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Val Di Fiemme – the world capital of winter sports

The ski resort of Val Di Fiemme, located in the Italian region of Trentino, is well known among athletes for various types of winter sports – professionals and amateurs, as well as their fans. They have chosen this wide valley, surrounded by wooded mountain peaks, for a long time – some for training and finding out which of them is the strongest at the given time, others – to look at all this and support their beloved team.

Sports have always been held here regularly enough, but recently, their number has increased
significantly. Organizers of international and prestigious competitions are increasingly choosing this hospitable resort. So in the past winter season, in addition to the World Cup stages, the Val Di Fiemme hosted the World Ski Championships. And in this, the World Winter Universiade and the World Championship in skiing among juniors, which have become perhaps the most important sports events, were added to the annual sporting events.

Val Di Fiemme is ideal for becoming one of the world’s winter sports capitals. The Dolomites Valley has a suitable climate and terrain for running cross-country skiing trails in the valley and skiing and snowboarding trails on the slopes. In addition, there are ski jumps for “flying skiers” and an indoor palace for playing sports on ice.

Skiers on a hill. Val di Fiemme

Add more modern stadiums and all the necessary facilities that meet high international standards, technical capabilities guaranteed to maintain the required snow level on the slopes and slopes, excellent infrastructure, the ability to simultaneously accommodate tens of thousands of guests in local hotels, transport accessibility and you will understand that the alternative for Val Di Fiemme will be very difficult to find.

Rest after skiing in Val Di Fiemme

In the winter season 2013-2014, Val Di Fiemme will host the following competitions.

World Winter Universiade 2013 in Trentino
Time: December 11 – December 21, 2013
Universiade – international competitions, an analogue of the Olympic Games, in which youth and students take part, is held every two years. Initially, it was supposed to be held in Slovenia, but the organizers decided to move it to Italy – to Trentino.

Competitions in cross-country skiing, ski jumping, biathlon, biathlon, hockey will be held in Val Di Fiemme.

Skiers in Val Di Fiemme

Tour de Ski – cross-country skiing
Time: January 4 – January 5, 2014
One of the most prestigious races among professional athletes. Held annually and consists of 4 stages in Germany and Italy. The last and most spectacular of them is traditionally held in Val Di Fiemme. First, mass start competitions are held – for women at a distance of 10 km., For men at a distance of 20 km. On the final day, athletes have to overcome 9 km. the final climb run – from the Lago di Tesero ski stadium to the intermediate station of the Alpe Cermis ski lift, where part of the route (3.5 km.) passes up the mountain slope – elevation drop of 420 m, average slope of 12% (max. 28%) .

Trofeo Topolino – children’s competitions, cross-country skiing
Time: January 18 – January 19, 2014
To become a champion, you need to train from childhood. Nothing motivates you to play sports like competition. In Italy, they understand this very well and regularly arrange a real ski race for young athletes. In addition to the age of the participants, everything else will be “grown-up”, this time the tracks and the stadium were determined for it, where in 1991, 203 and 2013 the World Championships FIS (International Ski Federation) took place. To participate in the Trofeo Topolino competition – “racing for the mouse”, the pupils of cross-country skiing schools are going to not only from all over Italy, but also from many European countries.

Downhill in Trentino | Alessandro Trovati | Trentino Photo Archive

Marcialonga – Amateur Racing, Cross-Country Skiing
Time: 01/26/2014
This famous international amateur race is the hallmark of Val Di Fiemme. This season it is held for the 41st time. Distance 70 km. begins in the neighboring Val Di Fassa and passes through the entire valley from Moena to Kanadzei, turns back and finishes in the main city of Val Di Fiemme – Cavalese.

Literally everyone has a chance to take part in the race, and here more than ever the principle will be relevant – “The main thing is not victory, but participation!”.

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