Ski Holidays in Verbier, Switzerland
Verbier is the most famous resort in the extensive 4 Valleys ski area for good reason, but for those wanting to ski this fantastic area on a budget should not overlook Nendaz just over the mountain. With over 400km of runs linked by almost 100 lifts, there is more than enough to keep the keenest skier entertained – especially when you throw in the incredible off-piste runs.
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Verbier Ski Resort
The charming, traditional resort of Verbier offers a skier's paradise. Fantastic snow sure conditions due to its south western facing bowl, high altitude resort and immense ski area. If you have not experienced the vast ski area the 'Four Valleys', Verbier makes the perfect base. With luxury hotels and chalets Verbier offers a formidable holiday experience on and off the piste. Talking of 'off- piste,' Verbier offers one of the world’s best off piste. Take advantage of the many mountain guides in the resort to discover the amazing powder in Tortin, Mont Gélé, Chassoure plus many ungroomed former black pistes.
Despite Verbier’s immense ski area, the town offers all you could want with the regular ski shops but also if you are looking for a luxurious break check out their many boutiques and art galleries or indulge in one of the spas on offers.
Skiing in Verbier
The Mont Gélé is a hit with beginners and intermediates, although this area can get busy. If you want to improve than we recommend the Tortin (lies at 2050m) which can be quieter and offers some fantastic red runs. On the opposite side of the valley in the Bruson area is another excellent area for intermediate skiers, fewer crowds and due to its fantastic north east facing means all that lovely snow and powder is retained for longer.
For the experience skier head to Val de Bagnes; the black runs in Mont Fort and Combatzeline. It is worth checking the forcast ahead for these black runs as visibility can be an issue however on a blue bird day everyone will want to hit these areas so worth setting an early alarm to avoid the queues.
Looking to brush up your skills then the snow park at La Chaux (2260m) is the place for you and has all the rails, jumps and corners you need. Verbier is infamous for its freeriding and is host to the Verbier Xtreme free ride contest (the last stop in the Freeride World Tour). Also the renowned Verbier Ride freeskiing competition takes place in Verbier. All this freestyle activity and action is why Verbier is home to some of the world’s top skiers to enjoy the steep slopes and freestyle skiing all winter long.
Snow conditions in Verbier
Switzerland is renowned for great snowfall year after year with well groomed pistes, deep powder and hardcore off piste runs every winter. Contributing to the natural snowfall is the many snow guns and snow cannons blasting out artificial snow across the many pistes of Verbier. With guaranteed snowfall and snow making facilities skiers and snowboarders can guarantee to hit the slopes throughout the season.
A snowsure resort, offering a long season- you will never be disappointed with the snow conditions in Verbier. With 410 kms of ski runs and nearly 100 lifts, the Four Valleys offers access to all of these great runs in one area pass. Home to the Mont- Fort glacier with a summit of 3300m Verbier enjoys a long season from early December through to end of April. Infamous for its off piste, Verbier is also great for all abilities.
Apres ski, restaurants and other activities in Verbier
Verbier is known for coming to life in the evening with many great après bars located in majority of the hotels. The Farinet hotel bar is the place to be during après plus also the Pub Mont Fort. There is a great run of après bars as you jump off the Meridan lift, all the way down to the Place Centrale- here you will find 10-15 bars open from 3pm to late. Enjoy a jar or three before heading back to your chalet for a good hearty dinner to refuel for the next day pounding the powder! If you want to head out after dinner then we recommend checking out The Etoile Rouge, Twin Peaks and the Farm Club, all within walking distance of the Place Centrale.
Other activities in Verbier include:
- Cross-country skiing
- Gym/Fitness centres
- Helicopter tours
- Horse drawn sleigh rides
- Husky dog rides
- Scenic Flights
- Skiing and snowboarding
- Sky diving/Parachuting
- Spas and Massage
- Speed riding/Speed flying
- Walking and Hiking
Ski Chalets in Verbier
The exclusive resort of Verbier boasts an excellent range of ski chalets in which to enjoy your ski holiday in Verbier. Whether you desire, luxury chalets, chalets with hot tubs, group or family chalets at Iglu ski we have the Verbier chalet for you.
Transfer time in Verbier
The nearest international airport to Verbier is Geneva (GVA) which is around 167 km away from resort accessible via road which usually take just over 2 hours or rail which take about 3 hours depended on weather and rail times.