Bramble Ski and Haute Montagne would like to wish all of our guests past and present a very happy new year! Whether you spent the holidays in beautiful snow-capped mountains, or on a beach under swaying palm trees, or whether you simply indulged in the comfort of home and family, we hope the festive period has been truly splendid.
Here in Verbier, we have been making the most of a rather snow-poor Christmas period. Cool temperatures have allowed the snowmaking machines to produce a lot of snow and coverage and conditions have been remarkably good. Ample sunshine has kept resort guests basking on sunny decks, indulging in delicious mountain cuisine and drinks, and Verbier’s fabulous nightlife has ensured that the festive spirit never sleeps!
With the new year now upon us, what better way to get rolling than with a rundown of the exciting events lined up in Verbier this year? Year on year, new items are added to the calendar and the ski resort is increasingly vibrant year round, so read more about the wonderful events taking place and choose which time of year you should visit Verbier.
Every day until April 9th
Get your groove on with some fantastic live music and entertainment at the Farinet Après Ski. There is live music here every night of the season and the party spirit is second-to-none. You can view the line-up here.
Starting 16th January
The Verbier Qualifier Week offers amateur riders the chance to compete in as many events as they like for the Freeride World ranking and seeding list. Competitions will take place in areas such as Verbier, Bruson, La Tzoumaz, and Vichères.
The freeride ski and snowboard competition is a prerequisite for participants wanting to qualify for the World Tour. With after parties, live music, movie screenings, and concerts, the atmosphere is sure to be electric.
Fun for everyone (children and adults), this ski touring race begins in Lourtier and ends on Mount Rogneux. Teams of two can compete in three different races. Registration is now open.
The largest inter-resort moguls contest, the Boss des Bosses Moguls Contest brings together skiing, snowboarding, and telemarking with some of the finest mogul skiers across the alpine resorts. Originally held in Chamonix in 1990 to settle a dispute between two friends as to whether Chamonix or Val d’Isère had the best skiers, it quickly grew to include Zermatt, Verbier, Méribel and Courchevel. This year, Verbier is delighted to bring the event to its slopes.
Celebrate the luck of the Irish in Verbier. With plenty of bars and clubs offering a place to party, you won’t be at a loose end. You may even find yourself a pint of green beer! If not, there’ll be plenty of green shots.
The final leg of the Freeride World Tour, Verbier will play host to the winners of this internationally-acclaimed event this week. A spectacle of freeride skill not to be missed on the awe-inspiring Bec-des-Rosses.
22nd to 23rd April
A highlight in the Valaisan calendar, this is an annual battle to determine which cow is queen! The local breed of cow, the Herén, are naturally matriarchal, and here their impressive fighting skills are put to the test in this two-day competition that takes place in Le Châble.
A variety of ski and snowboard competitions – giant slalom, flying kilometre, ski cross, and trampoline (to name but a few) – make this event truly unmissable. This is the perfect opportunity for professional athletes across all five disciplines to compete. It’s also a great day out to spend with family and friends.
18th July to 6th August
The sounds of masterful symphonies and world-famous classical composers set against a striking mountain panorama make this event truly remarkable. Verbier Festival showcases musicians and aspiring artists from all over the world. With many events taking place over 11 days, there’s a wide range of musical acts to choose from.
Since 1891, this time of the year has marked the annual Swiss National Day celebrations – and Verbier puts on a spectacular show. With fireworks, barbeques, and a live concert, this special day is guaranteed to be full of fun.
17th to 27th August
This competition brings together professional horse riders from over 20 different countries. Taking place in the Perrin car park by the Sports Centre, the event is spread over five days and is regarded as one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions in the Alps.
23rd to 24th September
Each year, the village of Le Châble hosts a raclette festival where all the local cheese producers gather to sell their raclette, each with their own distinct flavour. Soak up the convivial atmosphere of village life as well as ample fendant, music and cheese, cheese, cheese!
Find out more about the incredibly successful Raclette Festival in our blog post!
TBC in October
This ancient festival celebrates the change of season as the Herén cows are led down from the Alpage where they have spent the summer months. The much-loved cows are adorned with floral headdresses making it a unique and charming spectacle, accompanied of course by raclette and fendant.
Read more about the spectacular Désalpe festival here.
TBC Early December
An electronic music festival that cannot be beaten for its outstanding location. High up in the mountains, revellers dance within a glass dome as one renowned DJ after another takes to the stage. There are also numerous smaller venues around Verbier from where to enjoy this dynamic event.
We are dedicated to ensuring our guests have the most memorable and magical Christmas in all our beautiful chalets and apartments and, what’s more, we tailor-make the festivities to meet our clients’ needs. Why not consider spending your next Christmas with us in Verbier or in one of the other first-class resorts in which we operate?
Without a doubt, Verbier is the place to be for new year celebrations, whether it means partying on the Place Centrale or staying in for the night in one of our luxury chalets to enjoy an evening of culinary spoiling with attention paid to every detail, making it a night to remember.
With a wealth of activities taking place in Verbier over the coming year, 2017 is setting up to be a fantastic year. Get in touch with Bramble Ski to find out more about our luxury chalets in Verbier and be a part of all that makes it the most vibrant, eclectic ski resort in the Alps.
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