World Snow Day highlights (or ‘anything goes… even skiing in your back garden’)
Anything goes on World Snow Day as long as you’re out and about and having fun in the snow. that’s the message on the World Snow Day official trailer which warns “Mothers, fathers, grandparents, uncles, aunts and all families take note; if you do not take your kids to the snow this could happen to you”:
This year’s World Snow Day extravaganza, on 17 January, certainly lived up to expectations. Bigger and better than ever, it spanned 42 countries with an estimated 620,000 participants in a whopping 623 events, as we reported in an earlier story HERE.
Or should that read 624 events?… as we suspect the official tally didn’t include our favourite activity of the day – created by good friend, ‘snow hunter’ and InTheSnow magazine editor, Patrick Thorne who woke to a decent dusting of Scottish snow and decided there-and-then to build a ski slope in his garden, much to the surprise of its four-legged residents. Here’s a taste of what he got up to:
Patrick’s garden antics represent everything World Snow Day stands for, now in its fifth year and growing from strength to strength. Here are some of our favourite images from around the world posted on social media to celebrate World Snow Day 2016:
Finally, here’s a video of Simon Beck creating some remarkable ‘snow art’ in honour of World Snow Day: