A volcano of snow - ski mountaineering on mount Etna!

Sicilia

Skiing on the highest (3343 m a.s.l.) and biggest (20 km in radius) active volcano in Europe with a view over the sea, is an experience that you will never forget.

The foothills of mount Etna, with its perfect snow and firn, is full of many easy snow trails for ski mountaineering to some steep canyons for the more experienced skiers.

The great crossing from south to north via the North East Crater, the  Pizzi de' Neri Pick and the  Grotta del Gelo  will be the main goals of our extraordinary ski mountaineering journey in Sicily.

The Mediterranean atmosphere, the mild climate the fragrances of Sicily the warm and friendly Sicilian hospitality and the flavour of a genuine and traditional cuisine will make your stay in Sicily unique!!

ActivitySci alpinismo

Duration4 days/3 nights

Effort6 hours/day

Difficulty

4 days / 3 nights

da 360,00 €

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Programme details

  • THURSDAY  – CATANIA AIRPORT: in the evening, meeting with Campo Base Team and mountain guides  – UIAGM transfer and accommodation in B&B at foothills of Etna
  • FRIDAY – ETNA: ski mountaineering excursion from Rifugio Citelli to Pizzi Deneri Pick 
  • SATURDAY –  ETNA: great crossing from south to north via the North East Crater
  • SUNDAY:  ski mountaineering excursion at  the  Grotta del Gelo - departures for various destinations

According to the weather forecasts and snow conditions, some other excursions could be: Rocca della Valle (2.738 m a.s.l.); Punta S. Lucia (2924m a.s.l.); l’Osservatorio Etneo (2818m a.s.l.)

Additional clarifications

The programme could be changed at the discretion of the Campo Base Team / Mountain Guide – UIAGM based on the weather conditions and snow levels, however maintaining the basic structure of the and objectives of the proposition.

Meeting point

  • Aeroporto di Catania Fontanarossa – Thursday evening

Difficulty and technical preparation

  • Medium
  • Gradient – 800 / 1100 daily
  • Maximum altitude reached: 3250 m
  • Daily commitment – 6 hours

Equipment and clothing required

  • Skis and ski boots
  • Arva, spade and probe
  • Ski sealskins
  • Technical winter clothing
  • Gloves and cap

further recommended equipment  

  • Backpack and water bottle
  • Sun cream and sunglasses

All equipment can be hired – just contact Campo Base.

Required travelling documents

  • Identification document
  • Campo Base Voucher

Highlights

  • Ski mountaineering on Mount Etna, the highest and biggest active volcano in Europe
  • The great crossing from south to north via the North East Crater, the  Pizzi de' Neri Pick and the  Grotta del Gelo
  • The Mediterranean atmosphere, the mild climate and the fragrance of Sicily
Sicilia, scialpinismo sull'Etna
Sicily, ski mountaineering on mount Etna
It is possible make a program in 3 days/2 nights. The price starts from euro 265,00 (8 people) | euro 435,00 (4 people) 

Included services

  • 3 night stay in a B&B – double/triple rooms
  • 3 days accompanied by Mountain Guides / UIAGM / that speak English
  • 1 day accompanied by Volcano Guides
  • All transfers
  • Assistance from Campo Base and its team for the whole week

Excluded services

  • Flight – request our best quote!
  • Skipass if needed
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • Management practice fee: € 20,00
  • Everything else that is not mentioned in Included services

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