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Old February 24th 05, 09:27 PM
bruce.stevens
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Default Snow conditions in Verbier

Can you let me know what the snow conditions in Verbier are like towards the
end of march/early April.

Thanks

Cathy


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Old February 24th 05, 11:10 PM
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On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 22:27:10 +0000 (UTC), "bruce.stevens"
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Can you let me know what the snow conditions in Verbier are like towards the
end of march/early April.


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Old February 25th 05, 09:19 AM
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Similar to my request for Wengen. I was after previous year's
statistics to get a feel for the recent norm. It's a reasonable
question, Cathy wasn't asking for a weather forecast.

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Old February 25th 05, 10:10 AM
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Sammy wrote:
Similar to my request for Wengen. I was after previous year's
statistics to get a feel for the recent norm. It's a reasonable
question, Cathy wasn't asking for a weather forecast.


The problem is that there hasn't been a "recent norm", conditions have
fluctuated so much even week to week let alone year to year, that no one can
predict anything at the moment

Chris *:-)


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Old February 25th 05, 11:03 AM
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bruce.stevens wrote:

Can you let me know what the snow conditions in Verbier are like towards the
end of march/early April.

Thanks

Cathy


We were there mid April last year and the conditions were very good,
powder at the top, soft and heavy at the bottom and a bit agricultural
approaching the village. Even then parts of the resort were closed. The
week before had been poor however. It is all a matter of luck. If you
want some pictures look at
http://www.zen20587.zen.co.uk/Winter...2004/index.htm.
Some of the pics have Chamonix on them.

If you choose a high resort such as Verbier good snow can occur into May
but you may have to take the lift back down from the midstation.

It all depends what the storms, that appear fairly common at that time
of year, bring. A few years ago we went to Courcheval in April and had a
brilliant time, even skiing down to 1300 on powder snow. A friend went
the next week and they only skied the mornings and went walking in the
woods during the afternoons, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

John

 




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