Veysonnaz has a bit open as well, I was talking to a guy who’d been and he reckoned it wasn’t bad but it’s all relative. You can see their strip of cannoned snow for 20 or 30km around the area actually.
I was joking (slightly) about working out much water Zinal had used but Téléverbier have obligingly supplied figures, 5cm of snow, & 1.5km of piste from 10’000 m3 of water.
Even the glacier up the road is thin, I was there the other day and had to hop quickly over some rocks on the schuss from the lift to the operational ski area. A common glacier ski problem where some places have resorted to covering parts of the snowpack linking the cablecars, typically built into rock islands, to the glacier snow. Glacier 3000 announced problems with wind may close the lift for a while which they followed up with announcing a 2nd drag lift would be running. My guess is we’ll have all three top lifts operational at the end of next week but I’m dubious about the run to Reusch. If anyone was going up there check the web, call 0848 00 3000 or ask me as we’re normally in the loop.
After the driest November on record here and the second driest autumn on record it’s actually raining/snowing right now. Comically so in fact, we were just sat here saying “what’s that noise?” until it dawned on us it was water in the gutters, it’s so long since it rained we’d forgot what it sounded like.
We’re opening here (Leysin) next weekend regardless of snow, that basically means the cable-car to the revolving restaurant and we’ll ski, walk, snowshoe, sight-see, have lunch as the weather dictates. Villars are still optimistic for next weekend as well and it’ll be free from the last info we had.