Les Diablerets

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In addition...

Thu 1 January 2004 by goofygirl

It's only fair to add that the reason Glacier 3000 doesn't attract as many pros as other resorts is because they can't afford it. They built a super-duper new lift infrastructure a few years ago, which takes you from 1500m to 3000m in minutes. As a result of the enormous costs incurred, they can't entice riders with free lift-passes, as other stations are able to do.

User rating 6 out of 10

Summer in Diablerets

Tue 30 December 2003 by goofygirl

Well I can only review the Glacier 3000 section of Diablerets, open for five weeks in the summertime for some park and pipe action. Compared to the other Swiss glacial resorts (Saas Fee, Zermatt etc) this is an exceptionally chilled atmosphere with not as many pros busting a move, and certainly no annoying slalom ski-teams. The glacier is quite small in size and is also not steep at all. The park staff were not exactly motivated, and most of them preferred to sit around and get stoned rather than shape the jumps. Having said that, a few of them did work hard and summer snow can be notoriously slushy. There's a nice pipe, some rails etc.

I would recommend a trip to Glacier 3000 if you're looking for a chilled, friendly glacier to ride, not riddled with ski-racing gates.