Pure adrenaline on the Stelvio at Bormio
The Stelvio slope, without a doubt the most famous one in Bormio (ITA), is ready to welcome the Alpine Ski World Cup downhill race scheduled for tomorrow, December 29. The track, one of the most technical, spectacular, difficult and hardest in the world, was prepared in the best ways possible, not only for the downhill skiers but also for all the tourists and ski enthusiasts who decide to go skiing in Bormio every year.
Again this year, the starting gate is located at 2,255m, just below the summit of Monte Cimino. The overall height difference is 987m, with a maximum incline of 63%. The Stelvio is unanimously recognized as the temple of downhill skiing, on a par with Kitzbühel and Wengen because of its technical and spectacular characteristics.
Six people have worked day and night on the slope on behalf of the Società Impianti Bormio. The Technical Director, Pasquale Canclini, says he is satisfied with the work: "47 guns have worked flat out and we produced the 100,000m³ of snow necessary to prepare the slope in the best possible way. The cold temperatures of the last few weeks allowed snow to be produced with greater efficiency and a lower cost. So we are making as much as possible –continues the Stelvio "Man of the Snow" - because besides the race we are also thinking of the tourists and the rest of the season".
Pasquale Canclini is really pleased this year: "The cooperation with TechnoAlpin is closer than ever, to the extent that Bormio has cooperated in the development of some guns which are working at capacity on the Stelvio. The new TF10 has given us some interesting records in recent weeks: 70m³ of snow produced in just one hour! A dream, remembering that in the past we were satisfied with a rate of 50-55m³"!