Wednesday 13 February 2019
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The new date was published at the FIS Council on the occasion of the 2019 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Åre (Sweden)
The FIS Council gathered in Åre (Sweden) on Wednesday February 13th, on the occasion of the 2019 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, made official a new date for the 66th 3Tre. The night slalom of Madonna di Campiglio, included in the 2019/2020 FIS Alpine World Cup calendar, will take place on Wednesday January 8th, 2020.
The Canalone Miramonti’s slalom will be run in January, after the last five editions (from 2014 to 2018) had been held on the fixed date of December 22nd, unavailable in 2019 due to a calendar overlap. The FIS’ decision moved the race from its initial positioning on December 30th, 2019.
“We are happy with the FIS decision to postpone the race to January 8th - 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci said. – “This time, our usual date is unavailable, as it falls within the World Cup weekend in Val Gardena and Alta Badia. At the same time, December 30th was due to bring significant challenges in logistical and organizational terms. In those days, Madonna di Campiglio would not have been able to give its best for 3Tre and the World Cup. Now, we can focus on the new date, on January 8th, 2020, with greaterserenity and confidence, with the goal offering another big show with great technical contents”.
From the 2020/2021 season, 3Tre will slot back in its traditional date: in fact, the FIS calendar already has the two following editions planned on December 22nd, 2020, and December 22nd, 2021.
Saturday 22 December 2018
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The curse of “3” shakes an incredible slalom night, giving repeating emotions to around 19.000 people on the Canalone Miramonti slope. Swiss Daniel Yule wins his first World Cup slalom in Madonna di Campiglio after a thrilling second run, whose course was set by his own trainer Matteo Joris. Two Austrians finished behind of him, surprisingly none of whom named Marcel Hirscher. Claiming the fellow podium spots were two Austrian athletes yet not the great Marcel Hirscher: second place for Marco Schwarz and third place for Michael Matt don’t quite balance the frustration by the man who rarely fails - but this time, it happened.
He was aiming for his third win in Madonna, Hirscher, but during the second run he broke down his run in the early part of the slope, where other athletes went to meet the same destiny. Among them, few minutes before Hirscher, Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen, who even fell victim of the third gate: both athletes’ quest for a third win in Madonna is now pushed a year forward.
It’s been like domino effect. It’s hard to recall a World Cup slalom where both Hirscher and Kristoffersen ended out of contention, and that speaks volumes about the surprising outcome of this 65th edition of Audi FIS Ski World Cup Night Slalom in Madonna di Campiglio.
“That’s incredible – told winner Yule – I was already excited for a podium spot, I couldn’t imagine such a twist of fate.” A Swiss on the top step of the podium in a World Cup slalom was not seen since 2007 (Marc Gini in Reiteralm).
Anyway, surprises also came from the bottom of the starting order. The perfect Canalone Miramonti slope - confirmed among the excellences on the World scale, thanks to the professional team taking care of it - allowed many late starters to find a top-30 spot and qualify for the decisive run. Among those, an outstanding Giuliano Razzoli: the 2010 Olympic Gold Medallist returned after three years of issues that brought him on the verge of retirement. Starting with bib 69, the Italian finished 5th, and looked emotional after the race: “To come back after such a tough juncture was a huge effort, but this result rewards me of everything".
The Italian team could be satisfied with their effort, with five athletes qualified for the second run, and a solid sixth place by Manfred Moelgg to go with Razzoli’s fifth. Youngster Alex Vinatzer, who surprisingly ranked eighth and the best Italian after the first run, then threw it all away in the second run, risking slightly too much and ending his quest for a new personal best roughly halfway through his effort. Few regrets for Stefano Gross, DNF but affected by physical issues, whilst Simon Maurberger can be content with his 20th place.
Saturday 22 December 2018
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A wonderful sunny day welcomed the 65th 3Tre Audi FIS World Cup Slalom in Madonna di Campiglio. The first run held today, Saturday 22 December at 15.45 CET displayed a quite different scene waiting for the iconic night picture with Canalone Miramonti’s crowded slope enlightened for the 2md run, scheduled at 18:45 CET.
The first half of the oldest World Cup alpine ski event in Italy put the two main favourites in the spotlights. Austria's Marcel Hirscher clocked the 1st run' best time(47.83) ahead of Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen (+0.14), Austrian Marco Schwarz, Switzerland's Daniel Yule and Loic Meillard.
Meantime. the alpine ski’s next gen gained positions too, as French Clement Noel (21) got the sixth spot and Italian Alex Vinatzer (19) the eighth. 2010 Olympic Champion Giuliano Razzoli was 10th after the first descent.
1st RUN RESULTS: 1. Marcel Hirscher (AUT) 47.83; 2. Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) 47.97; 3. Marco Schwarz (AUT) 48.15; 4. Daniel Yule (SUI) 48.49; 5. Loic Meillard (SUI) 48.69; 8. Alex Vinatzer (ITA) 48.90; 10. Giuliano Razzoli (ITA) 48.05; 11. Manfred Moelgg (ITA) 49.04; 24. Stefano Gross (ITA) 49.44; 26. Simon Maurberger (ITA) 49.47.
Saturday 22 December 2018
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On the occasion of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Night Slalom, the former skier from Abetone who conquered the Maglia Fulmine (Fulmine jersey) at 1961/62 3Tre Combined competition (where he also won the giant slalom), wore again the jersey reintroduced by 3Tre Committee in partnership with Falconeri during the Welcome Gala at "Salone Hofer" on Friday, December 21st
The prestigious "Salone Hofer" in Madonna di Campiglio hosted the traditional 3Tre Welcome Gala before the Audi FIS SKi World Cup Night Slalom, which is scheduled today on Saturday, December 22nd on Canalone Miramonti Slope - first run 3.45PM CET, second run: 6.45PM CET. Again, the focus has been on Maglia Fulmine, the historical jersey relaunched and reintroduced by 3Tre Committee in partnership with Falconeri.
Besides the three 3Tre classic winners who had already received the iconic jersey - Piero Gros, Ivano Edalini and Giorgio Rocca - also another historical 3Tre winner joined the Welcome Dinner, a champion who managed to conquer the “Original”Maglia Fulmine almost 60 years ago. It was 1962 and 3Tre was at its 13th edition boasting the format on Three races in Trentino. Downhill and slalom took place on Pancugolo slope, while giant slalom on Spinale slope. The Combined competition's result - the ranking which historically awarded Maglia Fulmine - went to Milianti who won against Austrian Hias Leitner and fellow countryman Bruno Alberti.
Yesterday these feelings of an pioneering alpine ski era were felt, whilst the President of 3Tre Committee Lorenzo Conci honored another great Abetone-based skier Zeno Colò, winner of the very first 3Tre edition in 1950.
Last November, 3Tre already celebrated Colò and Milianti at Abetone by visiting the first home of the unforgettable Tuscany-based champion and then meeting Milianti with the historical representatives of Sci Club Abetone.
From the emotional past to the vibrant present: the big day of Audi FIS Ski World Cup Night Slalom has arrived. The schedule: first run 3.45PM CET and second run 6.45PM CET, with “Music&Fun” with Andrea&Michele from Radio Deejay and 3Tre Power Band at Sissi Square, then Fanfara della Brigata Alpina Julia's concert and the Torchlight parade with Alpine Troups at Belvedere slope between the two runs, then music and fun at night with “3Tre Party".
Friday 21 December 2018
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The bib draw for Saturday December 22nd’s 65th 3Tre (1st run 15.45, 2nd run 18.45) was a lucky one for Austrian Michael Matt, younger brother of Mario, winner on the Canalone Miramonti back in 2000, who will take the start with bib #1.
Behind him, experienced Swede Andre Myhrer will come off the gate, whilst the top two favorites, Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen and defending champion, Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, will start with number 5 and 6 respectively.
Swiss Loic Meillard, coming off two podiums the last two races in Saalbach, will open the second group with bib 8, whilst the home fans will be eagerly waiting for Manfred Moelgg and Stefano Gross, starting with number 11 and 12 respectively. 2014 3Tre winner Felix Neureuther took number 14th, with Austrian Manuel Feller rounding out the first 15 starters.
Course setters for the two runs will be Mike Pircher (Austria) and Matteo Joris (Switzerland).
TOP-15 STARTLIST: 1. Matt, 2. Myhrer, 3. Foss-Solevaag, 4. Yule, 5. Kristoffersen, 6. Hirscher, 7. Zenhaeusern, 8. Meillard, 9. Pinturault, 10. Aerni, 11. Moelgg, 12. Gross, 13. Schwarz, 14. Neureuther, 15. Feller.
Friday 21 December 2018
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On Saturday December 22nd, the two champions will square off in the spotlights of the Canalone Miramonti, live on TV in the whole World. Both will aim for a third success to equal Alberto Tomba, and to wear the glorious “Maglia Fulmine”. Record breaking audience expected, with Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini also in attendance
3Tre has reached the 65th edition’s threshold, but time never seems to pass for the Italian slalom classic in Madonna di Campiglio, beneath the stunning Brenta Dolomites. Its history has been made by timeless champions - Gustav Thoeni, Ingemar Stenmark, Alberto Tomba – and the present is just as charming, with the Audi FIS World Cup Night slalom on Saturday December 22nd on the mythical Canalone Miramonti slope – 1st run 3.45PM CET, 2nd run 6.45PM CET.
The Italian World Cup classic, the only Men’s slalom of the circuit to be held in Italy, is warming up for another enticing showdown in Val Rendena, where the World Cup has found a home since the very first edition: indeed, 3Tre is the most historical alpine ski competition in Italy. The atmosphere will be guaranteed by the boost of the Canalone Miramonti, framed by a show of public like you don’t see very often on a ski slope. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini’s attendance, alpine ski enthusiast and frequent visitor of 3Tre, is announced.
An additional motivation will inspire the slalom contenders: this year, 3Tre brought back from the past the “Maglia Fulmine” (Flash Jersey), a symbol from a glorious past, notably the 50’s, when 3Tre meant “3 gare in TREntino” (three races in Trentino), and the leader of the classification after each of the stages used to wear a yellow jersey, inspired by the Tour de France. That was the Maglia Fulmine. In collaboration with Italian premium brand Falconeri, the 3Tre Committee fulfilled the dream to revive an immortal symbol, that will be awarded to the champion on the highest step of the podium at the end of the two runs.
There’s little doubt on who should be considered the favorite. As seasons pass by, Marcel Hirscher keeps leaving very little on the road to his rivals, and in 2017 the Austian managed to leave his mark on 3Tre five years after the first time, in 2012, the year of 3Tre’s return to the World Cup scene. Austrian chiampion conquered the first two season’s slaloms in Levi (Finland) and on Thursday in Saalbach – at 3Tre he could now become the one and only athlete to achieve 15 World Cup wins in a single calendar year. The most accredited rival is quite as assumed as the favorite: Henrik Kristoffersen shares with Hirscher the number of wins on the Canalone Miramonti – two, taken in 2015 and 2016, when he looked destined to interrupt the Austrian’s domination on the FIS carousel. Both will have a shot at the Maglia Fulmine, and also to a special place in the 3Tre history: behind Ingemar Stenmark (5 wins), only one athlete could win the 3Tre slalom three times, and it was Alberto Tomba. That would be a nice company to be in.
Behind the two undisputed leaders of the discipline in recent years, a group of outsiders: the first is Swiss Loic Meillard, second place in Saalbach and third in the slalom ranking. 22-years old champion won’t be the only Swiss team athlete competing to win: fellow countrymen Daniel Yule, Ramon Zenhaeusern and Luca Aerni (last year’s second place) could threaten the eve's favourites, thus interrupting the 109-slalom winless streak for Switzerland in the specialty. Besides leader Hirscher, Austria has at least three more athletes with a shot to the podium: Michael Matt (the younger brother of 2000 3Tre winner Mario Matt), Manuel Feller and Marco Schwarz, who ranked third at the 2015 3Tre. Moreover, the French Team bet on young athlete Clement Noel, who last year was the youngest athlete to qualify for the second run in Trentino – and on Alexis Pinterault’s experience. Furthermore, veterans like Swede Andrè Myhrer and German Felix Neureuther (3Tre winner in 2014) should also be watched carefully. Home-favorite Italy team will count on Trentino-born Stefano Gross and Southtyrolean Manfred Moelgg as they try to collect the first satisfactions of the season in the disciplines, with youngster Alex Vinatzer and 2010 Olympic champion Giuliano Razzoli also hoping to feature significantly. The last Italian champion to win on Canalone Miramonti slope was Giorgio Rocca in 2005.
Expectation is in the air in the “Pearl of the Dolomites”, where the Christmas atmosphere has taken all over the place. The FIS “snow control” ended with an excellent outcome: the Canalone Miramonti is in great shape, tough and demanding ad ever, intimidating even for the most accomplished athletes. That’s what makes 3Tre and Madonna di Campiglio a land of conquer for great champions: Colò, Thoeni, Gros, Stenmark, Zurbriggen, Girardelli, Tomba, and more recently Matt, Miller, Kostelic, Rocca, Neureuther, Kristoffersen and Hirscher.
While waiting the rapid gates top champions, today on Friday, December 21st is scheduled the Public Draw. At 7PM CET, the world’s slalom leading 15 athletes will join the bib draw. What’s more, some Italian champions will also take part to the event like middle-distance runner Yeman Crippa, 10.000 mt European bronze medallist, downhill athlete Daniela Merighetti and former giant slalomist Manuela Moelgg who retired last March. Before the Public Draw, at 5.30PM CET, the traditional event entitled 3Tre Legend takes place to present a special showcase featuring the top ski brands like Barilla, Colmar, Martini and Piz Buin.
As usual for the Madonna’s event, a huge crowd is expected to frame the two sides of the slopes, whilst million of TV spectators will watch the two runs (15.45 and 18.45 CET) from every corner of the World. 3Tre is going to be live-broadcasted in all European countries, in Asia and USA. In Madonna di Madonna di Campiglio, the TV production of both runs will be realized with 4K-Ultra HD technology: that’s the very first time that such innovation is employed for a FIS World Cup race. This debut has been made possible by the collaboration between Infront Sports & Media, international TV rights holder for the entire Alpine World Cup, Euroscena and DBW Communication.
Thursday 20 December 2018
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On Saturday December 22nd, the two runs from the race (first run: 3.45PM CET, second run: 6.45PM CET) will be produced in 4K-Ultra HD, an absolute first for a FIS Ski World Cup Race. This remarkable innovation has been made possible by the collaboration between Infront Sports & Media, international TV rights holder for the entire Alpine World Cup, Euroscena and DBW Communication.
3Tre will be broadcasted with this new technology on Eurosport 4K Russia, the new Eurosport's TV channel suited to the most advanced standard currently on the market (four times higher resolution than HD, 50 frames per second). To run this exciting experimentation, along the Canalone Miramonti slope there will be 17 shooting points and 8 km of optical fibers, with a dedicated team of technicians.
“In these years, 3Tre has become an innovating workshop for the skiing world, and we couldn’t be happier” - the President of 3Tre Committee, Lorenzo Conci, said. “We are proud that the International Federation, an important partner like Infront and the top ski brands feel like 3Tre is the ideal context to offer something new, and that they also consider our Committee as a suitable partner to pursue this quest for innovation that involves the whole winter sports scenario."
3Tre is going to be live-broadcasted in all European countries, in Asia and USA.
On Saturday, December 22nd 2018 3Tre schedules the first run at 3.45PM CET and the second run at 6.45PM CET featuring “Music & Fun” with Andrea&Michele by Radio Deejay and 3Tre Power Band at Sissi Square. Moreover, the torchlight performance by the Italian “Alpini” and Fanfara della Brigata Alpina Julia will take place on Belvedere slope in the break between the two runs. What’s more - lot of fun and music are protagonists of “3Tre Party” during the evening. Not to be missed is the amazing eve’s Public Draw on Friday, December 21 at 7PM CET at Sissi Square. Online tickets for the Night Slalom are available online: www.3trecampiglio.it
Wednesday 19 December 2018
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Everything’s ready in Madonna di Campiglio for winter season's leading event: the 65th 3Tre (to be held on Saturday December 22nd, first run: 15.45, second run 18.45) is just around the corner and the great show will enchant the World Cup’s cheerful audience.
This day is made even more special by many side initiatives: music, local food tastings and above all "3Tre Legend”, an event telling the history of Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Madonna di Campiglio through historical brands that established their presence in the alpine ski world.
Once again, 3Tre will represent a special showcase for top brands such as Barilla, Colmar, Martini and Piz Buin. 3Tre Legend starts at 6.30PM CET on Friday, December 21st on the stage set up in Sissi Square to experience a fascinating journey totally dedicated to these standout brand in the world of ski.
Along with extensive coverage of the event through its pages, media partner newspaper “La Gazzetta dello Sport” will also present a “Gazzetta Moment” between the two runs of the slalom, characterized by exclusive interviews anchored by Gazzetta’s Deputy Director Gianni Valenti.
On Saturday, December 22nd 2018 3Tre schedules the first run at 3.45PM CET and the second run at 6.45PM CET featuring “Music & Fun” with Andrea&Michele by Radio Deejay and 3Tre Power Band at Sissi Square. Moreover, the torchlight performance by the Italian “Alpini” and Fanfara della Brigata Alpina Julia will take place on Belvedere slope in the break between the two runs. What’s more - lot of fun and music are protagonists of “3Tre Party” during the evening. Not to be missed is the amazing eve’s Public Draw on Friday, December 21 at 7PM CET at Sissi Square.
Online tickets for the Night Slalom are available online: www.3trecampiglio.it.
Tuesday 18 December 2018
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Wednesday 12 December 2018
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Inaugurato mattinata di mercoledì 12 dicembre, al MUSE di Trento il percorso espositivo che racconta la storia delle due anime dello sci trentino - alpino con la 3Tre, fondo con la Marcialonga. La mostra rimarrà a Trento fino al 22 gennaio, per poi spostarsi a Cavalese fino alla chiusura del 29 gennaio
Per il quarto anno consecutivo, la 3Tre riprende il filo dei ricordi nel suo tradizionale appuntamento con storia, cultura e costume. In vista dello slalom notturno di Coppa del Mondo FIS di sabato 22 dicembre sul mitico Canalone Miramonti di Madonna di Campiglio (prima manche: 15.45, seconda manche 18.45), una nuova iniziativa ha accompagnato la lunga vigilia della 65a edizione della Classica di sci alpino più antica d’Italia, che intanto nella giornata di martedì 11 dicembre ha ricevuto l’ok ufficiale della FIS a seguito del rituale snow control.
Nella mattinata di mercoledì 12 dicembre, nel giardino del MUSE di Trento è stata inaugurata la mostra fotografica “SciVolando in città”, nuovo capitolo del virtuoso esempio di sinergia tra due anime dello sci trentino diventate patrimonio dello sport mondiale - la 3Tre (sci alpino) e la Marcialonga (sci di fondo), che quest’anno si disputerà fra le Valli di Fiemme e Fassa il 27 Gennaio 2019.
Dopo il talk show degli ultimi due anni, la quarta puntata di SciVolando si è quindi trasformata in un affascinante percorso espositivo a ritroso nel tempo, allestito nel giardino del MUSE. Promossa dalla Provincia Autonoma di Trento e dai comitati delle due manifestazioni, in collaborazione con l'APT Trento-Monte Bondone-Valle dei Laghi, la mostra è stata tenuta a battesimo alla presenza del Presidente del Comitato 3Tre Lorenzo Conci, del numero uno della Marcialonga Angelo Corradini e della Direttrice dell’APT Trento Bondone Valle dei Laghi Elda Verones.
“SciVolando… in città” intende rendere omaggio al contributo dato dalla città di Trento e dalle valli della provincia alla storia dello sci e degli sport invernali, con immagini e contenuti d’epoca che raccontano i momenti più significativi vissuti dalle due manifestazioni. Fu proprio in città che nacque, negli anni ’50, l’idea che condusse all’inizio della lunga storia della 3Tre, che come la Marcialonga è considerata autentica eccellenze dello sport italiano e mondiale. Il percorso espositivo rimarrà a Trento fino al 22 gennaio 2019, quando si sposterà a Cavalese fino alla chiusura del 29 gennaio 2019.
“E’ bello festeggiare la storia della 3Tre nella città da dove prese vita l’iniziativa di sei amici, fra i quali mio padre Fabio – racconta il Presidente del Comitato 3Tre Lorenzo Conci – e farlo a fianco di un grande evento come Marcialonga, dando continuità ad un’amicizia consolidata che ha anch’essa radici storiche. Nel frattempo, a 10 giorni dalla gara ci sentiamo davvero pronti e ansiosi di vivere ancora una volta le emozioni che la 3Tre sa regalare.”
“Per noi è un piacere ed un onore ritrovarci a Trento, cuore della nostra Provincia, e a fianco di un’eccellenza dello sci alpino come la 3Tre – ha commentato Angelo Corradini, Presidente della Marcialonga. – Questa unione nel segno della cultura dimostra come dalle alleanze e dalla collaborazione possano nascere solo cose belle, e mi auguro tante ancora riusciremo a realizzarne in futuro.”
Nel frattempo è proseguito il viaggio promozionale della classica campigliana che ha ricevuto, lunedì 10 dicembre a Pinzolo, l’abbraccio “casalingo” della Val Rendena, mentre il giorno successivo, martedì 11 dicembre, la 3Tre ha fatto visita alla vicina Val di Sole, e più precisamente a Dimaro, località duramente colpita dai fenomeni di maltempo dei mesi scorsi. A Dimaro, il Presidente di APT Val di Sole Luciano Rizzi ed il Sindaco Andrea Lazzaroni, insieme al Presidente Conci, hanno sottolineato l’importanza della collaborazione e delle sinergie fra località vicine e fra eventi sportivi ai massimi livelli: la Val di Sole ospita infatti ogni anno la Coppa del Mondo di Mountain Bike (Cross Country e Downhill), in attesa del ritorno della rassegna iridata di categoria, previsto nel 2021.
Il programma della 3Tre 2018 per la serata di sabato 22 dicembre prevede la prima manche alle ore 15.45 e la seconda a partire dalle ore 18.45, con “Music & Fun” in compagnia di Andrea&Michele da Radio Deejay e 3Tre Power Band in Piazza Sissi oltre alla Fiaccolata con le Truppe Alpine e la Fanfara della Brigata Alpina Julia presso la Pista Belvedere nell’intervallo fra le due prove, e ancora divertimento e musica nel “3Tre Party” della serata. Da non perdere, inoltre, lo spettacolare sorteggio dei pettorali della vigilia, in programma venerdì 21 dicembre alle 19, sempre in Piazza Sissi.
La vendita online dei biglietti per lo slalom notturno è aperta sul sito.
Friday 7 December 2018
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Two appointments in Trentino for Madonna di Campiglio’s Night Slalom and the "Crystal Globe”. Rendena Valley and Sole Valley are going to welcome them.
By achieving overall resounding success - from southern Italy, when in Palermo, and across Brenner to visit FC Bayern Munich - 3Tre 65th edition, scheduled on Saturday, December 22nd on Canalone Miramonti slope in Madonna di Campiglio (first run: 3.45PM CET, second run: 6.45 PM CET). Rendena Valley and Sole Valley are going to welcome its promotional tour’s final sprint and the FIS Ski World Cup "Crystal Globe”.
Less than two weeks left to the great challenge among the best slalom champions competing on the legendary Canalone Miramonti slope for conquering a place into 3Tre Hall of Fame and wearing the historical “Maglia Fulmine”. On Monday, December 10th Pinzolo is going to welcome the FIS Ski World Cup and only 24 hours later it’s Dimaro’s turn.
In Pinzolo, 3Tre will be hosted into “Sala 24h” becoming part of an event focused on the link between Rendena Valley’s sport souls: the first one deals with alpine ski in Madonna di Campiglio with its worldwide showcase represented by 3Tre and the second one is cross country skiing. In fact, Pinzolo is where “24 ore”, historical competition which required resistance to prolonged effort, took place and also the location yearly hosting “Vertical Up”, the popular run occurring from 18th to 19th January 2019 on "Tulot Audi quattro” slope.
Sport is not only fun and competition, but also represents the chance to show proximity to a territory affected by recent natural disaster. This is the essence of “3Tre on Tour” stage in Sole Valley, worldwide well-known valley for its offer and contribution to the sports universe, which was profoundly damaged by severe weather conditions in the latest months.
Dimaro is the favorite location for Napoli Calcio summer training, while the close Commezzadura is considered the Italian MTB capital. Sole Valle hosts indeed numerous editions of the MTB World Cup and is facing an important three-year period culminating in 2021 when the Cross Country and Downhill World Championship will take place. In this greatly cycling-oriented valley, iconic Italian cycling champion Maurizio Fondriest, who also appreciates winter sports, joins the event.
On Saturday, December 22nd 2018 3Tre schedules the first run at 3.45PM CET and the second run at 6.45PM CET featuring “Music & Fun” with Andrea&Michele by Radio Deejay and 3Tre Power Band at Sissi Square. Moreover, the torchlight performance by the Italian “Alpini” and Fanfara della Brigata Alpina Julia will take place on Belvedere slope in the break between the two runs. What’s more - lot of fun and music are protagonists of “3Tre Party” during the evening. Not to be missed is the amazing eve’s Public Draw on Friday, December 21 at 7PM CET at Sissi Square. Online tickets for the Night Slalom are available online: www.3trecampiglio.it
Wednesday 5 December 2018
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One of the closing stages of “3Tre on Tour” has taken place at “Rifugio al Faggio” in Lenzumo di Concei (Trento) and the Audi FIS World Cup Night Slalom is just around the corner. 2001 3Tre winner has suddenly joined the event by phone: “Madonna di Campiglio is the place where I realized that I could triumph in every ski speciality”
This event was the “giants” stage of “3Tre on Tour” - the promotional tour of Audi FIS Ski World Cup Night Slalom - which took place on Tuesday, December 4th at “Rifugio al Faggio” in Lenzumo di Concei (Trento).
One year later, the Tourism Board of Valle di Ledro hosted Italy’s oldest ski competition which will be celebrated on Saturday December, 22nd on Canalone Miramonti slope (first run 3.45PM CET, second run 6.45PM CET).
3Tre Committee - headed by the President Lorenzo Conci - presented the Audi FIS Ski World Cup held in Trentino during the official inauguration of the “Giant’s Christmas Village” in the near Bezzecca (Trento, Italy). The event is inspired by and dedicated to Bernardo Gilli, the giant who in the 18th century became famous in Europe for his height - around 2 meters and 60 centimeters - and his kindness.
Giant Gilli was not the one and only titan during the presentation: in the welcoming location of Valle di Ledro a surprise turned out. Marco Dalla Piccola, Bode Miller’s historic manager, brought the Giant Slalom World Cup trophy conquered by USA champion in 2003/2004 season, to “Rifugio al Faggio”.
What’s more: 2001 3Tre winner joined the presentation by phone to tell how excited he was about his triumph in Madonna di Campiglio, one of his first career’s achievement. “I am very grateful to Madonna di Campiglio because I won my first slalom and in that moment I realized that I could triumph in every ski speciality - Bode told. - I remember the long journey from Val d’sere after a great party - and the day before I won my first World Cup giant - the huge amount of wine from France, the car accident during the break between the first and the second run in Madonna di Campiglio when I was trying to warm up my ski boots, and then the remarkable triumph against a big champion like Giorgio Rocca”.
Some guests took part to the Valle di Ledro stage of “3Tre on Tour”: Paola Mora, the President of the Italian National Olympic Committee - Trento, Tiziano Mellarini, the President of the Italian Winter Sports Federation, Renato Girardi, the Mayor of Ledro and Maria Demadonna, the President of the Tourism Board of Valle di Ledro.
As happened during every “3Tre on Tour” presentation, the Crystal Globe - the award given to the overall winner of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup - achieved a resounding success. On this occasion, the award laid on Giant Gilli’s chair to represent the link between past and present giants. Moreover, the President of the 3Tre Committee Lorenzo Conci invited all Tremalzo Ski Club representatives to join 3Tre and all its related events. In fact, the team competition Combi Race for “kids” and “cadets" is scheduled in the morning of Saturday, December 22nd and takes place on Cinque Laghi slope at Patascoss.
This stage in Valle di Ledro has set the closing moments of “3Tre on Tour”, which is now heading to Trentino locations only. After the presentation on Friday, December 7th at Distilleria Marzadro in Nogaredo (Trento) - where the Italian Winter Sports Federation will present 2018/2019 winter season - the big event will move to Val Rendena on Monday, December 10th, close to Pinzolo. On Tuesday, December 11th in Dimaro and the last stage of this year’s “3Tre on Tour” will be held in Storo (Trento) on Monday, December 17th when only five days will be left from the race among the best alpine ski champions, also competing on Canalone Miramonti for the historical "Maglia Fulmine".
Wednesday 28 November 2018
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Madonna di Campiglio’s AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Night Slalom presented its 65th edition, scheduled on Saturday, December 22 with some special guests: Giorgio Rocca, Piero Gros, Ivano Edalini and Paolo De Chiesa. A special treat from the glorious past: the historical “Maglia Fulmine”, relaunched after 60 years thanks to the partnership with Falconeri
For one night, the Sala Buzzati - institutional venue of RCS Media Group and La Gazzetta dello Sport - has become the house of ski. No more than three weeks are left to Madonna di Campiglio’s AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Night Slalom on December, 22 (first run: 3.45 PM CET, second run: 6.45PM CET) and 3Tre is back in Milan for its traditional presentation, with all the excitement and the amazing memories coming from a glorious history.
