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Warm weather & spring conditions in Verbier

Lots more of the ski area is now open

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Keren Smail | Verbier Reporter | Published: 14 Feb 2017


Warm weather & spring conditions in Verbier

After the last heavy snowfall more of Verbier's mountain terrain has opened up. A good way to make the most of the current snow conditions is to have the morning enjoying all the perfectly groomed pistes and later in the afternoon get exploring the itineraries. 

The groomed run from Reuinettes to Mayenzet is a good one to get your legs moving straight off the gondola, first thing. The pistes are spacious and quiet and perfect for getting those nice turns in.

pistes in verbier

The snow on all the itineraries is very moguled and therefore the perfect time to explore these is midday onwards, as the sun softens the bumps nicely and makes it more of a forgiving ski. Mont Fort is looking gorgeous and white and has nice snow to be found lookers left of the piste.

Savoleyres is a very sunny, slushy playground. There are no lift queues and the sun shines all day, but beware on the lower section as you traverse the cat track back to Verbier as the snow thins out. As the afternoon sun really starts to set in, the snow becomes a sugary texture which is much like the snow you would have in the spring. Everything softens and becomes more inviting along with that.

a mountain in verbier

Off piste has had a lot of tracks put in it since the last snowfall but there still is some fresh snow to be found in places. However do be very careful and avalanche savvy as there has been a lot of avalanche slides and snow moving. Be sure to check the avalanche risk levels before adventuring, or hire a guide to go with you when you do.

Mont Gele has been open and has provided a lot of enjoyment this last week. The entries to the skiing are a little rocky but once you are past that and into the open terrain, the snow is good but still keep your eyes peeled for a few rocks along the way.

a piste in verbier ski area

Bruson has immaculate piste runs, steep and beautifully groomed. The famous tree runs here have been skied a lot but the top sections are great fun and filled in. The T-bar at the back is still offering fresh tracks to be had and the snow is beautifully creamy.

The snow in La Chaux is very soft as the sun shines all day here. The south facing slopes offer great easy runs and great family friendly restaurants to soak up the sun and re-fuel for more fun skiing.

Above all the skiing and the snow the sky is full of flying paragliders. You can book yourself a tandem flight with an expert from Verbier who will fly you from Ruinettes all the way down to Le Chable. Pop by to enquire times and prices, it is situated just below the Ice Cube Bar.

Up coming in the weather forecast, Wednesday and Thursday offer more blue skies and high temperatures to enable you to enjoy the holiday atmosphere present on the slopes. Then on Friday there are snow showers forecast for the day to top up the snow levels ready for the weekend. Enjoy!