The region has received a white blanket with an average 140cm (nearly five foot) of snow cover at 1800m
This season a new eight-seater chairlift has opened on the link of Planachaux/Champéry, greatly improving the connection.
The new lift can carry a remarkable 4,000 people per hour, and this new installation is the first one of its kind in the French part of Switzerland (and the second in Switzerland as a whole)
Skiers will ascend in just three minutes and 31 seconds allowing them to take advantage of more real skiing time in the 650km (407 miles) of piste in the Portes du Soleil ski area.