We spent Easter in the Bregenzerwald, over in the far west of Austria. Spring was well advanced as Easter was so late this year and the weather had been mild. However there was still plenty of snow at the local resort and we managed to squeeze in some spring skiing.
Ski resorts in spring are full of seasonal contrasts. The piste preparation meant that there was plenty of snow to ski on, but on the lower slopes the runs were flanked by lush green meadow. On pretty much the last skiable day there were even alpine crocuses popping up under the chairlift. Quite a different world from a mid-winter white out.
I am way too protective of my camera to ever risk skiing with it, so one morning, after it had snowed overnight, I sacrificed a couple of hours of skiing in fresh snow in order to take these pics. Well, it was the end of the of the season.