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In Switzerland there are more than 70 peaks higher than 4000 meters above sea level, 55 of which are fully in Swiss territory and 19 on the border with Italy.

The highest peak of Switzerland Dufour, de 4634 meters, in the Monte Rosa massif, on the border with Italy.

The highest mountain entirely on Swiss territory is the Dom of 4545 meters, between Zermatt and Saas Fee.

The best known is probably the top Swiss Matterhorn (Cervino, 4,478 meters), south of Zermatt.

The group consists of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the Bernese Alps is considered one of the most fascinating mountain areas of Europe.


St Moritz


4 March – Dinner + Night + bus pass from Lombardy to St. Moritz for only 49 €
ST. MORITZ. Who said that the location most IN Switzerland is also the most expensive? Saturday, March 4 Dovesciare takes you to ski in St. Moritz Corvatsch, the longest floodlit piste in Switzerland, to a quite exceptional price. With only 49 euro you can have dinner at altitude, night ski pass, insurance and round-trip bus from the main cities of Lombardy. Tourist coaches will offer you a round trip during which you can easily chat while on the return trip will be possible to rest after skiing. For those who can not renounce to their car the price will be even lower, EUR 35 for dinner + ski pass. Given the success that the initiative is having, it has just added the option of booting from Brescia with a small surcharge of 3 €


If it’s bad, it costs less to ski

The classic day ticket for the ski resorts is going out of fashion and the stations are experimenting with new sales strategies

Simply, the classic day pass for the ski resorts stewed and is going out of fashion. The winter resorts are in fact developing new possibilities of ticket sales.

The first step in this direction was made by the stations of Pizol Bad Ragaz (SG) and Belalp (VS), which offer varying prices depending on the weather. In case of bad weather conditions, the ski-pass costs reduced by up to 50% of the original price.

A second alternative is being considered for next winter from Lenzerheide (GR): “Pay-per-use”, the skiers have the opportunity to pay only the systems they use and the price is calculated for each ski. Two new deals possible even in Laax (GR): one is the VIP-Ticket “Blueline” which allows those who are willing to pay more to jump the queue passing directly by a special fast track, the other is the new proposal for young people who are dedicated to Freestyle; The new “Ski-Ticket light” is in fact designed for individuals who only attend the Snow Park area.


Rome, open the Film Festival … And also dress Samantha Capitoni

The sagging clothes to social events are on the agenda more than they realize. It can even happen that an inaugural ceremony important lights of red lights

Red carpet that go, “wardrobe malfunction” that you find. At the Rome Film Festival, which began Friday, it started with a bang. About Samantha Capitoni, the victim of a joke gown she wore on the red tappto inaugural.

Appeared on the arm of Beppe Convertini, the actress posed in her long blue dress, but has not stood the long catwalk: a bit ‘at a time gap front has opened up to find a flesh-colored underwear on which you are thrown the flash of the gossip sites across the world.

Judging by the sequence of photos, the woman tried to cover up, then resign and settle down with a smile of circumstance (the irony is always a good weapon).

In view of the images have been around the world, the incident was resolved in the best way. He has attracted more attention of her real stars of the evening.


Jacket, Polo and moccasins: the collection of Pirelli with Lamborghini

It is called the Lamborghini powered by Pirelli capsule collection that extends to clothing and footwear of the DNA from two outstanding Made in Italy in the field of engines. The collaboration between the two brands, which began in 1963

A capsule collection that extends to clothing and footwear of the DNA from two outstanding Made in Italy in the field of engines: Pirelli Design Collections and Automobili Lamborghini launched the Lamborghini line powered by Pirelli. Merging their know-how, and reiterating a marriage dated 1963 (Ferruccio Lamborghini turned to Pirelli to gum the 350 GTV, the first car in its fledgling car company presented as a prototype at the Turin Motor Show) have developed three products with a strong technique, inspired by the world of tires and designed to customers ‘premium’.
JACKET, AND POLO LOAFERS – From multi-pocket vest lambskin leather and nylon padded with wadding light, suitable for every latitude: the back is quilted with stitch patterns that recall the typical geometry of Lamborghini cars and left sleeve is calendered the Automobili Lamborghini logo (a championship with the bull, zodiac sign of Ferruccio Lamborghini and the homonymous brand factory since 1963). The Polo mercerized cotton has the title Automobili Lamborghini wheeled high definition and volumised in a 3D effect.

The moccasins are real driving shoes with ergonomic solutions to facilitate the articulation of the foot even during driving. Rubber soles, whose design recalls the pattern of radial tires Lamborghini and Pirelli, Pirelli is the unmistakable sign of the engineering design.

The partnership between Ferruccio Lamborghini and Leopoldo Pirelli, was born in an era pioneer, is among the most profitable in the world of motoring: are Pirelli tires that have gummed legendary Miura, the Countach, the Diablo or Gallardo, to name a few the jewels of the house of Sant’Agata Bolognese; is a Lamborghini that the actress Uma Thurman drove in a celebrated Pirelli advertisement of the new millennium. Last it tiles of the collaboration, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition.

Fashion, Lifestyle


The sprinters Team World Cup ski will train in Pitztal (Austria) in the coming days. On the Austrian glacier blues will find a lot of new snow likely given the precipitation of these hours, hoping for an improvement in the time to optimize the preparation for the races overseas in late November.

The sports director Massimo Rinaldi has called for Pitztal, 15 to 21 October Matteo Marsaglia, Silvano Varettoni, Peter Fill, Werner Heel, Christof Innerhofer, Dominik Paris and Siegmar Klotz who will be guided by the coaches Alberto Ghidoni, Christian Conrad, Joseph Abruzzini, Paul Cucchetti, Patrick Staudacher and Daniel Zonin.

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, 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.


Chamonix, Courmayeur

Courmayeur Mont Blanc tunnel to the festival for the first 50 years


“The galleries, such as bridges, helping to negate the obstacles to encounter, mutual understanding, the exchange of cultures and cooperation between peoples. Built at a time when the countries most affected seemed to excel in competition for the conquest of interplanetary space, the Mont Blanc Tunnel is now as then as an example of the capacity ‘and will’ of men to overcome all obstacles on the way of peaceful coexistence. ” So ‘the president of the Societa’ Italian for Mont Blanc Tunnel Riccardo Sessa, today, in the day of celebration in Courmayeur (AO) 50 years after opening to traffic of the Mont Blanc Tunnel. “After 50 years of its commissioning – he said the CEO of the Company ‘Italian for Mont Blanc Tunnel Mario Battle – the Mont Blanc tunnel, while maintaining the original structural, is profoundly changed in equipment in defense of regularity ‘and traffic safety. ” On 11.6 kilometers of the tunnel, tracks each year by about 1.8 million vehicles, there are 37 shelters pressurized connected to a rescue tunnel, 156 cameras placed every 100 meters in addition to the 33 placed outside the gallery. In addition, two barriers placed at the entrances of the tunnel prevent users from access to the tunnel in case of an incident and 36 half-gates each 600 meters also allow you to block vehicles inside the tunnel. ”
“The opening of the tunnel took place on July 16 to 50 years ago – said the president of the region of Valle d’Aosta Augustus Rollandin – was certainly an important moment in our history, not only for the quality ‘and the size of the infrastructure, but also because ‘represent’ a mighty growth of the Italian-French collaboration both bilaterally and in the more ‘broader context of a Community’ European Union that was born only seven years before the entry into force of the Treaty of Rome, had among its own objectives the free movement of goods, services, labor, capital and the abolition of cartels and the development of joint policies ”

Looking out from the Italian Reststop at the Mont Blanc Tunnel

Courmayeur, Lifestyle

A Courmayeur summer “to taste”

