The region's economy and culture revolve around winter. As climate warms there’s a scramble to preserve snow and ice
At Davos, Switzerland, in late October, a skier navigates a crosscountry trail made of artificial snow produced the previous winter. It was stored over the summer in a 20-foot mound under a 16-inch layer of sawdust, then spread on the trail for the new season.
Photographs ByCiril Jazbec
Published February 17, 2022
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