We put in another day of ski touring before the Foehn melted too much snow at lower elevations. This time, a 3 hours tour into the Entremont Valley. It was so wintry near the col de Chargerat! Losing sight of the slopes in moments of white out and wind brought sensations of winter front and center. The forecast is calling for Foehn the next few days. That should consolidate the snow pack. Hopefully Televerbier will notice the change in weather and update their site. A call to Verbier Sport Plus revealed an intention to open the last weekend of November. Ha!
Though one never knows what the weather will be like in a few days, it was at least winter for us today. We skinned up to the Col de Marlene to find 45cm of fresh snow. It was a really fine walk into winter. Arriving at the top with a freshening SW wind, it truely felt cold and winter. And what a joy those first turns were. I asked myself how these skis were going to turn in the deep new snow. But as I glided away letting speed take hold, the Coombas knew, plunged down, arced left, then right, and layed down the first tracks of the new season.