Locals sometimes joke with tourists saying that the wooden fences seen in fields are bleachers for watching antelope races. In fact, those structural snow fences protect roads from drifting snow. When snow-laden wind hits the fence, it slows and drops its snow. A small drift forms on the windward side and a long drift on the leeward side (toward the road). Ski resorts use the fences to create slopes and farmers use them to protect houses and store water.
#Frifotos is a weekly themed sharing photo chat started by Jonathan Opstein in October 2010. A new topic is announced each week with this week's theme being "Snow/Ice."