Verbier is a luxurious Swiss town with the largest ski area. It is an ideal slopes not only for skiers, but also the best place in the world for freeriders. Many of the resort’s trails are covered with stable snow cover throughout the year.
Verbier is located in the canton Vale in the Four Valleys region at an altitude of 1,500 m surrounded by the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. The highest peak of the resort is Mont-Fort (3,329 m). The ski season starts at the end of November and ends in May.
The resort is a part of the united region “4 Valleys” increasing the area of skiing from 200 to 400 kilometers. These are perfectly prepared slopes of varying levels of complexity. There are a lot of natural jumps on the slopes, which are better to pass with a guide.
Fans of picturesque views will love the routes that are located on the slopes with stony folds, slightly protruding from the ridge. For the extreme, who want to recharge the adrenaline, organized transportation by helicopter to the inaccessible peaks. They can enjoy terrific off-piste slopes in virgin terrain. The Montfort 3,330m glacier is accessible even during the warm season.
Beginning from Les Ruinettes, the gentle slopes are suitable for beginners. Experienced skiers can climb the slopes:
- La Chaux (2 260 м);
- Col des Gentianes (2 950 м).
Skiers who like to discover new peaks can go to the popular French resort of Chamonix. The trip will take no more than 1 hour. Skiing in the “White Valley” area guarantees a lot of impressions.
All routes are suitable for snowboarding. There are three fan parks open on the slopes with a heif park. There are several ski schools in the resort, which employs over 200 experienced instructors.
Due to the large number of elevators along all the slopes, there is never a queue. The following types of funiculars operate in the area:
- 34 rope tows;
- 13 cabins;
- 20 chairlifts;
- 5 funiculars.
Upon arrival at the resort it is advantageous to immediately buy a ski pass, which opens up for tourists great opportunities for skiing. The cost of the pass depends on which zone the vacationers prefer: only Verbier or the united “4 Valley” For children and elderly guests there are discounts.
Resort for children
Verbier is an ideal place for families. There is a nursery-kindergarten in the town, which accepts kids from 3 years old. Experienced instructors of special ski schools teach kids how to ski confidently from slopes.
There’s a separate slope with four elevators for kids. Skiing competitions for kids of different ages are held periodically.
For outdoor enthusiasts
Verbier is a multifunctional resort town where you can diversify your rest and leisure. Incredibly interesting programs and events have been prepared for tourists:
- Sleigh rides and dog sledding;
- cross-country skiing;
- Ice skating in an indoor rink; Pool.
In the summer, active life in the town continues, skiing is replaced by bicycles, mountaineering, paragliding and mountain hikers. The region has over 400 kilometers of hiking trails with stunning views of the mountain ranges.
Mountain restaurants and bars with incredible views of the slopes and picturesque nature are especially popular in the resort town.
In the evening, night discos and clubs begin to operate, offering inexpensive drinks and snacks. Leading world-famous DJs will delight you with an excellent selection of compositions.
Where to stay
In the resort town, neither those who are accustomed to exceptional service, nor those who are trying to save money will have problems with housing. Almost all houses are located near the ski lifts.
There are few traditional hotels in the vicinity, mainly apart-hotels, apartments, chalets and guest houses are open. The resort is popular with skiers from all over the world, so it is better to book accommodation in advance.
How to get there
Verbier is located 260 kilometers from Aeroporto di Milano-Malpensa. A transfer from Elite Royal Cars will save you time. Tourists will spend only 3 hours on the way.