VERBIER AND ITS SKI AREA
Verbier is known the world over for activity holidays in a sublime Alpine landscape. The resort lays claim to much of the sunny plateau on which it sits, opening out onto the Combin and Mont-Blanc mountain ranges to the south-west. Located at 1500 metres of altitude, it is part of the 4 Valleys ski area. With 410 kilometres of marked slopes and more than 90 ski lifts, Verbier is a skier's paradise.
Its vast ski area makes this ski resort - the most cosmopolitan of the Valais region - a playground with endless opportunities, set against a backdrop of breathtaking panoramic views. Experienced skiers and snowboarders will be in their element on the legendary freeride slopes and trails, whilst beginners can enjoy gentler slopes within the resort.
During the summertime, Verbier and the Val de Bagnes are perfect for exploring the array of other mountain activities on offer, such as hiking, mountain biking, golf or paragliding. Not forgetting the resort's famous classical music festival, horse jumping show, or simply going off on visits to discover the region. There is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy the authentic Alpine lifestyle in the traditional local villages or the Haut Val de Bagnes protected natural area.
THE RESORT'S ATMOSPHERE
It's been around eighty years since the Société de Développement de Verbier was founded. The visionary ideas of its members have led the resort to make a name for itself amongst the most sought after ski destinations. Verbier also owes its reputation to the preservation of its charm as a mountain village; the modern chalets built in the traditional style bear witness to this. The resort boasts a multitude of bars, restaurants, sports shops, jewellers, boutiques and local products. Such variety is sure to make your stay special.
Take your moves off the slopes and onto the dance floor in the nightclubs! A number of "after-ski" spots keep the resort buzzing, and the party often goes on until the end of the night. But as dawn breaks, the sparkling snow and invigorating air will make you want to kick your dance shoes off and hit the slopes once again.