First ski of the season: Altenberg, DE

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Ami in Berlin
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First ski of the season: Altenberg, DE

Postby Ami in Berlin » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:39 am

A weekend storm that started Friday and dropped close to two feet in the Erzbirge mountains along the German-Czech border by Sunday evening prompted a weekend getaway.

Based in Altenberg, we skiied about 20 km Saturday on both sides of the border (we ended up stranded by darkness in a village about 7 km away from where we were staying and had to hitch hike back) followed by an easier 10 km or so on Sunday.

Trails were groomed at times, not at others. They were almost better when not groomed, actually, because only light equipment was being used and the tracks were very shallow. All in all, the snow was great and it was a perfect start to the season (apart from my aching muscules today).

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/berliner_j ... 882993638/

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Postby Mik » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:10 am

That looked like a wonderful way to spend a weekend....Thanks for the great photos.

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Postby Biffbradford » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:37 pm

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing! :-)
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