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Skiing an Active Volcano, Mt. Etna

February 26, 2012

The last time I skied Mt. Etna was 1980!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Today, the weather and the snow conditions were exceptional and of the kind one doesn’t experience very often.  As it was a Friday, there were no weekend crouds, so just the best time to hit the slopes.  Skiing on perfect snow conditions, with a sunny day and the view of the coastline below is more than one can ask.  Many people do not realize how exceptional it is to be on an island with a variety of beaches and from the city of Catania just a 45 minute drive to skiing on Mt. Etna.  Mt. Etna stands at 3,330 meters high with a diameter of 210 kilometers.  The images below are of the Southern side, Nicolosi.

My ski buddies and I.

 

 

There are those who ski in a tie having come straight from work at lunch time.

One can enjoy lunch at an alttitude of 2,500 meters.

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From the slopes a view of the coastline and the Ionian Sea.

From → Mount Etna

One Comment
  1. Ann Hunter permalink

    Rosanna,

    Your pictures are awsome. No skiing or snow here, it looks like spring with the daffodils, Lenten roses and snowdrops in bloom.

    Ann

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