Not as forecast

The weather didn’t turn out as forecast today, the expected sun being replaced by a hazy cloud. In the early afternoon, the light was flat, prompting the Idle Skier to make a trip to Grund, with better conditions through the trees.

My own forecast, of a quiet day on the hill, seemed at first to have missed the mark as well. There was a lengthy queue at the cable car this morning. It turned out to be widely spaced though. I was on the mountain in seemingly no time at all to find empty pistes.

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                                                                Hazy day

At Grund, the section of the gondola up to Holenstein was closed, but even so the Eiger Express was almost empty. The ski season has a couple of months to run but, the occasional Saturday aside, we may have seen the last of the busy days. I am afraid it might be a long, slow spring for the many businesses of the Jungfrau region.

A quiet day, missing the expected sun, brought 10,324 vertical metres in 20 lift rides and 54 kilometres travelled.

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