Where to ski

It was another bright morning leading to a sunny ski day. It was a little warmer than yesterday, but still the pistes were good. I expected some slushy snow to Innerwengen, but the run was much the same as yesterday. Indeed, it was better just below Bumps T bar, where the piste bashers had left some nasty, lumpy ice the day before.

All of which set me thinking about where to ski. As long as the Idle Skiers have been travelling to the mountains, well over thirty years now, the ski press has told us to aim for altitude. Wengen has always been reviewed harshly, being too low and not purpose built. I suppose that might have been true before snowmaking took hold. We would have had a very poor season now relying on nature’s benevolence.

       From Tschuggen at midday 

However, snow cannon cover most of the mountain these days. The cable car takes skiers to the top in five minutes. We have the best ski home of any resort I have visited. The few holidaymakers here this week could not have wished for better conditions. Maybe we don’t all need to travel to Val d’Isere after all.

Another exceptional day brought 11,361 vertical metres in 23 lift rides and 60 kilometres travelled.

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