Powderdreams in Verbier
At the beginning of March 2016, Margrethe and I headed to Verbier in Switzerland to do a bit of skiing. We were hoping for good conditions, but were a bit worried about the rumors of little snow. We lucked out as the video at the end of this post shows: It started snowing when we got there and it refused to stop until the four valleys were filled with delicious powder. It was awesome! We hung out with Hanne and Per Christian and had a fantastic long weekend.
It looked like visibility would be a challenge, but the receptionist at our excellent hotel gave us a hot tip, so instead of hitting the slopes above Verbier, we headed to the other side of the valley and went to work on the masses of pow in the forest of Bruson. We skied in Bruson on two out of three days, because of the heavy snowfalls. In the forest we had no problems with visibility and got to hone our skills in untouched powder in run after run. We also had some spectacular sunshine on one of the mornings and got to ski some sensational lines in unspoilt powder on the high peaks above Verbier. In three days of solid skiing I think I spent a total of 5 minutes in the prepared slopes and the rest off-piste. We were in powder heaven and really got our powderdreams fulfilled!
We also hit the nightlife in town and enjoyed the afterski in proper fashion. Our watering hole of choice was Farinet: the bar with a ceiling that opened up to the elements when things got too hot. They had happy hour until the band started playing at 18:00 (which was OK, because after a day of skiing and a few pitchers we were feeling very animated by then). Verbier was expensive as Hell, and made Norway feel dirt cheap, so be warned … It was worth it though, because the skiing is the best I’ve ever done. Will I be back for more? … You bet … I just need to sail “a bit” first!