The MPIfR 7-channel bolometer was available for observations in January 1996, and performed without major technical problems. The MPIfR 19-channel bolometer has been available since beginning of February and will be offered for astronomical observations until 9th of April. At this date, heterodyne observations will start again. This winter has seen a lot of rain and snow fall making observations impossible for prolonged periods of time. The loss of observing time because of bad weather so far has been significantly higher than in the winters before (see the statistics below).