Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Monday 12 February 2018 - X-c Ski Number 9 - P11 (O'Brien) to Herridge Cabin and back

Today's route:

P11>#36>#50>Herridge Cabin>Healey Cabin for lunch>#50>#36 via beach>P11 - 22.4 km, 380 metres ascent, 4 hours 8 mins including 1 hour 10 mins stops.

After freezing rain yesterday evening, it was fortuitous that the grooming machine had freshly prepared today's excellent trails. Our planned starting time of 10.30 was delayed by an hour after Stephen discovered he had forgotten to load his ski shoes. Replacement kit was hired in Chelsea.

We had Healey Cabin to ourselves for a very leisurely lunch whilst the sun shone outside.

Sue, Susan and I were joined by Shane and Stephen on today's classic trail with wonderful swooping (but not too swooping) descents. They saw a beaver yesterday; today I saw a deer and Sue and I spent some time watching a flock of chickadee type birds high in a tree by trail 36.

The Wellington Gastropub provided an excellent evening meal for all seven of us (the five skiers plus Ken and Helen) tonight.

A great day on the skis, and later...

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