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Ski Instructor Roddy Willis gives the low down on waps

More Wasps = More Snow | Snow Prediction for Winter 2018-19

Ski Instructor Roddy Willis gives the low down on waps

Is another mega winter coming to Verbier?

Verbier Snow Prediction:- More Wasps = More Snow?

This summer’s high temperatures and sustained warm weather have led to a plague of wasp, at times our garden in Bruson has looked like a wasp super highway – we have been battered all summer by the pesky blighters and the local Val des Bagnes fire service has visited our house twice to remove wasp nests from our roof. Our friendly cow farming neighbour has even suggested the wasps are a sign this winter is going to be super snowy and bigger than last year!

While I don’t personally use wasp’s as part of my magic equation to predict snowfall, I do enjoy the folklore and love the idea of another super snowy winter in Verbier! And there has been a lot of wasps!

Gordon and Florence Tropical Storms

Gordon and Florence | Verbier Snow Predictions Winter 2018/19

Gordon and Florence Tropical Storms

Climate change potentially is very bad for humanity…. extreme weather events… last year we experienced one of the hottest summers on record, massive autumnal tropical storms lined up one after another and then followed by one of the biggest winters on record.

This year average global temperatures are set to be the hottest on record, Europe has seen a blisteringly hot summer (hotter than last year) and today the National Hurricane Center is showing tropical storms Gordon and Florence lining up across the Atlantic.

Does this mean we are in for the biggest winter ever? Only time will tell but I think the signs are looking good for some great skiing this winter – Perhaps now is the time to book some skiing in Verbier?

Tropical Storm Florence Update

 

 

Tropical Storm Florence

Tropical Storm Florence

Florence has been building over the weekend and is now looking like a category ‘M’ storm (M denotes major hurricane). Florence will hit the coast of America later this week.

 

Big Snow in Verbier November 2015

November 2015 Verbier Snowforecast

Big Snow in Verbier November 2015

Big Snow is coming to Verbier soon…

 

Today we found the cure for cabin fever

Backcombe Verbier - Hidden Powder Stash

If you have been in the Alps over the last few days and have been holed up inside sheltering form the Snowmageddon, then you might be suffering from Cabin Fever. Symptoms include:  Restlessness, irritability, paranoia, irrational frustration with everyday objects, forgetfulness, laughter, excessive sleeping and a general distrust of everyone.

Unsurprisingly not many cases of Cabin Fever have been recorded over recent years. If current predictions for snowfall are correct and there are more days of no skiing, simply because there is too much snow, then we should expect to see outbreaks of Cabin Fever in ski resorts across the Alps.

There are not many cures for Cabin Fever.  Here are some of the ones we know about.

Go outside! Research has shown that even brief interactions with nature can promote improved cognitive functioning and overall well-being.