. The Principality advance LIVE ski season in late November if snow. This was confirmed yesterday the CEO of Sports, José Ramón Tuero, during the presentation of the program “White week”, beginning on 9 December and lasts until 5 April, Domingo Santo, coinciding with the closure of the stations.
The start of the season was scheduled for 4 December, was published as THE NEW SPAIN few weeks ago. The date coincides with the timing of the campaign 2014-2015, which closed in August after a meeting with representatives of municipalities of Aller and Lena, hostelry and hotel associations, Dealers, Federation of Winter Sports and responsible for the overall direction of Tourism. Tuero, yesterday it was accompanied by the heads of the stations Fuentes de Invierno and Valgrande-Pajares, Jorge Fernandez and Felipe García Pertierra, respectively, He explained that “our intention is to open station when we have snow, as happened last year, why do not rule out further the season in late November”.
No changes, moment, the closing date, scheduled for el 5 April and coinciding with the end of Holy Week. In this case, novelty lies in the snow to school program, that stretches until then. This campaign is intended to promote winter sport among children in the region. An initiative that brought together the previous edition 3.825 students 95 schools, both public and concerted. “Our goal is to exceed last year's data”, said Tuero. Expanding the program is not the only new this year. The five-day courses are also retrieved, since previously you could only do courses “White week” between one and four days. Also, be given the possibility that these meetings be held during the weekend. Another new, in this economic case, will be for schoolboys who want aficionar snowboarding instead of skiing. Until now had to pay an additional fee. This payment has been canceled, putting both disciplines at the same level.
José Ramón Tuero also mentioned in the presentation of the “White week” a new initiative. This is the passport of skier. This document, that will be presented próximamente, the college will be awarded with a diploma once they finish training. “The passport will show the skill level of the children and must deliver it in later years to mark their progress”, said the CEO of Sports.
Furthermore, the Principality and County of Leon will return to work this year to promote their winter face complex. The renewal of the agreement, explained José Ramón Tuero, will be approved today by the Council of the Principality. The CEO of Sports stressed the “good relations” they have with the administration and said Leon “still in talks ahead of a merger between the stations of Fuentes de Invierno and San Isidro”. The administrative merger, remarked the regional representative, noting that “when we budget for other things, bet on one physical union”.
Nor is there any news regarding the possible use of the station allerana ski out of the winter season. Tuero said yesterday that they are still waiting for the Ministry of Public Works, Planning and Environment issued a report on the feasibility. Another aspect on hold are the works of the power line to Fuentes de Invierno. The project is no longer a priority for the Principality, as he had said the director-general of Sports a few weeks ago. The budget extension, and the adjusted accounts handling your area are the main arguments that motivate the lack of priority.
source: J.VIVAS. Journal The New Spain