Mark Saturday, 7 January 2023 on your calendars!
Dear all, once again we are forced by circumstances to cancel the Great Snowball Fight. It is not a decision we make lightly, but due to the current regulations and pandemic situation, it would be impossible to do otherwise. We trust that next year we’ll all be able to meet and battle together. See you on Saturday 7 January 2023!
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Mark Saturday, 8 January 2022 on your calendars!
Dear all, in the past several years, our most loyal fighters know that we, APAZAF, have gone to great lengths to organise this event even when the conditions were looking poor and snow was only present in our most daring dreams. Most years, no matter the situation, we managed to cobble something together, be it playing hide-and-seek or just casually hiking with good friends. There will be an year when the Great Snowball Battle will come back.
On January 2, a representative of APAZAF did a second reconnaissance visit to the Location. Here is what they determined: There is snow. The snow consists of: cold powdery snow, impossible to press into snowballs, covered by a relatively soft layer (containing some ice) which can support people weighing as much as 60 kg. Overall 40 to 70 cm thickness. The top layer is convenient to use by breaking it down and throwing the pieces as snowballs, and is not so hard as to hurt.
Dear snowballers, as planned, a representative of APAZAF went on an exploratory mission at the battle site. The news are good: we have about 15cm of fresh snow (from 1300m upwards) resting on a solid 50-60cm of old, wet snow (1600m and upwards). Both the path and the road to the bivouac are mostly free of fallen trees and are easy to follow, thanks also to the limited amount of snow up to the 1600m mark.
Dear snowballers, good news! The weather has been terrible around Belluno in the last few days: lots of rain and a couple of very cold days and frosty nights. Luckily for us, we are wise and can rejoice even in these dire circumstances, as this means that snow is already falling on the mountains and in vast amounts. We have no direct information on the amount of snow at the Menegazzi bivouac, but: