Winter Session 2010, Bormio
07 Feb 2010 in Alumni by Jona Hampe
February 4th-7th, 2010: Tirano/Bormio
The Winter Session 2010 took place in Bormio, in the heart of Italian Alps, starting from Thursday, 4th to Sunday, 7th of February. A group of more than 20 people, travelling by plane all the way from Sweden, Holland, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal and even from Morocco(!), or by train, or car from Switzerland and Italy, met in Tirano on Thursday night. The excitement was high for the next day excursion with the Unesco Bernina train towards the Swiss Alps! Although the weather didn’t allow us to admire much of the breathtaking landscapes of the region, the whole group had great fun sledging on the two sledging tracks available in the lovely village of Bergün!
In the evening we headed to Bormio, back in Italy, where Hotel Rezia welcomed us with its rustic but elegant atmosphere. After a regenerating hot shower, we gathered for dinner at the restaurant Agriturismo Rini. A cosy atmosphere and some delicious food were the perfect conclusion for such an intense day on the snow!
More people joined us after dinner at the restaurants, on Friday night. Altogether we were 38 people, counting 6 different Unitech years and at least 7 different nationalities! The enthusiasm of the reunion (de)generated into a giant snowball fight which eventually called for some more beers at the Clem’s pub, to warm up the bodies again!
Saturday was thought to accommodate everyone’s preferences: someone was skiing or snowboarding, enjoying the fresh powder that blessed us during the night, someone was snow-shoe hiking or relaxing at the ancient Spa Bagni Vecchi.
Saturday’s program brought everybody together again for dinner at Chalet la Rocca, at more than 2000 mt above the sea level. A small bus took us up, curve after curve, to 2000 mt, where a big snowmobile was waiting for us to take us to the final destination: a cosy restaurant lost in the mountains. The trip up to the restaurant was faster for a couple of ladies that could enjoy a ride on a motorbike-like snowmobile!
The dinner at La Rocca was a never-ending series of different dishes taken from the gastronomic tradition of the region. Wine was unlimited and helped warming up the group for the dancing floor. The party, started early at La Rocca, continued in town at the Sunrise club and lasted until 5 am!
On Sunday the group left Bormio rather early in the morning to go back to Milan and catch a flight in the afternoon. The group went to Pizzeria Spontini for a quick lunch, an authentic must for the city, before heading to Milan top spot, the Duomo. The sun and the blue sky, finally there after a couple of cloudy days, created a magnificent scenic effect together with the white of the guglias! This was finally the moment to say goodbye… at least until the next UAA event!
Thank you again to everybody that joined the Winter Session in Bormio! We definitely had a great time there and we are all looking forward to seeing many of you for another great weekend together!