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Photo of the Week – Ski country

Posted By ISRAEL21c Staff On December 31, 2013 @ 12:00 am In Israel in Pictures | No Comments

No it isn’t Switzerland or Austria, it’s Israel. With heavy snowfalls earlier this month, ski fans are flocking to Mount Hermon in the Golan to take advantage of the snow.

The ski resort on the Hermon covers almost 600 acres and includes 10 chairlifts and cable cars and more than 40 kilometers of trails from novice level to competitive professional standard.

It’s the only ski resort in the world located inside a military area, and around 300,000 people pass through its gates every winter.

More snow was expected at the resort this week as a new storm blew into the country on Sunday.

The photograph, of the chairlifts that take visitors up the hill to the ski resort, was taken by Hadas Parush, Flash90.

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