Monterosa, Italy Conditions Report: Closing Week = Powder Week

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Zeb laying one out in amazing light. Sarah in space. image: snowbrains

Monterosa ski resort in Alagna, Italy had a wild last week of operations with around a meter (3′) of new snow, sun, closures, and the best powder day of our trip.

Miles pow cloud. image: zeb blais

Wednesday:  We got one glorious powder run in sunshine, then it socked in and we skied fun snow in the fog before venturing out on one big, long backcountry run in the fog.  

Thursday:  The Alagna side of the ski resort was closed for the day so we auto-toured some indescribable Italian mountain towns and watched our buddies kayak class 5 rapids.

Unknown shredder through the gondy window. Sarah in space. image: snowbrains

Friday:  The best powder day of our 3-week trip.  We harvested perfect powder off the chairlifts for a few runs before venturing out on a 6,00-vertical-foot backcountry run.  We then headed back up and did 3 more chutes off the chairs.

Saturday:  We climbed up to about 12,000′ and skied all sorts of conditions before cruising groomers and having terrific pizza and spritzers at the top of the hill.

Zeb in the good stuff in the Alagna backcountry. Sarah in space. image: snowbrains

Sunday:  Overcast and firm.  Groomers.  Snowing 2nd half of the day.

Monday:  Monterosa ski resort closed for daily operations.  Open weekend until May 6th.

Miles on a foggy pow day. Sarah in space. image: snowbrains


Special thanks to Monterosa ski resort for hosting us these 3 weeks here.

Huge thanks to the Alagna Rat Pack for showing us around these 3 weeks.

Enormous thanks to Intuition Liners for making this trip a reality.

Sarah in space. image: snowbrains


Miles slush slash. image: zeb blais

Marco shredding. image: zeb blais
Andy finding some visability in the fog. Sarah in space. image: snowbrains
Gorgeous morning on Friday! image: snowbrains
Jacques ripping. image: snowbrains
Le Chamois and the boys! image: snowbrains
Miles and the view. image: zeb blais
Miles in pow. image: zeb blais
Summer village. image: snowbrains
Jacques tearing up a class 5. Sarah in space. image: snowbrains
Vistas. image: zeb blais
Small Miles. image: zeb blais
Miles dropping in. image: zeb blais
Not ok… image: zeb blais
Hakon. image: zeb blais
Zeb feeling the flow and working it. No bull dance. Sarah in space. image: snowbrains
Friday… image: snowbrains
Zeb up high. image: snowbrains
Shepard’s village. image: snowbrains
Amazing morning. image: snowbrains
Small humans. image: snowbrains
Raggazi Italiani at the bus stop. image: snowbrains
Miles with the vibe. image: zeb blais

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