Verbier is one of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts, with some of the best après in the world also. It is the biggest resort in Switzerland, bordered by France and Italy and is part of the 4 Valleys ski domain, offering 412 km of ski area and 92 ski lifts.  This resort is especially appealing to intermediate and expert skiers due to its endless possibilities of challenging, lift accessible, off-piste options. The resort is located at 1500m and the runs are located on Mont-Fort glacier at 3300m, making it snow sure pretty much all season. Verbier is located in a south western facing bowl which provides fantastic views and scenery. From the top, there are views all the way to Matterhorn, Gran Combin and Mont Blanc. Verbier is also the host to many extreme skiing and boarding competitions each year.

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runsBlue Runs | 77 Runs (Full)
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runsRed Runs | 106 Runs (Full)
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runsBlack Runs | 20 Runs (Full)
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The Best Bits

One of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts | Biggest resort in Switzerland | Borders France and Italy and is part of the 4 Valleys ski domain | Offers 412 km of ski area and 92 ski lifts | The resort is located at 1500m and the runs are located on Mont-Fort glacier at 3300m | South western facing bowl which provides fantastic views all the way to Matterhorn, Gran Combin and Mont Blanc.

The Skiing

Part of the 4 Valleys ski domain which offers 412km of ski runs and over 92 ski lifts. Verbier itself, has 120km of runs and a snow park. Verbier has some of the best lift-served off piste, Mogul filled runs in the mountain. Verbier is home to the notorious Tortin Snow Bowl run, which is classed as one of the scariest runs in the Alps! The Mont Gelé run, which is located at 3023m, is a famous departure point for spectacular off-piste skiing.

The Aprés

Verbier has a reputation as one of the most notorious resorts for an exclusive après scene. It has something to offer everyone from exclusive VIP clubs, countless bars, Michelin stared restaurants and traditional mountain restaurants. It is one of the best destinations to party in the Alps. You can start your après off at Verbier’s equivalent of the Folie Douce, Le Mouton Noir. Located at 2200m with the capacity to hold 1000 people, it hosts a resident Dj, dancers and live performances.

Travel

Verbier is just over 2 hours from Geneva by car or bus and just under 3.5 hours from Grenoble.

Alternative Ski Activities

Non-skiers can join skiers for lunch in a mountain restaurant with a walkers pass and there are plenty of activities off the slopes too. The sports centre has a pool, a number of saunas and hot tubs. Verbier also has toboggan runs and dog sledging for those looking to enjoy the snow in other ways. There is also ski safaris, ski mountaineering and Heli-ski here too.

Skiing Level

Whilst Verbier is accommodating to all levels of skiers and boarders, it is particularly appealing to intermediate and expert skiers. Novice areas at the foot of the mountain can feel a bit detached from the other pistes and so it may take beginners some days to comfortably access the main ski area.

Is This Resort For Me?

Although Verbier is pretty accommodating to all levels of skiers and boarders, it is particularly suited to intermediate and expert skiers due to its variety of off-piste skiing. Off-piste routes and mogul fields are excellent here and highly accessible throughout the resort. For the mileage-hungry piste skier who maybe only dabbles in powder, the local piste can be covered in a day. Therefore the full 4 Valleys pass would be a definite must. Novice areas at the foot of the mountain can feel a bit detached from the other pistes and so it may take beginners a bit of time before they can comfortably access the main ski area.