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ALTA BADIA LET’S ROCK AND HAVE FUN! SPORTS, MUSIC, ADRENALINE AND FUN PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE DURING THE SKI WORLD CUP WEEKEND FROM 17TH TO 19TH DECEMBER 2016

Milan/La Villa, November 2016 – Enjoy the long weekend before Christmas in Alta Badia not only to feel the emotions of the Ski World Cup, but also to ski on perfectly prepared slopes, to have fun at the après-ski parties, to test the newest and most prestigious ski equipment and to taste the dishes of renowned chefs. This year, you cannot miss the concert of the patroness of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Alta Badia: Tina Maze, Olympic athlete and rock star, who will perform with her band on Sunday 18th December. For the overnight stay, there is an accommodation package including two nights in a double room with breakfast, the ticket Guest House Plus, which gives access to the races on Sunday and Monday and a random Ski World Cup gadget starting from €160 per person.

The great ski performance: two races on the Gran Risa
10,000 metres of safety net, 500 slalom poles, 150 people with shovels and rakes and 200 ski instructors and firefighters: this and more will be necessary for the men’s giant slalom race on Sunday 18th December on the legendary Gran Risa – a steep slope, which is technically perfect because of its challenging inclinations of the ground. The fans can support their idols, such as Marcel Hirscher, Ted Ligety and Andre Myhrer, from the stands in the finish area and see them on the big screen. The men’s parallel giant slalom race on Monday 19th December at night will be even more exciting, if that is possible: the race consists of two runs in a parallel race mode. Always two athletes will be competing in a thrilling speed race, in which also technical knowledge is required, because they may nearly graze each other in some bends. As the race begins at 6 pm, the slope will be illuminated and the starry sky will add a unique atmosphere to the event.

Alta Badia, let’s rock! Fun, music and energy
It doesn’t matter if skiing or singing, she makes everything with a lot of passion and energy: Tina Maze, Olympic athlete and rock star is the patroness of the Ski World Cup in Alta Badia. Together with her band “Tina Maze & The Rockers”, the Slovenian athlete, who has risen in rankings with the song “My way is my decision”, will perform in a live concert* on Saturday 18th December in La Villa, starting from 5 pm. Moreover, she will award the best athletes of the giant slalom race on Sunday 18th December and be the forerunner for the giant parallel slalom on Monday evening. During the World Cup weekend, you can have fun and enjoy good music not only in the finish area but also during the official ceremonies. In the evening, there are a lot of possibilities to have fun: on Saturday 17th December at the World Cup Party in the finish area, on Sunday 18th December at L’Murin in Corvara and on Monday 19th December, for the grand finale, at the “World Cup Pub”, an event organized in the finish area after the parallel giant slalom race in collaboration with L’Murin, Red Bull and Forst beer, with DJ Fiore and the GoGo Girls, from 8 pm to 1am.
*free entry

Not only spectator, but also protagonist: the slopes in Alta Badia and the best ski equipment with “Test the Best”
Ski World Cup races, live concerts and après-ski parties are not the only events you can enjoy in Alta Badia. Here you can also ski and test the newest ski equipment 2016/2017. In exception of the Gran Risa, all the slopes of the skiing region Alta Badia will be open for the weekend from 17th to 19th December. The inauguration of the winter season is the perfect occasion to test the ski equipment and the newest skiwear. Also this year, on Sunday 18th and Monday 19th December on top of Piz Sorega in San Cassiano, you can test the newest and best skis, ski boots, ski suits and other accessories thanks to “Test the Best”. The ski instructors of Alta Badia will give you some advice about the different ski equipment and will accompany you on a free test on the snow. The most expert ones can test the newest equipment on the slopes, where a giant slalom and a slalom track has specially been prepared. The village “Test the Best” opens at 9.30 am and closes at 4 pm – an event you simply cannot miss to inaugurate properly the winter season.

Delicacies in the mountains
A stay in Alta Badia is not comprehensive without a gourmet meal – a long weekend in Alta Badia can also offer you some gastronomic highlights. The guests of the exclusive LEITNER ropeways VIP Lounge will be tempted by a gourmet lunch inspired by the unique South Tyrolean tradition and enriched by an international touch. The dishes will be prepared by the two renowned chefs, both awarded with two stars, Gerhard Wieser** (restaurant Trenkerstube – Hotel Castel, Tirolo) and Peter Girtler** (Gourmetstube Einhorn –Hotel Stafler – Campo di Trens at Vipiteno). The dinner on Monday 19th December will be prepared by Astuto – Rabensteiner & Friends, the two young and creative chefs of the restaurant Parkhotel Laurin of Bolzano, Manuel Astuto and Michael Rabensteiner. Among the special guests there will be Luis Haller*, renowned chef of the restaurant Felsenkeller and the brewery Forst in Merano. Guests with the Guest House Plus** ticket can taste appetizers and dishes made with local products and, on Sunday 18th December, enjoy a three-course gourmet lunch. The LEITNER ropeways VIP Lounge is a heated lounge located on the panoramic terrace on the last floor of the building of the Organizing Committee in the finish area of the Gran Risa. This exclusive area, illuminated by elegant crystal chandeliers of Faustig, offers you a fantastic panoramic view on the Ski World Cup races and a welcoming atmosphere.
* The entrance ticket to the LEITNER ropeways VIP Lounge costs €195 per person on Sunday 18th December and €125 per person on Monday 19th December.
** The GUEST House Plus ticket costs €70 per person on Sunday 18th December and €40 per person on Monday 19th December.

Accommodation package and advance booking
For your stay during the Ski World Cup weekend, the tourist offices Alta Badia has organized an accommodation package, which includes two nights in a double room with breakfast, the ticket Guest House Plus, which gives access to the races on Sunday and Monday and a random Ski World Cup gadget starting from €160 per person. Online reservations: http://www.altabadia.org/en/hotel-alps/holiday-packages/ski-world-cup-holiday-package.html. The ticket fares for the races start from €10. For further information and reservations: www.skiworldcup.it.

“Alta Badia let’s rock and have fun!” is the major event organized for the Ski World Cup weekend with the men’s giant slalom competition and the men’s parallel giant slalom race at night in Alta Badia from 17th to 19th December 2016. “Alta Badia let’s rock” does not only include the two World Cup competitions, but also a comprehensive programme of events, such as gastronomic highlights, concerts and sports. This event also promotes tourism in Alta Badia, combining the Ski World Cup with the start of the winter season. The accommodation package for the Ski World Cup includes two nights in a double room with breakfast, the ticket Guest House Plus, which gives access to the races on Sunday and Monday and a random Ski World Cup gadget starting from €160 per person. Tickets for the Ski World Cup races on 18th and 19th December can be purchased online starting from €10 on www.skiworldcup.it.

Our sponsors: Alta Badia, Audi, Bisol, Bonaventura Maschio, Bridgestone, Consorzio Impianti a fune Alta Badia, Emmi, Fis, Fisi, Cantia d’Isera, Cassa di Risparmio, Cassa Rurale, Forst, Generali, Jack Wolfskin, LEITNER ropeways, Faustig, Wohnstudio Steurer, Galloni, Wörndle Interservice Gran Chef,   Longines, Milka, Pria, Rauch, Südtirol/Alto Adige, Swarovski. 

Alpine Ski World Cup Alta Badia Committee - http://www.skiworldcup.it/  -  info@skiworldcup.it 

 

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