Kicking off the winter with a good old fashioned Valley Rally!
Last week was a very exciting one as it saw the first ES event of the season, the Verbier Valley Rally! And just what does the Valley Rally involve? We hear you ask. Well, it’s basically an orienteering competition that takes place on skis. We put checkpoints all around Verbier and the Four Vallées and teams of four had to find and ski between them as fast as possible. Each team was equipped with Flaik GPS trackers (that we use in our kids group lessons) so we could see down to a tee who skied between all the checkpoints the fastest.
We had a great turn-out of teams and everyone really got into the thick of it. There was an amazing range of costumes, from retro ski gear to double denim. So if you saw anyone dressed up tearing round the mountain in a fast but safe manner last week, it was probably one of our teams! The sun was out, everyone was having a good time and there was a competitive spirit in the air — the ideal conditions for our first event.
After the race was over it was on to Pub Mont Fort for the afterparty where we were joined by the rest of the ES team and everyone else who’d been working that day. All the teams did a great job, but it was the Damsels in Dis-dress who took home the Valley Rally trophy and some fine champagne. The ES team, dressed very sharply in double denim, came in at a close second and all took home a pair of Sungod sunglasses.
Overall, a great day was had by all. We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took time out to compete and everyone who came to the afterparty. We’d also like to say a massive thanks to Pub Mont Fort for hosting with us and to Sungod for providing the prizes. We’re really looking forward to our next event, keep your eyes peeled!