Since 2010, the organization Promobike Verbier/St-Bernard, directed by Fabrice Tirefort aka "Trifon", is in charge of mountain biking development in the Verbier/St- Bernard area. It’s been a long road with many bumps and obstacles, but the MTB on offer is now better than ever.
Our guidelines never change. Our motto is quality and diversity, not quantity. Riders agree, our ever changing tracks and new concepts are improving every day. Plus, our bike park shapers are on the job 7 days a week. Last season, the bike park had 5 DH tracks (1 blue, 2 red, 1 yellow and 1 black), which were initially created between 2010 and 2011, and completed in full in 2013. Our goal to is invent new tracks, improve existing ones and offer to our riders the quality and expertise they have come to appreciate from trails in Switzerland. Verbier Bike Park continues to build it's outstanding reputation based on innovation, Swiss craftsmanship, and a never ending challenge to offer our riders “simply the best”.
In 2014, another major step will be taken with 2 new red DH trails and 21 Enduro itineraries.
New DH tracks located between 2’475m and 2’200m
At 2.1km long and dropping 307m in vertical, the new Rôdze Trail looks and feels like a real downhill BMX track. It has a total of 65 jumps, built to be accessible for all levels - 4 to 5m long with progressive landings. The scenery was not left out either, at this altitude you have a magnificent view of the Grand Combin Glacier and the famous "Dents du Midi" is on the horizon - a legend in itself. Without doubt this new track will become famous.
The other new red trail, the "Bortabitche", will be built for the 2014 season and will be a typical "Freeride" trail, with the emphasis on 'flow'. 1.3km long and dropping 227m in vertical all right below the chairlift, the trail will include 200m of northshore through a giant stone garden.
Enduro / all-mountain itinerary
The area is already well known for it's amazing trails through the different valleys of the Verbier area (remember the sequence in the Strength in Numbers movie?), but the Enduro discipline was practiced unofficially until now because of a blurred law potentially banning mountain bikes on public hiking trails. But this season the official step will be taken, with 21 enduro / all-mountain itineraries around the Valley of Bagnes now available. These trails will be authorized for mountain bikes, but we ask riders to respect the rules of conduct to keep this offer alive.
The main rules are simple: priority to hikers, do not cut between switch backs and respect the signage. To save time and energy the postal bus and the mountain lifts will be available for use. Amongst the 206 km of trails, 75km are on "single track", with the rest on 4x4 roads. In all, the region will offer you more than 826 km of mountain bike trails with 500 km cross-country, 108 km of all-mountain with the Tour of Mont Fort, 206 km enduro itineraries and 12 km of downhill tracks.
All information will be available soon on verbierbikepark.ch with details, map, etc. ... and follow us on our FB page: facebook.com/verbierbikepark/