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In a small ancient village in the Alps, where you can come only by the means of the hotel's private snow scooter service or by feet, lies this enchanted snuggly hideout. Hotellerie de Mascognaz is perfect if you want to experience a timeless luxury in a unique place. Traditional local cusine in the restaurant meets modern design in the new SPA with a mountain view. The gentle staff will be happy to drive you all times to the slopes of Monterosa-ski or to the cozy village of Champoluc.
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Hotel Villa Annamaria has still some double rooms for the 22/2-1/3. Price 90 euro per person in half board (HB). Charming alpine hotel, owned by a family and managed with warmth and feeling. In the middle of the village but off the main road. Mail firstname.lastname@example.org for booking.
Villa Nicoletti is a 400 mq exclusive villa in the middle of the village, private owned by a Milanese family and ski-in ski-out. 6 bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, and large common spaces for dining and living. Billiard, fireplaces and a big garden complete the convivial atmosphere of this unique home. Mail email@example.com for booking and price information.
Fully booked from year to year, Hotel Charmant Petit, still has some available rooms between the 15-22 March. Best restaurant in the village, perfectly located between the two main lifts on the road, reachable by feet or with the free ski shuttle, everyone who has stayed here once get enchanted by the kindness and good feeling of this small hotel. Fantastic prices: 75-85 euro per person and night in halfboard (HB). Mail firstname.lastname@example.org for booking.
Preparation day yesterday for the Downhill Competition on National level in Champoluc - Frachey. The track is challenging and fast. The lift-train brings bikes and occasional visitors up to Mandria. Many of the 250 partecipants were already training hard. One fell in the woods and was rescued by the Aosta Valley Rescue Team by helicopter. See the video.
Bike on the Italian side of Monterosa is already popular in Cervinia, where you can bring your bike with the highest cable car to 3600 m and slide down to the town at 2000 m. Since last summer it is also possible to have bike fun in the valleys of Champoluc and Gressoney, where they have opened a few downhill tracks (see next news about Italian Championship). Download the best Bike Map here.
See some of the most important passages of the race
See the map for this beautiful ski marathon on the glaciers of Monte Rosa.
The organization of the classic race has decided to ostpone the start because of the very bad weather forecasts for this week-end. At the moment it is not yet decided when it will be possible to start. Hopefully the participants have to wait only for a couple of days. News on www.trofeomezzalama.org
See Carlos blog with very intersting pictures and information during his top tours and trekkings in the Spanish mountains and on Monte Rosa's Dufour Spitze 4643 meters peak.
Lyskamm (or Liskamm) (4,527 m) is a mountain in the Alps lying on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It consists of a five-kilometre-long ridge with two distinct peaks. The southern (Italian) face is somewhat rugged, and rises only a few hundred metres above the glacier below (Ghiacciaio del Lis), while the northern (Swiss) side is an impressive 1100-metre ice-covered wall, rising up from the Gorner Glacier.
The mountain is often climbed as a traverse from the Felikjoch (West), to the Listjoch (East) or vice versa. The traverse consists mostly of a narrow, snow-covered ridge, with some scrambling over rocks. In good conditions, this route is fairly easy and objectively safe, however in bad snow conditions and/or bad visibility, the ridge can be challenging because of large, sometimes double, cornices, mainly on the southern side of the ridge.
The eastern and highest of the two peaks is 4,527 m high, and was first ascended in 1861 by a 14-man team (eight Englishmen and six Swiss guides) led by J. F. Hardy and including William Edward Hall, up the east ridge. The ridge as a whole was first traversed three years later by Leslie Stephen, Edward Buxton, Jakob Anderegg and Franz Biener
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