Or so it would seem with the first of the resorts ski slopes opening on Friday 10th November and even more ski lifts and pistes now up and running. The lifts are open every weekend in November until after the official opening day next weekend.
Lac des Vaux was the first area to welcome eager first skiers and was quickly followed by La Chaux and Attelas (James Blunt).
Televerbier, the company that manage and operate the ski lifts have invested a staggering CHF 20,000,000- upgrading the 4vallées network. 60% of the 435km of pistes are now covered by state-of-the-art snow canons and the snow making is so extensive that Televerbier can open up five major ski areas; Lac des Vaux, La Chaux, Bruson, Attelas-Ruinettes and Gentianes-La Chaux with 100% artificial snow.
To celebrate the start of 2017/2018 winter season on Saturday 2nd December, Televerbier are offering everyone dressed up as Father Christmas the chance to ski for FREE!
At last year's event 1,600 santas whizzed down the slopes of Verbier for the opening season.
All participants receive a free ski pass, special train to Le Chable station with a limited number of places, coffee and a croissant, aperitif, photo, mulled wine, raclette and apres-ski fun.
Meet at 2:30pm at Chalet Carlsberg for the group photo where an attempt will be made to beat the world record for the largest gathering of Santas on a ski slope!
Everyone who turns up for the photo will receive a 2 for 1 voucher and will automatically entered into the prize draw for the chance to win a Verbier 2017/2018 season pass. Festive fun for all the family!