On Wednesday, November 27th another stage of the 3Tre on Tour - the promotional tour that took 3Tre Committee around Italy and abroad in more than 15 locations - has strengthened the historical partnership between Madonna Di Campiglio and Milan, and has also become a fascinating journey through the history of Italian ski and 3Tre, Italy’s most historical and popular winter sports competition.
Its history now reaches the 65th edition, and it is going to be an anniversary to remember: Lorenzo Conci, the President of 3Tre Committee, has shared the main highlights of an increasingly popular event since its return to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2012, also acting as a key communication trigger for its territory all over the World. Tre Ville's Deputy Mayor Tullio Serafini, has indeed underlined how Madonna Di Campiglio is getting ready for a crowded event (over 17.000 people at the latest edition), the main highlight of this winter season which started on Saturday, November 24.
However, as usual with 3Tre, the biggest stage belongs to champions: after the fascinating story told by Paolo Luconi Bisti, three of the Italian 3Tre winners deserved the applause from the fans in Milan. Giorgio Rocca, winner in 2005, Piero Gros who won 1972 slalom and 1974 giant slalom and Ivano Edalini, winner in 1986, have given evidence on their achievements in different eras, with one common point: it’s never an ordinary athlete who wins in Madonna. Also Paolo De Chiesa - also a member of the so-called Valanga Azzurra, and today technical commentator at RaiSport - has joined the event. Gianni Valenti, La Gazzetta dello Sport vice director, has interviewed them and presented the Media Partnership between the Italian Newspaper and Madonna Di Campiglio’s Night Slalom.
13 years have elapsed since the last Italian achievement in Madonna di Campiglio. However, today’s Italian main athetes will try to break the drought, starting with Stefano Gross - third in 2016 - and Manfred Moelgg. Nevertheless, the top names or the predictions are always those of the most recent dominators - defending champion Marcel Hirscher and his rival Henrik Kristoffersen.
In 2018, the 3Tre winner will have a special honour: wearing again the historical 3Tre “Maglia Fulmine”. The special jersey has been recently reintroduced by the 3Tre Committee in collaborarion with luxury clothing brand Falconeri.
The “Maglia Fulmine” was born in the 1950s when 3Tre (acronym which stands for 3 competitions in TREntino region) was a stage-race developing into three different competitions: special slalom, giant slalom and downhill. The overall ranking leader was awarded with a jersey inspired to the Tour de France leader yellow jersey: of course, the “Maglia Fulmine” .
3Tre starts on Friday, December 21 with the Public Draw at Sissi Square, where leading athletes from different disciplines will award the race numbers to the slalom stars.
Saturday, December 22: the first run starts at 3.45PM CET and the second run follows at 6.45PM CET. During the break between the first and the second run takes place “3Tre Hour”, as well as the exciting torchlight performance by the Italian “Alpini”.
At the end of both runs, the podium ceremony will start, with the participation of “Little heroes” by Magica Cleme Onlus, the foundation supporting children with severe oncological diseases at S. Gerardo di Monza Hospital.
Lorenzo Conci (President of 3Tre Committee): “This event in Milan is another stage of our promotional tour and once again demonstrates that 3Tre has the capacity to get closer to all ski lovers and boost their great passion for our sport. Every year we want to offer them - who are all awaited on December, 22 at Canalone Miramonti - an increasingly beautiful and comfortable area to enjoy this unique show in the best way possible”.
Giorgio Rocca (3Tre last Italian winner in 2005): “It is unbelievable, 13 years after my win I keep feeling the same emotions I had that magic night. Madonna di Campiglio is special, from there you can feel the audience vibes and enjoy the show also when you are the protagonist. What connects me to this event the most are some wonderful memories and my commitment to it make it even more meaningful. Of course, I wish an Italian athlete would finally conquer the first place again".
Piero Gros (3Tre winner in 1972 and 1974): “Everything has changed, the world and our sport, but 3Tre is the same: the competition that makes you feel shivers running down the spine after decades, and the place where you feel like home”.
Ivano Edalini (3Tre winner in 1986): “I made history as the unexpected winner, but I knew that my performance was possible because I knew how much I had been working for it. I had been part of a generation in between the Italian “Valanga Azzurra” and Tomba. Once again, I am proud of my achievement”.
Tuesday 27 November 2018
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Madonna di Campiglio’s AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Night Slalom is ready for an exciting and prestigious vernissage in Milan, on Wednesday, November 28th (at 7PM CET) at the Sala Buzzati, featuring no less than three 3Tre winners
In the last three years, 3Tre on Tour has followed different itineraries through its travel towards the main winter event in Madonna di Campiglio. However, there is one stage that has never been missed: Milan. The long-lasting affinity between Milan and Madonna di Campiglio never gets old, and 3Tre will be the link for the two realities to meet again in the metropolitan heart of Milan.
The promotional tour of the 65th 3Tre, the FIS World Cup Night Slalom to be held on December 22nd in Madonna di Campiglio (first run 3.45PM CET, second run 6.45PM CET), lands at the Sala Buzzati in downtown Milan (Via Eugenio Balzan, 3) on Wednesday, November 28 at 7PM, in a prestigious venue of RCS Media Group and La Gazzetta dello Sport: the perfect context to celebrate the successful media partnership started two years ago with the main Italian sports newspaper.
Nurturing the dream to welcome the Winter Olympics in 2026, Milan opens its doors to the most historical ski competition in Italy for a presentation full of entertaining stories and guests.In Milan, 3Tre will proudly present three of its historical Italian winners: 3Tre testimonial Giorgio Rocca, the last Italian winner on the legendary Canalone Miramonti in 2005, Valanga Azzurra’s icon Piero Gros, first in Madonna di Campiglio in 1972 (slalom) and 1974 (giant slalom) and 1986 3Tre winner Ivano Edalini. In addition, fellow Valanga Azzurra member - now popular TV commentator - Paolo De Chiesa will be on the spot, along with other remarkable guests. In addition, 3Tre historian Paolo Luconi Bisti will tell past and present of the 3Tre race with exclusive images and stories.
“We are proud to return to Milan with our 3Tre on Tour – 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci explained – along with the ski champions that made history in Madonna di Campiglio. As usual, Milan is a key moment of our promotional tour, and a juncture for the stakeholders of our sport: La Gazzetta dello Sport provided us with a prestigious location like the Sala Buzzati and now, we ready to welcome the ski lovers to live a wonderful night of ski and passion, a beautiful preview to the emotions of the upcoming December 22nd”.
Thursday 22 November 2018
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This Saturday the Campiglio-Brenta Dolomites Skiarea winter season starts as Grosté ski lifts open. In the meantime, “3Tre on Tour” goeslive in Franciacorta (Brescia, Italy) with Ivano Edalini and Pietro Vitalini
Everyone is waiting for 3Tre 2018 to start. Only a month left to the great event scheduled on Saturday, December 22 on Canalone Miramonti slope in Madonna di Campiglio (first run: 3.45PM CET, second run: 6.45 PM CET) and in the “Pearl of Dolomites” it’s definitely winter. The previous natural snowfalls, the amount of scheduled snow produced and the drop in temperature have allowed Funivie Campiglio to announce the opening of the ski lifts in the Campiglio-Brenta Dolomites Skiarea from Saturday, November 24 in the Grosté area, the highest part of the overall ski area.
On Saturday and Sunday, November 24-25 the two Grosté cable cars and the automatic Grosté Express 6-seats chair lift will be working. The non-stop opening will be effective from Saturday, December 1st.
In view of the first ski lovers “invasion” in Madonna di Campiglio, the 3Tre world journey with the “Crystal Globe” goes on – the award given to the FIS World Cup overall winner. After the two presentations in Trentino in Mori and Cles, 3Tre Committee has reached Franciacorta on Thursday, November 22 for another “3Tre on Tour” stage.
The story of the oldest alpine ski competition in Italy has been the main topic during the presentation at Agriturismo Al Roncol in Ome, close to Iseo Lake and Brescia, joined by the President of 3Tre Committee Lorenzo Conci, the representatives of the Italian Winter Sports Federation – Brescia and two former Italian skiers: Ivano Edalini, who won Campiglio 1986 and Pietro Vitalini.
Ivano Edalini, former athlete from Brescia, went through his great achievement journey on Canalone Miramonti, his only World Cup success: “It has been the most beautiful competition, the perfect one. The conditions weren’t simple, however that day I managed to compete directly with Ingemar Stenmark timing. Campiglio is a unique competition, I am very proud of my win there.”
Just with Vitalini, CombiRace partner with his Vitalini Sportswear, 3Tre discussed about the young generation who is going to open the event’s schedule on Saturday, December 22 with the team competition in the morning on FIS 3Tre slope at Cinque Laghi/Patascoss. “To me – Vitalini told – 3Tre doesn’t recall memories as an athlete, as I experienced it briefly as downhill skier. However, this means a lot for ski for 3Tre is top excellence, also from my entrepreneurial point of view: December, 22 will be a new and great day of ski in Madonna di Campiglio.”
Afterwards, 3Tre will really get going with the worldwide champions. The main protagonists are going to be the last editions main athletes: defending champion Marcel Hirscher, who also won in 2012, and his opponent Henrik Kristoffersen, who ranked first in Madonna di Campiglio in 2015 and 2016. Both of them achieved two wins at 3Tre, Hirscher and Kristoffersen are targeting the third win to compete with a former champion, Alberto Tomba, who ranked first in Madonna di Campiglio in 1987, 1988 e 1995.
Many are the “sapper” against Hirscher and Kristoffersen’s plans, including the Italian athletes like Trentino-rooted Stefano Gross, and South-Tyrolean Manfred Moelgg. The expected 17000 people crowd around the Miramonti slope will cheer for them on behalf of the Italian nation who is willing to see the Italian team back on the highest step of the podium as happened 13 years ago with Giorgio Rocca in 2005 and 32 years ago with Edalini: “Our Italian team is not the leading team, but slalom always reserves some surprises. I wish we will see the Italian athletes competing at their best, in slalom and also other disciplines.”
Form his point of view, the President of 3Tre Committee Lorenzo Conci shared his invitation to the audience in Brescia: “As we do every year, we are working hard to give you the best event possible, but 3Tre doesn’t exist without its audience. I wish I see all of you from Brescia, who are very close fans of 3Tre and our winter destination.”
2018 3Tre schedule on Saturday, December 22 unrolls with the first run at 3.45PM CET and the second runa t 6.45PM CET, while between the two runs “3Tre Hour” takes place at Sissi Square and afterwards music and entertainment during “3Tre Party Night”. Eventually, the bibs draw is not to be missed on the event’s eve, Friday, December 21 at Sissi Square. The online tickets for the Night Slalom are available on the official website.
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Wednesday 21 November 2018
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Saturday 17 November 2018
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Wednesday 14 November 2018
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On Friday, November 16 “3Tre on Tour” lands in Germany at the Munich Audi Dome during the Euroleague match between Bayern Basketball and CSKA Moscow, enhancing the close partnership among the Bavarian club, Trentino region and Madonna di Campiglio
For the third year in a row, “3Tre on Tour” - the promotional tour of the AUDI Ski World Cup Night Slalom in Madonna di Campiglio - crosses the Italian borders for an international event, to be held on Friday November 16th at Munich Audi Dome.
To promote in Germany the Audi FIS World Cup competition scheduled on December, 22 on Canalone Miramonti slope (first run 3.45PM CET, second run 6.45PM CET), the 3Tre universe will be present into one of the most important arenas in Europe, the Audi Dome where Bayern Munich Basketball plays. On this occasion, the German club will compete against Russian CSKA Moscow for an Euroleague's regular season match at 8.30PM CET.
3Tre will be in Germany with the Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena Tourism Board, which has established this long-term partnership with the German basket team in cooperation with Trentino Marketing and Garda Trentino SpA. FC Bayern Basketball, under the guidance of Coach Dejan Radovjic, has selected the Trentino region for the summer training camp with the goal to confirm the leadership in the Basketball-Bundesliga and also aim to be included into Euroleague contenders' list.
In the 2nd half, during the break between third and fourth quarter, the Audi Dome spectators will be entertained by a special game “inspired” to the ski slalom. In addition, some lucky fans will have the chance to win a holiday weekend in Madonna di Campiglio and thus discover the beauty which have made this Brenta Dolomites destination Italy’s top winter location.
A long-time connection exists between Madonna di Campiglio and Munich, particularly in sports. Indeed, Munich gave birth to no less than two 3Tre winners: the Olympic Champion in Calgary 1988, Marina Kiehl was successful in Campiglio in 1984, whilst Felix Neureuther was proclaimed king of the 3Tre four editions ago.
Few days after “3Tre on Tour” visit to Zeno Colò, the promotional tour of the 65th 3Tre edition keeps aiming at spreading sport and ski culture all around, also across the national borders. On this occasion, the audience of European main basket competition will have the chance to see another sport excellence: the “Crystal Globe”, the prestigious award given to the FIS World Cup winner.
Tuesday 13 November 2018
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In view of the first slalom of the World Cup Season in Levi, the athlete from Trentino (Pozza di Fassa) is already focused on Madonna Di Campiglio's night slalom scheduled on December, 22. “I am feeling good, winning in Madonna di Campiglio would be special”
December 12th, 2005, Giorgio Rocca won Madonna di Campiglio’s night slalom, the second of his five consecutive wins of the 2005/06 FIS Ski Alpine World Cup, ended with the overall success in the slalom classification. This is the last time that Canalone Miramonti’s Italian supporters had the chance to see the national flag on the top of the podium. Now, the Italian team, under the guidance of Stefano Costazza, will face this challenge again on Saturday, December 22nd, when the 65th 3Tre “night slalom” edition is scheduled (first run 3.45PM CET, second run 6.45PM CET), that will shed light on this year’s edition before Christmas, in the “Pearl of Dolomites”.
Local hero Stefano Gross, third in the 2016 edition, leads the Italian Team. After facing the training camp in Argentina, the athlete born in Pozza di Fassa is ready to tackle the first slalom of the World Cup season, to be held in Levi (Finland), on November 18th. “I am feeling good - Gross said - after suffering backache for few years, now I am definitely better and ready to compete. To me, this is an important achievement: the summer preparation has been ideal and I’ve been able to train at my best. The weather in Argentina was perfect and this made it possible to test the equipment as well. This year, I’ve changed ski boots and I’ve been testing them as much as I could before the World Cup”.
Could the 2018/19 season be the winning one? This is what fans and Gross hope for - the Italian athlete is focused to maintain consistent performance in both runs. “This was my weakness in some events, the first aim is to find consistency”. Levi's race is getting closer, but Gross is already focused on the night slalom before Christmas which will take place on Canalone Miramonti slope. “3Tre is the only Italian slalom competition included into the World Cup calendar and to me this is the moment when my main supporters gather: my family, my friends and my fans”.
“This is one of the most beautiful and historic competitions featured into the calendar, with very warm fans. Every year, I realise that the audience grows in number - this means that all of us, organisers and athletes, are doing something good: people are getting closer to this sport”, said the 32-years-old Italian athlete, winner for the first time in World Cup in the 2015 edition of Adelboden's slalom, in Switzerland.
The same warm supporters will cheer during Gross downhill on Canalone Miramonti on December 22nd, hoping for him to improve the 2016 result. “Two years ago I’ve conquered a podium spot in Madonna di Campiglio, but I want the first place. I hope that hard work, training and commitment lead me on the top spot of the 2018 podium. Winning is beautiful, but when it comes to 3Tre it gets more special and a meaningful achievement”.
Photos: 1) Stefano Gross in action at 2016 3Tre, closed in third place (Credits: Pentaphoto); 2) 3Tre's Italian last winner Giorgio Rocca, first in the 2005 edition (Credits: Pentaphoto); 3) 2016 3Tre's podium. From left: Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen and Stefano Gross (Credits: Pentaphoto); 4) "Sabo" during the training camp in Argentina (Credits: Stefano Gross); 5) Gross on the Canalone Miramonti slope (Credits: Pentaphoto); 6) The Italian National Team celebrating the podium claimed by Gross at 2016 3Tre (Credits: Pentaphoto).
Monday 12 November 2018
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All’indomani dell’ottavo appuntamento del 3Tre on Tour al Museo dei Bozzetti di Pietrasanta, il Comitato 3Tre ha fatto visita alla casa dello storico campione toscano, primo vincitore della 3Tre nel 1950
Se Alberto Tomba rappresenta l’icona della 3Tre e dello sci italiano in epoca moderna, Zeno Colò può essere considerato il più grande campione dell’epoca pioneristica. Tanto si è detto e si è scritto sulle leggendarie imprese del “figlio dell’Abetone”, che ha inaugurato l’albo d’oro della 3Tre, nel 1950, quando ancora la manifestazione si articolava su più gare.
A 68 anni di distanza dal trionfo di Colò sulle nevi trentine, lunedì 12 novembre il Comitato 3Tre guidato dalla responsabile della comunicazione Loredana Bonazza e dalla memoria storica Paolo Luconi Bisti, si è recato in compagnia della “sfera di cristallo” - il celebre trofeo che premia il vincitore della Coppa del Mondo FIS - sull’Abetone, la montagna che ha prima dato i natali e poi forgiato il talento dell’indimenticato campione toscano scomparso nel 1993.
All’indomani dell’appuntamento con il “3Tre on Tour” andato in scena domenica 11 novembre a Pietrasanta, il Comitato 3Tre ha vissuto un momento emozionante in occasione della visita alla casa di Zeno Colò, tra cimeli e oggetti appartenenti al campione. “In questo luogo si respira la storia dello sci - ha dichiarato Loredana Bonazza - e abbiamo colto l’occasione per rendere omaggio al campione che ha inaugurato l’albo d'oro della nostra manifestazione. Ci tengo a ringraziare per l’opportunità lo Sci Club Abetone che ha il merito di custodire un patrimonio di enorme valore storico”.
Nella serata di domenica il tour promozionale dell’evento pre-natalizio di Madonna di Campiglio, in programma sabato 22 dicembre sul Canalone Miramonti (prima manche 15.45, seconda manche 18.45), ha rinnovato l’appuntamento con la Versilia nell’evento organizzato al Museo dei Bozzetti di Pietrasanta, a due mesi di distanza dalla prima tappa del “3Tre on Tour” di Forte dei Marmi. Nell’occasione, la 3Tre ha fatto visita al Chiostro di Sant’Agostino, uno dei principali edifici gotici della Versilia, per incontrare “Versilia Ski”, lo sci club di riferimento nel territorio, e gli appassionati di sci alpino che hanno risposto in grande numero all’invito.
In una platea caratterizzata da una nutrita presenza di giovani, il Sindaco di Pietrasanta Alberto Giovannetti e l’Assessore allo Sport Andrea Cosci hanno fatto gli onori di casa. La serata si è aperta nel segno della storia della classica trentina, raccontata da Paolo Luconi Bisti, dalle prime edizioni fino ai giorni nostri e ai recenti successi firmati dall’austriaco Marcel Hirscher (2012 e 2017) e dal norvegese Henrik Kristoffersen (2015 e 2016).
Hanno partecipato alla serata anche il Presidente del Credito Cooperativo della Versilia, Lunigiana e Garfagnana, Angelo Maremmani, Vicesindaco di Pinzolo Albert Ballardini, il Vicesindaco di Tre Ville Tullio Serafini e la Responsabile Comunicazione del Comitato 3Tre Loredana Bonazza. “Questi incontri servono a promuovere la 3Tre - ha spiegato Bonazza - ma anche a cementare legami vecchi e nuovi, incontrando le più belle realtà del territorio. La partecipazione giovanile, inoltre, è motivo di grande orgoglio per tutti noi: la 3Tre è una gara ricca di storia e tradizione, ma allo stesso tempo la nostra manifestazione intende conservare uno spirito giovanile. A questo proposito, noi cerchiamo di coinvolgere gli sci club anche con l’organizzazione della Combi Race, che offre ogni anno a tanti ragazzi l’opportunità di confrontarsi e divertirsi, vivendo in prima persona le emozioni dell’evento principe dell’inverno campigliano”.
Il “3Tre on Tour proseguirà con l’unico sconfinamento in territorio straniero, in Germania. Venerdì 16 novembre alle 20.30, il Comitato 3Tre farà infatti visita all’Audi Dome di Monaco di Baviera in occasione dell’incontro di Euroleague tra Bayern Basketball e CSKA Mosca.
Saturday 10 November 2018
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Six weeks to the great show on Saturday, December 22 - the night slalom of Madonna di Campiglio brought “3Tre on Tour” in Veneto, hosted by Treviso FISI Committee
Treviso FISI Committee and 3Tre are back together - thanks to the promotional tour of FIS World Cup on Saturday, December 22 in Madonna di Campiglio on Canalone Miramonti slope - which stopped in Veneto during the event for young people organised by Treviso FISI on Friday, November 9 in Montebelluna.
Lorenzo Conci, President of 3Tre Committee, opened the event in Treviso by presenting the 65th edition of FIS World Cup Night Slalom (first run 3.45PM CET, second run 6.45PM CET) and the related flow of events occurring during the oldest Italian alpine ski competition.
“To us, 3Tre is not only the chance to see the world ski champions at their best, but it also represents passion and culture - Conci explained, then introducing the main topic of the event. “I’d like to thanks the President of Treviso FISI, Roberto Visentin for including 3Tre in this important evening - added 3Tre number one representative. - Sharing passion with young people is fundamental for our movement growth and contribution".
After Lorenzo Conci’s speech, the informative evening “Skier Inside-La passione prima di tutto” (Skier Inside-Passion First) was perfect to talk about young people practising sport. Moreover, these guests shared their experiences: the food expert, Marco Favaron, the physiotherapist Nicola Taddio, the former Federation representative for “children” Paolo Colombo and the former coach of the Italian alpine ski men’s team Claudio Ravetto.
Claudio Ravetto is the coach who led Giuliano Razzoli to win the Vancouver 2010 Olympics slalom - he told how sport features motivation which is a crucial element for future champions and also mentioned some young sport people related issues.
Indeed, today’s champions have to compete on Canalone Miramonti slope on December, 22: Austrian Marcel Hirscher, 2017 winner, Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen, and the Italian athletes Stefano Gross and Manfred Moelgg who aim to bring Italy back on the podium 13 years after Giorgio Rocca’s win in 2005.
“3Tre on Tour” is now heading to Pietrasanta (Lucca) where tomorrow, on Sunday, November 11 at 6, the presentation organised by Museo dei Bozzetti at Chiesa di Sant’Agostino is scheduled.
Wednesday 7 November 2018
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La classica campigliana fa rotta sulla Marca trevigiana per una serata speciale organizzata dal locale Comitato FISI venerdì 9 novembre
Nonostante siano trascorse poche ore dall’emozionante serata all’Audi Zentrum di Bologna, con la partecipazione, tra gli altri, del grande Alberto Tomba, del Presidente della FISI Flavio Roda e del testimonial 3Tre Giorgio Rocca, la 3Tre è già proiettata verso un nuovo appuntamento del tour promozionale dello slalom notturno di Coppa del Mondo FIS, in programma sabato 22 dicembre sul Canalone Miramonti di Madonna di Campiglio (prima manche 15.45, seconda manche 18.45).
A un anno di distanza dall’evento organizzato a “La Ghirada” di Treviso, venerdì 9 novembre, a partire dalle ore 20.15, la 3Tre e la “sfera di cristallo” - la coppa che spetta al vincitore della Coppa del Mondo FIS - saranno di scena alla Biblioteca Comunale di Montebelluna (TV), ospiti del Comitato FISI di Treviso che ha organizzato nel centro della Marca la serata informativa e di dibattito: “Skier Inside-La passione prima di tutto”.
La classica campigliana aprirà l'evento che vedrà la partecipazione dei ragazzi degli Sci Club attivi nel territorio, alcuni dei quali saranno in gara nella mattinata che precede la lo slalom notturno di Campiglio nell’ambito della 3Tre Combi Race in programma sulla pista FIS 3Tre in località Cinque Laghi/Patascoss.
Le metodologie di allenamento utilizzate nei settori giovanili saranno oggetto di riflessione a “Skier Inside”, la serata coordinata dal Presidente del Comitato FISI Treviso Roberto Visentin nella quale porteranno la loro testimonianza due tecnici affermati come Giovanni Feltrin, tuttora nello staff della nazionale italiana femminile di velocità, e Claudio Ravetto, ex direttore tecnico della nazionale maschile di sci alpino, che hanno guidato ai trionfi Olimpici rispettivamente Sofia Goggia e Giuliano Razzoli. Ci saranno anche il ricercatore Marco Favaron, il fisioterapista Nicola Taddio, l’ex referente federale per le categorie “children” Paolo Colombo e il giornalista di Race Ski Magazine Gabriele Pezzaglia.
Come da tradizione del 3Tre on Tour non mancherà, inoltre, l’emozionante viaggio nella storia dell’appuntamento trentino, firmato dallo storico del Comitato Paolo Luconi Bisti. “Siamo onorati di partecipare a questo importante incontro, voluto da Roberto Visentin e gli amici della FISI Treviso - ha sottolineato il Presidente del Comitato 3Tre Lorenzo Conci - in quanto si tratta di un momento di condivisione di idee sul futuro dei nostri giovani e del movimento che rappresentiamo. Nel programma della 3Tre abbiamo deciso di dare spazio agli Sci Club con la Combi Race, una competizione che esalta lo spirito di squadra, aperta alle categorie ‘ragazzi’ e ‘allievi’, dove i nostri giovani possono confrontarsi, senza l’ansia del risultato, su un pendio impegnativo dal punto di vista tecnico, sognando un giorno di rappresentare l’Italia sul Canalone Miramonti”.
Tuesday 6 November 2018
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Entertaining presentation of the 3Tre race of Madonna di Campiglio in the Audi Zentrum of Bologna: the great champion unexpectedly enters the stage and boosts the hype
Once upon a time, on the yearly occasion of the 3Tre, a crowd of ski enthusiasts would leave from the Italian region Emilia towards the Brenta Dolomites, fully hoping to see their fellow countryman triumph once again, in an unpaired career.
20 years have almost elapsed since Alberto Tomba was skiing on Canalone Miramonti, yet every time he is present the atmosphere gets exciting and his past achievements are recalled. Tomba made a special surprise to all his fans on Tuesday, November 6 in Bologna where 3Tre on Tour stopped again - the promotional tour by 3Tre Committee and his President Lorenzo Conci, which is traveling around Italy, from North to South.
Talking about 3tre in Bologna is something unique, which means recalling the enchanting and thrilling atmosphere of those years of Tomba’s dominance.
An atmosphere, though, that shines increasingly brighter, as bright as the lights on the Canalone Miramonti which have been literally putting the slalom race of Madonna di Campiglio in the spotlight since 2012 - year of the comeback of 3Tre as the single Italian World Cup’s night slalom after a period of absence.
As per recent years’ tradition, the 65th 3Tre edition takes place on Saturday, December 22: first run at 3.45PM CET and second final run at 6.45PM CET (the time schedule has been moved earlier due to TV-related requirements).
Many special guests and authorities joined the presentation: the President of the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) Flavio Roda, the President of Emilia’s Italian Winter Sports Federation Committee Giulio Campani, the Deputy Mayor of Tre Ville Tullio Serafini and 3Tre testimonial Giorgio Rocca.
Yet, Alberto Tomba, the main guest suddenly arrived when 3Tre historian Paolo Luconi Bisti was telling the story of his two winning runs back in 1987. The audience immediately gave a standing ovation, then the Bologna-based athlete started collecting memories and joking with Giorgio Rocca - the other 3Tre Italian champion in attendance: Tomba 3 wins - Rocca 1 win.
What’s interesting is that a great champion like Giorgio Rocca was feeling like a child by Alberto Tomba’s side: “Now, we resemble each other, but when I was a child he was my idol. Being here side by side and joking makes me feel really excited”. Giorgio Rocca is the Italian champion who last ranked first in Madonna di Campiglio in 2005. Indeed, the last Italian achievement goes back to 2016 by Stefano Gross after Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen (2015 and 2016 winner) and Austrian Marcel Hirscher the king of 2012 and 2017 3Tre and the last seven World Cup’s editions.
Just a month and a half left to the big event, and the President of the Italian Winter Sports Federation Flavio Roda praised the 3Tre Committee for its organizing capacity, as well as their commitment in promoting ski culture around Italy. “3Tre is a unique traditional appointment, ski and Italian sports are proudly represented."
The President of 3Tre Committee Lorenzo Conci has warmly welcomed Roda’s congratulations: “Our commitment is to bring our sport to many people and let them get closer to the mountains, above all the youngest. This is our mission, and we are working together with the Italian Winter Sports Federation to fulfill the same aim."
Moreover, the Emilia’s FISI committee is working a lot with young people, and again this year will bring a hundred of them at the CombiRace, organized in Madonna di Campiglio on December, 22. “To our guys, the 3Tre experience represents an extraordinary emotion - the President of CAE FISI, Giulio Campani, told - they come back with an immense enthusiasm.” Who knows if a new “Alberto Tomba” hides among them. For sure, the future of ski also goes through them.
Monday 5 November 2018
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Saturday 27 October 2018
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After two appointments in the Eternal City, the promotional tour of Madonna di Campiglio’s Audi FIS World Cup Night Slalom stopped at Milano Montagna Festival, with the presence of the former ski champion Claudia Giordani
The air is getting colder on the Brenta Dolomites, a clear sign that Winter is finally making its appearance. In view of the first snow on the Canalone Miramonti slope, the 3Tre universe looks to the Madonna di Campiglio’s Audi FIS World Cup Night Slalom, to be held on Saturday December 22nd (first run: 3.45 pm CET, second run 6.45 pm CET).
