Norwegian Ski Resorts Extending Season Due to Record Snow
“Here in southern Norway the ski slopes are still in operation and some are extending the season till May due to record snow,” says reader. “They are reporting record earnings too. Normally they close after Easter holidays.” http://www.aftenbladet.no/nyheter/lokalt/sirdal/Apne-skitrekk-helt-til-mai-3669693.html “And the Folgefonna Summerski Center is not even able to open on May 1st because of record amounts of snow, over 8 meters some places,” the reader continues. “This slope is located on a glacier and is only open in high summer, from May to August.” http://www.friflyt.no/Ski/Ny-snoerekord-paa-Folgefonna Note: It will be interesting to see if the Folgefonna Glacier starts growing again. “Hardanger Folgefonna-Gletscher 10″ by Zairon – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hardanger_Folgefonna-Gletscher_10.JPG#/media/File:Hardanger_Folgefonna-Gletscher_10.JPG According to Wikipedia, Folgefonna is a collective term for three glaciers: Nordre (northern) Folgefonna, with an area of 26 sq km (10 sq mi) Midtre (central) Folgefonna, with an area of 11 sq km (4.2 sq mi) Søndre (southern) Folgefonna, with an area of 167 sq km (64 sq mi). The largest outflow glaciers from Folgefonna are Blomstølskardbreen, Bondhusbreen, and Buarbreen. Blomstølskardbreen, on the southern end of Folgefonna, has changed very little since 1960. Bondhusbreen and Buerbreen further north were growing in the 1990s, but have been retreating since the year 2000. I hope this reader keeps us apprised as to whether or not these glaciers start growing again.
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