The last week has seen some of the largest crowds both on-piste and in the resort. With people being bussed in from Chamonix and resorts as far as La Plagne, Verbier has been able to provide good entertainment for all. This morning the New Year excesses saw 9am Medran all but empty of holidaymakers with the vast majority of people being ski instructors waiting for their clients. The brave few were able to get some fantastic first tracks on an almost empty mountain.
This morning snow had fallen only above 2000 metres but by mid-afternoon large flakes were falling down to 1300m. The few early risers that caught the first lifts were rewarded with thick fresh powder from Attelas down to Ruinettes. Below Ruinettes wetter packed snow was still good to ski..
Visibility varied throughout the day from whiteout to flat light to occasional glimpses of the terrain. Winds were gaining in strength throughout the morning with Mont Fort being closed due to this. Falling snow was somewhat wet causing a few to retreat when clothing became sodden – but it was worth it all the same.
This new snowfall is consolidating well onto the hard pack base and with more snow forecast for tonight and tomorrow we hope for a great week of skiing and boarding. Time to break out the fat skis…………………