Europe 2014 - Verbier, Blue to Grey

Verbier greeted us Sunday morning with blue skies and great conditions on the hill.  The groomers were in great shape and the off-piste was soft.  Most of the groups played around the Attelas and La Chaux areas while some made it as far as Siviez.  The skiing was great and most took advantage of the great conditions.  Mid afternoon saw some of the crew head to the ski-in bar at the W.  For most it was love at first site as even though we only skied a fraction of the area, everyone was impressed.  After dinner Mr. Johnson held court as he recited a few original poems in which nothing was changed except the facts.  As always he had the room in stiches and he also managed to introduce a new word to the English language, vajazzler.

                                                     view above Lac des Vaux

                              great cloud formation atop Le Grand Combin

                   apres at the W ski-in bar.  Good job Lochie on securing those shots!!!

Monday morning brought grey skies and snow.  The conditions were good even though we couldn't see them.  Linc's group had a special weapon in the form of thier guide Will Evans, a former YES instructor client who trained for his Level 2 with Linc back in 99.  The morning saw some breaks and periods where you could see and the groups took advantage to dabble in the off-piste.  After lunch the clouds were here to stay and snow started to come down and never stopped.  Lower mountain was the way to go as the trees "helped" with the flat light. Apres locations varied with groups opting for the Carrefour, Mont Fort and Fer a Cheval. Things then moved on to the Cav and then dinner.  With snow still falling from the skies, most took an early night except the few that were distracted by the Baileys in the hotel lounge.  Skiing should be great tomorrow.

                       Introducing Will as our fearless guide.  Former YES client.

                     The Hardcore PowderPuffs in thier natural environment, apres.

                                                     keep on snowin'