Verbier is known worldwide as one of the most prestigious destinations for lovers of snow sports. The village has alpine charm, spectacular glacial scenery and a cool and sophisticated vibe. Verbier consistently ranks amongst the world’s top ten ski resorts due to the combination of fabulous slopes, world class aprés ski and vibrant nightlife. Verbier is an unmissable experience for every alpine enthusiast.
Through a combination of traditional craftsmanship and antique materials, Verbier retains its traditional alpine village atmosphere providing a truly authentic Swiss holiday experience. Naturally, the rustic charm is complemented by an unrivalled range of high-class boutiques, stylish bars, top quality restaurants and exclusive nightclubs which lie along the main boulevard and the village centre, the ‘Place Centrale’.
Verbier is a resort that thrives all year round. In the winter, it is a snowsport and freerides skiers’ dream. ; the summer brings hikers, nature lovers and extreme sports lovers from around the world.
The resort is the perfect place to celebrate, and there is always something exciting happening. See a thousand fountains of champagne erupt as the clock chimes twelve at the New Year’s Eve street party. Watch the famed Mardi Gras celebrations take off in February, or see the best riders in the world take on the mythical peak of the Bec des Rosses in the final of the Freeride World Tour every March.
Verbier offers something for everyone. If skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing or you just fancy a change why not try the exhilaration of ice climbing, tobogganing, air-boarding, or parapenting. For those who prefer a more relaxed pace, there are guided snow-shoe tours and even husky rides. Come summer, a whole new world is born in the mountains, giving life to beautiful Alpine meadows and lush green countryside. Hiking, mountain biking, outdoor yoga and photography are all popular pursuits during the sunny season.
Of course, it is its skiing that makes Verbier so special. Situated in Switzerland’s celebrated Four Vallées area in the south-west of the country, Verbier is famous for its 410 km of immense pistes. Extensive and varied, the peak network is hard to beat offering some of the world’s best lift accessed off piste terrain combined with multi drop heliskiing opportunities and easy access to some of the best skiing in France and Italy. It’s no surprise why so many pro freeriders have chosen to set up home in Verbier.
Verbier climbs from 1,800m in the resort to altitudes of awe-inspiring 3,300m. Within the ski area, you can access by lift the whole Four Vallées region with 95 lifts reaching everything from the nursery slopes to the extreme expert runs. From the top of the iconic Mont Fort, you can take in a stunning alpine panorama stretching from. Matterhorn to Mont Blanc. So, whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier, Verbier will certainly thrill.
Verbier is home to a number of the best ski schools in the world. From the moment you arrive, you will be looked after by snowsports experts, who will cover everything from advising you on ski equipment, to developing your skills on the slope. In Verbier you can really get the most out of your ski experience with our renowned schools.
Verbier is well known for its chic aprés-ski traditions. After your final ski run, refresh with a mouth-watering local beer at one of Place Centrale’s high-end bars, or wrap up with a sheepskin rug and a warm mug of Swiss hot chocolate in a cosy pub with friends.
Verbier’s restaurants are of exquisite quality. Whether you are looking for traditional Swiss cuisine or a multiple-course gastronomic feast, there is a dining experience to suit your needs. From gorgeous Italian at Al Capone and traditional Swiss dishes at Marlenaz to the sophisticated Restaurant Millenium, every taste is catered for in Verbier.
The nightclubs of Verbier are renowned for being of the highest class. Begin your evening with a few cocktails in the newly refurbished Farinet Lounge bar, or a enjoy lively drink at Pub Mont Fort, before heading out onto the town to the exclusive Carve or the famous Farm Club to dance the night away.
It’s not all about skiing – there are plenty of amazing things to do in Verbier in the summer season, too. Perhaps try a spot of guided hiking, taking in all the natural wonders of the landscape, or try mountain biking, or soothing outdoor yoga. The famous Verbier Festival is also held every summer, with fantastic international music and entertainment. In August the village becomes home to the world’s finest horse men and women competing in the prestigious Jumping International competiton against an awesome alpine backdrop.
To get to Verbier, most visitors fly into the closest airport, Geneva. You can then take a direct train to Martigny (1hr 40mins) and transfer to the St Bernard Express train to Le Chable (25 mins) and take the bus or cable car to Verbier (15mins). Private charter is also possible to Sion airport which is only 45 mins by road to Verbier. Alternatively, we can arrange a limousine transfer from your airport straight to your chalet.