If you’re not a fan of marked trails and would rather be free to blaze your own in fresh snow and if the silence of the high peaks and snowy valleys is your dimension, the mountains surrounding Val di Sole provide a vast playground for your skimo experiences.
After all the effort of the ascent, there is no greater satisfaction than taking deep breaths of cold mountain air, silently contemplating the all-white scenery around you, anticipating the adrenaline rush and strong sense of freedom that skiing down through fresh snow will bring.
Ski mountaineering is an activity that calls for physical strength, concentration, care and familiarity with the mountain. And so, before you set out, it is better to contact the Alpine guides at the Mountaineering and Ski Mountaineering School in Val di Sole (Scuola di Alpinismo e Scialpinismo della Val di Sole), who can not only organise skimo expeditions with a guide, but can also provide important technical information, details about the snow conditions and suggestions for the routes best suited to your level of preparation and the current conditions.
Before setting out on your ski mountaineering excursion, you should also check the avalanche bulletin and make sure that all your safety equipment—shovel, probe and ARTVA—are working perfectly.
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Must-try skimo routes
Here are some of the classic ski mountaineering routes in Val di Sole. Make sure you choose those best suited to your fitness level and the snow conditions.