The roof of the Rifugio Comici in Selva Val Gardena was restored in record time.

The roof of the Rifugio Comici in Selva Val Gardena was restored in record time.

Only two weeks after the tragic meteorological event at the end of October, which has brought numerous damages in the Alps, also blowing away the roof of the Comici hut of Selva Val Gardena, works to rebuild the roof are almost completed before the imminent snowfalls.

The time schedule of the works seemed almost impossible, but it was being able to be restored in record time – in just 11 days, with an already final solution that will be completed in the coming days, just in time for the start opening season.

The roof of the Rifugio Comici in Selva Val Gardena was restored in record time.
The roof of the Rifugio Comici in Selva Val Gardena was restored in record time.

This success was due to the coordination of the Marzola group and to the workers of the companies Lignosystem and Zumprafux who have worked uninterruptedly and with great skill at 2153 m to make all this possible. The Comici hut will therefore open in perfect normality at the beginning of the next winter season on Thursday 6 December 2018.

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The roof of the Rifugio Comici in Selva Val Gardena was restored in record time.
The roof of the Rifugio Comici in Selva Val Gardena was restored in record time.

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The roof of the Rifugio Comici in Selva Val Gardena was restored in record time.
A corduroy piste awaits you in Sudtirol. Photo: IDM Sudtirol.
The roof of the Rifugio Comici in Selva Val Gardena was restored in record time.

Thankfully Val di Fassa is ready for opening December 6 as stated here.

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A view from the roof fixed in record time for the opening of the season - Rifugio Comici- Selva di Val Gardena. Sudtirol.
A view from the roof fixed in record time for the opening of the season – Rifugio Comici- Selva di Val Gardena. Sudtirol.

Featured Image: The Alpine huts along the ski slopes of the Gardena Valley serve local fare mixing traditional Italian with South Tyrolean dishes; against the magnificent background of the snow-capped peaks of the Sella Mountain Group in the Dolomites.
Photo: IDM Sudtirol – The roof of the Rifugio Comici in Selva Val Gardena was restored in record time. Photo: IDM Sudtirol – The roof of the Rifugio Comici in Selva Val Gardena was restored in record time. 

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