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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,…

News On February 1, 2018

January, ski touring, off-piste and steep skiing in the Dolomites. Costabella on Cristallo, forcella di Colfiedo ski traverse, Arabba, gruppo del Puez, Val delle Fontane and Holzer Couloir on Sella group.

After ten days of perfect weather the strong wind “finally” showed up for several days in the Dolomites, making our lives tough to find safe ski itineraries with good snow. Some hidden valleys remained protected by the wind, couloirs got back into good shapes, mostly all the open bowls  became smooth hard packed, like the Val Mesdì which was very…

News On May 18, 2017

Last ski touring trips of the season. Forcella del Vernel, Punta Penia, Zuckerhutl, Strahlhorn, Rimpfischhorn and Mont Blanc.

Spring season always delivers good times to all ski touring lovers, especially this 2016-17 season. Couple weeks ago in the Dolomites we had  almost two feet of snow fell into Marmolada in a few days, and everything was whiter than winter. Even around the Alps, the activity has been intense, as many steep had been pretty icy for most of the…

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 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…