Dolomites Part 2

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Dolomites Part 1

After a few weekends when the weather looked poor in the Dolomites we finally hit the road the on the promise of a good forecast.  Its a long drive and with lots of traffic round Milan then with lots of snow and an avalanche on the road it was even longer, but worth it as the mountains are stunning. Dolomites ski-23

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The sun made a brief outing before the weather deteriorated and dumped another 50 cm.Dolomites ski-3 Dolomites ski-4 Dolomites ski-10Dolomites ski-12

Friends are flying with us!Dolomites ski

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Sunny Powder Day

Sunny days have been few and far between this year here so you’d expect the lift company to be ready for business on the first sunny powder day for ages. But it snowed a little last night, as forecast, as it does in the mountains…so the lift opens late because they have to clear a few terraces with a snowblower. Its a uncontrolled mountain so they can’t even blame it on avalanche control.

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Good fun once we got there and worth the wait. Super good to be back on the big hill 2800 m vertical runs down the West Face of the Aiguille du Midi to the road.

A Daley Dose

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At the Menagerie

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Powder Panda getting strange looks from the locals.Palud Liz Daley Davide de Masi-2 Palud Liz Daley Davide de Masi-3

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