Verbier

Verbier

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Verbier

Perched on a sunny plateau in the heart of the mountains, with its slate-roofed chalets, Verbier has carefully maintained its charm as an alpine village. This is the gateway to the 4 Vallées ski area – with nearly 100 lifts and more than 400 km of ski runs for all levels of expertise at your feet.

A freeride paradise, the resort is a must for skiers and snowboarders from all over the world, at night, the town is transformed by the best nightlife in the Alps, offering an array of bars, restaurants and clubs to satisfy the most discerning diners and the wildest ‘party animals’.

Season

December 02, 2017 – April 29, 2018

Ski area

The 4 Vallées (1,103-3,300m) is the largest ski area in Switzerland, and connects the resorts of Verbier, La Tzoumaz and Bruson as well as Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon. The highest point in the area is the Mont-Fort Glacier (3,330m) which offers a panoramic view over the Matterhorn and the Mont-Blanc range. The area is ideal for all levels of skiers – beginners will enjoy the gentle slopes especially in the resort, while experts can let themselves go on the runs as well as on legendary groomed freeride itineraries.

Accommodation

Verbier offers a great selection of accommodation with over 24 hotels ranging from 3 star & 5 star, several apartments and a superb selection of chalet accommodation including some of the best luxury chalets in the Alps with services and prices to match. Almost wherever you stay, a morning bus ride or hike uphill is required to access the main lifts..

Off-piste

Probably famous for this particularity alone, après-ski and the name Verbier always enter the conversation in the same breath! Verbier is rightly acclaimed as the nightlife capital of the Alps and the Mont-Fort Pub, Le Fer à Cheval and the Offshore enjoy the same renown as the slopes themselves. For concerts and bands, try out the Après-Ski at the Farinet, not to mention hotspots like Le Rouge, Le Mouton Noir and Off-Piste at the W.

The Farm Club is a genuine institution in the resort and has existed for more than 40 years. Other clubs offer evenings with DJs and music of all genres. Don’t miss: The Carve, Twin Peaks and the Etoile Rouge Supper Club.

Top Events

  • December – Opening Session The whole of Verbier celebrates the first day of the season with concerts.
  • January – Freeride World Tour Qualifier Week Verbier – Bruson – La Tzoumaz qualifying competitions – Freeride World Qualifier 2* and 3* – on 6 different sites in the destination. freerideworldtour.com
  • February – Ski-Mountaineering World Championships Verbier – Val de Bagnes International competition with the best athletes in the discipline
  • March – Xtreme Verbier by Swatch® Verbier becomes the world freeride capital, bringing together public and professionals around a shared passion. Screenings of freeride films on giant screens, base jumping shows, autograph sessions with riders and a large number of stands bringing the centre of the resort to life. freerideworldtour.com
  • Big Sledding Party La Tzoumaz Final stage of the Valais Luge Trophy latzoumaz.ch
  • April – Verbier High Five by Carlsberg Open competitions (giant slalom, mini KL and ski cross) with many stars taking part
CountrySwitzerland
Languages spokenGerman, French, Italian
Currency usedCHF (Swiss Franc)
Transfer time

Driving:
Geneva airport: 1 hr 45min
Bern airport: 1 hr 50 min
Basel airport: 2 hrs 45 min
Zurich airport: 3 hrs

Resort altitude1,500m
Linked ski area

The 4 Vallées: Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Bruson, Nendaz, Veysonnaz & Thyon.

Skiable area

412 km of slopes

118 runs (8 greens, 35 blues, 65 reds, 10 blacks)

1 snowpark

Number of lifts92

Video

Verbier

Trail maps

The 4 Vallées trail map

Location

Where to stay in Verbier

Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Activities

Sledding

Be you a beginner or a daredevil in the realm of snow sports, the longest sled run in Western Switzerland guarantees thrills and roars of laughter!
From Savoleyres – La Tzoumaz.

Cross country skiing

Forest runs for the more athletic, high up for lovers of spectacular panoramas or near the villages for fans of authenticity – there’s a trail for everyone!
Val de Bagnes: Champsec 9 km / Plamproz 2.4 km
Verbier: Les Ruinettes 5 km / Resort 1.8 km

Winter hikes

The region offers a large number of itineraries for great hikes and an exceptional dose of fresh air. Get yourself some decent shoes and enjoy the magnificent landscapes from sunny terraces!

  • Walk from Les Ruinettes to La Chaux, Verbier.

Snowshoe trekking

Explore the region’s 12 snowshoe trails. From a relaxed outing to more athletic options – there’s something for everyone.

  • Val de Bagnes 28 km
  • La Tzoumaz 13 km
  • Verbier 12 km

Verbier Sports Centre

Indoor swimming pool (25 m), Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, solarium, swimming lessons, Aquagym.