After the snowfall we finally got a sunny day yesterday. Coupled with plunging temperatures (-15C) and squally wind. It’s a rare day when everything is perfect in the mountains in winter.
High wind meant that some lifts remained closed and during the morning going to the highest points meant going to the coldest points. The urge to ski down fast to a slighty less cold place was tempered by the fact that fast skiing meant increased wind chill. Decisions, decisions.
The views were however spectacular, none more so perhaps than the views from Sunegga to the mountains above Trift.
I finished the day by skiing down the Fluhalp piste from the top of the Rothorn – fractionally warmer than during the morning. The wind however had not abated and the combination of recent fine powdery snow and wind meant that Spindrift – plumes of wind blown snow – was periodically streaming off the high ridge. I just had to grab a couple of images of that with the G10, the second image converted to B&W additionally.
It’s my final day today and it’s snowing again!