Activities Available

Airboarding
+41 (0)27 771 83 00
www.swissmountainspirit.com

Climbing Tower

+41 (0)27 775 33 63
www .verbierbooking.com

Curling Rink

Dog Sledding
+41 (0)27 771 83 00
www.swissmountainspirit.com

Donkey Treks

+41 (0)27 783 17 32
www.vagabondane.ch

Fitness Centre

Hang gliding
+41 (0)27 771 68 18
www.flyverbier.ch

Ice Climbing.

Ice Skating

Paragliding
+41 (0)27 771 68 1
www.flyverbier.ch

Ropes Course

+41 (0)27 775 33 63
www .verbierbooking.com

Sauna

Snowshoeing

Squash

Swimming Pool.

Toboggan Run (four runs up to 10km long in neighbouring villages).

Winter hiking.

Resort Attractions

Because of its unique character, Verbier offers many ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunities, but the animal-centred ones are a little less famous than its extreme slopes. You can, for example, go dog sledding with huskies as at many ski resorts these days, but a more unusual option is to have your sled pulled by St Bernards, offered by Fondation Barry (+41 (0)27 722 12 27; http://www.fondation-barry.ch). Donkeys are also a big draw in the region, with the chance to go donkey trekking offered by Le Vagabiond’ane (+41 (0)27 783 17 32; http://www.vagabondane.ch).

Shopping

Verbier has more than 50 shops including more than its fair share of fashion retailers, a good range of gift and souvenir shops and a selection of jewellers that also stock fine Swiss watches.

Among the more sophisticated boutiques are Sabi (+41 (0)27 771 44 91; http://www.sabi-verbier.ch/boutique.htm) and children will be happy to spend time in Toy's World (+41 (0)27 771 27 61).

The many fashion retailers include Peak Performance (+41 (0)27 771 13 93), Quiksilver (+41 (0)27 771 58 31), Patagonia Timberland (+41 (0)27 771 12 53) and Rip Curl (+41 (0)27 771 30 14) outlets.

You’ll also find a photographic store, post office, newsagents (Kiosque Naville; +41 (0)27 771 31 21), a stationers (Aux Galeries, +41 (0)27 771 10 26), a chemists and a florist (Gailland Fleurs SA; +41 (0)27 771 66 43)