Verbier ski resort opened for the weekend last weekend for summer glacier skiing for the first time since the 1980s. It was essentially an experiment to see if they could generate public interest in summer skiing at Verbier once more.
It worked. Over 600 skiers and riders showed up and rode the Mont Fort tram on Saturday & Sunday.
“It was a cracking day all round – there was a huge uptake leading to a pretty hefty queue forming pretty quickly at the Mont Fort lift, but when you’re standing in a sunny queue with views like these, frankly who cares?
The snow was “grippy to start, slushy & sticky at the bottom” which is pretty standard issue for glacier skiing although the mini drag lift broke below the start of the main Mont Fort lift, which leaves you with a rather hefty walk when you’re at a smidgeon under 3000m. I’m sure the thought a of a beer and a steak waiting at the top might have hurried a few along.” – Nessa/performanceverbier.com
Hopefully officials at Verbier are pleased and plan to open up more this summer and in future summers.