Travel Blogs from Verbier, Switzerland

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Verbier Extreme kisahumua, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Verbier Extreme kisahumua

A travel blog entry by annijavaltteri

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... lattialta. Viisi henkeä pienessä huoneessa mutta itse olimme todella onnellisia tästä majoituksesta. Iso kiitos! Perjantaina oli Verbier Extreme, joka on siis suurin vapaalasku kilpailu ja ollut meillä haaveena noin seitsemän vuotta päästä ...

Verbier-Skiing, Sledding, Snow and Crazy Swiss!, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Verbier-Skiing, Sledding, Snow and Crazy Swiss!

A travel blog entry by mimmy21

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... for me for a good 10 minutes!) yelling as l arrived "You crazy Swiss!!!!!" which has become my catch phrase here in Switzerland with the family! Just a tip if you ever want to attempt night sledding...do not drink wine before hand!!! do not eat fondue ...

Snow fun, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Snow fun

A travel blog entry by hachbach

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... .  I definitely needed this trip!  All those mountains and the thin air did this Colorado Gal some good. Verbier is THE place to ski in Switzerland.  This is where all the rich and famous have chalets and where the royals of Europe go ...

Day trip to Verbier, Verbier Switzerland, Switzerland travel blog

Day trip to Verbier

A travel blog entry by punter2010

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Verbier trip Last week with beautiful blue skies we decided to venture further afield to Verbier – the skiers resort. George did chalet 'maiding' in Verbier once but I’ve never been. We drove to Siviez, which takes around 20 minutes, and is a ...

Never Leaving Switzerland part 2, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Never Leaving Switzerland part 2

A travel blog entry by jose

... , was unfortunately more fun for me than those waiting. And I mean, it was a ton of fun. And I really don't ever want to leave Switzerland. All I want is for it to keep snowing, and for me to keep getting better. I love it here so much. And so two new ...

Never Leaving Switzerland, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Never Leaving Switzerland

A travel blog entry by jose

For weeks people had been saying, "Maybe the week of December 12, we'll go to Verbier" Thomas' grandparents have a chalet there, and so he was suggesting that maybe we should all go. David, my flatmate (er, well, the extremely generous soul who has ...

We passed our BASI 1, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

We passed our BASI 1

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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We passed our BASI 1!!  Unfortunately two of our course members did not pass their BASI 1 but will start training with us all and re-take the assessment in a few weeks. The BASI 1 was a five day training and assessment course and is the entry ...

Christmas in Switzerland, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Christmas in Switzerland

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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... .  In the evening we joined our friends for an eventful Christmas Dinner.  Boxing day we took the cable car up Mont Fort, the highest point in Verbier, to enjoy the views of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and many other peaks before skiing back ...

Race Training, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Race Training

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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Emergency First Aid Course, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Emergency First Aid Course

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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Before we can take people skiing around the mountain we have to be qualified First Aiders.  We took part in a 2 day training course to learn how to check that the area is safe, how to secure the group, put people in the recovery position (including ...

My First Week as a Ski Instructor......., Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

My First Week as a Ski Instructor.......

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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... her ABC while waiting for the pisteurs - eeekkk!  On the last day of the week I took my teenagers on the hardest run in Verbier: Mont Fort, they all got down, ok, but I don't think that I'll be taking clients up there again in a hurry........My ...

Ryan and Nathan's visit, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Ryan and Nathan's visit

A travel blog entry by alibongo

Ryan, a trekking buddy from Nepal, is backpacking around Europe at the moment and so has dropped into Verbier for a few days to visit and ski with us.   We haven't seen Ryan since November '06 when we walked for 3 weeks around the Annapurna ...

Final Peak Leader's Party, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Final Peak Leader's Party

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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To celebrate our success in BASI 2 and completing our Peak Leaders course we, of course, had a party!!  We started in our favorite bar Apres Ski followed by dinner at Borsalino's, a few celebratory free drinks at our new ski schools bar, T Bar, then ...

Denni's Visit, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Denni's Visit

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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Dennis, one of Rob's friends from Holland came to visit for the weedend.  Luckily we had just had a fresh dump of 30cm of snow and the weekend off, so we enjoyed some great powder skiing!!  And of course, we took Dennis to our favorite bar ...

