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Pope Benedict XVI blesses skiing

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Pope Benedict blesses skiing with Italian Ski Instructors.

During a recent visit to the Vatican by Italian ski instructors, Pope Benedict XVI followed in the footsteps of his predecessor, keen skier Pope John Paul II, by praising the sport of skiing.  “Skiing makes us feel small and returns us to our true dimension as creatures,” said Pope Benedict. Continue reading ‘Pope Benedict XVI blesses skiing’

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New Funicular For Val Gardena

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Val Gardena is set to open a new funicular next month.

Val Gardena, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site at the heart of the Italian Dolomites, will open a new funicular when the resort officially opens for the season on December 4th. Continue reading ‘New Funicular For Val Gardena’

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Despite ski market contraction in UK, demand for Japan is strong

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Despite a market contraction, UK demand is increasing for Japanese ski resort Hakuba.

Despite the contraction of the UK ski market over the past few years, interest in Japanese ski resorts seems to keep increasing with the Ski Club of Great Britain announcing new packages there this winter while specialist ski tour operator W&O Travel Ski Dream is offering the previously little covered resort of Hakuba for the 2010/11 season. Continue reading ‘Despite ski market contraction in UK, demand for Japan is strong’

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Madonna di Campiglio to unveil a new black run next season

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Workers are working quickly so that skiers at Madonna di Campiglio will enjoy a new black run this winter.

Italy’s Madonna di Campiglio has announced they’re currently building a new ski run they hope will be complete ready for winter 2010-11.

The new Nube D’Oro run in the Spinale sector will be served by the Homonym chairlift and end in front of Montagnoli mountain hut. Continue reading ‘Madonna di Campiglio to unveil a new black run next season’

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Italy’s Presena Glacier cover up

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Too little too late? Environmentalists covered up 295,275 square feet of the Presena Glacier this summer in Italy in a bid to slowdown the melting.

Having lost 40% of its mass in the decade leading up to 2003 due to global warming, environmental authorities at the Presena Glacier above Passo Tonale attempted to cover the glaciar’s surface with an insulating and reflective ‘blanket’ this summer in a effort to slow the rate of melting. Continue reading ‘Italy’s Presena Glacier cover up’

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Pejo’s super dolomite cable car to reopen 25 years after it stopped operating

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An enterprising project to reopen a lift at Pejo will increase vertical by 50% and provide access to runs that have been closed for 25 years.

After the original lift ceased operating a quarter of a century ago, one of the most exciting projects in Europe of the summer has been the installation of a new cable car at Pejo, in the Italian Dolomites that will dramatically increase skiable vertical. Continue reading ‘Pejo’s super dolomite cable car to reopen 25 years after it stopped operating’

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Three Italian summer ski options are up and going

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Glacier skiing is in full summer swing in Italy once again.

Looking to cool off in Italy this summer? Your are just in luck, following the re-opening of the country’s third glacier, Val Senales this past week.  It joins Passo Stelvio and the Presena glacier above Passo Tonale, which had one red and one black run open at the weekend but it likely to close in the near future.  However, Cervinia will re-open a week on Saturday for summer skiing and boarding keeping the Italian choices up at three.

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