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More sun into the next week

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The sun continues to shine on Verbier and is likely to do so for some time to come. The last snowfall was on Monday when we had a couple of inches deposited over a 12 hour period.

The skiable area on the main mountain remains restricted for the moment to Lac des Vaux, Attelas, Mont Fort and the La Chaux area on the main mountain. Mont Fort has now mogulled up although the steeper area on the left hand side of the cable is reported to still be powder snow.

Savoleyres has the circuit from the top round to the Le Nord lift open. The area was almost empty this afternoon and provides a crowd free alternative to the main mountain. There is still some dry powder available to keen off-pisters along the ridge under the Le Nord lift. Vegetation is showing through in places here but there are hardly any rocks. There is now a pisted track leading from the top of Le Nord lift all the way to the red carving piste on the back of the mountain – a great improvement to the run that petered out to a narrow bumpy traverse last year.

Conditions in all the open areas are good due to the snowmaking facilities which have been working hard to maintain the snow. The magic carpet at Les Esserts is also open for beginners, the button lift remains closed for the present.

Other areas have now been pisted in preparation for the coming holiday week and it is hoped that pistes down from Ruinettes and the airport run at Savoleyres may be opened up to ensure we have space for the holiday crowds.

Need a quick lunchtime snack on the way up to Savoleyres? The bakery at the base of the lift station stays open through lunchtime to provide a variety of sandwiches and sweet things.

Meteo Suisse longer range forecast shows sun and rising temperatures well into next week so sunscreen is advised. Fed up with the limited pistes? Maybe a good time to brush up on technique instead

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