Switzerland may be known for its mountains, but Verbier is known for its skiers. As soon as you mention this charming Alpine village in the canton of Valais, your reputation as a distinguished skier will be set. Even if you are only a 'Red Prince' - that’s the 2nd star ski level in the French Alps.
White is your favorite color, but only in Verbier
Switzerland has 150 ski resorts, which is a lot for a country of 41,285 km2 (15,940 mi2). The domain of Les 4 Vallées, its 410 km (255 miles) of slopes and 92 ski lifts make Verbier (with its 6 neighbors) a resort with one of the largest skiing areas in Switzerland and the 4th largest in Europe (or 3rd, depending on the source).
We must confess, the Alps occupy 60% of this beautiful territory. As a result, Verbier is internationally-renowned in the world of skiing and attracts the best of the best, whether it be snowboarders, skiers or freeriders. But don't worry, Verbier is also a welcoming, family-friendly resort. Spaces and trails are specially designed and secured for new skiers and children. Younger children (under 6 years old) can take advantage of free packages, which comes in handy when you have a big family. All skiers are welcomed to discover the region’s wide open spaces, 4 valleys, 6 resorts - Verbier, Bruson, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon - and slopes of pure pleasure.
In Verbier, skiers of all levels come together to share magical moments on the slopes. Those who prefer lounge chairs and snowshoes keep themselves busy discovering the mountain restaurants elevated at high altitudes and alpine chalets. Snow and slope enthusiasts who love freeride skiing are in heaven at the summit tops. In Verbier you’ll find both prestige and adventure, whether it’s off-piste (please, with a guide, we can’t emphasize this enough) or on the safe and secured ski tracks of Gentianes, Plan du Fou, Mont-Gelé, Mont-Fort, etc.
Verbier is your station, if...
- Skiing is in your blood
- You are a fan of adrenaline
- Igloo, your champion Husky-Chihuahua, swears by Verbier
Skiing, of course, and then some
Verbier is known all over the world as the resort of champions. But it’s festive and convivial ambiance has also made it famous among a very chic and elegant clientele. Having a chalet or an apartment in Verbier is respected. Verbier offers beautiful properties and magnificent chalets, their architecture respecting the spirit of the Alps. Some of these incredible chalets are divided into luxury apartments and offer unbelievable views of the mountain tops and its changing colors.
Verbier is very popular among jetsetters all year long. Cultural, sporting, and even gourmet events take place both in the summer and winter. This mountain village isn’t just a winter sports resort, because there are many other kinds of activities offered to its residents and visitors. Ski lifts are in service in all seasons, which our calves do appreciate. On horseback, by bike, in the air or on foot, the village’s trails and pastures make way for the most beautiful strolls and hikes to discover the region’s lakes, streams and mountains.
Our favourite hike is the Tour du Mont-Fort, with its dazzling view of the Mont Blanc Massif. If you are looking for a moment of incomparable beauty, then you’ll have to get an early start and journey to the top of Mont-Fort for sunrise. For the music of the Alpine horns and a huge breakfast, it’s worth it.
To invest in a chalet or an apartment in Verbier is to buy a little slice of paradise in the heart of the snowy mountains and green pastures dotted with small mazots. There are many places of comfort to take a relaxing and gourmand break. Chalets in Verbier respect the traditions of the past while incorporating the modern luxuries of today. When it comes to the weather, rest assured that there will always be snow in Verbier to cover the roof of your Valais chalet, your Christmas tree, and to leave your skis at the door of your residence. After all, what’s a ski holiday without snow?
Your chalet will be in the sunny mountains of Verbier, if...
- You’d like to know more about snow insurance
- Golfing is for any season, you are a snow golfer at heart and a supporter of 'white greens'
- Your little one finally decided to trade her 'Snow Queen' costume for her ski suit
*The debate: 'Is white a color?' This will be the subject of another, more scientific article. But for now, we wish you a bon schuss!