Due to the exceptional early snowfall, the Swiss ski resort of Verbier is opening ahead of schedule.

Last weekend, between 40 and 50cm of snowfall was recorded in Les Attelas (2,727m), 30cm in Ruinettes (2,200 m) and 20cm to Verbier (1,500m). Very cold temperatures for this time of the season have also allowed the snow machines to work at the top of the domain.

As a result of plumpeting temperatures and the excellent snow report, Televerbier has announced the partial opening of Verbier's ski slopes.

From Friday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 4, the following ski slopes will be open:

Télécabine Le Châble – Verbier from 8.40 a.m. t0 4.45 p.m. (access to the domain)

Télécabine Verbier - Les Ruinettes de 8.45 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. (access to the domain, slopes closed)

Funispace from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (access to the domain, slopes closed)

Télésiège Lac des Vaux 1 and ski slope Le Lac des Vaux from 9.15 a.m. to 4.15 p.m.

The restaurant L'Olympique in Les Attelas will also be open.

Read our Austria snow report: Powder alert in Austria