The elite IDF Alpine Unit training in Mt. Hermon. The Alpine Unit is charged with protecting Mount Hermon region and the civilians who live there. The unit is comprised of reserve soldiers who were formerly part of other elite units and volunteered to serve in the snow. Consider it a Swiss vacation substitute.
The unit takes part in clearing the snow paths to allow people to continue to operate under these difficult conditions.
On warmer days, the Alpine Unit practices skiing, climbing, shooting, and rescue drills in snow covered regions.