The summer of Courmayeur is a journey to discover the local gastronomic traditions. Not only restaurants in the downtown streets, but also the many mountain huts and mountain restaurants, privileged views of one of the most dramatic in Europe, are unique in the gastronomic mountain.
A Courmayeur reach a mountain hut is an experience that stimulates all the senses. After a hike through the breathtaking scenery, enchanting surrounding valleys, it is a pleasure to relax on the terrace of a refuge, forgetting the usual sandwich to be conquered by tasty recipes.
Immersed in a landscape dominated by the highest peaks in Europe, entering a shelter and find scents and flavors of tradition, combined with taste and passion, it is a real gift for the palate. In the valleys surrounding Courmayeur, as the Val Ferret and Val Veny, Lee highlight local flavors with recipes using local ingredients. What makes them unique is the warmth and passion of the owners, some of them even choose to bake the bread and pick fresh vegetables from their small gardens. The facilities are all different: the former pastures, the rustic stone and wood, the historic huts that surround the memory of the time when simply generations lived in the mountains of Val d’Aosta memories of old flavors.
Through the culture of food in Courmayeur tells a whole world of living traditions but also many new features. During July and August, the exhibition “The delights and virtues of Valle d’Aosta” offers a menu full of surprises and events. The Aosta Valley specialties become a tasty accompaniment for appetizers appetizing during the four meetings targati “Aperitif with the chefs” (July 25 and 8, 13 and 18 August): master barman and chef alongside the creation of original cocktails and finger food. At the base are the raw materials, food products unique – mainly dairy products, wines, meats, honey and typical bread.

Do not miss the summer edition of Shopping & Gourmet (August 8), an unprecedented combination of signatures exclusive boutiques of Courmayeur and small producers in the area.
Historians ovens of the village will be the precious venue of the two gourmet atelier (July 20 and August 3), real cooking workshops that come to life within the walls of some of the symbols of a whole community. To attend the workshop please send an email to The participation fee is 20 euro per person and places are limited, up to a maximum of 20 participants for each workshop (reservations required).
Also in the name of tradition and the development of a world of gastronomic excellence the other events of the summer: the Marché Agricole de la Valdigne, five events with the exhibition of local products (28 July and 4, 11, 18 and 25 August ) and, in September, The Matson (5 September), important food and wine fair dedicated to the flavors of Courmayeur and surroundings.



Fashion, Lifestyle, St Moritz


In 1864 Johannes Badrutt, owner of the guesthouse Faller St. Moritz (now the renowned Hotel Klum) gave its guests a British proposal that sounded like a provocation: come on holiday in the Engadine in winter. A proposal for those times very strange, given that the mountain was considered only a summer destination. To encourage its customers, Badrutt promised free lodging and travel reimbursed if the experience was not welcome and they found the mild and sunny climate that had promised. Thus he was born, 150 years ago, winter tourism and with it the sports related to the snow. In fact, the first alpine skiing in Swiss territory dates back to a few years ago, 15 to be precise. In 1849, Johann Josef Imseng, pastor of the Saas Valley, had to go down to help a patient. He tied two wooden boards at the feet and launched himself down the snowy slope. Here is the first descent on skis, from Saas-Fee to Saas Grund. At the turn of the ‘800 and’ 900 developed tobogganing, skating, hockey, curling, introduced by British tourists come and sports practiced by the elite. It was instead the development of skiing to make “popular” winter sports and the Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, in 1928, were it a real watershed in this regard. St. Moritz, Davos, Zermatt and Gstaad were the first town to develop and become known internationally after the war, and even today are destinations elite and must of winter tourism, especially in the collective imagination as in reality. The development of the lifts and trains – icon of the Swiss Alps – did the rest. Today in Switzerland there are 1,800 ski lifts and the Swiss mountains, where 150 years ago was invented winter tourism, they are still the favorite destinations for those who love to spend their winter holidays on skis.




1842-1843 – In Norway we organize the first race of cross-country and alpine skiing in the world among civilians. Previously confidential army.

1849 – The pastor of the Saas Valley, Johann Josef Imseng, making the first descent on skis from Saas-Fee to Saas Grund.

1864 – The challenge of Johannes Badrutt: British guests staying in St. Moritz from Christmas to Easter. Winter tourism was born.

1865 – Thanks to the findings of German doctor Alexander Spengler on the air healthy high mountain, come to Davos the first guests with lung disease. The small village of farmers began to build a reputation as a destination for well-being.

1868 – Alexander Spengler and Willem Jan Holsboer based in Davos the first Kurhaus.

1870 – British Tourists based in Davos the first Skating Club of Switzerland.

1871 – Willem Jan Holsboer founded the Davos Health Association.

