The Lagazuoi Winning Ideas Mountain Awards were conceived with the aim of recounting the mountains of today and tomorrow.
Materials, destinations, storytelling, technologies and applications: the mountain world is bustling with activity and the Winning Ideas Mountain Awards seek out and showcase the current state of creativity and innovation of this “open air laboratory”.
Those who live or work in contact with the highlands have developed the capacity to produce new and concrete solutions for real problems, introducing authentic and not only symbolic changes for the mountains.
Hence innovative materials, ingenious solutions, small and large digital revolutions. But also proposals for a different tourism, capable of rediscovering the values and the slow rhythm that mountains impose, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by Green Innovation Sustainability.
The competition is divided into four categories: mountain clothing and mountain equipment, mountain tourism and sustainability, digital innovation & apps, mountain short films.
For each category a team of industry experts, journalists and communications professionals has identified the best proposals.
The jury is made up of university students from the specific areas of expertise and evaluates the selected projects under the supervision of a reference professor.
The award-winning projects of the 1st edition of the Winning Ideas Mountain Awards will be exhibited in February and March 2020 at Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti, the exhibition and conference centre on Mount Lagazuoi in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
The Lagazuoi cable car and the Lagazuoi refuge are associated with the Cortina Delicious Consortium, the tourism organisation which operates in the delightful and innovative area of Lagazuoi, 5 Torri and Giau of Cortina d'Ampezzo.