The title says it all – in the mountains the weather can change quite dramatically, rapidly. It was Day I on the ski slopes here in Zermatt. We arrived after dark on Sat night and when I emerged from under the duvet at about 8am on Sunday morning, I glanced out of the window to view almost clear blue skies and ‘that mountain’ – The Matterhorn – glistening in the morning light: image 1. What else could I use as a Day 1 image as a symbol of Zermatt other than the Matterhorn, in all its moods?
Over the space of the next 3 hours as a I skied above Sunegga all morning, the sky changed quite rapidly – high lenticular clouds formed over the ridges and peaks – the Matterhorn was capped.
Not long after that the Matterhorn shed it’s cap and thin trails of cloud filled the sky in that direction, although lenticular clouds still lingered over some other peaks.
By afternoon the cloud base lowered in keeping with a forecast for snow overnight. And as I write this at 8am on Monday, the snow blowers and clearers are out – more snow has indeed arrived. The pistes are in great shape but they can always do with a little refresh.