Yes the snow has arrived at last………….Fresh soft powder snow has been available all around Verbier for the the last couple of days. Conditions are now a bit more compacted but cold temperatures have kept the conditions good. Wind during the recent snowfall has caused pockets of powder to develop in certain areas – have a look at the <a href=”‘>video if you want to see how deep!! It is still possible to find soft powder even if a bit chopped up – especially over at Savoleyres which has been quieter than the main mountain.
This weekend sees the Dominique Perrier 24hr Freeride competition starting 12 midday tomorrow and continuing until the same time the following day. Teams of keen skiers will be aiming to do the greatest number of vertical feet day and night to win the competition.
During a relatively quiet week in resort training for instructors has been much in evidence. On the Savoleyres stade European Snowsport and New Generation were doing some giant slalom gates this afternoon. While the Peak Leaders Gap Year course have now finished their training and are about to take their instructor assessment – good luck!
Today saw blue skies and ice particles sparkling in the sun. Wrap up warm though as temperatures on the mountain have been around –15 C. Snow is now all the way down into the valley and winter seems to have arrived at last. The forecast is for the cold conditions to continue for the next few days.