Cloud Sandwich

January 26, 2024  |  Mayrhofen, Austria
Clouds swirl around the peaks above Ginzling.

Clouds swirl around the peaks above Ginzling.

Claudia skis as misty clouds hover around Grinbergspitze.

Claudia skis as misty clouds hover around Grinbergspitze.

Light and shadows below Hippoldspitze. The barns of Geislalm are on the hillside at bottom right.

Light and shadows below Hippoldspitze. The barns of Geislalm are on the hillside at bottom right.

It was raining lightly in Mayrhofen again this morning, but it was inversion rain; up higher the mountains were in a cloud sandwich with misty clouds swirling around the peaks. I was glad we woke up early and got up high to see that. By late morning the clouds had lifted and the sun was poking out.

Unfortunately the warmish temps haven't done any favors to the snow; yesterday's tracks in the powder have turned to cement, but I still managed to find some pockets of decent wind-buffed powder up high and some heavy but fun slushy lines way down low.