This morning a clear sky heralded another sunny day. The crowds arrived and the 2022 edition of the Lauberhorn downhill took place in perfect conditions. The village was packed by 9.30am, with a queue into the high street for trains to Scheidegg and another shorter queue for the cable car. On the hill, each car of the gondola from Grindelwald was full with people intending to ski over to the downhill course.

                             Patrouille Suisse were here…

As usual, I failed to photograph the Patrouille Suisse display, but they definitely turned up on what must have been a fantastic day for flying. I was in the village in the early evening and it was jumping, this notwithstanding that an Austrian skier won the day.

As always on the big day, I avoided Scheidegg and travelled down on the Mannlichen cable car. A short day brought 5,594 vertical metres in 14 lift rides and 37 kilometres travelled.

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