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John Vink
Belgian, b. 1948
Once upon a time, snowfall was abundant in the Alps. Villagers were mostly confined to their home during the long winter months and local economy of the Alps came to standstill. In the 1930’s well-off tourists ventured to the higher valleys and started tracing tracks on the virgin slopes with skis. A mainly luxurious infrastructure was set up little by little. Mountain tourism during the winter wa Read full story
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