In 2004 I took over and named this happening to ERNI «Snow ‘nd Fun». Same time, same place. Everybody should have a chance to keep up skiing with the group. Since 2010 ERNI pays the ski tickets for Friday. At that year we stayed at the Yukatan having a drink, nachos and good discussions. Unfortunately, we had to leave at 19:00 in order to catch our train. On our way back home, we decided to extend the ERNI «Snow ‘nd Fun» the following year to end the day on a cozy note. Thus the idea came up to stay overnight. ERNI «Snow ‘nd Fun – Xtended!» was born.
In 2011 six ERNI colleagues stayed overnight in Engelberg and had dinner before rocking the Spindle – the first mountain discotheque thas was opened in 1968. 2015 was a highlight: Nineteen participants enjoyed the snow (ski, snowboard, snowshoes) and the nightlife in Engelberg. Sadly in 2017, the famous Spindle closed. Fortunately, the Geltscherspalte had opened one year before as a suitable alternative.
This year ten people joined «Snow ‘nd Fun». By light sunshine, we enjoyed the morning in fresh snow. After lunch and a coffee at Jochpass light snowfall accompanied us in the afternoon. Ali, our youngster was skiing fifteen years ago. So it was a little bit hard for him. He got good support from ski instructors – our colleagues Urs and Frank. After an afternoon snack, we were skiing down to Engelberg accompanied by the slope service. At the Yukatan we enjoyed the Happy Hour and had good discussions. Sadly our group shrunk to six persons since we had to see off the ones that did not stay overnight. After having checked in at the St. Josefshaus we went for dinner to the rustic restaurant Alpenclub. Then the night was ours – and the dancefloor too. Looking forward to next year celebrating 10 years ERNI «Snow ‘nd Fun – Xtended!».