1872 – The British built in St. Moritz, behind the Kulm Hotel, the first toboggan run. 5 1877 – Inauguration of the first natural skating rink in Davos, still the largest in Europe.

1879 – Held the first ski competition in Germany.

1880 – First curling tournament in the Alps to St. Moritz.

1884 – Opens the track Cresta Run in St. Moritz.

1888 – In St. Moritz the first tournament of ice hockey and the first winter season in Grindelwald.

1892 – British Tourists on holiday in Davos Curling Club founded the Belvedere.

1893 – Founding of the Ski Club Glarus, the first in Switzerland.

1894 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle makes a ski tour between Davos and Arosa.

1895 – In St. Moritz the first structures were built for the ski jumping.

1896 – The Swiss Adolf Kind, who moved to Turin, exports skiing in Piedmont.

1898 and 1910 – Davos hosts five world championships in figure skating.

1899 – Inauguration of the Davos-Schatzalp cable car.

1900 – Opening of the sanatorium (now hotel) on Schatzalp.

1901 – born in Turin the first Italian Ski Club (followed by the one in Milan in 1902 and Genoa in 1903).

1902 – The first ski races in Zermatt.

1904 – Inauguration in St. Moritz bob run St. Moritz – Celerina.

1905 – born in Austria and in Germany the Ski Federations.

1906/1907 – Held the first horse race on the frozen lake of St. Moritz. It became the premise of the spectacular White Turf event, the only horse race in the world like that.

1909 – The hotel Lauterbrunnen remain open even in winter.

1910 – First European Championship of Hockey in Les Avants.

1911 – First Edition of the Roberts of Kandahar Cup Alpine skiing in Crans Montana.

1912 – A Muerren (Muerren-Allmendhuebel) and St. Moritz (St. Moritz – Chantarella) are built first funiculars.

1913 – A Grindelwald was founded the first club of Swiss curling.

1920 – Birth of the FIS, the Italian Federation of Skiing (Today this acronym refers to the International Ski Federation).

1922 – First slalom race in Muerren.

1924 – The first Winter Olympics in Chamonix. Among the disciplines cross-country skiing and ski jumping. 1

928 – Winter Olympics in St. Moritz and first “Inferno ski race” in Muerren. 6 

1929 – are opened to Zermatt and St. Moritz the first ski schools of Switzerland.


1930 – First race of the Lauberhorn.

1934 – In Davos opened the first T-bar lift in the world. In St. Moritz it held the 4th edition of the World Championships in Alpine skiing.

1936 – Debut alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

1948 – Winter Olympics in St. Moritz and the 10th edition of the World Championships in Alpine skiing.

1948 – started operating the lifts of Saas-Fee.



Cortina d'Ampezzo

Race solo towards the award

Tomorrow the official delivery of applications, Austria and Germany in fact support that Ampezzo.

CORTINA. The Queen of the Dolomites could be alone in the race to host the Alpine World Ski Championships of 2021.

Tomorrow they will have to deposit the International Ski Federation (FIS) applications for review 2021. Cortina yesterday has started the paperwork to make the payment of 200,000 Swiss francs needed to file the application. Until tomorrow anything can happen, but according to well informed Cortina could run alone. Apparently the world FIS has very clear that it will be difficult, if not impossible, to beat Cortina, his fifth nomination. Some federations, such as the Austrian or German, also hinted that Cortina deserved to get the World Cup 2019. In Barcelona, ​​the last Congress Fis, the festival in 2019 was assigned to the town in Sweden Are, for an extra point Cortina. Austria and Germany in fact already support the candidature of Cortina 2021.L’Austria will be a candidate for the World Cup in 2023 and by the end of summer the Austrian Federsci will decide whether to pursue Saalbach, which hosted the event in 1991 or St . Anton headquarters of the World Cup 2001. Germany is a candidate instead for the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf in 2021 and then to the Alpine supports the Ampezzo valley.

Cortina, after months lost the referendum, is distributed by the decision of the city council on September 29, 2014. The country is a candidate to host the World Cup, the City will contribute to the initiative and the institutional committee will be formed by the City Government, Region and Province.

