Verbier

Luxury Chalets in Verbier

Verbier is where the Swiss & the rest of the world go to let their hair-down in opulent luxury, indulge in the après-ski in style, and to access arguably the best off-piste in the Alps. This is where we are currently based in the winter, so if you want me to divulge the hidden secrets of this super place make the most of our chalet selection and let me double up as your on mountain ski guide.

Luxury Hotels in Verbier

At 1,451m altitude, and perched on a south-oriented terrace, Verbier is gifted with great skiing conditions, many sunny days, and constant views of the awesome Grand Combin Massif.

It is undoubtedly one of the most-loved, varied and renowned of resorts in Europe. Unlike the ultra-glitzy St Moritz, this Swiss gem attracts regular seasonaires, professional ski teams and the rich and famous alike.

The glamorous town offers plenty in terms of fine-dining, luxury shopping outlets, spas and private extras for adrenaline junkies, such as heli-skiing and paragliding.

Travel Information

  • Airport 1
    GENEVA (GVA) - 163KMS // 2HRS
  • Airport 2
    SION (SIR) - 55 KMS // 50MINS
  • Private Airport
    SION (SIR) - 55 KMS // 50MINS
  • Train Station
    LE CHABLE - 15MINS
  • Heli Pad
    LE CHABLE - 15MINS
  • Great all round skiing
    High end chalets
    Buzzing apres & nightlife
    Convenient transfers
    Family friendly

    Verbier Ski Overview

    If you’re nervous about snow conditions for your trip then look no further, the weather here is so exceptionally great that Verbinet.com published a report, a few years ago, as an April fools joke claiming that the resort planned to reopen for summer skiing during June.

    For the more experienced skiers, there is an unlimited choice of impressive couloirs, chutes and gullies to choose from; it is evident why this spectacular resort has gained its name as home to some of the toughest and most sought-after alpine descents. Do not be put off by this prestigious reputation though, there are dozens of runs on offer for beginners and intermediates alike, as well as après-ski (and snow-less) activities to rival its best competition in the Alps.

    Verbier classifies its pistes as 43% easy, 29% intermediate and 28% advanced, but the resort is best suited to confident, adventurous skiers and boarders. The resort’s ice-cream-scoop of a mountain bowl is perfectly oriented to the south, so virtually the whole ski area enjoys sunshine all day, as well as views towards the glaciated peaks along the borders with France and Italy. The main beginners’ slope, Les Esserts, has the same set-up on a bigger scale.

    The majority of visitors spend most of their time on the main network of pistes directly above Verbier, served by the Médran gondola. This spaghetti of reds is a glorious intermediate playground, but even cautious beginners should ride up to access a couple of scenic blues higher up. And everyone – non-skiers included – should ride the sequence of gondolas and cable cars accessing Mont Fort (3,330m) for the views.

    The gentle, sunny bowl of La Chaux, before you reach the top, is popular with families. The terrain park here has three routes (blue, red, black) with jumps and rails of varying difficulty, plus a giant airbag (experts only, injuries are common) and a thrilling ski cross/boardercross run. This is a resort built for everyone of all abilities, we can not recommend the quality on offer here highly enough!

    Key Information

    • Ski area: 4 Vallees
    • Resort: 1550m // Top: 3330m
    • Pistes: 412km
    • Beginners: 35
    • Intermediate: 55
    • Advanced: 10
    • Ski Lifts: 92
    • Snow Park: 3
    • Nursery Areas: 2
    • Cross Country: 22km

    There are a number of other activities you can do whilst on holiday in Verbier, so if you other half or group of friends like taking to the mountain more than take a look below and see what else is on offer.

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    Cross-Country Skiing

    Verbier has four designated cross-country skiing circuits, which vary in length from 2.4km to 6km and are suitable for skating of classic style cross country skiing. You can hire XC ski boots and lightweight skis and poles fairly inexpensively from most sports shops in Verbier. If you're new to this sport, why not book a group or private lesson to learn the basics from one of the ski schools or private instructors. A number of adventure companies also offer cross-country skiing guiding, tours and lessons too. Find your way around with the cross country skiing maps.

