50 years ago the historic “Blue Avalanche” occurred in the Brechtsgaden Giant Mountains

This legendary result was followed by others, especially from Gustavo Thoeni and Piero Gros. The world championship titles and the historic double in the slalom at the Olympic Games in Innsbruck, again with Gros and Thoeni, were unforgettable. The Italian team was a relay of skiers that delighted the public until the Tomba era, a transition sealed by another historic all-blue podium: in 1986 in Val Badia with the victory of Pramotton ahead of Tomba himself and Toetsch.

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