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swilber08 12-18-2010 07:55 AM

Backcountry in the Italian Alps!
whats up guys...well ive been envying the day I get to write in in the trip reports section and now its here! :thumbsup: tomorrow and monday im heading to Dolomites range in the Alps with my cousin to do some backcountry :cheeky4:...he lives here and knows the area like the back of his hand so hopefully itll be a hell of a time! my board bag just got in today as it got caught up in the snowstorm in Frankfurt...had me woried for a minute. Ill update this on thursday or friday when im back in the states and have pictures (hopefully some video too) :D

InfiniteEclipse 12-18-2010 10:35 AM


crsv619 12-19-2010 11:46 AM

sweet. can't wait for pictures/video.

swilber08 12-25-2010 04:36 PM

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this one is on the way up the beginning of the Dolomites looking back down...they really come out of nowhere

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this is the base of Piancavallo

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this is the kid who showed me around...hes a friend of the family who lives like 30 min away so he knows the place like the back of his hand

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this is a restaurant they had on the slopes at what I thought was the top...but then we rode up the last lift and hiked about 20 minutes to get to this peak

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elevation ~7,300 ft...the snow was blowing constantly about 30-40 mph off this face (notice the grass) but down the other side there was some nice pow :)

swilber08 12-25-2010 05:08 PM

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this is me...or my silhouette anyway haha

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looking back up to it after we rode down

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sickest riding ive ever done :thumbsup: (i live in NC though so not saying much haha)

crsv619 12-25-2010 08:10 PM

cool! thanks for sharing. was it mostly skiers or snowboarders at that resort?

swilber08 12-25-2010 09:30 PM

mostly boarders...the resort itself was pretty sick too

i plan on going back in future years to better spots when conditions are better

InfiniteEclipse 12-26-2010 01:41 AM

wow sounds like you had a great time, spectacular view...thanks for sharing

swilber08 12-26-2010 01:06 PM

thanks yea it was a great time i go hopefully ill have a gopro and ill be able to take some good videos

Mr. Polonia 12-26-2010 09:28 PM

nice thx for sharing....that resort looked uncharted tho

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