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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.

Lifestyle

Switzerland

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

March 4 – DINNER + NIGHT + BUS PASS FROM LOMBARDY ST.MORITZ FOR ONLY 49 EURO

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 €

Zermatt

Zermatt

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.

Lifestyle

Thailand: 15 experiences to do in the Land of Smiles

jungle islands that overlook clear waters, majestic Buddhist temples and street food at all hours. Winter in Thailand in 15 moves

It has a shape that resembles the head of an elephant. With its trunk jutting into the Indian Ocean, to browse through Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malesya. And its location in the heart of Indochina makes it versatile and diverse cultural influences. But with a very strong personality that distinguishes it from all its neighbors. Thailand is the most accessible face of Asia, smiling and less turbulent. An exotic destination that combines culture, nature, shopping, great food and a bit of adventure. We propose 15 experiences to do to savor the atmosphere and beauty in all its facets. From the skyscrapers of Bangkok to the white beaches of dell’Andamane Mar (this is the best time to visit the southwest coast without the excessive humidity of the summer months).

1.Fate a tour of the canals of Bangkok: can only start from the capital of the tour in this fascinating country. One of the most characteristic corners and slow? Are channels (khlong) that unfold from the Chao Phraya River. Omit the larger boats and tourist. Smaller channels have narrow passages and hidden and only reach with traditional long tail. Sitting on the water sbircerete between dilapidated piles, delicious overwater villas, gardens and hidden temples.

2.Ordinate a cocktail on the panoramic terraces: Bangkok also has a more trendy face, vibrant and futuristic. The best point of view of the megalopolis that grows and reinvents it from the terraces of the skyscrapers. Among the most spectacular is the Sky Bar, the local to the sixty-ninth floor of the Lebua Tower where you embrace the city to 360 degrees from the counter-island or from the windows of the dome-lit icon.

3.Rendete tribute to the Emerald Buddha, one can not remain indifferent to the wealth of the royal palace in the capital decorations. Here, among golden spiers, strange mythological creatures and ornate pavilions, patiently in line to enter the temple that houses the most revered Buddha of the country, a small statue covered in gold and emerald which is FORBIDDEN to photograph. Take time to sit back and observe the extraordinary frescoes that cover the entire room.

4.Provate street food: at any time of day or night you will find stalls and kiosks cooking nonstop. Thailand, for that matter, is the home of street food. The aroma of spices, the fumes of the grids and the oil sizzle. This is one of the experiences made in Thailand which we can not escape.

5.Salite on a tuk tuk is a strange hybrid between a van and a motorcycle. To pick up on these colorful and noisy three-wheeled open taxi it takes a little bit of agility and adaptability. But the effect is assured.

6.Immergetevi of the most beautiful backdrops in Asia: within an hour and a half boat ride from Khao Lak, the Similan Islands are an eco-natural paradise protected. Nine uninhabited islands where divers can indulge themselves with a dozen dive sites between canyons, caves, arches and coral gardens inhabited by turtles and multicolored fish. But the show also continues on the surface with white beaches interrupted by granite boulders.

7. Discover the trendiest island of the moment: it is located far south of the west coast, right on the border with Malesya. Koh Lipe, until a few years ago only known by divers, is now experiencing a real boom (with all its pros and cons). The long beaches invite you to relax under palm trees and tropical plants. There are no resort but small bungalows on the sand and places to contemplate the sunset listening to music.

8.Pedalate among the ancient temples of Sukhothai: home to the first Kingdom of Siam (1238-1378), this area 450 km north of Bangkok is perhaps the most impressive archaeological park of the country. Unesco heritage, boasts dozens of temples surrounded by canals and ponds where water lilies bloom stretches. Given the extent (about 45 sq km) it is recommended and enjoyable turn cycling.

9.Andate hunting for a treasure hidden in the jungle on the island of Ko Muk, Trang in the southern province, the high limestone walls covered with vegetation hides natural jewels. Among them is Emerald Cave, a dark tunnel to reach at low tide, which opens onto an emerald lake surrounded by rock walls and jungle.

10.Cercate the head of the Buddha among the roots of a plant: another archaeological jewel Heritage UNESCO, Ayutthaya was the second Siamese capital from 1350 to 1767. It was destroyed by the Burmese, before falling into disrepair, the time was a thriving fortified island He had more inhabitants of London or Paris. Today fascinates with its ruins of pagodas, columns and statues of Buddha. Just one of these was included in the centuries from the roots of a plant, and it has become a symbol, beautiful and decadent together.

