Photos: Dream Of Skiing The Dolomites?

The Dolomites are where European hut life, fine food, powder skiing and insane mountain views come together—and IFMGA/American Mountain Guides Margaret Wheeler and Matt Farmer know how to get the very best of it. Here, we share a few photos from one of their recent guided trips. We dare you not to start shopping for plane tickets.

All photos courtesy of Ben Wheeler.


Grey morning light in a quiet corner of the Dolomites. Also known as "the view from the front yard."

IFMGA/American Mountain Guide Matt Farmer gets ready for a low-viz descent. Wind? What wind?

Ben Wheeler proves that expression about the early bird....and gets to see the milky way as the night sky fades.

IFMGA/American Mountain Guide Margaret Wheeler grabbing a snack to hold her over until the next six-course Italian meal.

The skin uphill now has two goals: 1) Earn fresh turns, and 2) Work off that cake we had for breakfast.

Wide open turns and not a soul in sight...somewhere near the Marmolada.

The reward that follows the reward, which followed the reward before that: Margaret Wheeler and course #2...of 6.

Is the barbed wire there to keep the cows away? Regardless, it could be worth a trip in summer to check out that strudel.

Taking a break between corn and powder, somewhere near Passo Giau.

Margaret Wheeler sniffing around to find the soft snow after the corn started to refreeze at the end of the day.

Aaaaand the north aspects deliver!

Powder turns with a backdrop—classic Dolomites.

Dropping into the Setus couloir, on the north side of the Sella group. This is place is like nowhere else in the Alps.