It continued snowing throughout the night and it continued snowing when I woke this morning. If anything it had increased. But snow have never stopped me before 🙂
At 8:30 I was one of the first in line for the gondola. 10 minutes later I arrived in the first gondola at the end station. Surprise, surprise… It was snowing here as well.
It was supposed to be groomed slopes but it was crazy much snow everywhere. Knee deep. In some places as deep as up to the waist. It was actually difficult snowboarding because in some places the slope was not steep enough to compensate for all the snow.
After a few runs the snowing picked up, and so did the wind. It was like snowboarding in milk. White everywhere. No visibility. I had no idea if I was going up or down. And then WHOMP! Stuck in waist deep powder snow.
This is usually a groomed slope.
Off with the snowboard. Slowly trying to walk to a place where I could snowboard again. Resting for a while under a big tree, away from the wind. Ice in my nose. Cannot see more than a few meters. So much FUN 😀
When I got back around 11:30 I decided to call it for the day. Have an early lunch and then hit the hot bath when it opened at 13:00. If I was lucky maybe I could be alone in the bath with a chance to take some pictures.
And I was lucky. A few minutes before 13:00 I was allowed in as the firt guest. Nobody there. So I quickly went to the outside hot bath to take some photos and video.
Now I am clean, happy and tired. Sitting in the library reading, updating the blog, and waiting for the bus to pick me up at 16:00.
In summary, I have to say that this has been the best snowboarding experience in my life. I got two beautiful days with blue sky and some great back country snowboarding in powder snow. Then three days of poor visibility, but yesterday and early today was crazy fun with all the powder snow pouring down. Making it like back country all over. So much fun 😀