The first Sunday in Lent, in the Roman Catholic tradition, marks the start of a period of abstinence from eating meat, which the Church obliges the faithful to observe until Easter Day. In past centuries, the people of the mountains replaced the meat in their diet with cheese from the mountain pastures, which they bought and sold at the main market in Trento
Sport di Montagna
In DiscoveryAlps Sport di Montagna, è disponibile, ogni giorno, un’ampia gamma di notizie dalla Coppa del mondo di sci alpino (Saslong classic, Adelboden, Campiglio, Soelden, Wengen) e new relative ad altre sport alpini.
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Una navigazione tra molte notizie, dalla Dolomiti Super Bike al circuito Open Air di livigno, da Gardena Extrem Marathon a Traccia Bianca, … e ancora informazioni, prezzi e iscrizioni alle gare con racchette da neve sui monti, scialpinismo nel paradiso naturale delle Alpi, sci di fondo, alpinismo, boulder e arrampicata. Molte le pagine e fotografie di Blardone, Bode Miller, Marcel Hirscher e del campione italiano Peter Fill. Senza dimenticare i grandi protagonisti del scialpinismo e del trail running.
The provinces of Turin and Trento, together with the Arealpina association, have launched the first Video Archive of Mountain Crafts, “VAMM” in its Italian acronym. The aims of the archive are to collect, file and disseminate videotaped material – already existing or recorded specially – documenting the range of crafts and trades in mountain regions
Gli amanti della mountainbike si ritrovano in Valle di Non, il prossimo 27 di aprile, per la prima tappa del Rampitour 2003. Con partenza in località Caraveno, in occasione della gara denominata Rampibike, su un percorso di 43 km
The Alpini Association of Ornavasso has launched the idea of starting an ecomuseum in the lower Ossola Valley, just when plans are being drawn up for a rubbish dump on the Celtic necropolises and close to the Cadorna Line.
“Five years ago, in the packed hall of the cinema-theatre of Ornavasso, the local group of Alpini (ex-members of Italian Alpine Corps- ed.) outlined to an attentive audience of citizens and politicians of all levels a project for an ecomuseum in the Lower Ossola. The idea met with a great deal of interest, but nothing concrete came of it. Evidently the time was not yet right
“Se pizolar” in lingua ladina significa scivolare sulla neve soffice, grazie all’ausilio degli sci o della tanto amata slitta. Da questa espressione, in Val di Fassa, ha preso vita l’omonima Pizolada, vale a dire una delle più antiche gare scialpinistiche dell’arco alpino
Nel 50° della conquista della vetta più alta del pianeta al via “Everest Speed Expedition”, un’avventura tutta italiana. I protagonisti: Fabio Meraldi e Manuela Di Centa
It’s true: a wolf has returned to the mountains of the Ossola valley. Says the press release issued a few days ago by the Veglia-Devero Natural Park authorities, “Genetic analyses carried out on two samples of excrement found in recent weeks in the course of monitoring by staff of the Veglia-Devero Park and the Police of the VCO Province have confirmed the presence of a wolf on provincial territory. Both samples, which were analysed by the National Wild Animal Institute in Bologna, are from the same animal, a female.”
Ritorna il grande raduno dei climber proposto dalle palestre del circuito milanese, la divertente festa per promuovere l’arrampicata sportiva, dove tutti possono iscriversi e partecipare, dove non ci saranno premi solo per i vincitori, con un protagonista assoluto: l’entusiasmo!
The Saturday night road accidents which have become a tragic fact of life in Italy are no longer an isolated phenomenon: Sunday skiing accidents are sadly becoming more and more common. To tackle this dangerous situation, a law is about to be passed, as often happens in Italy: wearing a crash helmet will become compulsory for skiers under 14, and whoever manages a ski lift will have to have insurance cover
LUGANO – In its exhibition of paintings by Egon Schiele, the Lugano Museum of Modern Art gives us a view of Vienna at the end of the 19th century, between modernism and decadentism. After exhibitions devoted to Modigliani, Munch, Chagall and Kirchner, the art of the great Austrian master, who died in 1918 at only 28, will be on show at Villa Malpensata from 16 March to 29 June, with forty oils and as many sketches, watercolours and gouaches. The spotlight is not only directed at Schiele’s oil paintings, but also at his works on paper, testifying to the fact that he is still regarded as one of the greatest illustrators of all time
The first treatment plant in the Canton Grisons using phytoremediation is to be set up at Suraua, and will be an addition to the dozen or so similar plants which already exist elsewhere in Switzerland. The decision was taken recently by the Suraua town council.
