Italy reopened ski season but the first accident occurred

Ski touring is now permitted along with some other open-air sporting activities after the Italian government modified the emergency confinement measures imposed due the coronavirus pandemy.

Reopening way to ski restarted the danger of accidents in the mountains, too. An avalanche in the Dolomite Alps of Italy killed a 23-year-old man this weekend. He was an expert skier. He was on the peak above the Giussani refuge with his brothers. An avalanche broke off in the area of Tofana di Rozes, dragging his body for 200 meters, or a little over 600 feet. "The avalanche was a mix of snow and ice and was probably caused by the high temperature of the day," Marshal Paolo Simoni, head of the Alpine Rescue team, said.


The Dolomite Alps are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. In August 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are a popular destination  renowned for skiing in the winter months and mountain climbing, hiking, cycling, and BASE jumping, as well as paragliding and hang gliding in summer and late spring/early autumn.