Verbier Freeride World Tour : Meet the Riders

The Freeride World Tour is a set of competition events where the best freeride skiiers and snowboarders meet. First World Tour took place in 2008. Since 2010 also a qualifying tour is staged.

Judging Criteria: Only one unique score, “the overall impression,” will determine the riders’ final score. Judges use a point system of a hundred increments from 0.0 to 10.0 to evaluate the run. The line, air & style, fluidity, control, and technique are the five judging criteria.

The 2013 Finals will run in Verbier.
Date: 23 March (first possible contest date)
Disciplines: Men’s and Women’s Ski and Snowboard
Official riders arrival date: 21 March
Last possible contest date: 31 March

Our campers present on this period (Session 8) will be very lucky. The riders will come at the campus before the competition. Our campers will meet the riders, get autographs, watch some videos and can ask all the questions they have in mind.

This will be for sure an exciting moment for all of them. Hurry to save your places to make sure your child(ren) can meet their favourite riders and register for the Session 8.

The Freeride World Tour is one of the most important event of the year in Verbier.

Discover this wonderful event with this video (Best Of):

Winter Camp Packing List

In Switzerland, the Alps climate differs significantly from season to season, from very hot during summer to very cold and snowy during winter.
Other factors that should also be considered in your plans are altitudes and geographical locations.
In the winter time, the climate in the northern part of the Alps can get very cold with temperatures going down to as low as -20 degrees Celsius or even lower.

Recommended items?

Luggage + belongings
Each student’s articles should be clearly labelled with his/her full name. A supply of extra labels is also recommended for any new purchases (sport equipments or other).

ID card / Passport
Each student has to come to the camp with an ID card or passport

Basic articles
1 suitcase per student : 2 pairs of pyjamas, 6 shirts, 6 T-shirts, 6 changes of underwear, 6 handkerchiefs, 2 bath towels (swimming-pool), leotards, sufficient socks, trousers, pants, pullovers, ski clothes, warm boots, cap, scarf, gloves, a track suit, swimsuit, tennis-shoes, training etc. ….

Toiletries including a toilet-bag, laundry bag, sun cream, sun glasses, ski glasses (goggles), slippers, dressing gown, warm anorak.



Rental of Ski Clothing
It is possible to rent ski clothing (ski pants and ski jacket NO SKI GLOVES AND NO GOGGLES) at a price of SFr. 108.- for 6 days. The kids must come with extra money of around SFr. 300.- to buy gloves and goggles).

Rental of Helmet
The wear of helmets is compulsory. It is possible to rent them at a price of SFr. 15.-. If a parent does not want that his child wears a helmet, it is on his own responsibility and we therefore ask for a written consent.

Packing Tips

Your child will be very excited to head off to camp. It’s in your best interest to help him/her pack. While he/she may be able to do this on his/her own, you will save yourself the convenience with forgotten items if you oversee the packing. But, be sure to enlist your child’s help – this a wonderful teachable moment.

  • Packing list
    Create a camp packing list using the recommended list from the camp and other necessary items that your child may need, i.e. his/her medication.
  • Try items
    Highlight all of the items on the list that you will need to purchase for your child. You will need your kid/teen to try on items that may have become too small over the past year so that you can highlight them if needed.
  • Shopping
    Before camp begin shopping for items your child needs to take to camp. Your child will always be abble to buy sports equipments and clothes in one of the many sports shops in Verbier.
  • Extra set of hygiene items
    Purchase an extra set of hygiene items so that the items can be packed and you will not have to remember the day that camp begins. For example, purchase a toothbrush and toothpaste to pack and leave their home set at home.
  • Label
    Label all of your child’s items with his/her name.
  • Plastic bags
    Pack one outfit per day in a large gallon or 2-gallon size plastic zip bag. This will keep your kid’s clothes dry and your child organized.
  • Shower kit
    Place your teen’s toiletries in a type of plastic bag kit or plastic basket that would make it easy to travel to the showers. The kit should be big enough to hold your teen’s shower shoes/flip flops.
  • Recheck
    The day before camp starts recheck the list, pack up all of the gear and close the bag.
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