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Verbier (Switzerland)

Based on 4 reviews

Verbier in short

  • Height: 1500 metres
  • Stylish Swiss ski resort
  • Very sunny ski resort
  • Lively apres-ski

Verbier is the largest and most elegant ski resort in the Les 4 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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Latest review by Peter

“What an amazing winter sports location, a beautiful town... lots to see and do, shops to browse, patios for having a drink. Great pistes, truly something for every ability level.”

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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.

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!

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.

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Weather in Verbier


Regular sunshine with some clouds

Regular sunshine with some clouds
2 / 10

Frost line

1967 metres


0 mm


Heavy showers with severe thunderstorms

Heavy showers with severe thunderstorms
5 / 10

Frost line

2501 metres


3 mm
Après-ski & nightlife in Verbier
Restaurants 59
Bars & cafés 25
Discos 5
Cinema 1
Concert Hall
Ski schools & ski lessons in Verbier
Number of Ski Schools 19
Number of Ski Instructors
Instruction slope
Ski lessons in Nederlands
Private ski lessons
Ski lessons
Snowboard lessons
Cross-country skiing
Book your ski school online in Verbier
Adult Ski Lessons 8 offers available
Off Piste Skiing 5 offers available
Kids Ski Lessons 13 offers available
Cross Country Skiing 1 offers available
Park & Freestyle 2 offers available
Ski Touring 2 offers available
Snowboard Lessons 7 offers available
Snowshoeing 1 offers available
Telemark Skiing 2 offers available
Facilities in Verbier
Number of hotels 18
Number of hotel beds 1100
Number of tourist beds 1100
Supermarkets 5
Tourist information for Verbier
Name Verbier / Val de Bagnes / La Tzoumaz
Telephone 7753888
Distance to Verbier
Distance from Brussels approx. km
Airport Genève approx. 161 km with bus service
Train station Le Châble approx. 9 km with bus service
From the highway approx. 30 km 30-minutes drive
Verbier for the children
Childcare from 36 months
Number of hours of childcare 8 hours a day
Price without lunch € 70,00
Price with lunch
Children's Carousel
Magic Carpet
Child Lift 1
Adventure Park
Mascot Name Snowli
After skiing in Verbier
Public sauna
Fitness Centre
Public solarium
Spa & Wellness
Indoor pool
Balloon flight
Indoor tennis
Squash court
Hiking trails
Torchlight Tours
Indoor skating rink
Ice skating rink
Snow rafting
Dog sledge
Toboggan run