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Christmas Eve in Verbier feels more like a spring day with warm temperatures and stunning blue skies. On the mountains the snow cannons are maintaining the snow well for the crowds arriving for the Christmas festivities.

Excellent news for improving beginners and intermediates looking for easy blue runs The Tailley lift has now opened in Savoleyres allowing access to the wide blue airport run. Savoleyres is reached by taking any of the buses from Medran two stops to the bottom of the Savoleyres gondola.

On the main mountain the 1936 Bar situated halfway between Medran and Ruinettes had its opening party yesterday and provides welcome après ski on the way home down the mountain as well as daytime drinks and snacks. blank
The magic carpet ski escalator is working at Les Esserts giving access to two easy slopes for beginners. The free No 2 Hameau bus runs from Medran every 15 minutes to the area. Day tickets for 5 francs are available at the booth near the road.
Piste machines are hard at work preparing the snow for the button drag lift but this is not yet operational.

Despite some travel problems from the UK the resort has filled up with seasonal holidaymakers both on the slopes and seeking last minutes presents in the shops. The ski schools are also very busy. Skiers and borders looking to improve their technique need to should book in advance to secure lessons.
For the rest of this week the forecast is for sun and daytime temperatures increasing to around 10 C at resort level.

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