After ages of debate and rumor, Mt. Gelé finally opened up again, giving Verbier back its off-piste only mountain.
With just two Itinerary Routes from the top, plus bags of accessible terrain, and (if you’re not feeling too self-conscious) the long run down the front that takes you back into Verbier under the watchful eyes of, well, just about anyone who’s in skiing in resort.
The story is it’s been shut for so long owing to a combination of snow conditions, or mechanical problems depending upon who you talk to, and there are even theories about insurance problems.
But it’s open again and that’s all that counts.
So we rather selflessly had a trip up, and it looked a bit like this (OK, the first shot was published last week, but we were so busy skiing, we forgot to take a snap to remind you what the mountain itself actually looks like):