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Day 1: On The Mountain – St Anton, Austria

By on March 3, 2014 in Austria

Just finished the first day skiing St Anton, Austria. Not the best day of skiing I have ever had.

The mountain was packed. I don’t think I have ever seen St Anton so busy and I found this odd as I am fairly sure Sunday is change-over day and so there should have been fewer skiers on the mountain. What will it be like on Monday?

The conditions were not that great. The air temperature was around -7°C, which wasn’t a problem, but the visibility was shocking. The light was very flat and made skiing a challenge. The snow conditions also weren’t great. There was a lot of hard packed powder (and some ice), and the fresh 5 cm of snow we had received overnight was soon piled up into some rather tricky lumps and bumps that were almost invisible in the light. Looking over the mountain, I would say they haven’t had a decent snowfall in a few weeks as there are a lot of bear off-piste spots.

Flat Light and Low Cloud in St Anton

Flat Light and Low Cloud in St Anton

St Anton Austria

Better light – but sadly it was not like this all day

St Anton Austria

Snack stop – St Anton, Austria

 

St Anton Austria

Low clouds and views across St Anton

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