Well it was unexpected for me anyway. I am skiing tomorrow with someone who has not been to Wengen before and, hoping that the mountain offers the best conditions over the weekend for this first time visitor, I had ignored the weather forecast for today and looked only at tomorrow and Sunday.
I expected it to be sunny today, for no good reason. Even on the way up to Central Sport, I was hopeful still. There was cloud hanging in the valley, but the peaks were visible. I expected the cable car to pop out of the clouds into glorious sunshine.
We did breach that layer of cloud, only to find a higher layer, which wasn’t going anywhere. A grey morning turned to snow at lunchtime.
As the afternoon went on, the snow became heavier and was falling thickly as the lifts closed. This winter still has more to offer.
A day of fresh snow, with some powder on piste late on, brought 8,190 vertical metres in 18 lift rides and 46 kilometres travelled.