Hitting the Small Slopes

  • 2007-11-30
Youmay not expect much alpine action in one of Europe’s flattest pieceof real estate, and when you do strap on the skis here, the trip downis so quickthat you spend as much time in line for the T-bar as on theexhilarating run.Butfor people who can’t afford to fly to Davos every weekend, there islots of fun to be had on Latvia’s slopes. Given the topography,enterprising landowners have set up lifts on anything resembling anincline. And there are advantages to skiing in Latvia. Firstly, thereare a number of runs within an hour’s drive of Riga, so day tripsare a piece...
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