Thursday, February 23, 2012

Snowshoeing near Martigny

Yeehaw! This was an awesome day outside of Verbier! The sun was so hot we managed to strip down to t-shirts! But the snow was fluffy & light at times as well as wet & sticky. We saw tons of animal tracks, but did not see any of the wild things. Probably because of the heat from the sun. This does make it tricky for determining the changes in the snowpack as the day goes on.

Just half an hour away from Verbier and one feels back in touch with nature and fresh air. I think everyone needs this at least once a season!

We had alot of snow in December & early January as well as rain up high and massive winds that knocked down lots of trees. We were on a trail with lots of uprooted or broken trees that we had to climb over or under, depending on the branches and near-death-precipices! Just kidding, but they do look like that every now and then!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Raquettes - Neige - Soleil!

Ahhh, le pure bonheur de la montagne!

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Y'a vraiment rien de mieux, en plein février les stations sont blindées de monde et voilà qu'on arrive à trouver un super spot tranquille pour créer un petit bonhomme de neige entre les épicéas.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Raquetttes à Verbier

Super conditions de neige cette année! On a vu plein d'activité de pic dans les bois, entre les traces de chamois dans la neige. Vraiment trop beau. Et la vue sur le val de Bagnes ne peut jamais me lasser. Magnifique sortie en raquettes sans rencontrer de skieurs ou snowboarders. Ahhh, le rêve!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Snowshoeing new places

This is not so far from Verbier & a perfect place for a half day or full day outing. The animal tracks are abundant! We saw lots of chamoix eating through the snow cover where the snow was warmer and easier to get through for them. There were also lots of tiny birds in the spruce trees singing beautifully.
Although it was artically cold out it was worth checking out. With the cold weather these days it is hard to know how to dress. Different layers is the best, so you can change what you have on as you sweat going uphill.
Hope to be back here again soon - with you?!?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Snowshoeing Marchairuz


Absolutely beautiful day before the sub-zero degree weather started! There is so much snow out there that the stone walls are totally covered up and it can be quite disorienting. We saw lots of wild squirel, hare and a few chamois tracks!

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