After being away from Verbier for a few weeks it is amazing to come back, and see the change.  There is still snow on the mountains, but the valley is much more colourful, with the grass, and flowers in the meadows shooting up.

It is also fantastic to come back after the cold weather in the UK, and feel how warm the weather is at the moment.  Even today when the clouds were making the mountains look very atmospheric it is still warm enough to be in shorts, and at 1 point I even felt the need for suncream.

It is always a little strange being in Verbier at this time of year as everything is so quiet.  It always makes a nice change from the crowds of new year, or half term, but it does seem a little bizarre when non of the lifts are running, and most of the shops, bars and restaurants are all shut up.