On the eve of the Men’s World Cup opening round, the giant slalom of Sölden (Austria), on Saturday October 27th, “3Tre on Tour”, the promotional tour of the most historical ski competition in Italy, has stopped at the Milano Montagna Festival, the international event promoting mountain and outdoor sports culture. The initiative was organized with the collaboration of Milano Montagna Festival’s Art Director Laura Agnoletto and Vibram’s Strategic Development Director Marco Guazzoni.
Also in Milan, the Italian ski classic lit up the mountain and alpine ski fans with its history, told by 3Tre historian Paolo Luconi Bisti. In addition, former ski champion Claudia Giordani enriched the event with her stories. “In women’s ski there’s no race with the same charm of 3Tre, an additional motivation to follow the Campiglio race. I would like to see women compete on the legendary Canalone Miramonti again, one day”, Claudia Giordani told.
With the first part of “3Tre on Tour” now over, with the stops in Forte dei Marmi, Palermo, Paestum, Rome and Milan, 3Tre will return in the spotlight on Tuesday November 6th at the Audi Zentrum in Bologna, home town of ski icon Alberto Tomba. The countdown for the 65th edition has started: only snow is missing to get things going.
Friday 26 October 2018
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The President of the Italian National Olympic Committee Giovanni Malagò also joined the presentation in the prestigious Roman location “Circolo Aniene” to promote the Audi FIS World Cup Night Slalom. In the morning, 3Tre has been presented at Gemelli General Hospital
3Tre enchants Rome by bringing its 70-years long historical legacy and appeals to an increasingly wide audience in view of the 65th edition of the Audi FIS World Cup Night Slalom, scheduled on Saturday, December 22 on Canalone Miramonti slope in Madonna di Campiglio.
For the third year in a row, 3Tre on Tour - the event's promotional tour - has stopped in this unmissable location: Rome. On Thursday, October 25 3Tre presented this year’s edition in one of the most prestigious Roman sport locations “Circolo Canottieri Aniene” which also grasped the opportunity to announce its Ski Section, presented by Andrea Caloro. This is an important moment to share the culture of ski in Rome, just during the week of the Roman athlete Elena Sandulli’s debut in FIS World Cup's opener in Soelden.
The President of the Italian National Olympic Committee Giovanni Malagò has proudly opened the presentation also attended by the President of the Italian Winter Sports Federation Flavio Roda and the President of FISI Trentino Tiziano Mellarini, the Secretary General of the Italian National Olympic Committee Carlo Mornati and the last 3Tre Italian winner, in 2005, Giorgio Rocca.
“It is thought that skiing is not for big cities, but big cities are where lot of fans live. This highlights the importance of your commitment in promoting 3Tre, also far from the mountains”, the President of the Italian Winter Sports Federation Flavio Roda said.
As in the previous locations visited by 3Tre on Tour, Paolo Luconi Bisti has shown the race history through photos and videos. Moreover, the Cristal Globe - the award which goes to the World Cup Winner - has followed the promotional tour also in the Italian Capital.
Eventually, Francesco Bosco for Funivie Campiglio and Francesca Maffei for the Tourist Office told to the crowded audience the beauty and the details of Madonna di Campiglio and its surroundings.
In the morning, a group of representatives lead by the President of 3Tre Committee Lorenzo Conci and Giorgio Rocca visited the freshmen attending Medicine and Surgery Degree at Cattolica del Sacro Cuore University, in Gemelli General Hospital. “We told the Medicine freshmen how important it is to practise sport in order to avoid alcohol abuse among young people - this is something that upsets us as sport people and parents” Giorgio Rocca explained.
AFTER ROME, 3TRE GOES TO MILAN ON SATURDAY
On Saturday, October 27 3Tre on Tour stops at Milano Montagna Festival, the international event promoting mountains and outdoor sports culture.
Wednesday 24 October 2018
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On Tuesday, October 23 the stop of 3Tre on Tour in Campania strengthened the touristic and promotional link between Madonna di Campiglio and Paestum
3Tre continues its tour around Italy through fascinating and beautiful locations where ski and Madonna di Campiglio are very appreciated. Two months left to the FIS World Cup Night Slalom on Saturday, December 22 taking place on Canalone Miramonti slope (first run 3.45PM CET, second run 6.45PM CET). On Tuesday, October 23 the Archeological Site of Paestum and Convergenze S.p.A., telecommunications leader in South Italy - opened its doors to the Italian oldest alpine ski Classic competition.
After Forte dei Marmi and Palermo “3Tre on Tour”, which lands in Rome on Thursday, in its third stop on Tuesday confirmed the touristic and promotional link among Pinzolo, Madonna di Campiglio and Paestum - Ancient Greek location and archeological excellence in Italy and in the whole world.
“See and mountains perfectly match together, so we are pleased that 3Tre and Madonna di Campiglio selected Capaccio Paestum to present this international sport event - the Mayor of Capaccio Paestum, Franco Palumbo said. - This is a further confirmation that our Administration, through Istituzione Poseidonia, is developing a touristic marketing action to promote this beautiful territory as brand Costa Paestum. The relationship with the Municipality of Pinzolo-Madonna di Campiglio reaffirms our commitment and supports the promotional exchange with one of the most famous Italian locations in the world".
“From our region, Campania, we are happy to confirm this link between sea and mountains - the Councillor for Tourism, Corrado Matera said - this relationship strengthens the collaboration between two territories which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Brenta Dolomites and the Archeological Site of Paestum. I am also very thankful for the hospitality and the contribution to this very important evening by Rosario Pingaro, the President of Convergenze S.p.A."
The President of 3Tre Committee, Lorenzo Conci, follows: “These are the appointments which boast 3Tre, Madonna di Campiglio and the winter sport Italian movement. Brenta Dolomites are 900 kilometers far from this magical places, however we feel your passion for ski and our mountains. This is why we are pleased to invite the new Sci Club Paestum and all the fans from Campania to join the 3Tre race on December, 22."
The event in Paestum had a special guest and friend of 3Tre and Madonna di Campiglio: Michelangelo Rampulla, former goalkeeper at Cremonese and Juventus soccer teams who is now the goalkeeper’s trainer of Chinese national team cooperating with the World Champion Marcello Lippi: “I am really excited to join this event because I am strongly linked with both your territories. My wife comes from Paestum, while I still recall amazing memories from Madonna di Campiglio, where I learnt to ski. I can’t wait to be back."
After Paestum, the tour proceeds: next stop in Rome where two appointments are scheduled. The first one takes place at Policlinico Gemelli and the second one at Circolo Canottieri Aniene. Just two months to the great event and 3Tre feels at its best: everybody is waiting for the 65th edition of 3Tre, from Southern Italy to Campiglio.
Tuesday 23 October 2018
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For the third year in a row the promotional tour stops in Rome to announce the FIS World Cup Night Slalom in Madonna di Campiglio on thursday: special guests the #1 of the Italian sports, Italian Winter Sports Federation’s President Flavio Roda and Giorgio Rocca
3Tre and Rome have a close friendship. The Eternal City opens its doors to the FIS World Cup Night Slalom, the great winter event taking place in Madonna di Campiglio, scheduled on Saturday, December 22 on the Canalone Miramonti slope (first run 3.45PM CET, second run 6.45PM CET).
Two events in a day on Thursday, October 25: at 12AM CET there is the first appointment with the freshmen of Medicine and Surgery at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and later the evening presentation takes place at Circolo Canottieri Aniene at 7PM CET.
A long list of stars enlightens this prestigious event: the President of 3Tre Committee Lorenzo Conci, the Director of Funivie Campiglio Francesco Bosco and the special guests are the Italian National Olympic Committee President Giovanni Malagò, the Italian Winter Sports Federation President Flavio Roda and the former champion Giorgio Rocca (the last Italian winner in Madonna at 2005 3Tre), and the President of Circolo Canottieri Aniene, Massimo Fabbricini.
On this occasion, exclusive videos and photos by the historian Paolo Luconi Bisti will tell past and present of the 3Tre race. The guests will experience a journey through the most important moments of the competition, becoming even more exciting thanks to the presence of the “Crystal Globe”, the award given to the FIS World Cup winner, which is travelling with the 3Tre on Tour.
Authorities, institutions and the world of sport are the protagonists of this important appointment, when also the new Ski Session of Circolo Canottiere Aniene will be announced. The idea originated from the members Andrea Caloro, Alessandro Gucci and Francesco Follina to spread the platform of excellence into the sport schools so that amateur and competitive skiers from Rome and its surroundings could join some weekends in the Lazio and Abruzzo mountains with federation instructors.
“When in Rome, we feel like home. Here, we are presenting 3Tre for the third year in a row to the main protagonists of the Italian sport who have always been supporting the FIS World Cup Night Slalom in Madonna di Campiglio,” Lorenzo Conci, the President of 3Tre Committee, said. “this presentation in the Italian capital represents our outstanding commitment in spreading the culture of top-level sport and ski.”
Sunday 21 October 2018
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The Classic of Madonna di Campiglio meets the Italian Capital of Culture during an evening rich in fascinating moments and cooperation. “3Tre doesn’t belong to Madonna di Campiglio, or Trentino: it belongs to the whole Country”
How does alpine ski deal with Palermo? Lot of curiosity raised for the Sicilian stop of 3Tre on Tour, the promotional of the Alpine Ski World Cup Night Slalom scheduled on December, 22 on the Canalone Miramonti slope. However, at the end of the evening on Saturday October, 20 at Mercato Excelsior, the opening question has changed in: why the collaboration with 3Tre didn’t start before?
Palermo has warmly welcomed the longest-established Classic of the World Cup’s Italian calendar, which has contributed with its history - thanks to the support of the historian Paolo Luconi Bisti - to bring sport and ski culture into the 2018 Italian Capital of Culture. “To us, it is a great pleasure to host one of the most important event of the Italian sport scenario - said Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo - which takes place in an extraordinary area where many Sicilian people love to spend their time. 3Tre is a symbol of sport culture and I hope that our bond could get stronger in the future”.
Daniele Di Gregoli, key organising liaison of the 3Tre landing in Palermo, agrees and also suggests: “what about Palermo and Madonna di Campiglio becoming sister cities?"
Lorenzo Conci, the President of 3Tre Committee, tells that the willingness of promoting the mountain and winter sports to previous and new fans (“at Madonna di Campiglio, and beyond”) is at the base of 3Tre on Tour. “Talking about ski in Palermo - from such a prestigious location - makes us proud. 3Tre has a long and high-profile history and is able to thrill many people, in many places: this was one of the keys of bringing the FIS World Cup back to the Brenta Dolomites. Here in Palermo we’ve been warmly welcomed: we are really looking forward to return the courtesy in Madonna di Campiglio as well.”
“3Tre is a great event which brings our territory and its beauties all around the World. We are honoured and pleased to stage it - declared Michele Cereghini, the Mayor of Pinzolo, - however 3Tre doesn’t only belong to Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo or Trentino: 3Tre is a top-level event of the Italian sport scenario and belongs to the whole Country. This is also one of the main reasons why we are here in Palermo.”
“Our area, Palermo and Sicily have a common element: the culture of hospitality” continues Cereghini “and from this bond many other opportunities could arise in the future.” Said and done: in fact, Pinzolo will donate the Christmas tree to be set in the centre of Palermo in December 2018, while the Mayor of Palermo Orlando suggeted to set up a mega-screen in the city to enjoy 3Tre on December, 22 (first run 3.45PM CET, second run 6.45PM CET).
To conclude, salutations and handshakes have been shared, screen-printed skis with 3Tre logo have been given to Leoluca Orlando, Daniele Di Gregoli and Fabio Corsini, Head of Ceremonial for the Municipality of Palermo, ideas and purposes have been suggested to link Madonna di Campiglio and Palermo. Tonight, a profound and firm friendship was born.
Thursday 18 October 2018
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On Tuesday, October 23 the Archeological Site of Paestum is going to host the third stage of the promotional tour of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Night Slalom. The classic Madonna di Campiglio race is going to be held on Saturday, December 22nd
Sport and culture are closer than ever in this year’s “3Tre on Tour”, the promotional tour of the 3Tre FIS World Cup Night Slalom scheduled on Saturday, December 22nd on the Canalone Miramonti slope in Madonna di Campiglio (first run 3.45PM CET, second run 6.45PM CET). After stopping in Forte dei Marmi (Tuscany) and Palermo (Sicily), 3Tre and the "Crystal Globe" (the cup awarded to the FIS World Cup winner) are now heading to Paestum (Campania). Here, Italy’s most historical alpine ski competition will be presented in the Archeological Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998 - on Tuesday, October 23 at 6.30PM CET.
It will be a gathering of authorities, friends and fans in view of the 65th edition of 3Tre, while enjoying a journey into the origins of the event thanks to the videos and exclusive images by Paolo Luconi Bisti, the “historian” of 3Tre. This is at the heart of the evening event in Paestum, just five days before the FIS World Cup traditional opening giant slalom on Sunday, October 28 in Sölden (Austria).
It will also be the occasion for the first clash among the top technical disciplines performers in today’s alpine ski, Austrian Marcel Hirscher (winner of 3Tre in 2012 and 2017) and Norvegian Henrik Kristoffersen (first in Madonna di Campiglio in 2015 and 2016), who dominated on the Canalone Miramonti in the recent years. Both stars will look to equal Alberto Tomba’s three successes in Madonna di Campiglio’s slalom in December: all-time leader Ingermar Stenmark (five wins) remains out of reach for the moment.
Madonna di Campiglio and Paestum, mountain and sea, North and South. It is going to be a fascinating match between two extraordinary locations, an imaginative embrace between two UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Archeological Site in Paestum and Brenta Dolomites, where Madonna di Campiglio is nestled, and UNESCO geoparks like Cilento Vallo Diano Global Geopark and Adamello Brenta Global Geopark.
“For sure, the match between 3Tre and Paestum is unusual, for it is very exciting - Loredana Bonazza, 3Tre Committee Communication Manager and 3Tre on Tour promoter, explains. “The aim of 3Tre on Tour is to get closer to ski lovers and fans, even when they are far from the traditional skiing areas. At Paestum we will meet lot of people who love snow and winter vacations in the ski area of Campiglio-Dolomiti di Brenta."
Wednesday 17 October 2018
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Palermo is set to welcome the second fixture of Madonna di Campiglio FIS World Cup Night Slalom’s promotional tour on on Saturday, October 20 at the Mercato Excelsior Auditorium
It is a downhill through the whole Italian peninsula: moving from Madonna di Campiglio, 3Tre is now heading to Palermo, reaching the Southern point of the 3Tre on Tour, the long promotional tour of the Italian Classic Alpine Ski Night Slalom. The 65th edition of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup event on the Canalone Miramonti is taking place on Saturday, December 22 (first run at 3.45PM CET, second run at 6.45PM CET), and Palermo represents one of the most prestigious stops of the tour that leads up to the much anticipated night event in Madonna di Campiglio. Palermo and 3Tre meet in a fascinating match between the 2018 Italian Capital of Culture and the most historic ski competition in Italy, as it belongs in the FIS Ski World Cup since the very first edition of the circuit in 1967.
3Tre, Madonna di Campiglio and Palermo give life to a special evening on Saturday, October 20 at Mercato Excelsior Auditorium (7.00PM CET). Past and present of 3Tre will have the floor in Palermo, with Michele Cereghini, Mayor of Pinzolo, and Lorenzo Conci, President of 3Tre Committee, as well as 3Tre "historian" Paolo Luconi Bisti, who will present the event’s legacy through exclusive photos and videos, all the way to Marcel Hirscher’s resounding victory in 2017.
Another big attraction of the Mercato Excelsior night will be the “Crystal Globe”, the trophy awarded to the FIS Ski World Cup winner, travelling with 3Tre Committee since the opening stage of 3Tre on Tour in Tuscany.
“Sicily is geographically the farthest region from Madonna di Campiglio, yet we can feel the passion and the proximity of Sicilian people coming all winters, when they choose Madonna di Campiglio and the Brenta Dolomites for their holidays" - Loredana Bonazza, 3Tre Committee Communication Manager and 3Tre on Tour promoter, explains. “It was one of the main motivations behind this event in the 2018 Italian Capital of Culture. We are hoping to bring our little contribution to this very special year of events, by bringing the 65-year-long magic of 3Tre all the way down to Sicily."
Monday 1 October 2018
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The tickets for the 65th edition of Madonna di Campiglio classic - to be held on Saturday, 22nd December (first run at 3.45 PM CET, second round at 6.45 PM CET) - are now available. In 2017, 17.000 people attended to Hirscher’s show
In 2017, 17.000 people framed the Canalone Miramonti, passionately following the thrilling run of Austrian Marcel Hirscher. This year, 3Tre will try to consolidate a remarkable threshold when celebrating the 65th edition of the most historical Italian ski race, scheduled on Saturday, 22nd December in Madonna di Campiglio (1st run at 15:45, 2nd run at 18:45).
From Monday October 1st, winter sports enthusiasts are able to purchase their ticket for Canalone Miramonti, to follow the slalom race that will light up the weekend before Christmas in Madonna di Campiglio.
Tickets pre-sales can be accessed on www.3trecampiglio.it (CLICK HERE): tickets for the “Area Nord" (on the right side of the slope) and the “Area Sud" (on the left side of the slope) are available on sale for € 17. Tickets for the main stands with over 1000 seats can be secured for € 32, whilst tickets for the new standing tribune, partly reserved for the Fans Clubs, are available at € 22.
“Like every year, there was a lot of anticipation for the pre-sales opening, and the number of requests we have got on this matter in recent weeks speaks volumes on the passion that surrounds our event, even more year after year - 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci explained. - This year’s edition is taking place on Saturday and we hope this will give to even more people the opportunity to come and see the race in person on the Canalone Miramonti slope. We are already working hard to deliver a show worthy of 3Tre’s amazing tradition."
Sunday 9 September 2018
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The FIS World Cup Crystal Globe was among the greatest highlights of Premio Vitalini, which hosted the first stop of the 3Tre on Tour 2018
From Brenta Dolomites to Versilia seaside with the Apuan Alps in the background. On Saturday, 8th September Villa Bertelli (Forte dei Marmi, Italy) welcomed winter sports during the 3rd Premio Vitalini celebration. This event was the first stop introducing 3Tre on Tour 2018, the promotional tour of the 65th SKI World Cup Night Slalom in Madonna di Campiglio which takes place on Saturday, 22 December 2018.
3Tre has been one of the main topics during an evening in which skiing history and modernity merged together. Many prizes were awarded during the event supported by Vitalini Ski Wear - brand funded by the former Italian national team’s athlete Pietro Vitalini. All the awarded guests received a tonalite-made prize designed by Pedretti Graniti. A tonalite monolith is present into the bedrock of Canalone Miramonti. This represents the strong link between Vitalini, Madonna di Campiglio and its surroundings.
Indeed, the former downhill skier is one of the partners of 3Tre Committee organising the CombiRace, a race for the youngsters scheduled again in the morning of December, 22nd before the main winter event in Madonna di Campiglio.
Bruno Murzi, mayor of Forte dei Marmi, welcomed the guests by expressing his appreciation for Madonna di Campiglio and the Brenta Dolomites. The evening started with a memorial to Zeno Colò, the outstanding champion from Abetone, who managed to gain the toughest ski races. His grandchildren described him as an introvert, rough but extremely generous. After recalling Zeno’s historical victories (in downhill and slalom) during the first edition of 3Tre - dating back to 1950 - Paolo Luconi Bisti’s took the floor. He is one of the icon of 3Tre: he has been designing the thrilling slalom track from day one until the current days, with Henrik Kristoffersen’s and Marcel Hirscher’s victories.
The 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci presented the topics of the 65th edition, once again in the spotlight of Canalone Miramonti, and once again scheduled into FIS World Cup races: “A piece of news which has become a tradition for some years now, but which is still the most important to us”, as Conci stated, who was awarded the Premio Vitalini and given a volume and a medal by the Municipality of Forte dei Marmi.
Besides the main event - moved up to 3.45PM (1st first run) and 6.45PM (2nd second run) due to sports event overlapping - Conci wanted to recall the increasingly appealing CombiRace since 2016: “Our sport - and generally speaking tourism and winter sports - needs new enthusiasts, practising people and subscribers who have been decreasing in the last years. We want to be active players into this mission: this is why we are promoting our race in the whole nation by involving SKI clubs and the CombiRace organising team, a race where competition is not a key element yet gives the chance to many young people to participate and have fun while enjoying on their own the 3Tre experience, on the same day”
The main guests of this evening were the former Italjet national athletes - Kristian Ghedina, Peter Runggaldier, Werner Perathoner, Luca Cattaneo, Alessandro Fattori and, of course, Pietro Vitalini and with their trainer Alberto Ghezzi. Many stories depict this SKI team who stood out for its cohesion, against the traditional flow of racing as an individual player. Vitalini also mentioned 3Tre: “To me, slalom has always been very challenging. There aren’t many “speed” athletes able to compete on Canalone Miramonti. Yet, the charm of Madonna di Campiglio race is unique, definitely one of our ski excellence”.
Another protagonist at Premio Vitalini was the Crystal Globe, the original FIS SKI World Cup trophy which is back to 3Tre on Tour during the first committee stop. It is an overwhelming symbol for all the snow enthusiasts which will also be brought to the next Tour’s stop on October, 20th - far from the winter sports classical areas. Next stop welcoming 3Tre for the first time is Palermo.
Friday 7 September 2018
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On September 8th in Forte dei Marmi (Lucca, Italy) the first stage of the promotional tour. 3Tre brings to Tuscany also the FIS World Cup “Crystal Globe” trophy
The 3Tre on Tour is at the starting gate. On Saturday September 8 in Forte dei Marmi (Lucca, Italy), the now-traditional promotional tour of the 3Tre Committee around Italy (and beyond) will finally get underway. Also in 2018, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Night Slalom will live a long and intense rundown to Saturday December 22nd, when the slalom champions will light up the evening on the Canalone Miramonti slope (1st run 15.45, 2nd run 18.45).
Hosting the first 3Tre on Tour fixture will be a very prestigious location and event: on Saturday September 8th at 5.00 PM, the third edition of the “Premio Vitalini” will be staged in the beautiful Villa Bertelli in Forte dei Marmi.
A traditional preview of the winter season by the Versilian sea, the Premio Vitalini, an initiative by Vitalini Sports Wear, is dedicated to the sports, journalism, tourism and business personalities that gave their contribution to the promotion of Winter sports.
During the event, anchored by journalist Marco Di Marco, 3Tre will be represented by President Lorenzo Conci, who will discuss the main themes and contents of the upcoming edition, before an entertaining “throwback” moment in the history of the Italian ski classic, curated by Paolo Luconi Bisti. A long and charming history that features Zeno Colò among its standout personality: Colò won the 3Tre downhill and slalom in the first edition, back in 1950, when the “three races in Trentino” were still itinerating, before reaching their permanent base in Madonna di Campiglio in 1957. A special “in memoriam” award will be given to Zeno Colò’s nephew during the Forte dei Marmi night.
Starring at the Premio Vitalini will be also the Italian DH team from the 90s, known as the “ItalJet”: Kristian Ghedina, Peter Runggaldier, Alessandro Fattori, Werner Perathoner, Luca Cattaneo and, of course, Pietro Vitalini. Finally, journalists Gianmario Bonzi and Dario Ricci will present their book “Oro Bianco”, telling some of the most remarkable stories of Winter Olympic triumphs.
Joining 3Tre in Forte dei Marmi and all along the 3Tre on Tour will be a prestigious travel companion: the “Crystal Globe”, the winners’ trophy of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. “Again in 2018, we will be proud to talk about our event and reality in prestigious location, in Italy and beyond - told Loredana Bonazza, 3Tre Committee’s communication manager and promoter of the 3Tre on Tour - and to take with us the symbol of the FIS World Cup, that is always a major attraction for the ski fans we meet in the various stages. We are grateful to Premio Vitalini for their invitation, and the prestigious opportunity to open our tour with in such an important contezt. We have an intense period ahead of us, but we are looking forward to it.”
Thursday 23 August 2018
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A new and ambitious edition of 3Tre is at the starting gate: starting from Tuscany on September 8th, the tour travels through Italy over nearly 20 stages, even reaching Sicily, with the traditional stop in Munich, Germany. Conci: “A successful idea, that brings 3Tre and alpine skiing closer to the people”
From Rome to Milan, through Bologna and all the way down to Palermo. And of course the traditional journey through the beautiful Trentino, and the stop in Germany, at the Audi Dome in Munich, the FC Bayern Basketball arena. 3Tre on Tour, the promotional tour of the 65th edition of the Madonna di Campiglio’s ski classic is ready to start. It will be an enticing travel of three and a half months, a long countdown to December 22nd through nearly 20 fixtures in Italy and beyond. A series of events to present the alpine skiing’s history and culture, promote sports and involve special guests, and capable of involving long-time enthusiasts as well as skiing newbies getting their first taste of the White Circus’ charm.
Now in its fourth edition, 3Tre on Tour is now an established format, but still evolving thanks to the commitment of Loredana Bonazza, Communication Manager of 3Tre Committee, and the support provided by the locations and the enthusiast organizers that make every stage unique.
As in previous years, 3Tre is due to land in many new places, including some rarely attended by winter sports events. The first stop will be on Saturday, September 8th, in Forte dei Marmi, by the sea, where the traditional “Premio Vitalini” will dedicate a special moment to 3Tre.
After Forte dei Marmi, the promotional tour will make stages in Trento during the “Festival dello Sport” (October 11-14), before heading to South of Italy in Palermo (October 20th) and Paestum (October 23rd) – both visited for the first time – and Rome (24-25 October). Among the confirmed locations, 3Tre on Tour will visit Bologna, Munich and Milan before ending on December, 18th in Val Rendena - few kilometers far from Madonna di Campiglio where the enthusiasm will arouse for its main winter event.
“We are going to live an intense period, and looking forward to it - said Lorenzo Conci, President of the 3Tre Committee. – We are very happy for the opportunity to further broaden our borders and thus reach this year Palermo and Paestum, where I believe some very special moments will happen. 3Tre on Tour is a successful format, certainly fulfilling to its scope: this is the right way to take 3Tre and alpine skiing closer to the fans, coming down from the mountains to visit them at their home. That’s part of the reason why we were able to welcome over 17.000 fans on the Canalone Miramonti in the last edition."
The night slalom of Audi FIS Ski World Cup valid for the 65th edition of 3Tre will take place on Saturday, 22nd December on the traditional Canalone Miramonti slope. On the occasion, the program of the two runs has been slightly anticipated due to the conjunction with the Italian Serie A games: the first run will be raced at 3.45 PM, followed by the decisive one at 6.45 PM. It
Sunday 22 July 2018
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A customized 3Tre ski has been given to the Italian singer, Bologna FC, coach Filippo Inzaghi and the top management of the team, now in its final days of its two-week training camp in Pinzolo. Five months to December 22nd
It’s never too early to get in the 3Tre mood. Even with five months left to the 65th edition of Madonna di Campiglio’s FIS Ski World Cup Night Slalom of Saturday December 22nd 2018, the alpine ski’s classic enjoyed its first public moment of the year in Pinzolo (Italy) on Saturday July 21st 2018, when Bologna Football Club and Italian singer Luca Carboni entertained the public in a special night in the heart of the Val Rendena town.
The Italian football team, managed by newly-appointed coach Filippo Inzaghi, will finish its two-week training camp in Val Rendena on Monday July 23rd: an important stint for the team to get accustomed with the new guidance and blend the group together, and do it in the ideal conditions secured by the logistics and coordination by the Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena Tourism Board and the Pinzolo municipality.
To celebrate the start of a new season for Bologna FC, a big fan of the team, Italian singer Luca Carboni, offered to the squad and the crowd in Pinzolo a special acoustic concert.
Luca Carboni’s latest radio hit is named “Una Grande Festa” (a great party), and there’s hardly a greater party in the area than 3Tre: a festival of sports and passion, gathering thousands of people every year. Over 17.000 people collected all over the Canalone Miramonti slope on December 22nd 2017, when Madonna di Campiglio opened its arms to one of the most iconic and beloved champions in recent years, Alberto Tomba – curiously, another originary of Bologna himself.
During the Pinzolo night, the 3Tre Committee – represented by Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena Tourism Board President Adriano Alimonta and the Mayor of Pinzolo Michele Cereghini – gave a special present to Luca Carboni and Bologna FC – in particular, CEO Claudio Fenucci, Sports Director Riccardo Bigon, Club Manager Marco Di Vaio and Manager Filippo Inzaghi: a ski with a special 3-Tre inspired graphic, with the invitation to return to Val Rendena this winter to seize an all-different kind of sports show.
On Saturday December 22nd, the two runs of the Campiglio slalom will be held at an earlier time than usual – at 15:45 and 18:45 – for TV reasons, while keeping its night formula.
The Madonna di Campiglio’s night slalom will also launch a new edition of the “3Tre on Tour”, a 20-stop promotional tour all over Italy and beyond. The official programme of the Tour will be disclosed in the upcoming weeks, though Bologna obviously looks to be a fixture.
