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Decade: 1970

Jeannie Righton, sister of Maggie & Austen, died tragically early aged 67 following a massive stroke in South Africa on Tuesday April 13 2024. South Africa was her happy place and luckily it was quick. She first came to Verbier in 1975 to work as a chalet girl for Chris […]
Ulf looked in his archive and found some B/W from the 70s Verbier profiles, Marcus Bratter, Kevin and Marko Shapiro
1972-73 that’s me….outside our chalet at that time “Le Savoyard”…near Savoleyres
This is a shot from Marko Shapiro of the Volvo Ski Show finally jump at Les Ruinettes….around 1979. Featuring Walt Hiltner, Mike McIntyre, Mike Godfrey, Kerri Ballard, Freddy Wirth, Fredrick Andersson.
Glen’s 1970s photos of those wild times in Verbier – the start of the freeride movement
A bunch of Marko’s portraits he found hidden away!
“C’est maintenant ma 50e année dans le Verbier Valee du Bagnes. De tous les emplois que j’avais avant que la photographie ne devienne ma passion et ma profession, DJ au Farm Club pendant l’hiver 1974/75 était probablement le plus intéressant. Après mon passage là-bas, le Farm Club a embauché des […]
HP Gubler kindly provided these photos of the early days of Ski Service from 1972-78. 2022 is their 50th anniversary!
Interview with Gert (“Gerre”) Petterson, a well known member of the Swedish community in Verbier. Gerre first came to Verbier in 1974. Over about 40 minutes he tells his story, how he worked at any job to begin with then joined Sportresor and never looked back. He now lives in […]
Lindsay first came to Verbier in 1971 to work for Murison Small as a chalet host. She returned in the early 80s and has been in Verbier ever since. She is a serious botanist, has done a myriad of jobs – research assistant, cooking, hosting, ski instructor etc – and […]
We think this is a postcard of a photo taken by Michel Darbellay of Dale Anderson skiing
Cartoon of Francis de La Luge a much loved bar & restaurant
Lesley Taylor (now Lyons) worked several seasons for Ski Jeannie first in Verbier then Andorra. Her photos illustrate a chalet girl’s life
A place to put memories & photos of the Pub and Club Mark Warner

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