Verbier Ski Holidays
Switzerland

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Verbier is a pretty and lively resort in the 4 Valleys ski area, widely considered one of Switzerland’s finest ski destinations. Outside Verbier, villages and hamlets such as Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Les Masses, Savoleyres, Bruson and Siviez make up the rest of the sprawling 4 Valleys.

With an attractive town centre, lively nightlife and top ski schools, Verbier enjoys broad appeal. That said, it has a reputation for luxury and is home to some of Europe’s most impressive 5* and 6* chalets. The resort sits at a base-altitude of 1,500m, with slopes running up to over 3,300m. Visitors to Verbier can typically enjoy good snow coverage from the season’s opening in December all the way through to the end of April.

Verbier is not a particularly learner-friendly resort by reputation, and offers little in the way of nursery slopes or beginner-friendly pistes compared to many other resorts of its size. It caters best for developing intermediates and advanced skiers keen to push themselves on-piste and perhaps explore the exciting off-piste terrain.

The best of the intermediate runs can be found on the Savoleyres side of the mountain, where sweeping, broad pistes slope down through open powder fields. Access to the rest of the 4 Valleys ski area is quite easy for intermediates and above, but the links over to the far side are a little antiquated and drag lifts prevail. When new snow falls or bad weather descends, those in the know tend to head over to Bruson — a well-linked and forested area in the Val de Bagnes where the powder stays fresher for longer.

Notwithstanding the slight lack of broad beginner terrain, Verbier is a reasonably family-friendly resort. There’s plenty to do away from the slopes to keep the kids entertained, but it’s worth bearing in mind this is quite a spread-out town, so you need to think carefully about location.

If you’re coming to Verbier in search of après ski, you won’t be disappointed. Verbier is home to a huge range of bars, cafes and clubs where the action keeps going till the wee hours. Live music is popular in diverse bars across the resort, and there are some pretty stylish cocktail bars if you’re looking for a classier evening.

Verbier’s snowpark is located in the La Chaux sector. Skiers and boarders can test themselves against a wide range of kickers, boxes, rails and more, with routes of varying difficulty levels to suit freestylers of all abilities. Across the piste map, Verbier and surrounding villages offer access to over 400kms of groomed runs. For powder-seekers, there are marked itinerary routes allowing skiers to explore some of the impressive off-piste terrain for which Verbier is famous.

Skiers hitting the slopes in the morning can choose from three main lifts; Medran, Savoleyres and La Combe. Medran is the ski school meeting point and the biggest of all the lifts, so it does get busy. The resort is quite spread out, but the bus service for ski lift access is excellent and many chalets offer a driver service to their guests.

Verbier is located approximately 2 hours’ drive from Geneva Airport, making it a good resort choice for a weekend break. Getting to Verbier is incredibly easy from Geneva — either by transfer bus, car rental or train.

Verbier’s après-ski scene is lively and diverse, with a whole host of bars welcoming thirsty skiers off the slopes each afternoon. For live bands and vibrant après ski, bars such as Farinet and Pub Mont Fort are regular favourites. For something a little more stylish, Le Rouge offers a more upmarket après ski experience — and really good food, too — yet remains buzzing and lively.

If you’re in resort and in search of a good bar, try Farinet, Pub Montfort, T-bar, Nevai, 1936, The Loft, Le Rouge bar, Milk bar or Big Ben. The many bars and clubs here have given Verbier a reputation for partying, and the nightlife is big!

Away from the pistes, there are some excellent non-ski facilities to enjoy in Verbier. The sports centre offers leisure pool, sauna, solarium, climbing wall, tennis, squash and ice rink. You can also engage in a wide variety of adrenaline-fuelled activities in the great outdoors; dog sledding, hang-gliding, tobogganing and hiking to name but four.

If you’re looking for a little light retail therapy, Verbier is home to a dazzling array of shops and boutiques. You can browse stylish fashion retailers with luxury brands, pick up gifts and souvenirs for friends back home and tempt yourself with the resort’s fine selection of high-end jewellers.

Sport & Leisure Centre

Rue de la Piscine

Verbier

+41 27 771 66 01

Dog Sledding

Les Ruinettes

Verbier

+41 79 270 7624

Hang gliding

Route de Verbier Station 23

Banges

Verbier

+41 27 771 68 18

The mountain restaurants in Verbier are widely considered among the best in Switzerland, but prices are very high. Those in town are also quite expensive, but you can get value for money in restaurants such as Al Capone and the Fer a Cheval.



Good for Couples

La Vache

On Piste Restaurant

Verbier

+41 27 771 3291

Good for Couples

Nomad

Place Centrale 6

Verbier

+41 27 565 65 92

Good for Couples

Le Carrefour

Route du Golf 95

Banges

Verbier

+41 27 771 55 55

Good for Family

Chez Danny

Hameau de Clambin 10

Banges

Verbier

+41 27 771 25 24

Good for Family

Fer a Cheval

Rue de Médran 18

Banges

Verbier

+41 27 771 26 69

Good for Friends

Le Rouge

Rue de Ransou 37

Verbier

+41 27 771 80 00

Good for Friends

Chalet Carlsberg

On Piste Restaurant

Verbier

+41 27 775 26 73

Good for Friends

Fer a Cheval

Rue de Médran 18

Banges

Verbier

+41 27 771 26 69

Parents with children can arrange childcare with private nannies in resort or perhaps consider the resort’s local crèche — Les Schtroumpfs — which accepts children from 3 months of age. (+41 (0)27 771 65 85.)

The resort’s ski schools generally accept children aged four years plus. One of the biggest of these, the Swiss Ski School, runs a Kids’ Club for children aged 3 to 6. With its own magic carpet and button lifts, plus a full complement of toys and games on hand, parents can rest easy knowing the kids are in good care. Morning sessions run from 9am till 12pm, and afternoon sessions run from 1.30pm till 4.30pm. If you book your child in for the full day, a supervised hot lunch is included.

Ski chalets in Verbier


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RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    1500m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    16km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3330m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    95

  • TOTAL PISTE

    412km



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