Lou, my buddies and my wife read your page everyday. We just got back from Zermatt, Switzerland and wanted to send you some photos you might post. I was amazed at the amount of snow — the second day of our trip a two day storm began and dumped 1 meter of snow. My wife and I skinned a little the first day of the storm and skied some open bowls. We looked off into the canyon and many small avalanches were coming down on their own. I am sorry to say there was one avalanche fatality during our visit.
Enjoy the photos.
– Max and Lori
|Postcard ready, the world’s iconic peak rises after a clearning storm. The Matterhorn.
|Backcountry skiing in Switzerland.
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