Before I bang on a bout the weather and the pistes and all the usual guff, I thought it would be only fair to give Sandy some weel earned congratulations, because – after all the stick we give him about his suspicious hair style, falling over antics and gruff northern demeanor – he’s played an absolute blinder and passed his European Mountain Security Exam.
Now that may sound like an odd qualification for french bouncers, but it’s actually a desperately difficult off-piste exam. And the wee man passed yesterday. And he’s probably still in Casbar.
As for Verbier – all’s good…
OK the forecast snow seems to have gone missing, but instead we’ve had blue skies and more uncrowded pistes, despite the fact that the Carlsberg High Five has drawn loads of people to Verbier to help celebrate the sport of skiing with a few pints of Danish Champagne.
And the forecast says that the weather is going to be a mixed bag of sunshine and occasional snow flurries for the foreseeable future – although these are the same people that promised us about 15cm of fresh snow last night…. pinch of salt anyone?