Verbier Ski Holidays
Switzerland

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Description

Verbier is the main resort in the 4 Valleys which is Switzerland’s largest ski area covering 410km of piste connected by 93 lifts. The neighbouring resorts in the 4 Valleys are Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon.  Located 2 hours from Geneva (only 50 minutes from Sion!), Verbier is easily accessible and a popular choice for a short weekend ski break.

Verbier offers high altitude skiing from 1500m-3300m with some of the world’s best off piste and challenging slopes, all connect by an excellent lift system. The resort is south facing so virtually the whole ski area enjoys sunshine throughout the day although the lower slopes do deteriorate quickly and can get slushy by the end of the day.

Verbier is one of the world’s most beautiful and prestigious resorts with an abundance of luxury accommodation, bars and restaurants. A popular spot for the rich and famous, the resort has some of the most spectacular chalets in the world and arguably the best après ski and nightlife in Switzerland. This does come with a price tag and Verbier is one of the most expensive resorts to visit,  however better value accommodation can be found in the outlying villages of Nendaz, La Chable and La Tzmoumas which are all connected to the main ski area making the resort accessible for everyone to enjoy!


Getting There

If you are not taking a package with travel included then you will need to think about the best way for you to get to resort.

Fly

The most common way to get to resort is to fly. There are 3 local airports to Verbier:

Sion – 53Km – 0h47m
Geneva – 161km – 1h50
Zurich – 282km – 3h

Geneva is the largest airport near Verbier and is well connected from most UK and European cities. Sion airport is the closest with the shortest transfer time but the airport is very small and can only handle a small volume of flights (around 4 per week).

Transfers from the airport

There are several companies who offer shared and private transfers to get you to and from the airport and resort. It is recommended to check transfer arrangements before booking flights especially if you want a shared transfer as these are less regular and you don’t want to be waiting around for hours at the airport.

Alpy Bus provides shared and private transfers from Geneva to Verbier.

Alpine Xpress provide shares buses between Geneva and Verbier daily.

GVA Transfers specialise in private transfers from Geneva airport.

Mountain Drop Offs provides transfers from Geneva to Verbier.

Ski Lifts have been awarded the world best ski transfer operator in the world ski awards. They provide private and shared transfers.

Train

If you are planning on getting the train to Verbier, then you can take the Eurostar to Paris, then Pari to Lausanne on TGV, Lausanne to Martigny on regional train and Martigny to Le Chable (Verbier’s closest station) on regional train. They are all high speed trains so the total journey time isn’t too long. The Eurostar to Paris is approximately 2h15 then it’s a further 5-6 hours to get to Le Chable. It is worth checking times and transfers for each leg of the journey allowing yourself enough time to make each connection.

Drive

Many people will opt to drive out to resort. It can be a good way to ensure that you can take as much luggage as you can fit in your car and gives you more flexibility when you get to resort if you wanted to explore neighbouring towns, villages or resorts.

If you are travelling from the UK, you can either take the channel runnel or the ferry. The euro tunnel departs approximately every 15 minutes from Folkestone and takes 35 minutes. Prices start from £90 each way. You can book your crossing online at - https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/home/.

The ferry runs from both Hull to Zeebruge or Dover to Calais with P&O ferries - http://www.poferries.com/en/portal.  The Hull ferry runs daily overnight arriving in Zeebrugge at 0845am. The Dover to Calais service operates up to 23 times a day and takes 90 minutes.

France has a network of toll-paying motorways that span the length of the country. Motorist will pay for the sections of the road they use, collecting a ticket from an automatic dispenser when they enter a section and paying at one of the toll booths at the other end. The amount you pay will depend on the type of vehicle and distance travelled.

In Switzerland, it is compulsory to have a Vignettes when driving on all national class 1 and 2 roads. This a sticker that is placed on the front windscreen to prove that you have paid the applicable road tax. Vignettes can be purchased from any of the border points and you will be stopped from entering Switzerland unless you buy one. The vignette is valid from 1 December of the preceding year until 31 January of the following year. The price does not include driving through the following tunnels: Grand St. Berhard Tunnel and Munt la Schera. A special toll must be paid here.


When to Go


Where to Stay

There are 5 areas in Verbier – Medran, Place Centrale,Hameau & Carrefour, Centre Sportif, Savoleyres

Medran

The Medran is the main epicentre of resort and is where the main lift station is. There is very little accommodation at the Medran as it is mainly shops and the queues for the lifts can get quite long on peak dates.

Place Centrale


Place Centrale is where most of the bars and restaurants are. The area is centrally located and close to the Medran lifts. There is plenty of good apartment accommodation here but it can get noisy and there are very few standalone chalets.

Hameau & Carrefour

Hameau & Carrefour is home to some seriously luxury accommodation as well as some ski in/ski out chalets. Le Rouge is a great spot for apres, and it is a 10 minute walk to the centre and bars.

Centre Sportif

Centre Sportif is where the sports centre, ice rink, swimming pool, ice karting etc all are. You will find some great value accommodation here but it is not close to the slopes and approximately 15 minutes’ walk to the centre and bars.

