Sunday, April 6, 2008

Verbier High Five by Carlsberg

The 9th edition of the Verbier High Five by Carlsberg took place yesterday April 5, allowing people to compete against champions of the ski, snowboard, freeride and acrobatic ski world cups in a festive atmosphere. A selection of the best professionals were present for the 2008 edition: Daniel Albrecht, William Besse, Marco Büchel, Didier Cuche, Didier Défago, Antoine Dénériaz, Edgar Grospiron, Aksel Lund Svindal, Bertand Denervaud,Guillaume Nantermod, Xavier Jordan, Mike Aeschbach, Fränzi Aufedenblatten, Chemmy Alcott, Sylviane Berthod,
Janette Hargin, Julia Mancuso, Spela Pretnar, Claudia Riegler, Lindsey Vonn-Kildow. The event was open to skiers as well as to snowboarders, with five disciplines very different one from each other: Giant Slalom, Boarder and Skiercross, Speed Skiing, Humorous «Triathlon » and Parallel Slalom.
Around 3.30 PM prizes were distributed at the Chalet Carlsberg and everyone returned to Verbier skiing together with the athletes. The competition concluded with a gigantic after-ski at the Montfort Pub with live music and animations.