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SwitzerlandVerbier Snow Report

12 Feb 2016 17:30
Ski Club Leader's snow report
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Snow report glossary

Snow and weather data can vary depending on many factors. The data we provide gives you an indication of the conditions you can expect but, as conditions can vary so widely, the data is not a guarantee of the conditions at this resort. Weather data comes from our detailed weather forecast.
Last snowed
The date of the last snowfall.
Fresh snow
The depth of the last snowfall.
Last 7 days
The total snowfall reported over the last 7 days.
Next 9 days
The total amount of fresh snow predicted at mid-mountain level from our detailed 9 day forecast.
Upper piste depth
An indication of the snow depth on the upper prepared slopes.
Lower piste depth
An indication of the snow depth on the lower prepared slopes.
Piste quality
An indication of the general piste conditions on the open pistes.
Resort runs
An indication of the conditions on the lower, open runs back into the resort base.
Off piste snow
An indication of the general off piste conditions.
Lifts open
An indication of the number of lifts that are open out of the total number of lifts possible in this resort/ski area.
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Snow report
12 Feb 2016 16:56
 
Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls
Snowfall:
Last snowed 12 Feb 2016
Fresh snow 10cm
Last 7 days 55cm
Next 9 days 120cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 205cm
Lower piste depth 30cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Excellent
Off piste snow Powder
Lifts:
Lifts open 79 out of 82
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Weather forecast glossary

Snow and weather data can vary depending on many factors. The data we provide gives you an indication of the conditions you can expect but, as conditions can vary so widely, the data is not a guarantee of the conditions at this resort. Weather data comes from our detailed weather forecast.
Weather
The predicted weather for the afternoon period at mid-mountain level.
Snow expected
The predicted amount of snow.
Maximum temperature
The predicted maximum temperature for the afternoon period at mid-mountain level.
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Snow & weather forecast
 
A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Fri afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -4°C on Sat night, min -9°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Sat morning, calm by Sun night).
Friday 12 February 2016

Cloudy and snowy today

Friday 12 February 2016
Heavy snow

53cm snow expected

-7°C max temp

Saturday 13 February 2016
Heavy snow

35cm snow expected

-6°C max temp

Sunday 14 February 2016
Light snow

18cm snow expected

-7°C max temp

Snow overview for Switzerland
Thursday 11 February 2016

It was a sunny start to the day for many resorts across Switzerland on Thursday 11th February, with cloud expected to move in over the course of the afternoon. Plenty of new snow has been reported throughout many regions over the course of the past week, which has seen conditions improve significantly as a result.

The high winds of earlier in the week have abated for the time being which should make for a much more pleasant skiing experience over the coming days. Excellent conditions can be found across the majority of regions, with standout resorts including Engelberg (30/340cm) and Verbier (27/200cm), where 10cm of new snow has ensured that slopes were excellent on Thursday, with pockets of fresh powder to found on the upper mountain.

Cloud will move in over the course of Thursday afternoon, bringing with it the possibility of some light snowfall across many resorts. Snow is set to fall over much of the weekend, the heaviest of which will fall over the course of Saturday, with around 15-30m expected across northern Switzerland. Light snow is expected to continue falling over much of the week ahead, with visibility greatly affected as a result. Temperatures will remain low across many regions, with lows of around -5C expected. With lots of new snow in many resorts, the avalanche risk is expected to be considerable over the coming days, so be sure to take extra care and check with in resort for the latest information.

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Malcolm Bentley
Posted: 10/02/16
Outstanding off piste and the Ski Club at its best
Overall rating: 5 stars
Malcolm Bentley
Visited: January 2016

The snow dumped as we arrived and the avalanche risk soared to level 4 and contributed to them keeping all the higher lifts shut for 3 days. With the poor visibility as it snowed, it made sense to be in Bruson anyway and we enjoyed endless deep, fresh powder in the trees and on the open slope near the Grand Tsai T bar.
Over the next week Verbier and its itineraries progressively opened and the avalanche level returned to 3. This allowed us to catch almost first tracks down several of the best known off piste routes over successive days such as Mont Gele's bowl out to skier's left, Leteygeon down to Mache, Col des Mines and Vallon d'Arbi.
We did three days with mountain guides; when the snow first fell, quite superb powder down from Fontanet all the way to Le Chable and then from Bruson down into the next valley to Chamoille and back by taxi; the next week going across the Rhone valley to Ovronnaz and doing a 2 hour skin up in beautiful conditions; thirdly,once fresh powder was harder to find, a 55 minute hike carrying our skis up Cat Track to access excellent fresh powder on the back of Mont Fort..
To complete our coverage of nearly all Verbier's classic off piste we also twice one day hiked up to the Rock Garden above Lac des Vaux (40 minutes each time carrying skis), once skiing down the Rock Garden itself and then over to the Hidden Valley, which as so often was just great. There was of course the little matter of the 45 minute walk out at the end to Prarion, exacerbated by there not being time for the traditional lunch at Chalet des Alpes.
Much of this was done as part of the Ski Club leading but greatly enhanced by the members that have formed the Ski Touring Club 1936 of Verbier residents or regulars. This provides a ready group of people to form splinter groups from the main leading group if there are too many or differing standards, for getting groups together for mountain guides and, of course for ensuring that apres life is kept at a high standard.

Slopes:
5 stars
Accommodation:
5 stars
Eating:
5 stars
Apres:
5 stars
Value for money:
4 stars
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