So for us in Switzerland we have to eat some chocolate bunnies, and why not on top of a little summit? The Dent de Valerette is a super fun little summit in the Chablais Valaisan. We had perfect sun and perfect snow too. It had just dusted the mountains for the past 2 nights and we were able to slide on our butts all the way down! Absolutely epic outing!
And I have to admit, the best part - no it was not that I managed to get the chocolate bunny up there intact....(although I was super psyched about that), the best part - was that one of the participants was a 12 year old boy! So so proud of him and his 15 year old brother for making it up to the top! It was not easy, but they did it. Bravo!!! Fantastic day! What a great memory!
Looking towards Lac Léman, or Lake Geneva, one of the clearest views in a long time. We could even see the summits of the Jura behind Neuchatel - the Chasseral and Chasseron were totally clear! It is not often that it can be seen like this. We looked, but did not see any boats on the lake sailing.
Such a fun dynamic and friendly family! Thank you!
Beautiful view onto the Dents du Midi! Really worth it and unique experience! Look at how frozen the trees are! It was like someone took cake frosting and sprayed it on everything sticking out of the ground. Unforgettable!
weird snow pack...
Can you see that line in the snowpack? Well that is sand from the Sahara that came with some very strong winds back in February. This is the view from La Chaux in Verbier accross to the Chamonix Massif. Now this layer has been heating up our snow and making it tricky to figure out how stable it is. Even though the recent avalanche danger reports have had us in Level 2 - you need to observe and understand where and what you are standing on. Not always an easy thing to do. even for us professionals who are out there every day. So stay safe, and do check the avalanche bulletin: SLF whiterisk
No fresh snow, but lots of fresh frost to snowshoe on these days. We went playing in the morning shadows and traversed the animal tracks in the woods. Once the sun popped up over the trees we were in the valley bottom and got to soak up some sunrays as we walked up the frozzen river bed of the Dranse de l'Entremont. Quite a unique experience.
There are so many beautiful options to take once you are in your snowshoes! All you need is a bit of patience to watch how nature welcomes you to come take a look. It is almost easier to observe nature in winter than in any other season - as long as you are dressed warm enough!
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Hi, I am a Swiss Mountain Leader in Verbier Switzerland.
I like walkin' & talkin' so much that I have made those 2 activities into my profession! I develop personalized walks in the Alps.