Savoleyres

Savoleyres is located up the hill from the resort so staying here offers good views. There are a few affordable chalets here and a lift to some really cruisy runs however it is approximately 10/15 minute walk to the centre and the slopes are not well linked with the rest of the ski area.



Getting around

Verbier is a relatively compact resort so it is not too far to walk around however there are buses available.

Verbier has three free bus services that run from the Carrefour down into Verbier village. The buses run every 5-10 minutes from 0800-1800. Line 1 takes you to Carrefour, Line 2 takes you to Hameau (les esserts), Line 3 takes you to Patier and Verbier Village.  All lines run through the supermarket stop (Migros), Ermitage car park in Place Centrale, Medran lift station and Savoleyres lift station.

The first bus to Le Chable (a quieter family friendly resort in the Verbier Valley) is at 0630 and runs every hour till 0030 with a few gaps in between.  On Sundays, the first bus is at 0745. There is also a cable car linking the two resorts which operates from 0700 to 1930.


Apres

Pub Mont Fort is one of Verbier’s original bars, they have been serving great beers, wines, shakers and shots since 1977. The bar serves good food and is a popular spot with seasonnaires.

The Farm Club  is one of the oldest nightclubs in Alps, and the most iconic in Verbier.  The club offers a unique mix of glamour and good times.

Farinet was voted ‘Best Apres Ski Bar Worldwide’ in 2004 and it continues to be a top spot amongst, seasonnaires, locals and holidaymakers.

Le Rouge is a restaurant and club located on the piste. The bar has a large outdoor terrace which is a perfect spot for après ski.

T Bar is a popular après ski bar in the centre of Verbier.

Twin Peaks is a night club and bar with all female staff – Cayote Ugly Style! The bar runs fun party and themed nights with resident and guest DJs playing everything from disco classics to deep house.

The Loft is a popular spot with seasonnaires and locals. The bar has a relaxed atmosphere and is a top spot for après ski.

Bar 1936 is the best après ski bar located between Les Ruinettes and Verbier.


Eating out

Chez Dany is a mountain restaurant open in winter and summer. The restaurant serves local specialities with contemporary touches and is a great spot for families.

Offshore Cafe
is a surf themed cafe and restaurant serving fresh food from 8am till 8pm. Offshore is a popular spot with locals and tourists alike.

La Table d’Adrien
has a Michelin star and serves fine cuisine in the heart of Verbier. All dishes combine innovation, elegance and style, inspired by French, Swiss and Italian cuisine.  

La Vache was originally created by James Blunt, The Farinet hotel and the Sarbach brothers who aimed to create a fabulous mountain restaurant in a great location with stunning panoramic views.

Pub Montfort food in particular the good value burgers. The pub is a top choice with seasonnaires.

Fer A Cheval is an international restaurant with pizza, steaks, pastas and much more. The restaurant doubles up as a lively après ski bar.


Good for Couples

La Vache

On Piste Restaurant

Verbier

+41 27 771 3291

Good for Couples

Le Carrefour

Route du Golf 95

Banges

Verbier

+41 27 771 55 55

Good for Couples

Nomad

Place Centrale 6

Verbier

+41 27 565 65 92

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

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

Good for Friends

Le Rouge

Rue de Ransou 37

Verbier

+41 27 771 80 00


Activities

Verbier offers a range of activities for non skiers including:

Heli Sightseeing
Day at the spa
Paragliding
Ice karting
Ice climbing
Escape room
Snowshoeing
Shopping
Sledging/tobogganing
Husky sledding


Dog Sledding

Les Ruinettes

Verbier

+41 79 270 7624

Hang gliding

Route de Verbier Station 23

Banges

Verbier

+41 27 771 68 18

Sport & Leisure Centre

Rue de la Piscine

Verbier

+41 27 771 66 01


Ski School

There are several  good ski schools in Verbier who cater for all skiing/boarding abilities. The schools offer a variety of services from beginner group lessons to private ski clinics. Group lessons are more sociable and normally work out cheaper however they are not as intense as one-to-one tuition. The majority of ski schools will be more than happy to talk through the different options available for you and assess your skiing ability to determine your level and which class will be more suitable.

It is not mandatory to book lessons in advance although we would recommend it as availability is limited and lessons may sell out, especially if you are travelling on a peak week (Christmas, New Year, Half Term, Easter)

New Generation offer unforgettable ski lessons, adventures and experiences to suit your needs and exceed expectations.

European Snow Sports offers a full variety of instruction for everybody.

Altitude is a ski and snowboard school offering both group and private lessons.


Getting around

Verbier is a relatively compact resort so it is not too far to walk around however there are buses available.

Verbier has three free bus services that run from the Carrefour down into Verbier village. The buses run every 5-10 minutes from 0800-1800. Line 1 takes you to Carrefour, Line 2 takes you to Hameau (les esserts), Line 3 takes you to Patier and Verbier Village.  All lines run through the supermarket stop (Migros), Ermitage car park in Place Centrale, Medran lift station and Savoleyres lift station.

