Saturday, March 17, 2007

Snow - Coming or Going?

Last Sunday was a very warm day giving us the feeling that spring is here and the last remaining patches of snow were on their way to disappearing. So we decided to go 2000m up the mountains to Laqlouq ski resort. Even at that altitude the temperature was 20°, the snow was visibly melting, however, it was so thick that we even managed to build a snow man. Here’s the evidence:

On the way up, at around 800m


Evidence of the snow melting, at around 1500m


Linda demonstrating that there's plenty of snow left at 2000m


Although it was warm, the snow remains pretty cold

Peter and Jason had a great time




The Snowman that looks like a ghost!

And then, three days later the temperatures drop dramatically and this happens:

Storm clouds gather

A dusting of snow

The following day, a full blown snow storm hits us:







The snow is back at 1200m and above.

1 comment:

Debi Cates said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. What's the saying about Lebanon? You can water ski and snow ski in the same day.

The snow storm at this late stage is quite a surprise. But what pretty pictures it made!

Thanks for sharing, Sams.