Wednesday 11 July 2018
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During the International Ski Federation inspection, the schedule of Campiglio’s slalom has changed the time at 3.45PM and 6.45PM CET due to TV reasons: the event will be on Saturday, December 22nd, aiming at holding a new record of spectators
Campiglio full steam ahead. 3Tre is a firm race with great success in its latest four editions after being reintroduced into the FIS Men's World Cup schedule. Now, the race is considered a milestone of the annual skiing World Cup programme as it has reached one of its largest audience joining "Miramonti" like those times when Alberto Tomba - special guest of last December's edition with 17.000 viewers - was competing.
The FIS official delegation including Markus Waldner and Emmanuel Couder - Chief Race Director and Coordinator of the Men's Alpine Ski World Cup respectively – has conducted the usual technical inspection with the President of the Organizing Committee Lorenzo Conci and his staff - this was the occasion to reiterate the well-established format of the event, which at the last FIS meeting has been also confirmed in the World Cup calendar for the season 2021/2022.
“We have been developing a strong partnership with the International Federation during these years, and this is something we are really glad about - even more when thinking of the results of the event, which has made its comeback in the Ski World Cup”, said Lorenzo Conci, President of the 3Tre Organising Committee -. "The FIS rating on the technical coefficient of the World Cup races have put once again Madonna di Campiglio and Canalone Miramonti in the top positions for the slalom this year. Moreover, the transparent tunnel leading to the start was a great success for 3Tre in 2017: this may be something that we would be able to see in other World Cup races, and we are proud of our idea.”
On the next 22nd of December some minor but important changes are to be expected, the first about the time-schedule. On that day the Serie A (football) and the main other leagues will be broadcasting their respective matches before Christmas. Due to television broadcasting requirements, the two manches of the Campiglio slalom’s in 65th edition are going to be forwarded two hours). The first run is starting at 15:45 CET and the second one at 18:45 CET. This will not affect the magic night atmosphere of the race.
The 3tre slalom is taking place on Saturday in 2018: this could mean that an even bigger crowd is expected. “Our event is - and aims to be - a party among old and new friends, who want to share a unique, timeless experience”, said Conci.
This is the reason why “3tre on Tour” is taking place again: the promotional tour in Italy and abroad that is starting in September and is including 20 destinations. The official programme of the Tour will be announced in the following weeks.
Friday 22 December 2017
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Two serious mistakes for the Austrian, who still managed to finish ahead of Luca Aerni and Henrik Kristoffersen, whose quest for an historical hat-trick fell short. Amazing crowd in Madonna: seventeen thousands spectators
Four athletes in seven hundredths of a second, incredible emotions, seventeen thousand spectators spread along the "Canalone Miramonti" and the winner everyone was waiting for: Marcel Hirscher, with his second career success in Madonna di Campiglio.
He confirmed himself this year's king of the rapid gates – winning the second slalom out of three in the season - as World Cup's leader, bringing his tally to 49 total victories in the World Cup (including 22 in slalom). This year's best athlete and certainly one of the best ever.
The young Swiss Luca Aerni might feel honored for his second place behind such a prodigy. Not the best feelings for the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen - he was looking for his third victory in a row at Madonna di Campiglio, yet he ranked third.
Another Swiss athlete ended in fourth, Daniel Yule, only seven hundredths behind the winner: there has never been such a short outstrip among the top-four of a World Cup slalom. Off-colour and not on the podium - once again the Italian team. Manfred Moelgg #7 and Stefano Gross #9 – doesn’t suggest super optimistic ambitions for the Korean Olympics, indeed.
Everything works as planned, doesn't it? Not at all - Hirscher's victory is the triumph of imperfection, of a courage worth of the best Alberto Tomba, the champion to whom this 64th 3Tre edition has been dedicated, on the thirtieth anniversary of his first victory on the "Canalone Miramonti”.
The Austrian champion, in fact, finished the first run in the leading position whilst he nearly jeopardized the second run with two big trajectory mistakes and it looked as he could give up.
"It's been incredible - Marcel said - an incomprehensible blunder. In that moment I asked myself: what do I do now? ". The answer is in the order of arrival, Hirscher tried to do all he could, sure to still have sufficient energy and an advantage to manage, even if a minimal one. So, the impossible suddenly has become reality.
“After being injured, I found out even more love and passion for this sport. Of course, it wasn’t good but there is a positive side of the coin. This victory is a beautiful Christmas gift. Thanks to everyone and happy holidays, now I come back home", he added.
Only Tomba was able to do similar things, and this makes the photo on the podium even more symbolic - Alberto Tomba and Hirscher side by side - the skiing legends of now and then, meeting. The perfect summary of a 3Tre race to be remembered, with the right snow which made the course a perfect stage for an extraordinary race on thin ice.
No chances, this time, for the great rival Kristoffersen: “In this moment, beating Marcel is actually challenging. I feel that in slalom something lacks, perhaps because of the hard work I put in the pipeline this summer on giant slalom. However, my long term aim is to become 360-degrees stronger.”
The only regret is the faint Italian result: while waiting for new Alberto Tomba, the charm of a magnificent event is still - an Oscar-worthy film for ski lovers.
Friday 22 December 2017
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The Austrian tops the 3Tre after the race first half ahead of Alexander Khoroshilov Luca Aerni and Manfred Moelgg who clocked the fourth timing preceding Henrik Kristoffersen. Second run at 20:45 CET
Madonna di Campiglio’s 64th 3Tre finally saw some action tonight as the Audi FIS World Cup men’s night slalom first run was completed. Setting the pace after the challenging first run was Austrian Marcel Hirscher, the main favourite, who came down the famous Canalone Miramonti slope wearing bib number three.
Nipping at the heels of Marcel Hirscher are Russian Alexander Khoroshilov, 0.23 seconds behind and Swiss Luca Aerni 0.37 seconds off the pace. Italian Manfred Moelgg, was fourth with +0.44 ahead of the last two editions’ winner, Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen, +0.49, actually at the fifth spot. “Tonight I’m not having a good feeling with the snow and I am quite unhappy about my first run. I must do much better later on”, Kristoffersen explained.
The gap was more significant for Stefano Gross, third placed last year, 0.85 seconds behind after the first run but still in the mix for a podium spot.
The second run begins at 20.45 CET with fifteen athletes within one-second range, great emotions still to come on Canalone Miramonti.
Friday 22 December 2017
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The return of the Bolognese champion to Campiglio - thirty years after his first victory at 3Tre - is generating an incredible enthusiasm. "I'm moved to see my races again, but today's champions are not far behind.”
When the yelling of Alberto's fans arouses in the austere Hofer Hall - which is incredibly crowded - invoking the name of the champion as it was used on the competition fields in the golden years, it looks as if time had stopped. The return of Alberto Tomba to Campiglio, thirty years after his first triumph on the 3Tre, is bringing back the world of skiing for few hours to those fantastic past moments, even if Tomba suggests to look forward. "Skiing has great champions to admire also nowadays, my friend "Marcellino" Hirscher will break every record and go down in history”.
Yet, Alberto, feels nostalgic - admitting it without any shame. "I am often moved, I get excited when I see again the videos of my most beautiful races - unrepeatable emotions - and then I see people, who loved me in the past and still love me today. Even children celebrate me, it is clear that their parents told them what I did..."
At the public draw in the square, as well as in the evening dedicated to him - it’s been a long hug which Tomba did enjoy for every second - surrounded by the most important people of his competitive life, those who accompanied his enterprises and his superstar whims. Including Gustavo Thoeni, his coach for six years: "Gustavo had a great patience because I was really unpredictable. Then age changes you and you become wiser. I had admired him when I was a kid, then I wanted him to be by my side, though it is true - we were very different. Or maybe, just for this reason”.
Together with Lorenzo Conci, the president of the 3Tre Committee, a string of former champions, managers and journalists gave their evidence. "We all learned something from Alberto”, Flavio Roda, President of the Italian Winter Sports Federation and at that time the Italian team technician, well summarized people's thoughts on skiing.
In this festive atmosphere, Alberto appears perfectly at ease because he feels excitement of those past days around, feeling unforgotten vibes. How many will be on "Canalone Miramonti" with him tonight? Thousands will come to admire the show and to embrace the idol of all time, with the unconfessed hope that Alberto amazes everyone once again, putting his skis on and coming in his own way. It won't happen, yet imagining it doesn't cost anything.
Thursday 21 December 2017
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The expert Swedish will be the first athlete at the starting gate of the FIS World Cup Night Slalom. Then Moelgg, Hirscher and Gross. Still bib #7 for Kristoffersen
The Swedish André Myhrer will be the first athlete at the starting gate of the 64th edition of 3Tre, the Night Slalom of FIS World Cup (first manche 5.45PM, second manche 8.45PM). A lucky draw for the 34-years-old Swedish athlete, slalom winner at last year’s Aspen finals. Following, the first Italian champion Manfred Moelgg and the Austrian one Marcel Hirscher, the winner of Madonna di Campiglio 2012.
Bib #4 for Stefano Gross from Val di Fassa, third-prize in 2016, whereas the two-in-a-row defending champion and current World Cup’s leader Henrik Kristoffersen will face the tricky “Canalone Miramonti” with the bib #7, the same number as twelve months ago.
On stage and in the square Alberto Tomba also plays a main role, the guest star of this year’s 3Tre edition, and his memories after 30 years from his first victory at Madonna di Campiglio. A flashback to the pictures of his successes - and it looks like time’s not elapsed: the cheerful audience fondly show how much they still appreciate a champion who got down to history.
The two rounds ski plotters: Jacques Théolier (Sweden) and Stefan Kornberger (Norway).
Bibs' Top 15: 1) André Myhrer (SWE); 2) Manfred Moelgg (ITA); 3) Marcel Hirscher (AUT); 4) Stefano Gross (ITA); 5) Michael Matt (AUT); 6) Fritz Dopfer (GER); 7) Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR); 8) Aleksandr Khoroshilov (RUS); 9) Mattias Hargin (SWE); 10) Dave Ryding (GBR); 11) Marco Schwarz (AUT); 12) Daniel Yule (SUI); 13) Julien Lizeroux (FRA); 14) Alexis Pinturault (FRA); 15) Luca Aerni (SUI).
Thursday 21 December 2017
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Today’s champions, yesterday’s myth: a record-breaking atmosphere envelops the Christmas slalom, which tomorrow evening promises a sense of timeless excitement at Madonna di Campiglio - now covered in snow
This is a night for people who are used to win, the one that tomorrow evening - on Friday, 22nd December - marks the 64th edition of 3Tre and Christmas slalom. One of the most precious appointment of the Alpine Ski World Cup comes back to an extraordinary panorama: the “pearl of Dolomites” is fully cloaked in deep snow - a stunning visual impact. The “Canalone Miramonti” is ready to host a huge crowd of festive fans: there is a record-breaking atmosphere, the audience in the last two editions (16.000 viewers) is expected to be exceeded.
It’ll be a way to experience again the magic moments of Alberto Tomba - and not by chance he’s arrived today - to whom this year’s 3Tre is devoted in memory of the first victory out of his three at Campiglio, year of grace 1987. Thirty full years have elapsed so far, for the sake of reminding us that such champions are rare. In fact, from Tomba and afterwards, 3Tre World Cup editions had been won just by another Italian athlete, in 2005: Giorgio Rocca, today’s former and celebrity endorsement of Campiglio and forerunner. He would be very happy to pave the way to another Italian on the top step of the podium.
Stefano Gross will ostensibly try, last year’s three-prize, and maybe Manfred Moelgg who in 2016 lost the podium due to a trifle - 10 hundredths of a second. After twelve years with no clues - it’d be now the right time to finally attend a 3Tre race tinged with light blue (the Italian team colour), yet it is very challenging because current winners look relentless and not keen on giving up. Henrik Kristoffersen, World Cup’s leader, and Marcel Hirscher (winner of Val d’Isère slalom two weeks ago) convey the impression of a total supremacy compared to the other competing athletes. As Felix Neureuther (winner of 3Tre edition 2014 and the first seasonal slalom in Levi) is injured, the forecasts seem to be referred to two names.
Norvegian Kristoffersen, dominating the last two editions, is having at his fingertips an unprecedented enterprise: to win the 3Tre race three times in a row, even the great Ingemar Stenmark didn’t manage despite his total five victories. As far as Hirscher is concerned - already winner in 2012 - the Austrian’s ambition of doing something special along “Canalone Miramonti” is reasonable. The place where his mishap with a crashing drone occurred - those pictures were all around the world in 2015.
The Campiglio slalom outsiders’ group is numerous anyway. From the Swedish Hargin and Myhrer to the German Dopfer and the team mates Hirscher, Matt and Schwarz. Should not underestimated the Norwegian Solevaag, the Russian Khoroshilov, the British Ryding, the French experts Grange and Lizeroux and the Swiss team made out of interesting athletes like Yule, Aerni and Meillard.
Apart from Gross and Moelgg, the Italian team lead by Stefano Costazza could count on Giuliano Razzoli - fourth awarded in 2015 and traditionally at ease during the Olympic seasons - Riccardo Tonetti and the experts Patrick Thaler and Cristian Deville. Furthermore, the young Tommaso Sala, Federico Liberatore and Fabian Bacher will try to grasp the occasion to come to light in a great World Cup rank.
Between then and now, alpine ski is getting ready to face an unforgettable night. Perhaps the fascination of today’s perfect champions will prevail, or might the memories of a unique phenomenon who brought the atmosphere of a stadium on slalom ski slopes raise excitement. Two eras when Madonna di Campiglio, with its tradition and glamour, has been representing it in a perfect ensemble.
According to tradition, 3Tre race will be a show further enriched by a Canalone Miramonti in perfect shape. Thanks to the staff’s commitment lead by Ski Area Manager Adriano Alimonta, the tracers will have the possibility to design both matches on the line of maximum slope at the entrance of the final wall - the finish phase will me more challenging from a technical point of view.
The collateral events’ schedule of 3Tre 2017 is starting this afternoon at Sissi Square with 3Tre Legend - with Alberto Tomba and those brands which linked many moments of their path to the World Cup skiers and their entourages like Colmar, Martini and Barilla - and the traditional Public Draw at 7.00PM. Afterwards, 3Tre world will move to the prestigious “Salone Hofer” where at 8.00PM the classical talk-show “Scivolando” is taking place. Its main focus is going to be victory and Tomba will tell and be told from a sport and socio-cultural point of view.
Tomorrow evening, on Friday 22nd December, the schedule expects the first run at 5.45PM and the second one at 8.45PM, the “3Tre Hour” during the break between the two manches at Sissi Square, the second appointment with 3Tre Legend and “Gazzetta Moment” when Gianni Valenti, deputy director of “La Gazzetta dello Sport”, interviews Alberto Tomba. At the end of the second run, entertainment and music will liven up Sissi Square during “3Tre Party Night”.
Wednesday 20 December 2017
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During the night Slalom at Madonna di Campiglio, there is a new innovation for the World Cup skiers and their entourages: Technogym is setting up a warm-up area for athletes, whilst a 10-meters long tunnel linked to the “Starthouse” will host the forthcoming moments before the start
67 years of history, a one and only secret: keeping up-to-date ahead of time. During the night slalom at Madonna di Campiglio, 3Tre Committee - always focused on athletes’ needs - in agreement with FIS (International Ski Federation), will be at the centre of the World Cup’s innovation again. This might bring a revolution of the World ski champions’ rituals before the starting point.
The “Classic” competition at Madonna di Campiglio is ready to host a forward-looking starting area - which for the first time is equipped with a “warm-up area” specifically designed for athletes’ warm-up and set up in partnership with Technogym - world wellness leading company funded in Italy. Moreover, a tunnel linked to the “Starthouse” will host the athletes in the moments before the start of the FIS Slalom World Cup on Friday, 22nd December (first manche at 5.45PM, second manche at 8.45PM).
The warm-up moment is one of the secret for an excellent performance - thanks to Technogym the athletes competing in the 64th edition of 3Tre will be able to train in an indoor gym, close to the “Starthouse”, featuring stretching pads, group cycles, kettlebells, accessories by ARKE and active sitting wellness balls.
This equipment is designed to meet every needs of the rapid gates champions, who will compete along the tricky “Canalone Miramonti”, improved thanks to the feedbacks by the Italian alpine ski athletes.
Besides the warm-up, 3Tre Committee also thought of another important moment before the competition starts, concentration. The 10-meters tunnel - directly linked to the starting gate - has been created exactly for this reason. Not only athletes will be able to access the tunnel, but also their trainers offering to TV viewer a unique and unreleased point of view of this emotional competition.
“We are proud of Madonna di Campiglio being always at the centre of these interesting tests - Lorenzo Conci, President of 3Tre Committee, said - and we are sure that athletes will positively embrace them. The support by FIS and the wellness leading company Technogym have turned out to be fundamental to succeed in this project. To us, it is very important to face and work in partnership with players of such quality and know-how”.
Tuesday 19 December 2017
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On Thursday December 21st, the talk show “SciVolando” and the 3tre history return to the Salone Hofer in Madonna di Campiglio, for a night dedicated to Alberto Tomba and all the aspects of his career and character, at the presence of the champion himself
For the third year in a row, Madonna di Campiglio proposes its now-traditional appointment with history, culture and fashion on the eve of the AUDI FIS Ski Alpine World Cup night slalom of Friday December 22nd. In view of the showdown of the ski superstars and the expected duel between Henrik Kristoffersen and Marcel Hirscher, the third edition of the talk-show “SciVolando” will be focused on victory as main theme. On Thursday December 21st at the Salone Hofer (8.00 pm CET), the event, anchored by Italian journalist Marco di Marco, will tell the amazing story of Alberto Tomba, whose highlights in every aspect will be told by Tomba himself and a number of high-profile insiders and witnesses.
“3Tre is a great sports event – commented 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci - matching history, culture and glamour. Our event and Italian alpine ski as a whole are full of stories and champions, symbols of different ages. Alberto Tomba is certainly one of those.”
An idol of the supporters thanks to his powerful skiing, addressed by the “Valanga Azzurra” coach Mario Cotelli as an “all-wheel drive”, the athlete’s side of Tomba was joined by his prominent media personality: no less than the famous Sanremo Music Festival was interrupted to announce the gold medal at the Calgary ’88 Olympic Games. Together with the Italian ski legend, the talk-show will feature Tomba’s historical coaches, like Gustav Thoeni and the President of the Italian Winter Sports Federation Flavio Roda, and journalists such as RaiSport’s deputy-Director Ivana Vaccari, TV commentator Paolo De Chiesa and SkySport’s co-director Giovanni Bruno, who will hold an insightful face-to-face interview with the three-time Olympic Champion.
The second part of the talk show will be dedicated to the year 1987 and the Alberto Tomba first triumph in Madonna di Campiglio. The anniversary will also be celebrated in the two appointments of the “3Tre Legend”, on Thursday December 21st and Friday 22nd. The story of that unforgettable night will also be told by the direct witnesses on the Canalone Miramonti, whilst the event will be closed in style with the presence of the Alberto Tomba Fans Club.
The “SciVolando… sulla Vittoria” initiative, promoted in collaboration between 3Tre, Marcialonga and the Province of Trento, will be repeated in the 2018 Marcialonga opening ceremony: on the occasion, Lillehammer ‘94 Olympic Champion Maurilio De Zolt will be the guest star of the event.
Sunday 17 December 2017
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A number of important realities to Madonna on December 22nd, with several initiatives such as 3Tre Legend, a side-event dedicated to the story of big sponsors in the white circus. Local tastes also in the spotlight with the “Qualità Trentina” products
Five days to the big party in Madonna di Campiglio. On Monday, the first athletes will start arriving to town to train on the Nambino slope, prepared and water-injected by the 3Tre staff. They won’t be the only ones to reach Madonna though: as usual, a number of brands and partners have shown their trust in the 3Tre event, and will come to animate the AUDI FIS Alpine World Cup night slalom, inside and outside the Canalone Miramonti.
Some brands are long-time important presences in the White Circus, like Colmar, Martini and Barilla, the latter boasting an important relationship with 3Tre special guest star Alberto Tomba. The “Bomba” will be the main character of 3Tre Legend, a special double appointment in Piazza Sissi – on Thursday December 21st before the public draw and on Friday December 22nd between the two runs of the night slalom -, dedicated to the brands and their story in alpine skiing.
World Cup’s title sponsor and Campiglio’s premium partner, Audi is undoubtedly a major presence in alpine skiing: the German automotive brand will place its “Audi Hub” in Piazza Brenta Alta. Milka, Emmi Caffè Latte, Bridgestone, Generali and Colmar are the fellow official partners of the 64th 3Tre.
The lovers of the Italian tastes and hospitality will not be disappointed at 3Tre: in Madonna di Campiglio, Italian drinks will be served thanks to Forst’s beers, Lavazza’s coffee, Surgiva water and Ferrari Sparkling wines. Trentino’s local products will also take the stage between the two runs in the VIP Hospitality in the Salone Hofer, with the tasting of the “Qualità Trentina” products: the apples by Melinda and La Trentina, speck, “luganega” and “carne salada” by Bomé, Parisi, Sighel, cheese by Comcast – Gruppo Formaggi del Trentino, fish by Astro and Val di Gresta vegetables. In addition, in the VIP Hospitality, Agri 90 will offer several varieties of the famous Storo’s “polenta”. Finally, Cervia Milano Marittima will be in Madonna di Campiglio once again with its tastes from Romagna.
Editorial and media groups are also deeply involved, with the presence of Italian newspaper “La Gazzetta dello Sport”: in addition to the event coverage, Gazzetta will distribute in Piazza Righi the special G Magazine dedicated to the Italian World Cup races, whilst between the two runs of the night slalom, Gazzetta’s deputy-Director Gianni Valenti will interview Alberto Tomba. Radio Dolomiti will also tell the emotions of the 64th 3Tre directly from the spot.
It’s not over yet: in the 3Tre village, the Italian Olympic Committee will present the Italia Team project and the initiatives in view of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, whilst the Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta will promote its territory with the special PalaOrso facility, and Ortholab, Italian ortho center and partner of the Italian Winter Sports Federation, will be available in its stand to present products and technologies. In addition, Technogym, World-leading fitness brand from Italt, will field an exclusive and unprecedented initiative that will be disclosed in the next days.
“3Tre is a very popular event, and not only among fans – said Letizia Volta, 3Tre Secretary General, - we are very happy for the interest shown by numerous brands: an important sign telling that our efforts are paying off and taking us in the right direction”.
Saturday 16 December 2017
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On December 21st and 22nd, the former Italian champion will be the special guest of the 64th 3Tre, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first win on the Canalone Miramonti, back on December 16th 1987
December 16th, 1987 - December 16th, 2017, 30 years have passed since Alberto Tomba’s first win in Madonna di Campiglio. The start of a new sports and cultural age. A media “bomb” with no precedents exploded in the ski universe, an absolute sensation in Italy where even the famous Sanremo Music Festival was interrupted to announce Alberto’s gold medal at the Calgary ’88 Olympic Games.
On Wednesday December 16th 1987, the spectators on the Canalone Miramonti lived a thrilling day with the rising star Alberto Tomba trying for another exploit, after the amazing three wins of the early part of the season. Starting with the #24 bib, Tomba’s first run was preceded by an issue to his boot, but still ended with the first place on the finish line, whilst more than half of the starting field faltered on the slope’s technicity, including the great Ingemar Stenmark.
The second run still had more emotions in store: during his run, a pole fell down in front of him, forcing him to an incredible trick to avoid it. Not even this could arrest the force of Alberto, whose acceleration continued toward the scream of the Canalone Miramonti crowd. Tomba won the race with 1:34 on Austrian Rudolf Nierlich, whilst Slovenian Bojan Krizaj completed the podium.
Over this 30-year span, Tomba conquered two more wins in Madonna di Campiglio (1988 and 1995), 5 Olympic medals, 4 Worlds medals, 50 World Cup wins, with 88 podiums and the overall World Cup title in 1995. A decade of greatness, through three generations of rivals: from legend Ingemar Stenmark to the duels with Marc Girardelli and Pirmin Zurbriggen and the “new breed” of ski superstars, led by Jure Kosir, Kjetil André Aamodt, Lasse Kjus, Paul Accola and Hermann Maier.
On December 21st and 22nd 2017, Alberto Tomba returns to Madonna di Campiglio to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his legend, strongly related to the most historical classic in Italian alpine skiing. Alberto will be in the core of the even all the way: on Thursday afternoon, Tomba will meet the young kids of the Ski Clubs in Piazza Sissi, before participating to the public bib draw together with the slalom’s top riders.
On Friday December 22nd, Alberto Tomba will take the center stage in Piazza Sissi between the two runs of the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup night slalom, characterized by the duel between Henrik Kristoffersen and Marcel Hirscher, and will eventually be the man to crown the new kind of Madonna di Campiglio in the flowers ceremony. Taking part to the ceremony will also be the kids from the “Magica Cleme Onlus”, a non-profit association working in support of the families whose children are facing severe oncological diseases.
It will be a great celebration dedicated to the strongest Italian ski star of all times: two unique days for fans and supporters, who still remember one of the most exciting ages in Italian sports history.
“The whole Italian ski must be grateful to Alberto”, 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci explained. - “Alberto’s triumphs aroused interest and passion without precedents, involving new people in the winter sports. Hopefully one day will come when we will live something like that again, but a 360° phenomenon like Alberto Tomba is something the White Circus hasn’t found yet. We feel happy and proud to celebrate in Madonna di Campiglio one of the greatest Italian athletes of all times.”
Friday 15 December 2017
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Before the night slalom of Friday December 22nd, the National Teams will have the opportunity to train on the Nambino slope from Monday December 18th
The World Cup circus is coming to Madonna di Campiglio. Warming up the atmosphere and the expectations for the Night Slalom of Friday December 22nd (1st run 17:45, 2nd run 20:45) will be the slalom stars, some of whom will be making their way to Madonna already on Monday December 18th.
This time, the Canalone Miramonti will not be the testing ground for the athletes in the days preceding the Friday’s showdown: due to the recent snowfalls, the temperature and weather forecast, the need to solidify the slope’s base led to the decision – agreed and shared by the FIS – not to make the Canalone Miramonti available for trainings. On the other hand, the Nambino slope will be perfectly set up and water-injected to provide ideal conditions for all the national teams to refine their shape before the 64th 3Tre.
“The snow conditions on the slope are very good, as confirmed by the FIS Snow Control – 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci said – but these days’ weather required an extra effort from the team of Slope Director Adriano Alimonta, and so we opted for a precautionary choice in agreement with the International Federation, in order to provide the perfect conditions for the athletes on December 22nd, and a great show for those who will come to enjoy it. Meantime, we are preparing and water-injecting the Nambino slope, to give all the national teams the best opportunity to train before the event, which is especially important for the athletes with less than two months before the Olympic selections.”
Thursday 14 December 2017
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The ritual control by the International Federation was positive. Slope Director Alimonta: “The recent snowfalls required an extraeffort from our side, but we feel optimist for December 22nd
There are eight days left, but 3Tre can already be perceived in Madonna di Campiglio. The preparation for the event of December 22nd are relentless, and the excitement for the 2017 edition of the Night Slalom can be clearly perceived.
On Thursday December 14th, the International Ski Federation (FIS) communicated the positive outcome of the official snow control, the ritual recognition on the racing slope conducted just a few days before the event. Therefore, the programme of December 22nd is confirmed: the spotlights will turn on the Canalone Miramonti for the two runs of 17.45 and 20.45.
Abundant snowfalls have arrived on the Dolomiti di Brenta in the last few days, adding to the Christmas atmosphere in the heart of the Pearl of the Dolomites: great news for the plenty of skiers expected in the location in the coming weeks.
“In a destination like ours, snow is always very welcome, even if requires some extra effort from our side,” said with a smile Adriano Alimonta, President of Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena Tourism Board and 3Tre slope director. “Right now, we are working to move the new snow and preserve the slope base we had been setting up previously. There are still some finishing touches to do, but we feel very confident for December 22nd.”
Monday 11 December 2017
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Domani all’Expo Val di Non penultimo appuntamento del “3Tre on Tour” organizzato in collaborazione con il mensile “Il Melo”
Dieci giorni allo slalom notturno di AUDI FIS Ski Alpine World Cup in programma nella serata di Venerdì 22 Dicembre a Madonna di Campiglio, ed anche il “3Tre on Tour”, che nelle ultime otto settimane ha portato l’universo della Classica del Canalone Miramonti in giro per l’Italia e non solo, si avvicina alle battute finali di un viaggio bellissimo e coinvolgente.
Domani, Martedì 12 Dicembre, la tournée promozionale dell’evento campigliano vivrà il suo penultimo appuntamento a Cles, in Val di Non: alle ore 19, la 3Tre sarà infatti ospite dell’Expo Val di Non, in un evento organizzato in collaborazione con il mensile noneso “Il Melo”.
Nell’occasione, la 3Tre incontrerà squadre e Sci Club locali, che nella mattinata di Venerdì 22 Dicembre potranno prendere parte alla 2a edizione del Trofeo 3Tre Combi Race, presso la pista FIS 3-Tre in zona 5 Laghi.
“E’ sempre piace tornare in Val di Non, un angolo di Trentino ricco di fascino e tradizionalmente legato allo sport - ha dichiarato il Presidente del Comitato 3Tre Lorenzo Conci. - Proprio Cles ha dato i natali a un atleta di valore come Luca De Aliprandini. Ho saputo del suo infortunio in allenamento a Les Deux Alpes e intendo fargli i migliori auguri per un pronto rientro”.
