The weather has been prevaricating for a couple of days, but it made a decision finally last night. The fairly light snow of yesterday turned into a heavier fall overnight, became something more significant by the morning and was torrential at Scheidegg this afternoon. The forecast might have been an April fool’s joke, but it turned out to be real.
An early visit to the Punch Bowl was not the best idea. The snow was magnificent, but the visibility was nil. A long trip through the trees to Grund offered better light. It was still snowing, just about, in the depths of the Grindelwald valley, but it wasn’t settling very much.
It is still snowing now in Wengen, with more forecast for tomorrow. Snowfall at this time of year tends to melt away quite quickly, with warmer ground and more direct sunlight, but I suspect sufficient has fallen in the last few hours to keep the mountain going nicely until closing day.
The day brought 7,890 vertical metres in 18 lift rides and 48 kilometres travelled.