First couple of days skiing

The weather is cold and clear and it’s great that the days are so much longer than in Whistler – the lifts are open ’til around 4pm and it’s not dark until 5pm.  Further South.

It’s early season so the skiing’s a bit limited.  From Nendaz there is one gondola then just a couple of reasonably long runs with poma drag lifts open.  Can’t get to Verbier or anywhere else right now, so on Saturday I just did a few laps on what was open then skied out.

On Sunday I took the bus to Siviez where you can head higher up to the Verbier area, or further West to the Thyon area.  I chose the latter.  Amazing that even though it hasn’t snowed for days there was still tons of untouched powder all around.  I had my groomer skis (I wished I’d had them yesterday), but wished I’d had my powder skis.  Having said that, my heavy luggage and days of travel caught up with me and my back seized up totally during lunch.  Not fun, so I took Monday off.

Here are a few photos.

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