Actually, we're flying into Rome for a week down south. Returning from Venice via Amsterdam (actually getting to spend a night there, WOO WOO)
It looks like Val Gardena has decent coverage (that's from their Web site, I haven't found a reliable independent snow condition site).
I just picked up a Sportube, so looking forward to being able to WHEEL the skis around, rather than carry them.
I have to stop being such a Luddite and figure how to load pictures onto computer. Do I need a scanner for that? I get film processed by Seattle Film works and they send me thumbnails via e-mail. But, these are way too small to do justice to Marmolada and rest of Dolomites.
I went to Val Gardena last year and picked up a REALLY useful magazine/brochure that includes maps, positions of various lodging, pricing and other info that's not so readily available on the Internet. I'll pick up a few more copies so if anyone here is interested, I can forward them.