It’s the last week of the season coming up in Italy with only a handful of ski areas still open.
Glacier ski areas are open for a further week at Cervinia, Passo Tonale and Val Senales but after that it doesn’t look like there’ll any skiing in Italy for a few weeks until Passo Stelvio opens for its summer and autumn ski season in late May – this year expected to be the 26th.
Other Italian areas are open through to May 1st, including the Queen of the Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezo which currently has a 10-70cm base.
The ski touring season is also in full swing as illustrated by this picture from Cervinia, but the avalanche danger is also high.
It’s only a month until meteorological summer begins so warm in the valleys but still freezing overnight up high and hard skiing first thing in the morning, good for 3-4 hours and then getting sticky from mid-afternoon.