All ready for November skiing, the white season starts early

Everyone on the track, though it’s still autumn. For skiers in November, it has always been a month of boredom, where skiing was prepared at the limit. Instead, the snowfall last week opened the season with great anticipation in the main locations of Cuneo. In the Maritime Alps, and partly in the Liguria, about a meter of snow has fallen, which has so far resisted the temperatures not too rigid. So you wake up.
The last one was Artesina, which opened up some of the facilities already last weekend, ie a month earlier than expected (was discussed on December 8), for the joy of about two thousand enthusiasts who were busy packing the slopes. From today to Sunday, the Monregalese ski area makes it: snow varies between 60 and 110 centimeters, there are two ski lifts, a chair lift and a treadmill, there are three runs available on the Turra (including the new “Panorama ) and the adult ski pass costs 22 euros. Also in the Mondolè Ski district, in Pratonevoso the season starts tomorrow but in this case all the works are opened. The daily cost is 25 euros, a fee that will be maintained for all opening days until December 7th.

 
Abundant snow allows you to ski in Limone Piemonte too. The White Reserve drops a poker, allowing you to ski today from Monday to seven on seven (the highest). From tomorrow, the ski pass for adults costs 27 euros, while today it’s all free, you just have to get the magnetic card from two euros, then you can also do a lesson with the masters without spending anything.

Those without snow can not be well aware that skiing in November can also be moved to Valle d’Aosta. In Breuil-Cervinia, the high-altitude facilities are open from October 28 and will remain until May 6. For the majority of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta facilities, however, it is necessary to wait, because the last snowfall in the rest of the northwest has not left large amounts of “flour”. In theory most of the Vallée districts should open in eight days (snow permitting): from Friday 1 December the season starts for Monterosaski, the Immaculate is the route of Vialattea (Sestriere) and Colomion (Bardonecchia).

All this, of course, applies to those who prefer slopes. Skiing enthusiasts have a slightly wider range of choices because they are well-versed in snow and the Cozie Alps as well as the Ligurians and the Maritime. The Cuneese amateurs are already starting for a week, although finding a good coat is by now very complicated given the somewhat subtle temperatures of the last few days. Those who have been on the floor tell of very varied conditions, ranging from “crust” to “march”, even though there are still points where you can still come across in flour. In any case, it is good to keep an eye on the avalanche bulletin that Arpa and Aineva will issue at 14 o’clock in order to schedule a safe trip.

Proudly positioned in the heart of Verbier .

Just a five-minute walk from the Medran lift and two from the center of town, guests couldn’t wish for a more desirable location in the Swiss Alps.
The elegant living and dining areas occupy the second floor of this stunning vacation rental.

Traditional alpine materials are sensitively combined with contemporary design creating a wonderful après-ski atmosphere.
By day, sunlight floods in from the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, and the views of the surrounding snow-covered peaks are simply breathtaking.
By night, sink into the sumptuous sofas in front of the roaring fire and enjoy a cool glass of champagne before dinner.
Beautiful chandeliers sit over the grand dining table that seats fourteen.
Rest assured, you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated after your stay at VERBIER. The spa is one of a kind – luxurious and sleek.
The swimming pool includes massage jets, and you will love the hammam and massage room. Overlooking the swimming pool is a gym with the latest fitness equipment.
On the garage level, you will find a large ski room with heated boot warmers for your convenience.

Speak to our dedicated concierge about hosting a wedding or anniversary celebration.
From golf and hiking in the summer to rosy cheeks and snowflakes in the winter, there is something for every season in Verbier!

Chalet Masso

Chalet Masso, Svizzera, Vallese, Nendaz, per un massimo di 10 persone

Chalet Massot si trova nel cuore delle 4 vallate, a pochi minuti dal villaggio di Haute-Nendaz. L’affascinante chalet in legno moderno con oltre 400 m2 e 3 livelli è il luogo ideale per trascorrere una bella e lussuosa vacanza con la famiglia o con gli amici.

Lo chalet è adatto per un massimo di 10 persone.

Il cuore dello chalet è un ampio salone con travi a vista e un bellissimo camino in pietra, che offre viste fantastiche sulla valle di Sion. Un luogo ideale per gustare lunghe serate intonate sui divani accanto al fuoco, o per rilassarsi e guardare un film sullo schermo del cinema home cinema.

La sala da pranzo, che si apre su una grande terrazza, offre un’area elegante per intrattenere famiglie o amici.

