For the past month or so, the weather in Florence has been very mild. We’re talking temps in the mid-to-high fifties. Conditioned by our surroundings, we were skeptical of the snow conditions for our upcoming trip to the Dolomites. Thankfully, we hit the jackpot. We had clear skies and near freezing temperatures (great skiing weather!) the first two days, while the next few days we got some fresh snow. Bobby and I spent the week skiing, snowshoeing, and eating some superb food from our base in Santa Cristina in the Val Gardena ski region of the Dolomites. Once again, we found ourselves thanking the Olmsted Foundation for this absolutely amazing three years in Italy.