Summer is almost here and the preparations to get the Verbier centre sportif ready for 8th of June 2013 are well underway. Yes the outdoor pool will be open on the 8th June, and the ice rink “should” be ready as well.
Ice Karting – We will open again for extreme Ice karting (after its annual clean (defrost)) on the 8-9th June. (The ice rink is having new lights fitted). Bookings will be by pre reservation again.
Ice hockey guys check with reception before you head on down to the ice rink, as there are bookings allready (Ice hockey, Ice karting and the annual summer Hockey camps start in the first week of July).
If you fancy a blast on the extreme ice karts please contact us 24 hours in advance as we have to reserve the ice.
Tennis - The Verbier tennis courts are open but book in advance as there are 3 less tennis courts this year
Looking for something to do this weekend in the Valais??
Why not pop down to Chabais and watch the 9 times world rally champion Sébastien LOEB racing his Citroën DS3 WRC against some of the local rally drivers Florian Gonon in a RS Escort, Mike Coppens and Christophe Roux DS3, Phillipe and Mélanie Roux Citroën Xsara WRC.
The end of the season approaches here in Verbier, but one of the best days out is the annual trip to the cow fighting down is Orsieres.
Now don’t worry this is not man vs cow, this is cow vs cow (no knives, no horses, no hair pulling) . And as this is a Swiss event there are more wine stalls, cheese stands than cows, all at valais prices!
Now to get there….
Option 1 Cable car to Le Chable – Train to Orsieres (ok you change at Sembrancher), but time the trip back if you want the last cable car back to Verbier (or jump on the bus from Le Chable to Verbier)
Option 2 Get a group together phone MayTaxi….
Option 3 Drive to Orsieres – Down the hill to Sembrancher, turn left as if you are going to the Grand St Bernard, after 15 minutes turn off to Orsieres. (but remember this is a Swiss day out slugging wine and cheese).
Verbier’s Phillipe Roux sports team night out ice karting with Karting Extreme Verbier.
The guys and girls from Phillipe Roux Sports booked their end of season fun with Karting Extreme Verbier. Now, this was always going to be a competitive night, with some of the local rally/ski champions working with Philliple Roux Sports.
Equipe Philippe Roux Sports Verbier Kart sur glace a Karting Extreme Verbier
Hot favourite to win the night’s racing was Phillipe Roux and his co pilot Mélanie Roux, or Mike Coppens sand his co pilot Christophe Roux (Normally found racing a Citroen DS3), and yes I had to have a race with them…
Mike Coppens drifting the inside line!
(above) Mélanie Roux drifting around the ice track in Verbier.
With the practise session over, it was going to be a close race between Phillipe and Mike, but the seasoned rally driver Phillipe Roux set the fastest lap of the night, much to Mike’s frustration. Phillipe did a 20.020 lap and somehow didn’t spin during any of the races (watch the video below to see the race action).
The lap record for the Ice rink is help by Florian Gonon with a time of 19.20…
Citroen’s World Rally Champion Sebastian Loeb made a visit to Karting Extreme Verbier.
Half term in Verbier and we have a very special WRC World champion racing in Verbier St Bernard, yes that’s the 9 times WRC World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb fresh from rally Sweden.
Now that’s not something you get to see every day, a multiple World Rally Champion racing our Extreme ice karts with friends here in Verbier….
The Verbier ice kart race night started with the normal practise session in our Extreme Ice karts, followed by a few races for the group, in the dark!!!
Sebastian Loeb is the one on top of our 4 meter high banked corner (above).
We attached a Gopro to Seb’s karts so we could see up close how a WRC champion drives our ice karts at night time.
Race 1 Sebastian started from the back of the pack and worked his way through the group to win the race setting his best lap time of 21.521 (the ice was soft from all the sun so that lap time is good for the conditions). The Karting Extreme Verbier lap record is 21.420 by Kev (the owner of Karting Extreme Verbier)..The fastest public driver so far this winter is Kevin Gaudin 21.871
Race 2 Sebastian started form the front row, and soon started pulling away but a spin on the second lap on our 4 meter high banked corner cost Sebastian dearly (no super rally rules here) Seb rejoined the race in last place and started working through the pack. As the chequered flag went down Sebastian Loeb finished in second place with Sebastian’s friend taking the win.