Ignalina: the closest place to Switzerland

  • 1999-03-04
  • Paul Beckman
Mention Ignalina, most think nuclear meltdown. Actually, the well-known Ignalina nuclear power plant (which is in no danger of melting down, thank you) is located nearby in Visaginas. Those in the know, such as reporter Paul Beckman, head to Ignalina for its top ski resort.The serious Lithuanian skier will tell you that the farther east you go in Lithuania, the closer you get to Switzerland. Blasphemy for any self-respecting geography professor, perhaps, but truth is the forested hills in the country's Eastern region of Ignalina are known as Lithuania's ski capital. Make no mistake - Ignali...
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