Tourist Office Chiavenna

23022 - Chiavenna (SO) Piazza Caduti della libertà
T 0343 37485
F 0343 37361

Opening times from 09.06.19 till 08.09.19
Working days: 07:30 - 12:40 and 14:00 - 18:50
Sundays and national holidays: 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:30 - 18:00

August Sundays and national holidays: 08:30 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 18:00

Information and requests for groups, meetings and events Chiavenna

23022 - Chiavenna (SO) Piazza Caduti per la libertà
T 0343 37485
F 0343 37361

Opening times
From Monday to Saturday 09:00 -12:40 and 14:00 - 18:50. 
Sundays and bank holiday 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:30 - 18:00.


Tourist Office Madesimo

23022 - Madesimo (SO) Via alle Scuole
T 0343 53015

From Monday to Saturday:
09.00 - 12.30 / 14.30 - 18.00
Sunday : 9.00-12.30
This timetable change on 9 of June 2019


Tourist Office Campodolcino

23022 - Campodolcino (SO) Via D.R. Ballerini,
T 0343 50611

From Monday to Saturday 9.00-12.30 and 15.00-18.30
Wednesday CLOSED
Sunday 9.00-12.30

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A passion for the freshness of snows

A passion for the freshness of snows?
Check out your awareness of which are the key tools to keep you safe when going off-piste on skis, snowboard or telemark.
Off-piste skiing is not straightforward, Snow conditions away from the standard piste are invariably changeable and you really need to know how to adapt your skiing to them. There are basic rules to follow. But what really makes the difference is a familiarity with the appliances that guarantee a satisfactory level of safety in extreme conditions. So how much are you really aware of your personal protection? We’ve prepared a quick test. Ready?
Never neglect Artva: The avalanche research apparatus (commonly known as ARVA or indeed more accurately as ARTVA) is an electronic device used to search out anyone caught up in an avalanche. The apparatus is activated in both transmission mode and in receptive (or search). It’s worn by anyone out and about on the snows in transmission mode. In the eventuality of someone being swept away by an avalanche, rescuers switch their equipment into reception mode to locate the transmitter of the victim. Artva should always be accommodated as close as possible to the body to avoid losing it in the event of an accident. So what about airbags?

The rucksack airbag is a contraption that can maximise personal safety in the mountains should you decide to head off-piste. We’re talking about ski-mountaineering, freeride or even excursions on ski racquets. Simply pull the appropriate lever and the airbag inflates within 3 seconds, allowing the skier to remain safely on a level surface, in the event of a mass of snow detaching and heading downhill. Shovels and probes? Standard tools which complement the “package” of appliances commonly referred to as APS. In a situation where someone is believed missing after an avalanche a shovel is essential and the probe can save precious time.

Is an obligatory “halt” for anyone visiting Madesimo.
The pulsating heart of the slopes, attracting Italians and foreign visitors alike with a magical maelstrom of quality: music and delicious aromas are the vital ingredients wafting from within almost from dawn to dusk whether it be torta or Taroz. Acquarela is at the very heart of the ski area, the perfect spot to enjoy a magical evening along with friends, or perhaps a more romantic tryst or indeed a special celebration: it’s easy enough to get there – by the Larici cable car, on snow racquets or by skiing through woodland. Majestic mountains all around, the stars pricking out, a laconic moon making everything ever more entrancing, and whatever your appetite there are specialities and a quality and creative cuisine on tap even at this altitude.

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