It was a prompt start today. The cable car was busy, but not full. Most people on the platform seemed to know each other and there was a murmur of conversation, the quietness reflecting the early hour. On Mannlichen, the still cold snow glistened in the sunlight.
We had a month or more of sunshine in late February and March, but after three days of snow, the sunshine was welcome once more. Spring skiing should be warm and sunny and so it was today. Tomorrow might be warm, but sunshine looks limited.
For an out of season Monday, the hill was busy. Each car of the gondola from Grund was occupied, suggesting a fair number of day trippers from Interlaken and beyond. As always when day skiers are out and about, it was quiet by mid afternoon.
An early start brought 11,702 vertical metres in 22 lift rides and 63 kilometres travelled.