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Capracotta, Italy Sets New World Record For Single-Day Snowfall

The town of Capracotta, Italy, last week following 101 inches of snow that fell in 18 hours. Meteoweb.eu photo.

According to Meteoweb.eu, on Thursday, March 5th, the town of Capracotta in the Italian province of Isernia broke the single-day snowfall record–tallying up an absurd 265 centimeters, or 8 feet, 4.8 inches–in a mere 18 hours. The town, which sits at right about 4,700 feet in central Italy's Apennine Mountains, is historically one of the snowiest areas in the world thanks to its proximity to moisture coming off of the Mediterranean, and broke the single-day snowfall record previously held by the town of Silver Lake, Colorado, which tallied up 6 feet, 4 inches during an April storm in 1921. 

The streets of Capracotta post Guinness book-setting snowfall. Meteoweb.eu photo.

If you're looking to make up for the complete lack of pow days at your home mountain this winter, Capracotta is within quick striking distance of a flight to Rome or Naples, and the broader area hosts 16 ski areas and three national parks for ski touring. You can read a bit about the nearby Abruzzo region in a cool trip report from Powder's Erme Catino here.

Read also: The Winners and Losers of the 2015 Season

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The Official Soundtrack for TGR’s New Film “Rogue Elements”
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Well, ladies and gentlemen here it is, demanded by the public at large, the official soundtrack for our new film  . About a week ago we premiered  to a sold-out crowd in Walk Festival Hall at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Now the film is headed out on the road across the country and the world. Be sure to check out our full tour schedule here and be sure to check back frequently as new shows are added daily.  Buy Tour Tickets here. Film Synopsis:

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Instagram Roundup: It Snowed This Weekend. A Lot.
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In case you missed it, this weekend marked the beginning of winter for the northern Rockies. We know it’s only September, but Montana, Wyoming, and even parts of Colorado were blessed with some pretty significant snowfall. Some of us just couldn’t resist the itch, and dusted off our skis and boots to take them out for their first walks of the season. Well, we all know that with early season skiing comes some serious spraying, so here are a handful of the best captures we found on the ol’