Verbier: Over too soon

Front Face of Mont Gele

Verbier: Swiss Pow!!

Tuesday morning brought overcast skies and some light flurries.  Kevin’s group decided that Bruson was the way to go.  They were rewarded with empty slopes and great grooming which meant some more speed.  After lunch the sun came out and it was over to the main side for some late day runs down Attelas.  The last run pit stop was the 1936 “Yurt”, where they were greeted by the PowderPuffs. 

Verbier: What a start!

After retiring for the evening with snow still falling down, the YES Crew awoke Monday morning to clear blue skies.  With a fresh coat of powder covering the resort, the groups were eager to get out on the slopes.  Kevin’s group had the pleasure of skiing with Adrien from Powder Extreme. He showed them some great spots and led the group to fresh snow all day.  The group had a ball and was worn out by the end of the day.

Verbier: Powder deja vue.

Saturday morning came far too quickly.  It is hard to believe that week 1 of the Euro Tour 2016 is already over.  Courchevel put on a great show as the skiing and snow were supereb...... alright the apres was ok too.  It was still snowing as we loaded up our luxury bus and for once no tetris was required as we had room to spare with our luggage.  It took a bit of time to head down the hill as conditions were tricky but our driver Joseph was up to the challenge.

Europe 2014 - Verbier, what a Finale!!!!

WARNING : If you are sitting in an office and/or it's 30 degrees outside, you may want to stop reading now.

Europe 2014 - Verbier, from Couloirs to Bruson

Thursday morning brought cloudy skies and a few cloudy heads.  Meesh's group had the services of Powder Extreme guide Mikey and were first out the door.  After a few warm-up runs it was off to the first challenge of the day, a Verbier classic, Le Creblet.  After surviving the first part of the run, the group determined that Creblet was French for hard, sun affected bullsh@t snow.  After a quick traverse, Mikey was able to find some better softer snow much to the groups relief.  A few runs on piste to get back in the groove and it was off to the second big challenge, the Tortin Couloir.

Europe 2014 - Verbier, Bluebird

Wednesday brought about a rest day for most of the YES Euro Crew with the exception of Linc's group.  As half his group was escorting Mr. Johnson to the airport on Tuesday, Lincoln agreed (was told) that the group would ski Wednesday instead.  Turned out to be a great deal as the skies were blue with the sun shining down.  While the others had a lie in and a busy snacking/shopping agenda, Linc's group headed up the hill and the challenges that awaited.  

Europe 2014 - Verbier, Mont Fort

Tuesday morning brought about grey skies in the village and some trepidation in the YES ranks.  The Hardcore PowderPuffs had a date with Will the guide and they were aprehensive to say the least.  (Actually the morning was the least Dick heard them say all week.)   With Mr. Johnson (you will be missed) off to Geneva  with his entourage/baggage porters, Linc's crew had the day off.  Linc enjoyed a leisurely ski and a trip down the valley to Le Chable.  The visibilty cleared up in spots and some fresh powder was skied in the Lac des Vaux area.

Europe 2014 - Verbier, Blue to Grey

Verbier greeted us Sunday morning with blue skies and great conditions on the hill.  The groomers were in great shape and the off-piste was soft.  Most of the groups played around the Attelas and La Chaux areas while some made it as far as Siviez.  The skiing was great and most took advantage of the great conditions.  Mid afternoon saw some of the crew head to the ski-in bar at the W.  For most it was love at first site as even though we only skied a fraction of the area, everyone was impressed.  After dinner Mr.

Europe 2014 - Zurs to Verbier

We awoke Friday to some fresh snow and cloudy skies.  We enjoyed our final breakfast buffet then headed out to the Arlberg slopes one last time.  Dick's group headed out to St. Anton while Linc and Meesh headed to the Lech Warth area.  The snow was good but the visibility was limited.  The St. Anton crew headed up the Valluga and then proceeded to miss the turn-off to the bus and had to flag it down on the highway.