More bad news for 4 Vallées skiers

25th June 2014, by Abi Butcher

Skiers who enjoy the off-piste down the back of Mont-Fort will have to pay extra

Skiers who enjoy the off-piste down the back of Mont-Fort will have to pay extra

Verbier has confirmed that a chairlift key to the enjoyment of one of its most favoured off-piste routes will not be included in the new ski pass.

On Monday, Verbier’s lift company, Téléverbier, announced it was to split from the 4 Vallées ski area following a long-running row over money with Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon. It has instead created Grand Verbier Ski, a new lift pass ostensibly covering the Verbier area, but to include the Mont-Fort and Tortin cable cars.

Today, the Verbier tourist office has confirmed that Siviez will not be included in the Grand Verbier Ski pass. This means the Tortin chairlift — pivotal for off-piste skiers and snowboarders wishing to go off the back side of Mont-Fort — will be out of bounds and incur an extra charge for Verbier skiers. The news also means that skiers in Nendaz will be unable to access any of Verbier’s ski terrain without buying an extra pass.

The 4 Vallées ski area was formed in 2006 and was until last year marketed as having 412km of pistes. The news of its break up is seen as a huge backwards step for the premier Swiss resort and has been has been greeted with dismay by skiers and snowboarders who return year after year to enjoy Verbier’s famous off-piste and itinerary ski routes.



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