Verbier

If you ski Verbier, its reputation for sunshine should make you happy. Offering stunning skiing and snowboarding in one of Switzerland's premium resorts, you have the vast ski area of Valais at your fingertips. Read our resort guide for all you need to know.

Where?

Located in a sunny, well-sheltered spot, ski Verbier for the charm of a traditional resort and the opportunity to explore the massive Valais ski area, which includes La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon and Les Collons. This extends Verbier's 37 slopes and 195kms of terrain into an incredible 400kms of slopes. Geneva is the closest airport.

resort ESSENTIALS

3023 m

1523 m

1500 m

RESORT ALTITUDE : 1500 m
TOTAL PISTE : 195 km
LONGEST RUN : 10.0 km
SEASON : November - April

SLOPES

Easy
16
Intermediate
11
Advanced/Expert
10

WE LIKE

  • Great for those who want to ski or board off piste. Good new ski schools which teach off piste techniques.
  • Upper slopes offer a real high-mountain feel plus great views. Good range of 3* hotels in the resort.
  • Great range of apres ski on offer. Good range of bars and clubs.

WE DON'T LIKE

  • Pistes are overcrowded and very disconnected.
  • Not great for beginners or intermediates. Terrian park is not great either.
  • Some long walks/rides to lifts. This is also an expensive resort so not great for families or those on a tight budget.

SUITABILITY RATINGS 1-5

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On the slopes

Ski holidays in Verbier offer slopes to suit all standards, though intermediates and experts will find most to please them. Beginners aren't forgotten however, with 43 per cent of runs allocated to them including some good nursery slopes. With over 100 lifts and 400km of pistes, there are challenges aplenty, both on and off-piste. Snowboarders are also well-catered for, with a terrain park with rails, kickers, gap jumps and more.

Ski area

If you ski Verbier you are also in the Swiss ski region of Valais.

Off the slopes

One of Switzerland's most famous and popular ski resorts, Verbier is a stylish and cosmopolitan place. There are over 15,000 guest beds with choices to suit all tastes, and the restaurants reflect similar choices - you will find Swiss and international cuisine, fast food and gourmet options. After dark the choices include a selection of lively bars and clubs, but also classical music performances in the local concert hall. You can also enjoy mountaineering, hiking, torchlight descents or hang-gliding. Great for families or couples.

 

TOURIST OFFICE

Phone: +41 (0)27 775.38.88
Fax: +41 (0)27 775.38.89
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