If you’ve read your copies of Verbier Life over the years, you should be able to answer the 20 questions below – without the help of Google. See who amongst you and your friends has the best local knowledge! 

  1. Which Swiss female skier won the Verbier Xtreme in 2019?


  1. Who is the director of the Tourist Board?


  1. What’s the name of the blue flower that gives its name to one of our mountain passes?


  1. Which year was the first ‘Verbier Xtreme’?


  1. Which year was the Mont-Fort lift competed?


  1. What is the name of the local cow breed?


  1. Which two French snowboarding brothers have both won the Freeride World Tour title?


  1. Which English singer has a lift named after him?


  1. How many km is the 4 Vallées ski area?


  1. What is the meaning of ‘I na’ the local patois (dialect)?


  1. What type of creature is an ‘Alpine accentor’?


  1. You have skied down the Col des Mines, but do you know what was mined there?


  1. What is the name of the nursery slope in the centre of Verbier?


  1. The Vieux Bisse that you walk along in summer was man-made in which century?


  1. What is the French name of the Greppon Blanc intinerary known as ‘Mash’?


  1. What’s the name of the bus stop at the end of ‘Mash’?


  1. Which famous Swiss skier was named ‘Freeride Skier of the century’?


  1. What is the name of the famous avalanche rescue dog that the St Bernard dog foundation is named after?


  1. What was the name of the building replaced by Hotel Cordée?


  1. What is the name of the rocky outcrop overlooking Verbier just below Savoleyres?

1.Elisabeth Gerritzen

2.Simon Wiget




6. Herens

7. Xavier and Victor De Le Rue

8. James Blunt

9. 410km

10. Snow

11. Bird

12. Lead/Silver

13. Les Moulins

14. C15th

15. L’Étygeon

16. Prapperot

17. Dominique Perret

18. Barry

19. Alba

20. La Tournelle