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Valentines Day: Tour operator selling private jet service into Verbier

A new high profile trip is being offered by private jet from the UK to Verbier.

 

Here’s an idea for Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion.  A private jet airline company Victor and luxury ski operator The Oxford Ski Company (www.oxfordski.com) to offer three nights in Verbier from £1,958 ($3,500) per person, including luxury hotel accommodation from the UK. 

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This and That: Snow briefs from around the world!

Madonna Di Campiglio and Pinzolo officially ‘connected’

A new lift joins Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo bringing 150 kilometres of new ski terrain.

The long awaited lift connection that officially links Italy’s Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo is finally ready to be opened bringing along with it a new 150 kilometre ski area.
The project which began two years ago will officially open in December bringing a new Tulot gondola lift in Pinzolo and two extra new runs.

 

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And we’re off: Biggest resorts are up and going for 2010-11 winter season

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The first signs of snow…resorts are open for business!

Ski Rebel Magazine is reporting that more ski areas have opened early for winter 2010-11. Among the resorts opening earlier than expected were Schladming and Kitzbuhel in Austria and Laax in Switzerland, Verbier has announced it hopes to open this weekend.

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Verbier ski resort

Tourist Office

Office du Tourisme
PB 300 – Place Centrale
Verbier
Valais
Switzerland
CH 1936

Telephone: (27) 7753888
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.verbier.ch

Description

A world class resort, ranked by many in their global top ten. Capital of the 4 Valleys ski circus. Wide ranging facilities for skiers and non-skiers of all kinds.

Review

Verbier is one of the world’s greatest ski resorts and is ranked by many experienced skiers in their top 10, or top 5, or even number one. The resort has it all; a huge ski area with a vast vertical, topped with a glacier ; an authentic Swiss village with chalet-style architecture and great mountain scenery above and action-packed night life with excellent off-slope facilities. These combined attractions draw skiers from all over the world, but with a far better and wider international mix than many other international resorts with British, North American, German, French, Benelux, Dutch and Scandinavian guests all figuring prominently.

Verbier is something of a ‘purpose-built’ resort, although not in the way most people think today. Before 1925 there were no skiers here, and very few people, what is now the ski area only being used as summer pasture for cattle. The first hotel was built and ski lessons were given two years later and in 1928 Verbier’s first baby was born and the resort’s population reached three.

By the end of World War II, the year-round population was still only 27. Then Government experts declared that Verbier’s south-west facing plateau location in the French speaking part of the country was “…one of the sunniest in Switzerland, its climate is dry, with hardly any fog and of great biological and therapeutic value.”

The first lift, in 1946, was a rather dangerous mechanised sledge-on-a-rope and the resort didn’t finally explode onto the international scene until ten years after that. The famous church with its 40 metre (130 foot ) spire that dominates the resort to this day was completed in 1962 and the resort was one of the first to offer a skier uplift of 10,000 per hour by the mid ’60s. Today the local figure is over 40,000 sph, greater for the full 4 Vallées pass.

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Verbier, Tzoumaz, Bruson, Savoleyres, 4 Valleys

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Champions crowned at final Freeride World Tour stop

Despite a weather delay, this season’s Freeride World Tour finished off at Verbier in Switzerland with French skier Candide Thovex winning the skiing title.

After the men’s final competition was postponed Saturday, due to bad visibility, the world’s best freeride skiers and snowboarders once again took on the mythical 600 metre North face of the Bec des Rosses.

French freestyle legend Candide Thovex proved to be a consistent freeride competitor throughout the tour with committed and influential skiing. Thovex was on the podium three times, and his impressive third place on his premiere run on the Bec des Rosses put him on top of the men’s ski ranking 2010. Swedes Kaj Zackrisson finished second and Henrik Windstedt finished third overall.

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World’s top ski racers get set to high-five

The world’s top ski racers are nowhere near done with this epic season.

After the Olympic Games in Vancouver and the finals of the World Cup at Garmisch, the world’s top racers are now heading to Verbier in Switzerland. The High Five competition there this weekend, however, will be a much less serious event and a chance for the athletes to have a good time at the famous resort.

Competitors scheduled to take part include Olympic triple-medalist Aksel-Lund Svindal, dual medalist Julia Mancuso, bronze medalist Andre Myhrer, perennial World Cup downhill champion Didier Cuche, Super-G star Jessica Lindel-Vikarby, Olympic downhill champion Didier Défago, as well as Canada’s Manuel Osborne-Paradis, Britain’s Chemmy Alcott, Liechtenstien’s Marco Büchel, and France’s Luc Alphand.

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Verbier Ride cancelled for this season

The Verbier Ride showcases awesome talent every year in the Swiss Alps

The Verbier Ride showcases awesome talent every year in the Swiss Alps, but it won't this winter.

The Verbier Ride 09 event has been postponed until next winter due to unusual weather patterns over the past week in the Alps.

High temperatures earlier in the week brought heavy rain for most of Monday at elevations as high as 2500m (8200ft). The rainfall has made it impossible to construct the kickers needed for the Slope Style event at the Swiss ski resort.

Ride Freesport and Televerbier made the decision to postpone the event until next winter so as to maintain a level of safety for the athletes and also not to compromise the athletes’ professional skiing standard. They felt it’s important that freestyle skiing is portrayed in a professional manner and running the event in conditions which prevent the athletes from performing at their optimum level does not do the sport justice.

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