Warth, Austria: welcome to the snowiest village in the Alps
It is 3pm in the Arlberg, Austria’s premier ski area. In glitzy Lech, expensively clad skiers cosy up under sheepskin throws at the Tannbergerhof champagne bar, tucking their shiny Swarovski and Moncler shopping bags beneath the bar stools and posing at the spot where the easy pistes trickle to a halt.
On the far side of the mountain in St Anton, a different scene is unfolding: the shrieks and singing of an après ski scene that is already well under way drown out the striking of the church clock. Drinks are being necked at schussing speed, spilt beer mixes with melted snow on tabletops that... read more
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