The world’s biggest winter ski resort has announced it will open its doors for the first time in Australia.
Giro d ‘Italia has announced plans to open its first ski resort in Sydney’s north on January 13, 2017.
Giraffes are a staple of the Alps, where skiing is an art form, with the snow falling at incredible speeds in spectacular surroundings.
Grizzlies are also among the top snow sports, and in recent years the sport has become one of the world’s fastest growing in terms of ticket sales.
Gigantic snowfields in the Alps.
Source: SuppliedGiro’s CEO, Marco Domenico, said the opening of the new resort was a major milestone in the growth of the sport.
“This will be a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the new technology and infrastructure, while also celebrating our iconic Giro ski heritage and giving back to the community,” he said.
Gigi Lutz, general manager of the Italian ski chain Giro, said: “The launch of the first ski destination in Sydney is an absolute landmark for Giro and the region, and the Giro family is proud to announce that Sydney will be the first city in Australia to open our first ski-themed venue.”
Giro will operate four ski-based resorts across Sydney, including Sydney’s new ski village at Cremone and the popular Snowy Mountains.
Sydney’s Cremonese Village.
Girelli’s Snowy Mountain, the popular ski village on the outskirts of the city.
Greta-Cremonesi’s Snowmobile, located in the heart of the CBD.
The Sydney Giro has attracted some big names, including Mark Cavendish and Mark Cavour, who will be in attendance at the opening.
“The Sydney experience is a very special one for us, and we are thrilled to be able to partner with Giro in opening the first ever ski resort to Sydney,” Cavendish said.
“Our vision is to provide our riders with an extraordinary ski experience with the most luxurious amenities and facilities available in the world, including an exceptional food menu, superb facilities and a beautiful venue.”
Tourism and hospitality manager, Scott Feltman, said Sydney was an ideal location to host the first Sydney Girelli ski resort.
“Giro has been a part of Sydney’s sporting heritage since the 1950s and we have been working closely with the city to create a ski-friendly and fun experience for the visitors,” he added.
“We are excited to be welcoming Giro to the city.”
Sydneys most popular skiing destinations, including Snowy Meadows, and Snowy Lakes.
Ski resorts are the pinnacle of the ski industry, but it is not a sport you can just buy tickets for on a Saturday.
“If you can’t ski, there’s not a lot of other activities that can be done at the Girellis resort, but we are also committed to delivering the best skiing experience to our visitors,” Feltmans business manager, Tony McLean, said.
Sitting in a ski lodge in Sydney on January 10, 2017, Giro’s Mark Cavignan celebrates a second successive win with his ski goggles.
Gresham’s Caves, the first major ski area in NSW, is another favourite for the resort.
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