The guide sets the routes out according to strategic valley bases, with some guidance on the best bases for attacking each of the routes. The authors have had first-hand knowledge of all the routes, and have developed a completely new grading system, which strives to simplify an extremely subjective topic. There are descriptions of routes which appeared in the original Cicerone guide, and some completely new routes have been added.
- Mountain Ranges covered in Volume 1 include Catinaccio, Marmolada, Sella, Puez Odle, Fanes, Tofane, Cristallo, Sesto, Sorapiss, Marmarole
- Skier Ability
- Ski Type
- Bindings notice