Verbier is a rustic chalet village set in the Swiss Alps in the municipality of Bagnes. The village sits at the height of 1500 meters above sea level on a south-facing terrace in the valley called Val de Bagnes.
Verbier is renowned for being an ‘off-piste’ resort that attracts many top skilled and experienced skiers to take advantage of the varied conditions and steep slopes that Verbier is famed for. Parts of Verbier are covered in snow for the whole year round, which means that with exceptional conditions, the resort can sometimes offer summer skiing.
Verbier’s ski area reaches a height of 3330 meters above sea level at Mont Fort which has breath-taking panoramic views of the Swiss Alps. Verbier forms a part of the ‘Four Valleys’ skiing area which has 410 kilometers of ski runs across the valleys of Thyon, Veysonnaz, Nendaz, and Verbier.
Verbier is a traditional and rustic alpine village that has a wide variety of ski slopes and snow sports options.
Its off-piste skiing attracts skiers from around the world and is recognized as one of the ‘premiere’ off-piste resorts.
Verbier has great nightlife and is a lively resort that attracts many celebrities as well as royalty.
The resort has many sporting and leisure activities that can be enjoyed in summer and winter.
Off-piste skiing that attracts experienced and advanced skiers
Heli-skiing, with plenty of heli-skiing landing spots
Winter sports vacations
Summer alpine hiking trips
Rustic and peaceful vacations with beautiful scenery.
#Best known for
One of the premiere off-piste skiing resorts in the world.
The internationally renowned classical music festival, Verbier Festival.
Verbier is a popular destination for royalty and celebrity visitors.
Its steep slopes and varied conditions make it a perfect resort for the winter sports enthusiast.
The beautiful and extensive views of the Swiss Alps.
#Best time to visit
The winter season runs from December until the end of April, with its most popular times being New Year and February/March. During this time you can make the most of glacier skiing, off-piste activities as well as heli-skiing.
Starting in July the summer season in Verbier has plenty to offer, with extreme sports that are full of adrenaline like canyoning, glacier walking, and hydro speeding or more relaxed activities such as mountain walking, golf and wandering around the traditional weekly market that is hosted in the center of Verbier.
There is always plenty of activities to try out in Verbier, and there is something on offer to suit every taste.
During summer, mountain biking is a popular activity that ranges from leisurely lower level trails to high energy downhill mountain biking. The varying terrain and spectacular views mean that Verbier is perfect for exploring on your bike.
Whenever you visit Verbier, you can try your hand at the fun and exhilarating activity of ice-karting, which is go-karting with the added thrill of being set on an ice track. Ice-karting is a perfect activity for a group of friends or a fun and lively challenge for your family.
To explore the stunning views across the Alps, there are daily panoramic helicopter flights, so you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery from the comfort and luxury of a state of the art helicopter.
A popular and unusual activity that is sweeping across Verbier is the activity of Geocaching whereby you search for treasure using the GPS system on your smartphone. It is a simple and enjoyable activity that is perfect for a family adventure.
Le Namasté – This restaurant is set in a cozy chalet with charming décor. It serves traditional and local Valais cuisine while you are surrounded by interesting artifacts and agricultural paraphernalia. It is a walk uphill to get there, but you do get to enjoy a toboggan home.
Les Chottes – Les Chottes is an extensively converted barn that can be accessed through a snow tunnel. This restaurant is a tranquil haven that serves typical Swiss mountain cuisine with daily local specialties.
Cordée des Alpes – Situated in the heart of Verbier, this restaurant is stylish and glamorous. It serves exquisitely delicious and beautifully presented plates of food with an option to sit at the chef’s table.
Fer à Cheval – for an informal and relaxed meal, Fer à Cheval is perfect to meet fellow vacationers and enjoy the gentle buzz of Verbier. It is a bright and lively bar and restaurant that serves hearty good food.
Le Caveau – Set in a cozy chalet basement, this restaurant focuses on local cuisine and specialties. With beautiful open fires, it is very easy to enjoy a leisurely and informal meal, feasting on fondues and local cheeses.