TRENDS OF THE NEW SKI SEASON
The season on the Apennines in Emilia Romagna has opened December 3 with new opportunities. Once again this season, our philosophy is: “fun for everyone”. There are many offers for those who ski, but also for those who do not know the difference between slalom and cross country. And for children: baby parks with even more inflatables, magic carpet lifts and entertainment.
And even more weekend getaways in high altitude lodges, and kite skiing and ice-climbing lessons as well. Given the success of last year, the snowshoe outings of every kind have been increased: under the stars in the silence of the woods with a final dinner or with a hotel stay included.
Also "snowshoeering" – or orienteering with snowshoes – cannot be missed. There are also many events for fans of cross-country skiing and hiking in the snow, with organized trips which are often quite unique: from hiking along mountain ridges to hikes in old towns, or tracking animals.
And for those who want to take their time, next winter only one day's notice will be needed to book the new helicopter service. This vehicle will come and pick skiers up at home and take them directly to the slopes. Ready to ski. It's called the helitaxi and is one of the latest advancements at Corno alle Scale, a Bologna ski resort, with 40 km of trails for the upcoming 2011-2012 season. (www.cornoallescale.net).
And it is not the only one because athletes, if they want, can satisfy their craving for extreme skiing, thanks to the new heliski service which will take off directly from the resort. Always at Corno alle Scale, you can also try out the exciting new sled dog course with Siberian Huskies. (www.cornofun.it).
On Cimone, in the Apennines near Modena – a white swirl of more than 50 km of slopes – besides the renovated snow park now even more exciting, next winter there will also be the possibility to rent a slope by the hour with a time-keeping service for the giant slalom slopes.
For those who want to take home the memory of competing with friends, they can also order a DVD with the video of the days events (www.gigantecronometrato.com).
In Cerreto Laghi on the Apennines near Reggio Emilia, after skiing, there will also be a personal skater offering private skating lessons in the beautiful Palaghiaccio.