Wednesday 6 December 2017
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The 3Tre on Tour stopped in Treviso, along with the venue of the 2021 World Championships. President Lorenzo Conci: “There shouldn’t be rivalries between excellences of the Italian ski. Every synergy is valuable for the good of our sport.”
Madonna di Campiglio and Cortina: possibly the most exclusive destination of Italian winter tourism, certainly two important venues for competitive and non-competitive ski, often considered as rivals for the “Queen of Dolomites” throne. That’s the reason why the events matching the two brands together was so unique, on Tuesday December 5th in Treviso, at la Ghirada sports complex.
Organizing the meeting between 3Tre and the Cortina’s 2021 World Champs (now also in charge of the Women’s World Cup event) was Treviso’s FISI Committee President Roberto Visentin, who matched the committees, the local fans and ski clubs. This was the 14th event of the 3Tre on Tour, now nearing its finish as the d-day of Friday December 22nd – when the Canalone Miramonti slope will light up for the Audi FIS World Cup Night Slalom – is getting closer and closer.
Representing 3Tre was President Lorenzo Conci, joined by Cortina 2021’s Head of Accreditation Giorgio Gaspari. Conci highlighted the importance of shying away of local rivalries, and open to collaboration among big realities of the FIS World Cup: “Madonna di Campiglio and Cortina have similar touristic targets, so a certain degree of competition is in the cards, but this has nothing to do with the sports side. 3Tre and Cortina share a long-time history in the FIS World Cup, in the Men’s and Women’s circuit respectively, and the success of both events is the goal we have to hope for, as it contributes to the growth of our movement.”
“This year,” prosegue Conci, “we will host at 3Tre a study group of Cortina 2021, as they have asked the opportunity to come and see the organization of a slalom event: we have agreed with enthusiasm, in the spirit of collaboration that we try to promote, also with our 3Tre on Tour.”
The 3Tre on Tour will live two more events this week, on December 7th in Pinzolo, at the Malga Cioca, and on December 9th in Andalo, with the 3Tre guest of the opening of a new Montura Alpstation.
Saturday 2 December 2017
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The 3Tre on Tour event of Friday December 1st in Riva del Garda highlighted the new synergy between two big realities of Trentino’s tourism. Benedetti: “Let’s join the forces of two World-famous brands”
After travelling throughout Italy, the 3Tre on Tour is getting closer to home. Exactly three weeks before the December 22nd AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Night Slalom on the Canalone Miramonti, the “Spiaggia degli Olivi” venue in Riva del Garda opened its doors to the Madonna di Campiglio Classic for an event in collaboration with Garda Trentino S.p.A. and Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena Tourism Board, on Friday December 1st, 2017.
“It’s a pleasure for us to welcome a great sports event, and an excellence of Trentino like 3Tre – said Garda Trentino President Marco Benedetti - strengthening the existing synergy between our territories, Garda Trentino and Brenta Dolomites. Garda and Dolomites are two established tourism brands on the International level, and teaming up is the right way to an even more ambitious future.”
A vision completely shared by 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci: “Trentino is a relatively small territory, in a global perspective, with merely 400.000 inhabitants, but we are capable of doing huge things, particularly when we team up: that’s why this kind of partnerships, between territories who are traditionally close, are very welcome. We are looking forward to welcome our Garda Trentino friends on December 22nd, as a show like 3Tre deserves to be seen from the inside.”
Also in Riva del Garda, a moment was dedicated to the history of 3Tre, that celebrates in 2017 its 64th edition.
Thursday 30 November 2017
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The Astino Monastery hosted a 3Tre on Tour event on November 29th, featuring guests Piero Gros, Daniela Merighetti and Lara Magoni, and in the memory of Fausto Radici, the only Bergamo-born 3Tre winner in the Italian triumph of 1976
With just a few weeks left before the FIS World Cup Night Slalom on Friday December 22nd, 3Tre continues its long and enticing travel through Italy and beyond. On Wednesday November 29th, the Madonna di Campiglio classic stopped in Bergamo, a city with a big tradition in Alpine Ski, giving birth to several important names of the Italian national team – from Fausto Radici to Paola and Lara Magoni, from the Bergamelli brothers to Sofia Goggia.
For a night, the Astino Monastery in Bergamo became a temple of ski: Bergamo’s Sports Assessor Loredana Poli, Fabio Bombardieri of the MIA Foundation and Bergamo’s FISI Committee President Fausto Denti welcomed the 3Tre committee, led by 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci and Funivie Campiglio’s Director Francesco Bosco, and remarkable guests from the history of Italian Alpine Ski, such as Piero Gros, two-time winner in Campiglio (1972, slalom, and 1974, giant slalom) and slalom Olympic Champion, former speed specialist Daniela “Dada” Merighetti, and Bergamo-born Lara Magoni, silver in slalom at the 1997 World Championships is Sestriere behind Deborah Compagnoni.
For once, the greatest protagonist was not in the room: Fausto Radici, the only Bergamo’s athlete to ever win 3Tre, back in 1976, in a historical Italian sweep ahead of Gros himself and Gustav Thoeni. Radici’s personal and sports story was the fil rouge of the Bergamo’s night, started with a deeply emotional message sent by Fausto’s wife, Elena.
Big applauses also came in the moment when 3Tre historian showed the video of the final gates of Radici’s exploit in 1976, commented by then runner-up Piero Gros.
Lara Magoni brought her own memory of Radici: “I was seven when I watched Fausto Radici winning 3Tre on TV. I remember it clearly, as I think that was one of the main triggers that led me to the decision of becoming an athlete, and ultimately to the beautiful career I had.”
“This is the ultimate meaning of what we do with the 3Tre on Tour – meeting, sharing, involving – told 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci. “If our commitment will lead to one more kid coming to the race, possibly also taking part in our Combi Race, and falling in love with our sport, than it will be a major success.”
One day earlier, the 3Tre on Tour had lived one of its most traditional stages in Trentino, at the beautiful Castel Pietra in Calliano, with special guest Antonella Bellutti, Track Cycling Olympic Champion in 1996 and 2000.
Tomorrow, Friday December 1st, Riva del Garda will host another special 3Tre night on the Lake Garda banks, in cooperation with local tourism board Garda Trentino SpA.
Thursday 30 November 2017
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On Friday December 1st, the Madonna di Campiglio ski classic will be in Riva del Garda for an event in collaboration between Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena and Garda Trentino S.p.A. tourism boards
Three weeks after the “3Tre on Tour” event in Munich, on the occasion of the EuroCup game between Bayern München Basketball and Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia, 3Tre, Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena tourism board and Garda Trentino S.p.A, team up again for another public occasion, on Friday December 1st (6:30 pm C.E.T.) in Riva del Garda (Trentino, Northern Italy).
The presentation event of the night slalom of December 22nd is another expression of the new synergy between Garda Trentino S.p.A. and Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena’s tourism board under the aegis of Trentino Marketing.
As traditional of the Tour, 3Tre will tell its history and the extraordinary feats of its champions, starting from Alberto Tomba, who conquered his first 3Tre 30 years ago.
“Lake Garda is a premium location for summer tourism in Trentino – commented 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci – with its breath taking landscapes, but that’s also relatively near to the mountains and Madonna di Campiglio. The snow and the ski supestars certainly have strong appeal in Garda Trentino too, and the synergism between the territories is proving to be very beneficial”.
Monday 27 November 2017
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The “3Tre on Tour” continues on Tuesday November 28th at the Castel Pietra in Calliano, with track cycling Olympic Champion Antonella Bellutti as special guest, whilst on Wednesday the Campiglio classic will stage in Bergamo at the Astino’s Monastery, in company of Piero Gros and Daniela Merighetti
After the glamour of Milan, the “3Tre on Tour” meets the Middle Age with two special events on Tuesday November 28th at the Castel Pietra in Calliano and Wednesday November 29th in the Astino’s Monastery in Bergamo – both Medieval venues.
As it’s traditional for the 3Tre on Tour, special guests will be involved to tell the story of the Madonna di Campiglio’s classic, counting down to the 64th edition of Friday December 22nd with the Audi FIS World Cup Night Slalom on the Canalone Miramonti.
Showing up at Castel Pietra will be also Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Track Cycling Olympic Champion Antonella Bellutti.
On Wednesday, at the Astino’s Monastery, special guests will be Piero Gros – winner in Campiglio in 1972 (slalom) and 1974 (giant slalom) and former speed specialist and current TV expert Daniela Merighetti.
As usual, in Calliano and Bergamo, 3Tre heritage responsible Paolo Luconi Bisti will display exclusive materials on the Trentino’s most historical ski event, and the champions that made its history, starting with legend Alberto Tomba, who won his first 3Tre right 30 years ago.
Sunday 26 November 2017
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With the 3Tre special package, ski fans will go on recognition on the Canalone Miramonti with Giorgio Rocca and be granted access to exclusive areas like Parterre VIP, Team Hospitality and Starthouse
3Tre is a unique show, and those who have lived it on the Canalone Miramonti know this better. The 64th edition of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Classic of Friday December 22nd in Madonna di Campiglio will be even more special for the ski fans who will seize the the opportunity to enjoy a unique point of view on 3Tre, breathing the thrill of speed and the pressure of the moments before the start.
“3Tre Inside” offers an insider’s access to the most historical ski race in Italy. From the recognition of the Canalone Miramonti with Giorgio Rocca, the last Italian winner in Campiglio to date, to the access at the Team Hospitality to watch in first person the warm-up of the slalom superstars. In addition, thanks to the Starthouse access, the “3Tre Inside” VIPs will enjoy the emotion of the start by standing in an elevate terrace right over the starthouse, whilst in the Parterre VIP will be possible to watch the second run in the finish area among all the famous personalities gathering on the Canalone Miramonti for the slalom night.
3Tre is much more than a sports event: a byword for glamour, Campiglio will offer the 3Tre Inside participants an exclusive aperitif between the first and the second run in the charming Salone Hofer. For further info: email@example.com.
3Tre tickets are available on the official site. Three different areas will be available: the Area Nord (on the right side of the slope) and the Area Sud (on the right side) at 17 euro, whilst the Tribuna 3Tre of over 1000 seats will be available at 32 euro.
Thursday 23 November 2017
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In an exclusive venue, the Mediaset Studios in Cologno Monzese, 3Tre enjoyed the enthusiasm of its Milan’s fans. Special guests Piero Gros and Giuliano Razzoli: “Podium in Campiglio? Hard, but possible”
It’s prime time in the Studio 6 in Cologno Monzese, but this time it’s not long-time Italian TV icon Mike Bongiorno taking the center stage with his “TeleMike” show. The Mediaset’s TV camera were all for 3Tre this time: the World Cup slalom chose a unique setting to gather its Milan’s friends and fans, who once again came in numbers to demostrate their enthusiasm for the main event of the Trentino’s winter, now with less than 30 days to go. Welcoming the Madonna di Campiglio Classic was SportMediaset director Alberto Brandi, who saluted the crowd collected in one of Mediaset Premium’s regular studios.
In Milan, 3Tre shone with its history, told by 3Tre heritage expert Paolo Luconi Bisti, its tradition and of course its champions, represented on the occasion by Piero Gros and Giuliano Razzoli.
“3Tre means a lot to me - told Gros – it boasts an incredible tradition, and recalls the memories of two victories for me, a slalom in 1972 and a giant slalom in 1974. This race always lights up unique emotions.”
From past to present, Razzoli has started the season on the wrong foot, coming off another injury that held him from giving his best in Levi, but Campiglio lights a special spark in his eyes: “The 3Tre podium has proved elusive for me so far, even though I barely missed it in 2015, but results apart, all my 3Tre memories bring me back to an atmosphere and a passion that I have never seen anywhere else. Even when I couldn’t compete in my best shape, Madonna’s fans have given me a special energy, and I know it’s the same for all of the Azzurri. Will this be the right time to finally step on the podium? It’s hard, but you never know…”
The Italian team’s hope is to repeat and exceed Stefano Gross’ podium of last year, taking over from Giorgio Rocca the baton of latest Italian winner on the Canalone Miramonti, bringing the Italian flag back to the top spot, on the 30th anniversary of the first success by Alberto Tomba on Madonna di Campiglio’s slope. “Whoever wins, the main thing is providing a show that is capable to involve and excite everybody –“ told 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci, “and I believe the conditions are there to enjoy another successful edition.”
Guaranteeing the technical perfection of the “Miramonti” slope, along with the team of Slope Director Adriano Alimonta, will be the commitment of Funivie Campiglio, that last weekend opened its cableways in Madonna di Campiglio for the first skiing weekend of the season. “The conditions of the slope are very good already” – said Funivie Campiglio’s Director Francesco Bosco - “thanks to the natural snowing and artificial snowmaking, and from December 2nd our cableways will be open every day: let’s hope for another successful season.”
The same hope was shared by Pinzolo’s mayor Michele Cereghini, who highlighted the importance of an event “that brings our territory all around the World, and it’s the result of a shared commitment among the committee and the territory, in a very fruitful synergy.”
Camera are off, and 3Tre is back to the mountains: there is a 3Tre on Tour to continue, and a race to organize. There’s still almost a month to go, but Campiglio can’t wait anymore.
Wednesday 22 November 2017
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The Madonna di Campiglio slalom will live an exclusive night at the Mediaset’s TV studios in Cologno Monzese: a special 3Tre on Tour stage with special guests Piero Gros and Giuliano Razzoli
Madonna di Campiglio and Milan: a long-established link that 3Tre will once again celebrate on Thursday November 23rd, in a special stage of the 3Tre on Tour. Now just into the final month before the big night of Friday December 22nd, when the 64th edition of 3Tre will take place with the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Night Slalom on the Canalone Miramonti, the Madonna di Campiglio classic chose an exclusive location – the Mediaset’s TV Studios in Cologno Monzese – to meet its many friends from Milan.
On the occasion, 3Tre will tell its history and present with two special guests: Piero Gros, twice winner of 3Tre, in 1972 (slalom) and 1974 (giant slalom), and Giuliano Razzoli, the 2010 Olympic Champion in Vancouver, who will once again hunt for the 3Tre podium after grazing it in 2015 (he was fourth). They will be joined by 3Tre’s heritage expert Paolo Luconi Bisti, with his unique memories and materials from the race’s history, with a special focus on the most popular athlete among the Italian fans: Alberto Tomba, who celebrated his first of three wins in Madonna di Campiglio right 30 years ago.
“Milan is a traditional location for our 3Tre on Tour – said 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci, - and this time we have the opportunity to organize it in a special location like the Mediaset TV studios. I am sure we will live a night of passion and great atmosphere, along with the many Milan’s friends of our location that never miss a chance to make us feel their warmth and love for 3Tre”.
Saturday 18 November 2017
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A magic evening at Palazzo della Loggia where Madonna di Campiglio’s event fascinated with its history and plenty of former top-skiers: Giorgio Rocca, Ivano Edalini and “Dada” Merighetti
With five weeks to the Ski Alpine FIS World Cup’s Night Slalom, the 3Tre reinforced its feeling with the city of Brescia. Yesterday, Friday 17 November, at Palazzo della Loggia, a large attendance of ski fans and media representatives gave a hearty welcome to the “3Tre on Tour” promotional stage. The Mayor of Brescia Emilio del Bono did the honors while the Organizing Committee President Lorenzo Conci commended the contribution in promoting Madonna di Campiglio and its exciting slalom to be held on December 22nd.
Proud of its past idols joining the special evening - Ivano Edalini, 3Tre winner in 1986 on the Canalone Miramonti’s slope, and Daniela Merighetti – Brescia displayed a strong link with the alpine ski and Madonna di Campiglio. “I’ll never forget my 3Tre victory – Edalini explained – because I really felt at home that time. Everything is special there: the place, the public… you don’t need to watch the screen once your race is over, listening the people shouting is enough to realize if your performance was good or bad”.
Exactly 30 years after Alberto Tomba’s first win, Campiglio will celebrate “La Bomba” with many initiatives, with hopes to eventually celebrate another Italian winner although. “I also wish this happening – Giorgio Rocca, 3Tre testimonial and last Italian winner in 2005, said in Brescia - . It would be amazing in the Olympic year”.
Monday 13 November 2017
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The promotional tournée of the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup night slalom continues on Thursday November 16th and Friday 17th with many guest stars: Ivano Edalini, Daniela Merighetti and the 3Tre testimonial Giorgio Rocca
Levi’s slalom kicked off the 2018 Audi FIS Alpine Men’s Ski World Cup season with a two-week delay due to the cancellation of the Giant Slalom in Sölden. With the success claimed in Finland, 2014 3Tre’s winner Felix Neureuther sent out a notice to Henrik Kristoffersen and Marcel Hirscher: the German athlete must be considered as one of top guns for Madonna di Campiglio’s night slalom of Friday December 22th on the Canalone Miramonti.
With less than six weeks to go to the 64th 3Tre, the organizers are committed on two sides: the preparation of a glamorous sport event and the running promotional tournée that continue with two further stops, Thursday November 16th at the Audi Zentrum in Bologna (7pm CET) and Friday 17th at the Salone Vanvitelliano of the Brescia town hall (6.30pm CET).
3Tre on Tour’s stages scheduled in Bologna and Brescia will ensure strong emotions thanks to the attendance of former top skiers such as 3Tre Giorgio Rocca (the last Italian winner in 2005), Ivano Edalini (1986 winner) and Daniela Merighetti, beside 3Tre's tradition and historical heritage’s storytelling by Paolo Luconi Bisti.
Saturday 4 November 2017
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On Wednesday November 8th, Madonna di Campiglio’s ski classic will be in in Germany for a promotional event at the Audi Dome during the game between Bayern Basketball and Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
After Rome, Munich: the 3Tre on Tour moves across the national borders in its scope of promoting the 64th edition of the Madonna di Campiglio’s event, the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup night slalom taking place on Friday December 22nd on the legendary Canalone Miramonti slope. On Wednesday November 8th, 3Tre will be in Germany for a public occasion organized by the Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena Tourism Board, in cooperation with Bayern München Basketball, Trentino Marketing and Garda Trentino SpA.
The Arena of the Bavarian club, coached by Aleksandr “Sasa” Djordjevic, will host this stage of the 3Tre on Tour, within the 2-year partnership sealed by Bayern München Basketball, Trentino and Madonna di Campiglio.
The occasion will be provided by the EuroCup game between Bayern München Basketball and Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia: in the 2nd half, during the break between third and fourth quarter, the Audi Dome spectators will be entertained by a special game “inspired” to the ski slalom. In addition, some lucky fans will have the chance to win a holiday weekend in Madonna di Campiglio.
A long-time connection exists between Madonna di Campiglio and Munich, particularly in sports. Indeed, Munich gave birth to no less than two 3Tre winners: the Olympic Champion in Calgary 1988, Marina Kiehl was successful in Campiglio in 1984, whilst Felix Neureuther was proclaimed king of the 3Tre three seasons ago, winning ahead of fellow German Fritz Dopfer.
Meantime, on Thursday November 2nd, the 3Tre on Tour stopped in Valle di Ledro, Trentino, for an event at the the Chalet “Al Faggio”, with the participation of 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci, Ledro’s Mayor Renato Girardi, the President of Valle di Ledro consortium, Maria Demadonna, the President of Trentino’s Italian National Olympic Committee, Paola Mora, Mario Tonina of Trento’s Provincial Council, and Michele Segalla, assessor for the environment of the Valle Alto Garda e Ledro district. The audience also showed great enthusiasm for the presence of the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup trophy, a regular “guest” of the 3Tre on Tour.
Wednesday 25 October 2017
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On Tuesday October 31st, “3Tre on Tour” will be back in Rome to present the 64th 3Tre together with the last Italian winner to date
As in 2016, Rome is among the stages of the “3Tre on Tour”, the promotional tour of the AUDI FIS Alpine Ski World Cup night slalom that will set the now on fire on Friday December 22nd on legendary Madonna di Campiglio’s Canalone Miramonti. 3Tre will return to the Ethernal City on Tuesday October 31st, at the prestigious Theodoli-Bianchelli palace, just a few steps away from the Italian Parliament, a year after the vernissage in the enchanting Villa Torlonia.
3Tre’s testimonial Giorgio Rocca will be the star of the night in Roma: the latest Italian winner to date on the Canalone Miramonti will provide his inside view on one of the most popular sports events in Italy, gathering thousands of fans on the slopes and in front of the TV screens.
“Such important and prestigious fixtures are key to establish and strengthen the 3Tre and Madonna di Campiglio brands - explains Loredana Bonazza, 3Tre’s Marketing and Communication Responsible and coordinator of the 3Tre on Tour. - We have decided to come back to Rome with Giorgio Rocca, a champion whose feats left unforgettable memories to all of the 3Tre fans.”
Monday 16 October 2017
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The promotional tour of the FIS World Cup Night Slalom in Madonna di Campiglio continues in the Emilia region on Friday October 20th, with the former Italian National Team’s speed athlete as guest star
The “3Tre on Tour” continues: after the opening event at the Festival “Internazionale” in Ferrara, on Friday September 29th, the 64th 3Tre’s promotional tour will add another fixture in the Emilia region on Friday October 20th. Piacenza will host the second event of the “3Tre on Tour”, that will also stop in the next weeks in Rome, Bologna, Milan, Trentino, before crossing the Italian national borders to Germany, for a special moment at the Audi Dome in Munich, the Arena of the Bayern München Basketball guided by Sasa Djordjevic.
On Friday (8:00 PM CET), in Piacenza’s Chiesa del Carmelo, the 2017 edition of the Classic World Cup will be presented, barely two months ahead of the traditional night slalom of Friday December 22nd. Former Italian National Team athlete Daniela Merighetti will be the event’s guest star: a high-level speed skier for many years, “Dada” called it quits on her career in 2016 after a severe knee injury the 2016 St. Moritz downhill.
“The 3Tre on Tour is quickly becoming a tradition: in the next two months we will bring the 3Tre universe to a bunch of location in Trentino, in Italy and beyond - 3Tre’s Committee President Lorenzo Conci explained. – The 3Tre on Tour is a big commitment, but also gives us a lot of satisfaction. We have to credit our partners, starting with the Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena Tourism Board, for helping us to make it possible”.
Tuesday 10 October 2017
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The tickets for the Madonna di Campiglio World Cup night slalom of Friday December 22nd are now available. Last year, over 15.000 people collected on the Canalone Miramonti slope. The event will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Alberto Tomba’s first win
With 20 days to go to the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup traditional opener, the Giant Slalom in Soelden (Austria), the White Circus atmosphere can be breathed also in Madonna di Campiglio, where on Friday December 22nd the 64th 3Tre will be staged with the traditional World Cup Night Slalom, one of the most anticipated rounds of the whole circuit.
As usual, a special event will take place in the Pearl of Dolomites, with the greatest stars at the start, including two-time defending champion Henrik Kristoffersen and 5-time World Cup king Marcel Hirscher. In addition, the 64th 3Tre will celebrate yet another important anniversary: the 30 years of Alberto Tomba’s triumph on the legendary Canalone Miramonti.
It is already possible for ski fans to secure their spots by the Canalone Miramonti slope from Monday October 9th. The online ticket pre-sales are open (CLICK HERE): the Area Nord (on the right side of the slope) and Area Sud (on the left side) will come at 17 euro, whilst the Tribuna 3Tre of 1000 seats will be available at 32 euro. Last year over 15000 fans surrounded the Canalone Miramonti and this year the several ticket requests received in the 3Tre HQ are evidence of the great enthusiasm for the 64th edition of the Classic night slalom.
“The 3Tre’s organization has been underway for some time already, but when we open the ticket sales it’s when you realize the event is coming for real – 3Tre Committee President Lorenzo Conci said. – After the celebration for the 50 years of the World Cup and the 40 years of the Valanga Azzurra hat-trick in Campiglio, this time we will remember the first Alberto Tomba win here: with December 22nd coming on Friday, we hope many of the people who were obstacle by the mid-week fixture in recent years to finally seize the opportunity, and experience in first person the unique atmosphere of the Canalone Miramonti”.
Saturday 30 September 2017
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The first appointment of the promotional tour, at the Festival “Internazionale” in Ferrara, entertained the public with the memories of Alberto Tomba’s victories in Campiglio, and the suggestions of alpinist Fausto de Stefani, both originary from plain lands who went a long way to conquer the mountains
In beautiful Ferrara, even more lively with the Festival “Internazionale” underway, Madonna di Campiglio’s 3Tre held its first public meeting in view of the 64th edition of Friday December 22nd. Indeed, Ferrara hosted the first stage of the 2017 3Tre on Tour, held at the Spazio Crema on Friday September 29th, organized in cooperation with Montura, partner of Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena tourism board.
The event was centered on the main theme of the 2017 3Tre: the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Alberto Tomba’s first victory on the Canalone Miramonti, in his breakout 1987 season. The story of Tomba and 3Tre took life with the images curated by Paolo Luconi Bisti and the words of journalist Leo Turrini, who stressed how some of the most unforgettable moments of Alberto’s sports career took place right in Madonna di Campiglio.
Part of what made Tomba unique were his origins: Alberto was a native of Bologna, a city on level ground, and from there he made the long way to the top of the White Circus. Another special guest of the event, Italian alpinist Fausto De Stefani (the sixth man in the World to reach all of the over 8000 mt peaks in the World), has a similar story, hailing from Mantova. “Alberto somehow marked the ‘revenge’ of those coming from the city and plain territory, who were kind of overlooked when it came to mountains and winter sports.”
“Events like today’s demostrate how a character like Alberto Tomba is still able to bring excitement at any level,” 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci said. “In 2017, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first win in Campiglio in a unique way, also with a special event on the race’s eve, Thursday December 21st. And we hope Alberto will join us for that, too.”
Tuesday 5 September 2017
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Venerdì 22 Dicembre gli assi del circo bianco si daranno battaglia nello slalom notturno del Canalone Miramonti. Campiglio celebra il trentennale dal primo trionfo di Alberto Tomba
Per la quarta stagione consecutiva, la 3Tre di Madonna di Campiglio tornerà ad ospitare nella serata di Venerdì 22 Dicembre lo slalom speciale notturno di Coppa del Mondo di Sci Alpino (1a Manche ore 17.45, 2a Manche 20.45). L’appuntamento nella “Perla delle Dolomiti” è considerato una classica del “Circo Bianco”. Presente nel calendario di Coppa del Mondo sin dalla prima stagione (1966/1967), lo slalom del Canalone Miramonti ha visto trionfare negli anni campioni del calibro di Gustav Thoeni, Piero Gros, Ingemar Stenmark (plurivincitore della manifestazione), Phil Mahre, Alberto Tomba, Bode Miller, Giorgio Rocca, Ivica Kostelic, Marcel Hirscher ed Henrik Kristoffersen, quest’ultimo autore di uno splendido bis consecutivo nelle ultime due edizioni.
Anche quest’anno, in occasione della 64a edizione dell’appuntamento di Campiglio, sarà il Canalone Miramonti il teatro del duello natalizio tra gli assi dei “rapid gates”: progettata nel 1940 da Bruno Detassis, la pista è estremamente tecnica e tra le più impegnative di tutto il calendario di Coppa del Mondo, caratterizzata da continui cambi di pendenza e da una lunghezza di 610 metri. Il cancelletto di partenza è sistemato a 1725 m di altitudine, mentre il traguardo è posto a quota 1545 m, per un dislivello totale di 180 m, una pendenza media del 27% e una pendenza massima del 60%.
Dodici anni, tanto tempo è trascorso dall’ultima affermazione italiana a Madonna di Campiglio: nel 2005 fu Giorgio Rocca il più veloce nelle due manche del Canalone davanti al finlandese Kalle Palander e alla leggenda austriaca Benni Raich. Quest’anno, l’ex atleta livignasco, testimonial della 3Tre, si augura di cedere il testimone a un connazionale: da Stefano Gross a Manfred Moelgg, passando per il Campione Olimpico di Vancouver 2010 Giuliano Razzoli, la squadra italiana di slalom ha tutta l’intenzione di presentarsi agguerrita ai nastri di partenza, al cospetto delle numerose stelle straniere. Il duello annunciato è quello tra Henrik Kristoffersen, alla ricerca di uno splendido tris che lo consegnerebbe definitivamente alla storia di Campiglio, e l’asso di Coppa Marcel Hirscher, vincitore delle ultime sei “sfere di cristallo”, ma sempre piegato in Trentino dal rivale norvegese.
Sport ma non solo: la 3Tre è da sempre legata ai miti senza tempo che hanno contribuito ad accrescerne il suo fascino. Dopo le celebrazioni del cinquantennale di storia della Coppa del Mondo e del quarantennale dalla leggendaria tripletta della Valanga Azzurra nel 1976 (1° Fausto Radici, 2° Piero Gros, 3° Gustav Thoeni), Madonna di Campiglio quest’anno festeggerà un’altra importante ricorrenza, il trentennale dal primo dei tre trionfi a firma di Alberto Tomba.
Monday 10 July 2017
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Madonna di Campiglio’s World Cup night slalom presented during the AS Roma’s summer training camp. Italian skier Stefano Gross, third last year on the Canalone Miramonti, invited Alessandro Florenzi and the “giallorossi” to live the show from the inside on December 22nd
The 64th edition of Madonna di Campiglio’s 3Tre, the iconic FIS World Cup night slalom of December 22nd, is still five months away, but the Italian event enjoyed its first massive showup on Monday July 10th. For once, no boots, wind jackets an wool hats. Only scarves, but strictly in yellow and red colors.
