This weekend Kronplatz hosts the Snow Volleyball World Tour for the third time. Courts have been marked out at the top of Concordia 2000, Plan de Corones, and over 200 participants will compete.
Snow Volley ball is volleyball on snow. It took off in Wagrain, Austria in 2008 and was acknowledged as an official sport by the Austrian Volleyball Association in 2011. The annual tour first took place in 2012 and has expanded each year. This winter, tour events have already taken place in Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic before visiting Kronplatz in Italy. The movement are working hard to achieve global recognition for this increasingly popular sport and are seeking venues to host an offical European Championship in 2016.
With the atmosphere of a beach party complete with deck-chairs, palm trees, hot tub and cheerleaders, Kronplatz looks set to have an entertaining weekend.
In the words of Skirama who are promoting the event sponsored by Amway – “Good mood guaranteed!”
Although fat bikes were first created over 5 years ago the sport recently seems to be catching on and has become the latest craze in the Dolomites. These bikes are similar to mountain bikes and have really wide tyres which provide great traction on surfaces such as snow and mud. The need for suspension is eliminated by extremely low tyre pressures.
Alta Badia are installing cycle carriage on virtually every lift that will be open this summer. This winter several single track routes were created near St Croce with cycle carriage on the chair lifts. The region will be hosting their first special fat bike day on 11th April 2015.
You can try this sport summer and winter and there are marked trails located just a short distance from Chalet Hotel Diamant.
We are waiting to see if it will catch on in Tignes.
See the fat bikes in action here >>>>>
Fat biking in snow
On Sunday 29th March four of Alta Badia’s popular mountain restaurants are hosting a special wine tasting. Sample Sud Tyrol’s excellent wines and ski to the next venue! Don’t forget to heed the tourist office’s advice – “Be careful when skiing”
Full details on Altabadia.org >>>>
Wine Ski Safari
We are now recruiting staff for this coming summer. If you have a passion for the outdoors, are over 21 and have some experience in the hospitality industry we would love to hear from you!
Contact Janet: firstname.lastname@example.org for details of what positions we still have to fill.