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 now 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 73km, 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. A new Verbier Marathon follows the second part of the 73km, passing by the Panossière glacier. This well-organized weekend also includes a “Discovery Trail” run for kids around Verbier, which has a few short trail sections as well.