Resort Guide: Verbier
Resort Guide: Verbier
Resort Guide: Verbier
Resort Guide: Verbier
Resort Guide: Verbier
Resort Guide: Verbier
Resort Guide: Verbier
Resort Guide: Verbier

Resort Guide: Verbier

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Resort Guide: Verbier

Popular with the royal family and the international elite, Verbier is the main resort in the Switzerland’s largest ski area, the 4 Valleys - and there is a sense of glamour in the air.  

 

At an altitude of 1500m, Verbier sits on a high sunny plateau in the Swiss Alps. Largely made up of chocolate-box-perfect luxury ski chalets, Verbier enjoys some truly spectacular scenery from its elevated position.

 

Verbier is also buzzing in the summer, providing an excellent destination for a luxury ski chalet holiday throughout the year.

 

 

Getting there:

 

Geneva airport is the closest international airport and is about 2 hours by car.

 

Access can also be by train to Le Chable, which is the village at the foot of the mountain below Verbier.

 

 

Quick Facts

 

Ski area: 4 Valleys

Pistes: 410km

Lifts: 67

Altitude: 1500-3330m

 

Blue: 26%

Red: 49%

Black (including off-piste itineraries): 25%

 

 

The Skiing

 

Beginners

 

The nursery slopes are conveniently located close to the village where beginners learn in the sun whilst excellent snowmaking facilities ensure there is plenty of snow. The gently, sunny bowl of La Chauxoffers a series of blue runs and a great progression onto the mountain from the nursery slopes.

 

Intermediates

 

Build your confidence and get in your ski miles by exploring the 410km of the 4 Valleys ski area. If you prefer to stay within close proximity to your luxury ski chalet in Verbier then the gentle blue and red runs around Savoleyresprovide a fabulous playground to explore.

 

 

Experts

 

Home of Xtreme Verbier, the final of the annual Free-ride World Tour, Verbier is renowned as the big mountain skiing capital of the world.

 

Verbier attracts advanced and adventurous skiers for its challenging off-piste and itineraries. The ski area is known as one of the best resorts for lift-accessible off-piste skiing.

 

For keen mogul skiers, the iconic run down Tortinis a formidable adversary. Be prepared – it’s long and relentless.

 

 

The Resort

 

Luxury ski chalets with outstanding views extend up the hill from the main hub of this large and vibrant ski resort. The town’s unique position on a plateau high above the valley bottom means the sun doesn’t disappear behind a mountain mid afternoon, allowing you to enjoy an après-ski glass of rosé on the balcony of your luxury ski chalet in Verbier whilst soaking up the rays.

 

Once your day on the slopes has come to an end, enjoy your well-deserved tipple of choice on the sunny terrace at La Rougeor enjoy live bands at Hotel Farinet. On your chef’s night off, dine and dance under the same roof at the Etoile Rouge Supper Clubor sample classic Swiss cuisine at the homely gourmet restaurant, La Grange.

 

Verbier has a good selection of stylish bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs, including the infamous Farm Club, which has been graced with the presence of many a famous name, from the royals to the pop-star glitterati.

 

 

 

Non-skiers

 

Non-skiing party members on your luxury ski chalet holiday in Verbier have a wide array of choice from high adrenaline activities to the more serene. Husky sledding, paragliding and ice climbing provide proficient entertainment for any thrill seekers whereas a day at a spa or perusing the shops may be more suitable for those seeking a more relaxing experience. 

 

Most of the resort’s après scene is concentrated around the Place Central in the centre of resort, allowing non-skiers to joining the post ski cheer with ease.

 

Visiting in Summer

 

Verbier is every bit as fabulous in summer time as it is during the winter. It really comes alive during the warm summer months of July and August with a string of events and the resort is buzzing with activity. 

 

All of the usual mountain sports are on your doorstep with superb walking, climbing, mountain biking and paragliding. 

 

Verbier is one of our top picks as a summer destination. 

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