Feb 28 2013

Verbier 2/25-26 Off Piste Fun Around and On Le Ferret 2965m

Published by at 2:10 AM under Europe,Skiing Trip Reports,Switzerland

For our first 2 days of our trip we were skiing around Verbier. Visiting a bunch of lines that I skied the last time I was here. We also skied a line that I had been eyeing the last time too. This was the steep face above Lac de Cleuson on Pointe Le Ferret. It’s really cool to eye up a sweet line and then come back and get it done on the next trip. It’s hard not to fantasize about beautiful mountains, but to make those fantasies a reality is really cool and all the more satisfying. The other goal of these two days was to figure out what the snowpack was like. We figured there would be more skier traffic around Verbier but we also figured that we could get good info on what aspects were holding the goods. There have been some recent fatalities in the are around the Canton of Valais so figuring out the right aspects to be on seemed really important.

Anyway enjoy the pics of this beautiful place.

Looking back at Mont Fort tram

Getting ready to skin up ‘Catwalk”

Rocking the Bomb Squads

Dropping into the backside of Mont Fort

Allison getting some freshies

A nice section

The new SkiLogik Howitzer 166 makes a girl happy. Enough said.

The left exit to the lake was awesome.

Mmmm local bread, cheese and smoked pork food.

Heading down the Medran to Le Chable.

Dropping in to Les Champs de Le Ferret

Steep skiing

Interesting snow

It’s very cool to be able to ski lines like this in winter

A really nice soft section

Traversing to our exit

Taking it easy through some odd snow

Below the choke

Then the snow got really fun

Such a cool line

It hasn’t snowed in a while around here

But each day we’ve found awesome snow to ski

Allison’s first taste of the gnar

So much charm in the place :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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