Verbier is a glamorous winter destination that offers superb skiing, stunning scenery and lively nightlife. Located in the heart of the 4 Vallées ski area, Verbier has more than 200 km of pistes to suit all levels, from gentle beginner slopes to challenging off-piste runs. You can also access the entire 4 Vallées ski area with a ski pass, which includes 410 km of slopes and 80 lifts. Verbier is famous for hosting the finale of the Freeride World Tour, where the best freeriders compete on the iconic Bec des Rosses mountain.
Verbier is not only about skiing, it’s also about enjoying the alpine lifestyle. You can relax on a sunny terrace with a panoramic view of the mountains, indulge in a gourmet meal at one of the many restaurants, or party at one of the lively bars and clubs. Verbier has a cosmopolitan atmosphere, with an international clientele and a vibrant cultural scene. You can also explore the natural beauty of the region, with activities such as hiking, biking, climbing or paragliding.
Verbier is one of the world’s greatest ski resorts and is ranked by many experienced skiers in their top 10, or top 5, or even number one. The resort has it all; a huge ski area with a vast vertical, topped with a glacier; an authentic Swiss village with chalet-style architecture and great mountain scenery above and action-packed night life with excellent off-slope facilities. These combined attractions draw skiers from all over the world, but with a far better and wider international mix than many other international resorts with British, North American, German, French, Benelux, Dutch and Scandinavian guests all figuring prominently.
Verbier is something of a ‘purpose-built’ resort, although not in the way most people think today. Before 1925 there were no skiers here, and very few people, what is now the ski area only being used as summer pasture for cattle. The first hotel was built and ski lessons were given two years later and in 1928 Verbier’s first baby was born and the resort’s population reached three.
The first lift, in 1946, was a rather dangerous mechanised sledge-on-a-rope and the resort didn’t finally explode onto the international scene until ten years after that. The famous church with its 40 metre (130 foot) spire that dominates the resort to this day was completed in 1962 and the resort was one of the first to offer a skier uplift of 10,000 per hour by the mid ’60s.
Skiing in Verbier is an exhilarating experience for skiers of all levels. Verbier is part of the 4 Vallées ski area, which has 410 km of slopes and 80 lifts. You can enjoy stunning views of the mountains and valleys, as well as a variety of terrain, from gentle beginner slopes to challenging off-piste runs. Verbier is also famous for hosting the finale of the Freeride World Tour, where the best freeriders compete on the iconic Bec des Rosses mountain.
The area spans a huge vertical, from Le Châble at 850m up to Mont-Fort at 3,330m, and is a must-visit destination for those that like a little adrenaline.
If you want to ski in Verbier, you will need a ski pass that covers the area you want to explore. There are different types of ski passes available, depending on the duration and the extent of your skiing.
You can buy your ski pass online or at one of the ticket offices in Verbier or other resorts.
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