A lot can happen when you are asleep. Everyone knows the expression but no one here knew how true it would turn out to be.
The beginning of last week kept us speechless – not because we didn’t have anything to say, but because we just couldn’t stop smiling. We were keeping ourselves busy during a couple of whiteout days with an astonishing 40-50 cm of fresh powder. The stories that went around were high and low and included ski touring to Alpele with some unknown tree skiing that no one even thought about before. But mostly everyone just had a blast skiing along the sides of the slopes, in a safe distance to the groomers, which you actually could see with some help of the orange side poles.
On Thursday the sun was out again and had a close fight with some leftover clouds, during which we cheered for the sun for a change. Then the idyll suddenly changed: during the night between Thursday and Friday a huge avalanche went down from Steinberg. It was, according to the locals, the biggest avalanche in 31 years. It was released by the seventh snow layer that fell in September and fortunately was not triggered by anyone, as it turned out to be. The breaking point was up to 5 m in some places and it came crashing down almost 800 vertical meters. We have never ever been so happy to be asleep and not up on the mountain – a thought, that we could not, in our wildest dreams, imagine would ever cross our minds.
With that, we are looking forward to an uneventful week with sunny skies as far as the eye can see and some well-deserved low terrain skiing. The groomers are ensuring good conditions and the off-piste slopes are educational.
Come by and get your tan for the summer months whilst sipping a beer in your new shades. It will be fun!
Snow depth Mountain (Slope, 3.020m): 180 cm
Snow depth Location (1.050m): 20 cm
Snow condition: Powder, partially wet
Latest snow fall: Friday night, 10.03.
Avalanche alert level: Significant
Weather and conditions:
Photos by Gianmarco Allegrini
// Ski Lodge Team