This summer, Verbier’s Val de Bagnes Tourist Office in Switzerland is shaking things up by adding a whole new dimension of activities for visitors to its diverse portfolio. The new Verbier Infinite Playground Pass (or VIP Pass) opens up endless exciting possibilities for all guests.
Until 29 October, the new VIP Pass is offered to visitors staying a minimum of one night in the region of Verbier (and paying the tourist tax). Why? Because every guest should be treated like a VIP.
This pass gives privileged access throughout the resort and surrounding areas, with many activities that are free or at reduced prices.
It will help solo travelers, couples, groups of friends and families see the region in a new light, whether they’re aspiring adventurers, thrill seekers or after authentic experiences.
With this “unlimited” offer, the region is differentiating itself from competitors who provide the same type of card.
Joël Sciboz, manager of the Verbier/Val de Bagnes Tourist Office says: “The new VIP Pass allows guests to visit one of the resort’s main attractions free of charge: the spectacular summit of Mont-Fort Other services will be added at a later stage, which means this pass will provide even more added-value,”
Eloi Rossier, the president of the municipality says : “Our valley has many attractions – from the summit of Mont-Fort to the Mauvoisin dam – which we must highlight. This pass offers everyone free mobility.”
For more information about this new pass is available at www.verbier.ch/vip-pass.
List of benefits offered by the Verbier Infinite Playground Pass for the summer 2017:
- Mountain lifts that are open:
- Free for pedestrians
- A 20% reduction on the daily rate for mountain bikers
- Post buses within the municipality of Bagnes: Le Châble – Verbier / Le Châble – Bruson / Le Châble – Mauvoisin / Lourtier – Sarreyer
- The sports centre for the outside swimming pool (summer 2017) as well as the ice rink, the Museum of Bagnes and its Maisons du Patrimoine.
- Activities laid on by the Verbier/Val de Bagnes Tourist Office:
- Free: Brunch on a mountain pasture of Sery / Visit to the dairy at the Mille mountain pasture / Guided visit around Verbier-Village / Activities at the Vollèges mountain pastures
- 50% off: Via Ferrata / Horse Riding
- Buy one get one free! Buy one ticket and get one free for 12 major concerts in the Salle des Combins and all the 5pm concerts at the Eglise de Verbier.
There are also partners offering free or reduced-price activities in the region from the start of the summer season.
Examples of a day with the Verbier Infinite Playground Pass:
09.00 What better way to get the day off to a great start than by heading for the heights? The Verbier Infinite Playground Pass lets you travel for free by cable car up to the highest point in the region: Mont Fort (3,330m).
10.00 Once at the top, you can admire the breathtaking panorama that takes in the most stunning peaks at 4,000 m, such as Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Grand Combin – to name a few of the legendary summits.
11.00 Invigorated by this inspiring vantage point, set off on a pleasant walk along the Bisse du Levron. During the hike, take time to admire the 3D Sculpture Park many of which were created by William Besse, a former ski champion.
12.30 After passing the halfway mark, Les Planards is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat in one of the welcoming restaurants.
17.30 Once back in Verbier, make your way to the Tourist Office, where a guided tour of the old village begins. This walk through history ends with a tasting of several delicious local products.
|What you save thanks to the VIP Pass:
(based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children):
Mountain lifts day ticket:
Tour of Verbier Village:
08.30 After a hearty breakfast, make your way to the Tourist Office for the organised transfer by coach to Mauvoisin. Starting from La Madzeria, tackle the via ferrata – a cross between hiking and climbing that is becoming increasingly popular. You’ll encounter a succession of rope bridges, carved steps and ladders on this lofty route along the rock face high above the river Dranse.
13.00 On your return to Verbier, following this adrenaline-fuelled morning, you can look forward to a well-earned meal in a restaurant or perhaps a delicious picnic comprising local products.
14.30 After this breather, the next adrenaline kick awaits: on a downhill mountain bike trail. You’ll be accompanied by a specialist instructor, so even newcomers can give it a go.
17.30 Settle down on a terrace or by the side of the outdoor pool at the Sports Centre and enjoy some warming rays of sunshine at the end of the afternoon.
|What you save thanks to the VIP Pass:
(based on 2 adults):
Via ferrata activity:
Mountain lifts Bikepark Day Ticket:
Swimming pool at Sports Centre:
More information about this new pass is available at www.verbier.ch/vip-pass.