We are fans of every sport, the internet and social media. This said we wanted to experiment something new related to big sport events in the Dolomites. And the best occasion was the biggest event of the skiing season in the Dolomites, the Giant Slalom of the FIS Ski Worldcup held again on the famous Gran Risa slope in La Villa – Alta Badia.
A few days before the event we started to check for pictures posted on the various social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram related to the the coming race on the Gran Risa. Most of the pictures were published by athletes already training on the nearby “Bamby 2” slope that had the same icy conditions as the Gran Risa. The picture that got more likes and shares was the one of Mr. GS (Giant Slalom) Ted Ligety:
Our idea was to collect the pictures taken by skiing fans and post them in a single post on this blog. Honestly, in addition to photos published by the Holimites team or the tourist board Alta Badia, we thought just a few more would come in. But we happily noticed that there is a huge crowd out there that posted a lot of pictures during the racing weekend. It was hard to filter them out of the social networks, but we did our best to collect the most significant ones and put them on a Storify board as a little slideshow to remember this edition of the event. We hope you enjoy the slideshow and in case you plan to ski on the Dolomites slopes one day just check our website holimites.com