Undeniably one of the most celebrated ski resorts in the world, Verbier offers some of Switzerland's most challenging skiing and snowboarding, a fabulous choice of high quality accommodation, and a sophisticated cosmoplitan après ski scene.
It is a popular weekend destination for well-heeled skiers from Geneva and London, drawn there by the varied skiing, friendly and social atmosphere and the short transfer time from Geneva.
With the neighbouring resorts of Thyon, Veysonnaz, and Nendaz, Verbier forms part of the vast 4 Vallées
ski area. The four resorts are linked by lifts with electronic passes to provide a total of 412 km of ski slopes and 95 different lifts, with the longest single run an astonishing 31km. The highest point in the region is the Mont-Fort at 3330m which forms part of the local Verbier area.
Verbier's ski season normally runs from December to the end of April. Resort altitude ranges from 1500m to 3330m (the summit of the Mont-Fort glacier) where the views are simply breathtaking. Such high altitude and the presence of glaciers means that snow is guaranteed. Verbier is also one of the world's top off piste resorts, offering fantastic powder and great heli-skiing opportunities, as well as an excellent snowpark.
The village itself is an attractive collection of traditional and modern chalets nestling around a central square dominated by the village church.
We absolutely love Verbier, and we're sure you will too!
Gentle pistes for beginners are located at two venues in the very heart of Verbier, with the opportunity to head up the mountain once you have got to grips with your skis or board.
Les Esserts, near the Savoleyres lift station is an ideal site for beginners and families, with one drag lift and two moving walkways and a terraced restaurant for that well deserved break.
The Rouge is ideal for your next stop once you have mastered Les Esserts, with a slightly steeper slope to practice your turns safely.
Time to venture up the mountain then the Lac des Vaux and blue runs of La Chaux are readily accessible from the Medran lift station.
Verbier and the rest of the 4 valleys offers a vast area of varied terrain from winding routes through the trees to the more challenging glacial pistes. Lac des Vaux, Attelas and the Combe pistes are perfect for intermediate skiers looking to regain their ski legs on the first day with some nice wide open runs.
The Savoleyres area offers excellent opportunities to explore the mountain on long red runs through the trees or alternatively try to ski the 4 Valleys in a day (but don't miss the last connecting lift back) or explore Brusson for a day - the possibilities are endless.
If you are in search of some steep adrenaline packed descents then head straight over to the ski itineraries of Tortin and Gentianes.
Verbier has become a meccca for advanced skiers, with challenging itinerary runs and unquestionably some of the best off piste skiing in the world. If you tire of what you find on your own then hire a guide and go heliskiing or touring and you will be shown to places you could never have imagined exist.