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Ski Verbier

Great Deals on Verbier Hotels, Apartments and Ski Accommodation, Plus Our Comprehensive Verbier Ski Holiday Guide.

Verbier ski resort has carved a place in the hearts of many British guests, as a favourite Swiss destination. Located within the country’s largest lift-linked ski areas, the 4 Valleys, the village, which lies “in the shadow of Mont Blanc” has been largely purpose-built over the past 60 or so years, but you would think the picturesque, traditional chalet style buildings had been here for centuries.
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Verbier facts

  • Village Height: 1500m
  • Avg. annual snowfall: 550cm
  • No. of lifts: 90
  • Season dates: Late Nov - Late Apr
  • Km of piste: 412km
  • Acreage of terrain: 2236 acres
  • Terrain parks: 1
  • Snow making: 42km of piste / 40% / 52 cannons
  • Distance to airports: Geneva / Geneve 161km
  • Runs: 205243

Verbier Snow report

insider's guide
-2°c
Rain/snow

Weather
Snowing up high, raining below

17cm

last snowfall

Piste conditions

Piste conditions
Good skiing on well groomed pistes

14/34

lifts open

Piste conditions

Piste: Fresh
Off-piste: Limited
Runs to resort: Slushy

5/163cm

lower/upper snow depth

Piste conditions

Last snowed: 28th Apr
Report date: 30th Apr

Beginner

3 stars

Intermediate

5 stars

Advanced

5 stars

Snowboard / Freestyle Skiing

4 stars

Families

3 stars

Aprés Ski

4 stars

Mountain Restaurants

4 stars

Resort Charm

4 stars

Overview of Verbier Ski Resort

When you take a Verbier ski holiday you’re in one of the world’s best known ski resorts, like Chamonix, famous for its extreme terrain, but also offering ski runs suitable for all. It is an attractive resort of chalet-style buildings located on what is popularly described as a ‘sunny balcony’ above the valley below, although it is a bit of a sloping balcony as the resort is built on a gentle hillside.

Like other famous resorts such as Courchevel and St Moritz, Verbier has a reputation for attracting celebrity guests, in its case the Beckhams are among those reputed to own a chalet here and Richard Branson even owns a luxury chalet, The Lodge, which is rented out to house parties for up to £100,000 a week.

This attraction to the well heeled means that Verbier has a reputation for luxury living, with some designer shops and gourmet restaurants, although perhaps less than in Crans Montana or St Moritz. Prices are typically higher than at less famous resorts too, although as always you can usually shop around to find more affordable shops and restaurants.

Your Verbier ski holiday will be based at one end of the giant 4 Valleys ski area, a linked network of nearly 90 lifts connecting the ski runs above more than half-a-dozen ski villages.

The ski area has nearly 2,200 vertical metres between the highest lifts up on the former summer ski destination of the Mont Fort glacier, and the lowest runs. Although there’s no marked piste, in exceptionally snowy winters some of the world’s longest vertical descents of nearly 2,500 vertical metres are possible down to the valley floor below the village. A quarter of the domain's runs are above Verbier itself, the largest single sector in the region.

Skiing Guide

As Switzerland’s freeride mecca, Verbier has an international reputation for it’s challenging advanced terrain but lesser so for the excellent intermediate level runs that also populate the mountain.

Après Ski

Other than a few quieter bars, Verbier is big on the après and is popular with the Brits.

Families

Despite the nursery and ski school facilities, Verbier is not a resort oriented around families and has the potential to be hard work.

Off the Slopes

Stretch off the ski legs with a spot of retail therapy browsing the resort’s list of fashion, jewelry, gift and toy shops or try something in the outdoors such as dog sledding!

Restaurants & Dining

Verbier has 40+ restaurants covering the food spectrum from affordable pizzerias to all the frills Michelin star dining.

Spa Guide

A good selection of health and wellness facilities can be found around town.