Holiday time, still

It is holiday time still here in the Bernese Oberland.  Many people left the village on Saturday, but quietly, over the last couple of days, more have arrived for a few days in the mountains.  It has helped probably that some sunshine is forecast during the week, although accompanied by temperatures heading towards those of the average domestic freezer.

                                                               Towards Lauberhorn 

It was quiet still on the mountain today, at least on the pistes. The toboggan trails were busier than during the new year week. The sun shone more or less throughout the day.  Over at Scheidegg, the wind blew yet again, closing the Wixi lift for much of the day and giving the Honegg piste a nice marbled finish, almost perfect for ice skating.  I doubt I have travelled between the Honegg top station and the bottom of the lift quite so quickly before.

In the village, queues were forming, firstly for the Central Sport ski room (only twelve people allowed at one time), though I do wonder where they had all been skiing, and also the Co-op (25 people allowed).

In Wengen, if nowhere elsewhere in the world, it has been a pretty good day, bringing 10,245 vertical metres in 21 lift rides and 58 kilometres travelled.

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