Still not a lot of snow in the alps, so if you want to find some interesting skiing and touring – go up high. Friends and I went up the Weisseespitze.
Ski touring to the Weissseespitze you actually skin partly through Italy before reaching the Peak. The Gepatscherferner glacier is humongous and one of the biggest in the Alps.
We had perfect conditions for our touring day sun and low winds. Our mission of the day was to skin/ridge climb up to the Weissseespitze a peak that is 3526 m. A 600-700 vertical meter skin starting at about 2900 m.
We thought the most likely scenario would be to ski a mellow run on the Glacier and then ridge climb back down. But after some consideration we decided to go for the north face just below the peak. A huge, steep big mountain line above the resort. It was a great run and for many of us the first run of the season. It skied well – Compact, settled powder on a hard but not icy surface.