Verbier opens on Friday – PlanetSKI

This is the first non-glacial resort to open in the Alps and follows fresh snow and hard work from the piste team. NEW

The first good snowfalls took place and allowed the opening of a small part of the resort, the Lac des Vaux.

“Thanks to the snowfall of recent weeks and the snowmaking, Téléverbier will open the Lac des Vaux piste this Friday, November 11 in excellent conditions”, indicates a press release from Téléverbier.

A coffee & croissant will be offered to the first skiers this Friday morning.

A 20% discount is also applied to the 1-day ski pass – Verbier sector.

During the rest of the month, it is hoped that the station will open every weekend before the full opening on December 3.

See Verbier’s social media post for more images:

It has become a tradition that on opening day we come to ski in St Nicolas disguise.

Image c/o Téléverbier

For all people coming to ski in costume and registered in advance, the price of the day’s skiing is set at CHF 5.-.

Pre-registration is required at and part of the funds raised will be donated to the Theodora Association.

The association offers moments of laughter and escape to hospitalized children or children with disabilities.

There are currently three open glacier zones in Switzerland: Zermatt, Saas-Fee and Engelberg.

The best skiing is currently in Austria where glacier skiing started in September:

Solden, Austria.  Image c/o Kostantinos Valtadoros

Solden, Austria. Image c/o Kostantinos Valtadoros

Austria – Kaunertal, Pitztal, Stubai, Kaprun, Sölden and Hintertux.

Italy – Val Senales, Passo Stelvio and Cervinia.

France – There are no open areas as Tignes and Les2Alpes have suspended fall operations.

Val Thorens plans to be the first top open on November 19.

Here at PlanetSKI, we’ve reported on recent snow across the US and Canada, with resorts opening early.

We also followed the conditions for the start of the season in Europe:

We’ll update this article, so check back.

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