We have mentioned it before but Bruson is a gem. OK you need to leave Verbier and all that makes Verbier epic – always a tough decision.

But it’s only a couple of lifts (far quicker than heading the opposite direction to the 4 Valleys) and you get empty pistes, no queues and on days like today the conditions are perfect – plus there’s powder after Verbier has all but run out and usually visibility when Verbier is cloudy.

I mean, why wouldn’t you?

Now, its’ also a bit of a secret, but we have grown to feel we can trust you. So just keep it to yourself.

Oh, and we can also tell you that the terrain is epic – it’s like Savoleyres if you put Savoleyres on steroids. And sent it to a beautician.

Which is precisely why we ski there on our rare days off and why Rich, Gina and I nipped up for a few hours today. Grins were huge and even the odd high speed tumble couldn’t wipe them off…

But it’s not all about Bruson

No, as much as we act as the self-appointed Bruson Tourist Office there is news in Verbier and beyond – yup it’s been snowing again. And is set to continue with enthusiasm.

In a season when the start was “muted” to put it politely, it’s actually turned into something of a corker. And it’s due to dump this week, so as the sunshine starts to beat down from now until the end of April it’s time to enjoy the snow and build up a cracking tan while you’re at it.

Should you be pondering a bit of Easter or spring skiing, I hope that tips you over the edge. We can even take you to Bruson to make sure you tan in peace and quiet…

PS There’s a free lesson if you can spot anyone else on the pistes apart from us – and no, the liftie in the last picture doesn’t count… Or the two people touring on the Six Blanc.

We promised we would add more video updates and this is evidence we weren’t making it up. So enjoy this montage of pretty pictures of mountains and brace yourself for one that has better editing and a more measured delivery to camera soon…

It’s all finally happening in Verbier. After a few false starts and couple of powder days it looks like we’re in for another Snowmaggedon (click here for the previous videos) with up to (and possibly more than) a meter coming on Thursday and Friday.

Happy days.

And with news like that it’s easy to overlook a cheeky foot of fresh snow which is about what we had last night.

And luckily for you Laura, Ben and I went for a ski, had a look and made a little video. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

After a lot of very worried talk in the papers and in resort the snow drought has ended. And in emphatic style. This really is the heaviest fall for along time and the roads up and down the valley have been impassable – the snow ploughs simply can’t clear them quick enough before more snow covers them up again.

Up the mountain the viability has been zero – but to be expected and an inconvenience we’re happy to tolerate… We are expecting almost everything to be open soon and with tis amount of snow Televerbier have plenty of the white stuff to make sure pistes low down (which were grass until three am this morning) are operational.

This winter certainly started late and Verbier – benefitting from altitude and excellent snowmaking facilities – has been host to people travelling from all over Switzerland and France who came as their own destinations were simply unable to open. (And we must admit to being a little smug seeing the visiting ski instructors studying piste maps and attempting to navigate round the resort that we call home. Bless them).

Of course, when it’s freezing and a complete white-out, the only sensible thing to do is pop in and say hi to Claude-Alain at Dahu…

So how much snow is there? Reports vary depending on altitude but looks like there could be accumulations of well over half a meter.

Happy belated Christmas!

It is, indeed, the season to be jolly. And with a ton of snow on the horizon it could be very, very jolly.

So, to show you precisely how the Performance team celebrate the combination of a good snow forecast and Christmas, here are some snaps of Olly, Kate and Chris meeting Mr C and some slightly scary snowmen.

So a very Merry¬†Christmas from everyone here at Performance and we wish you all a very Happy New Year – ideally one with rather heavy snow falls to kick it off…

 

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A quick flick through the ski catalogues and it’s clear that this season’s colour palette is a more muted and indeed autumnal affair. Never left behind, Performance has unveiled the new uniforms and my goodness they are AMAZING. Thanks to Faction and Alp Images.