In council Tuesday night was I press note of the outcome of the referendum of 12 April, in which he won a willingness to reapply Cortina World Cup. He then instructed the mayor Andrea Franceschi to bring forward the first practice ahead of the official formalization of the committee in 2021.

“By paying the fee to the FIS are officially candidates,” says Franceschi, “we had to carry out the first step as a municipality as to wait for the time of the referendum had not yet signed by the notary the birth of the committee in 2021, which then would have to open a bank account and make the payment to the FIS. We again got the support of the Italian Winter Sports Federation. President Fisi, Flavio Roda, has guaranteed maximum support and waiting to get in contact with the committee 2021. Roda however already by resolution of the council of 29 September had promoted the candidacy in the FIS world. ”

The committee will sit the mayor representing the City, Roberto Padrin for the Province and Mr Roger De Menech for the government. They then wait for the regional elections to see who will be the representative of the Region. The hypothesis is that the commissioner Belluno to Venice.

“We’re trying to see if the committee formalizing the notary before the regional elections,” concludes Franceschi, “and insert after the regional representative, or do anything after. Once elected, the Committee shall in turn appoint a president and will then be involved in the work all economic categories of Cortina and you will create an operating staff. ”

The imperative is to work together, united, without controversy, or “back-stabbing”, as they were defined by the deputy mayor Enrico Pompanin, for the same goal; the World Cup in 2021 in Cortina.



Julia Mancuso leaves or returns?

A season with few joys (third place in Lake Louise downhill) and a lot of problems, not least the hip pain, Julia Mancuso has convinced to give up the stage of the World Cup in Garmisch and, finally, even the Finals Meribel.
A waiver that someone has interpreted as a retreat for the next 31 year old Californian … actually Julia, one of the most popular athletes of the Rose Circus, wants to continue until the Olympics in 2018, provided that the physical support, as reiterated in an interview made by the same American Federation, US Ski Team.
Why did you decide not to run the last stages?
At the moment there is no point competing. I want to fight for the podium, not only go down. I had a lot of pain and I did not feel able to push to the end
How do you feel to have missed the Finals?
I am disappointed not to have made the finals, I had a long career and I’ve never skipped, but it is fair to look bigger and find the right answers. I care, and I’ll be better next year.
How do you think it was your season?
I was happy as it had started, share the podium with my companions was fantastic and one of the highlights of my career. Every year for me is new and different. At this point of my life for the fun of skiing is fun and I feel good. So I need to stop and fix problems before returning to a place I like to ski.
What are your plans for spring and summer?
If the doctors give me the ok I plan a couple of projects on skis. At the moment I do not have a lot of pain, but it is not enough to allow me to fight at the highest level. I will heli-ski in the Gothic Mountains in Colorado and a trip to Alaska with my friend Sierra Quitiquit. Then I’ll try to figure out if there is a special method of training that I can add to my work schedule, or some medical treatment, if necessary. I want to really understand what’s the problem during the spring, in order to use the summer for training.
What will be your future in the World Cup?
I want to compete at the Olympics 2018. Also attend a couple of projects, one with Sierra Quitiquit and another with Shades of Winter (a film about freeskiing done by girls). Both a homage to the athletes and I hope they are an inspiration for future generations, so that they have the nature and follow their dreams. I am happy that my career as a skier serve in other contexts.
What will you do when you’ve finished with skiing?
I hope to be an inspiration for young people, so get out and explore the world, have fun and are really themselves. I think there is a lot of pressure on young girls because they behave in a certain way and it is important that they learn to appreciate just themselves, with determination, and cultivating their aspirations. I hope to do something where I can bring my passion and my experience with others, and help them to shine their light. I will never stop exploring. I hope to travel the world in some way and share my experiences with everyone you do not know.
Anything else you want to say to your fans?
I’ll be back next year in Cup stronger than ever. I can not wait to continue my racing career and compete in the next Olympics! Thanks for being my fans, you are an important part of what keeps me going every day.


