As the departure day for the 2011 trip approaches there is a temptation to check the ski resort weather and snow depths on a regular basis. My advice; don’t.
Why? Doris Day said it best. Que sera sera, whatever will be will be.
Blizzard Alpe d'Huez 2009
It may snow and it may not and there is nothing we can do about it. We may get a chest high dump of snow so pack warm and bring your powder cords. Or we may have two weeks of blue sky and old snow. Be prepared for some fun spring skiing.
One bit of advice for the Venice pre trip travelers; bring warm clothes. We have been there twice in March and, though we had blue skies on occasion, it was cold. Remember, it’s March, Venice is on the sea and the breeze is a regular factor. Think Seattle weather in March. (A small umbrella might be appreciated as well.)
Regardless of the snow depth we will most likely have a wonderful time. The resorts are masters at stretching whatever snow they have into a white carpet thick enough to ski on and the hillside food, whether we eat out of the wind inside or on a sundrenched outside deck, it’s Europe. Enjoy it!
Steve is the author of two novels, "The Girl With the Cinnamon Twist" and "Simone," He writes freelance and likes to ski, kayak, cycle and spend time with his grandkids. In addition to writing he devotes time to working as a mediator and serving on several for-profit and non-profit boards. His writing has covered a range of topics including travel, history and retirement living.