After a week and a half of high pressure and spring like conditions we are back to winter weather. This is good news because everything but north facing slopes were getting pretty thin.
Sunday it snowed about 10 cm and it was a nice little refresh, although a lot of places you were still hitting crust. Monday morning there was a couple hours of sun which we used to shred the rocky, steep backside of Rendl, St. Anton. You can reach the ridge line from 2 different chairs and within a couple of minutes of hiking you can drop into steep, big mountain lines and couloirs.
Yesterday afternoon snow showers started again. But this morning after looking out the window I wasn’t too hopeful – max 5 cm on my car. Not exactly the dump everybody was hoping for. But once I stepped out of the lift 1000m higher – 20 cm of fresh, cold blower powder – what a great surprise. It being a bad visibility dump day most people stayed at home. Great fun riding the trees and pillows with no crowds.
It’s snowing right now and the forecast looks really promising! Should be a great week of faceshots coming up.