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... reached Wengen we were ready to head back up the Mannlichen cable car. The queues were gone but the cable car was still full as the ski school lessons were just setting off from the village.
Our plan was simple, we were going to ski around to the Kleine Scheidegg train station, looping the mountains for a second time. We skied down from the cable car to the Lager chair and used this chair to allow us to get across to the Gummi lift. From the top of the Gummi ...
... a plate filled with egg, bacon, meats and croissants. We planned to have a quiet day but we decided to go get some bikes to hire instead. The people here are so friendly. The lady in the bike shop suggested a 4 hour route to take which involved riding along the river to a cable car, taking 2 gondolas up to Murren, riding through some towns and a forrest , then riding down ...
... and it was fabulous!
The train has huge windows which pull down for good pictures, and it winds its way up the base of the Eiger through fields of wild flowers, forests and eventually snow, giving wonderful views over the valleys and up the mountains as it twists and turns. Green pastures, blonde cows, ginger chalets, blue skies, white snow – a photographer’s dream.
The Eiger stayed ...
... the Arven chair for a ride to the restaurant.
Dinner was needed and we took the opportunity to warm up before putting our skis back on. The first run was the Arven and at the top of the steep section by the currently un-prepared speed run JJ and I looked to work our way down off piste. JJ got stuck in some piste basher tracks and picked up a good deal of speed before wiping out about two thirds of the way down. I skied ...
... Switzerland so as to not miss any of the scenery. The countryside is nothing like you have ever seen before - everything is green. Everything. I've also never seen snow before, so I got a little bit excited when I spotted my first snow-capped mountain in the distance. What also amazed me was the enormous lakes surrounding the villages. They were so large and so blue that you'd be forgiven for thinking that they were the ocean.
We arrived ...