The largest resort in the famous 4 Vallées ski region, Verbier is just made for excitement with a huge variety of ski and snowboard terrain, a sunny location and a lively après-ski scene, especially popular with the young, free and singles - but families love it too.
Around 100 lifts, access to 400kms of runs, fabulous off-piste adventures, snow-sure, mogul magic, views to take your breath away - from Mont Fort at 3300m you can see the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc - it's a great, great place to be.
Les Moulins, Les Esserts and Le Rouge are all set up for beginners, who can then progress to the nice slow runs in the La Chaux area. You could take the bus over to Bruson for some idyllic tree-lined runs, or try the long uninterrupted cruising boulevards, the Attelas 2 & 3 and the Combe 1 & 2. And then - adrenaline junkies could tackle the Mont Gelé itineraries, which start out down a steep mogul bowl, or test your legs on the Chassoure-Tortin wall - neither for the faint hearted. Ultimately, the black mogul run from the top of Mont Fort…
La Chaux is where boarders will discover the Verbier terrain park which has lots of kickers, boxes and rails perfect for freestyle skiers and boarders.
An incredible place!
Apres-Ski in Verbier
The après-ski is legendary in Verbier, mostly concentrated round Place Centrale. (The outlying parts of the town are much quieter if that's what you prefer). Straight off the slopes, head for Le Rouge or the Pub Mont Fort. If dancing on tables in ski boots is your thing, then try the terrace of the Farinet. For clubs - well, there's The Farm in the Nevaï. Believe us, that's just a very small sample of what's available. Verbier really is party town.
Eating out, there's something for gourmets like Cordée des Alpes, bistros like Fer à Cheval and, for burgers and pancakes, the Offshore Café is fun, with a pink VW beetle in the entrance.
Other activities include tobogganing, ice climbing, winter walking, snowshoeing, ski touring, paragliding…oh, the list is endless.
For a crackerjack of a ski holiday, Verbier is the place to go. Let GetSkiing arrange it for you - you'll need to save your energy for the skiing and après!
Gary's Little Gems in Verbier
One of my top three ski resorts in the world and a place where I spent two ski seasons in the early 1980 (oops showing my age!) If you want a few challenges, try skiing the fall line of Mt Fort and some the couloirs of Mt Gelé. For great tree skiing on a powder day, a trip across the valley to Bruson will present new challenges. For good intermediates who like a ski circuit, try skiing all four valleys and go to Thyon 2000 and back in one day.
Accommodations in Verbier
- Resort Altitude: 1500m
- Longest Run: 15 km
- Directions of Slopes: N, E, S, W
- Gondolas/Cable cars: 15
- Chairlifts: 24
- Drag Lifts: 46
- Snow Parks: 3
- Snow Cannons: 114
- Lively Après Ski
- High Altitude
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Approx flight time:
Geneva Cointrin International Airport
Calais Ferry Port