The 200m slope is housed in a giant freezer and is groomed daily to ensure perfect real snow and a piste in perfect condition for skiers, boarders and tobogganers
The 45 miniature homes, and hundreds of items in her snow village - including gondolas, ski slopes, a hockey rink with players, tobogganers
, animals, snow-capped trees, and plenty of people - represent about 30 percent of the collection she stores in her attic.
THE SNOWSHOERS IN THEIR BLANKET COATS AND TOQUES, THE ICEBOATERS SKIMMING OVER THE SMOOTH SURFACES OF A DOZEN FROZEN BAYS, THE TOBOGGANERS
RACING DOWN THE STEEP MAN-MADE SLOPES--ALL THESE BELONG TO A TIME WHEN INDOOR ELECTRONIC AMUSEMENTS DID NOT EXIST AND PEOPLE THOUGHT NOTHING OF VENTURING INTO THE COLD TO MAKE THEIR OWN FUN.
In winter it becomes a snowy playground where tobogganers
sail down a 1,700-foot sledding track while others try out snowshoes or cross-country skis.
Skating, sledding and tobogganing were more popular activities, with the British leading the pack, creating the Cresta Run in Saint-Moritz, the mecca of bob-sledders and tobogganers