Located close to Geneva and boasting over 400kms of piste to explore, some of the best nightlife in the Alps, amazing lift served off piste and a wonderful range of stunningly beautiful chalets, Verbier has a great deal to offer!
The town itself is a little spread out but most of the action revolves around the main square, the Place Centrale, and the road to the Medran gondola. Contrary to popular knowledge Verbier has three main lift stations, not just Medran, with Savoleyres offering access to superb intermediate skiing and the relatively new La Combe chairlift taking skiers higher up towards the Ruinettes area.
The skiing is mainly catered towards developing intermediates and advanced skiers, with few blue runs and fairly uninspiring nursery slopes. High quality and easily accessible off-piste gives relative beginners the chance to enjoy good powder skiing, and those who want to ski trickier pistes find plenty of options in Verbier and the surrounding slopes of the mighty 4 Valleys ski area.
Apres ski is one of the main reasons to come to Verbier and there is a good number of superb bars. Le Rouge and Fer a Cheval tend to attract a slightly older clientele whereas the youngsters congregate in the legendary Farinet après bar and the Pub Mont Fort. Later on in the evening, the Farinet Lounge Bar and Coup d’etat often bring in the celebrities before they head to the Farm Club.
Getting to Verbier is quite easy from Geneva – around 1hour 45 minutes in a car or 2 hours in a coach/minibus. You can also use the excellent Swiss rail network to access Le Chable, and take the gondola lift from there right into the heart of the town.
*If you wish to book a 2013 ski holiday in Verbier, information & availability is displayed on the accommodation pages below.