And it snows…and snows….and snows…..

Filed under: Snow & Piste Reports — TheSkiBug February 13, 2014 @ 10:39 am

snow in CarinthiaWell we were hoping for some more snow as it was getting pretty sketchy towards the bottom of some of the slopes towards the middle January and some of the lower resorts were struggling, but when it came, it simply did not stop. It started snowing heavily on the evening of 29th January and by Thursday morning we had 20 or 30 cm , it snowed all day and by Friday morning there was well over a metre. It took us several hours just to clear a path from the back door to the barn and make an area for the dogs to go along. By the evening the amount of snow was ridiculous.

All ski resorts in the area were closed as it was too dangerous to even allow the piste bashers out and many roads in the valley were closed due to avalanche risk. Many houses were without electric and over the next few days we had power outages for 24 hour periods.

At the weekend the snow turned to rain for a while making it heavy and wet, causing problems with the weight of snow on roofs. Luckily at the start of the week the council managed to get the massive snowblower to the village and down our road so we could at least get the vehicles out. snow blower in Carinthia

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