The snow is still on the ground even though it hasn't snowed at La Mela Rosa for about two weeks. Rob tells me it snowed for 6 days straight whilst I was in the USA. Our neighbour told us it was the most snow in the area since 1956 when the people, who then lived in our house, had to use some makeshift skis to get food up to the family on the hill behind us. No snowploughs to clear the roads in those days although apparently the farmers used two large planks of wood set at an angle to each other and attached them to a cow. Rudimentary but it worked to a certain extent.
Skiing and snow board enthusiasts have been delighted with all the snow which continues to fall from time to time in the mountains.