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Bluebird conditions set to continue in Verbier

Spring has arrived early across the Alps

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Barnaby Bos | Verbier Reporter | Published: 21 Feb 2019

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Bluebird conditions set to continue in Verbier

Conditions are surprisingly good in Verbier this week, considering the high temperatures and lack of snow. The pistes are perfectly groomed in the morning, becoming soft with springlike snow by midday.

The sun continues to beat down this week, with temperatures hitting 14C in town. Some of the snow on south facing slopes has begun to melt, exposing some grassy patches. Off piste is slightly crusty, and not worth exploring too much. The base at the mid station is still 123cm deep however, and over two meters at the top. The bluebird conditions are set to continue through the weekend and next week, with some possible snow on the longterm forecast for early march.

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NB: Exploring beyond the ski resort boundaries is an amazing experience for anyone who's physically fit and has mastered the pistes well enough. There are, however, risks associated with venturing outside the safety of the marked/patrolled ski area, including awareness of your actions on those below you on the slopes. Mountain guides are professionally qualified and have extensive knowledge of the local terrain to provide you with the safest and most enjoyable possible experience in the mountains; as a visitor here we highly recommend you hiring one. Many ski schools also provide instruction in off-piste skiing, avalanche safety and mountaineering techniques. Make your time in the mountains unforgettable for the right reasons, ski safe!

Off-piste skiing and mountaineering are dangerous. The opinions expressed in these articles are very much time and condition-specific and the content is not intended in any way to be a substitute for hiring a mountain guide, undergoing professional mountaineering training and/or the individual's own backcountry decision making.