The skiing quite simply does not get much better. With 120cm of snow coating these Alps at 2500 meters, and 40cm in the valley floors, skiing is supreme. Aside from the weekends, one has the mountain to ones self.
The foehn, which blew all weekend, has ceased this morning in Verbier. That certainly changed the snow pack. It is now snowing lightly. The forecast is calling for variable weather this week with a bit more snow towards the end of the week. But more strong winds from the SW are forecasted. The ice is getting thick!
We went south to sample some of the Italian stuff. And it was really nice to be there. Though it was cold on the upper slopes, maybe -30 with wind chill, the skiing was fine. We had an entire valley to ourselves, room enough to lay down some fresh tracks...
The back of Mt.Fort was supreme the day before. It was good fun laying first tracks in these lift access couloirs. I took no camera, as it looked to be a white-out day. But the sun shone for a few hours, in time for us to ski another untracked couloir and bowl back to Verbier.
Pierre-Alain Luisier promised me it will not be this cold and snowy again over Easter for the next 25 years! The forecast is calling for variable weather for the next few days, with sun in the afternoons and warmer weather from Friday...
The 50cm of fresh snow and sunshine was photo inspirational. We left Verbier right away this morning to find deep powder and no crowds. The snow was nice, though a bit upside-down. One had to keep the tips up! The first 2 photos are of our Chalet and Verbier. A dramatic change from the summer ambiance of 3 days ago!
The forecast is calling for variable weather for the next few days. The avalanche danger should settle down a tiny bit. Maybe a run off the Mt.Fort tomorrow? So many places to go and discover
with the new blanket of snow!