Verbier ski resort in Switzerland (home of the famous Bec de Roses) will be open this Saturday & Sunday for skiing & riding. This is the first time there will be summer skiing at Verbier since the 1980s.
“It’s been 25 years that we have no longer been skiing in the summer, but here there is excellent spring snow and we will be able to ski.” Eric Balet, managing director of Téléverbier, told the 20 Minutes newspaper.
In early June, Verbier tried to open for a weekend but the weather didn’t cooperate and they were forced to cancel the summer weekend skiing.
“This time nothing should prevent taking advantage of the still abundant snow at high elevations.” – Verbier ski resort
VERBIER WEEKEND OPENING DETAILS:
– Open July 13th & 14th from 10am until 1pm
– Mont Fort Tram only for snow access
– Terrain open from 3,300 meters, the summit of Mont Fort, down to 2,900 meters, the Gentianes Pass
– Lifts from Le Châble, Verbier and Siviez (Nendaz) are scheduled to open at 8am on both Saturday and Sunday to get riders up to the Mont Fort Tram
– 20CH for an adult ski pass
– 2 restaurants will be open for skiers and riders
– Sight seers can also use the tram for 20CH
Ropes will be put up to keep riders out of crevasses. You’re not gonna want to duck any ropes at Verbier this weekend.
Verbier is using this weekend to see if there is any interest in summer skiing at Verbier. If you’re around, get out there and show them that we want this baby open in the summertime.