Lifestyle, Livigno, Zermatt

The last snow in the Alps


Cervinia, Livigno, Austria or the Corvatsch Engadine. Places and ideas for an Easter still of skiing and winter sports
The winter just ended was not the best for skiing enthusiasts. The snowfall in February and night frosts, however, have given us a better chance to ski resorts, which have managed to extend the season over the Easter period, when the climate is not stiffer early spring makes pleasant lazing in the sun after a morning of skiing. And so in many places rained offers to stay with ski pass included.

You can whiz in the sun Easter on the slopes that descend from the glacier Grostè in Madonna di Campiglio on mileage or rhododendron from the crown of the Doss Sabion in Pinzolo, natural terrace open the Brenta Dolomites. Also good seal Brenta, a “red” little exposed to the morning sun, from where the cable car that connects the slopes of Pinzolo with the area of ​​Madonna di Campiglio, Folgarida and Marilleva. Passo del Tonale, on the border between Lombardy and Trentino, unfolds from 1,884 to 3,100 m. share, poised on unspoiled views of the upper Val Camonica, where the glacier Presena guarantees prolonged season is on the legendary “black” Paradise, 3 km. in length and 710 m. in altitude, the scenic trail that dell’Alpino, over 4 km long, and especially on the direct route Presena-Tonale-Pontedilegno, 11 km. and 1,740 m. altitude to go all in one breath.

In addition to the slopes in higher regions of Italy, Cervinia museum also boasts the highest in Europe – “A mountain of work” – where photographs and vintage gear tells the adventure of the realization of the first ski lifts. Today the cable car that climbs from Breuil-Cervinia goes up to 3,400 m. Plateau Rosa; skis, you can explore the Matterhorn Ski Paradise, area straddling Italy and Switzerland and then get up to Zermatt: 10,000 or 12,500 m. in altitude in one day, never return to the same facility or redo the same track. The closure postponed due to the favorable climate is the opportunity for a bet to Alagna, ancient Walser village of Sesia Valley, a paradise for off-piste and fascinating frame dell’impegnativa “black” dell’Olen.

Nicknamed “Little Tibet” for extremely cold temperatures, Livigno is also a perfect destination for skiing Easter or for a ride in fat-bike, bikes with big wheels to try on the pedestrian line that runs for more than 20 km. throughout the country. Duty-free shopping destination, a half hour from the suggestive Roman baths of Bormio, from April 11 to May 3, offers free ski passes with a minimum stay of 4 nights in hotel or structures. In addition, 5 to 10 April, the largest in the free-ski (skiers who challenge shots of jumps and somersaults in the snow) will all be in Livigno to compete on the battlements of the Castle of Snow Nine Knights, icon of the sport for the spectacular structures set up by shapers Schneestern, the first agency of snow parks in Europe.



St Moritz

St. Moritz, always winter queen


Luxury and tradition, horses and tourist trains even before the SUV. The opulent town of Grisons is always at the top, in the winter. Thanks to all special offers: how the experience of bobsled and toboggan or night skiing at full moon.
Johannes Badrutt, who was he? The answer must be sought in Switzerland, among the snows of Sankt Moritz, where the hotelier who more than a century ago invented tourism in this small village operetta crouched at the foot of Mount Corvatsch is now a character almost as popular as William Tell. For over a century, thanks to Badrutt, St. Moritz is the realm of chic high altitude: between the street and the street Serlas Maistra focus showcases elegant, fine dining, gourmet venues like the Grand Hall of Badrutt Palace, Temple brunch on the snow, the terrace of Hauser, pastry of choice for walnut cake Engadine, and Hatecke, butcher’s tradition as a time that prepares the puolpa and Salsiz, local meat dry. And ‘since then, the early twentieth century, the nation of Switzerland, for the British, became nothing more than “the cozy little country around St. Moritz.”

This English style that permeates throughout the Alpine town has been preserved even in luxury, here is the tradition and understatement: vintage cars instead of custom-built and 4×4, scenic trains like the Glacier Express still fully functional, antique bobsleigh runs dug in the ice still in full swing. Almost one hundred years since the founding of the St. Moritz Bobsleigh Club, the oldest sports association bob in the world, and spread the publishing of “Two seasons in Switzerland”, first Baedeker in English dedicated to Switzerland, the Engadine town holds on primacy of European Capital of winter fun.

