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Ski slopes were open in France today for what is already being viewed as the most dismally cold summer in living memory. This after the coldest spring in 25 years.
‘We have hundreds of people here enjoying the snow – it’s just like the middle of January,’ said a spokesman for the ski station.
Slopes were originally shut at the end of the official season in April, but because there was so much snow left an ‘exceptional opening’ was announced.
Slopes running between 1600m and 2500m in altitude ‘have as much snow as there was in winter’, said Eric Charre, the director of Porte Pymorens.
‘From 2,100m upwards, everything is still pristine without any tracts of earth showing through at all,’ Charre added. ‘The snow is on average 70cm to 80cm thick and in some places there are still drifts of up to five metres (16.5 ft) deep’.
It has been the coldest Spring in France in more than 25 years in some parts of France, meaning snow which should have melted weeks ago is still in place.
Stations across the Pyrenees had to shut down at one point during the winter because there was too much snow.
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Good news!A publisher in Italy has now translated Not by Fire but by Ice into Italian.