11.Provate Thai massage: this massage is an art and combines Chinese medicine with ayurveda. Each spa offers massages and traditional treatments, but to be sure there is the oldest school of Thai massage at the Watpo of Bangkok, where the students do practice.

12. Go shopping local crafts: thirst fine, chiseled silver, wooden statues and umbrellas made of rice paper hand-painted. The best craft comes from the tribes who inhabit the north, and Chiang Mai is their capital.

13.Navigate on the typical long tail boat: you can not think of an island in Thailand without the noise (not exactly pleasant) of wooden boats from the “long tail.” Once used by fishermen, today the water taxi, or river, from the long shaft with propeller acting as a rudder. The bow is always decorated with flowers and colored ribbons.

14.Concedetevi of time on Phi Phi Island: yes it is true, are the most tourist islands of the Andaman. But the limestone theaters covered with vegetation that reflect the transparent waters, are too tempting. The secret to enjoy it without too much trouble? Avoid cruises of a day that crowd the bay from 9 am to noon, and enjoy a few days in these tropical gems to explore “after hours” on board a long tail.

15.Rinfrescatevi in ​​a cascade: not only beaches and temples, Thailand boasts lush natural parks where trekking in the jungle and admire the impressive waterfalls such as water architectures.

Lifestyle

New Fiat 124 Spider, the rebirth of the legendary car

Nearly 50 years after its debut back the car with eight different liveries, designed by the Fiat Style Centre in Turin and the factories built by Mazda in Japan

If they have traveled a lot of way to that distant 1966, while the Beatles were publishing “Yellow Submarine”, he debuted the Fiat 124 Spider, a car just as young and radiant, who conquered soon also the US market. Today, the 124 Spider (unveiled at the LA Auto) returns built on the platform of the Mazda MX-5, just as stylish and sporty, with clear references to its past. Originally designed by Pininfarina, the new 124 Spider comes from the Fiat Style Centre in Turin with the added value of technology and innovative materials. Body significantly lighter, eight colors available (two pastel, Passion Red and Black Ice, the five metallic Vesuvius Black, Silver Grey, Grey Fashion, Magnetic Bronze, Blue Italy; and finally the three-layer White Ice), the soft top vintage and strictly controls manuals.

Fiat 124 Spider features a four-cylinder engine turbo MultiAir 1.4-liter that delivers 140 horsepower (103 kW) and 240 Nm of torque, which combined with lightweight materials and refined mechanics and innovative guarantees an exciting experience guide.

Two specifications (commercializati as of April 2016): 124 Spider and Luxury. Which adds the limited edition Anniversary in 124 specimens passionate red with black leather seats.

Fashion, Lifestyle

It falls on the first autumn snow on the northern coast of Alaska, the city of Barrow is tinged with white

First snow of the season on the northern coast of Alaska in the next few days the snow whiten even the north of Eastern Siberia
Despite the many difficulties the cold, gradually, begin to appear along the Arctic coasts of North America. In recent days, the first major wave of autumn chill has affected the northern coast of Alaska and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, where the influx of very cold air from the Arctic cap, has plunged the thermometer below the threshold of + 0 ° C. Even at some stations the Canadian Arctic Archipelago were recorded the first minimum below -9 ° C -10 ° C. The arrival of the first cold Arctic was accompanied by the arrival of the first snows fall on the northern coast of Alaska, overlooking the Sea of ​​Beaufort, now completely free of ice.

The first snow of the season has whitened the city of Barrow, last Tuesday, September 8, 2015, leaving the ground a small deposit of just 1.2 cm. The snow is falling at times mixed with rain, because of the positive temperature, but also of sustained winds from E-NE and NE who these days have swept the largest city in northern Alaska, with gusts that reached their peak 60 km / h. But these days far more abundant snowfalls have cloaked in white most of the northern coast of Alaska, leaving the first accumulations also on the northern plain, at the foot of the imposing mountains of the Brooks Range, which also impose a great “sto” to damp and cold northerly currents coming from the cold Beaufort Sea, which in this period and for much of the ice-free. The first snow showers have filed the first snow accumulations further south, the central mountains, which during the long summer were completely bare, from the high altitude.

