Is it winter still?

The Idle Skier’s computer has been buzzing with warnings of snowfall. The only problem is that the warnings are for the south-east of England, which doesn’t need snow really and has no idea what to do with it when it arrives.

Here in Wengen, the recent mild weather continues. It doesn’t seem like winter at the moment. The snow is still in pretty good condition despite the warm days, but if London has any to spare next week, we wouldn’t turn it down.

This morning, the boilerplate conditions of yesterday had gone and the sun shone on well groomed pistes. I hadn’t looked at the day’s forecast and, for no good reason, expected those conditions to last all day. However, the clouds rolled in by early afternoon and the number of skiers on the mountain reduced in proportion to the gathering gloom.

                                                              Afternoon cloud

A few breaks in the cloud kept visibility at a decent level, but the end of the day was one of the quietest in a long period of quiet days. That might change tomorrow, as holiday time kicks into gear.

Another day of sun and cloud brought 10,412 vertical metres in 24 lift rides and 56 kilometres travelled.

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