Almost winter

Las night’s rain in the village had fallen as snow on the mountain.  This morning, the snow line was still above the village, but it was visible at least for the first time in several days.  The cable car was without a queue still, but at 10.00am the mountain was busier than it has been all season and it became more crowded as the day progressed.

The new snow had made a difference.  The pistes were reinvigorated and the trees were laden (lightly) with snow.  The off piste next to the Mannlichen chair was busy, but as they say, a hire ski can go anywhere at anytime. It was colder too, with the skies clearing and blue sky appearing.  It was almost winter again.

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                                 Skies clearing

The skiing was good everywhere, until the journey home. On the racecourse, after the bridge by the forest trail, the snow was deep but not crisp and even. Very large soft moguls filled the narrow piste and fallen skiers filled the gaps between the moguls. It was the same above the finish schuss, bringing a difficult conclusion to an excellent day. In the village, the Co-op set a new record for the length of queue to the cash desks.

A busy day on the mountain brought 7,706 vertical metres in 17 lift rides and 45 kilometres travelled.

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