The giant slalom competition on the Gran Risa slope in Alta Badia, Dolomites, Italy

18th-21st December 2015: WONDERFUL SKI WORLD CUP LONG WEEKEND IN ALTA BADIA

Ten reasons why you simply cannot miss it

The 30th edition of this major international event is the perfect occasion for you to enjoy a long weekend, to support your idol, to meet skiing champions, to go skiing yourself and to have a good time in the Dolomites.

Perfectly prepared slopes, the unique atmosphere of the towns decorated for Christmas, the tranquillity of the days before Christmas Eve and the Ski World Cup giant slalom competitions, which take place for the 30th time in Alta Badia. The long weekend from 18th to 21st December is the perfect occasion for a fascinating skiing holiday that combines great sport, fun and relaxation, in addition to the opportunity to see the great skiing champions who have helped write the history of skiing. Here are ten reasons why you should not miss the Ski World Cup 2015 in Alta Badia and why you should choose Alta Badia for your long weekend:

Are you ready to support the great champions competing in a thrilling race on Sunday 20th December 2015 on the Gran Risa, one of the most challenging and attractive slopes of the Ski World Cup? Last year, the race was won by Marcel Hirscher, followed by Ted Ligety and Thomas Fanara. Tickets for the race from €12. For further information and tickets: www.skiworldcup.it

Ski legends in town
Would you like to personally meet the great skiing champions who have helped write the history of skiing such as Gustav Thöni, Marc Girardelli and Michael von Grünigen, who will be in Alta Badia for the 30th edition of the Ski World Cup? Maybe you can meet them in the finish area of the Gran Risa or when walking through the town, where you can ask them for a selfie or an autograph.

First skiing of the season
In Alta Badia, enjoy the pleasure of skiing on perfectly prepared slopes even in the absence of heavy snow falls. The Alta Badia tourism board, which is part of the Dolomites Superski, can offer 130 km of slopes in total to all skiers, with a further connection to other 500 km of slopes around the Sella Group. For further information: www.altabadia.org

Under the moonlight
On Monday 21st December the parallel giant slalom competition, now an official discipline of the FIS, will be held for the first time on the Gran Risa. Be amazed by the astonishing speed of skiing on the snow at night. This is a wonderful occasion to support your favourite skier in an enchanting setting.

Where there is a will there is a way
Sometimes, exceptional people can overcome hurdles and transform them into opportunities: on Sunday 20th December in the SKI CHALLENGE OF GIANTS, the previous winners of the Ski World Cup Alta Badia will run as a team with the athletes of South Tyrol Paralympic team, with the FISIP (Italian Paralympic Ski Federation) and with a special guest. This race is sure to be thrilling, and the prize will be donated to the South Tyrol Paralympic group. Special guest: Alex Zanardi.

Good luck or bad luck?
Who will be the first one to face the Gran Risa? Which athlete will set the record to break?
The raffle of the start numbers is an exciting moment not to be missed before a Ski World Cup competition and will take place on Saturday 19th December 2015 starting at 6.20 pm.

Snowshoeing

Would you like to try something different from skiing and snowboarding? Explore the enchanted landscape of the Dolomites; the blend of nature and tranquillity whilst snowshoeing.
For more information: www.altabadia.org.

The warmest hospitality

Whether you prefer a five-star hotel or a bed and breakfast, a mountain lodge or a design hotel, Alta Badia can offer the perfect accommodation for every taste and for every budget. There is one thing they all have in common: the warm hospitality of the valley and of its inhabitants. For more information on accommodation during the Ski World Cup long weekend or any other time: www.altabadia.org.

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Activity Calendar

Sunday 20th December 2015
08.45: Presentation by Ski Club Ladinia and acrobatics of paraglider and hang glider
09.30: FIRST RUN
11.00-12.30: Music and interviews with the ski legends
12.00: Air Show “Frecce Tricolori"
12.30: SECOND RUN Award ceremony oft he Giant Slalom
17.30: Giant's „Ski Challenge“ on the „Doninz“ slope in the centre of La Villa
19.00: Giant slalom award ceremony in the centre of La Villa
19.15: „Ski Challenge“ award ceremony in the centre of La Villa

Monday 21st December
17.00: Warm Up Party Parallel Giant Slalom, Gran Risa, with DJ Max Bezoni
17.30-17.40: Beat Box Performance of BeatBox maZn
18.00: START OF THE PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM Official award ceremony

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