From the 18th to the 21st of February 2021

Ski mountaineering week end on the highest European active volcano. An unusual way to live a ski touring experience.

Skiing on the highest (3343 m) and largest (20 km radius) active volcano in Europe looking at the deep blue sea of Sicily is a unique experience that will surely remain in your mind forever.

Private groups (min 4 people) can choose different dates according to their needs.

Travel Program

1stDay

Flight to Catania

Meeting with our Mountain Guide and arrive to Catania by plane. Visit to the city. Overnight at the hotel.

2ndDay

Ascent to the North East crater 3323m

Transfer with private minibus to Piano Provenzana (about 1 hour). Depending on the needs of the group we can use the lifts up to 2300m or we can start directly from Piano Provenzana 1800m. Once skis on, we will go up through wide slopes to the top of the North East crater. Descent along the same route or through the Quarantore canal, depending on the snow conditions. Transfer to Linguaglossa, dinner and overnight stay in b & b.

Up 1000/1500m - Down 1500m - 4/5 hours

3rdDay

South-North crossing

Transfer by car to the Etna Sud lifts. Go up with the lift to Piano del Lago (2500), theater of the last Etna eruptions. From here we climb until the summit craters, then we evaluate the volcanic activity for the ascent. We ski down on the opposite side towards Piano Provenzana, passing between the Elliptical Crater and the Piano delle Concazze. Come back by car to Linguaglossa, dinner and overnight in b & b.

Up 900m – Down 1500m - 5/6 hours

4thDay

Climb to Pizzo Deneri, descent to refuge Citelli

Departure with the lift from Piano Provenzana, than, with skins to Pizzi Deneri. From there, we descend the Leone valley along the rocky walls of the southern slope of Pizzi Deneri. We go on till the Rittman Crater 2377 m and Monte Simone 2084 m. After crossing Serra delle Concazze we start the descend until Citelli Refuge. Come back to Linguaglossa. In the afternoon we visit Taormina and then transfer to the airport.

Up 550m - Down: 1100m – 3 hours

More details

CLIMATE AND SNOW CONDITIONS: The Mediterranean climate on Etna favors fairly compact snow. The slopes are suitable also for medium skiers. The routes are accessible from February to March, and often also from April to May.

The schedule may be subject to change under unforeseen circumstances.

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Difficulties

F+ / Easy +

Skills required

Good training, Medium ski touring experience is required

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
4 days 4 7 29/01/2021

Equipements

Full ski touring equipment, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, harness, ice axe and crampons, Full equipment list will be provided with the information sheet

Documents

Valid Identity card

Vaccination

Vaccinations are not required

Prices

4 people580,00 €per person

Rate details

THE PRICE INCLUDES: Support and assistance of a Lyskamm4000’ s Mountain Guide certified by UIAGM, all the transfers with private vehicles, half board, excluding dinner on arrival and departure days, b & b treatment on arrival day, logistics and booking service for the hotels, R.C.T. insurance

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: flight ticket A/R to Catania, injury / cancellation insurance, drink and extra in general, ski bag shipping, the cost of lift tickets, dinner on the arrival day, anything not specified in the fee It includes.