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Verbier 4 Vallées 2016/17

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Rain up to 2500 last Wednesday means Off piste is shot with a lot of avalanche activity e.g. Gentianes gone from top to bottom. Some of the higher up north facing is still ok and chalky. Piste cruising was glorious although it is icy on the lower slopes until they transform in the afternoon due to the rain! There was a lot of snow last week so snow depths are much healthier. The warm weather predicted this week will certainly put some wear in to the south facing slopes but the north facing (majority of) stuff will be fine and make for wonderful sunny skiing. Looks like it turns colder/snowier again from 19th so get the fat skis waxed and ready for a return to action
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Spring skiing at its finest today! More here: http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=131118&highlight=

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Prince William spotted in Verbier.
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Itineraries are in great condition, worth waiting a while in the morning just to let the exits soften a little.

Classic spring conditions, a sweet spot of perfect soft snow around noon between the firm refrozen morning pistes and the slushy lumpy late afternoon.
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@BobinCH, hows thing looking for next week , skiing from monday pm for 4 days , a bit of snow in forecast but high freezing level Confused so stick with piste planks ??
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@Dabber, wet day today but more snow than expected (maybe 15-20cm by tonight) up high. Hoping for fresh tracks in the backside tomorrow. Warm temps forecasted though. I'm skiing on DPS 112 at the moment and they are perfect for Spring conditions. What is your choice between?

And pistes were empty today so I would expect it to be quiet next week which means plenty of fresh tracks to be found d.
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A bit miserable really toured from 1650 to 2490 m
Rain till 2150 then wet snow
A good day for goretex
Forecasts for next week going warm now so more rain I am afraid
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@BobinCH, dynastar mythic or faction nine5 , think the mythic will be the right one if things soften up in afternoons ?? hoping for a bit of fresh to make the itineraries fun
will have a blast whatever the weather , first time back in verbier for 8 years Very Happy
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We headed across to Les Masses. Thought it would give a sense of purpose on a mucky day.

It did. They shut the route back because of avalanche and we had a 3 hour epic journey back from Veysonnaz by bus.
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@Dabber, mythic 97? What's your BSL and height?

Heading backside this morning to check out the fresh snow

@Steve Sparks, ouch!
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Getting heavy off piste but great Spring conditions on the itineraries and on piste. More here: http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=3037378#3037378

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@BobinCH, 295 bsl 1.65m yes mythic 97
Not looking for to much off piste action , itinerary will work , just getting ski legs working again before heading to lyngen on touring trip in April Very Happy
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@Dabber, Mythic 97 should be fine. Good to get some mileage in them if you'll be putting the miles on them in Lyngen. There is a very scenic and relatively gentle tour up to the summit of Rosablanche that you can access from Gentianes -> Col de la Chaux or off the back of Mont Fort. You can return via the back of Mont Fort which is still relatively high so might be a good one if you want to give the touring legs a workout. Enjoy!
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@BobinCH, cheers , they were the perfect tool for the job today , sunny firm pistes this morning , your warm up runs were a perfect start, then did the short chassoure to tortin interary before things turned to slush later , hoping for some snow to freshen things up for last couple of days snowHead
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@Dabber, Mt Gele and Mont Fort tomorrow to get the legs in shape for some fresh tracks on Thursday morning? Stairway to Heaven from Col de Gentianes also a good workout if you don't mind a hike 💪
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weather closed in this am , so headed over to bruson in the hope the clouds would clear on that side of valley , guessed right and was treated to top to bottom pure fun on the passay black piste , literally had the whole hill to ourselves for the first couple of hours , then as the snow softened hit the les otans itinary , which was surprisingly good considering the lack of cover . really started to warm up decided on early lunch and a walk with the missus in the afternoon , saving the legs for the tortin adventure tomorrow Very Happy
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