The ski slopes of the world’s most extravagant skiing: where to find them

 

For all those who just can not help but live with your skis here is where to find the most special tracks

ski slopes, ice, snow, fun. The height of the winter season the call for all fans is strong. And in many yearn for the ski holidays. Or holidays which allow to be able to still ski. Many know the places canons elected skiing kingdom. That you go by the High Italy to the Swiss Alps via France. But few know that soon it will be also possible to ski on a power station in Copenhagen.
Sicily: the lava of Etna
Ski on an active volcano in the winter is nothing short of daring. But tackling the slopes of Mount Etna in summer means giving a new meaning to the term “black run.” As there is in fact the snow in warm weather, stainless skiing can descend on the solidified lava.
Traditionally known for its beautiful beaches and surfing, the Hawaiian Islands get one of the highest scores to be the most unlikely place to grab a pair of skis. But between January and February, the Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano of 4205 meters high, it becomes an amazing location if there are snowfalls that ensure fantastic descents. There are ski lifts, of course, so you go in 4 × 4.
Well you .. You can also ski in sub-Saharan Africa. In a land-locked country, surrounded by South Africa being one of its enclave, Lesotho is perfect for skiing. The altitude of this mountain kingdom always lies above 1000 meters. From June to August the spectacular Maluti mountains offer the best of the snow-covered landscapes. There are not many places in the world that allow you to be able to do the safari with your skis on.

Ski Dubai is the home of the skis of the Emirates. Satisfied both novice skiers and experts. It has 22,500 square meters of artificial slopes where the temperature is always maintained below 4 degrees, creating the ideal environment for a colony of king penguins. And when everything is over you you can again dip in the 40 degrees outside. The Sky Dome is located inside the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest in the world. It consists of 5 different runs the longest of which reaches 400 meters. They are capped with special snowplough and have different slopes and difficulties.

Primavera sulla neve

Le giornate si stanno allungando  e le giornate diventano piu calde.

Marzo è il mese migliore per prenotare una vacanza sulle nevi.

Per i prezzi che non sono esagerati e per il clima che diventa piacevole per sciare anche senza essere super imbottiti.

Vi consiglio Zermatt con il Cervino come sfondo la trovo uno dei posti piu affascinanti per sciare a Marzo.

Buona sciata a tutti

luxury jewelry: Ayala Bar presents the Dune collection

 
Valentine’s Day is coming, but you do not need the special occasion of Valentine’s Day to enjoy a gem: today we speak of the latest proposals for Ayala Bar that presents the new Dune collection. It is luxurious jewels that tell an ethnic and chic approach together.
The Israeli-born designer Ayala Bar signing this wonderful collection that consists of necklaces, bracelets, necklaces and earrings are able to immediately give a mysterious air of the Arabian Nights to the woman wearing them.

The designer has chosen to focus on the rose as a recurring color, the same tone that has elected Pantone color of the year in the shade Rose Quartz. Everything takes so immediately looked more feminine, almost innocent, with an effective contrast to the extremely seductive allure of shapes and rich decorations.

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It is, admittedly, very flashy jewelry that require a great character to be worn without letting overwhelm. At the same time, however, they manage to give an exotic touch and extremely attractive outfit even more minimalist.

Each piece is richly worked in a woven structure, overlays and bezels that use the reflections of the pearl, the facets of the crystals, gold accents, trimmings and beads that run between spirals and sinuous curves.

The most interesting pieces are undoubtedly the earrings, pendants all, often very long and flashy. Constitute the richest section and articulated in the collection. We also love the beautiful necklace that reflects the inspiration of the statement necklace and established some seasons ago but bringing it here to levels of great technical mastery.

Cavalli and Versace in the land of the ayatollahs

Opened in Tehran the first boutique of Italian high fashion in Iran after-embargo

Seductive and glamorous evening gowns, leather miniskirts perfect in every detail, over the knee boots with stiletto heels. The ladies in the chador ‘Tehran-good’ will rub their eyes and wonder if it’s all true. Yes, it’s all true. In Iran post-embargo was opened the first luxury boutiques and single-brand of Made in Italy and to sign it is the Florentine designer Roberto Cavalli. (Elisa Pinna by Ansa – Tehran)

In short, in a month, it will also open a Versace store and insignia are ready, alongside those of horses, at 1 Alef North Street, Zaferaniyeh, one of the most elegant and rich of the Iranian capital. The Cavalli shop, a two-story structure built to the smallest detail – from the colors lights marble – as indicated by the Italian brand, is crowded. The prices do not scare, although a jacket can cost several thousand Euros, or worse, in the Iranian currency, tens and tens of millions of riyals.

Iran is experiencing a slice of the population that does not have money problems and is eager to taste the ‘joie de vivre’, if only within their own homes. Thus, an Iranian entrepreneur, Medhi Firouzan, president of KelideTalaei, along with Abbas Firouzan, and a third partner, Moezeddini, has thought to ask the franchise for the Republic of the ayatollahs of fashion brands and Italian luxury, one of the most popular products and appreciated in the world. The operation started two years ago, when Iran was still under slap by the international community.
Italians, however, designers have believed in the potential of a young market, cultured, hungry for culture and, in some groups, wealthy.

