Verbier in March 2020 - What weather to expect & what to do
All the best events in resort for the coming month
As we move into the latter stages of the season, the mountain starts to take a different shape, with rising temperatures and longer days making for softer snow and enjoyable riding conditions.
It’s not uncommon in March to have a few big dumps of snow, followed by blue skies and sunshine, making it a great time to head to the Alps. Couple that with the multitude of great events that Verbier has to offer this month and you’re in for a treat.
What's the weather like in Verbier in March?
In terms of weather, you can normally expect pretty mixed conditions this month. You can be making sunny powder turns one minute then be in the middle of a storm the next. Don’t think just because we’re nearing the end of winter that means the end of the snow. Some of the best falls tend to come through this month and, judging by the current forecasts, this year should be no exception. March riding normally gives us the best of both worlds – regular top-ups interspersed with sunny days. The ideal mix.
Weather in Verbier
What snow conditions to expect in March in Verbier?
This season has seen a real mixture of snow conditions so far. Early snow was followed by New Year sunshine, then a succession of storms brought snow, rain and high winds. The result was a patchwork of snow conditions. However, this has all changed in the last week or so as the end of February and the beginning of March brought a metre of fresh snow to the slopes of Verbier. Current snow depths stand at 370cm at Les Gentianes (2950m) and 57cm in town (1500m). This is fluffy, powdery snow so conditions are excellent for this time of year.
Verbier Snow Report & Forecast
What's on in Verbier in Mach 2020?
Apres-ski & parties
Pub Mont Fort is our favourite apres-ski hot spot. With regular live music and DJs on almost every night, deals on drinks and live sports on their large screens (including the Six Nations this month) it's the perfect place to unwind after a long day on the slopes. In March, there will be performances by The Soundcasters, DJ Ronfa, Connor & Giles and The Led Farmers, an Irish folk band that'll be live for Saint Patricks Day.
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L'Infernale – 14th March 202
For the third year in a row, on March 14th Bruson will be hosting L'Infernale, a one-of-a-kind skiing race testing your speed and coordination in a crazy obstacle course through the forest. The event begins with a mass start high up the mountain and features a series of five disciplines: running, super-G slalom, giant slalom, skate skiing and slalom. You can take part either on your own or as part of a team. The obstacles vary in difficulty along the 4.5km course, including a tunnel, a wall of tyres and a forest crossing, and at the finishing line there’ll be a concert, prize-giving ceremony, and refreshments, as well as raclette to replenish your energy reserves.
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Verbier Film Awards – 14th-21st & 25th March 2020
Are you a Spielberg-wannabe? This is your chance! The Verbier Film Awards are an amateur-filmmakers competition on the slopes of the 4 Vallées. Assemble a team, come up with a funny idea and film it on the slopes of Verbier from March 14th to 21st. There will be a fancy premiere night on March 25th when all the five-minute films will be unveiled and the best will take home the coveted VFA prizes.
Events Calendar for Verbier
Boss des Bosses – 18th March 2020
The last two weeks of March play host to two of the best events of the year in Verbier, with the first being the Boss des Bosses, an inter-resort mogul and freestyle competition where teams from Chamonix, Avoriaz, Meribel, Val d'Isere, Verbier and other ski areas will race head-to-head to see which resort has the best skiers and riders. This year’s competition will take place on March 18th, and you can expect the atmosphere to be fantastic as usual, with large crowds gathering along the piste and at the bottom to cheer on the competitors and enjoy the music, good vibes and occasional big crash.
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Freeride World Tour - Verbier Xtreme – 28th March-5th April 2020
After competing all over the world, athletes participating in the Freeride World Tour will descend on Verbier between March 28th to April 5th to see who will be crowned champion of the freeride skiing and snowboarding world. The competition is weather and conditions dependent, so listen out to hear on the day if the competition is on and then head to the top of the Jumbo gondola for the best view of the mighty Bec des Rosses, the mountain which the riders will ski down. The energy in town and around resort when the Verbier Xtreme arrives is emphatic with ski tests, great deals, and parties running late into most nights in the several bars and clubs in resort.
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