Monday, January 21, 2019

Seegrube Visit

With our skis still MIA, yesterday we worked for part of the day and then took a break in the early afternoon to hike up to Hungerburg and ride the Seegrube tram up to the Seegrube Restaurant above Innsbruck.  Views of Innsbruck, the Inn Valley, and the surrounding mountains were spectacular.

The ski area at the top was still closed due to avalanche hazard.  This after several days of snowfree weather. 

Nevertheless, the ski tours were out and had gotten some tracks. 

The were even pushing into steep terrain.  Note the black spot in the middle of the bowl below and just to lookers left of the steep couloir. 

I don't know if I've ever witnessed a ski area closed for avalanche danger being skied by tourers.  I suspect the area is open today. 

From a distance, it looks like you are getting a pretty good storm in Salt Lake.  Nine inches on the Collins stake from 4 to 8 AM will get your attention, even from Austria.  Enjoy while I continue to wait for my skis.

1 comment:

  1. From the Collins snow stake:
    13:00 16.0 OK 0.15 100.00 17.00
    Today is the 21st of January, so it's...STEENBURGH WINTER!!!

    Now, is it a real Steenburgh winter if Dr. Steenburgh himself isn't there for it?