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Thus, the first flag planted by Italy at the end of economic sanctions in Iran was in one of its areas of excellence. The members of the Iranian project is ambitious. “We want to transform Alef Street in via Montenapoleone in Tehran,” said Mehdi Firouzan ANSA, referring to the famous Milanese luxury street. “We asked Ferragamo, Armani, to other Italian and even European designers to open their single-brand stores in Iran. What we want more of our people is the quality of life and we want to offer it. Italy can help us” , he stressed. “The high fashion can become a bridge to bring Europe to Iran and to bring a future Iran to Europe,” added Abbas Firouzan.

So far in the Islamic Republic luxury garments made in Italy you could be found occasionally in some stores, but with a reduced choice to minimum and with a high risk of purchasing counterfeit products. The opening of the Cavalli store marks the start of a new season. The desire to change step is confirmed by Hanayeh, a young man of thirty degree in chemical engineering who, fascinated by the world of fashion, she decided to work in the new Cavalli boutique. “Iran is not the dark country, closed, violent which is described in foreign newspapers. Far from it,” he says. “A week ago, when we were still closed, people flocked to the windows, curious and proud that Tehran had finally such a store.”

Apple Watch, WatchOS update: 2 will be the revolution of smartwatch?

Native apps and more independence from smartphones could change everything, first of all the applications themselves

Looking at the long term, the announcement of Apple’s biggest event of the fall this year may be less than advertised: development WatchOS 2. Tomorrow will be released and the new release will be a day that could change the relationship we have had up for now with smartwatch. The new operating system from Cupertino, designed specifically for the smart watch, is designed to make the app faster and smoother, since it will run natively on Apple Watch, plus introduces new dials, the ability for third-party app to display information in the form of notifications and an innovative way to see the future events, past and more with Time Travel.

But not only, the OS also includes new communication features such as the ability to respond quickly in Mail with dictation, Smart Replies or emoji, while Digital Touch free creativity, allowing you to use more colors for their own designs.

These components may be the first step to the final explosion of a market that so far only showed great potential. Native apps will allow developers to make the most of the components of the smartwatch, with results currently unthinkable. For example, a dating app could guide us to the soul mate simply following the vibration on the wrist, or an application designed to make you lose weight might block you access to Facebook and Candy Crush, until you have done the right move daily.

Until now smartphone and smartwatch are not comparable as regards the debut: as reported on the US site Techcrunch, in the first quarter sales of mobile phones sold 334 million pieces, watches only 11. But the state of the art in recent years it has changed and the room for maneuver for wearable devices was much narrower than that of the new phones. Yet change and greater independence from the iPhone and the company could revolutionize everything, creating a new need and opening space for new apps, all new and completely rethought. Who knows if it will be the beginning of the decline of smartphones, what is certain is that the smartwatch are intended to carve out an increasingly large and if the foresight of the developers (and Apple) will be repaid, tomorrow will all feel the need to buy us a new watch.

Mountain: 10 must have accessories

Skiing holidays and at high altitudes, a complete kit from hat to boots, from the backpack to the glasses

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Breathtaking landscapes, snow-capped peaks, clean air and very very cold. Those who enjoy holidays in the mountains is certainly not discouraged by low temperatures, that is clear, but perhaps not everyone knows that you can stay warm without compromising on style. The brands specialize with new technologies: fabrics light but ultra warm, natural yarns prized (and more accessible) and new combinations of materials.

The accessories for the mountains, therefore, must be simple but ensure high performance.

The gloves are made of wool, such as those of Coccinelle, or with the hair, such as those of Aldo. The backpacks are technical and eco-friendly; Freitag, the Swiss brand that uses waste materials and transforms them into fabric, was able to design them waterproof and colorful, as well as unique.
For the head, classic hats cap to keep warm or soft ear pads for eccentric personalities. The shoes and boots are a low shot such as Camper and Emu Australia, with stiletto for women who do not like hiking at high altitudes but the break in a cabin, or sneakers for urban female travelers.
There is no lack of plush bags and quilted fabrics and sunglasses with mirrored lenses and a contemporary design.

Comes the Kit Kat coated with 24 carat gold

In Japan, the famous chocolate snack is celebrated with a luxurious limited edition: 500 bars a dark, covered with a thin sheet of gold
“Life is not black and white, is gold,” read the TV commercial of a famous perfume (yes, the one where the supermodel Carmen Kass immersed himself gradually into a pool of gold paint). “Even the mid-afternoon snack is gold” it seems to contradict today Nestlé, who in recent days has presented a novelty for true lovers of luxury: a limited edition of the snack Kit Kat, covered with a paper of 24 carat gold.
Just like that. To celebrate the milestone of one million customers of the Kit Kat Chocolatory stores, 500 bars were made special for the Japanese market. Dark chocolate, with a taste even richer and more bitter, and especially coated gold film. The price? 2016 yen, just over 15 Euros. The flashy snacks appear on the shelves of eight stores located in various parts of Japan, next to unusual variations in green tea, strawberry and wasabi that – apparently – like so much to customers of Japan.