Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Lauberhorn and Grindelwald

Finally we came to our last full day in Grindelwald. I settled on the idea of a short ski tour in the morning and an afternoon strolling the town with Mary - which we had yet to do.

From our chalet this is the view of the Lauberhorn (left) and Tschuggen (right).

The ski lifts from Kleine Scheidegg had been closed for some time, but the terrain looked very nice so I elected to ski up to the summit of the Lauberhorn. A pic from the train as we approach the station with the Lauberhorn above.

The Europeans love their American Indian kitsch. They're big on watches too.

I was a little surprised to see several other parties heading up. This elderly gent was slowly making his way up.

Of course the views were terrific. The Jungfrau.

The Eiger (left) and the Monch (right).

A couple nears the summit ahead of me.

Looking straight down on Lauterbrunnen.

and Wengen.

The upper Lauterbrunnen valley.

and back east to Grindelwald.

A snowboarder hiked up behind me. Turned out to be a woman, about my age, getting a quick run in before work! 

Nice folks on the summit.

Went up for a second run to a sub summit. Looking back at the higher main summit.

The skiing was great on perfectly cooked corn - smooth, untracked, on playful terrain.

Next up was an afternoon in Grindelwald with Mary.

Had a high level match of mini golf. Worst course ever. Best views ever.

Stoked to see my car is very popular in Grindewald. Hardly see any here in the States!

Another day of fun and sun.

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