Since the mega snow of December, Verbier has happily sat in a blue-sky, high-pressure weather system. We’ve had some amazing skiing conditions – perfect corduroy pistes and fantastic chalky off-piste. At the start of this week, the talk was of a mega dump arriving on Friday, the snow was going to be so deep! As the week went by, the doubt about the mega dump crept in. Checking the snow forecast daily on every app available to snow-mankind only increased the doubt. We have some new snow but it’s only a dusting of around 10cm.
In any case, those 20cm with freshen up the pistes and provide some much-needed cover on the lower slopes. And, after weeks of dry weather, even 10cm are worth reporting!
If, however you’d sort the knowledge of the more wisened local snowmen, they will have told you that the weather will change with the new moon. The new moon is on the 24th of January 2020 – the mega dump is coming but not this weekend!
Verbinet's dump alerts and snow reports are brought to you by Roddy Willis, a fully-qualified English private ski instructor who's been skiing in the Alps since the 1980s. He offers both on- and off-piste lessons to everyone, from beginners to experts.