Snow in Europe

Post by blogger | September 10, 2007      

Fritz Barthel sent these photos over the pond via bytemail. Cruel. I guess they’re making up for last year. Knowing those guys, this is somewhere in the Tyrol. Last week, Austria.

Tyrolean snow.
A few turns were had. In Europe there is of course another group always headed up, and one after that, and frequently, one after that.

Tyrolean snow.
Fritz called it something like “skiing with the cows.” One thing interesting he showed me last year when I visited was that nearly all the land in Europe has been cultivated or ranched at one time or another, and thus the amazing amount of skiable terrain that was at one time forested. Makes you chuckle when we worry about cutting the trees down for a ski run at a resort now and then.

Tyrolean snow.
Snow depth testing. Nice base for the winter there Fritz!


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One Response to “Snow in Europe”

  1. Etienne December 31st, 2010 12:17 pm

    I was wondering if all the ski runs are covered in deep snow or if more than half are? Also, does this have something to do with the global warming?

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