Bank holiday

The bank holiday today, Berchtoldstag, came as a surprise; I am sure we should have noticed over the years, but we hadn’t.  Maybe it’s a whiteout normally and nobody turns up.

Berchtold founded Bern in the twelfth century.  The twelfth century.  It’s only shortly before then that recorded history is reliable at all; much earlier and you could make it up as you go along. However, the City exists and today its inhabitants came to ski.

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From Gummi

It was one of those odd days, when the pistes seemed quiet, but every lift had a lengthy queue.  I am sure people ski as quickly as possible, just to wait in line for ten minutes or so at the next lift.

Plenty of waiting resulted in a paltry 7,071 vertical metres in 16 lift rides and 40 kilometres travelled.

I don’t know what it will be like tomorrow.  Many people seemed to be leaving tonight, but maybe Murren would be a good bet again.  That would be the third visit in three weeks, which would be unprecedented for the Idle Skier.

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