The first bus to Le Chable (a quieter family friendly resort in the Verbier Valley) is at 0630 and runs every hour till 0030 with a few gaps in between.  On Sundays, the first bus is at 0745. There is also a cable car linking the two resorts which operates from 0700 to 1930.


Family ski

Verbier has a large and varied ski area with plenty of luxury accommodation, and although it has a reputation for being a playground for the rich and famous, it is also a great place to take the family.

Unlike the majority of other resorts, children under 8 ski for free (it is normally under 5) and there are substantial lift pass reductions for children aged between 8 and 14.
Verbier offer the following childcare options for families:

Petit Verbier Childcare was established in 2008 and offer high quality childcare from their experienced nannies and babysitters.

Alpine Childcare match families with nannies and babysitters working in resort.


Group Ski



Childcare

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.


The Piste

Beginners

There are several beginner areas which are easily accessed from the centre of resort. Les Esserts is the largest beginner area in resort with 1 drag lift and 2 magic carpets (one of which is the longest magic carpet in Switzerland).  Les Esserts is conveniently located next to the Hameau bus stop so it is a popular spot for beginners and families alike.

Le Rouge nursery area has two slopes which run from the top of the village at Carrefour down to the Brunet bus stop. The two slopes are served by 1 drag lift which gives skiers and boarders access to a slightly more inclined slopes so is the perfect place to progress to after Les Esserts.

Les Moulins is the smallest nursery area, with 1 short drag lift and a slope of just 318m. Les Moulins is located in the centre of resort and the Ecole Suisse de Ski use it exclusively for their Kid’s Club Programme.

La Chaux area is a good place to progress after the nursery slopes. Here you will find a good network of nice slow blue pistes. The area is accessed from the Medran via Le Chaux Express lift.

Intermediates

Verbier is a popular choice for intermediate skiers, with 40% of the resort being intermediate terrain. There is a long vertical descent of 1,227m from Attelas to Verbier which is a popular challenge for visitors. Due to a lot of the advanced terrain being high up, the descends at the end of the day back into resort can get very crowded. If you want to avoid the busy pistes then Savoleyeres and La Tzoumaz will be quieter as well as Bruson which is located across the valley from Verbier and is accessed by the La Chable-Bruson gondola.

Experts

Verbier is renowned for having some excellent off-piste itineraries.. Verbier has many ‘ski tours’ and ‘high mountain tours’ which are not marked, maintained or controlled and  are intended for very experienced users. These are not official pistes but they are so well frequented that you might think that they were.
There are several fast ski lifts and steep slopes around Mont Fort, Plan du Fou, Les Attelas, Chassoure and Tortin making them popular areas for accomplished skiers.


Ski School

There are several  good ski schools in Verbier who cater for all skiing/boarding abilities. The schools offer a variety of services from beginner group lessons to private ski clinics. Group lessons are more sociable and normally work out cheaper however they are not as intense as one-to-one tuition. The majority of ski schools will be more than happy to talk through the different options available for you and assess your skiing ability to determine your level and which class will be more suitable.

It is not mandatory to book lessons in advance although we would recommend it as availability is limited and lessons may sell out, especially if you are travelling on a peak week (Christmas, New Year, Half Term, Easter)

New Generation offer unforgettable ski lessons, adventures and experiences to suit your needs and exceed expectations.

European Snow Sports offers a full variety of instruction for everybody.

Altitude is a ski and snowboard school offering both group and private lessons.


Equipment Hire


Lift Passes

There are two types of passes in Verbier: the local Verbier Ski pass and the 4 Valley Ski Pass. The local pass gives you access to just the Verbier ski area and the 4 Valley pass allows access to around 410km of piste. Most skiers will purchase the 4 Valley pass and it allows you to explore more pistes however it is of course more expensive.

6 Day Pass     Verbier Valley         4 Valleys
Adult               €357                     €373
Child               €303                     €317
Senior             €179                     €187

Family passes are available for a minimum of 3 people of the same family, with at least one adult/senior and one child. A maximum of three adults per child is allowed and passes must be for the same duration bought in a single transaction. The ski area can be different, for example expert skiers may choose a full 4 Valley pass whilst beginners may only need a local Verbier pass. The lift pass price is a 15% discount.

Beginner passes are available which allow access to two easy pistes – Les Esserts and Les Moulins.

A 15% discount is available for groups of 15 of more. The passes must be bought for the same duration.

Lift passes can be purchased from the ski pass office in resort or you can pre-book your lift pass with your tour operator who will deliver it to your accomodation when you arrive in resort.


Chalet Sleeps

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RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    1500m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    16km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3330m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    95

  • TOTAL PISTE

    412km






Ski chalets in Verbier

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De Verbier
 

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Marais Rouge
 

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No 14 Verbier
 

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Laineux
 

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La Siesta 12
 

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Les Attelas
 

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Pierre Avoi
 

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