4 Top Locations for Ski mountaineering in Spring
In Trentino, you can enjoy sliding on backcountry powder also in May
You are well prepared and everything is ready: skis, skins, and backpack with all the essential gear. It’s early morning and you feel the anticipation. You are heading for an alpine adventure in Trentino’s backcountry. You go off the beaten track through the woods and as the trees thin away, a vast white valley surrounded by majestic mountains opens out before you. Towering above it: your journey’s end. When at the top, you just need to lose the skins and slide freely downhill, untracked, on pristine powder.
It’s a perfect day out in the wild. Spring is one of the best periods to try ski mountaineering. The weather is more reliable, the snow has settled and you’re blessed with more daylight so you can make the most of longer-radius excursions with better visibility conditions.
When you go ski mountaineering, there are some important T&Cs to remember: always check the weather forecast and carry the avalanche essentials such as shovel, beacon and probe. For first timers, it is highly recommended the lead of an expert: Trentino’s Alpine Guides.
Here are 4 excellent backcountry locations for your spring ski mountaineering excursion. The choice is yours, perhaps try them all!