Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lauberhorn Ski Race Switzerland, Kleine Scheidegg Ski

Skiing with Friends in grindelwald switzerland at -11 degrees mid day. It was very cold, but the views were epic.
Skiing with Sander, Jay and Michel and 4 others on a blue bird day. Skied hard from top to bottom. Some of the longest runs. Afterwards we stopped in a restaurant to have pizza and a coffee. It was called Restaurant Grund Grindelwald - if you are in the area, please eat here. More affordable (mac and cheese was 24 swiss franks) than the huts and really good food.

With no snow in Lake Tahoe, California or anywhere in the US, it was awesome to ski snow for the first time all Winter. I got my first run today Jan. 15, 2012... sad really. Not just for skiing, but for the local economy in the Tahoe area.

Start Bar is at the start of the 82nd International Lauberhorn Race in Wengan, Switzerland. Ski ticket from the day was about 70 US dollars.

I don't have a lot of photos from Saturday's Party up in Wangan, but people were dressed-up, made-up and in full swing by the time we arrived at 4PM. We got to bar hop in Wangen at the Rocks Bar and then Crystal bar before heading to the party tent in the World Cup Village. Of course after watching Bode Miller get the 5th place award at the ceremony that is... The band played all night but we hit the train back to Interlaken at 1:30AM.

-- Don't forget to write about the snowboard team on the flight from DC to Zurich

-- Map of mtn in Kleine Scheidegg, Grindelwald First, Murren Schilthorn area:

-- Map with lift names and location of lifts in Kleine Scheildegg

-- Things we do not have in the US: Sledging and walking Walking lifts

Condition for Sunday Jan. 15, 2012
Kleine Scheidegg - Männlichen

sunny Temperature
-5 °

New snow
0 cm

Snow height
115 cm

Snow (powder)

Number of lifts 24 Transport

15 Valley runs

4 Fun

8 Sledging

6 Walking

Next Day Monday, January 16, 2012

View from Cindy's house
Wake-up in Bönigen at Cindy's with a beautiful view of the Brienzersee Lake - Last year this time, Cindy and I swam in this lake. We must do a repeat swim this year.

Mannlichenbahn Lift to to the Top
We had to drive through a valley on the way to Kleine Scheidegg - This valley receives only 40 minutes of sunshine a day.  Here in the parking lot at the Mannlichenbahn Lift its 1PM, the sun is out and still no sunshine. These mountains are massive. The temperature was -11 C or about 12 F

The white stuff you see is snow from three days ago. It's so cold here, the snow is very dry

Eiger and kisses
We are very lucky to have such blue sky. Even in summer, it's always overcast or raining. VERY good weather here at the top near the Start Bar

View at the top of the Mannlichenbahn lift

Ski Lift
Cindy and I lost each other on our third run, but somehow found each other again at the top of sesselbahn gummi lift

cool photo
Time for a bar break at Chris's bar - cool ski sticker Paudi's race Team

Chris at the Arbengaden Hut
Chris and her bar - The Arbengarten Bar. She made us two koffee cocktails with whip cream!
Her daughter came for a two month visit to SF and I got to meet up with here on a friday night and show her some good San Francisco fun!

Cindy and Louisa at the Arbengaden Hut
Louisa and Cindy enjoying our koffee and the views of the Eiger

Eiger and picnic
Everyone love the Eiger - at the bar for a picnic, or drink or to warm up since it was so cold.

Cindy with GoPro
Cindy with GoPro!

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