The AS Roma summer training camp in Pinzolo offered to 3Tre the opportunity for the first public moment of the year: the team managed by Eusebio Di Francesco has been working in Val Rendena since Saturday July 7th, finding ideal conditions to kick off a new season packed with ambitions.
On Monday night, 3Tre took the stage in Pinzolo, joined by a special guest. Stefano Gross, the Italian slalom specialist, third placed in Madonna di Campiglio in 2016 (first Italian podium on the Canalone Miramonti since Giorgio Rocca’s success in 2005) has come back to Val Rendena to tell about his magic night, and to welcome on the stage As Roma’s midfielder Alessandro Florenzi along with former Campiglio-born skier Paolo Pangrazzi.
Gross and Pangrazzi officially invited Florenzi and the whole team and fans to live the experience of the December 22nd slalom in Madonna di Campiglio: this year, 3Tre celebrates 30 years of Alberto Tomba’s first success on the Canalone Miramonti, in 1987.
Florenzi received from Gross and Pangrazzi a special pair of skis, colored in yellow and red colors and customized with the 3Tre Logo.
Thursday 22 December 2016
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Kristoffersen first, Hirscher second, Italy third
Spectacular 3Tre in Madonna di Campiglio dominated by the Norwegian over the Austrian. Stefano Gross claims the third step of the podium, but the Italian party is completed by Moelgg’s fourth place and Thaler’s ninth. Sixteen-thousand fans celebrate on the Canalone Miramonti
Henrik Kristoffersen stronger than anyone else, even a strongly-motivated Marcel Hirscher, who has to delay the appointment with his 20th World Cup slalom success: the Norwegian was a deserving winner of 3Tre, after being the fastest after both runs, claiming the second success in a row in Madonna di Campiglio. It might be just the beginning, considering that he is only 22. Only two athletes could win this race twice in a row before, and they were named Ingemar Stenmark and Alberto Tomba, two authentic icons of alpine ski.
Stefano Gross was stronger than the suffering for a painful back on the run to a wonderful third place, first italian on the podium after an eleven-year drought – from Giorgio Rocca’s success in 2005. “Sometimes – the athlete from Trentino said – what looks impossible suddenly becomes real. The magic atmosphere of Campiglio and the extraordinary push by the public gave me strenght. Such a result can change a whole season, particularly with all the big slalom appointments in store in January.”
The 3Tre verdict is clear. Kristoffersen and Hirscher belong to a different dimension, but behind them there is a beautiful Italy, with three athletes in the top ten after an exciting and tense second run. In addition to Gross, Manfred Moelgg claimed a beautiful and convincing fourth place. And then, the ninth place for evergreen Patrick Thaler. There is nothing better to make the happiness of 16.000 people explode, in the memory of that fantastic Italian hat-trick of 40 years ago in Madonna di Campiglio. Radici first, Gros second, Thoeni third.
The emotion was great, just like the satisfaction of the organizing committee: such a beautiful 3Tre was the best way to honor the 50th anniversary of the FIS World Cup, of whom the 3Tre has been part all the way – and hopefully for much longer. The Campiglio’s organizing committee gave its best to prepare a perfect field of play, in spite of the lack of snowfalls. After a night like this, the snow will eventually come.
Marcel Hirscher leaves Campiglio satisfied, despite the near miss: “I was a little sick these last few days, and I can’t feel disappointed about a second place in such a high-level race.” Kristoffersen has that happy-go-lucky look of a youngster who has fun in surprising the World, time after time: “Being in the list of those who won twice in a row here is a feat I still need to prove myself worthy of.” The two giants of slalom had nothing more to say, except that they are happy and eager to go back home to enjoy a serene Christmas. And to return to Campiglio in exactly a year: December 22nd, 2017.
Thursday 22 December 2016
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“SciVolando con stile” brought together in Campiglio the top athletes of the slalom from 40 years ago: Thoeni, Gros, the wife of Radici, Cotelli, and the trainers of that unforgettable Italian team
Tonight, 3Tre will write another chapter of its history on the Canalone Miramonti (runs at 17,45 and 20,45), in the fiftieth year of the FIS World Cup, of which it was part of already in the first edition. Instead, the event of last night in a crowded Salone Hofer is a part of the history of 3Tre, and of ski as a whole. “SciVolando con Stile”, the cultural event preceding 3Tre (as will happen with Marcialonga), provided for emotions, smiles and even some tears, communicating to everyone – and youngsters, in particular – the fascination of a more romantic era of our sport, even more worthy to be remembered.
“The slalom with long skis and fixed poles was harmony, now with short skis and rapid gates is power. I liked it more before,” the technical director of the Valanga Azzurra, Mario Cotelli, said. The protagonists of the historical 1976 all-Italian podium were back in Campiglio for a night, 40 years later: Fausto Radici first, Piero Gros second, Gustav Thoeni third. Only late Radici could not attend the revival, but his wife Elena did: “My husband was part of a fantastic group, that was a very important part of his too-short life,” she said with visible commotion.
Such fantastic group was all there, including the trainers, witnesses of an incredible rise. “Early on – Oreste Peccedi said – we were weak, and they used to accommodate us in mediocre hotels, but that helped us to create our “magic circle”. So, when we became important, and they offered us luxury accommodations, we used to say: no, thanks. We are good with where we have always been.”
It was a team, a real team: protagonists and friends, sane competition with no envies. “I am a quite person, but I got angry every once in a while, when things didn’t go to plan – Gustav Thoeni explained – but our relationship has always been solid.” On his own, Piero Gros was almost astonished seeing the video of that famous 3Tre, and his anger in the moment he realized Radici had taken victory away from him. “I had never seen that image – he told – it was a moment of anger, but it was not against Fausto, to whom I was very close. When you are young, you can’t control certain emotions.”
The night was also dedicated to style, and the Italian fashion on skis that affirmed itself along with the rise of the Valanga Azzurra. Silvana Spadafora, the founder of Silvy Tricot, one of the apparel partners of the Valanga, voiced her own experience: “We weren’t just partners or suppliers, we were feeling part of that amazing group. That’s how a history of success happens."
Thursday 22 December 2016
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After yesterday’s public bib draw aired on live streaming, today the fans will be able to interact during the race with the official hashtag #3Tre
Web 2.0 is booming, also in alpine ski. Taking part in an event has become so much more than just attending: it’s about commenting, interacting, discussing.
An historical event like 3Tre could not just stand looking in front of the revolution: tonight, for th first time, the bib draw in Piazza Righi in Madonna di Campiglio was live streamed on Facebook Live on the OnSportLive page.
Obviously, the social experience continues during today’s night slalom: all the fans, on the spot or in front of their TV, will be able to follow the updates and post comments on the social networks with the official hashtag #3Tre. In addition, the best and most interesting posts will be published on the Canalone Miramonti’s maxi-screens, rewarding the most original fans with a moment of “celebrity”.
All the excitement of 3Tre is about to spread all over the net!
Thursday 22 December 2016
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The Norwegian got the fastest time in the first half of Campiglio’s night slalom, but Hirscher is close to the leader. Gross fourth and Moelgg fifth: two Italians can have the podium within reach. Disappointed Neureuther: first down and first out of the race
The 3Tre in Madonna di Campiglio is living up to all the expectations for a great race. The first run of the World Cup Night slalom provided the first upset just a few seconds into the race, with #1 Felix Neureuther immediately out after hitting a pole: no glory for the 2014 3Tre winner. On the other hand, last year’s winner Henrik Kristoffersen clearly showed that Val d’Isere’s performance was not only an exploit, closing the run on the top of the standings in 48.00, 23 hundreths ahead of Marcel Hirscher. “I wasn’t super-fast afterwards, but there’s room to do better in the 2nd run”, the Norwegian warned.
The most expected duel remains the main theme of the race before the ultimate showdown at 20.45. But the Italians are also in the run for glory: Stefano Gross forgot the pain in the pack, and stopped the clock on 48.59, just an inch better than Manfred Moelgg, 48.61: just behind Swede Andre Myhrer (48.49), the two Italians are currently fourth and fifth respectively.
Gross has several good runs to his name in Campiglio: last year he was third at half race but could not keep the position in the second. “The crowd boosted me a lot – he said – even though I didn’t have good training in the last few days and I couldn’t feel totally confident as a consequence. However. I want to play my cards and attack to try for the podium.”
Veteran Patrick Thaler also reached the top-10 (ninth, 48.75), whilst Naoki Yuasa (48.72) exceeded expectations with his eight position, sending back the memory to his 2012 third place in Campiglio.
Disappointing display for Giuliano Razzoli, started with number 22, whose errors in the final part disrupted all the good he had made before: all different story from last year’s fourth place. Anyway, the slope is holding up very well, rewarding the huge work by Adriano Alimonta and his staff to provide the 63rd 3Tre with an excellent battlefield to celebrate the event and the 50th anniversary of the World Cup, in spite of the lack of natural snowing. The huge crowd on the Canalone Miramonti clearly says that: it’s another successful night for Madonna di Campiglio.
Wednesday 21 December 2016
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The German, 3Tre winner in 2014, will be first down the Canalone Miramonti, preceding World Cup leader Hirscher. Italian Stefano Gross is number 4, 7 for reigning champion Kristoffersen
Once again, the 3Tre Madonna di Campiglio bib draw has been a lucky one for Germany. After Fritz Dopfer had started with the #1 bib on the last two occasions, tomorrow – December 22nd – it will be time for 2014 3Tre winner Felix Neureuther to get things going.
The 32-year-old German will precede World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher and fellow Austrian Marco Schwarz, who was a surprising third at last year’s 3Tre. Stefano Gross, number 4, will be the first Italian at the start, whilst defending champion Henrik Kristoffersen picked the number 7 ball.
Lucky draw for Italian experienced Patrick Thaler and Manfred Moelgg, who grabbed bibs #8 and #9 respectively. Another much expected athlete, Frenchman Alexis Pinturault will start with number 11.
Making the course for the two runs tomorrow (17.45 and 20.45) will be Simone Del Dio (France) and Jacques Theolier (Sweden).
Tuesday 20 December 2016
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Tomorrow night on the Canalone Miramonti (live on TV), the Fis Ski World Cup celebrates its 50 years with the challenge between Hirscher and Kristoffersen, and an ambitious Italian team hoping to imitate the 1976 Valanga Azzurra…
The Golden Age of the “Valanga Azzurra” will not return, even though Gustav Thoeni, Piero Gros and Mario Cotelli are back in Madonna di Campiglio to remember those memorable days and the 50 years of the Audi Fis World Cup. Half a century has passed, and the White Circus is still here, in the Pearl of the Dolomites, for the spectacular night slalom of tomorrow, Thursday December 22nd (1st run at 17,45, 2nd run at 20,45).
Even with shortage of snow, Campiglio and the Val Rendena will present its beauties to the whole World, live on TV: the Canalone Miramonti slope has been perfectly prepared for the challenge among the rapid gates’ champions. In an historical night, Marcel Hirscher hopes to make history himself, gunning for the 20th career slalom victory on a slope on which already was first (2012) and second (last year, when he was also involuntary protagonist of the drone crash episode).
The Austrian, leader of the World Cup standings, will have to face off Henrik Kristoffersen, the Norwegian who won in 2015, but another top athlete like German Felix Neureuther can’t be counted out, as well as the Italians: 40 years after the famous 1976 hat-trick (Radici first, Gros second, Thoeni third), an Italian podium would be the best way to send the fans home happy for Christmas.
Manfred Moelgg (currently fourth in the slalom World Cup standings) looks to have the best shot for the Azzurri, but Giuliano Razzoli, Stefano Gross (both battling injuries), Tommaso Sala and Patrick Thaler will also be racing with hopes. The fans travelling to Madonna di Campiglio will be counting on them to bring Italy back to the podium. The Valanga Azzurra is long gone, and so is Alberto Tomba, but eleven years have passed since Giorgio Rocca’s victory (the last of an Italian at 3Tre in the World Cup), and every drought must be broken – sooner or later.
Let the show begin…
Monday 19 December 2016
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December 19th, 1976: exactly forty years ago, Fausto Radici, Piero Gros and Gustav Thoeni clinched an all-Italian podium on the Canalone Miramonti
The sky was grey and looming on that December 19th 1976 in Madonna di Campiglio. Light snow was falling on the Canalone Miramonti, where the race was still run with daylight: the spotlights of the night slalom were still a long way to go. And still, that day was due to become one of the shiniest of the Italian alpine ski’s history.
Forty years ago, the Valanga Azzurra made the fans in Madonna di Campiglio scream of joy, taking all of the three podium positions at 3Tre. Fausto Radici, Piero Gros, Gustav Thoeni, in the order. Rounding out the celebration were the 7th place of Franco Bieler and the best time of the second run for youngster Paolo De Chiesa.
The azzurri were already ahead of the field after the first descent, but it was Pierino Gros leading with 60 hundreths of second on Radici and 83 on Thoeni. For once, 3Tre was not the race of Ingemar Stenmark, eighth and uneasy on the course drafted by the Italian slalom team’s trainer, Alfons Thoma.
In the second run, the first 15 bibs’ order was inverted: Fausto Radici came down with the best time. Then it was up to Stenmark, who tried too hard to come back and ultimately missed a gate. Thoeni was next, but was not fast enough in the final part, and was behind Radici by 42 hundredths. In the attempt of managing his advantage, Piero Gros saw victory come away from him for a mere 4 hundredths. So it was the day of Fausto Radici, and of the Italian ski as a whole. It was the last Italian hat-trick of that golden era.
The reality and meaning of the Valanga Azzurra is explained by the words of Mario Cotelli, Technical Director of that group: “We weren’t realizing it at the time, we didn’t actually understand how big were the things we were doing. The Valanga was a social phenomenon. It was something for the Italians to cheer about, and forget about the austerity, and the political and economic issues.“
In spite of an encouraging start of the season for the Italian ski team, particularly among women, repeating the 1976 exploit sounds like a dream, rather than a goal. Nevertheless, the Italian fans are hoping for Gross, Razzoli, Moelgg, Thaler & Co. to return on the Canalone Miramonti podium every time they come to Madonna di Campiglio to take place by the Canalone Miramonti, one of the World’s slalom temples since 1967, the inception of the FIS World Cup 50 years ago.
On the night of December 21st, the main protagonists of that day – Cotelli, Gros and Thoeni, along with late Fausto Radici’s wife, Elena – will be special guests of the SciVolando con Stile talk show at the Salone Hofer in Madonna di Campiglio. On Thursday, instead, they will be in the parterre, looking at those who will try to imitate their feats (1st run at 17.45, 2nd run at 20.45, tickets on the official website and at the Funivie Campiglio ticket offices). Hoping to live another memorable day: after all, Canalone Miramonti has always been a special place to make history.
Monday 19 December 2016
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After the incredible record from a year ago (444 TV contacts on the “drone night”), Thursday’s slalom is about to conquer the Asian fans: live on Chinese CCTV
Coming off the amazing record of TV visibility (444 million contacts) scored last year, partly due to the drone that crashed on the slope during Marcel Hirscher’s run, Madonna di Campiglio’s 3Tre is ready to show itself up again to the whole World.
On Thursday night (first run at 17.45, second run at 20.45) the TV cameras airing from the Canalone Miramonti slope will offer another exciting show in one of the Classic and most popular races of the FIS Alpine World Cup. The slope has been modified in the final part, adding more thrill while also leaving more room for the spectators in the parterre area and providing a unique view on the champions skiing their way down, supported by the cheering fans.
The TV coverage will once again be on the global stage. The event strenghtens its worldwide popularity, with China joining the number of Nations who will follow the race live, broadcast for the first time by national TV CCTV. The race will be aired live also in Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan and Usa, plus the Eurosport diffusion in the European and Asian Continents. News and magazines will be broadcast in practically all the Countries in Europe.
The Canalone Miramonti is ready for the show, carefully prepped by the technical team thanks to the snow cannons that made up for the lack of natural snowing. Today, light snow came down from the sky in Campiglio, but nothing major. The weather forecast is better for the next two days, with sun and stable temperatures predicted.
Whilte insiders and fans are reaching the Pearl of the Dolomites, a special eve is in the cards for this special 3Tre, celebrating both the 50th anniversary of the FIS World Cup (of which 3Tre was part already in the first edition), and 40 years of the unforgettable hat-trick by the Valanga Azzurra. Gustav Thoeni and Piero Gros (along with the widow of late Fausto Radici), along with the then Italian Team’s technical director Mario Cotelli, will be special guests of the evening event at the Salone Hofer, “SciVolando con stile” (starting at 20,00) to talk about the story of those memorable years, and the way in which the ski popularity revolutionized the winter technical apparel’s style.
Those willing to meet directly the 3Tre protagonists will have the opportunity to do that at 19.00, with the public bib draw, that will also be streamed live on the Facebook Page OnSportLive.
Friday 16 December 2016
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The slope passed with the FIS snow control with full grades. Technical Director Alimonta: “The best snow surface we have had in years.” A different tracking line for the night slalom
The photos of the last few days were quite reassuring for the 3Tre fans and insiders, but it’s now official: the Canalone Miramonti passed with full grades the FIS snow control, the on-slope recognition run by the International Federation a few days in advance of the race. Indeed, in spite of another winter short of snow (so far), the white layer covering the 3Tre’s iconic slope already looks in ideal conditions for the night slalom of December 22nd (1st run 17.45, 2nd run 20.45, tickets on www.3trecampiglio.it and at the Funivie Campiglio ticket offices).
Explaining the secrets of this “pre- Christmas miracle” is Adriano Alimonta, 3Tre Technical Director - as well as President of the Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena Tourism Board: “Despite the lack of snowfalls, the Canalone Miramonti is looking the best it has been in at least four years. Funivie Campiglio did a huge work in producing snow in the last few weeks, and we made our part using some special methods for distributing it: the result is a very good base that we will refine on Sunday and Monday. Let’s hope the weather does not affect our plans… but we feel very confident.”
The first important test was run by the Italian and Swedish national teams, who trained on the Canalone Miramonti earlier in the week: “I have spoken to the athletes and trainer Stefano Costazza, and they confirmed the good feedbacks on the slope: more stable temperature, new technical solutions and the experience we earned from seasons short of snow put us in the position to set up a top-level slope, even with almost no natural snow".
Among the most experienced and respected technical directors in the White Circus, Alimonta anticipated some interesting novelties on the slalom’s course: “Together with FIS, we opted to be very aggressive and choose a highly-spectacular solution. The race line will exploit the whole width of the slope, to provide two varied runs with several changes of direction, and enhancing the five changes in gradient, the last one positioned just a few metres away of the finish. It will be a breathtaking 3Tre, down to the final pole.”
Wednesday 14 December 2016
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In Trento the preview of SciVolando con stile, the talk show focused on the Valanga Azzurra and their influence on winter sports style, that renews the cooperation between two major Trentino’s events, 3Tre and Marcialonga
Success in sports is – also – a matter of style. Today even more than in the past, successes are often not enough to stick in the memory and the heart of people. Great champions are those whose personality an charisma go well beyond the standings, those great characters that become icons of their time, whose influence can be felt in different areas of the society. In their fantastic histories, events like 3Tre - Madonna di Campiglio and Marcialonga saw plenty of those champions, but the Valanga Azzurra certainly occupies a special place in the heart of Winter Sports’ fans.
The Valanga will be the main theme of the new edition of SciVolando, the talk show on sports and culture promoted by 3Tre and Marcialonga, whose headine this year is “SciVolando con Stile”. The event was presented in a special preview on Wednesday December 14th at the Gallerie di Piedicastello in Trento. The influence of Valanga Azzurra and the great ski champions on ski and elegance on the snow will be at the center of the two shows, that will be taking place on the eve of the two major events: Mercoledì 21 Dicembre at the Salone Hofer in Madonna di Campiglio, just before the 3Tre, and Friday January 27th, 2017 in Vigo di Fassa, during the opening ceremony of Marcialonga.
Attending the preview in Trento were Trentino’s Sports and Culture Assessor Tiziano Mellarini, Trento Historical Museum’s Director Giuseppe Ferrandi, as well as the presidents of 3Tre and Marcialonga, Lorenzo Conci and Angelo Corradini, who spoke about the extensive commitment carried by their committees to organize the biggest events in Trentino, once again connected in the name of sports culture.
History also took the stage, with Paolo Luconi Bisti and Enzo Macor, and the voice of former Azzurri like Carlo Senoner, Ivo Mahlknecht and Franco Nones.
In a week, in the beautiful Salone Hofer in Madonna di Campiglio at 20.00, journalist Marco di Marco will anchor the first issue of SciVolando con Stile, whose special guests will be Piero Gros and Gustav Thoeni, second and third at 3Tre 40 years ago, in 1976, when the Italian national team dominated all of the three podium positions. First on that day was late Fausto Radici, whose memory will be brought by his wife Elena.
Along with them there will be Mario Cotelli, the trainer of that memorable group that influenced so strongly the way the Italians saw the mountain and the winter sports in general.
SciVolando is created and organized by Roberta Bonazza in collaboration with Susanna Sieff, supported by the organizing committees of 3Tre and Marcialonga. Collaborating to the project are also the municipalities of Pinzolo, Tre Ville and Vigo di Fassa, and the Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino.
Tuesday 13 December 2016
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The Italian National Slalom Team guided by Stefano Costazza, as well as Myhrer and Hargin’s Sweden are in Madonna di Campiglio on December 13 and 14 as key setup for the night slalom of December 22nd
Nine days to the big night in Campiglio, and you can feel the excitement. The whole town is preparing for December 22nd 3Tre, while the Canalone Miramonti slope already looks in very good shape: under Adriano Alimonta’s care, the slope preparation is already advanced, and the snow will be perfect as usual for the two runs of next Thurday’s night slalom (1st run 17.45, 2nd run 20.45, tickets on www.3trecampiglio.it and at Funivie Campiglio’s ticket offices).
But in Campiglio they have more than just World Cup atmosphere: they also got World Cup athletes. On Monday December 12th, the Italy’s and Sweden’s National slalom teams have arrived in the Pearl of the Dolomites, to train on the Canalone Miramonti on Tuesday and Wednesday as setup for the upcoming 3Tre fixture.
In particular, the Italian team guided by trainer Stefano Costazza is expected to make a first training on Tuesday night at 17.30 under the spotlights – so to reproduce the same visibility conditions they will experience in a few days in the crowded Miramonti – and a second one at 8 AM on Wednesday. Taking part to the camp are seven athletes, the most likely to take the start for the Azzurri on December 22nd: Giuliano Razzoli, Stefano Gross, Patrick Thaler, Manfred Moelgg, Tommaso Sala, Riccardo Tonetti and Andrea Ballerin. In those runs they will be sharing the gates with the Swedish slalom specialists, starting with Andrè Myhrer and Mattias Hargin.
“The slope is very good conditions, with a good solid snow,” trainer Stefano Costazza explained, “there is definitely room to make some very good work. We won’t obviously ski on the same line of the race, but I sll believe these two days will give us some valuable indications in the view of 3Tre.”
Meantime, tomorrow night – Wednesday December 14th at 6 PM – at the Gallerie di Piedicastello in Trento, a preview of the talk show SciVolando con Stile – organized in collaboration between 3Tre e Marcialonga – will be held.
In attendance at the event will be 3Tre and Marcialonga’s Presidents, Lorenzo Conci and Angelo Corradini, and former World Cup athletes such as Carlo Senoner, Franco Nones and Ivo Mahlknecht.
Tuesday 13 December 2016
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Monday 12 December 2016
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Even more than in recent past, a number of companies from different branches have believed in the event, bringing in contents and prestige to the slalom Classic. Bonapace: “A very good sign”
In its history, 3Tre and Madonna di Campiglio have always been bywords for glamour and media attention, and also a much-cherished stage for sponsors. In the golden years of legend Alberto Tomba, a big number of Italian and international brands were constant and important realities in the White Circus, and at the Canalone Miramonti classic in particular.
Italian and World ski are yet to find another Tomba, but still the amount of interest surrounding the 63rd edition of 3Tre, taking place on Thursday December 22nd, clearly speaks about the rising appeal of the Italian slalom. A number of brands and realities are showing to believe in the 3Tre event, returned to the World Cup calendar on permanent basis last year, and in many cases they are doing it by investing in on-field activities, motivated by the significant attendance expected every year in the Pearl of the Dolomites.
Main sponsor of the FIS World Cup and Premium Partner of Madonna di Campiglio, Audi will place its “Audi Hub” in Piazza Brenta Alta from December 20th to January 6th, where it will also showcase its special racing car engineered for the 24 hours of Le Mans, the exclusive R18. In addition, the snow cat “Snowlicious” will supply food, refreshments and entertainment on the race day and before.
Among the prestigious group of race sponsors, including Emmi CaffèLatte, Bridgestone, Milka and Colmar, brands like Jacuzzi and Forst are headed to Madonna di Campiglio with some promotional initiatives. Also sponsor of the 3Tre Tour stage in Milan, at the Birreria Spiller, Forst will bring some mobile bars and a snow cat to the Canalone Miramonti, where it will be possible to taste the different blends of the Italian brewery. On its side, Jacuzzi will install two open-air whirlpools in Piazza Righi and at the Southern access to the Canalone Miramonti, and maybe someone will even take a chance for a winter bath.
Editorial and media groups are also showing some real interest. Eurosport will come to Madonna di Campiglio with a special attration called Ejection Seat, that will actually launch the visitors to a 25-meter altitude inside a metallic sphere, providing an exciting experience as well as an unprecedented perspective on Madonna di Campiglio. Different, but just as prestigious, is the presence of Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport: in addition to the event’s coverage, Gazzetta will distribute in the town and in its own stand the special G magazine dedicated to the World Cup race, and will propose a moment with insights and interviews during the entertaining programme on stage set up by Fandango Club for the interval between the two runs.
Cantine Ferrari, one of the main sponsors of 3Tre Tour, will also have a prominent role on the stage, whilst the radio coverae will be aired on Radio Dolomiti’s frequences. On December 21st, Italian newspaper La Stampa will also return to Madonna di Campiglio to produce two issues of its online magazine “Sci Senza Confini”, in cooperation with FISI and Audi.
It’s not over yet: famous French goggle and helmet producer Bollè will supply its high-technological products to the 3Tre Committee, and in particular to the technical figures taking care of the Canalone Miramonti slope. Technogym, World leader in fitness, will setup a special corner in the 3Tre media center, equipped with its famous Wellness Balls. Ortholab, Italian ortho center and partner of the Italian Winter Sports Federation, will be available in its stand to present products and technologies. Finally, Milano Marittima will be in Madonna di Campiglio once again with its tastes from Romagna, under the established partnership between Campiglio and the cities of Cervia and Milano Marittima.
“Every year we work hard to create new partnership, for the 3Tre Committee as well as for Madonna di Campiglio as a venue,” 3Tre Secretary General Matteo Bonapace told, “but I don’t remember receiving so many requests in recent years: many opportunities simply came to us spontaneously, and that’s as good as it can get. It means that brands like 3Tre, want to be part in it, believe in it: that’s the real value for an event.”
Saturday 3 December 2016
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On December 21st, the Salone Hofer in Madonna di Campiglio will host the talk show on the “Valanga Azzurra” and Italian style in the winter sports fashion
Sports, culture and fashion take the stage at the 63rd edition of 3Tre. On Thursday December 21st, on the eve of the FIS World Cup Night Slalom, Madonna di Campiglio’s race organizers will propose the second edition of talk-show “SciVolando”, an event invented by Roberta Bonazza in cooperation with Susanna Sieff, in collaboration between 3Tre and Marcialonga’s organizing committees and the Province of Trento.
After the successful 2015 edition, “SciVolando… sul Novecento”, the second edition of the event will have a different theme, “Scivolando… con stile” (sliding in style), focusing on the relationship between the triumphs of the “Valanga Azzurra” and their impact on winter sports fashion in the 70s. The celebrations of the all-Italian podium in 1976 (Radici, Gros, Thoeni) will be the starting point to examine a decade characterized by a new “mood”, and the growth of many brands symbolizing the “Made in Italy” elegance.
At 20.00, in the wonderful Salone Hofer, the exclusive talk-show will feature ski legends such as Piero Gros and Gustav Thoeni, whilst Fausto Radici’s widow, Elena, will recall the special moments of the Italian exploit.
“3Tre and Marcialonga are two fascinating races characterized by several stories, united by the same passion, - explains organizer Roberta Bonazza. “SciVolando will be a talk-show on incredible stories of life and sports, recounted by ski experts and former champions”.
The initiative will be repeated Friday January 27th, 2017, in Marcialonga’s opening ceremony, in Vigo di Fassa renewing the wonderful synergy “Made in Trentino” between the oldest alpine ski event and the most prestigious cross-country skiing race in Italy. Participating to the project are also the Municipalities of Pinzolo, Tre Ville and Vigo di Fassa, and the Trentino Historical Museum’s foundation.
Friday 25 November 2016
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On Thursday December 22nd the Combi Race will take place on the Corna Rossa Grosté ski slope, as appetizer of the FIS World Cup Night Slalom on the Canalone Miramont the day after
The Night Slalom of FIS World Cup, scheduled on Thursday December 22nd, on the legendary Canalone Miramonti, represents the main event of Madonna di Campiglio’s 3Tre programme, but it will not be the only race to light up the event. Before the great show of the rapid gates superstars, Ski Clubs will contend the 3Tre Combi Race in the morning of Thursday, organized by 3Tre committee together with Sporting Club Madonna di Campiglio and Sci Club Bolbeno on the Corna Rossa Grosté slope.
