A new trail race series, Verbier-St. Bernard was started in 2008, and has proven itself to be a popular new addition to the Swiss trail running circuit. It now consists of three different events, using the famous resort village of Verbier as the finish point for all events. X-Alpine, the longest race, also starts in Verbier and can be run as a 2-person relay. X-Alpine is truly a remarkable race, consisting of an enormous loop through some of the most beautiful mountain terrain and villages in Valais, on the border with Italy. The race passes by a number of alpine huts, through the villages of Champex, La Fouly and Bourg St. Pierre, as well as the historic monastery at St. Bernard Pass. The X-Traversée, at 73 km, is a very popular distance, which starts in La Fouly and follows the X-Alpine route to Verbier, passing through wild alpine pastures, high cols, mountain huts and the Col St. Bernard. Liddes-Verbier is a shorter run, using the end of the TVBS route, and finishing with all the other races, in Verbier. The well-organized weekend includes a “Discovery Trail” run for kids, around Verbier and has a few, short trail sections, as well.