We survived the first night and woke the next morning to look at the sun rising, and the fact everyone else was not lingering in bed when there was ice, snow, skating, skiing, and walking on (perhaps) thin ice to be done.
I was the first to brave the elements, it was about mins 10 still, or maybe a little colder, but I had come prepared with a hat, gloves, multiple layers of clothing and a (maybe) windproof jacket.
Of course, there was no wind, just cold.
Stepping out of the warm inside of the hotel to the cold outside was a shock, but after a minute or so to get used to it, I still didn’t think I’d be out too long.
First, a photo of the hotel, it was immense, and it explained why there were so many people about.
Then it was the partly frozen trees. I suspect there had been a little thawing of the snow on the branches
Then of the frozen lake, and it is quite a large lake, and incredible one so large could completely freeze. I’d like to see it in summer.
Then the brave adventurers who, in summer would be rowing to the end of the lake, who now were taking a hike, and praying no doubt, there was no thin ice
Were they trying to get a close look at this mountain, or considering climbing it. Yes, there were actual mountain climbers staying at the hotel, and though we didn’t know it till later, there was a frozen waterfall which proved the most adventurous with an interesting challenge
More of course, on a unique feature at this hotel, the ice castle.