Ski touring on Etna (Sicily)

Duration : 5 days

Italy, Sicily

Level : ascending elevation between 800 to 1200m/day, slopes<38°, speed about 400m/h

from 1065 € / p. from 4 to 7 persons

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Description

Go for 3 days of ski touring in the Etna Park in Sicily, on one of the most active volcano in Europe. I propose you here an atypical trip on its slopes, facing the Mediterranean Sea.

Taste the incredibile charm of the islands that offer the pleasure of drawing its curves by skiing while watching the Big Blue. Etna is an active volcano, but its ascent under normal conditions doesn't give any safety problem. But the volcano may have a greater activity, marked by lava flows and explosions. The volcano is permanently monitored by vulcanologists, who in case of eruption may prohibit access to the summit.

During these 3 days of ski touring, you will discover the southern and northern slopes of Mount Etna and its peripheral peaks. As the snow conditions can quickly change in this region, we will look for the best possible ski (possible areas: La Montagnola, Pizi Deneri, North Etna, Rocca Neiri). Our private vehicle allows us to access the starting points easily.

Accommodation is done in a hotel-refuge, except the last night where you will enjoy a hotel with a "wellness" spa equipment to end the trip perfectly.

Program

D1: Flight to Catania in Sicily, transfer by private vehicle to Sapienza hotel refuge.
Overnight at the hotel.

D2: Discovery of the region and ski touring day.
Again, overnight at the hotel.

D3: Crossing on the North Slope, looking for other horizons ...
Overnight at the Citelli refuge.

D4: A last day of ski touring, before descending to the plain.
Overnight at the Hotel Airone, which offers all the comfort to relax and enjoy the days spent.

D5: Transfer to the airport and return flight.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Accommodations.
  • On site transportation by private minibus.
  • Morning and evening meals from D2 to D4.
  • The picnics from D2 to D4.
  • Flights from Geneva, for any other airport, the price might be different.

The price does not include

  • D1 and D5 lunches, D1  breakfast and D5 dinner.
  • Snacks.
  • Skipass.
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

Accommodation

Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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