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!
The colors of Autumn are coming back. The grasses and Larch on the slopes of Savoleyres and Attelas are turning golden brown. The peaks are holding thier snowy coatings as Verbier sheds the long summer days.
Its been a long time since I updated this little blog on Verbier. Too much fun away, no time to restore a lost blog, and only a few photos has delayed any updates this summer.
Though the weather was generally good, timing was key in changeable forecasts to make any peaks. We climbed some fun peaks and scrambled up some fine pure rock routes. The glaciers continued their retreat, though the cooler and wetter weather meant that they were not as dry as in the past few years.