Serenella Restaurant in Villadossola _ July 2016
Daniele Basso, guest of honour, will award Max Blardone with a unique trophy
Max Blardone has a special bond with Alta Badia valley: he won three times on the Gran Risa, gave us great emotions during the first Parallel Giant Slalom and he also announced his retirement from competition. Max received a special trophy from artist Daniele Basso, who also created it. Daniele is the author of the GIGANT sculpture at the start of the Gran Risa and creator of the 2015 trophies decorated with Swarovski crystals.
Attending as Guests of Honour for the event:
Igor Cassina (Olympic Gold Medalist in the men’s horizontal bar at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and inventor of the famous " Cassina move" in 2002 , which awarded him a place in the history of gymnastics well before the Gold Medal).
Sabina Panzanini (Alpine ski champion in the Giant Slalom specialty; five-time runner up as well as three-time winner in Alta Badia, Park City and Maribor).
Daniela Merighetti (Alpine ski champion in the Downhill, Super Giant and Super Combined specialties: 5-time runner up as well as winner in Cortina, currently athlete spokesperson in the FIS Committee)
Daniele Basso (Eclectic internationally-renowned artist, as multifaceted as his works, author of the GIGANT sculpture, located at the start of legendary Gran Risa, as well as creator of the Swarovski crystal-embedded trophies for Ski World Cup Alta Badia Dolomites 2015).
Photo credit Mario Curti