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Verbier: Over too soon

Front Face of Mont Gele

Verbier: Swiss Pow!!

Tuesday morning brought overcast skies and some light flurries.  Kevin’s group decided that Bruson was the way to go.  They were rewarded with empty slopes and great grooming which meant some more speed.  After lunch the sun came out and it was over to the main side for some late day runs down Attelas.  The last run pit stop was the 1936 “Yurt”, where they were greeted by the PowderPuffs. 

Verbier: What a start!

After retiring for the evening with snow still falling down, the YES Crew awoke Monday morning to clear blue skies.  With a fresh coat of powder covering the resort, the groups were eager to get out on the slopes.  Kevin’s group had the pleasure of skiing with Adrien from Powder Extreme. He showed them some great spots and led the group to fresh snow all day.  The group had a ball and was worn out by the end of the day.

Verbier: Powder deja vue.

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.

Courchevel: Adieu far too soon.

Friday morning brought some fresh snow on the ground, blue skies above and Bob being reunited with his ski.  All signs were pointing to a great day and it did not disappoint.  Fresh off his guided experience, Bob grabbed his group and headed out to explore the Trois Vallees and beyond.  Meanwhile, guides Andy and Alan joined the other groups to show off their resort.  Andy took the high flyers and took off in search of the goods.  Alan grabbed his group and headed towards Tovets for a warm-up.  After that it was up Plantery for some fresh tracks off the Loze.

Courchevel: Skiing to Sledding.

Thursday the crew woke up to another 10 cm of fresh snow blanketing the ground and it was still coming down.  With low visibility the trees were the place to be so the groups stayed low to warm-up.  Courchevel 1550, Le Praz and La Tania kept the groups entertained before it was time to head out towards Meribel.  With the upper lifts open, some headed over the Col de la Loze while others took the tram and braved the flat light atop Le Saulire.  Some good snow was found around the Pas du Lac area as the snow was still fresh from the previous storms.

Bonjour from Courchevel

We awoke Sunday to some snow falling and warmish temperatures.  A storm was coming in and the visibility was limited.  Winds and conditions retricted us to mainly the Biollay, Chenus, Bouc Blanc and Plantrey areas.  Conditions were spring-like as we cruised around setting up the groups for the week.  It was a good feeling to get the legs working again after the train ride and transfer.  On the way home, a stop at the Courcheneige was in order for a warming Gluewein.  

Tally-Ho!!!

"London calling to the faraway towns......" and everyone came and gathered in Bloomsbury for the launch of the YES Euro Trip 2016.

View from a top St. Paul's.