The 3Tre Combi Race will be raced on a single run at 10.15, by teams of eight (four men and four women of the categories “kids” and “cadets”). Afterwards, in Madonna di Campiglio’s Congress Center, the awarding ceremony will take place, both for the individual and team classifications.
The Sci Clubs can register until Tuesday December 20th, at 12.00, sending the required documents at info@3TreCampiglio.it, whilst the starting order will be drawn at 18.00 on the same day. For the complete regulations and further information: www.3trecampiglio.it.
The 3Tre programme will start on Wednesday December 21st, with the public bib draw in Piazza Righi at 19.00. On Thursday December 22nd, the shows in Madonna di Campiglio’s city center with light up the atmosphere before the gates’ opening at 16.30. The first run will start at 17.45, while the decisive second run will begin at 20.45. Online ticket sales are open on on www.3trecampiglio.it and in Funivie Campiglio's ticket offices from Saturday December 3rd.
Saturday 19 November 2016
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Charm, history and speed from different worlds in the meetup between 3Tre and the iconic vintage car race in Brescia
At first glance, you could think that Mille Miglia – the famous vintage car race – and Madonna di Campiglio’s 3Tre have very little in common. Instead, a night together at the Mille Miglia Museum in Brescia was enough to understand that those two historical and fascinating sports event have more similarities that it appears.
Just like Mille Miglia for vintage cars, the night slalom in Madonna di Campiglio, scheduled again on December 22nd, is the most classic race in the Italian alpine sport. Like Mille Miglia, it came through tough years before resurging to the biggest stage in the sport in 2012. Additionally, Madonna di Campiglio is the home of Winter Marathon, the vintage car races often regarded as a “Winter Mille Miglia”.
History was a main theme of the night at the Mille Miglia Museum, attended by 3Tre Committee’s President Lorenzo Conci, Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena Tourism Board’s President Adriano Alimonta and Funivie Campiglio Director Francesco Bosco. In 2016, 3Tre celebrates two important anniversaries: 50 years of the FIS Alpine World Cup – and 3Tre was part of that very first edition in 1966/67 – and 40 years of the all-Italian podium dominated by Fausto Radici, Piero Gros and Gustav Thoeni in 1976. Another winner of 3Tre, the last Italian to date to achieve this feat, Giorgio Rocca was on the spot in his role as 3Tre testimonial.
“I won it in 2005, so I know how incredible 3Tre can be for an Italian athlete in first place. You can feel the fans next to you, boosting you to try to win for them all. Making them cheer so loud on that December 12th is something I will never forget. But 3Tre is a can’t-miss experience also as spectators: it’s so much more than just a ski race.”
Last year, 3Tre grazed the 16.000 spectators’ benchmark, and now looks to improve thanks to the interventions on the ski stadium, now enlarged in the parterre area, and the new 1.000-seat stands. The slope was also modified, with another change of gradient at the bottom to make the final even more spectacular. “As every year, we have tried to give something more to the people who will choose to live 3Tre in the heart of Campiglio, as well as to those who will watch it on TV from everywhere in the World – 3Tre Committee’s President Lorenzo Conci said, - and we hope to continue our growing trend, and possibly welcome in Madonna di Campiglio many of the friends we have met tonight in Brescia.”
A global event with great redemption on the territory, as remarked by Madonna di Campiglio – Pinzolo – Val Rendena Tourism Board President Adriano Alimonta: “3Tre is the biggest event on our territory, and we get great satisfaction from the international visibility it brings to our location, and the number of tourists coming expressly for an increasingly rich and entertaining event, starting already on the eve of the race on Wednesday 21st with the public bib draw and several side events.”
Funivie Campiglio Director Francesco Bosco invited everybody to reach Madonna di Campiglio for the first ski run of the year this weekend, as the winter season in the location has started on Saturday November 19th. “It was crucial for us to be ahead of time, and offer to our public 10 km in excellent conditions. Also the Canalone Miramonti is already dressed in white, and we will keep on working for another successful edition.”
Friday 18 November 2016
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A new partnership between the Madonna di Campiglio night slalom and Italian popular newspaper la Gazzetta dello Sport was presented in Milano: editorial and promotional initiatives in the year of the 50th anniversary of FIS World Cup and the 40th of the all-Italian podium in 1976
With 35 days left to the D-Day, 3Tre renewed its classic gathering in Milan: the event at the Spiller Forst Pub on Wednesday November 17th confirmed the long-time relationship between Madonna di Campiglio – and its main event – and Milan, whose public once again responded with enthusiasm to the call of World Cup Ski. Plenty of ski fans, Campiglio’s friends, media and curious seized the opportunity to learn more on the World Cup Slalom of December 22nd, on the unmistakable Canalone Miramonti slope.
Right in Milan a new partnership between 3Tre Madonna di Campiglio and the main Italian sports newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport, was presented. An agreement reached thanks to the cooperation of Trentino Marketing, and introduced during the Milan’s event by Gazzetta dello Sport Vice-Director Gianni Valenti, by 3Tre Committee President Lorenzo Conci and by 3Tre General Secretary Matteo Bonapace. “3Tre is a unique event, related to some memorable days for Italian and International ski, and whose beautiful history can be recalled through the pages of our newspaper, that always dedicated much space and attention to the alpine ski” Valenti explained. “With this partnership, our goal is to help the sport to gain more visibility, thanks to quality coverage on the different platforms: a key juncture to bring more fans and amateurs to the sport.”
3Tre’s 63rd edition will be provided an extensive coverage on every platform by Gazzetta: special pages on the newspaper and weekly magazine SportWeek, editorial contents on paper, web and social networks, and a special issue of the “G” Magazine dedicated to the Italian Men’s World Cup stages, distributed in the news-stands as well as in Madonna di Campiglio during the event, where Gazzetta dello Sport will be with a dedicated stand.
Gazzetta dello Sport will also take part in the side event in Piazza Righi between the two runs, interviewing major characters of alpine ski.
In the wait for 3Tre, Madonna di Campiglio is getting ready for the first invasion of the year: as Funivie Campiglio’s Director Francesco Bosco recalled, the slopes will be open in Madonna di Campiglio from Saturday November 19th.
The 3Tre programme will start on Wednesday December 21st, with the public bib draw in Piazza Righi at 19.00. On Thursday December 22nd, the shows in Madonna di Campiglio’s city center with light up the atmosphere before the gates’ opening at 16.30. The first run will start at 17.45, while the decisive second run will begin at 20.45. Online ticket sales are open on www.3trecampiglio.it.
Tuesday 15 November 2016
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A busy week for the Italian slalom’s promotional tour, with three prestigious stages in the Lombardy Region
Expectation is growing around 3Tre. Maybe because we are less than 40 days away of December 22nd, maybe because the first slalom of the season has been run on Sunday (and won by a familiar face, Marcel Hirscher), maybe because Madonna di Campiglio is already showing its white dress ahead of the opening of the winter season in the weekend, on Saturday November 19th: as a matter of fact, the anticipation for the World Cup stage in the pearl of the Dolomites is stronger day by day.
The love for snow and top-notch ski leaves from Madonna di Campiglio and travels through Italy on the 3Tre Tour’s van: the promotional tour is living an intense week with four events, including three out of Trentino.
After the gathering of November 15th in Tre Ville (Trento), the 3Tre Tour leaves for Lombardy for three prestigious fixtures. The first will be in Milan, a traditional stage for 3Tre, also due to the established bond between the city and Madonna di Campiglio. The Birreria Spiller Forst will be the location of the meeting among 3Tre Committee, media, friends and ski fans on Thursday November 17th at 19.
Twenty-four hours later, the tour will reach Brescia and the Mille Miglia Museum for another presentation, at 19: vintage cars also have a relation with Madonna di Campiglio, whose main winter events also include a famous vintage cars event, the Winter Marathon. Also joining the event will be Giorgio Rocca, the last Italian 3Tre winner to date, who hopes to pass the baton on December 22nd.
Finally on Sunday November 20th, 3Tre will return to Cremona for the Festa del Torrone (Nougat festival), whose visitors will be involved with music and activities.
Saturday 12 November 2016
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Recognition on the Canalone Miramonti with Giorgio Rocca, entry to the Parterre VIP and Team Hospitality in the “Starthouse” zone
Discover all the angles of the Canalone Miramonti in the wake of a 3Tre winner. Watch the concentration of Hirscher and Kristoffersen in the moments before the race. Feel the emotions of the start at the Audi Starthouse. Impossible? Not anymore.
Those who have lived it know that 3Tre is really worth to be enjoyed in first person, in the heart of Madonna di Campiglio, breathing the snow of the Canalone Miramonti. On December 22nd, in the year of the 50th anniversary of the FIS World Cup, it will be possible to experience 3Tre from within, thanks to the exclusive “3Tre Inside” pack: introduced for the first time in the last edition, 3Tre Inside offers special access to some traditionally restricted areas for the public, living the World Cup show from a different angle.
From the recognition on the legendary Canalone Miramonti slope with 2005 winner Giorgio Rocca, to the access in the Team Hospitality to breathe the pressure and anticipation minutes before the race. With the 3Tre Inside package, ski supporters will also have access to exclusive areas like the “Starthouse”, standing in an elevate terrace over the race start, and the VIP Parterre, enjoying the final run in the finish area of the Canalone Miramonti slope among all the famous personalities gathering in Campiglio for a special night.
Race, emotions and glamour made in Madonna di Campiglio with 3Tre Inside: between the first and the second run, the Salone Hofer will offer an exclusive aperitif in a charming and elegant location, setting up the excitement for the decisive run. For further info: www.3trecampiglio.it.
An unforgettable 3Tre edition is approaching, thanks to the show of the ski slalom superstars, the an exciting “side events” programme and an even bigger and more beautiful ski stadium to fully enjoy the 3Tre night slalom experience. Three different areas will be available: the Area Nord – on the right side of the slope – and Area Sud – on the left side – will come at 17 euro (plus pre-sale rights), while the Tribuna 3Tre, now extended to over 1000 seats, will be available at 30 euro (plus pre-sale rights). Online ticket sales are now open on www.3trecampiglio.it website.
Thursday 3 November 2016
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In Parma, Vancouver’s gold medallist joined Giorgio Rocca as surprise guest star: “3Tre is the greatest race in Italy, and the first big goal of my season”
Sports took the stage for a night at the Teatro Regio in Parma. On Wednesday November 2nd, 3Tre was welcomed in the beautiful foyer of the theatre by a passionate audience, coming from a level-ground city with strong, long-tenured bounds with mountain and alpine skiing.
Such elective relationship started with the big role major Parma’s brands like Parmalat and Barilla had in alpine skiing over the years, and strengthened once again by the Teatro Regio’s event, sealing the friendship between the City of Parma, represented by Sports Assessor Giovanni Marani, and the Madonna di Campiglio’s Classic, aiming to surpass the 16.000 spectators’ threshold of last year. An ambitious goal, but also a realistic one, based on the success of the early stage of the 3Tre Tour and the remarkable feedbacks coming from the online ticket sales.
“We feel happy and grateful for the way the City of Parma welcomed our event” 3Tre Committee’s President Lorenzo Conci stated, “we immediately found a perfect syntony with the municipality and the local partner – starting with Parma’s FISI Committee President Michele Bellino and our Friend Mario Stegagno – and I am very confident that this relationship will continue and grow in the coming years.”
Special guests of the night were two rapid gates’ champions: the last Italian 3Tre winner in the World Cup, Giorgio Rocca, was joined by Italian National Team’s Giuliano Razzoli, slalom Olympic champion in Vancouver 2010 and 4th in 2015 3Tre.
The Champion from Reggio Emilia spoke fondly of the Campiglio race: “Last year I was fourth, just missing the podium, and still it took two hours to reach my hotel, due to the incredible passion of the fans in Campiglio. This is 3Tre, arguably the greatest Italian race of them all: the slope, the fans, the history, the spotlights in the dark. This race pushes you to give something extra, and that’s definitely the first major goal of my season.”
“Razzo” will make his seasonal debut in Levi, Finland, in ten days, in spite of a knee injury that affected the last period of preparation. Nevertheless, he promised: “I will be at my best in Madonna di Campiglio, and will try to make it an unforgettable night for our amazing fans.”
Among the topics in Parma there were also culture, history – with the exclusive materials presented by Paolo Luconi Bisti – and social causes: like last year, 3Tre will be related to the Magica Cleme foundation, supporting youngsters affected by oncologic diseases.
Because, as Giorgio Rocca recalled, 3Tre is more than just a sports event: “It’s an all-round experience, that entertains and emotions people also with its collateral initiatives, including the 3Tre Tour. That’s one event that really helps to bring people to our sport, that really needs new starters: hopefully, also this year 3Tre will encourage some kids to make their first experience on skis. Instead, the more experienced ones can also follow me during the slope recognition thanks to the “3Tre Inside” experience: at 3Tre there is plenty of opportunities for everyone!”
Sunday 30 October 2016
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On Wednesday November 2nd, the famous Teatro Regio will be the unique location of a special night dedicated to the World Cup Classics. The 50 years of the FIS World Cup celebrated in Modena on Saturday October 29th
More than ever, the 2016 3Tre Tour matches sports and arts: after the debut in Rome at the exposition of sculptor Andrea Viviani, Madonna di Campiglio 3Tre’s promotional tour reaches an Internationally-famed opera theatre, the Teatro Regio in Parma.
On Wednesday November 2nd at 18.30, the theatre’s foyer will be the exclusive location of a special night dedicated to 3Tre, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Night Slalom to take place on December 22nd on the iconic Canalone Miramonti slope in Madonna di Campiglio. Parma’s event has been organized in cooperation with the Parma’s FISI committee, guided by President Michele Bellino, and with Mario Stegagno.
A gathering of authorities, friends, VIP and ski lovers in the view of the event’s 63rd edition, and a charming journey through its history with exlclusive videos and photos: all of that will happen in the Teatro Regio night, at the presence of the last Italian 3Tre winner in the World Cup back in 2005, Giorgio Rocca.
“We are proud and grateful to the City of Parma for the opportunity of showing up in such a prestigious location, and in a city with long-time bonds to alpine skiing and to our territory – said 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci. “We hope to see a lot of old and new friends, and to welcome them again on December 22nd on the Canalone Miramonti, that we made bigger and better for our public this year.”
Last year, almost 16.000 fans took place on the Canalone Miramonti to see Norvegian talent Henrik Kristoffersen claim an emphatic win. In less than two months, the fans’ shout will be heard again in the heart in Madonna di Campiglio.
Meantime, on Saturday October 29th, 3Tre took part in a special celebration of the 50th anniversary of the FIS World Cup, organized by the Italian Winter Sports Federation at the Skipass exposition in Modena. At the presence of FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis, of FISI President Flavio Roda and former Champion Deborah Compagnoni, some of the most memorable moments of the circuit’s history have been recalled, before leaving the floor to the Italian World Cup stages’ organizing committees. Italy is the Country with the most Alpine Skiing World Cup events in the current season, with no less than 12 races distributed in seven locations.
Thursday 27 October 2016
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3Tre in the thick of the FISI celebrations for the anniversary of the World’s main circuit, of which is part since the first edition
From the dreams of some fantastic visionaries to the greatest realities of World Alpine Ski, and role model for plenty of other circuits in all the major individual sports. The FIS World Cup turns 50 in the 2016/2017 season, and the Italian Winter Sports Federation is ready to celebrate it on Saturday October 29th at Skipass, the International Winter Sports Exposition taking place in Modena from October 29th to November 1st.
In the Main Event Area of Skipass, from 20.00, it will be a night full of charm and memories: authentic memories and movies from the past will lead through the history of the World Cup, told by the organizing committee that contributed to it, at the presence of memorable former champion Deborah Compagnoni and FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis.
And when it comes to the history of ski, 3Tre is always in the thick of the discussion. The Madonna di Campiglio night slalom, whose 2016 edition will once again be raced on December 22nd, is one of the only five current World Cup stages to have been part of the original calendar of 66/67, the others being Vail (Colorado, USA), Kitzbuhel (Austria), Adelboden e Wengen (Switzerland). The first World Cup race on the Canalone Miramonti slope was won by French Guy Perillat on February 5th, 1967.
With the contribution of 3Tre Committee’s historical expert Paolo Luconi Bisti, 3Tre provided some exclusive materials: special contents containing all the fascination of a unique path. Representing 3Tre on the night will be President Lorenzo Conci and former athlete Ivo Mahlknecht, who took part in the first World Cup season back in 1966/67.
Monday 24 October 2016
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The successful event in Rome opened the now-traditional promotional tour of Madonna di Campiglio’s Classic: a successful formula to meet and involve the public
For the third consecutive year, 3Tre moves out of the Trentino’s borders to make its unique tour of Italy. The opening event in Rome on Saturday October 15th inaugurated the 3Tre Tour, the promotional tournee of the 63rd edition of the slalom Classic, now into the final two months before December 22nd.
Over the next 60 days, the 3Tre Committee will take part in 20 appointments, meetings and occasions to speak about the World Cup Classic – and everything that surrounds it – to different audiences. Expositions, city events, international festivals, meetings with the local FISI committees, sports events, TV and radio moments: with the 3Tre Tour, the event comes down from mountains to open itself to the people – either ski fans or not.
A big commitment, made in full cooperation with the event’s partners like the Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena Tourism Board, Funivie Madonna di Campiglio (cableway company), and the Pinzolo and Tre Ville municipalities. A significant effort, but a fruitful one: since its return in the FIS World Cup calendar, 3Tre always welcomed a growing number of people on the Canaloni Miramonti, grazing the 16.000 persons threshold last year. Following the slope interventions that widened the parterre area, and increased the “Tribuna 3Tre” stands capacity to over 1.000 people, the Madonna di Campiglio’s night slalom looks to confirm its growing trend.
“Our event’s potential can’t be actually expressed unless we make something to explain it to the people – expressed 3Tre Committee’s President Lorenzo Conci, - because nowadays preparing a perfect slope and bringing here the top champions around is not enough for an event to be a success. You must factor the technical result, the public result, the communicational impact, and also the event’s effect on the territory, and the benefits it is able to generate on the medium and long term: the 3Tre Tour is an important asset of our strategy in pursuing such goals.”
Modena, Parma, Milan, Brescia, Florence, Trento are only some of the locations of the 3Tre Tour stages: some of them will be attended also by Giorgio Rocca, testimonial of the Madonna di Campiglio’s slalom, and last Italian in time to win the World Cup event on the Canalone Miramonti in 2005. “With the 3Tre Tour, over the years we have established a number of new relationships, that we have nurtured and that will help us to promote and strengthen our event as well as the Madonna di Campiglio brand in the years to come,” said Loredana Bonazza, Secretary General of the 3Tre Committee and chief responsible of the 3Tre Tour. “This tour is the fruit of great teamwork of all the members of the 3Tre Committee.”
The upcoming fixtures will take the 3Tre Tour to Emilia Romagna: on Friday October 28th, the 3Tre Committee will be in the Parma’s city hall at 10.30 for a dedicated press conference. The next day, October 29th, 3Tre will take part in the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the FIS World Cup at Skipass, the international winter sports exposition taking place in Modena from October 29th to November 1st.
Saturday 15 October 2016
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On the road to the World Cup Night Slalom of December 22nd, Madonna di Campiglio’s Classic meets culture in the Eternal City, at the exhibition of local artist Andrea Viviani
The roadway to the 3Tre Night slalom of December 22nd in Madonna di Campiglio enjoyed a perfect start in Rome, where the event’s promotional tour took its first stage. Inside the enchanting Villa Torlonia, a warm and sunny day welcomed a successful twinning between art and sport, as sculptor Andrea Viviani – hailing from Madonna di Campiglio - showed his pieces introduced by art critic Gianluca Ranzi and museum’s director Maria Grazia Massafra.
Alongside the cultural occasion, the 3Tre captured the audience with the story telling of its fascinating 60-plus-year-long history. "This event belongs to our deepest tradition, is part of our DNA - Adriano Alimonta, President of Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena Tourism Board said – and remains an impressive medium of promotion for our location.”
A fixture of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup from the very first edition – the 3Tre also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the circuit with historical videos and photos presented by Paolo Luconi Bisti who opened the memory lane, while LOC General Secretary Loredana Bonazza explained how the organizational team works all year long in the light of the d-day.
The 3Tre Tour will continue in the upcoming weeks through Northern and Central Italy: next stops will be in Modena and Parma.
Tuesday 11 October 2016
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On Saturday October 15th, the Ethernal City will stage the first of many promotional events and meeting on the way to December 22nd and the 63rd 3Tre
Starts from Rome the roadway to the 63rd 3Tre, the FIS World Cup Night slalom on Thursday December 22nd in Madonna di Campiglio (Northern Italy). The Italian ski classic LOC is working hard on the event, looking forward to gather on the Canalone Miramonti slope thousands of ski fans and television viewers around the world, as happened last year.
On Saturday October 15th, at 11.30 CET, in Rome’s Casina delle Civette – Musei di Villa Torlonia, 3Tre’s organizing committee will start the promotional “3Tre Tour” with the first event organized in collaboration with Azienda per il Turismo Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena. The 3Tre Tour will continue with plenty of events and meeting in the countdown to the event, leading 3Tre’s history and glamour all around Italy and providing occasions for special meetings with the ski fans through the whole Country.
Thursday 6 October 2016
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On December 22nd, the night slalom on the Canalone Miramonti slope will celebrate the first 50 years of the FIS World Cup
A special 3Tre will be staged on December 22nd, 2016, on the unmistakable scene of the Canalone Miramonti slope: i twill be the 63rd edition of the Classic night slalom, but Madonna di Campiglio will also celebrate the first 50 years of the FIS World Cup, whose debut was dated back to the 1966/67 season. At that time, 3Tre was already part of the original World Cup calendar, and there will be no shortage of souvenirs for an important and fascinating anniversary, bringing a special taste to the event that last year left breathless over 15.000 people on all sides of the Canalone Miramonti slope.
Those looking to live the fascination of Madonna di Campiglio’s night slalom can already secure their first-row spot: online ticket sales are now open on www.3trecampiglio.it website. Once again, all the best of slalom specialists will report to Madonna di Campiglio for a thrilling challenge: last year, eventual slalom World Cup winner Henrik Kristoffersen claimed the top podium spot, followed by overall World Cup holder Marcel Hirscher.
Three different areas will be available to enjoy the thrill of the night slalom, even more technical and spectacular after the recent interventions on the slope: the Area Nord – on the right side of the slope – and Area Sud – on the left side – will come at 17 euro (plus pre-sale rights), while the Tribuna 3Tre, now enlarged to over 1000 seats, will be available at 32 euro (plus pre-sale rights).
“What is really great for us,” told 3Tre Committee’s President Lorenzo Conci, “is that so many people come to us after living the 3Tre experience, and can’t wait for the ticket sales to open to secure another shot at it. It means that the event actually leaves something in people’s memory and heart, that it’s a moment people want to be part of for the emotions it gives. Again in 2016, we hope to live up to our tradition, particularly in the year of FIS World Cup’s 50th anniversary.”
Thursday 22 September 2016
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With three months to the event, a FIS delegation agreed to some impovements on the track of the night slalom of December 22nd. Enlarged stands and parterre will make the experience even more exciting for the fans
3Tre Madonna di Campiglio is counting down the last three months to Thursday December 22nd, the date of the magic night of the Canalone Miramonti stadium. Now a permanent fixture in the Men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup, and coming off increasingly successful editions from the public participation and media coverage standpoint, the 3Tre Night Slalom celebrates in 2016 its 63rd edition.
Men’s World Cup Chief Race Director Markus Waldner and Race Director Emmanuel Couder did their first on-site visit yesterday, for a ritual inspection as well as to review some interventions on the venue in Campiglio together with 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci, General Secretary Matteo Bonapace and Technical Director Adriano Alimonta. Pinzolo’s Major, Michele Cereghini and Funivie Madonna di Campiglio‘s President Sergio Collini and Director Francesco Bosco also took part in the meeting.
“Our common goal – Matteo Bonapace explained – was to make our event more spectacular and exciting for the wide audience surrounding the Night Slalom slope in the last two editions. Indeed, we have extended the 3Tre stands capacity to over 1000 seats, as well as the parterre. As a consequence, the slalom and the overall experience will prove even more spectacular for those standing by the slope, as well as for the eye of the cameras that will broadcast the event all around the World.”
With the 2015 TV exposure figures recording an unprecedented 444 millions of contacts, the 3Tre will feature some slight changes on the course, with a counterslope section in the higher part, and two changes in gradients in the final part, after the toughest section. Those interventions will further increase the technical contents of the World-famous Canalone Miramonti slope. The new facilities will also include two new towers for enlightenment and an extensive storage.
The event’s day programme remains unchanged, with the two runs scheduled at 5:45 pm CET and 8:45 pm CET. On Wednesday, on the eve of the event, the public draw will take place in Piazza Righi at 7.00 PM CET, to give all the fans the opportunity to get in touch with the big names of the FIS World Cup, in the 50th years of history of the World’s circuit.
Friday 16 September 2016
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A wide range of headgear, caps, bands, sweatshirts and T-shirts in the new official apparel line of the Madonna di Campiglio Ski classic
The roar of Canalone Miramonti, the wonderful show of the rapid gates’ superstars: year after year, edition after edition, the 3Tre is a synonymous of expectation, excitement and trepidation. The emotions of 3Tre can now be worn thanks to the exclusive official winter apparel line launched for the 63rd edition of the Madonna di Campiglio ski classic, scheduled on December 22nd.
Made in Italy caps and bands, sweatshirts and T-shirts: the official 3Tre apparel line, dedicated to the coldest months and realized by Italian company Guasto, is characterized by the unmistakable 3Tre logo.
The “Alfred” cap and band are characterized by a thermal yarn and direct embroidery. The “Flag” models with the honeycomb structure – a winter cap and band – include the 3Tre label: a detail that also characterizes the “Gustav” band and the “Rice” cap in moss stitch.
If you like the Jaquard logo instead, you can to choose the “Lory” cap with a soft inside microfleece, whilst the Boiled, Chilly and Classic models are characterized by a metal brooch with the 3Tre logo.
The official apparel line released by 3Tre also includes six sweatshirts models – “Seven” and “Snake” utilizing 50% cotton “ring spun” and 50% polyester, “Supreme” and the women model “Lilly” (80% cotton and 20% polyester), “Scott” and the women model “Escape” (80% combed cotton and 20% polyester) with silkscreen printing – and four “T-Shirt”: men’s models “First_1 and First_2 and women’s models “Girl_1 and Girl_2”, 100% cotton. A wide range united by the authentic style of the Pearl of the Dolomites, and of an event whose charm goes beyond sport.
The whole new apparel range by 3Tre Madonna di Campiglio will soon reach the shops.
Wednesday 6 July 2016
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Tuesday 5 July 2016
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According to Infront’s official TV exposure figures, last December 22nd slalom show recorded an impressive 444 millions of contacts: an unprecedented record after the famous drone “accident”. The 2015 edition of the Italian slalom to become a case-history in sports marketing
It was already assumed that the 2015 edition of 3Tre Madonna di Campiglio would have made the event’s record book, with over 15.000 spectators on the slope and a global media and TV audience contributing to a big success. Nevertheless, the figures provided to the organizing committee by Infront (the TV rights holder commissioned by the International Ski Federation) picture a media “case” that will make history in alpine ski, and will be studied by the experts in the upcoming years.
Back as regular fixture of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, the Italian slalom run on December 22nd, and won by Norvegian sensation Henrik Kristoffersen, significantly increased its TV audience compared to an already good 2014, reaching new peaks: 444 million people from all over the World got in contact with the event. Last year, the overall number of contacts was 184 million.
Part of this extraordinary performance was certainly related to the famous accident of the drone equipped by the International TV production, crashed on the slope during the 2nd run of Austrian Marcel Hirscher, luckily with no damage to the athlete or the race’s regularity.
The uproar of the happening was immediately perceivable from the ample coverage of the accident from TVs and media from everywhere in the World. The Infront report shows that a very appealing event, eagerly anticipated by all the fans, further extended the curiosity on the happening, eventually multiplying the TV audience beyond expectations.
“Paradoxically – 3Tre Committee’s President Lorenzo Conci said – an unfortunate accident resulted in a favorable effect for the event, increasing the media exposure of the location where the race took place. It goes without saying that we all wished this had never happened. But, as a matter of fact, its effect will somehow find a place in the history of alpine ski, and will arguably become a case-history in sports marketing.”
The biggest share of the increase in contacts of the 62nd 3Tre was, obviously, due to the coverage in the TV news, more than five times bigger than 2014 in duration (11,5 hours vs 2), bringing up 328 million contacts.
Nevertheless, not all of 3Tre’s success came “out of the blue”. In fact, the live coverage figures – only marginally affected by what happened in the penultimate descent of the second run, show a significant increase as well: 30 hours of live coverage (vs. 24 in 2014) and 27 million contacts (11 in 2014) speak volumes on the event’s capacity to reclaim its Classic status among the international ski fans, placing among the top live events of the alpine ski season in terms of audience. “These TV coverage figures are really eloquent, and are the best reward for the great show provided by our race and its protagonists. Our next challenge will be to keep on at a level of excellence in the next years – possibly without any major ‘coup de theatre’ like this year,” President Conci concluded.
