Yes. It’s happened.
Yesterday afternoon and last night the wet miserable weather got just a fraction colder and it started snowing. “Like crazy”, according to Kling – who know’s a thing or two about these things.
So as the clouds have slowly parted this morning we’ve snapped some of the views and it is, as we often tell you, epic up there.
Now, we know that it might all melt and leave sad little faces all over Verbier. But the point isn’t that it will stay. The point is it’s started.
And that, people, is most epic news indeed.
Yes, it’s the perfect temperature for this time of year – bang on zero outside. But those weather fronts that usually make life in the UK horrible, don’t seem to be interested in the long trek across France.
Still, it’s cold, so TeleVerbier, who haven’t had the snow cannons on so far have fired them up this week and it looks like they’re really cranking it out, covering bits of the mountain with spaceship-sized sheets of snow.
Anyway, so that you don’t lose hope here are some nice pictures of those very webcams.
And to click here if you want to see the video (which is rather good) of them in action plus some very dodgy jazz (which is rather strange and out of place).
Meanwhile, as they say, don’t panic. It’s still early.
Well, Mike is already up the mountain working for TeleVerbier on the lifts as part of the team getting them ready for the winter.
Now, naturally that’s important work, just not as important as the fact it means he can get photos first thing in the morning of the fresh snow.
Apparently it’s very cloudy up there at the moment so he’s going to send more photos later today when it clears, but meanwhile here’s a shot from up at Ruinettes this morning, where either the thermometer is broken or it’s even chillier than we thought…
Mike’s just snapped these beauties up at Ruinette when the clouds cleared…
The pendulum-like weather in resort has swung back to grotty and cold, having already passed through boiling, sunny, rainy and cloudy. It’s a bit disappointing given we’re still in August but on the flip side I’m waiting for one of the guys in Saas Fee to tell us (via the magic of Facebook) that they’ve got even more snow.
So it’s not a bad thing. Not completely.
And as Billy Connolly once said, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes…” So the Performance down jackets might be trotted out any day soon.