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