Dienstag, 17. Februar 2009

Winter wilderness

Another foot of snow overnight ensures a record winter for snow since I arrived in 2006. Meanwhile the sheep tuck into their daily breakfast of hay, their only food source when snow covers the hillside.

Sonntag, 15. Februar 2009


Its February already ... time flies. After a prolonged cold spell for most of January with temperatures fluctuating between –5 and –10 degrees, Sommerberg now has over a foot of snow for good measure. Perfect skiing conditions as the snow is still light and powdery. Above giant icicles hang from the Sommerberg hotel conservatory and some of them, over a meter long, have taken on unusual forms.