Verbier Opens on Friday


The Swiss resort is the first non-glacier resort to open in the Alps and it follows fresh snow and hard work by the piste team. NEW

The first good snowfall has taken place and it has allowed a small section of the resort, Lac des Vaux, to open.

“Thanks to the snowfall of recent weeks and snow making, Televerbier will open the slope of Lac des Vaux this Friday, November 11 in excellent conditions,” said a statement from Televerbier.

A coffee & croissant will be offered to the first skiers this Friday morning.

There is also a 20% discount is applied on the 1-day ski pass – Verbier sector.

During the rest of the month it is hoped the resort will open every weekend beofre the full opening on December 3rd.

See the social media post from Verbier for more images:

It is becoming a tradition that on the opening day people come and ski in St Nicolas fancy dress.

Image c/o Téléverbier

Image c/o Téléverbier

For all people coming to ski in disguise and registered in advance, the price of the day of skiing is set at CHF 5.-.

Pre-registration is required at and part of the funds raised will be donated to the Theodora Association.

The charity offer moments of laughter and escape children in hospital or with disabilities.

See here for recent PlanetSKI articles on Verbier:

There are currently three glacier areas open in Switzerland: Zermatt, Saas-Fee and Engelberg.

The best skiing is currently to be found in Austria where glacier skiing started in September:

Soelden, Austria. Image c/o Kostantinos Valtadoros

Soelden, Austria. Image c/o Kostantinos Valtadoros

Austria – Kaunertal, Pitztal, Stubai, Kaprun, Soelden and Hintertux.

Italy – Val Senales, Passo Stelvio and Cervinia.

France – There are no areas open as Tignes and Les2Alpes suspended autumn operations.

Val Thorens is planning to be the first top open on 19th November.

Here at PlanetSKI we have been reporting on the recent snow in the USA and Canada, with resorts opening early.

We have also been following the early season conditions in Europe:

We will be updating this article so do check back.

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