Mar 9, 201212 Posts
verbier_ski_bum wrote:Well, if you drive around it will take some time, but then you are not risking being stuck on the wrong side. But generally skiing across is a better option (mind you, last season it was a royal pain due to horrific conditions). As for off-piste nearer Thyon you'll see when you are there. I skied in the area during the big freeze and it was mostly tracked out and bumped up. With no snow worthy of mentioning and none expected I don't think it got any better. I also think that some slopes have already avalanched during couple realy warm weeks as there were many full-depth cracks. There is an itinerary from the top of Greppon Blanc to which you can get fairly easy from Thyon by taking some drag lifts. But it will be very bumpy. For more you better take a local guide. To be honest I don't think you'll be able to find any powder fields or good snow unless you are prepared to tour quite far afield or there will be some major change in weather.
Thanks for this, looking forward to the sun if not the snow!
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