The Ski Season of 2012/2013 is Over - Now What?
Learn a Language , Go Outside and Get Ready for Summer
Sophie Nicholson | Verbier Editor | published: 25th April 2013
If last weekend’s unexpected dump of snow is anything to go by, winter may well still pay another visit to us here in the Alps but to all intents and purposes we can consider the ski season of 2012/2013 is pretty much over. Deep breath. Sleep for a week…. then what?
Official British Snowboard Speed Record Set in Verbier
Jamie Barrow is the Fastest Snowboarder in the UK
Sophie Nicholson | Verbier Editor | published: 19th April 2013
On Thursday the 18th April 2013, UK snowboarder Jamie Barrow flew down the Mont Fort in Verbier at 94.26 mph/151.7 kph. He is now the holder of the official UK snowboard speed record.
British Snowboarder To Attempt Record in Verbier
Jamie Barrow hopes to break the 100mph barrier
Sophie Nicholson | Verbier Editor | published: 9th April 2013
Later on this month, UK snowboarder Jamie Barrow will to attempt to set the first British speed snowboarding record in Verbier.
Verbier Tests Sun Canons
Flat light thing of the past with solar lighting
Robin Deering | Verbier Editor | published: 1st April 2013
With the success of artificial snow in Verbier, providing better skiing conditions when snow is a bit scarce - the resort of Verbier are testing solar canons to improve skiing conditions when sunlight is bit scarce, effectively eliminating flat light.
Smartphone Avalanche Apps on Market
iPhone app released and Android app in testing
Robin Deering | Verbier Editor | published: 26th March 2013
An app for iPhones has been released to help with avalanche rescue whilst a similar Android app is currently being tested in Courchevel by skiers and resort staff.
Swatch Xtreme Verbier 2013: Event Preview
New Date and Who to Look Out For in This Year's Freeride World Tour Finals
Sophie Nicholson | Verbier Editor | published: 20th March 2013
The 2013 Freeride World Tour Finals in Verbier have been rescheduled due to a storm predicted to hit the region this Saturday. As a result, the highlight of the freeride calendar and climax to the Tour will now take place in Verbier on Friday the 22nd of March.
Verbier to Extend Partnership with Vail
Swiss and US Resorts to Build Upon Existing Relationship in 2014
Sophie Nicholson | Verbier Editor | published: 14th March 2013
The partnership between Verbier and Vail is to be extended next winter season. The arrangement between the resorts has been such a success this year that the extent of the relationship will actually be increased in 2013/2014.
A Season of British Success on the Snow
A Winter of Winning Against the Odds
Sophie Nicholson | Verbier Editor | published: 13th March 2013
The winter of 2013 is not yet over but it is already set to go down in British snowsports history. The season of 2012/2013 has seen unprecedented successes for GB athletes in a variety of snowsports disciplines and their achievements are well worth shouting about - particularly when you consider the lack of natural resources, facilities and limited funding available in the UK.
French Transport Minister Investigates Chairlift Security
Succession of chairlift accidents calls for action
Robin Deering | Verbier Editor | published: 28th February 2013
Following a succession of accidents involving chairlifts in ski resorts the French transport minister has called for a meeting to investigate chairlift security and preventative measures.
Sebastian Loeb in Verbier
Rally star in town for a spot of icekarting
Sophie Nicholson | Verbier Editor | published: 26th February 2013
Celebrities are arriving in Verbier thick and fast this holiday period. Following Prince Harry's visit to the ski resort last week, the hot news today is that Citroen's World Rally Champion Sebastian Loeb has also been in town.