Thursday, January 7, 2010

Skiing in Switzerland

Had a great first day on the slopes. The conditions, both weather and snow, were great in the morning. Bright sun and soft snow. I was able to hit a few mogul fields before they were fully formed and packed down and even found some fresh powder. I brought my boots with me, so no problems there. I'm using a pair of 2010 Solomon XWings which track pretty well in the groomers and put up with my terrible performances off the piste. The sheer amount of vertical distance you cover top-to-bottom is staggering. Some photos:

Skiing between barns and houses - very different than the tree-littered slopes in the US. Most of the resort is above the tree line giving you open glades of power on nice days.
Murren - it's even cuter with snow. I had to go from the center of town to the gondola and I was able to ski the whole way. Not something you could do in most towns surrounding resorts.
The local beer, Rugen Brau, brewed in Interlaken. Very good stuff - enjoying one right now, in fact. Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. Your photos are wonderful. It makes me want to get a camera with better resolution. Thanks for taking the time to post. It makes us feel like we are going along with you on your travels. M&D