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Tirler - Dolomites living Hotel wins Gold as best sleep hotel.

Congratulations to the Tirler Hotel http://www.inspireditaly.com/summer-mountains/tirler-dolomites-living-hotel/   In the harmony of man and nature Tirler – Dolomites living Hotel: awarded with the highest seal of building biology: “best sleep hotel”-GOLD!We thank all the companies, the Planumgsteam, and all who have participated…

May 16th, 2013

A day trip from Selva to Kronplatz

A day trip from Selva to Kronplatz

A wonderful day trip from Selva, starting at the Val lift to Kronplatz, skiing down into the Brunico valley. 8881 vertical metres, that’s like ski-ing Mount Everest and 80 plus kilometres covered. This was our first trip to Kronplatz, which…

January 29th, 2013

Gnocchi that could have fallen with the snow flakes.

Gnocchi that could have fallen with the snow flakes.

It is hard to believe that we are eating our lunch at over 2400 meters and that every ingredient for this peerless cooking has somehow to be delivered to the door of this Rifugio; perhaps by Angels, the same ones…

December 26th, 2012

If I had a bucket list, this would be on it!

If I had a bucket list, this would be on it!

As American, Steven Nyman screamed over the Saslong Classic finish line at around 3.45pm yesterday afternoon to win his second Val Gardena Downhill Saslong Classic, we had just managed to negotiate the ‘Saslong B’ piste down to main arena. The…

December 16th, 2012

Ski Fans - Do not miss this - Live Tweet-Reports from the Camel Humps

Ski Fans - Do not miss this - Live Tweet-Reports from the Camel Humps

We’ve skied twice this week. Once on Alpe di Siusi and a trip over to Colfosco. Pistes are in great shape and so quiet! Being pretty chilly, temps were around -11C yesterday, Colfosco was ‘busy’ – its on the ‘sunny…

December 14th, 2012

'Live' from the Dolomites

'Live' from the Dolomites

The three main towns of Val Gardena are Ortisei, St. Cristina and Selva Gardena. Then there are the villages of the Val Gardena. Bulla, sitting under the shadow of Europe’s highest altitude skiable plateau, is typical of the area. A…

December 10th, 2012

Another good reason to ski the Dolomites - The Food!

The Food This is Italy after all and the Italians would not put up with anything but fresh delicious food, regardless of the altitude or remoteness of the lunch stop. There is a huge number of family run, cosy refuges…

November 27th, 2012

...a sensational jump on the 'Camel Hunches!

...a sensational jump on the 'Camel Hunches!

Have you ever looked down a camel hump? Saslong (Selva Gardena, Val Gardena) is and has been the Dolomites offering to the FIS Mens Super G & Downhill races since 1969. An impressive record. As any typical bloke, I have…

November 20th, 2012

The BIGGEST reason to Ski the South Tyrol - Dolomites . . . .

The BIGGEST reason to Ski the South Tyrol - Dolomites . . . .

1200 kilometres of interconnected skiing . . . Surely the number one reason for skiing the South Tyrol and the Dolomites? This vast area, comprising 30% blue, 60% red and 10% black runs, has so much skiing to offer you,…

November 13th, 2012

The Ski Safari - for the Ladies

The Ski Safari - for the Ladies

The Siusi-Alpe di Siusi ski bubble has a world leading, hourly capacity of 4,000 skiers, walkers, snow-shoers, tobogganists and cross-country skiers. As Jane, Lavinia and Vicky stepped out of the large blue bubble at the top of its 15 minute…

November 12th, 2012

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