Verbier break up the 4 Valleys
This did hit local news, and Facebook (mainly by the people who live in Verbier).
Basically half the ski area ski pass will cost you more, if you want to go and do the other half of the 4 valleys (or 2 valleys) you will have to buy another ski pass which will cost you another 61 chfs.
This week and last week the local press reported that a mediator had been appointed to try and resolve the issue!
In the end its all about money.
Allegedly ;-) the issue is with the middle of the 4 valleys (yes where the longest most painful 1912 button lifts are still in operation, and have had next to no money spent bring them upto date, but they are demanding ~14m from Verbier (backpayments). Clearley Verbier doesn't want to pay for the use of the 1912 button lifts at that price!!
So we now have Verbier Grand Ski, and the Espace My Fort
Verbier did respond to some of the criticism saying that only 5% of people in Verbier with a 4 Valleys ski pass actually use the 4 Valleys. Personally I'd like to see the data behind that clam!