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Verbier 4 Vallées 2017/18

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@rungsp,
Where is the best skiing? I'm off there next week.(Or at least Nendaz)
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rungsp wrote:
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Cheers do you know if the link to Nendaz will be open as it always seems to close when we go?
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Links should be open until 15th when Nendaz closes. Maybe previous years was due to a lack of snow and prior to the snow making that came in recently on the link?

There will be great skiing everywhere next week. Colder temps and more snow at the weekend will set you up nicely. Then warm weather comes in so head high, ideally up towards Mont Fort
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@BobinCH, Even in good snow the Plan de Fou cable car has shut and the Tracouet Prarion link at the beginning of April.
Thanks, we usually drive up to Siviez and ski from there but if the party is splitting up it would be good to be able to ski back without getting a bus.
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Not too shabby today...
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We came home from La Tzoumaz on Tuesday after 4 days skiing and really, the conditions are far better than usual for this time of year. You should have a great time. We did Plan du Fou and the télécabine up from Prarion was running but, as ever, packed sardine-like. The run down from PdF to the base of the télécabine was bashed on one side, so looked much easier than the usual mogl-y surface. The rest of the area was relatively quiet even at the Weekend. On our final day (Monday 26 March) was the first time that the very base of the area around 1500-1600m was at all 'sugary' - the rest of the pistes were very sound. And it snowed lightly on the morning of 27th.

Just be sensible if you go off-piste. We talked to an English instructor from Verbier and he was very sad about the people killed in the Vallon d'Arbi: they weren't on any itinerary (quite the opposite); it was after 3pm; on a south-facing, steep slope; and had no AVI equipment. Not that it would have helped given they were buried under 6 metres of snow anyway. If nothing else remember - just because there are tracks already there doesn't mean it's safe for you.

On piste should be fine. If you're up at Savoleyres bear in mind the signs saying that the link is closed ('Carrefour fermé) are misleading. This is true (because of avalanches) but there's an alternative, proper piste which is bashed, back down into Verbier. You still go down to the gate but there's a new piste that turns to the right and takes you to the road. You have to remove your skies, walk across the road, and then ski down the learner slope. At the bottom of that there's a nifty ski-track across the road that takes you through various back gardens to the base of the Mayentzet button-lift. Sounds complicated, but isn't once you've done it. Alternatively, just catch the old gondola back down from Savoleyres into Verbier.

Flying into Geneva last Thursday (22 March), I was surprised at the long queue at passport immigration. However, the EU line moved quite fast and it was probably no more than 20 minutes to get through in the end.

Coming home on Tuesday, easyJet texted that there were long delays and they were opening baggage checkin 3 hours before: there were no queues at all. However, they did manage to comprehensively screw-up the boarding process completely and allowed the non-speedyboarding passengers to get on the 'plane before refuelling was completed. So they all had to get out their seats, and re-exit the 'plane and stand on the tarmac and stairs. Then it started raining. They they let them on again (but not the SB people). Only to have chaos as the injured were boarded. And finally have to deal with a bunch of irate SB business types who ended up with their coats and bags spread along the lockers behind them. Really, how difficult can it be to get boarding right?
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A few more from the sensational conditions yesterday!

Smokey on the way into the Attelas couloirs


3 Fingers Virgins


M25 looking perfect


Best snow on upper pistes!


Sluff racing in the chimney


Want to ski the dam!


Sunny and warm today. Cold temps and more snow coming tonight. The season that keep on giving!
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Ouch. Savoleyres lift shut this afternoon due to wind. Some unhappy Le Tzoumaz residents stranded in Verbier 😱
Family outing to 3 fingers
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Some of the best conditions of the season yesterday...
https://instagram.com/p/BhEfPm_BpCM/


http://youtube.com/v/DV3duHRW0M0
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Snow cover is outstanding, yesterday's warm weather caused a bit more hardback than was apparent yesterday, but stunning conditions for the time of year.
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April has been outstanding so far!
http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=137402&highlight=
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Mont Gélé and Mont Fort freshened up with 10cm of windblown powder



http://youtube.com/v/fCDAbh0kwsg

Looking forward to the additional 5-10cm that fell overnight....
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Still fab conditions at the weekend

Finally scratched an itch on Sunday. Bec des Rosses central couloir



Steep arc the top


Freshies in the central


And relax and enjoy the view
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First PdG’ers coming in. Super conditions for it!
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Bear in mind that the PDG full course isZermat to Verbier,,,i.e. The Haute Route.

With a guide that typically takes three or four days.

The real ultra elite teams go on Friday and there are high hopes that the all time record of 6.52 will be beaten!

Some very fit friends of mine are doing it (done Ironmans etc)...aiming for sub 12 hours!
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@rungsp, your prediction was right, both men and women set new course records. 5:35 for the men, destroying the previous record, 7:15 for the women.

What an achievement!
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