The season was openned with arrival of my first guests on 5th May 2018 – Wenman family. We were not expecting sunny weather according to the forecast and took some warm clothes with us to Big Almaty Lake. It was cloudy and rainy in the city, but my guests were optimistic! They have lived in Scotland and that weather was home-like. On the way up weather improved, just a bit of clouds with some clear spots. We successfully reached BAL and it was still covered with thin ice. We decided to go up the road to have a better overview on lake and Tian Shan observatory. A hail started when we reached our final spot. It was amazing experience to stand out in sunny spot with hailstones dropping around!