Perfect spring skiing in Verbier


So after a brief return of winter yesterday, it was all change this morning and we were treated to a clear blue sky and the warm temperatures gradually returned.

Now, it’s very easy to assume that there’s not a lot of snow in the alps, but the fact is that (whilst we’re not claiming it’s the mid-winter powder that gets you face shots) it’s still really good up there. It’s spring skiing and as we have said many times on this blog, you just need to start later, finish a little earlier and go high for the best snow.

And with that in mind we took a late-morning trip up to Col de Gentianes and, after deciding to skip the queues for the Mont fort lift we nipped down the Gentianes itinerary. OK, we should have waited another hour for it to get even softer, but you know what? We don’t care. It was a stunning day and great fun and by the time we got back to Lac des Vaux the pistes were really in that Ten Minute Window™ when its soft but not too soft.

A few pistes later and it was time for lunch in the sun to talk about great it was skiing in Verbier at Easter…



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