You notice the white stripe that begins to cover the far north of Alaska after a very hot summer season (credit NOAA)
You notice the white stripe that begins to cover the far north of Alaska after a very hot summer with high temperatures (credit NOAA)
In the areas affected by the recent snow in the coming days it will also determine the effect “Albedo” significant that will help to lower temperatures, favoring the advent of the first true frost also on the ground, especially on the inner areas. The cold wave that hit about Alaska Northern was caused by the passage of a deep depression extratropical, headed by the polar vortex, full of cold air to all units, that the Beaufort Sea has shifted to the Canadian Arctic Archipelago . This extratropical cyclone, a cold heart, filled with very cold air to all units of the troposphere, appeared along its southern edge and western intense “pressure gradient horizontal” which facilitated the activation of strong stormy winds, first from North and N-NE subsequently rotated from NE and E-NE, that the Beaufort Sea have rapidly propagated to the northern coast of Alaska. The strong winds from O-NO and NO, which blew with gusts to over the 70 km / h in the post-frontal, channeled a portion of the block of very cold air, of Arctic origin (cold air and heavily produced over the Hood ), present in the Beaufort Sea, north to Alaska and the western Canadian Arctic Archipelago, where temperatures have plummeted under the wall of the “freezing” at sea level, allowing the arrival of the first snowfalls of up to shares flat.
With the gradual shift of deep depression Arctic to the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, the storms from NE and E-NE have spread to the rest of the northern coast, from the Bay of Mackenzie, across the Canadian border. In the coming days the first snowfall of the season, on a straight flat, will continue to affect the northern coasts of Alaska and even the territories of north-eastern Siberia, especially the coasts bordering the East Siberian Seas. Everything about the isolation of a deep cyclonic circulation, cold in character, headed by the “Siberian lobe”, that the coast of Siberia, Central and Eastern Europe will move in the direction of the central sector of the Arctic Ocean, as a result of the action of ” forcing “a promontory anticyclonic dynamically expanding on southern Siberia, deepened further.

This deep depression Arctic will be fed, along its western edge, from air masses rather cold aspirated directly from the Arctic Ocean. The low pressure area, while moving towards the Arctic Ocean, will push to the plateau of Eastern Siberia very cold air will invade the northern area of ​​eastern Siberia, leading to a sharp cooling and also facilitating the floodgates of the first snowfall weak and moderate intensity. By next weekend the extent of snow cover over Eurasia should begin to grow, embracing part of Eastern Siberia and the coasts of Central Siberia, where temperatures are falling at the turn of + 0 ° C at sea level. For many of these areas it will be the first snow fall, after the latest snowfall last spring. Soils snow will cause a massive cooling of the air layer present in the lower layers.

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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.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Fashion

Cortina InCroda

Seven great hosts for the 2015 edition of Cortina InCroda
Thursday will start the 7th edition of Cortina InCroda, the festival that combines the right mix poetry, adrenaline, writing, cinema, music, mountains, dreams, adventure, technology and journalism.
Thursday will start the 7th edition of Cortina InCroda, the festival that combines the right mix poetry, adrenaline, writing, cinema, music, mountains, dreams, adventure, technology, journalism, characters, memories and future. Until September 10 we will be offered events dedicated to the passion for the mountains, with seven great guests and the screening of the films presented at the Trento Film Festival.
Thursday debut, at 20.45 at the Alexander Girardi, with an exceptional protagonist: Catherine Destivelle, mountaineer and climber world famous, for years considered the best climber in the world.
July 16, directly from the Trento Film Festival, will be screened at Cinema Eden “Valley Uprising” by Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowellm US film that got the Golden Gentian City of Bolzano for the best film on exploration and adventure the Trento Film Festival in 2015.
July 23 will be the turn of Piero and Rocco Rava, who will talk about thirty years of life spent traveling.
For the film will be screened on July 30, directly from the Trento Film Festival, two films: “China Jam” of Evrad Wendenbaum, and “Only, Escalada a la vida” Jordi Ciudad Varela (Spain 2014).
August 6 on the stage of the Alexander will rise another great character: Beat Kammerlander. Austrian climber and photographer, will present his life in the mountains and will provide an overview of 30 years of history of arrampicatela, through a multimedia show exciting.
Do not miss the Naturalistic Trekking to the discovery of the Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites. Nature enthusiasts and mountain on August 9 will be accompanied by the Director of the Park, Michele Da Pozzo, in Sotecordes, to learn the secrets of the flora and fauna of the Dolomites.
Very exciting evening of August 13, dedicated to the emergency in Nepal, area heavily devastated by continuous earthquakes. The link between Cortina and Nepal is solid and long-standing, as mountain guides, Squirrels and local climbers have reached the area for a trek or climb Himalayan peaks. Fausto De Stefani, founder of Without Borders non-profit organization, will tell the demands of Nepalese after the devastating earthquake in April. On stage, Marco Sala, mountaineer of Rocciatori Caprioli, who was at the Everest Base Camp during the shock.
For the first time the British world-class mountaineer and adventurer Leo Houlding will Cortina August 27. It is known in the world of free and for his exploits on the big walls of earth, Houlding has worked extensively for television and film.
It closes on 3 and 10 September, with the cinema. Directly from the Trento Film Festival on the first Thursday of September we will be proposed “Life in Paradise” by Roman Vital (Audience Award at the Trento Film Festival 2015) and “Always Above Us” Eric Crosland. In closing an evening dedicated to the exploitation
of water. At Eden cinema it will be screened on September 10 “Damnation” Ben Knight and Travis Rummel. The film is the story of a growing movement of activists who, through spectacular actions, are fighting to ensure that rivers can return to their beds free of dams.

