Verbier Snow Report 22/02/2013
Here is the latest snow report from the team in Verbier
The snow depth at the top of the Verbier ski area at Col des Gentianes (2950 m) is 275cm. In resort there is 110cm. It last snowed on the 16th February, (3cm)
100% of runs are open and out of the 36/36 lifts in the Verbier area are running.
Sunshine has dominated so far this last week after weeks of snowy weather that brought in clouds and flat light. The skies have been clear blue and sunny but temperatures have remained very chilly, especially in the mornings.
By the afternoon town has been very spring like in the sun and the many shops, bars and restaurants are busy as the February crowds enjoy their holidays. It has not been super crowded with mornings much quieter and the lunchtime period calming down too. There has been plenty of new snow over the last couple of weeks and the pistes higher up around the Mont Fort sector have the coldest and best quality pistes. The off piste runs of Gentianes and Chassoure are bumped up but also the snow is in great condition too. Off piste below Attelas altitude there is still a noticeable crust under the recent new snow but higher up the powder from the last snowfall was superb in many places.
The weather over the next few days looks as if it will continue to be sunny and cold with some clouds on the way. The weekend is looking quite snowy, once again you weekenders are going to get all the fresh snow. Saturday looks to be bright sunshine in the morning with a light snowfall in the afternoon, onto Sunday, which will be an absolute powder day with heavy snowfall from the early hours carrying on all day and creating some great fresh snow for the week ahead. Monday and Tuesday of next week will be sunny spells in the morning and light snowing in the afternoon, taking us onto Wednesday, which will be bright sunshine, all day and possibly the best day of the week.
The mains gossip which everyone is talking about at the moment (including England) is the fact that we have the royals here in Verbier, Prince Harry and co are around and dining at places such as la Vache and The Farinet. Wednesday saw Verbier sport + carnival which was a great spectacle to watch with all the range of fancy dress skiing down the Moulins ski slope. Next week looks just as eventful in resort with Wednesday seeing the dramatics association putting on two special shows of Aladdin, and of course Farinet après ski entertaining us with their new act for the week, with live music from 6:30pm après in Verbier is definitely not to be missed.