Altitude: 1500 Meters

Verbier in short

  • Stylish Swiss ski resort
  • Very sunny ski resort
  • Lively apres-ski

Verbier is the largest and most elegant ski resort in the Les Quatre Vallées (Four Valleys) ski area in Switzerland, which connects the ski resorts of Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon-Les Collons. From the 3330m-high Mont Fort you are granted a splendid view of the Matterhorn, the Grand Combin and the Evasion Mont-Blanc, which you won't forget quickly. Thanks to their north-facing orientation, the slopes around the Lac des Vaux are often among the first in Switzerland to open for the season.

Verbier is internationally renowned for its class and style. Chalets, hotels, bars and shops are in abundance at Verbier - even Prince Andrew bought a chalet here! Verbier belongs to Les Quatre Vallées, the largest linked ski area to be 100% located in Switzerland with over 400km of slopes. The huge Quatre Vallées ski area is wonderfully challenging, with many ski touring and off-piste options. In fact, Verbier is a big name in the freestyling scene and regularly hosts the finals of the Freeride World Tour, known as Xtreme Verbier. Verbier is also famous for its off-piste skiing terrain, with a dozen extensive and accessible off-piste areas that are best explored with a guide. Verbier is about a 2-hour drive from Geneva Airport and is popular with British skiers.

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World-class skiing in Les Quatre Vallées

The ski area is divided into four sections: Verbier, La Tzoumaz/Savoleyres, Bruson and Mont Fort/4 Valleys. The overwhelming majority of the pistes surrounding the village of Verbier are blue and red, making this a great area to build your skiing confidence. Sunny Savoleyres is popular with families, while neighbouring La Tzoumaz is home to a 10km-long slope with a vertical drop of 848m. Head to the Bruson ski area on snow days - with almost all the runs below the treeline, this is the best place to be if it's snowing sideways. And, of course, there's the lofty Mont Fort, gateway to the backcountry and home to some glacier skiing at the Col des Gentianes. As for freestyling, the snow park in la Chaux has freestyle features for all levels including kickers, rails, boxes, a mini half-pipe and a big air bag. Over in La Tzoumaz, the kids can start learning the joy of freestyling on the fun obstacles of the Audi Quattro funslope and the Taillay pistes. There is a well developed network of snowshoeing, winter hiking trails and cross-country skiing trails.

Après-ski with the jet set in Verbier

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to dining at Verbier. Savour a Swiss fondue at one of the majestic mountain terraces, or visit the Igloo bar perched at 3300m on Mont Fort, which has panoramic views of over 100 mountain peaks. Verbier guarantees a lively (and rather expensive) après-ski scene. If you don't want to blow your ski holiday budget on a nightclub, there are over 60 excellent restaurants to choose from where you can spend a pleasant evening with friends or family without having to stay up all night. You'll sleep well and be ready for another day on the slopes in Verbier.

Kids aren't forgotten at Verbier

There are three nursery slopes in the village of Verbier where the kids can practise their skills before heading up to the easy slopes at La Chaux. When it's time for a break, the family-friendly Les Gentianes mountain restaurant welcomes children with a blow-up castle, trampoline and swingset. If you dare, you can take the kids for a spin on the luge piste, which at 834m long is the longest of its type in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Nurseries are available for the littlest tots and there is a plethora of ski schools to be found with English-speaking ski instructors which will make your life that much easier and your kids' introduction to skiing just that much better!

 Apres-ski & entertainment Verbier

Restaurants 46 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 14 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 5 Concert hall -
Cinema 1  

 Ski school and ski lessons Verbier

No. of ski schools 14Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors - Ski lessonsYes, price on request
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessonsYes, price on request
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiing -

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Ski-School-Kids 20 Offers available
Ski-School-Adults 14 Offers available
Snowboard-School 19 Offers available
Freeride 13 Offers available
Ski-Touring 1 Offers available
Park-&-Freestyle 3 Offers available
Cross-Country 1 Offers available
Telemark 2 Offers available
Snowshoeing 1 Offers available

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 Facilities Verbier

No. of hotels 18 Supermarkets 5
Total no. of hotel beds 1015 Banks
Total no. of beds 12000

 Tourist information for Verbier

Name
Verbier / Val de Bagnes / La Tzoumaz
Email
Telephone
0041 - 027 - 7753888
Website

 Distances from Verbier

Railway station
Le Châble approx. 9 km by bus
Airport:
Genève approx. 161 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 30 km 30 minuten by car

 Verbier for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round

  Leisure & sports activities Verbier

Public saunaFootpaths 12 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink -
Spa & wellness Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court Toboggan run
Squash court

Ski blog about Verbier

21 August 2017 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Geneva is a wonderful jumping-off point for many ski resorts. Located on the border between France, Switzerland and Germany, it is within short reach of some of the best skiing in the Alps. And with many budget airlines offering cheap flights into Geneva, there has never been a better time to plan your ski holiday starting from this international city. Once you’ve landed, renting a car is an easy way to get to your destination with all your ski gear, but it’s also possible to take trains. He... More ›

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Total slopes 412 (km)
Blue slopes 107 km
Red slopes 202 km
Black slopes 103 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (67 )
Drag lifts 32
Chair lifts 17
Gondola lifts 18
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