Jacob (‘Jake’) Dalbey of Carbondale, CO, lost his dog Ullr on March 17, 2023, when an avalanche swept and buried his group, which was touring backcountry near Chair Mountain in the Marble area of Gunnison County, CO. The avalanche killed his friends Joel Shute, while Jake survived the ordeal with fractures and severe frost bite to his extremities. Related: Powerful […]
Italian Festival ‘La Madonna Della Neve’ Celebrates That One Time Ancient Rome Saw Snowfall in August, 358 A.D.
Many readers at SnowBrains will have heard of Ullr, the Norse God of snow. You might even recall we had an article on Skadi, Goddess of snow. Either way, it might be news to you that actually, it is Christianity’s own virgin Mary that according to this Italian legend can bring snow. Last weekend a festival was celebrated all over […]
Winter sacrifice? You’re doing it wrong. There is a reason that Wikipedia isn’t an accepted source for academia, it is very capable of being wrong. There are 4 main available works and many interpretive Norse guides based on those works. Those works include The Poetic Edda (10th – 13th century), The Prose Edda recorded by Snorri Sturluson (approx. 1220), The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson (approx. 1230) and Saxo Grammaticus’s The History of the Danes […]
It snowed like crazy today at Catedral ski resort in Bariloche, Argentina for the third time since Tuesday. Snowing inches per hour for the third time since Tuesday. I couldn’t help but laugh and smile today as I rode the Nubes chair. It was a Saturday on the last weekend of the season, it was nuking snow, it was a powder day, and no one was out. The last Saturday of year is generally reserved for slushy skiing, sunburns, talking to girls, and seeing if you can have one drink at each refugio on the mountain (good luck, there’s 12…). This season, spring was completely hijacked by heavy snows. […]