Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 2016

Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 1

Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 2016 After the early snowfalls that swept across the Alps during November, we were delighted to share that the Verbier ski area officially opened on 11th November 2016: Weekends in November During December’s pre-season weekends, La Tzoumaz is connected to Verbier by high-speed telecabin (see here to read about how the connections were improved […]

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C is for Chalet – Top 7 gorgeous & affordable chalets

“C” is for “Chalet” Top 7 gorgeous and affordable chalets for your next self-catered ski holiday … all starting with the letter “C” More photos, descriptions, prices and reservations here: #1              Chalet Champagne http://4vallees4saisons.com/chalet/chalet-champagne/ Admire the stunning mountain views from the huge feature windows with a glass of bubbles, or relax in the sauna area. Sleeps […]

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Off-Piste skiing before and after FATMAP

FATMAP is our favourite app for detailed off-piste / backcountry skiing data and informed decision-making.  It is only useful if you know how to read and interpret the avalanche bulletin (see here and here), can work with slope angles and exposition to minimise the risk of provoking avalanches, are familiar with avoiding terrain traps and equipped […]

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Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 2015

Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 1

Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 2015 After the huge snowfalls that swept across the Alps from the 21st November 2015, we were hungry for some on-piste carving and a spot of mogul-hopping so we spent the weekends pre-season skiing in Verbier. Weekends from the end of November During the season, La Tzoumaz is connected to Verbier by high-speed […]

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Godille International Ski Week 2015

Inaugural Godille International Ski Week La Tzoumaz, Verbier’s 4-Valleys, Switzerland 16-20 March 2015 Day 1 Blog Entry My wife and I had ski lessons in our early days, but none in the 21st century so, we decided to sign up for the inaugural Godille International Ski Week in La Tzoumaz to gain some new experiences.  […]

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Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 2014

Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 1

Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 2014 After ski-touring on the autumn snow above La Tzoumaz, we were hungry for some on-piste carving and a spot of mogul-hopping so we spent the weekends pre-season skiing in Verbier. Early in December During the season, La Tzoumaz is connected to Verbier by high-speed telecabin (see here to read about how the […]

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4-Vallees reunited for another 18 years!

4 Vallees Verbier La Tzoumaz

We’re expecting a big rush on holiday reservations in our La Tzoumaz chalets as news breaks that the 4 Vallees ski domain has been reunited after tense negotiations between lift operators TeleVerbier, TeleNendaz, TeleVeysonnaz and TeleThyon.  The news emerged today that an agreement had finally been signed that would extend the agreement to provide 4-Vallees lift passes for […]

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La Tzoumaz safe during 4-Valleys spat over income split

Phew!  With Monday’s shocking news that Televerbier and Telenendaz/Televeysonnaz had failed to reach agreement over how to split the income from the 4th Valley of Thyon 2000 and that they have no agreement to offer a combined 4-Valleys lift-pass for the winter, you might be wondering how this could affect life in La Tzoumaz.  The good news […]

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Mountain Dreams and Chalets

From the age of 5, I used to dream about skiing for 51 weeks of the year.  As a family, we’d look through our printed photos from the previous years, and shout excitedly at Franz Klammer and Pirmin Zurbriggen on Ski Sunday.  We’d even sit in a line on the sofa and make chairlift-bumping-over-a-pylon noises […]

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