I'm continually awestruck by the alpine ranges I ski. But I've never seen mountains like these. The rock formations explode off the peaks with a powerful, thunderous exclamation. The skiing isn't exactly my cup of tea -- all groomed and, in a somewhat sparse natural snow year, hardpack. But, the dazzling visual array deters disappointment."Do you know what kind of rocks these are?" I ask Pepe, the guide.
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"Of course," he replies to the seemingly rhetorical question. "It's dolomite."Makes sense. These are the Dolomite Mountains.I've recently returned from the Eastern Ski Writer...