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The winners of the 1st edition of the Lagazuoi Winning Ideas Mountain Awards

STATIONS - 1° premio "Corti di Montagna"

Milan, 6th February 2020_There are those who have invented a folding ski for true sportsmen ready for anything, those who have saved a mountain village from extinction, those who have conceived a winter holiday that can be organized with just a few clicks, those who have been able to describe the daily life of a ski resort from a very original point of view. These are the intuitions, the "visions" which emerged from the Lagazuoi Winning Ideas Mountain Awards, the original project of Lagazuoi EXPO Dolomiti. The exhibition and cultural centre located at the top station of the Lagazuoi cable car crowned the winners of the first edition. 

Category: Mountain clothing and equipment 
The best proposals for technical clothing and equipment suitable for particular altitudes and climatic conditions.

Folding Ski Ibex-Tactix by Elan_Wood core with carbon inserts and steel blades. Designed for a comfortable transportation on snow, rocks and mixed terrains. A product that combines excellent handling and comfort with high performance during the descent. 

B Cure Laser Sport
_The 'portable' laser therapy that relieves pain and treats the cause. It is an effective and natural device for the treatment of orthopaedic problems and pains resulting from inflammation and acute or chronic sports injuries. 

Futurelight collection by The North Face_The most advanced technology for waterproof outdoor clothing. It has a nanostructure that allows for the passage of air, guaranteeing greater ventilation and breathability without sacrificing waterproofness and resistance.

D-Air Ski Evolution Man by Dainese
_It consists of a hybrid structure equipped with GPS and gyroscope capable of perceiving the loss of balance and ensuring the protection of athletes. Already used by Lindsey Vonn, Sofia Goggia and Matthias Mayer.

Category: Mountain tourism and sustainability 
Economy, environment, culture: new values for the mountain territories. Forms of tourism that satisfy the needs of travellers and the places where they stay, at the same time safeguarding and enhancing the opportunities for the future.

Donne di montagna, albergo diffuso di Ornica
_Ornica, a small village in the Brembana Valley, was in danger of extinction. It was for this reason that the local cooperative, Donne di Montagna, (Women of the Mountains) decided to look for a solution: today, with its scattered hotel and the involvement of all its inhabitants, the village is a model.

Vigezzina Centovalli
_A slow journey to give yourself the time to discover a territory offering a wealth of surprises. From Domodossola to Locarno: 52 km of road, with 2 countries, 83 bridges and 31 tunnels to discover in a little under two hours.

_The inhabitants, breeders, farmers, artisans and tourist operators of the Valpelline have decided to collaborate in breathing life into a large-scale project which will enable them to become active protagonists in their community's choices for development and, above all, proud of the places in which they live.

Category: Digital innovation & Apps
Ideas for renewing your mountain experience. From sport to tourism, the world of the mountains unfolds through digital innovation and technologies.

_This innovative online platform groups together the ski resorts' tourist facilities: online skipasses, equipment rental, skiing lessons, dinner at a baita (mountain lodge) offering discounts for intense holiday experiences. 

Safe App
_Decision-making experts from the Trentino developed a technology based on big data in collaboration with the Polizia di Stato (the Italian state police force) and with the ski slope operators of the region. A web platform that enables the recording and storing of data relating to accidents on the ski slope, making on-slope rescue operations more effective. 

_A geolocation service capable of forwarding distress calls, dedicated to mountain enthusiasts and lovers of open-air sports. The service is run by the Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico (National Mountain Rescue and Speleological Corps) (CNSAS) and promoted by the Club Alpino Italiano (CAI).

Category: Mountain Short Films
Stories, faces, emotions, high altitude routes, told through the eyes of a cine camera and the sensitivity of a film director

_A film that "transforms the images of the activity of a winter ski resort into abstractions, sensations and emotions and shows the unsuccessful attempts made by humans to tame the almost supernatural mountains". 

The Pinnacle of Rush
_The adrenaline-charged Speed Riding,  narrated through Ueli Kestenhols‘  daring challenges.  

Carano non è Pamplona
_There are no tourists here and no decorated cows. Just a shepherd and his old friends to lead 145 cows to pasture. The gate opens at 6 a.m. and the rush to the high pastures begins. 

The award-winning projects of each category will be exhibited from 21st February to 31st March 2020 at the Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti, the innovative exhibition and conference centre on Mt. Lagazuoi in Cortina d'Ampezzo.


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