News from Verbier St-Bernard

Perched on a sunny plateau in the heart of the mountains, with its slate-rooted chalets, Verbier has carefully maintained its charm as an alpine village. This is the gateway to the 4 Vallées ski area – with nearly 100 lifts and more than 400 km of ski runs for all levels of expertise at your feet. The Mont-Fort, the highest point of the ski area (3’330 m), offers a panorama over the Matterhorn, the Combins and the Mont-Blanc ranges.
www.verbier.ch

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Foto: Verbier: FondationBarry_Anja2

NEWS
The first W Starwood in a ski resort!
The W Verbier is the first W in an Alpine environment in the world in addition to being the first hotel chain to start up in Verbier. 123 W-branded rooms, the ultimate in comfortable beds with cosy fireplaces provide the top of the range in hotels at the foot of the ski runs. Opening December 1, 2013.
http://www.wverbier.com/
On the Bruson ski runs in 20 minutes!
Discover the Bruson ski area and its amazing panorama with the greatest of ease. A completely new gondola link will start operating from this winter. This will enable you to directly link up with the ski runs from Verbier via Le Châble in just 20 minutes.
www.verbierbooking.com
WINTER
Largest ski area in Switzerland
The “4 Vallées” combines more than 412km of ski runs and 92 ski lifts linking the resorts of Verbier, La Tzoumaz and Bruson, as well as Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon. The highest point in the area is the Mont-Fort glacier (3,330 m). Runs for all levels criss-cross the amazing surroundings in this winter sports’ paradise with its modern infrastructure and guaranteed snow.
http://www.verbierbooking.ch/multimedia/docs/2013/10/plan_hiver_1314.pdf

Mont-Fort peak at 3330m
A panoramic view awaits you from the top of the Mont Fort (3,300m) encompassing the Mont-Blanc, Matterhorn and Grand Combin ranges. Ascent by cablecar. Excursions – sunrise and breakfast – arranged in summer.
http://www.verbier.ch/en/discover/ski/mont-fort-3-300m

Freeriding | Heliskiing Experience
Give back-country skiing a shot accompanied by a mountain guide. Take on the Vallon d’Arby or the « Backside Mont-Fort » for a powder-filled day. For a completely unforgettable experience, try out heli-skiing – with a helicopter flight and incredible downhills in perfect snow.
http://www.verbier.ch/en/discover/ski/heliski-freeride

10 km sledge run in La Tzoumaz
Try out the longest sledge run in western Switzerland at La Tzoumaz (10km). Don’t miss the Sledging by moonlight and Fondue evenings.

Great after-ski and night life
Verbier is well-known for its entertaining evenings – and 15 bars and three clubs renowned far and wide look forward to jiving to the beat of their international DJs with you. Don’t forget the legendary après-ski with live concerts – in the resort, in a yurt on the ski runs or on a terrace opposite the Combins range – something for everyone to enjoy at the end of the day in great company.
http://www.verbier.ch/en/discover/ski/item/1990-après-ski-in-verbier

Tandem Paragliding
Get a good dose of fresh air on a paragliding excursion. Summer or winter, you’ll have an incredible time.
http://www.verbier.ch/en/discover/winter-activities/paragliding

SUMMER
Mountain Bike
Enjoy 28 groomed cross-country trails, try out an electric mountain bike or take on the 5 downhill runs at the bikepark. Not to be missed itineraries include the Mont-Blanc route and the Tour du Mont-Fort.
http://www.verbier.ch/en/discover/mountainbike

Hiking
Discover an environment bursting with character using our 950 km of groomed trails, Themed trails, bisses (irrigation canals), Grands tours : Tour du Mont-Blanc, Tour des Combins, Haute Route (Chamonix/Verbier-Zermatt), Via

Francigena
http://www.verbier.ch/en/discover/summer-activities/hiking-in-summer

Gd-St-Bernard
Meet at the Col du Grand-St-Bernard, a historical thoroughfare, to discover the Grand St-Bernard Hospice – a spiritual treasure. Top off your visit with a walk with the famous St-Bernard dogs.
http://www.verbier.ch/en/discover/top-10/item/1700-col-du-grand-st-bernard

Mauvoisin Dam
Take advantage of the educational trail and discover the highest arched dam in Europe (250m), with the additional advantage of a spectacular view of Mauvoisin Lake and its steep cascades.
http://www.verbier.ch/en/discover/heritage-culture/item/1721-mauvoisin-dam

Champex-Lac and its alpine garden
Visit magnificent “Flore-Alpe” alpine garden for a combination of summer botany and romanticism. Whatever the weather, don’t miss a pleasant walk around the lake.
http://www.verbier.ch/en/discover/naturals-ressources/champex-lac-et-son-jardin-botanique-alpin

EVENTS
Xtreme Verbier by Swatch – 22-23.03.2014
Final of the Freeride world Tour
Every year, Verbier hosts the final of the Freeride World Tour as part of the Xtreme event. After touring the planet, the world’s best freeriders come together for the final round of the competition on the legendary “Bec des Rosses”, culminating at an altitude of 3,222 m. The narrow corridors and extreme slopes of the north face ensure a breathtaking show. A guaranteed adrenalin rush for the audience at the Gentianes! Alongside the incredible scenes to be witnessed throughout the weekend, the emphasis is on preventing risks linked to offpiste skiing : athletes share their passion while insisting on the importance of acquiring a full knowledge of mountain conditions and of using the indispensable freeride equipment. The resort centre will be enlivened by a number of freeride films shown on giant screens, as well as base jump shows and autograph sessions with the riders
www.freerideworldtour.com

Patrouille des Glaciers – 29.04 – 03.05.2014 30e edition anniversaire
The legendary Patrouille des Glaciers races from Zermatt to Verbier in a single stage, or Arolla to Verbier for the short version. This skiing challenge is distinguished by its length, its very high altitude and the route profile. Emotions always run high at the Patrouille des Glaciers !
www.pdg.ch

Cheese Festival – 27-28.09.2013
Every year cheese is celebrated with a popular festival where you can taste all the different Raclette cheese. You can also Learn how cheese is made in Bagnes, from the pastures to the dairy, and round your day off with a taste of traditional AOC Raclette.
http://www.bagnesraclette.ch/

Verbier Festival – 18.07-03.08.2014
Every summer, the greatest artists of the international classical music scene meet at the Verbier Festival, for 17 days of pure enchantment! There are more than fifty concerts on offer to music lovers, including jazz and world music.
http://www.verbierfestival.com/?language=en

FOR QUESTIONS OR TO ORDER PICTURES PLEASE CONTACT
Office du tourisme de Verbier
Place Centrale 2 CP 300 CH – 1936 Verbier
Tél. +41 (0)27 775 38 88
Fax +41 (0)27 775 38 89
info@v-sb.ch
www.verbier.ch

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