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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

COURMAYEUR – It ‘OPEN THE NEW CABLE CAR MONT BLANC.

COURMAYEUR – After four years of work at height and investments have exceeded 100 million euro, the eighth wonder of the world, or the new cable car of Mont Blanc – Skyway, it became a reality. The first race was conducted Saturday, May 30, and in 19 minutes brought the first passengers to 3,462 meters of Punta Helbronner, in the heart of Mont Blanc. The new plant, in two sections, joins Pontal d’Entreves (fraction of Courmayuer) with Pavillion and Pavillion with Punta Helbronner and replaces three old cable cars which covered the same route with a stop in more.

The new cable cars will bring in altitude skiers freeride but also hikers and tourists alike that 19 minutes uphill iperpanoramica (cable car cabins have large windows and are rotair, or turn on themselves during the trip) can get in one of the the most scenic spots of the Alps. At this point, the offer of Courmayeur is very competitive with those cousins ​​of Chamonix, on the other side of the “Roof of Europe”.

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To achieve this extraordinary feat of engineering were employed 200 workers who for four years have worked in difficult conditions given the odds and weather conditions. The round-trip ticket costs 40 Euros in low season and in winter and EUR 45 in high season (from 20 June to late August) and the parking is free pre the first half hour, costs 1 euro for 1 to 4 stops hours, up to 10 euro for the whole day. The official opening will take place between 22 and 26 June in the presence of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, while the work will be completed next year when it will be finally dismantled the old three cable cars which started from La Palud.

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Lifestyle

Summer Skiing 2015: ski lifts open at Passo Stelvio

A Passo Stelvio is about to begin a new ski season, and everything is ready to welcome skiers and snowboarders all over Italy and beyond.

From a height of 2,700 meters on the Stelvio Pass is preparing for a new summer full of summer skiing, here the glacier reached by cable car allows skiing even in the hot months of July and August, while the other peaks skiing is replaced from hiking and mountain biking.

In this corner on the border between two states and two regions, winter is the time of sowing, the snow falls abundant supply goes to the glacier that awakens only in late spring when the tour operators go up to take stock and see how much of Snow can be counted for the following summer season.

The winter 2014/15 has brought average rainfall, no record neither positive nor negative but spring has reserved pleasant surprises especially in May when the snow has returned protagonist and refreshed again the landscape.

After the low temperatures and heavy snowfalls in Passo Stelvio summer ski 2015 can ‘start with an extraordinary snow condition. Snow clearing continued until a few days because of the snow, now that the road has been restored glacier offers skiing conditions from the middle of winter, the beginning of a season to remember.

Opening ski Stelvio
The ski resorts will open Saturday, May 30 at 8 am and will remain open until 17, the opening also coincides with the bridge on June 2 and mix snowfall + Holidays is a reminder that many will be unable to resist.

Lift ticket prices Ski Summer 2015
In this summer 2015, the rate for the day ticket will be 40 euro while boys born after 01/01/2003 and those born before 01.01.1955 has access to the ski pass with a reduced price of 36 euro.
The seasonal adults is priced at € 600, while the seasonal low is priced at € 550.

Those who just want to climb up the Passo Stelvio glacier can ‘opt for a one-way ticket € 13 or € 20 return.

For more information please visit the official passostelvio.com

Live images from the slopes: snow webcam Passo Stelvio

Good summer skiing at all!

