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It's Starting! - Page 2
...but don't panic (as you'll see when the other photos are uploaded)
Edited by Wear The Fox Hat - 12/1/09 at 3:24am
On Saturday (race day), despite the persistent snowfall, they had almost all the cannons blowing the entire day, like turning on the sprinklers in the middle of a thunderstorm. So that was a pleasant experience of getting sprayed in the face four or five times every run on-piste, just to make sure none of us could possibly see where we were going.
I'll upload some pictures once I remember to get my camera out of my bags.
I'll try harder to push it over to the mountains.
The weather is strange in Switzerland at the moment. We arrived in Ilanz on Saturday to very cold weather with light snow for the whole drive from Zürich. Sunday was blue skies and -18 in the valley at Obersaxen. It started snowing in the evening. Monday at Laax it was much warmer, just a little under freezing, and maybe 10 cm of new snow overnight. Cloudy all day. Tuesday in Davos was sunny in the morning with clouds moving in late in the afternoon. Extrememly windy up top. It started raining at about 10:00, and it absolutely poured down all the way back to Ilanz. This morning it's 2° in Ilanz as we get ready to head to Disentis. Forecasts show temps jumping one day and plunging the next. The rises being accompanied by rain, but turning to snow as the temps fall before clearing. No stability at all.
After a very good snow fall (here in the plains just south of the Alps) of about 40 cm, it's now been raining for the past two days.
Most of the beautiful snow has melted...Sigh.
And, Fox, I surely won't complain about a mere -5. In fact, personally, the colder the merrier (-40 is the lowest temp I've been skiing at, but let's say that I feel "comfortable" until -20, then I tend to head for the first hut and a hot tea/chocolate and be done with the day)
But my SO's brother went out on a MTB on Sunday and got feet chilblain...