New snow started falling last night and gave a completely different look to the resort of Verbier this morning. Low visibility in the early part of today has turned to blue skies and sunshine again this afternoon.
Fresh powder snow could be found for the lucky few up early. The pistes remain in good condition despite the warm weather of the last few days.
Disappointing news is that the Luge run at Savoleyres has been shut for the season – so time to pack away those sledges. The Col des Mines and Vallon D’Arbi itinerary runs are also closed at the moment due to avalanche risk. The Le Sud run down the front of Savoleyres is open only to the half way mark due to lack of snow and the Route Carrefour is also closed.
The Verbier alternative to the six nations is being held at the area between Carrefour and the 1936 bar at 4.30 today. A Rugby sevens match between five teams from around the resort including European Snowsport and Taratata nightclub should provide good entertainment!!
Well over one hundred people are expected to gather in Verbier on Thursday 5 April for the famous Verbier Challenge Cup event, organised by the Ski Club of Great Britain for visitors, reps, ski guides, locals and resort workers.Head up to Savoleyres for the start at 10.45am
Weather for the next couple of days is forecast as sunny with on mountain temperatures of around 5 C and low wind speeds. Clouds willl return for the weekend – we hope they bring some more snow!!