5 reasons to visit Verbier in April
1. Carlsberg High Five – 07.04.18
It’s that time of year again! Just after the Easter weekend, the Carlsberg High Five is great fun and for many, a reminder that the season is coming to an end. Everybody enjoys the relaxed atmosphere whilst watching amateur and professional skiers and snowboarders speeding down the hill. With music, dancing, sunshine until late in the afternoon and the after party in town, it’s a definite date for the diary.
2. Patrouille des glaciers PDG – 17-21. 04.18
If you’ve been in Verbier over the past few weeks, maybe you’ll have noticed the Lycra-clad people running up the mountains and overheard them discussing how many kilometres they’ve done over the weekend; these are the guys getting ready for the Patrouille des glaciers. It’s a renowned ski touring race, originally for the Swiss army and still organized by them today. The race starts in Zermatt and ends in Verbier, a punishing 53km of lots of up and lots of down. The event takes place every two years and we love watching the race (particularly from the Fer à Cheval terrace!) Bon courage to everyone taking part, especially to our English teacher, Mr Wayne!
3. Combat des Reines – 21-22.04.18
We live in a beautiful place where cows are Queens! Apart from the Raclette (Cheese) Party in September, this event is one of the favourites! It symbolises the end of winter in the valley with all the locals coming together and celebrating as their cows leave their sheds and head up into the mountains for the summer. Find out more in another blog post about this event in mid April, but don’t forget to save the date! 😀
4. Closing of Fer à Cheval – 22.4.18
There are so many closing parties in Verbier towards the end of the season, it’s possible to do one every day for about two weeks! But our all-time favourite is definitely the closing of the Fer à Cheval…it’s legendary!
5. Relaxing on sunny terraces
As the town gets quieter, the sunny evenings get longer and it’s the perfect time to enjoy Verbier’s sunny terraces, catch up with friends and enjoy a nice glass of chilled white wine.