Avalanche Awareness Course, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Avalanche Awareness Course

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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... , different types of avalanche and on what terrain they happen and how to perform an avalanche rescue using transceivers, probes and shovels.  As qualified ski instructors we will be expected to attend all avalanche rescues within the Verbier ...

Welcome Party from Peak Leaders, Verbier, Valais, Switzerland travel blog

Welcome Party from Peak Leaders

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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We travelled by plane and train to Verbier, Switzerland, our new home for the next six months and the best news is there's already loads of snow here.  We have booked ourselves onto an 11 week course to train to be ski instructors, the course is run ...

Staying overnight in a mountain cabin, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Staying overnight in a mountain cabin

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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BASI 2, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

BASI 2

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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... is very excited!!  Furthermore, after a few weeks of searching for a new flat to live in after our course has finished we have found one, right in the centre of Verbier and so are due to move in tommorow, all change!!    ...

Getting into the off piste, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Getting into the off piste

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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... a week of off piste skiing with one of the ES mountain guides.  We have done loads of the classic routes that make Verbier so famous.  For those of you that are not ski geeks, off piste sking  is untouched snow that hasn't been compacted ...

Mum and Dad's visit, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Mum and Dad's visit

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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My parents came out to ski with us in Verbier for 10 days. As our training is from 9am till 1pm at the moment 6 days a week we were able to ski with my parents most afternoons and on our day off.  We enjoyed loads of mountain lunches and traditional ...

New Year & Rich's visit, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

New Year & Rich's visit

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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We spent New Years Eve in the Central Square in Verbier along with 20,000 others!!!  It was a very crazy night, lots of people were lighting fireworks, drinking champagne and dancing to the music.  Rich Barnett, a friend of Rob's came out to ski ...

The Alps, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

The Alps

A travel blog entry by tastetheworld

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... for hundreds of years. Martigny became a major cross roads under the Romans as its valleys lead to France and to Italy. Verbier itself, a ski resort way up the side of Mont Fort, is basically a tasteful collection of new ski chalets and apartments. ...

ES charity broomball, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

ES charity broomball

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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Broomball, a new sport to me, but it is a charity event to raise money for adaptive ski equipment so let's give it a go!!  It's basically the same sport as ice hockey but with out hockey stick and ice skates!!  Instead you have a broom to sweep ...

Training with European Snowsport's Ski School, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Training with European Snowsport's Ski School

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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... with European Snowsports Ski school.  The local ski school is run by Brits but employs instructors from all over Europe.  Verbier is very popular with the British and the Swedish and so most of the instructors are from these two nationalites. ...

The wardrobe goes ski-ing ..., Verbier, France travel blog

The wardrobe goes ski-ing ...

A travel blog entry by snowster

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So back in January I packed my bags and headed off to France for a weeks ski-ing in Verbier ... I had a lovely new green bodywarmer courtesy of the chap I was dating and a nice new pair of ski trousers for the slopes ... but what really completed the look ...

Verbier, Switzerland, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Verbier, Switzerland

A travel blog entry by sdecrom

Checking out the ...

Blue sky!, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Blue sky!

A travel blog entry by elfabroad

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First day of outstandingly blue skies!!! I can actually see where I live for the first time! Popped into Ben and Vicky's chalet Sorojasa which they are deep cleaning so I can see where I will set up if I massage there. An amazingly decorated chalet with ...

Little Elfy trip to ECT, Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Little Elfy trip to ECT

A travel blog entry by elfabroad

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... . After a chat with the nice lady at the La Poste it seemed I couldn't get an unlocked one or Sunrise connected one in Verbier. Was planning to order a UK one and post it over, not entirely looking forward to the hassle and cost but hey far better than ...

Back on piste., Verbier, Switzerland travel blog

Back on piste.

A travel blog entry by phillnkat

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After our unproductive rest day yesterday and before my physio appointment today, we decided to hit the front valley again. Couple of nice runs later and we have pulled in for hotdogs and beer. And voltaren. Will stay in the front valley today until ...

Swiss Miss, Le Châble, Switzerland travel blog

Swiss Miss

A travel blog entry by darahannah

... all the while he became enamored. I on the other hand thought nothing of it. But alas things have changed; I now like him and Carey Price sucks.This summer we have traveled to Switzerland and I of course will recount our adventures.  See you there ...

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