“Turns & Curves” Episode 1

Ski mountaineer Giulia Monego details her trip back home to the Dolomites, with filmmaker Bjarne Salen

Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of the most beautiful resorts in the heart of the Dolomites, and I had the luck to grow up and learn to ski there. The Dolomites, beside being a wonderful landscape filled with incredible looking peaks, hide some amazing ski lines and couloirs that carve big walls for thousands of meters. The vicinity of the towns, roads and lifts, combined with the few people looking for that kind of thrill, makes these mountains a perfect playground for ski mountaineering. The slow Italian rhythms and the coffee breaks make me relax and enjoy the surrounding atmosphere with no rush. The lines I choose to ski are not the popular ones, so there is no need to race to be the first at the top of the line. There, I usually ski first tracks, anyway…

I hope you enjoy this excursion off of the beaten tracks and stay tuned for the next episode coming out on the 16th of April.—Giulia Monego

From filmmaker Bjarne Salen:

The Dolomites is an unwritten book. Here you find 1,000-meter couloirs straight from the lift, with gigantic walls on the sides. For me as a filmmaker, it was really cool to be there with Giulia, who’s had the Dolomites as her family home from when she was a kid. Couloirs, no people, the mountains, pizza and good coffee… What more do you need for an amazing ski trip?

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