Whiteout! - No Shortage Of Snow In Mittenwald

Posted: Friday, 13 January 2012 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , , , ,

No shortage of snow in Mittenwald

This charming picture sent to me by Marilyn Kinnon, illustrates the quantity of snow seen recently in Europe. Her husband Paul reported that he had "Heard stories of St Anton top lifts closed as chairlifts travelling through snow drifts!"
Unusually Austria was totally paralysed for both, roads, rail and airport. Their anticipated 90 minute car journey to Munich airport took 3 1/2 hours on just cleared roads.
Mittenwald is located approx. 16 kilometers to the south-east of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It is situated in the Valley of the River Isar, on the northern foothills of the Alps, on the route between the old banking and commercial centre of Augsburg, to the north, and Innsbruck to the south-east, beyond which is the Brenner Pass and the route to Lombardy, another region with a rich commercial past and present.

I can't confirm whether you can skibike in Mittenwald, but as it is in Austria, the European epicentre skibiking it is quite likely to be allowed. Always contact the tourist office before making holiday arrangements.