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Snow Volleyball takes Alps by Storm

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Sankt Anton am Arlberg (Austria) (AFP) – Beach shorts over thermal underwear, wool hats instead of bikinis and not a grain of sand in sight: a new sport has emerged in the Alps and it’s called snow volleyball.

Think of it as beach volleyball at 6,500 feet (2,000 metres), played on white powder with skiers whizzing by.

Casually, the sport has been around for years, but organisers of the Snow Volleyball Tour — set up in 2009 and now including stops in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland — hope it could soon become a competitive event...Cont

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