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Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina, the revival by the World Skiing

 

The enthusiasm for the designation of Cortina d’Ampezzo to host the World Ski Championships of 2021 is growing day by day, and so the Sole 24 Ore has dedicated an article to tell what is planned for the big event. Early estimates put about 150 thousand in the number of spectators who come running for the two weeks of racing, to which should be added about 650 million viewers reached by live television, certainly a decent showcase for a resort like Cortina.

We will still need to work to make fruitful the choice of capital Ampezzano. Among the works to be executed in the next two years there is a reservoir of 96 thousand cubic meters of snow that will ensure the race tracks in a maximum 10 days. Not only that, the ski area links to enable fast travel, the adjustment of runs as the Olympia delle Tofane, where for 21 years there is the Women’s World Cup. At the conclusion of the track there are two temporary stands from 6 thousand places. A completely new track, named Toni Sailer, will be made on the southwest side of the Col Drusciè and will end in a sort of natural amphitheater. Then, in addition to the works of a sports there will certainly need an upgrade of parking and a rationalization of the traffic of the city. Meanwhile, the organizer locations have already been granted 30 million from the Federation for organizational costs, which we hope will be used in the best way.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina, assumptions airport for World Cup Skiing

In view of the World Ski Championships of 2021 in Cortina d’Ampezzo back the idea of ​​reopening the airport of the Queen of the Dolomites closed in 1976 and converted into a helipad. The intervention would be necessary to adequately absorb the increased flow of tourists expected during the sporting event. “According to the ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority) – he says Mayor Andrea Franceschi Corriere del Veneto-space Fiames is more than enough. On the other hand, it is not about to land the Boeing. The structure could operate safely. ”

Infrastructure Minister Graziano Delrio ‘spoke of infrastructure ahead of the World – clarifies Franceschi – but more broadly, and according to a long-term plan, which not only provides rail developments. For example, there is the question of the state “Alemagna”. The idea is to create the ring in style Pustertal: without interventions colossal, you can bypass all the critical points and make it the easiest route. Delrio see it that way, it concluded the mayor -: it is up to the Province to collect all instances in these matters and will be endorsed by the region, with an initial screening. The money are those that are, and the government will decide which are the priorities. ”

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Megève

France, Megeve

Designed Very Much With The Family In Mind.
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 12 persons, Spa, Garden, WiFi

Chalet Glive is one of the most homely luxury ski chalets in Megeve, designed very much with the family in mind. The interior wood paneling is painted white giving a wonderful sense of light throughout the chalet. Its furnishings are modern and yet traditionally themed.

This luxury chalet offers 480 square metres of living space covering 3 floors and includes facilities such as a home cinema, a massage room with 2 tables, a sauna and steam room as well as an oudoor Jacuzzi. It has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. The bedroom layout is ideally suited to families and friends enjoying a ski holiday together; they include 2 double rooms, 2 family rooms and a children’s twin room.

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Lifestyle

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.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cristallo Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo: Summer 2015 dream

Approaching the summer season and the time is already ripe to start thinking about summer vacation. Although the sea is still, by far, the favorite destination, so many people will travel in the mountains.

Summer dream flying high at the Crystal Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo, with a proposed 360-degree designed for all families. The 5-star luxury of the “Queen of Dolimiti” has thought of a special blend, from sports to relaxation, the pleasures of those for local specialties, in perfect continuity with the themes of Expo 2015. Because hospitality is an art . As Italian products and customer care.

The Crystal Hotel is a jewel receptive nestled in the mountains that embrace its magic. This hotel has a long history, made of acquaintances important, in the past as in the present. Today may be chosen for important business occasions, such as meetings, incentives or corporate parties, or for events and private parties.

The structure is a symbol of glamor Ampezzo. Its spaces are the perfect place for unforgettable spa breaks, reaching its peak in the exclusive Spa. Two conference rooms, dedicated to Gustav III and Goethe. The first, also available for banquets for up to 80 people, is characterized by a beautiful parquet Versailles and an attractive coffered ceiling. Equipped with the latest technology, lends itself to accommodate important occasions, prestige, where excellence is a must.

The other, however, is unique and unforgettable experience for the extraordinary panorama of which you can enjoy looking out the windows. Located on the top floor in the center of the building, is the ideal place for business lunches or opportunities to meet in confidence. To end a day with a touch of class impeccable, the ideal is to take advantage of unparalleled proposals elegant Cocktail Bar, before a gala dinner in the Veranda, with breathtaking views of the Tofane, also to celebrate a romantic wedding in a really Special.

