Today was incredibly windy. Down in the valley, even down between the trees, it was just a bit windy. Up at the top of the mountains the wind was so hard that the highest lift was closed because of it. (Later in the afternoon more lifts were closed.)

We struggled to walk against the wind, and were pushed sideways when we sat on the ski lift. Skiing downhill we had the wind in our faces, braking us, but it felt like we were racing down. All fresh tracks were obliterated almost immediately. It wasn’t snowing, but a little fresh snow must have fallen during the night, because the wind was blowing up flurries everywhere, and looking across the mountaintops (rather than down towards the village) the whole world was white.

Then we got down between the trees and it was just a normal day again.