Monday, March 08, 2010

03/06 - Winter is back

After some days which gave us a spring time feeling, winter came back with his iron fist bringing a lot of snow in our region.

I was optimistic that the roads should be free of snow and so we made a trip to Samnaun with our friends from Germany who visited us at this weekend...

After some light traffic jams on the way (but heavy traffic jams in the other direction) we arrived in Samnaun at a height of app. 1'900 m / 6'230 ft... light snow fall and temperatures of -10 °C / 14 F.

At this time of the year all shops are open due to all the masses of skiers who are in this region and they all enjoy the duty free shoping experience...

So did we and some nice things for me landed in the shopping bags (including the Bruichladdich 12 yo. that I need for the tasting in April).

The way home was bit longer than planned, because we wanted to avoid the traffic jams but didn't take into account that many Alpine passes are closed due to the bad road conditions.

In the end we drove to the direction of St. Moritz, crossed the Alps by using the Julierpass where the street was free of snow and open.