summer has created some problems, forcing them to close ski lifts and ski slopes, enthusiasts will be able to enjoy over 20 kilometers of slopes until November 5th with a late-torch torch scheduled for Saturday 4th.

In South Tyrol, the slopes of the Val Senales glacier are already open: skiers have a 3,212-meter Grawand chairlift. “Hope is to be able to open all the systems within two weeks, allowing time,” explains the local operators. Solda has been on the road since October 21, due to the high slopes of up to 3250 meters.

Prices
It is still “early to give a complete picture of any price increases on plant prices” but, as explained by AdnKronos Valeria Ghezzi, president of the Anef (National Association of Operators), “where we should be talking about 2% at most. And I think even from a receptive point of view there will be no significant increases. ” “Investment in the industry amounts to 70 billion – says the Ghezzi – now snow is always guaranteed, also because the trend is that of a mountain to live all year round: even when it is natural you work because it enhances comfort of those who wander. ” “In any case, hope is that this year will be a ‘white Christmas’ – he concludes – not so much because we fear that the sector is affected, but above all, what are the Christmas holidays from the point of view of the collective imagination.”

STUBAI – SKI WALKING ON OCTOBER 14 WITH LAST OKTOBERFEST

Skiing season on the Stubai glacier, Tyrol starts on October 14th.

The first curves of the season, on the weekend of 14 and 15 October, will be celebrated with a vintage party with many skiers presenting on the track with traditional clothes in wool and wooden skis. Which, combined with beer running through rivers, will give the Oktoberfest the snow. In addition to the fun, there will also be an opportunity to win some prizes as the four “best-looking” couples will be awarded with: € 500, € 300, two skipasss for two days skiing on the Stubai Glacier and a voucher of 50 Euros for the Schaufelspitz gourmet restaurant boasting 2 Gault Millau hair.

Two nights with skipass on the day of the opening are promoted starting from 146 euros (overnight stay, breakfast, ski pass and ski bus included).

Stubai events on the 2017 2018 Autumn Ski Glacier

From 24 to 26 November 2017, the world’s best freeskiers will face a slopestyle showdown at the Stubai Zoo snowpark. About 120 athletes challenge the Stubai glacier for the first FIS Freeski World Cup race.

The Moreboards Stubai Premiere runs from 20th to 22nd October and offers a lively and colorful show with snowboarders in action at the Stubai Zoo Snowpark and the opportunity to try the latest equipment news at the Brand-Saloon at Eisgrat Station.

Appointment with test materials with the SportScheck Glacier Testival, from 9 to 11 November, with more than 3,600 materials to be tested on the slopes of the glacier.

Freeride appointment is the SAAC Basic Camp on November 18 and 19, to learn how to move on off-track tracks safely.

The myths of half a century of skiing celebrated the Saslong

A few degrees less and snow would fall.
The World Cup jubilee celebrations in Val Gardena started under a knock-and-tearful rain and with the white flakes topped only on the summit of the Saslong.
To give that touch of originality the presence of two camels, almost a sign of gratitude to the animal from which they have named a series of jumps along the Saslong (“the camel’s goblins”).
The number one event of the 50th anniversary competition under the Fis brand in Val Gardena (there will be other events in the Cup of the Cup in December) has been a good involvement of the local population, many athletes of the past and new generations, somehow tied to the Saslong, the championship track that was initially snatched by a certain Karl Schranz, the most reputed Austrian who described it as a “highway”.
Scrolling through the anniversaries it turns out that the one between the Val Gardena and the great Alpine World Cup skiing was a love intended to last over the years.
In fact, the spark struck a significant day, that of Valentine’s Day in 1969.
On February 14, 48 years ago, Saslong won the Swiss Jean-Daniel Dätwyler. Why then 50 years if the first Cup is 1968? In 1967 the World Cup was started in Val Gardena and in the Ladin valley there were already some Fis A competitions organized in the Cup calendar.
Since 1972, then after the 1970s World Cup, the free fall of the Cup (since 2002 also the Supergigante) is always played in December, following Christmas.
Heart of the Saturday party was Santa Cristina where past champions and athletes gathered together with old-fashioned clothing and museum equipment. To frame, so many fans come to the event. A colorful party accompanied by the notes of various musical bands.
The parade brought the present along the Dursan Street from the Dosses-Maciaconi to the Iman Center, where a number of interesting panels had been set up that highlighted some of the most salient moments of the races in Val Gardena. At first, he could not miss the picture of pioneer Erich Demetz (he was then the longest president of the World Cup) to leave for the Fis 1967 conference in Beirut. Unpublished photos also on the 1970 World Cup panel, but above all the great interest in the parallel epic on Ronc di Ortisei between Gustav Thöni and Ingemar Stenmark, one of the most beautiful and exciting moments in the history of skiing.
To remember that event dated March 23, 1975 was the blue Helmuth Schmalzl that day was there. “The world cup was in three: Klammer, Stenmark and Gustavo. To take Klammer out of the dispute, I thought, who eliminated him after a few shifts, “recalled the former blue city who then had a past as responsible for Fis security.
Images also recalled the famous jump of Uli Spieß of December 15, 1980 that 100 kilometers from the second to the third camel’s hump jumped over 70 meters in length to a height of about 10 meters.
They could not miss the pictures of the companies “Crazy Canucks”, in particular that of Rob Boyd on 13 December 1986 and 12 of the following year. The first was remembered by Michael “Much” Mair, second only 14 cents from Canadian.
“When I was tired of winning with 39, Boyd fell and using a run that had accelerated in the meantime beat me,” reminded the ex-Pusteria. In some editions, there have been real surprises from those who came down with high numbers. On all the German Max Rauffer in 2004.
Then there was a picture of the reliefs brought to Giorgio Piantanida, a dramatic flyer on the descent of December 16, 1989.
A long parenthesis was devoted to Kristian Ghedina, present at the festivities with his red racing suit but above all with a embalmed roe deer in his hand, remembering that arrival of the 2004 descent when a roe deer went on the final schuss while passed “the Ghedo”. The Ampezzo jet on the Saslong won four times (1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001) as the Austrian Klammer.
Among them are Herbert Plank, the first and only South Tyrolean to win the free on Salsong. It was December 18, 1977 when the vipitenese left behind the Austrians Wirnsberg and Klammer. It was not present because of training in South America Werner Heel, who on December 19 won in Superg. On the stage for a greeting and a sign of recognition

WATLES – 9 ROYALS IN VINSCHGAU FROM 27 MARCH TO 1 April

Event from March 27 to April 1 in the Watles ski area, Val Venosta, for the 2017 edition of Suzuki Royals 9, the classic freestyle event bringing together the best

freestylers in a super cotest adrnealinico that takes place in a castle snow.

There will be professional athletes, including 14 women (7 for skiing and snowboarding for 7) and 13 men (6 snowboarders and skiers 7), including our

compatriots Simon Gruber for snowboarding and Silvia Bertagna, who recently won a stage of world Cup.

The castle, full of jumps, ramps, wall … will be built with 60,000 cubic meters of snow.

To achieve it will need a team of 12 people and you will reuse the snow used to down the path to the stage in the world of ski cross Watles Cup. The concept of

this event, conceived by Nico Zacek in 2008, aims to give a chance to the world’s best athletes to showcase their skills in a fantastic setting.

In this regard could not choose a better location in the Val Venosta, land of the sun at high altitude and the Watles ski area (great for freestyle but also for

downhill skiing) is located in one of the Vinschgau area that is close to the borders with Switzerland and Austria.