Can't wait for opening day on your favorite slopes? Neither can ski instructor Marco Tomasello, who lead a group of friends down the ash of an active volcano.
In summer, the Italian works as a tour guide on Sicaly's Mount Etna. The 11,000-foot volcano averages an eruption every 1.7 years, leaving no shortage of powder-like ash to carve down. And while there are two ski resorts with lifts on Etna, Tomasello and his group had to hike up and certainly earned their turns.