By June 30, agreements will no longer govern the relationship between the four Swiss ski resorts of Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon that made up the “4 Vallées” since 1976. These four areas are not able to find an agreement for next winter.
Consequently Verbier removes its 4 Valleys products of its list and adjusts its communication, choosing to go it alone. “Great Ski Verbier” now includes the Mont-Fort, Medrano, Savoleyres and Bruson, and will be sold at 71 francs a day, one more franc than what the 4 Vallées pass was worth up until today but with much less trails than before. The product “4 Vallées” – the largest connected ski area of Switzerland, and among the largest in Europe – has disappeared from the list.
Skiers from Verbier will no longer get access to other areas, and vice versa. The result is the same on other areas where connections are removed. The last agreement between the four companies was enforced since 2006 with an effect from 30 June 2014. Distribution of revenues from Thyon 2000 was the main dispute.
By the time snow starts falling next fall, a turnaround is still not excluded.