Must See Events in Verbier for the 2017/18 Season.
Must See Events in Verbier for the 2017/18 Season.
Must See Events in Verbier for the 2017/18 Season.

Must See Events in Verbier for the 2017/18 Season.

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Skiing is taken seriously in Verbier and thanks to its high altitude, dizzying pistes and stunning alpine scenery, it plays host to some of the most prestigious ski events in the Alps each year.

 

We have selected our top picks for the winter 2017/18 season.

 

Freeride World Tour - Extreme Verbier Switzerland 2018

31 March - 8 April

 

Now in it’s 11th edition, the Freeride World Tour is an iconic skiing event that showcases the skills of the top ranking freeride experts in the world. Spanning three continents, participants are put to the test on some of the most challenging alpine descents in renowned ski resorts across the world.

 

The tour concludes in Verbier, which should tell you something about the skiing here! The stage is set on the Bec de Rosses Mountain, with a jaw dropping 500+ metre vertical drop it is recognised as the most technical and demanding.

 

Gather at the bottom of the mountain for the final rendezvous of the season, drink in hand and watch as the riders fly down the mountain. It’s truly a sight to behold, though perhaps not for the faint hearted!

 

 

Build Your Own Snow Sculpture - Place Central

29 December 2017 and 16 February 2018

 

Enjoy a touch of friendly competition with friends and family on your luxury ski holiday in Verbier, though don’t forget to bring your best snowman building skills. Taking place at the heart of the resort in Place Central you’ll be given a theme for the snow sculpture on the day.

 

It’s a lovely event to get children involved with, particularly around the festive season.

 

 

Carnival and Ski Colour

11 February 2018

 

Paint the slopes in Verbier at the Carnival and Ski Colour. Participants are provided with a white jumpsuit and sunglasses, before gliding their way down the ‘funslope’ in Verbier on the La Tzoumaz-Savoleyres sector.

 

Complete with bridges, tunnels and curves you’ll ski through various zones whilst being sprayed head to toe in different colours. The challenge? Who can come out the least white!

 

With the beauty of the mountains in the background, the festival atmosphere along with the explosion of colours, the carnival is a unique and fun way to enjoy the slopes.

 

Once you have navigated your way down the piste, the bar and an afternoon of live music awaits.

 

 

Verbier High Five by Carlsberg

7 April 2018

 

If you fancy yourself as a keen skier, then this ones for you. Verbier High Five gives you the chance to see how you measure against professional ski athletes in a friendly contest (depending on how competitive you are). Open to skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers, it follows disciplines such as giant slalom, ski-cross and the flying kilometre.

 

During the final the top eight men and women will go head to head against the pros to battle it out. With the spring sunshine in abundance, it’s a true celebration of skiing and light-hearted fun. Plenty of food stands, live music and a barbeque make for a fantastic atmosphere too!

 

 

Patrouille des Glaciers – Zermatt to Verbier Race

17 and 20 April 2018

 

Hailed as the world’s toughest team competition, the Patrouille des Glaciers ski mountaineering race is more of a spectator event unless you are a dedicated winter sports enthusiast. Organized by the Swiss armed forces, originally it was designed to train soldiers in harsh conditions. Today however, thousands of people apply to take part in groups of three to cross up to a staggering 53km of difficult back-country terrain and ascending 4,277m often overnight.

 

A fantastic spectator event, there are live reports on athletes progress and entertainment by the Bahnhofplatz station. Watching friends and family in the sunrise as they make their final leg of the journey is certainly something to behold.

 

 

>> See our collection of luxury ski chalets in Verbier

 

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