A new trail race series, Verbier-St-Bernard started in 2008, and has proven itself to be a popular new addition to the Swiss trail running circuit. It is now part of the UTMB World Series and thus belongs to the few races that permits to collect Running Stones. It consists of four 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 is a truly remarkable race: It consists of an enormous loop through some of the most beautiful mountain terrain and villages in the Valais region, which is 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 76km, 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. The Verbier Marathon 4000 follows the second part of the 76km, passing by the Panossière glacier. The new Verbier X-Plore is a shorter run, a loop above Verbier resort offering amazing views on the Mt Blanc and Combin massifs. This well-organized weekend also includes a “Discovery Trail” run for kids around Verbier, which has a few short trail sections as well.