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VERBIER…WHAT AN AMAZING PLACE!
THINGS TO DO IN VERBIERThis beautiful Alpine resort is like something out of a fairy tale and even in the height of summer, Verbier is surrounded by towering snow-capped summits. Verbier-Summits is located in the stunning Verbier valley, deep in the heart of the Swiss Alps. As well as paragliding there are endless activities to enjoy here, including the mountain biking, horse riding, hiking, climbing, 18-hole Golf course, tennis, mountain trails, quad biking and more…
CLIMATE AND TERRAINIn 2003, a dream came true for us when we opened our own paragliding school in our favorite place in the world, the Swiss Alps. Our philosophy when founding Verbier Summits was to create the best place in the world to learn to paraglide, with the safest teaching practices, in the most beautiful environment and with the best team of instructors possible. Almost 15 years later, I believe that we still meet that brief! Mike and I have almost 20 years of Alpine experience and over 12,000 hours airtime each.
A COMPLETE HOLIDAY PACKAGE
Here at Verbier-Summits, we feel that it is important during your holiday that not only the flying is memorable but also your vacation as a whole and that is why we provide beautiful and comfortable accommodation.
During your paragliding vacation here in the Alps, you can relax after a long day of flying in our homely lodgings. We realise the importance of not just good flying but also a beautiful place to stay and a good night’s sleep, after all let’s not forget that you’re on holiday!
HOW TO GET HEREThe closest airport to fly to is Geneva. Easy Jet is usually the cheapest flights to Geneva from most European cities and Continental from the States. The train station is located within the airport and you will need to get the train that goes to Brig, getting off at a town called Martigny. From Martigny, you will need to jump on a small mountain train to a Le Châble, situated at the foot of the mountain below Verbier. We have located just a 2-minute walk from the Le Châble train station.
DRIVING TO LE CHABLEIf you are driving here or hiring a car from the airport, you will need to take the motorway towards Lausanne. At Lausanne stay left as the motorway splits in two, heading towards St Bernard. Just after Martigny, you will need to exit the motorway, (Le Châble and Verbier are signposted from here on). From Martigny, it’s an easy 15-minute drive to Le Châble and your accommodation at La Ruinette which is just on your left as you enter the village.
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RUINETTES MEETING POINT
Verbier-Summits is certified & approved BHPA school located in Switzerland. Switzerland has the highest standard of teaching regulations in the World regulated by the Federal Civil Aviation Authorities, OFAC. Verbier-Summits is the only BHPA school in the world to also be regulated by OFAC. The Chief Flying Instructor at Verbier-Summits is trained and qualified to teach by:OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS: