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News On April 5, 2017

Skiing the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Pictures and GPS tracks.

The Haute Route is probably the most famous hut to hut trip on skis all over the world and it goes across glaciers and high mountains in the Alps. When you talk about the Haute Route, anyone who’s passionate about skis and mountains understands what we’re talking about, and lots of people from all around the world reach Chamonix every spring for…

News On April 2, 2017

Last ski days of the season in the Dolomites. Off-piste skiing in Arabba, Sella massif ski traverse via Val Ciadin and Culea, Forcella Bachet ski traverse, ski mountaineering to Punta Penia and Forcella del Vernel.

After the two good weeks together with the Ski Club Great Britain, the snow situation in the Dolomites was getting more critical in some ways. The temperature was getting higher, the snow on south slopes disappeared visibly around 2000 meters, and a warm Fohn wind blew constantly from the north. Never before this season my attitude has been “let’s go and see” rather…

News On March 22, 2017

Dolomites ski traverse with The Ski Club of Great Britain, from San Martino di Castrozza to Lake Braies.

I was pretty worried about the Dolomites ski traverse from San Martino di Castrozza in Braies scheduled for late February with Ski Club of Great Britain team. The skitour to Forcella Bachet had given me some hope, but there were still many uncertaintes about the possibility of doing a whole trip on skis outside the groomed slopes. Fortunately something happened the day…

News On February 15, 2017

My winter on the road. Chamonix, ski touring to Col d’Argentiere and Aiguilles Rouges ski traverse. Pointe Alphonse Favre and Aiguille du Belvedere.

It’s gonna be difficult to forget this winter season for people like me who live in the Dolomites and need the real snow to survive and feed his/her family, beside the fake snow on the slopes. Despite the last snowfall has pulled the morale of many people up, the general conditions in the Dolomites for skiing off-piste and ski touring are still difficult, and you…

News On February 4, 2017

Climbing the via ferrata on Piccolo Cir, skiing the Sellaronda, off-piste skiing on Pitztal Glacier and ski touring in Sankt Anton. All in the same week!

Who would have ever thought of a second year in a row without snow in the Dolomites in early February? Everything has been so unpredictable in these last winters, so the key word is definitely “being flexible.” Janet and Shel just came to the Dolomites for 4 days of off-piste skiing and ski touring, unfortunately we had to change our…

News On January 15, 2017

Off-piste skiing and ski touring in Sestriere and Monginevro.

Lots of snow finally arrived in the Northern Alps, in Abruzzo and all the way down to Mount Etna in Sicily. Unfortunately in the South of the Alps, including the Dolomites,it’s been still very cold and dry. Last Saturday I was back on the road to Piemonte, for a 3 day off-piste skiing and ski touring around Sestriere and the…

News On December 19, 2016

December, ski touring to the Col d’Argentière and climbing in the Dolomites. Diedro Dall’Oglio on Cima del Lago and Campanile di Val Montanaia normal route.

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This has been the second december in a row without snow. Just a matter of bad luck? A cycle or is it been all because of the climate change? I think it’s a bit of everything. The high pressure is still strong in Europe and in the Alps, it’s been three weeks already with beautiful days from sunrise to sunset,…

News On December 4, 2016

Ski touring in Pitztal, Tirol. Wildspitze, 3772m.

It’s december already and the snow situation in the Dolomites reminds me a lot last year, only the high peaks painted in white have given a sort of winter look so far. The foehn wind from last week blew strongly in Marmolada, the only spot where it’s been possible to go ski touring, and the snowpack is not enjoyable anymore. Yesterday we…

News On May 4, 2018

February and March Off piste skiing and ski touring in the Dolomites. Valscura couloir on Sassongher, Holzer couloir, skiing around Arabba, Marmolada and the Sella Massif. Ski touring around Puez and Monte Pelmo.

February and March are the perfect months for off piste skiing and ski touring. In the Dolomites we didn’t have other huge snowfalls after the one on the day after Christmas, but we had many little dumps which were perfect to build the layer up and cover the old tracks. The conditions for couloir skiing were already good in mid-January,…