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Verbier Ski Resort In Switzerland Set To Reopen Lifts After Heavy Snowfall

29/05/2013 15:39 BST | Updated 29/05/2013 16:01 BST
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People enjoy the slopes at the French ski resort of Meribel in the French Alps on March 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Thought the ski season had long finished? Think again.

The Swiss ski resort of Verbier is set to reopen its lifts on Saturday (June 1) after unseasonably heavy snowfall.

In a message posted on Facebook, the resort's management promised to restart the chairlifts if at least 1,000 people promised to turn up.

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The suggestion proved a hit on Facebook

The offer came after an extra 10cm of snow fell early on Wednesday, it was reported.

Winter season officially ended in Verbier on April 28.

On the Verbier Sport Plus Facebook page, the resort's management said they would reopen for the day provided the weather wasn't too bad.