Sicily island is located in the Mediterranean Sea and is better known for its history, volcano and food. But to have the privilege of skiing on the slopes of Etna is just wonderful.
4 days of total change of scenery. You arrive at Catania airport in a T-shirt, to find yourself at the top of Etna volcano at 3350m. The contrast is striking. 

Region

Italy - Etna

Duration

4 Days

Months

March, April

1,030 /personne for 6 people

Difficulties

Ski touring Level 2 - Advanced
  • Ski with a 6 to 8 kg backpack

  • Competent to ski in all snow types and all terrain up to slopes of 30 to 35º

  • Be capable of physical effort for 4 to 8 hours

  • Competent to use the equipment (ski and safety) and to make the kick turn technique

  • Be able to climb up from 600 to 1200m of elevation

Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Catania airport in Sicily where we'll meet before heading to our accommodation for those 4 days of skiing above the Mediterranean Sea. 
To make the most of the stay and the local food, we will eat every day in a different restaurant to taste the local products.

day 2

Direction the southern slope of Etna, for the first ascent of the volcano. We will climb up the ski slopes, according to the snow conditions of the moment. (In case of lack of snow, you can use the ski lifts, not included in the price).

We will cross many lava flows which all have their history, then following the activity of the volcano, we will reach one of its summits.
Return by the same route and back to our house.

Average height difference: about 1500m ascent and descent.

day 3

Second acsencion but this time on the north side. A long snowy ridge will bring us to the former main summit of the volcano. From there we have a breathtaking view of all the different craters.
In case of the lack of snow, we can use the ski lifts (not included in the price).

Return by the same route and back to our house.

Average height difference: about 1500m ascent and descent.

day 4

We take the opportunity to visit the place before taking the plane back to France.

Included

  • The safety equipment (Probe, shovel, Tranceiver, Harness)
  • Overnight accommodation described in the program
  • Breakfasts, picnics and dinners included in the program
  • The organization and transfers mentioned in the program using rental vehicles
  • Transport and taxi included in the program
  • The meal at lunchtime for both you and your guide
  • A fully qualified and experienced IFMGA guide for the duration of your trip
  • Mandatory off-piste safety equipment (shovel, tranceiver, probe)
  • Mountain rescue radio
  • Free membership to the association for the organization of stays
  • Mandatory individual mountaineering safety equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe
  • Collective equipment necessary for progression and safety

Not included

  • Personal insurance covering the activity
  • All that is not included in "the price includes".
  • Cancellation insurance (4%), repatriation assistance / search costs - rescue (1.5%)
  • Transportation to the meeting point and from the point of separation
  • Personal expenses: additional drinks, energy bars, souvenirs, tips, etc.
  • Accommodation the night before, optional (room and breakfast)

All Ecrins Prestige guides have gained the highest guiding qualification from the IFMGA and are certified to guide anywhere in the world

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