Wednesday 29 June 2016
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The new date officialized at the FIS Council in Cancun. The Italian Alpine Ski celebrates twelve World Cup fixtures in the upcoming season
Photos are the best possible statement of 2015 3Tre’s success: over 15.000 people on the Canalone Miramonti on December 22nd speak for themselves, establishing the Madonna di Campiglio classic among the big fixtures of the FIS World Cup.
The 2016 FIS Council in Cancun (Mexico) confirmed 3Tre among the event of 2019/2020 World Cup, adding a new date – January 8th, 2020 – to those already officially communicated December 22nd 2016, 2017 and 2018. Exceptionally, the Canalone Miramonti slalom will be run in January, just after the one in Zagreb, to avoid overlapping with the Christmas festivities.
Meantime, the Italian Alpine Ski celebrates no less than twelve World Cup races in 2016-2017, in seven different venues: Madonna di Campiglio, Val Gardena, Alta Badia e Santa Caterina Valfurva for men, Sestriere, Plan de Corones and Cortina for women. “The growth in importance of our movement helps all of us, and the Comitato 3Tre is always happy to see the number of Italian organizers increase,” – 3Tre Committee’s President Lorenzo Conci stated. “Our sport needs new active skiers and fans, and twelve World Cup events will certainly help in leading more people into our World.”
Monday 14 March 2016
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La fiaccolata dedicata alla Fondazione Magica Cleme ha incantato e commosso il pubblico di Madonna di Campiglio Sabato 12 Marzo
Luce, emozione, divertimento, commozione: non è mancato nulla alla settima edizione di Dolomite’s Fire, la grande fiaccolata delle Dolomiti che è tornata a vivere a Madonna di Campiglio il 12 Marzo 2016, dopo un anno di pausa. In una Perla delle Dolomiti gremita e incantata, le cinque fiaccolate hanno acceso le piste e le strade, per regalare un abbraccio indimenticabile ai ragazzi di Magica Cleme, la fondazione che opera a fianco di giovanissimi con patologie oncologiche e delle loro famiglie, e alla cui missione Dolomite’s Fire si è legata fin dalla prima edizione.
Proprio i ragazzi di Magica Cleme sono stati i grandi protagonisti dell’intero evento, vivendo una giornata da sogno fra lo spettacolo delle scie di luce in tutte le arterie di Madonna di Campiglio e l’amicizia e la solidarietà degli amici del mondo dello spettacolo e della TV intervenuti per promuovere l’importante causa benefica: dalla madrina Cristina Parodi - accompagnata dal consorte, il Sindaco di Bergamo Giorgio Gori – a Elenoire Casalegno, da Fabrizio Fontana a Edoardo Stoppa, da Claudia Peroni a Zoran Filicic.
La conclusione della fiaccolata è avvenuta in Piazza Sissi, dove sul palco principale si sono radunati i “piccoli eroi” e gli ospiti speciali, e dove le parole di Bill Niada ed Emilia Sada, fondatori di Magica Cleme, in ricordo della vita della loro piccola Clementina, hanno commosso e riempito il cuore di tutti i presenti.
“E’ stata una giornata veramente emozionante, – ha commentato Lorenzo Conci, Presidente del Comitato 3Tre, da quest’anno ente organizzatore anche di Dolomite’s Fire – già a Dicembre avevamo accolto i ragazzi di Magica Cleme alla 3Tre, e da parte nostra è stato un piacere mettere tutto il nostro impegno al servizio di questa causa. Ma il successo di questa manifestazione è merito soprattutto di Mario Zanon, che di Dolomite’s Fire è la vera anima.”
“Ancora una volta, Dolomite’s Fire ha regalato a Magica Cleme e a tutti, partecipanti e spettatori, uno spettacolo straordinario di luce, partecipazione e solidarietà – ha aggiunto Mario Zanon, ideatore di Dolomite’s Fire. “Tantissime sono le persone che hanno collaborato per rendere possibile questo sogno, e in particolare voglio ricordare Marco Manfredi e Gabriele Buora di Mediaset Publitalia, tutti i nostri ospiti VIP, i ragazzi di On Air per le splendide immagini video, Funivie Campiglio, l’APT Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena, i Comuni di Pinzolo e Tre Valli, i nostri sponsor Audi, Cantine Ferrari e Forst, e tutti coloro che lavorano dietro le quinte con generosità per regalare un sorriso a questi ‘Piccoli Eroi’.” Anche perché, come sottolineato dal comico Fabrizio Fontana, “il sorriso è una cosa seria.”
Thursday 10 March 2016
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Cresce l’attesa per la serata del 12 Marzo a Madonna di Campiglio. Con il pettorale della Fiaccolata della Solidarietà sconto sullo skipass e l’opportunità di vivere un pomeriggio in quota fra musica e animazione
Prosegue a ritmo serrato il countdown verso Dolomite’s Fire, la grande Fiaccolata della solidarietà dedicata all’associazione Magica Cleme ONLUS che assiste i bambini affetti da malattie oncologiche. A Madonna di Campiglio le fiaccole si accenderanno alle ore 18.00 di Sabato 12 Marzo: i partecipanti con pettorale potranno scegliere il punto di ritrovo fra le piste Pradalago (blu), Spinale (blu), Cinque Laghi (rossa), Centenario (rossa), Canalone Miramonti (nera), in aggiunta alla fiaccolata a piedi da Piazza Palù a Piazza Sissi, dove sarà collocato il palco principale. Per tutti i punti di partenza, il ritrovo sarà alle 17.45.
Saranno ore ricche di spettacolo e divertimento: fin dal primo pomeriggio, la musica farà da padrona nella Perla delle Dolomiti, con band dal vivo ad esibirsi nei vari punti di raccolta e la diretta di Radio Studio +, oltre che ovviamente presso il palco principale, dove la madrina Cristina Parodi e gli altri ospiti speciali di Dolomite’s Fire condurranno l’evento dedicato ai ragazzi di Magica Cleme, che con loro attenderanno l’arrivo della fiaccolata in Piazza Sissi.
Per i “piccoli eroi” e le loro famiglie si annuncia una giornata indimenticabile – ma non soltanto per loro. Grazie al fondamentale supporto di Funivie Campiglio, coloro che sceglieranno di partecipare attivamente a Dolomite’s Fire potranno beneficiare di speciali iniziative. Chi infatti Sabato 12 Dicembre si presenterà alle casse di Funivie Campiglio con il pettorale di Dolomite’s Fire (offerta libera, minimo 10 Euro), potrà usufruire di uno sconto del 20% sullo Skipass giornaliero, tanto per Madonna di Campiglio che per l’intera SkiArea Campiglio-Dolomiti di Brenta.
Non solo: per la prima volta, chi indossa il pettorale di Dolomite’s Fire avrà la possibilità di fermarsi in quota alla chiusura degli impianti, e in attesa dell’inizio della Fiaccolata: un’opportunità davvero unica di vivere un pomeriggio in quota, fra animazione, musica dal vivo e tanto divertimento con gli ospiti VIP di Dolomite’s Fire.
In attesa dello spettacolo serale di luci e musica, sabato alle 9.30 presso l’area Grostè, avrà luogo la gara di sci Coppa Audi Sporting Campiglio - Trofeo Magica Cleme, a cui prenderanno parte i ragazzi di Magica Cleme insieme a personaggi come la madrina dell’evento Cristina Parodi, il Sindaco di Bergamo (e suo consorte) Giorgio Gori e il comico Fabrizio Fontana. Al termine , il Rifugio Boch aprirà le sue porte per le premiazioni e per un primo momento di incontro fra gli ospiti VIP e i piccoli eroi di Magica Cleme.
L’impegno per la solidarietà lanciato da Dolomite’s Fire sta trovando grande supporto anche sul fronte mediatico, con le reti Mediaset, R101 e Radio Italia in prima fila, e anche sui social network, dove è scattata la campagna #iLoveMagicaCleme. Per diffondere il messaggio della fondazione, è sufficiente regalare un sorriso, con un selfie, su qualsiasi social network (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) con gli hashtag #iLoveMagicaCleme e #DolomitesFire: un’iniziativa che ha già trovato il sostegno di alcuni degli amici di Magica Cleme, a cominciare proprio da Cristina Parodi.
E’ possibile ritirare il pettorale Dolomite’s Fire in Piazza Sissi venerdì 11 dalle 16 alle 20 e sabato 12 dalle 10 alle 18; sempre sabato 12 marzo dalle ore 8 alle 12 alla partenza della cabinovia di Campiglio e Seggiovia Fortini e dalle 11 alle 14.30 presso tutti i rifugi di Madonna di Campiglio.
Tel: 0465 447501
Tuesday 23 February 2016
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Dolomite’s Fire returns after an off-year: the thrilling torchlight procession, in the Guinness World Record since 2011, supports no-profit organization Magica Cleme Onlus and the kids with cancer. On the occasion, the five historical FIS World Cup Committees will meet in Madonna di Campiglio
Dolomite’s Fire, the now-classic torchlight procession on the Dolomites that will return on Madonna di Campiglio's slopes and streets on Saturday March 12th, is not, and will never be, just any mountain procession.
The firelight flowing through Madonna di Campiglio’s arteries is just the starting point of an event created in 2009, from an idea of Mario Zanon, and grown in the years, breaking into the Guinness World Record in 2011 as the biggest torchlight procession in the World (and still holdling the record).
The importance of Dolomite’s Fire goes well beyond the attendance numbers, with thousands of people and torches of every side on Madonna di Campiglio. Indeed, Dolomite’s Fire has joined the mission of no-profit association Magica Cleme Onlus (www.magicacleme.org), supporting children with cancer and their families.
These children will be in the very core of the Dolomite’s Fire experience: “We want Magica Cleme’s children to live a unique experience – Dolomite’s Fire inventor Mario Zanon said. “Magica Cleme works to make these “little heroes” and their families live a dream, making them the protagonists of a fairytale. We feel proud to support them, as we hope many other people will do. Several personalities of TV – thanks to Marco Manfredi and the friends from Mediaset – showbiz and sports will also come to Madonna di Campiglio to endorse Magica Cleme, and make it an unforgettable night.”
The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup will also be in the spotlight at Dolomite’s Fire, after welcoming Madonna di Campiglio and the 3Tre slalom back as permanent fixture in 2015. In fact, Audi - FIS World Cup’s main sponsor and Madonna di Campiglio-Pinzolo-Val Rendena’s strategic partner – joins the board of the friends of Dolomites’ Fire, and some other special guests are also expected on March 12th in Madonna di Campiglio.
In the view of the 50th anniversary of the FIS World Cup, happening in the 2016-2017 season, the Organizing Committees of the five historical World Cup events that were also part of the first ever World Cup - Vail (USA), Wengen and Adelboden (Switzerland), Kitzbühel (Austria) and Madonna di Campiglio – will all gather in the home of 3Tre.
Dolomite’s Fire, an event organized by the 3Tre Committee, will provide a special surrounding to this historical meeting: each side of the parade will be dedicated to one of the five committees, who will eventually reunite in the heart of the town: a symbolic moment to give the start to an year of celebration for the FIS World Cup.
For info and registrations: 0465 447501, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 4 February 2016
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The prestigious Audi circuit reaches Madonna di Campiglio from February 5th to 8th: over 350 “athletes for a day” will challenge themselves on the Cinque Laghi slope
After Obergurgl and Verbier, prestigious Audi quattro Ski Cup circuit finally lands in Italy for the first time, and it does in Madonna di Campiglio, the home of 3Tre, the Audi FIS Ski Alpine Ski World Cup classic slalom that gathered over 16.000 people on the Canalone Miramonti slope on last December 22nd.
The 3Tre Committee is in charge of organizing, from February 5th to 8th, the special event that will bring over 350 “athletes for a day” to challenge each other and themselves on Madonna di Campiglio’s snow: they will tackle a giant slalom on the Cinque Laghi slope, launching themselves from the official World Cup starting house and ending their effort beneath the iconic, Audi-branded red banner.
A real World-Cup style experience through four days, each dedicated to a specific category. The programme starts on Friday February 5th, with the race of Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo Ski School customers, competing both as individuals and in teams, in the attempt of bringing their school on top. On Saturday February 6th, over 100 Audi guests will breeze through the giant slalom gates, while on Sunday February 7th it will be time for the “open” race for the public, whose 150 available bibs are nearly over. On Monday February 8th, closing the programme will be the race dedicated to the clients of Madonna di Campiglio and Val Rendena’s hotels (also competing in teams), exceptionally open also to those who should not be able to enter Sunday’s race (registration needed through email: email@example.com).
All the participants will receive a well-stocked race pack, and will live the emotion of the awarding ceremonies, happening every day at the Audi Hub in Piazza Brenta Alta, where all the Audi quattro Ski Cup racers will be welcomed with a glass of Ferrari sparkling wine.
At the Audi Hub i twill also be possible to test some exclusive “Audi Experiences”: from the interactive 3D Oculus glasses to the AudiOn App to follow every moment of the FIS World Cup, from the Car Configurator to the Test Drive at Madonna di Campiglio’s iced lake.
In addition to Audi, main sponsor of the FIS World Cup as well as an important strategic partner of the Madonna di Campiglio – Pinzolo - Val Rendena touristic area, Audi quattro Ski Cup is supported by other premium sponsors such as Rossignol and GoPro (Main Sponsors), Ferrari, Technogym and Forst.
After Madonna di Campiglio’s stage, the Audi quattro Ski Cup circuit will come to its conclusion with two more prestigious locations: Oberstdorf e St. Moritz.
Friday 29 January 2016
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Tuesday 22 December 2015
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The new rapid gates sovereign doubles in Campiglio after the first seasonal win in Val d’Isere. Over 15,000 spectators on the Canalone Miramonti
Take-all Norway’s team swept out the field even in Madonna di Campiglio, as 21-year-old Henrik Kristoffersen racked up his 5th career slalom win overall in Audi FIS Ski Men's World Cup. An amazing audience of around 15,000 people framed the 62nd edition of 3Tre night slalom attending an absolute one-man show: Kristoffersen finished in an aggregate 1 minute, 37.80 seconds, taking his second seasonal triumph after the one in Val d’Isere ten days earlier. The winner sounded all of his enthusiasm: “Thanks Italy! Madonna di Campiglio is a great location, and I feel honored to have won here, just like many champions did before.”
Finally returned as World Cup permanent fixture, the legendary Italian slalom lived up to expectations exciting ski fans even though Kristoffersen had his hands over the victory since the first run, as the rest of the field was more than a second off his timing. Anyway, a big twist of fate happened at the end of the second run, when a drone equipped by the International Production to show more spectacular aerial images crashed to the ground just a few metres behind Marcel Hirscher, whose performance was not affected: the Austrian ultimately clinched the second place, 1.25 behind the winner. Hirscher did not avoid questions on the facts: “There is little to say about the result – the World Cup leader said – Kristoffersen was perfect, and I know that I can’t make any mistake now if I want to see him off. On the other hand, I have plenty to say about the drone accident: I did not suffer any consequence, but I think what happened was shameful.”
Waiting for TV rights holder Infront – in charge of the International Production – to clarify the facts. 3Tre Committee’s President Lorenzo Conci stated: “It was a scary episode, and I don’t know the causes yet, but I am just relieved that nothing bad happened to the people around, nor the race unfolding was affected.”
Another Austrian, Marco Schwarz came third, rounding out the podium 1.59 behind, while last-year winner Felix Neureuther could not finish the second run. Italy came just short of a podium spot by 0.08, as Giuliano Razzoli performed another strong showing that fully deserved the final fourth place. Manfred Moelgg also showed glimpses of his best action, taking eight; Stefano Gross, instead, could not finish off what he had started with a good first run, ended in third place, as he closed his effort in 15th position.
Sunday 20 December 2015
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From February 5 to 8, clients and guests of Audi and Madonna di Campiglio will be on the slopes to revive the 3Tre World Cup atmosphere
Only three days are left to the 3Tre, and all the preparations are practically set up: the National Teams will arrive today, Sunday, and Monday night, while on Tuesday night the spotlights will turn on over Madonna di Campiglio for a much-anticipated slalom, both by the fans and the athletes.
In this season, though, the atmosphere of top-notch skiing won’t leave the Brenta Dolomites that soon: in fact, the 3Tre Committee will join forces with FIS World Cup’s main sponsor Audi to host a stage of the prestigious Audi Quattro Ski Cup circuit, whose participants will enjoy the opportunity to live the emotion of racing a World Cup giant slalom, from February 5 to 8, 2016.
The Cinque Laghi slope is where the races will be staged over four days, two of whom reserved to Audi’s clients and guests, while the other two will be open to the guests of Madonna di Campiglio. The “athletes for a day” will taste the thrill of launching themselves out of the same starting house of the World Cup, and to complete their effort under the unmistakable arc that will proclaim the winner of the 3Tre on December 22nd.
In the 2015/2016 season, Audi Quattro Ski Cup also stops in other prestigious International winter venues, such as Obergurgl, Megeve, Verbier and Oberstdorf.
“We eagerly agreed to the opportunity offered to us by Audi, that is not only the FIS World Cup main sponsor, but also a very important partner of our venue – 3Tre General Secretary Matteo Bonapace stated. - “It’s a very prestigious event, and all of us are looking forward to work on it, as it also means the opportunity to progress as a team, and give consistency to the work of the organizing committee. After 3Tre’s regular comeback in the World Cup, events like this help to strengthen Madonna di Campiglio’s international reputation, highlighting its position among the top Winter locations in Europe and beyond.”
Friday 18 December 2015
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“SciVolando… sul Novecento” on Monday night at the Salone Hofer in Madonna di Campiglio: a talk show on sports, history and folklore with Massimo Bernardini, Mario Colombo, Giorgio Rocca and Gabriella Paruzzi. The initiative will be repeated on the eve of the Marcialonga
Before of skiing, we fly: with the memories of unforgettable champions, empowered by incredible stories of life and sports. That’s the fil rouge of “SciVolando… sul Novecento”, the double event that will open the programme of the 62nd 3Tre on Monday December 21st at 18.00, at the Salone Hofer in Madonna di Campiglio. The second stage of the event will take place on the eve of the Marcialonga, on January 29th 2016 in Ziano di Fiemme. A perfect synergy between two World-class sport events in Trentino.
The talk-show will feature Rai journalist Massimo Bernardini, Colmar President Mario Colombo, and sports champions like Giorgio Rocca (winner of one Fis Ski Slalom World Cup and three-time Worlds medallist) and Gabriella Paruzzi (Olympic gold in Salt Lake City 2002 in cross country ski). Four voices for a travel through culture, folklore and narration, to figure out how entrepreneurial ideas were bound to the achievements of great sportsmen and visionary characters, who managed to anticipate the future and pursue an intuition.
The initiative turns into a narrative path through the last century down to the recent past, and of the genesis of histories of success. Just a few notes are enough to understand the stature of two unique events. 3Tre is the oldest Italian alpine ski event. Born in 1949 from an idea of Pio Antonio Callari, Aldo Ceri, Gian Giacomo Colombo, Fabio Conci, Rolly Marchi and Camillo Rusconi, 3Tre’s golden book features the greatest names in the sport’s history, including Zeno Colò, Gustav Thoeni, Ingemar Stenmark, Alberto Tomba.
The Marcialonga started its history a few years later, in 1971, thanks to an intuition by Mario Cristofolini, Giulio Giovannini, Roberto Maggio and Nele Zorzi. Over the years, it became an international benchmark for cross country skiing, setting a participation record in 2012 with no less than 8000 starters.
“SciVolando… sul Novecento” is an initiative by 3Tre and Marcialonga’s Organizing Committees, backed by the Province of Trento. The event is invented and curated by Roberta Bonazza, in cooperation with Susanna Sieff. Participating to the project are also the Municipalities of Ziano di Fiemme and Pinzolo, and the Trentino Historical Museum’s foundation.
Thursday 17 December 2015
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An absolute news for 2015: a package to enjoy Madonna di Campiglio’s night slalom from a brand-new perspective
Dreams come true, sometimes. For its 62nd edition, taking stage on December 22nd, 3Tre launches the innovative “3Tre VIP Experience” package, that will allow thirty participants to live the Madonna di Campiglio classic from a new perspective, with unprecedented access to the all-around World Cup experience.
The 3Tre VIP Experience starts well before of the 1st run. In fact, the participants will have the opportunity to ski on the slope in its World Cup setup, go through it in the inspection amidst the top slalom Champions, and to do it with the guidance of someone who knows the Canalone Miramonti pretty well, after dominating the 3Tre in 2005: Giorgio Rocca.
Right after that, it will be time for the team hospitality: participants will enjoy and exclusive access to the team’s pre-race meeting point, to see the race preparation and maybe even “capture” the final indications to the athletes before reaching the starting gate.
But from 17.45, when the first athlete will get down the slope, the VIP Experience will continue on the new special stand located just by the starting gate, from where the participants will watch the race from a unique perspective. And after the race, the VIP Experience group will have the opportunity to meet the three podium athletes in private environment before the press conference: a truly exclusive moment to get personal with the 3Tre stars, and to take home some unforgettable memories of a magic night.
“The year of our World Cup comeback as regulars opens a new era for us – 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci explained – a process in which we will keep on working hard to mantain and improve our race’s technical value, while also focusing in bringing more and more value to 3Tre’s brand and overall reality. The new VIP Experience moves in that exact direction, and we are extremely confident that it will be a very successful initiative, also in a future perspective.”
For information and booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on the event, programme and ticketing: www.3trecampiglio.it
Monday 14 December 2015
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Green light also by the FIS: the snow control was “100% positive”
Some are calling it the driest winter in history, but looking at the Canalone Miramonti you would not tell. In Madonna di Campiglio, on Monday December 14th, the National teams of Italy, Switzerland and France were welcomed by a perfect slope, coping perfectly to the stress of the three training courses where the athletes made their first contact on the slope under the 3Tre spotlights. “The slope feels great already: the base will be iced in the next few days, and we will see a great show on December 22nd. Canalone Miramonti is always a sure bet,” Giuliano Razzoli commented.
Razzoli and Stefano Gross were in the thick of the attention, after an unlucky debut in Val d’Isere: both are craving to rebound in the home race. Veterans Patrick Thaler and Manfred Moelgg, sixth and seventh in France, will look to build on a solid start, and looked in very sharp conditions on the snow in Campiglio.
The athletes took the chance to test the slope in racing conditions: the spotlights gave them the opportunity to ski on the Canalone Miramonti in the late afternoon, at a similar time to the one of the first run, scheduled on December 22nd at 17.45 (the second run will be at 20.45).
An important test also for the International Federation: FIS Men’s World Cup Technical Races’ coordinator Emmanuel Couder made the inspection on the slope today, along with 3Tre Committee’s Technical-Sports Area responsible, Adriano Alimonta. “The snow control is passed with maximum score – congrats to everyone for the great work done,” Couder commented eloquently, making it official that the race will be regularly held on next Tuesday.
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PHOTO: Giuliano Razzoli on the Canalone Miramonti (Foto Daniele Mosna)
Friday 11 December 2015
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A varied program of side events will set up the slalom show on December 22nd
Those who are familiar with it, know very well that 3Tre is more than a charming sports classic, more than a ski celebration, but it’s actually a festival for the whole Madonna di Campiglio. The Canalone Miramonti’s race is a big piece of the Pearl of the Dolomites’ heart and culture, and every time the spotlights turn on over the World Cup champions, a whole village – residents and tourists – lights up at a time.
Pursuant to this tradition, the 3Tre Committee and its partners again setup a varied program of side events, mixing sport and culture, music and fun, that ultimately will enhance the experience of everyone who will choose to live the 3Tre from the inside, even of those who know little about Hirscher, Neureuther and the White Circus, but eager to feel all the shivers the Canalone Miramonti night can produce.
On the event’s eve, on Monday December 21st, SciVolando sul Novecento will inaugurate the program at the Salone Hofer (Madonna di Campiglio) from 18.00: a talk show on history, sport and folklore, featuring journalist Massimo Bernardini, Colmar’s President Mario Colombo, and two great champion of Alpine and Cross Country ski respectively, Giorgio Rocca and Gabriella Paruzzi.
On Tuesday December 22nd, there will be more dancing than the one between rapid gates: at 15.30, the Bifunk Brass Band will start animating the city center in Madonna di Campiglio, with the Christmas’ street markets adding to the charming atmosphere. At 16.30, the local schools’ students will free up their energy and enthusiasm on the Belvedere slope with “Color Ski”.
The official opening of the Canalone Miramonti is scheduled at 16.30: music, Fan TV and entertainment will accompany the ski fans all the way until the first descent, at 17.45.
In the interval between the two runs, the 3Tre Hour will take place in the heart of Campiglio, with the Forst gazebo bars, the entertainment by Andrea and Michele from Radio Deejay and the special celebration for the 10-year anniversary of Giorgio Rocca’s success at 3Tre, also featuring a special guest. Those looking for some dinner between the two runs will report to Piazza Brenta Alta, where they will find Snowlicious, the original high-mountain food truck: an actual snow cat with gourmet cousine, powered by Audi.
From 20.45, everybody will hold the breath for the decisive second run. After that, the 3Tre party night will start in Madonna di Campiglio. Music, fun, athletes and VIPs to celebrate Christmas, and put the icing on the cake of a special day. After all, who would ever go to sleep after emotions like those?
Wednesday 9 December 2015
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The new Made in Italy garments, realized by Guasto, are already in the shops
Saturday 5 December 2015
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Conci: “3Tre’s public is the greatest deal for us”
After weeks travelling through Italy, for once the 3Tre promotional tour stopped by home, with two events in Trentino on Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4.
On Thursday night, a Castle opened its gate for one of the Queens of World Alpine Ski: Madonna di Campiglio is one of just five of the current World Cup venues (Vail, Wengen, Kitzbuhel and Adelboden being the others) to have been part also of the first ever World Cup edition in 1967, as recalled by 3Tre committee’s historical expert Paolo Luconi Bisti, during the presentation in the beautiful Castel Pietra in Calliano (Trento, Italy).
Before of him, 3Tre President Lorenzo Conci and Madonna di Campiglio Tourism Office President Marco Masè took the floor to invite all the people to make unforgettable the 62nd edition of the 3Tre, the first since the permanent return of the night slalom in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup calendar. Attending the presentation were also two well-known characters in Italian alpine ski – former athlete Davide Simoncelli and Irene Curtoni of the Women’s National team.
“3Tre would not be the same event, and probably would not be in the World Cup, without the amazing public it has, year after year,” President Lorenzo Conci stated, “so we invite you all to join us on the Canalone Miramonti for another major party.”
“Last year – Marco Masè said – our slalom was the most watched on TV in the World Cup, with over 100 million TV contacts. A fantastic result, one that we are really proud of and that should give us further motivation. “
On Friday December 4th, 3Tre also participated in the presentation of the Trentino’s FISI Committee events in Cadino di Faedo (Trentino, Italy).
Today, Saturday, the second weekend since the opening of the winter season has started. Thousands of ski passionates had fun on the 46 km of slopes already open in the area, snow-covered thanks to the Montagnoli Lake basin. Great works in progress on the Canalone Miramonti: lights will be on in just more than two weeks.
Thursday 26 November 2015
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3Tre President Conci from Brescia: “We only lacked the cold, now we are full speed ahead towards December 22nd. I have a feeling it will be better than in 2014!”
The news had been expected for a couple of days, and now everything became official: Saturday, November 28th, the winter season will be open for the Skiarea Campiglio-Dolomiti di Brenta. The big drop in temperature, despite the absence of a major phenomena, means that now there are 440.000 cubic meters of snow distributed by the cannons on the slopes of the ski area, including 28.000 on the Canalone Miramonti. The historic 3Tre track is once again dressed in white, and awaits the arrival of those who are looking to challenge it on December 22nd, in Audi FIS Ski World Cup night slalom.
While waiting for the “invasion” of the skiers, Madonna di Campiglio and the 3Tre Committee continue to travel and meet their public. Wednesday, November 25, 3Tre Committee’s President Lorenzo Conci visited the Pedavena factory in Levico Terme (Trentino, Italy), to meet the ski schools and ski clubs in Valsugana and Veneto, while on Thursday, November 26th, he was in Brescia to promote Madonna di Campiglio in an informal night event at the Areadocks lounge bar and restaurant.
Here, 3Tre attended the winter season presentation held by the Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo-Val Rendena Tourism Board: a calendar with many events, of which the Canalone Miramonti classic boasts the biggest international profile. Hundreds of people – fans, VIP guests and experts – came to the location in Brescia, thus having the opportunity to taste the special atmosphere that everyone will feel on December 22nd, in the Pearl of the Dolomites.
President Conci took the floor during the evening, confirming his hopes are high for the 62nd edition of the 3Tre: “We feel fortunate to have the support of an amazing Skiarea such as the Campiglio-Dolomiti di Brenta and to have a partner such as Funivie Campiglio: thanks to their efforts, last year a major work like the creation of the Montagnoli Lake basin was realized, and it will be able to provide snow for all our slopes – including the Canalone Miramonti – season after season. We had to wait for the cold a little, but it has eventually arrived and now our slopes are ready give the thousands of people many opportunities to have fun; we hope to find them, and many others as well, in the 3Tre audience.”
“These weeks are for us a period of intense commitment, technical, organizational and promotional: we are traveling this year even more than in past seasons, but the feedbacks that keep coming motivate us to continue with even more determination. In our sport, more than in others, it is very difficult to make predictions, but I feel and hope that the 2015 edition will exceed last year’s great result in terms of public: this would be the most beautiful way to celebrate our permanent return to World Cup calendar”, President Conci concluded.