Watch: Italian Skiers Shred Ash-Covered Volcano

No snow necessary

Turns out, volcanic ash works for skis in a pinch. (marco tomasello/Vimeo)

The ski season is still more than a few weeks away, unless you’re willing to risk the health of your gear (and knees). But some people just can’t wait to make turns: 36-year-old Italian ski instructor Marco Tomasello skied with a friend down a layer of ash covering Sicily’s Mount Etna, a 10,991-foot active volcano. No snow required:

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