Dedicated to an elite clientele, the Cristallo Hotel offers the most exclusive and the most sophisticated structures for an unforgettable stay. The Transvital Swiss Beauty Center offers the most refined lovers of relaxation and body care unique experiences of being stuffed. To note the FitWell Club, a fitness center equipped with the latest generation of advanced equipment, flexible and personalized training programs designed by Personal Trainer and integrated fitness and beauty.

For summer 2015 were predicted several events and surprises, including the inevitable appointment of August with Ferragustando. This beautiful complex, the series The Leading Hotels of the World, helps to discover a unique and unforgettable Cortina, much closer than it looks and similar exposure.

Among the proposals sporting the Cortina Golf, 9 holes that allow players to engage in a process of high level and enjoy at the same time, a unique panorama in the world. The board then dresses beauty and charm in the different location of the structure, where you can sample the culinary excellence and regional Italian.

The package True Cortina for EXPO allows guests to enjoy the wonderful places dolomitic through sport from fun: from mountain biking to climbing to golf, alternating hard to relax in the pool, thermarium, massages and fitness area at the fully Spa. The package includes a free entry to the show.

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Fashion

Jungfrau Grindelwald Wengen Mürren Schilthorn

The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains overlooking a lovely region became famous for the deeds of James Bond and for downhill world cup. Spectacular mountain railways leading to their summits; since 1912 the Jungfrau Railway holds the record of highest train station in Europe: “Top of Europe” (3454 m above sea level). The impressive valley “U” Lauterbrunnen is one of the largest areas under environmental protection in Switzerland, 72 waterfalls, quiet valleys, fresh mountain pastures and lonely mountain inns.
Overall, the region offers 213 km of ski slopes divided into the three districts of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau Top Region. The ski resort of Wengen, Kleine Scheidegg Männlichen with the famous Lauberhorn downhill and the Eiger Glacier, many red and blue runs, ensures fun in the snow for all categories of skiers.
Every year in January there is the descent of the World Cup Lauberhorn, considered one of the races of the World Cup more spectacular the entire Alpine

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Lifestyle

Closing dates ski resorts Dolomiti Superski 2015, you can ski until May.

The spring is making great strides and the ski season draws to a close, even on the slopes of the Dolomiti Superski the spring sun is changing the landscape and nature begins its slow awakening. The winter 2014/15 began with little snow but will close with a flourish thanks to the great work done by the responsible systems in the activities of artificial snow and favorable weather conditions from mid-January with snowfall modest but steady.

The eye must be on the calendar for the opening and closing plants in the Dolomiti Superski the first plant closures are scheduled from the day of Monday, April 6 (Easter Monday) last day to ski on the slopes of the stations Carezza, Ski Civetta and Tre Valli.
Sunday, April 12th will be the last day of skiing on 11 ski resorts in the Dolomites, a plant closing mass but will not leave on foot skiers can ski until May 3, thanks to the slopes of Faloria (Cortina d’Ampezzo).
BELOW THE DATES IN DETAIL (LAST DAY OF OPEN):
Civetta Ski: April 6
Trevalli: April 6
Carezza: April 6

Eisacktal: April 12
San Martino di Castrozza: April 12
Obereggen: April 12
Val di Fiemme: April 12
Alta Pusteria: April 12
Marmolada: April 12
Arabba: April 12
Val di Fassa: April 12
Alpe di Siusi: April 12
Val Gardena: April 12

Plan de Corones: April 19

Cortina d’Ampezzo: May 3

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Val Senales

VAL SENALES – BACK TO SKIING SUMMER FROM 12 JUNE TO July 12

Speaking of summer skiing with all the snow fell at this time may seem strange, but the news is important because the glacier of Val Senales next summer will again become viable skis even in the summer. Was spoken of summer skiing around here for a couple of years when it was taken the decision not to open more tracks in the summer, but now, with the new management of the area is back to the old and the glacier of Val Senales will be possible to ski from June 12 to July 12, 2015.

Available for skiers there will be plants and Grawand Finail, which serve large and slopes of varying difficulty. The facilities will be open daily from 7.30 am to 13 and the cable car to the glacier will be in service without a break, from 7.15 to 16.30. This is good news especially for ski clubs that will have an alternative to the Stelvio and the Plateau Rosa ‘- to stay close to our own borders – for workouts.

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