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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
It's been now 24 hrs of continous snow fall here in the plains north of Milan.
In Milan citiy itself the forecast is for a total of 70 cm of snowcover.
The last dump this big was in 1986!!!!!
I LOVE it. Even if this morn I had to shovel the snow away from the gates
to use the car.
I do not care about the traffic problems. The cold, the people bitching.
Let it snow, let it snow.
post #2 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nobody
It's been now 24 hrs of continous snow fall here in the plains north of Milan.
In Milan citiy itself the forecast is for a total of 70 cm of snowcover.
The last dump this big was in 1986!!!!!
I LOVE it. Even if this morn I had to shovel the snow away from the gates
to use the car.
I do not care about the traffic problems. The cold, the people bitching.
Let it snow, let it snow.
Enjoy !
post #3 of 18
Pictures please!
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 

I promise

I'll post the pics once at home tonight.
I promise!
post #5 of 18
Molto bene!

Voglio vedere i fotografi.
post #6 of 18
I'm drooling!! Send some of that snow over here (to the Northeast)please, when you're done with it!
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
The pictures posted here aren't mine, are from another poster in an italian ski forum.
The town, Parma, is further south of here (about 2.5 hrs by car in normal conditions)
http://www.skiforum.it/skiforum/viewtopic.php?t=4516
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
These, instead, are mine.
This morning 0800 a.m.:

On "my" room's balcony
http://img454.imageshack.us/img454/3388/11414085dp.jpg

My parents' garden pathway
http://img454.imageshack.us/img454/9...41412r13to.jpg

My car at 08.30 a.m.
http://img454.imageshack.us/img454/1146/11414165mt.jpg

Me and my car in the office parking lot at 13.00 (see Lisa, my Stetson hat is there for a reason!!! Ehehe)
http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/3076/11414292nz.jpg

Back "home" , 19:30 :

http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/6113/11414693aa.jpg


TTFN












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post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
Now I'll go to bed, I'm worn out . Bye.
post #10 of 18
good to hear, Matteo!
post #11 of 18
Very nice. Would love to see snow in Italia. Especially Milano or Roma. It was October when I was there and it has been too long.
post #12 of 18
Molto bene indeed Now get up to Courmeyer or Cortina quick!!! Ciao!
post #13 of 18
Excellent gloatage dude! : May the good white stuff bury your car, so that in brushing it off, you get a proper warm up before hitting the slopes.
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thank you guys.
In truth, yesterday morning snow wasn't all that hard to shovel, it was the light, dry, crispy kind which we could call "Cartizze" powder (Cartizze is an Italian champagne-like wine, ehehehe)...and besides, I had only to clean enough to allow the car out (a patch of about 1mt wide x50cm long x30cm deep. And to brush the car. All in all a 10 minutes workout.
All the hard work was done during the day by my 70 y.o. father and mother, unknowingly to me while I was at work.
For which I feel ashamed (but there was no other choice, now that I see it their way...I'm not 100% yet, and the doc would have me certified insane had I shovelled all the snow away).
BTW, the temps have arisen and now the snow is melting away already!!!
As for me skiing, alas no chance.
Authorities consuelled against travelling around if not strictly necessary, and the closest ski area was closed b/c of "too much snow" !!!!!!
That aside, I must still take it very cautiously,of all years it could have happenedit was to be this year!!!! Such a snowfall will not repeat itself for other 20 years!!!
Oh well, I'm happy enough, I console myself watching out of the windows and daydreaming. That's enough for now to make me happy.

Another bunch of pictures, taken yesterday evening...
The railroad at the village's railway station:
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1553/11414619ip.jpg

Notice that the rails are two, only one was kept operating, the other, on the picture right, was totally drowned in the snow!!!!

the garden furnitures :
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5388/11414754yo.jpg
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by kdskis2
Very nice. Would love to see snow in Italia. Especially Milano or Roma. It was October when I was there and it has been too long.
I remember snow in Venice in January 2002 - beautiful!
post #16 of 18
And I'm looking out my window seeing nothing but blue ocean, blue skies, bright sun, and another 90F day! Caramba!

Closest snow is a 4 hour flight, plus connections and driving to mountain....

Grazie bambino!
post #17 of 18
Looks great!
post #18 of 18
Nice pictures; thanks. I've had access to great snow this year, but nothing as light and dry and lovely as that looks. Enjoy!
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