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Snowkiting trip to the Dolomites

Postby fernmanus » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:26 am

I am planning a snowkiting trip for next year. I am thinking that Northern Italy may provide some high mountain riding with beautiful scenery and varied terrain. I have been snowkiting for 15 years in the mountains. I am looking for locations with backcountry riding. I have ski touring gear and I have taken backcountry avalanche safety courses.

Cortina comes up in searches, but the photos seem to be in a limited riding area. I am looking for wide open riding, not limited ski resort areas, nor frozen lakes.

Any recommendations on destinations would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Snowkiting trip to the Dolomites

Postby Rufusz » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:36 am

Quite far from the Dolomites but Bernina pass near the italian border is a really good snowkiting location. There are also endless ski touring opportunities in the area. is a good source for planning ski tours, with downloadable maps,etc.

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Re: Snowkiting trip to the Dolomites

Postby zob » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:24 am

The terain in the area is rough, so it is hard to get any decent crosscountry, I guess mainly because the limited wind.
I'v been only at Passo Giau in the area, so take some reserve.
Better to hit N America! :D

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