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    Heli-Skiing

    Skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers can take a helicopter ride into the very heart of the Swiss Alps and enjoy an original and challenging descent of Verbier's mountains. You'll be under the supervision of a qualified guide who knows the area well and can recommend the best places to go. Heliskiing isn't legal in neighbouring France, so a lot of people will cross the border to enjoy the experience. The most popular destinations in the region include Rosablanche (3314m), Petit Combin (3670m) or on the Trient glacier (3295m). For those wanting to explore deep into the backcountry, try heli-touring with a guide.

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    Helitours

    Or, if you’d rather sit back and enjoy the views, you can admire the mountains without any need to don your ski boots! Daily panoramic helicopter flights are available (weather permitting) with a number of local flight companies. Relax and enjoy the stunning views as you fly over the snow-capped mountain tops, glaciers and alpine forests of the Swiss Alps.

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    Hiking & Snowshoeing

    Verbier and the greater 4 valleys area has a huge network of walking trails, great for exploring the area's many waterfalls, spectacular mountain views and get access to mountain refuges and restaurants. There are four winter walking routes to discover in Verbier which are great for non-skiers and families; Les Ruinettes to La Chaux, Les Creux to Le Chateau, Perin to Les Planards and Sonalon to La Marlene. All of the routes are wide paths on the snow and vary in duration from just under an hour to nearly three hours. You can pick up a map of the routes from the tourist office in the centre of resort.

    There are 30 mountain restaurants throughout the domain. The number of functional high-volume places on the mountain perhaps reflects the serious attitude taken by many of the skiers to the area - and of course there's no shortage of good eating at the end of the day back in town.

    Cabane Mont Fort

    Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Alpine

    If you’re looking for something on the move, check out the Cabane Mont Fort, on the Gentianes to La Chaux ski run. This is actually a refuge with showers and 2-bed and dormitory rooms - perfect for first tracks. The cosy interior gets crowded in bad weather; otherwise the sun terrace with its great views is the place to be. Rememer to bring money (no cards) so you can warm yourself with a superb cheese fondue.

    Chez Dany

    Swiss, European, International

    Below Ruinettes in the trees towards Verbier, Chez Dany is a charming chalet in the hamlet of Clambin, with a cosy interior and a balcony with views, it serves an imaginative take on local cuisine, including succulent grills and pumpkin soup in a bread bowl. It’s open in the evenings, with a snow taxi transfer too and then sledge down! Note the ski to the restaurant can get icy - so worth checking conditions first.

    Bois Sauvage

    Local & Seasonal Produce

    Restaurant Le Bois Sauvage is situated at the other end of the 4 vallees, just 300m from the Hérémence lift station. The restaurant sits in the centre of the village of Les Masses and offers breathtaking panoramic views stretching across the whole of the Val D'Herens valley, with the Matterhorn in the distance. The newly renovated restaurant and bar offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where guests are free to enjoy a drink in the bar or dine in the cosy restaurant. This is a great day out; enjoying some great food and service from Darren and Ashley whilst I show you the entire ski area.

    La Marmotte

    Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Alpine

    Savoleyres has two self service restaurants, one with a large sun-terrace, at the top of the gondola. More rustic is La Marmotte at around 1930m near the T-bar. Offers great views across the Valley and is also an easy ski home, provided the track to Carrefour is open.

    Le Carrefour

    Swiss, European, Gourmet, Alpine

    One of our favourite mountain restaurants, the food is typically Swiss. Choose from a selection of salads, meats cooked on the hot stone, or their range of rosti's. Our favourite is the Rosti Creblet accompanied with a glass of the Cayas, a great Swiss red wine. A great spot, there are a number of ways to ski here for all abilities and also just a 4 minute drive from town for those not on ski's. Once finished why not carry on that sunny day in the sunshine at Le Rouge!

