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Old 17.12.2011, 14:04
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Re: It's snowing!

It's been snowing virtually non-stop here (Valais) since Wednesday afternoon. It is horrible! Eerily quiet, virtually no traffic, though a car will pass occasionally, no dogs being walked - even the hyper-efficient official snow-clearers are not operating. There is about a metre plus of snow on the roof of the bus shelter close to my appartment. Can't get my car out of the parking - oh, if only I could adequately express how much I HATE SNOW!
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It's been snowing virtually non-stop here (Valais) since Wednesday afternoon. It is horrible! Eerily quiet, virtually no traffic, though a car will pass occasionally, no dogs being walked - even the hyper-efficient official snow-clearers are not operating. There is about a metre plus of snow on the roof of the bus shelter close to my appartment. Can't get my car out of the parking - oh, if only I could adequately express how much I HATE SNOW!
I don't wish to be horrible but why choose Switzerland if you hate snow?
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Old 17.12.2011, 14:24
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I don't wish to be horrible but why choose Switzerland if you hate snow?
It's a question I ask myself regularly Keith!
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Re: It's snowing!

Indeed - you do pick your places, lol! Did you do a bit of research before picking your location, lol?

This eerie quiet is wonderful -all the sounds absorbed by the fluffy snow. Hopefully the sun will be out soon and you will enjoy this winter wonderland.

Me I love it, happy to say (sorry).
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Old 17.12.2011, 17:38
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Re: It's snowing!

I wish I knew how to post a photo, because I have just taken one of my car - which is now completely hidden under a mound of snow - which is probably at least 2 metres high. I am reduced to "walking" my little dog around our carpark, because I can't physically get onto the street because of the snow. Official snow clearers still not able to clear snow, because as fast as they clear it, it covers up again. This place could have appeared on David Attenborough's "Frozen Planet"!

PS What is a URL please? If I knew this, I could post some pics!
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Haven't you got a shovel, lol?

You've been Switzerlanded but you should know this after 40+ years, no.

Anyway, sorry you are not enjoying it.
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Old 17.12.2011, 17:52
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Re: It's snowing!

Our building even has a small snow plough, but it cannot cope with the amount of snow which has fallen (and is still falling) since Wednesday afternoon!
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Old 17.12.2011, 17:58
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Re: It's snowing!

Had some serious high hopes, but alas....the foothills of the Berner Oberland only got a dusting. Maybe it will stay a bit. A dusting isn't great, but it's better than 15 degrees, sunny and green.
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I wish I knew how to post a photo, because I have just taken one of my car -
PS What is a URL please? If I knew this, I could post some pics!
This Thread might help
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Re: It's snowing!

Too late to tell you, but I'm afraid the only way to do it is bit by bit, inch by inch- once you get to that amount and depth little can be done apart from wait for the Council or your regie appointed snow clearer. We've cleared our drive 3 times since this am - or we would be stuck too. Keep warm and stay safe.

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Old 17.12.2011, 19:21
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Re: It's snowing!

if anyone is missing out, just go to GOOGLE and search for "Let it snow"

Very amusing
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Old 17.12.2011, 19:36
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Re: It's snowing!

I've got a fire in the fireplace and a glass of glühwein on the go. But here in Basel, there's no bloody snow!
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Old 17.12.2011, 20:38
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That's awesome!
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Old 17.12.2011, 21:14
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Re: It's snowing!

We've been at our chalet in Chatel in the Portes du Soleil and it has been snowing non-stop since Wednesday. We have had about 1.5 meters at 1250m elevation, but they say the top of the resort has had 3+ meters. My husband has blown the driveway twice already today.

I didn't go skiing today because I hate skiing in a white-out but there were plenty of people going up the lifts. The Portes du Soleil is a winter wonderland if any of you in the still-green areas need to get in the Christmas spirit!
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Old 17.12.2011, 21:41
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That's awesome!
Don't forget to defrost!
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Re: It's snowing!

It is snowing I can confirm that but I will try my best to quote Michael McIntyre
On news It is snowing
On weather It is snowing
on Traffic it is snowing
Phone a friend, it is snowing and you say yes it is snowing here too.
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Re: It's snowing!

ehm sorry, what exactly is snow?
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sorry reverse that it was snowing now it has stopped and there is no snow. Invisible snow.
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Re: It's snowing!

I spent 8hrs and 15mins shoveling snow at work yesterday
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This place could have appeared on David Attenborough's "Frozen Planet"!
So you live in a theme park really, and all the snow is just an illusion created by the BBC
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