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Verbier, Switzerland

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Verbier’s top slopes reach over 3000m and the upper mountain often has good snow. Lower down, however, many of the slopes face west or south and, whilst snow cover is rarely an issue, snow quality is variable.


Snow-making is by no means comprehensive, but does cover the main run back to Medran.

Where to ski in bad weather:

Head for Savoleyres where most of the trees are to be found – particularly on the La Tzoumaz side.


Many of the outlying villages like Nendaz and Veysonnaz also have woodland runs, but they may be difficult or impossible to get to from Verbier in a storm.

Where to head in poor snow conditions:

If the snow is poor the highest runs around Mont-Fort, Mont-Gelé and Col des Gentianes are often hard and icy, as they are steep and exposed.


It is often far better to go to Les Attelas and stick to the pistes (which will be well groomed) down into Lac de Vaux, or down to La Chaux and Les Ruinettes on the village side of the resort.

Verbier is one of our:


Top 5 late season ski resorts - Switzerland

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