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Etna in Winter

- Winter trekking, skiing and snow-shoe excursions for small groups or individuals -

Snowshoes/Ski Summit Tour | Mountain Traverse on Ski | Valle del Bove with crampons and ice axe

Snowshoes/Ski Summit Tour

Note:
Duration: 5-7 hours

Day 1: Snowshoe or Ski Summit Tour

Hiking Snowshoes on Etna during a paroxysm (Photo: Daniele Andronico)
Hiking Snowshoes on Etna during a paroxysm (Photo: Daniele Andronico)
Cable car ascent leads at the base of the Montagnola crater (2500m). From there hiking in snowshoes or skiing towards the summit area pitted with snow-covered volcanic wonders, enjoying the contrast between the black volcanic rocks and the white snow.
Conditions permitting, ascent to the summit craters.

Mountain Traverse on Ski

Note:
Duration: 5-7 hours
Alpine skiing experience required

Day 1: Mountain Traverse on Ski

Sunny day, Snow and Ski during a spectacular Paroxysm. What a Beautiful Day!! (photo: Daniele Andronico)
Sunny day, Snow and Ski during a spectacular Paroxysm. What a Beautiful Day!! (photo: Daniele Andronico)
At the cable car terminal (2500m), put on climbing skins and head up to the top of the volcano (3300m).
With good visibility the top offers a spectacular view like no other.
Breathtaking descent on Etna's North side, passing by the magnificent plateau of "Piano delle Concazze".
Transfer back by car to Etna South (departure point).

Valle del Bove with crampons and ice axe

Note:
Duration: 5-7 hours
Maximum 3 persons

Day 1: Valle del Bove with crampons and ice axe

Ash deposit on the snow in the Valle del Bove. (Photo:Daniele Andronico)
Ash deposit on the snow in the Valle del Bove. (Photo:Daniele Andronico)
With the use of the cable car and followed by a short hike you reach the headwall of the Valle del Bove. Alpine descent (roped) on a steep icy slope until the bottom of the valley. Traverse the 1991-93 lava flows and climb out of the valley through a small but lovely beech grove. From here go right down a wooded path until you reach the road where a jeep is waiting for you to go back to the starting point.
Snowshoes/Ski Summit Tour | Mountain Traverse on Ski | Valle del Bove with crampons and ice axe
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