Saturday morning came far too quickly. It is hard to believe that week 1 of the Euro Tour 2016 is already over. Courchevel put on a great show as the skiing and snow were supereb…… alright the apres was ok too. It was still snowing as we loaded up our luxury bus and for once no tetris was required as we had room to spare with our luggage. It took a bit of time to head down the hill as conditions were tricky but our driver Joseph was up to the challenge. The drive to Verbier took us through Annecy and around Lake Geneva before turning off the autoroute in Martigny and headed up the valley to Le Cable and the switchbacks up to Verbier.
Our sweet ride to Verbier.
Roadside attraction along the route.
The road up to Verbier from Le Chable.
Just for something different, it was snowing for our arrival. Sylvie and Chris were there to greet us and right away made us feel welcome, it was like coming home. Highlight was when Sylvie misprounced Howard's name as "Horrid". We had a bit of time to explore the village, revisit old haunts (La Cave) before heading up to Le Relais des Neiges for an excellent dinner. Nightcaps were had before retiring to bed with the snow still falling outside.
The Rooster, always looking out for us. (Saint Martin)
The creatures you meet up in the Alps.
Sunday brought us overcast skies, low viz and fresh snow. The groups started out together as we stayed near the treeline and explored the area by the Mayentzet chair. As the day went on, some groups headed up higher to play around the "James Blunt" chair and the Lac des Vaux area while others discovered Chez Danny for a "chocolat chaud" break . There was a World Tour FreeRide Comp going on that provided some entertainment as the groups lapped by the competition zone. Afternoon saw all the groups playing around the Mayentzet tree area as the light was staying flat and the end of the day saw some groups at the Pub Mont Fort for a re-hydrating beverage. Dinner once again was a success and after a nightcap at the hotel it was off to bed to get ready for a big day tomorrow.
Enjoying the Verbier powder.
Typical Euro lunch.
An even more typical European lunch.
What are they trying to say?
What are they trying to say, take 2.