Against the odds

The weather around here is unpredictable at best, but there are days when the odds are stacked and the outcome seems certain. So today was a surprise. At breakfast time, it was grey, raining and the temperature in our neck of the woods was over ten degrees. It didn’t seem promising at all.

On Mannlichen however the snow was smooth, with that slight glaze which occurs on damp days, and largely untrammelled by other skiers. It was very good skiing to the four man chair and still okay to Holenstein.

                 On Mannlichen 

There was even a brief burst of sunshine, but that soon went away. At Scheidegg later on things were much the same, with decent snow on Schwarzen and Fallboden. The rain picked up though. It was never cold enough to snow, but it was cold enough to chill the few skiers around. By 3.00pm, it was time to go home.

A day which was far better than seemed likely early on brought 7,232 vertical metres in 16 lift rides and 45 kilometres travelled.

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