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.
Verbier Ski Resort
The pretty, traditional resort of Verbier enjoys a sunny position at 1500m , with beautiful views over the valley and surrounding mountains. Apres at Farinet is widely regarded as the best in Europe, whilst the pizzas at Fer a Cheval or burgers at T Bar on Place Centrale are perfect for refuelling after a long day on the mountain whilst you swap tales of your day’s adventures.
Spend an afternoon sledging on the 10km long sledge run in Savoleyres, a highly entertaining way to spend the day. read full
Make sure you visit the Milk Bar for the best milkshakes in resort, also loads of delcious cakes to fill you up... read full
|Avg User Review Score: from 15 Verbier reviews|
With the arrival of the super-chic W Hotel, Verbier is firmly cementing its’ reputation as a highly fashionable resort, whilst the fantastic terrain will ensure the die-hard adventurers return year after year.
Skiing in Verbier
The pretty, traditional resort of Verbier enjoys a sunny position at 1500m, with beautiful views over the valley and surrounding mountains. Apres at Farinet is widely regarded as the best in Europe, whilst the pizzas at Fer a Cheval or burgers at T Bar on Place Centrale are perfect for refuelling after a long day on the mountain whilst you swap tales of your day’s adventures.
With the arrival of the super-chic W Hotel, Verbier is firmly cementing its’ reputation as a highly fashionable resort, whilst the fantastic terrain will ensure the die-hard adventurers return year after year. Over 100 lifts take skiers around the 400km of pistes.
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.
Other winter activities in Verbier
- 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 Igluski we have the Verbier chalet for you.
Staff Review - Verbier
I have recently returned from my first trip to Verbier. I love going to new resorts as there is so much anticipation, will we get to resort in time, will the chalet be nice, will the snow be good, will the mountain live up to its reputation, will the après be lively and will I come back with any money!?
Verbier definitely lived up to it's reputation on many of these points and I was happily surprised on others. We flew into Geneva, gathered out bags and made our way to the train station in the airport. We then took a beautiful 1.5 hour train journey around lake Geneva, transferred at Martigny onto the mountain train up to Le Châble and finally a cable car up to Verbier. All in all this took around 2.5 hours and was a beautifully simple transfer.
We stayed in the Baroque Penthouse and it was a great representation of the luxury accommodations that Verbier has to offer. We were extremely lucky as it was snowing up on the mountain when we arrived. This brought some of the best snow of the season and when the clouds parted on the second day we were treated to a blue bird powder day.
Verbier’s terrain truly did meet all expectations with easily accessible rock drops, powder fields and tree runs all around the four valleys. If you make it up early enough though the itinerary runs offer some of the best off-piste in resort. However these do get tracked quite quickly so we headed over to Bruson on our third day (after another dump of powder) and found some amazing powder runs through the trees.
After all this hard work we had worked up a thirst and this is where Verbier surprised, beers up on the mountain where around 7 CHF (£5) and down in town you can get a pint at happy hour for 3.50CHF (£2.50) in pub Mont Fort! Then for the liveliest après in town head to The Fainet for all your Jager drinking, table dancing, live music, sing-along après fun. So Verbier defiantly did meet up to its reputation as one of Europe’s best ski resorts, with some of the best terrain I have enjoyed at prices that compare with France I will be revisiting this place as soon as possible as I don’t feel like I scratched the surface. Oh and I did manage to come back with some money! - Jake Keyte, Iglu Ski Sales Consultant, March 2015
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.