Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Verbier News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2014-04-23 Verbier the choice for cash raising skiing Verbier ski holiday this ski season will be pleased to hear that a special event to raise money for charity will be taking place on December 16th this year.

The 24 Heures Freeride Dominique Perret sees teams of four getting together to test themselves against the slopes and the snow as they go as many kilometres as they can to raise money for certain associations.

For every kilometre covered, Swiss francs will be donated, meaning there's plenty of reason to lend your support to this event while enjoying your ski holiday in Verbier.

Your skiing holiday in Verbier will also be lit up with the after-event activities around the resort, with partying, eating, music and plenty of fun also on the agenda for the 24 Heures Freeride Dominique Perret.

The resort boasts a great selection of intermediate and advanced runs, meaning yourski holiday in Verbier should be full of exciting slope action.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/verbier-the-choice-for-cash-raising-skiing_a17807959 2006-10-17
Rip Curl girls verge on Verbier ski holiday in Verbier this winter could be just the ticket for you.

Rip Curl has decided to take its summertime Rip Curl Girls Tour from the sea to the piste by giving special lessons to girls over the age of 12.

The sessions will take place in a snowpark carefully constructed for freestyle beginners, complete with rails, boxes and kickers.

The Rip Curl professionals will not only give freestyling lessons to the girls enjoying their Verbier ski holiday, but will also give some impressive demonstrations of their own.

Other activities that are being organised include mountain safety workshops, ski and snowboard equipment tests and refreshing hot chocolate breaks to keep you going through the day.

After all that, girls on their ski holiday in Verbier will be able to unwind with the Rip Curl Girls Tour after party, where they can see photos and videos of their day's adventures.

The Rip Curl Girls Tour will be visiting Verbier on January 13th.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/rip-curl-girls-verge-on-verbier_a17997515 2006-11-30
New openings in Verbier ski holidays in Verbier, both on and off the slopes.

Those enjoying a Verbier ski holiday and looking for some great eateries may wish to explore new venue Le Charlie, which replaces Verb'asia, and offers tasty treats ranging from sushi to tapas, with a lounge club located in the basement.

If you want to enjoy a meal in a smoke-free environment, then you can head to La Grange which now offers precisely that.

Meanwhile, watering hole Robinson has been replaced by a new pub called The Office, while a sandwich bar has just opened its doors near the existing post office building.

Those wanting to polish up on their languages while on their ski holiday in Verbier can investigate the Verbier Language School, which has just opened an office in the Centre Etoile.

And if shopping ranks highly on your activity list when you are off the piste, then Vinabagnes has opened its second shop in Verbier, in the Centre Commercial Delplace.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/new-openings-in-verbier_a18012756 2006-12-18
Snow covers Alps at last
Alpine resorts saw large snowfalls down to 800 metres during the past week, meaning many skiers can rest assured their holidays will go ahead as planned.

People enjoying a Verbier ski holiday will certainly be hitting the slopes with relish after 20cm of snow fell.

Julian Griffiths, the director of the European Snowsport ski school in the Swiss resort, told the BBC: "We've had well over a quarter of a metre of snow in the past 24 hours and winter has now well and truly begun.

"It's a shame it was not here for Christmas but thankfully it is here now," he added.

Meanwhile, those embarking on an Italian ski holiday in Sestriere, where last year's Olympic alpine events took place, have been boosted by the advent of 40cm of snow.

With more snow expected in the Alps before the weekend, many skiers will be able to enjoy their holiday to the maximum.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-covers-alps-at-last_a18029341 2007-01-11
Blunt heads to Verbier ski holiday in Verbier this season could soon be rubbing shoulders with one of the music industry's hottest properties.

Singer James Blunt, who shot to fame in 2005 with his hit single You're Beautiful, is planning to move from the UK to the Swiss ski resort.

According to the local tax office, the musician has registered on their books.

The 32-year-old has enjoyed a Verbier ski holiday on many occasions, having gone frequently to the resort as a child.

He also returned, though not exactly for a Verbier ski holiday, while partaking in ski training during his army days at Sandhurst.

Indeed, Blunt seems to have become somewhat of a local celebrity in the Swiss ski paradise and is believed to be opening a new six-seater lift at the resort.

As well as boasting one of the most popular singles in recent years, Blunt's album, Back To Bedlam, has sold in the region of 11 million copies worldwide.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/blunt-heads-to-verbier_a18038264 2007-01-19
VIP - Verbier Important People Ski holidays in Verbier are certainly in vogue at the moment, as two sets of royals have decided the ski resort is the perfect destination for them.

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has spent a ski holiday in Verbier with her 18-year-old daughter Princess Beatrice, Hello! magazine reports.

The mother and daughter were snapped in their thermal ski gear and woolly hats on the way to a day of action on the pistes.

Just the week before, Princess Mary and Prince Frederik of Denmark posed for the same magazine while enjoying their Verbier ski holiday.

Mary, who was celebrating her 35th birthday, is pregnant with her second child and her first born, 15-month-old Christian, was happy to have his photo taken alongside his parents.

The Swiss ski resort is garnering an exclusive reputation for itself as one of Europe's premier locations for celebrity-spotting on the slopes.

Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton have enjoyed a Verbier ski holiday, while singers James Blunt and Diana Ross are also regulars.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/vip---verbier-important-people_a18063440 2007-02-16
Speed skiing in Verbier Verbier ski holidays are set to be stimulated by a world renowned speed skiing competition.

The FIS Speed Skiing World Cup Finals will take place in the stunning resort from April 16th-19th, captivating spectators with top-class performances from some of the sports' most celebrated competitors.

Taking place on steep kilometre-long courses, speed skiing is an awesome spectacle.

Participants are measured by their ability to combine control with a fearless approach to fast activity - this sport is not for the faint-hearted.

Organiser and competitor Philippe May - one of the five men to meet the challenge of skiing over 250 km per hour - will be among the celebrated sportspeople participating in the event.

Ski holidays in Verbier are both classic and innovative, matching top facilities with a sophisticated Swiss atmosphere.

Now, the famed resort will showcase its attractions to the top names in speed skiing, not to mention crowds of delighted spectators.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/speed-skiing-in-verbier_a18115587 2007-04-12
November Verbier opening 'does not disappoint' ski holidays in Verbier as the resort opened for the first skiing of the season.

As of November 17th, the Lac des Vaux, La Chaux and Attelas ski runs are open for skiing at weekends while the cablecar running between Le Chable and Verbier will also be open for business.

Toby Mallock, Commercial Manager for the resort's ski and snowboard school, European Snowsport, summed up the snow conditions on Verbier's opening weekend to the Ski Club of Great Britain as "powder, powder and more powder".

Mr Mallock added that for ski-lovers, opening weekend at Verbier "didn't disappoint".

"Put it this way, nobody could remember an opening day where you could get face shots when you dropped off the sides of Lac des Vaux. And some of those guys have been coming to the opening day for years," he continued.

From December 1st, the resort's slopes will be open all week for the enjoyment of those on Verbier ski holidays.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/november-verbier-opening-does-not-disappoint-_a18361380 2007-11-19
Verbier 'extends opening' ski holidays in Verbier will be thrilled to know that the resort intends to open a number of its runs for week-long periods from this weekend.

According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, week-long opening has been brought forward from the scheduled date of December 1st after snow fell earlier this month covering many of the pistes.

The areas of Lac des Vaux, Attelas and La Chaux are now open for skiing along with the ski lifts of Chable Gondola, Medran 2, Funispace, Lac des Vaux 1 and Chaux Express.

The Ski Club notes that 60 cm of snow fell on Verbier's upper slopes this week while those looking to enjoy ski holidays in Zermatt will be happy to know that this resort is also now open.

Non-skiers can enjoy a variety of other activities at Verbier including heliskiing, paragliding, ice climbing, snowshoeing and tobogganing.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/verbier-extends-opening-_a18368268 2007-11-23
Ski holiday in Verbier for birthday princess ski holiday in Verbier.

Princess Eugenie was accompanied by her mother Sarah Ferguson the Duchess of York and royal sister Princess Beatrice, as the group made the most of the great powder, skiing in Verbier at the weekend for her 18th birthday.

Unlike sister Beatrice who enjoyed a glamorous fancy dress ball at Windsor Castle for her 18th celebrations, the younger granddaughter of the Queen was said to favour a more intimate European ski holiday.

"I like just throwing on a pair of jeans and generally being more understated, but Beatrice is more 'Let's do the glamour'," Princess Eugenie, who is sixth in line to the throne recently commented in an interview.

And according to the Ski Club of Great Britain's representative in Verbier, Gerry Aitken, conditions in Verbier for a birthday ski holiday have never been better.

He described the weekend of the princess's birthday as "the best weekend of the season" in terms of snowfall.
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