Category Archives: Side Country

Winter Starts in Verbier

For me, yesterday was the first real day of Verbier side country. The lifts opened to Ruinettes at 9:45. It was a classic day, so similar to those years when it dumped all of December and January, and Ruinettes was the only thing open. Lots of local folks up there wearing smiles ear to ear. The powder was deep. I was happy to be on the Dark Sides, with 128mm under foot. We did a few fabulous runs to Verbier, then headed all the way to Chable. POWDAH!!!

Looks like it’s gonna keep snowing for a while… The forecast is for storm force winds Friday, accompanied by more than 30cm of new snow for the Lower-Valais (us!).