It was yet another crystal clear morning early on, the mountains in sharp relief against an already blue sky. A busy Friday sometimes means a quieter Saturday, but not this week when the world arrived at our door.
The ski clubs weren’t around much, other than Bonigen, which had reserved one of the best pistes on the mountain, Distelboden, for races. However, everyone else did show up and by mid morning it was uncomfortably busy. I left Mannlichen early, hoping for better things on the other side of the hill, but at the Arven group of lifts there were long queues everywhere. In search of some unoccupied snow, I headed for Brandegg for the first time this season. It is pretty much a path, but a beautiful run still.
By the time I had made it back to Scheidegg, the crowds were in the restaurants and a few good runs on Honegg were there for the taking. As always these days, the run to Innerwengen was very quiet.
A day of long lift queues and crowded slopes brought 8,121 vertical metres in 20 lift rides and 46 kilometres travelled.