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Excitement builds as clouds arrive in Verbier

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Over the last couple of days there has been a steady build-up of cloud cover and dropping temperatures heralding a change from the warm conditions we have been experiencing. A small amount of snow has already fallen and up to 5 cm is expected tomorrow followed by up to 20cm on Tuesday – at last the snow arrives!!!!!!!

Crowds of local people thronged the slopes this weekend, but we expect the slopes to be quieter during the week as cars are already leaving the resort. Apres ski has also been very busy and the Farinet Apres bar has the ever popular Yellow Mike band playing next week – get there early before all the tables go – or you will have nothing to dance on!!!

Andreas trying a somersault with poles but no skis!!!!!!!!!

Conditions on the main mountain are very good as with the higher winds powder snow has been blown into the valleys. Off-piste is still affected by wind crust but Tortin is said to be very good with few moguls and some deep pockets of powder. Mont Fort is open once again having been closed due to high winds and the snow is soft powder.

The warm weather has kept the snow soft allowing some good mogul practice on Fontaneys. However, there have been some avalanches with the Col des Gentianes itinerary run experienced a full depth slip on Friday. – Watch those snow conditions!!

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