But what is a phytoremediation plant, and how does it work? The answer is, naturally
“It’s not a question of over-dramatising; the facts speak for themselves.” With these words the chairman of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) Jacques Rogge ended a lightning tour of the construction sites of Turin 2006, during which he met political leaders and staff of the organising committees of the next Winter Olympics. His inspection brought to light some worrying delays in some of the Games’ essential construction works, for example the bobsleigh run, work on which should have been underway for months
La Coppa del Mondo di sci alpino volge al termine. In Norvegia, sulle nevi ex-olimpiche di Lillehammer, gli atti finali su tracciati perfettamente innevati. I giochi sono ormai fatti: in campo femminile Janika Kostelic si afferma in classifica generale sulla diretta inseguitrice Karen Putzer. Stephan Eberharter vince per il secondo anno consecutivo la coppa maschile
Alessandro Botteri Balli’s photographs speak to us in the cadences of a voice whispering like the incessant rushing of water. In the International Year of Freshwater, in an exhibition in the Castelgrande of Bellinzona until 4th May, this great photographer is sharing the fruits of his work of the last three years: a collection of portraits of all the hydroelectric power stations of the Cantons of Ticino and Grisons. Five hundred intriguing images which shed new light on the often rather oppressive, heavy immensity of power stations and reservoirs
Everybody knows it’s hard to give up going on holiday. And why shouldn’t it be? But it’s just as hard to give up going on holiday in our own car. So, how should we get from one place to the next in our time off, and what are the consequences of choosing one means of transport rather than another? These and other related questions are tackled in a new dossier published by CIPRA (International Commission for the Protection of the Alps), which has for years been involved in research and debate on the subject of traffic throughout the Alps
The Walser people of the Aosta Valley used to say “Wacksen di toaga, wackst da vroscht” , which means “The days are lengthening, the cold’s increasing”. It sounds like a saying that suits this time of year. But it won’t be long till spring comes, and then the fine weather of the early summer, just right for the first hiking expeditions in the mountains. And this is exactly what the Walser people used to do, taking their culture over the high routes of the western Italian, Swiss, French, Austrian Alps as they escaped from Germanic persecution
Sabato 8 marzo 2003 si è tenuto il Trofeo “Città di Brescia” gara internazionale di mountain bike primo appuntameneto del circuito Liquigas Cup e gara Regionale per Amatori. La gara si è svolta su un tracciato ” cittadino ” di 7 km nella zona del Castello
For the past six years the Fiemme Ski Jazz Festival has been one of the most eagerly awaited events of the winter, bringing to the Fiemme Valley some of the major artists in international jazz to perform in a unique festival on the snow. Fiemme Ski Jazz offers a week of music and skiing, with daily concerts up in the Alpine huts of the Fiemme Obereggen ski district, and outstanding evening performances and jam sessions in the theatres, halls and pubs down in the valley… integral text
Barbara Merlin e Ignaz Ganahl vincono la sesta tappa. Abetone (PT) 9 marzo 2003 – Ancora Merlin, ma questa volta è Barbara a salire sul primo gradino del podio, dopo che Alessandra aveva fatto sue le prime 5 gare della stagione.
Aumentano sempre più i gravi incidenti sulle piste da sci. Troppi sciatori? Materiali sempre più efficienti? Mancanza di disciplina? Qualunque sia la risposta, arriva una legge, una specie di codice stradale applicato alle piste da sci: niente alcol, segnaletica in pista, assicurazione per i gestori degli impianti e casco obbligatorio per i più piccoli…