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SwitzerlandVerbier Snow Report

21 Feb 2017 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
21 Feb 2017 16:49
 
Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere
Snowfall:
Last snowed 10 Feb 2017
Fresh snow 10cm
Last 7 days 0cm
Next 9 days 10cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 145cm
Lower piste depth 28cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Soft
Off piste snow Varied
Lifts:
Lifts open 78 out of 89
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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 dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Thu morning, min -4°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.
Tuesday 21 February 2017

Changeable weather today

Tuesday 21 February 2017
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Wednesday 22 February 2017
Clear

0cm snow expected

0°C max temp

Thursday 23 February 2017
Clear

2cm snow expected

1°C max temp

Snow overview for Switzerland
Monday 20 February 2017

Monday 20th February was another great day to be out in the Swiss mountains. Weather wise it was a pleasant day, with sunny skies and comfortable temperatures. On piste snow conditions can be described as good generally and excellent on the freshly groomed runs this morning, thanks partly to the snow which fell during Friday and Saturday that has helped to refresh the mountain. Early morning conditions are slightly firm and fast becoming more varied and soft as the day progresses. Off piste conditions are tending to be poor and mostly packed/tracked, and in some places patchy snow cover is all that is available.

In the week ahead, tomorrow is expected mostly cloudy although no snow is expected. Beyond this brief change conditions will remain fairly pleasant with partly cloudy skies dominating until the week. Friday is expected to be a snowy cloudy day. In the long range forecast there currently some significant snowfalls forecast, better information will be available on this after the weekend.

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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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