Ski mountaineering on Monte Sole
Back-country skiing • Val di Sole
An easy itinerary in the charming Val di Rabbi with the added bonus of having a splendid mountain hut located along the route which also remains open in winter (the Malga Monte Sole Alta farmhouse).
The Monte Sole peak is ideal for winter ascents and to enjoy the snow overlooking the splendid Val di Rabbi.
The Monte Sole farmhouse also offers a limited number of rooms for those who wish to stay the night… and a sauna!
Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche bulletin (www.meteotrentino.it or any other service that suits your needs) before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions at the Mountain Guides’ office. (http://www.guidealpinevaldisole.it).
GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions.
For all ski-mountaineering activities, the proper apparel is strongly recommended. Skiers must bear in mind that temperatures can dip quickly and garments should also be suitable for snowy conditions (such as waterproof Gore-Tex jackets). Furthermore, gloves, cap, sun glasses and sun cream should also form part of every off-piste skier’s basic gear.
It’s also important to bear in mind that tight fitting or insufficiently waterproof ski boots can cause frostbite.
It’s also COMPULSARY to carry with you an avalanche rescue kit consisting of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (this is also available for rent).
A suitable helmet and other safety equipment are also strongly recommended (avalanche airbags etc.).
In the case of hard snow cover or ice, ski crampons are recommended.
From the town of Malè in the Val di Sole, take the provincial road SP86 to Rabbi Fonti.
Parking is available at the start of the forest road, just past Rabbi Fonti.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.