One of Europes top ski resorts in the heart of the 'Quatre Vallees'
Verbier is not for the faint hearted and offers some of the most extreme skiing and boarding in Europe. It is most definitely ideal for skiers and snowboarders looking for challenging slopes and great off-piste. The largest resort in the '4 Vallées' ski region, with over 400 kilometres of piste, the village lies in a sunny, south-facing bowl with spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. In this spectacular resort you will find many activities for the non-skier as well. There is an excellent sports centre with squash court, swimming pool, sauna, and health spa centre. Other winter activities include curling, ice-skating; snow-shoe trekking, paragliding and heli-skiing. There is also a 10 kilometre toboggan run from Savoleyres to La Tzoumaz, as well as shops, a cinema, and a wide choice of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. This fashionable and slightly hectic resort is sure to please.
Even though the entire skiing area is very extensive, the Trois Valleys is not; the skiing is great but the links tend to be scattered and not as easy to navigate as some other resorts throughout Switzerland, however don't let this put you off, as this in itself can create a lot of fun. Beginners have access to a good range of nursery slopes and a reputable ski school, which will soon have you flying down the mountain pulling off the moves and intermediates will not know where to begin with the countless cruisy slopes to conquer. Not to be missed out on are the Sovoleyres and glacier ski runs.
Seasoned experts won't be short a challenge in Verbier and will find a great mix of the steep powder, bumpy powder and bucket loads of awesome off-piste. It is also suggested that you get stuck into the itinerary routes from Col des Gentianes or empty your pockets out and hire a guide for some local mountain knowledge. For the budding snowboarder, the resort is almost drag-lift free, which we are sure is music to your ears! In addition to this Verbier is renowned in Europe for its off-piste boarding and has a host of board parks for you to explore and test out your tricks in.
|Altitude of resort:||1500 metres|
|Top elevation:||3330 metres|
|Largest vertical drop:||1230 metres|
|Total length of slopes:||195 kilometres (Verbier) 410 kilometres|
|Longest run:||16 kilometres|
|Cross country trails:||40 kilometres|
|Number of lifts:||95|