Rest stopsROSETTA "GIOVANNI PEDROTTI"
The Antermarucol Pass can be reached by crossing the High Banks on foot, in order to avoid losing altitude, if the snow is sufficiently settled. Otherwise, descend in the "Buse" and re-ascent up to the fork. Do not take the crossing after Malga Valbona in the woods, as when the sun beats in the afternoon there is a high risk of avalanches which come down from the channels above. Take care to not re-ascent too soon in the woods as there are jumps in the first channels.
Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche bulletin (www.meteotrentino.it or any other service that suits your needs) before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions at the Mountain Guides’ office. (+39 0439 768795 – firstname.lastname@example.org ). GPS routes are merely indicative of the more reasonable track but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions. GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions.
Safety, evaluation capacity and knowledge are extremely important and fundamental aspects for those who want to practise outdoor activities in winter. In the following lines you can find some useful advice to practise outdoor activities in safe conditions:
-choose an itinerary that meets your psychophysical and technical conditions
-contact the Alpine Guides to verify if the tour is feasible. If you are not an expert, go on tour with a professional guide
-don't go on tour alone
-before going, tell someone your destination and at what time you plan to be back
-check the local bulletin giving information about snow, weather and avalanches
-check the equipment and be sure that the self-rescue kit (arva, probe and shovel rescue) is appropriately working
Tips and hints
ParkingFree parking at the departure lifts Colverde - Rosetta
For all off-piste skiing activities, the proper apparel is strongly recommended. Skiers must bear in mind that temperatures can dip quickly and garments should also be suitable for snowy conditions (such as waterproof Gore-Tex jackets). Furthermore, gloves, cap, sun glasses and sun cream should also form part of every off-piste skier’s basic gear.
It’s also important to bear in mind that tight fitting or insufficiently waterproof ski boots can cause frostbite.
It’s also COMPULSARY to carry with you an avalanche rescue kit consisting of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (this is also available for rent).
A suitable helmet and other safety equipment are also strongly recommended (avalanche airbags etc.).