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14 Feb, 2014

Did you know there's a ski lift in Verbier called James Blunt?

Verbier ski resort cable car

There is a ski lift at 8,858 feet that is named after the British musician who sang You're Beautiful.

So were you aware of this little factoid about the ski resort in Verbier? This and other information will be common knowledge to you if you carry out your ski instructor training in the destination.

So why has a piece of mountain infrastructure been named after the hitmaker? Well, it turns out that Blunt is a big fan of skiing and Verbier in particular.

He is among the many famous faces that like to spend a week or two at the resort during the winter months, but unlike others, he has gone a step further.

Blunt has opened a lift station, functioning as an impressive panoramic restaurant in Verbier, known as La Vache.

He joined forces with Lawrence Dallaglio of rugby fame and Carl Fogarty, the former World Superbike champion, to undertake the venture, but it is not as expensive as you may think.

Despite the amazing location of the restaurant and the world-famous names behind it, La Vache was actually created with the idea of bringing the price of a skiing holiday down in mind.

So anyone living, training and working in Verbier will be able to dine in the establishment without having to break the bank.

The trio's idea was to provide good food at decent prices to the skiers of Verbier because they themselves had ended up paying over the odds for mediocre fare.

With the likes of renowned chef Heston Blumenthal and restaurateur Rob Swayer having both been involved in the project, you can guarantee the food will hit the spot.

Homemade soup, loaded pizzas and chunky burgers are just what is needed for refuelling after a morning on the slopes and that is what you will find at La Vache.

As you set off on your skis after lunch, watch out for the famous proprietors who may well be hitting the piste surrounding their restaurant at the same time as you.

 To find out more about Verbier or how you can book a short ski break, call one of our ski experts on 023 8020 6971 or email sales@skiweekends.com.