Verbier can be challenging for families, especially those on a budget, so some advance planning is needed to ensure a successful holiday here. Be careful to ensure your accommodation is not a long walk or bus ride from the slopes and other facilities you’ll need, and if you are not in catered accommodation, consider the best way to plan your family dining budget!

There’s a non-ski nursery for young children, Les Schtroumpfs (+41 (0)27 771 65 85), located in Les Moulins and accepting children from three months old. The ski schools will take children aged from four years and the largest, the Swiss Ski School, runs a Kids Club.

Off the slopes there are some good facilities for families, especially in the sports centre which has a good leisure pool and there’s also a popular ice rink. Activities involving dogs and donkeys are also available (see Resort Attractions).