It was dark this morning and raining steadily. From home, there was no discernible snow line and it looked as of it would be raining to the the top of Mannlichen. On the cable car though, the rain turned to snow near the the summit. On the other side of the hill, the clouds were low and it was snowing hard.
There was good skiing on Mannlichen. Despite the clouds, visibility was okay. The new snow, although only a few centimetres deep, had transformed the mountain as far as Holenstein. On the ridge, beyond the Berghaus, the Snowopen Air concert continued. The cloud was at its thickest there and the surprisingly large crowd may have heard their favourite bands, but I doubt they saw them.
The cloud was denser under the Eiger and the the snow more sticky, but still it was a return to normal service on the mountain. This evening, snow showers have reached the lower part of the village. It might snow more tonight. Again, we hope for the best.
A good day with new snow and few skiers brought 7,299 vertical metres in 17 lift rides and 46 kilometres travelled.