Verbier snow report 11.01.2013

Here is the latest snow report from our team in Verbier.

The snow depth at the top of the ski area at Col des Gentianes (2950 m) is 240cm and in resort there is 75cm. It last snowed 10th January, (4cm)

81% of runs are open and 29 out of the 36 lifts in the Verbier area are running.

It’s Snowing…. Finally we have some much anticipated powder, the snow started to fall last night and is still carrying on now. This afternoon looks set to brighten up, and tomorrow morning temperatures will be around -10 Degrees. After the bright sunshine carrying on from last week, the snow seemed crusted and icy especially in off piste areas, whereas now the fresh powder falling will bring everyone out to explore this weekend, with a predicted 41cm expected to come over the next week, guests will have plenty to play around in.

The next three days looks set for more powder added with blue skies rumours, so the next few days could be bluebird ones. On Saturday it will be mostly sunny for a while, Morning temperatures will be around -13 °C, this will carry on for the rest of the weekend, with Monday’s average temperature being -12°C. all in all the weather over the next few days looks set to be quite nice but with some clouds and snow showers by the end of the week and a general drop in temperatures and freezing level will stop the thaw.

The New Year is now in full swing and with it has come some brilliant weather and quieter slopes. As the resort’s Christmas week visitors head back home, a fresh group of snow-seekers have emerged and been met with blue skies and a vibrant events calendar.

With many holidaymakers returning home after a week of relentless partying, the town has become noticeably quieter. The lift queues have shortened and the pistes seem desolate compared to the bustling runs of last week. The seasonnaires remain however as do those who are lucky enough to avoid the dreaded return to work, and despite being quieter, there is still that relentless buzzy atmosphere that can only be found in Verbier.

A quieter mountain does not mean a quieter events calendar however, and there has still been plenty to get your teeth stuck into in terms of nightlife and partying. Casbah remains a popular haunt for those who are keen on late night partying and rapidly becoming the seasonnaires’s biggest night out of the week. Tuesday was another evening to be remembered. Never one to deny a party, those who had to work on New Year’s Eve were able to come to Casbah on Tuesday 8th January for a night of alternative post-New Year celebration. With resident decks master DJ Ratty playing some dance floor fillers, upbeat house and classic pop songs, the night was not one to be missed.

The apres ski ball has certainly not stopped rolling either. Saturday 5th January saw Edelstein perform their blend of acoustic folk at Chalet Carlsberg up on the mountain. An afternoon of sun-drenched relaxation, it was the perfect way to chill in between a hard days skiing.

One snowsport often forgotten about in between all the skiing and snowboarding is tobogganing. Slipping your way down 10km of snow-covered mountain is a sure-fire way to get the adrenaline pumping. The run starts at Savoleyres and finishes at La Tzoumaz and you can rent a toboggan from the top of the cable-car. Costing 15 CHF per day or 12 CHF after 1pm to hire, the run itself is free for those with a lift pass.

Once again this week Verbier has not failed to provide its many residents and visitors with a variety of activities. With the promise of fresh snow at the end of the week, the powder days will come again, so in the meantime, enjoy the lively apres ski!


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