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Old 03-29-2008, 12:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
boardrider
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Have you ever been to Newe Ativ/Mount Hermon in Israel? I read about it in a powder magazine, the place looks pretty big.
Hi SR,

I go to the Hermon every year, usually after a snowstorm to catch some powder.
The thing with the Hermon is that the mountain is covered with stones (of all sizes) and once you go off-piste, your board is going to get hurt!
Once every 5-8 years we have an unusual season, when we have more than two meters of snow, and then it's okay but the rest of the time, 50-100 cm of snow is the norm.

For people from other countries, the experience could be great, because you could surf in Lake Kineret (Galilee) in the morning in your bathing suite, and snowboard at noon on the Hermon.

If you're ever in Israel (after a snowstorm on the Golan heights), a visit to the Hermon is definitely worth the trip.

Bye,
BR.

P.S.: good luck with the new board.
P.P.S.: powder magazine probably used some photographic wizardry because the Hermon is quite a small site. It would take you less than a day to do all the pistes (if all are open, that is :-)
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