Even today, the reckless sportsmen will compete at the edges of the Cresta Run, the track to go on his stomach on the appropriate slides ten curves where the maximum speed can reach 140 km. times. The races, in which the speaker speaks English and many of the runners wearing snow suits vintage, are off-limits to women, but they can try their hand in the skeleton, the sport of yesteryear based on a tool very similar to the crest. Tobogganing traditional, among the top winter sports introduced by the British along with skijoring, where the skier was towed by dogs or horses on a frozen lake, was very popular in St. Moritz. The more daring compete with twenty curves and almost five kilometers. length Muottas Muragl, while families in full glide along the sinuous track Zuoz; but as soon as the temperatures are lowered and the first snow settles, every step of the road, every path, every mountain path turns into a toboggan run.

On winter nights of Glüna plaina that Romansch means “full moon”, skiers have dinner at the summit, in the restaurant high altitude track of Diavolezza, or in shelters where the dish a must is a fondue or raclette; then descend to the valley, in the silence of the night, along the slopes illuminated by the moonlight. Every Friday, the snow Corvatsch nights are an opportunity for lovers of night skiing launching into the slalom ski run longer than Switzerland. Also on the Corviglia, the track number 1, the Paradise, the day have been studied instead of relaxation areas where you can do yoga in the snow, led by a master specialist, while on the track number 7 the boldest challenge their limits thanks to special electronic test speed. On the new track giant slalom cameras along the way instead allow you to share real-time video of their performance on social networks.



Matterhorn Ski Paradise

Matterhorn Ski Paradise is an area of ​​380 km starting from the Italian side of the Matterhorn (cfr. Http:// to touch the 3,900 meters and that will take you, skis, in the charming resort of Zermatt, Switzerland. In Val d’Aosta you can find the latest technological services such as lifts and very fast fiber optic throughout the territory that allows to update in real time the situation in all parts of the district. Are connected to the town of Valtournenche, Breuil-Cervinia and Zermatt and the district takes its name from the Matterhorn, which in German is called Matterhorn. Here you can enjoy skiing all year because a portion of the plant is located on the Plateau Rosa glacier. One of the most spectacular sights in the area of ​​the Matterhorn is the ice cave, located in Zermatt, at the cable car of Klein Matterhorn is the highest in Europe at nearly four thousand meters. It can be reached through a tunnel dug in the ice and you can visit it with the help of guides. Zermatt is very easy to be at the table in a Michelin-starred restaurant or with high scores Gault Millau: 21 restaurants with Gault Millau points and mountain huts serving Valais specialties Zermatt have transformed into a destination for food lovers, where to act as hostess the famous raclette, produced with raw milk and protected by the DOP. In Cervinia, instead, the dishes are Valdaostan carbonara, fettuccine with duck sauce, gnocchi baca, pappardelle with rabbit sauce, baked polenta, beef braised in Barolo, venison Valdaostan, fondue, trout Valdaostan, mix fontina cheese and eggs and, among the desserts, the Mont Blanc: the level of cuisine is very high and also the prices are affected.




Skiing at Easter promotions.

Just a few days to the Easter holidays and what better if you do not pass it on the snow for the last ski season? Spring has begun, but the best ski resorts continue to keep open plants and to maintain the tracks most perfect possible thanks to some snowfall in recent days.

On the occasion of Easter, some ski resorts have decided to give away a chocolate egg with some promotions. In some hotels of the stations that are part of the Dolomiti Superski, the offer is valid Dolomiti Super Sun that includes 7 nights of vacation at the price of 6 and 6 days ski pass for the price of 5. Among the participating hotels are the St’Anton Residence Eden and Hotel Pinei Alpe di Siusi, Hotel La Roccia Cavalese in Val di Fiemme and the Hotel Erika San Vigilio (Plan de Corones) that, in addition to the above offer, also applies Happy Easter promotion: 62 euro per person half board per day for a minimum stay of three nights.

Also all ski resorts Skirama Dolomites (Folgaria, Madonna di Campiglio, Andalo, Monte Bomdone, Pinzolo, Fai Folgarida, Tonale Pass and Pejo) promote the offer Special Easter April 5 to 12: in the hotel price and apartments, including ski passes Superskirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta for 6 or 7 days. Especially in Folgaria, Hotel Due Spade, from 2 to 8 April, offers the package of 3 days half board, Easter dinner and sauna at the price of 145 euro per person.

Moving to San Martino di Castrozza, Hotel Margherita offers 7 days for the price of 6 and the package for 4 nights at the special price of 55 euro per person per day with half board.

And if you prefer skiing in Valle d’Aosta, in Pila, April 5 to 12, with a 7 night stay at the hotel you can ski for free for 6 days. The offer also includes two hours of accompanied skiing on Monday morning.

Finally in Asiago, Veneto, April 2 to 7 to 315 euro offers a package that includes a half-board in a three-star hotel with spa, ski pass for 5 days and 10 hours of ski school.


St Moritz

St Moritz


St. Moritz Music Summit in 2015, the festival of electronic music back in March: program and tickets
David Morales, Louie Vega, Tony Humphries, Anane Vega, Sarah Main, Sebastian Gamboa, Simon Dunmore, Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco, John Moss, Danny O, Hannah Jacques, Victor Perez, Vincente Ferrer and Dj Benjamin are just some of the 40 artists who will participate as guests of the evening Essentials fun at high altitude.

The individual events that make up the event will be held during the evening in the streets of the country and will continue within the premises throughout the night with music electro, house, deep-house and lounge. Radio KissKiss, Ibiza Sonica Radio, Radio Südostschweiz Mixcloud and follow all three days they send on-air what happens around.

To participate, the hotels in the area have already prepared from February different packages including accommodation, ski passes and tickets for the festival to enjoy the station in white between a musical event and another.

For the first time ever the PACHA Ibiza, one of the most famous and prestigious in the world, will bring in St. Moritz all its energy and its colors. Sebastian Gamboa will play Saturday night at Kings Club, while Sunday afternoon Sarah Main will perform on the ski slopes.

The Kings Of House NYC instead leave its mark by bringing together three icons of house music: David Morales, Tony Humphries, and Louie Vega. The latter, along with Anane, will bring the magical atmosphere of the Alps sunsets Ibiza realizing a real soundtrack.

Lifestyle, St Moritz

St Moritz

You do not know what to do Saturday, March 7th? makes you a last minute deal you can not refuse! The track illiminata Switzerland’s longest will be exceptionally open on Saturday evening to offer everyone the opportunity to enjoy the snow and experience the thrill of a night skiing in St. Moritz Corvatsch. The price is very interesting, only 35 euro per night ski pass and dinner if you come with your car. And plus covered parking for your car right under the cable cars is FREE.

Once you have arrived at the shelter waiting for a nice hot meal with soft drink or beer (until 22:30). The dish is chosen from the following options:
Pasta napoli angry or pesto
Hamburger with Patatate
Raclette with potatoes


Fashion, St Moritz

Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2015, the triumphant team Cartier.

The St. Moritz Snow Polo World Cup 2015 was won by Team Cartier.

Last weekend in St. Moritz, most ski resort IN Engadine, hosted the Snow Polo World Cup in St. Moritz, the first and most important polo tournament played in the snow.

From January 30 to February 1, 4 teams from every corner of the globe competed for the coveted trophy Cartier. Three days of competition and glamor on the spectacular frozen Lake St. Moritz.

To win the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2015 was therefore the Cartier Team led by Australian Jonathan Munro Ford who beat in the final, with an overwhelming 10 goals to 2 and 1/2, the BMW Team, captained from Italian Rommy Gianni.

Third place instead for Team Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Irish Richard Fagan, who won at the expense of Team Trois Pommes, swiss All Wolfensberger, Trophy La Martina, with a score of 6 to 4 and 1/2.

As always next to the races many side events mundane, from aperitif champagne from the bar of the Badrutt’s gala dinner with lots of dancing and so on that have drawn in St. Moritz celebrities and royalty, Sarah Ferguson in the first place .

Sponsor of the Snow Polo Champagne Perrier-Jouet, La Martina instead took center stage as the official supplier. The appointment with the Snow Polo World Cup 2016 for the 29-30-31 January.

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