Still winter

Yesterday afternoon was hot for any time of year, the more so for a ski resort in February. When I took the Bumps T bar in the afternoon, the lift operator commented “today is spring”.

Fortunately, it has turned out to be one day. Until late in the evening, the wind blew strongly, even in our sheltered part of the village. Sometime during the night, the wind eased, the temperature dropped and it snowed nicely.

This morning was grey with a hint of blue sky in the distance. Fresh snow covered the bare ridges, which had been scoured by the wind over the last two days.

                                              Clouds clearing

The mountain was very quiet and with the sun shining for a while at least, the skiing was pretty good. Back in the village late in the afternoon, it was anything but quiet. The village is busy for another half term week. The queue at the Co-op offered some practice for the coming week’s skiing.

A Saturday which exceeded expectations brought 10,322 vertical metres in 20 lift rides and 55 kilometres travelled.

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