Wengen was quiet this morning, as it is always on New Year’s Day. An early start meant an almost empty cable car and deserted pistes. It was nearly as warm this morning as yesterday, but the snow was better, slightly icy in fact. The absence of many skiers kept the pistes in good order for much of the day.
A few people turned up in the afternoon, reversing the usual order of things, with busy mornings and quieter afternoons, but it was not crowded at all. On Wixi, some moguls developed as the day went on and it seemed warm enough to be high summer.
The village this evening belied the idea that it might be a peaceful week to come; the high street was busy and more people were arriving with each train.
Another better than hoped for day brought 8,179 vertical metres in 18 lift rides and 45 kilometres travelled.
Happy new year everyone.