    Le Dahu

    Italian, Swiss dishes, Alpine

    Located in La Chaux, a nervous intermediates skiing paradise. The restaurant can be reached by lift all the way from town, or for the skiers in the party right from the top of Mont Fort. You will enjoy great service and food here, our favourites are Farm House Chicken and Salmon Gallette, thats if we are bored of the Diavola pizza (thinking pizza - come here!)

    Fer a Cheval

    Swiss dishes, Vegetarian, Apres

    Situated just above the centre of town and just a short walk from the Medran lift station. Open for both lunch and dinner, this is popular spot for both locals and visitors. The food is simple Swiss, with a range of pizza's, salads and pasta. We recommend the Steak Tartare with a bit of spice and the Goat's cheese salad. Also a nice sport for an apres beer whilst watching the town wander by!

    Le Shed

    Swiss Burgers (Swedish inspired), Vegetarian, Cocktails

    Open its doors in 2016 and has been a popular place to eat ever since, simple menu's and great Swiss produce compliment each other beautifully. Open's in the evening at 18.30 and operates on a first come first seated basis, tip come early if you dont like the idea of waiting at the bar sampling the cocktails on offer. The sweet potato fries are pretty dreamy!

    Aiseki, T Bar

    Japanese, Sushi, Noodles

    Inspired by the ‘Izakaya’ (a relaxed Japanese gastropub), Aiseki Sushi brings this delicious, culinary concept to the Swiss Alps. In a cozy, fun bar you can enjoy Japanese food in a friendly, casual space. Whether you are fresh off the slopes, in need for a quick bite, or looking to experience Verbier’s nightlife – you can enjoy a delicious range of Japanese dishes, prepared by some top sushi chefs.

    Le Caveau

    Swiss, Fondue & Raclette

    Quintessentially Swiss (the aroma of cheese is powerful!), situated in the central square of Verbier a great spot for dinner with family & friends. With a menu offering a range of different fondues (meat and cheese), raclettes, salads and entrees, as well as a children's menu, you can find something for everyone. The different types of fondue are definitely worth trying and, with friendly staff and a traditional cosy interior, you will not be disappointed.

    L'Ecurie

    Swiss, Traditional, Meat

    The menu of L'Ecurie restaurant in Verbier favors authenticity, tradition and creativity, in a revisited and cozy decor. At the helm of this new adventure, Claude-Alain Besse, Carine Petre and their team. On the menu: local products selected with care, quality grill, chef's suggestions according to the seasons and desires. And of course a wine list at the top with a selection of wines from Valais, France and Italy.

    Arctic Cafe

    Sandwichs, Wraps, Juices, Salads

    New to Verbier in 2017 - the Arctic Cafe has brought the juice boom to town. They have a number of healthy options and a popular spot to meet both before are after skiing, with its ideal location opposite the Medran lift.

    Les Moulins is the junior slope near the town centre, home to the kids’ club run by the Swiss Ski School and a crèche, Les Schtroumpfs. It has one magic carpet and one button.

    If your little ones want some time off the slopes, then hop on a horse and enjoy the fantastic trails in Verbier. You can cover more ground than on foot, get an elevated view of the beautiful scenery and hopefully get a closer peek at the wildlife. There are a number of adventure companies who can take you out for your horse riding experience and even provide you with horse riding lessons.

    Verbier is home to the longest sledge run in French-speaking Switzerland, with a vertical descent of 848 metres. The run takes you from the top of Savolyeres all the way down to La Tzoumaz and you can hire sledges from the top of the Savolyeres cable car or any of the sports shops in resort.

    There is also the potential to enjoy the panoramas of Verbier’s mountains from a husky sled. Drive your own sledge around the designated trails in resort. They run from early December to the end of April (snow-permitting) and is a must for all dog lovers!