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These experienced skiers look like they are carving down a mountain in the French Alps - when in fact they are just 20 miles from Sheffield.  The adventurous trio travelled to Mam Tor, a 1,695ft hill in the heart of the Peak District, after the country was covered in snow yesterday. <br />
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When they arrived they were delighted to find the steep hill completely white and coated in fresh powdered snow.  The rare moment, which happens 'once every 20 years' because of the wind direction, was caught on camera in the -5 degree Celsius conditions.  <br />
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Photographer Alex Messenger, from Manchester, captured the unique moment when he travelled to the picturesque spot with two ski-ing friends..  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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