Cross-country skiing but not only. The mountains that surround the Rieti valley include passes and peaks that can be reached through ski mountaineering tours. A very ancient sport that has a passion for the mountains as its philosophy, ski-mountaineering focuses on immersion in nature, reaching the most pristine peaks through the use of sealskins, glued to the skis, which allow to climb without sliding back. Hiking with snowshoes can be tackled also without experience, but ski-mountaineering must be learned the right way. It requires equipment, like lighter boots and skis and bindings that allows to have free heels during ascent, with additional crampons and ice-ax when the snow leaves the place to ice.