Verbier is one of the world’s most famous resorts for its exceptional skiing, cosmopolitan lifestyle and top après-ski in a high altitude, charming location. It is the main resort in Switzerland’s largest ski region, known as the ‘Four Valleys’. The traditional Swiss town sits in a sun kissed bowl, perfect for wining and dining in one of the delightful Mountainside restaurants. The freshly built ‘front de neige’ outside the W Hotel has enhanced the experience and allows you to ski directly back into Verbier itself. Top skiers and racers come from all over the world to ski on the well maintained slopes and off-piste paradise of the Four Valleys, including the two dominating peaks of Mont Fort and Mont Gele. La Chaux and Savoleyres, speedily linked to Verbier, cater for the less experienced skiers.
Verbier’s nightlife boasts an extensive mix of aprés ski bars such as the Farinet and Le Pub Mont Fort and superb nightclubs such as the renowned Farm Club and The Casbah.
Domaine: Verbier (Part of the four valleys including Nandaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon and Siviez)
Resort Height: 1500m
Skiing Elevation: 1500m – 3330m
Vertical Drop: £1830m
- Enjoy a warm Apple Daniels at the W front de niege after a long, hard days skiing, then head to Le Pub Mont Fort for a cold beer and then to the classy Le Farinet for a boogie overlooking the alpine town centre
- Try ice climbing, snow shoeing or cross country skiing or take a walk across the 16kms of winter walking trails
- Have an authentic Swiss Fondue after being picked up by snow taxi at Chez Dany and toboggan your way home
- Don’t miss a go on the 10-kilometre-long toboggan run at La Tzoumaz with a drop of 848 metres – crash helmets required and children accompanied.
Piste summary: Blue: 36 %, Red: 37 %, Black: 27 %
Highest List: 3330m
Adult Ski Pass: Approx 490CHF (Approx £325)
What we love
- This is proper high alpine skiing at it best
- Amazing apres and party scene
- Great beginner terrain with three separate areas
What needs improving
- Although Verbier is the best of the 4 valleys you will need a 4 valley pass to see it all.
- There is not much tree skiing
- It is very busy on peak dates
- Most of the resort is snowboard friendly
- Excellent accommodation offering
Regional flights from any major UK airport will fly you into Geneva which is approximately 1hr 45min by car or the same time on a train to Martigny and then a 30min taxi to the resort. Smaller private planes can land into Sion which is the closest airfield. Alternative airports you can use are Chambery (2hr 30min) and Lyon (3hr 5min via train). Helicopter transfer can also be arranged for you.