The new year is upon us. Last night, the fireworks echoed around the village as usual. Were people celebrating the new year, or just grateful to see the end of the old year?
Whichever it was, the village this morning was a shadow of its new year’s eve self. At 9.30am the main street was empty, the ski storage at Central Sport deserted and there was not a scintilla of a queue at the cable car.
It was warm and sunny again, but the snow lasted well through the day. There were moguls on Wixi in the afternoon, but with few skiers around, they weren’t as dramatic as the last couple of days. This evening at Central Sport, a long queue to return hire skis stretched back to the entrance. There is a chance it might be quiet on the hill tomorrow.
A sunny start to the year brought 8,610 vertical metres in 21 lift rides and 48 kilometres travelled.