Verbier Ski Resorts & Holidays

GENERAL

Verbier is justifiably famous as one of the most outstanding ski areas in Europe and lies high in a sunny, well-sheltered position in the heart of Switzerland's southern-most Alps. There's a wide variety of tempting shops, as well as many restaurants and lively bars. The ski area is vast, high and varied with over 400kms of runs (including Thyon, Veysonnaz and Nendaz) and a glacier at 3,330m, providing even the most proficient skier with an almost unlimited number of challenges.

Beginners (3 out of 5)

Verbier boasts some lovely, sunny, nursery slopes for beginners just above the village centre and on Savoleyres, with its tree-lined runs down to La Tzoumaz. New "magic carpet" lifts have been installed in the Esserts beginner area.

Intermediates (5 out of 5)

This huge ski-playground of the Verbier/Mont Fort area offers some of the most varied skiing in the Alps with 206kms of runs served by 43 lifts.

Advanced (5 out of 5)

An absolute paradise for the advanced skier, with hundreds of new challenges every day. The Jumbo Mont Fort cable car will take you up to the glacier and the notorious Tortin snow bowl with its phenomenally high bumps from top to bottom.

Snowboarding (4 out of 5)

Verbier has a great domain for freeriders with accessible powder, trees, wide pistes and the Snowpark has 4 lines and rails. The Verbier O'Neil Xtreme by Swatch Snowboard Contest is held here every year.

Approx Transfer Time Geneva 2 hours, Sion 50 mins Transfers are by coach. Village Height 1,500m (4,921ft) Highest Lift 3,330m (10,925ft)

Apres Ski

World famous for its après ski, Verbier is trendy, cosmopolitan and always lively: Offshore, Marshals, the Pub Mont Fort, the Farm Club, the Hotel Farinet bar and Murphy's Bar.

Activities

Fantastic Sports Centre with excellent facilities - Swimming - Ice-skating - Sauna - Curling - Squash - Fitness Centre - Solarium - Paragliding - Ice Climbing - Snowshoeing

Eating Out

75 restaurants to choose from in this amazing resort - Steaks from approx. SFr33 - Fondue from approx. SFr25 - Typical 3-course evening meal from approx. SFr45 - Le Caveau, La Fer à Cheval, El Toro Negro, Le Vieux Verbier and Kings.

Other Amenities

Cinema, often with English language films - Cleared winter walks - Vast array of tempting shops and boutiques - FREE bus service 0830-1900 - Nightclubs