WARNING : If you are sitting in an office and/or it's 30 degrees outside, you may want to stop reading now.
If you are still reading this blog you are either foolish or a glutton for punishment. Today was the final ski day in Verbier and the resort saved the best for last. By far the best day of the season and for many a YESturian, a top 5 all time. Upon waking up there was about 5cm on the balcony railing and still snowing. As we made our way up the mountain, the snow got deeper and deeper. Talking to one of the tram drivers, he said they got over 50 cm overnight, and light too due to the colder temperatures. This made for epic skiing. No matter were the groups were, there was fresh tracks and face shots to be had. Linc took his group over to La Tzoumaz and was lapping the great snow off the Le Nord chair. The place was virtually deserted as they put down fresh tracks run after run. Dick's group headed out to the Greppon Blanc area and found much the same thing. Great snow and no one around. Meesh's group started the day with freshies down the Lac des Vaux ridge before heading up the the Mont Fort and deep fresh snow. After lunch at Cabin du Mont Fort it was off to ski the Col de Gentaines. Skiing right under the tram brought more freshies and face shots. The day ended with fresh tracks down Les Ruinettes (at 16:00!!) and beers at the Pub Mont Fort. A fondue dinner and then the wrap-up at the hotel lounge. A huge shout out to Slyvie and Chris of the Mirabeau for putting up with us. Lots of smiles around the place and everyone talking about wanting to return. A great week here in Verbier, it will a shame to leave tomorrow. Courchevel, the stakes are high.
Linc's group enjoying the powder of La Tzoumaz
Stu dropping into Lac des Vaux Ridge
Leanne in the powder
Meesh's group with Le Cabin du Mont Fort
Paul plowing through the powder
Linda enjoying the Swiss powder
Stu in the steep and deep
Cabin du Mont Fort
Mike's helment cruising through the powder
The rest of Mike cruising the powder
The Hardcore PowderPuffs
A magical day in Verbier
Smiles all around
Stu charging down the Mont Fort