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Skiing in Thailand ?

Started by Roger, May 14, 2015, 12:23:35 PM

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Roger

I fear not.
We're presently staying at Mrs R's house about 100 km South West of Chiang Mai.
Situated up a track on a mid-mountain plain amidst her Uncle's 'Rongyen' farm, so quiet - great !
Whilst perusing the map in search of small adventures, (all I'm up to these days), I find 2 waterfalls, (but they ain't had much rain here lately) AND 'Doi Inthanon', which at 2590 metres is Thailand's highest mountain.

When I lived in Europe, I went skiing many many times in Kaprun, Austria where the Kitzsteinhorn peak is from memory, a few metres over 3000, although most of the skiing, for up to 12,000 people daily, would be at or around 2500 metres.

I fear at Doi Inthanon, an absence of snow, ski-lifts, or even a road to the top will prove to be insurmountable problems !

Chatting to a Friend today, his reaction was, Thailand doesn't have mountains that high ! Yes it does ! Wonderful. Should be a good trip with some great views.

Roger

And, there is a road to the top !
But, no views because, the forest lives up there. A 'cloud' forest - on the highest mountain in Thailand.
Well worth a visit though and also, The Great Holy Relics Pagoda(s), on the way down........
There are some good views from the walking trail just below the top.
And 12C early on today.



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