Hitting the Small Slopes

  • 2007-11-30
You may not expect much alpine action in one of Europe’s flattest piece of real estate, and when you do strap on the skis here, the trip down is so quick that you spend as much time in line for the T-bar as on the exhilarating run. But for people who can’t afford to fly to Davos every weekend, there is lots of fun to be had on Latvia’s slopes. Given the topography, enterprising landowners have set up lifts on anything resembling an incline. And there are advantages to skiing in Latvia. Firstly, there are a number of runs within an hour’s drive of Riga, so day trips are a piece...
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