Verbier resort guide: inspiration for your holiday in summer and winter in this top Swiss Alps resort.
Verbier is one of the Swiss Alps premium ski destinations, and has a younger than average clientèle attracted by excellent après ski options that make for a vibrant and lively atmosphere at night.
Located in a string of interconnected ski villages that make up the area knows as the 4 Valleys, Verbier enjoys sun kissed, panoramic views of the snow-clad peaks and mountain sides.
Our resort guide will help you discover la crème de la crème of Verbier’s accommodation, restaurants, ski areas and more.
Best places to stay Whether it’s just the 2 of you or a large group of family or friends, Verbier has a range of accommodation to ensure you can stay in comfort and luxury for the duration of your stay. Traditional Alpine architecture and materials combined with 21st century mod cons are a common feature for the very best chalets and hotels.Visit Website - Best hotel for 5 star luxury: Chalet Adrien Visit Website - Best for Alpine ambiance: Cordeée des Alpes Visit Website - Best for views of the Alps: Hotel Vanessa Visit Website - More luxury hotels in VerbierVisit Website - Best for luxury on a grand scale: Chalet L. Raphael Visit Website - Best for classic Alpine architecture: Chalet Les Elfes Visit Website - Best chalet for smaller groups: Jupiter Apartment Visit Website - More luxury chalet rentals in Verbier
Best places to ski The area immediately surrounding Verbier boast 100km of pistes, off piste options galore and snow parks for those wanting to focus on flips and tricks. A recently improved lift system makes getting to the piste you want easy and quick. Whether you are in Verbier to take your first tentative minutes on skis, or are looking for something altogether more demanding, there is certain to be a ski area to suit you.Visit Website - Best for beginners: Les EssertsVisit Website - Best for Intermediates: La Chaux 1Visit Website - Best for off-piste: Col de MinesVisit Website - Best for advanced skiers: Chassoure-TortinVisit Website - Learn more about Verbier ski areasVisit Website - Download Verbier piste map
Best ski schools Verbier is a long-established Alpine destination and boasts a wide range of expert ski schools. From lessons for the kids to expert 1-on-1 tuition to perfect your already advanced skiing, Verbier will have a ski school that will help you get the most out of your luxury ski holiday in the Swiss Alps.Visit Website - Best for off piste tuition: Altitude Verbier Visit Website - Best for small group lessons: European Snowsport Visit Website - Best for kids of all ages (4+): Ski NewGen Visit Website - Best for snowboard lessons: Swiss Snowboard School Visit Website - More ski schools in Verbier
Best places to eat Verbier attracts visitors from across the world, so it should come as no surprise that the range and quality of restaurants is amongst the best you’ll find anywhere in the Alps. Traditional Swiss fare, international influences and French haute cuisine can all be found within a stone’s throw of each other. Bon Appetit!Visit Website - Best for traditional Swiss fondues – Le Catogne Visit Website - Best for fine dining - La Table d’Adrien Visit Website - Best for modern world cuisine - Brasserie Le V
Best mountain huts Taking to the mountains above Verbier is the best way to really experience the mountain wilderness. To do so properly, you’ll need to take a few days, and plan a route carefully. Throughout the Alps, a network of well-maintained mountain huts offers simple and comfortable overnight accommodation for the weary hiker. Reservations are strongly recommended, so get in touch with the hut “gardien” in advance. Below are our favourites:Visit Website - Best for Mont Blanc massif views: Refuge Valsorey Visit Website - Best for being at one with nature: Cabane Montfort Visit Website - More Swiss Alps mountain huts
Best places to shop When you’ve skied to your heart’s content, you can then shop until you drop in Verbier’s charming and bustling village centre. Small local business rub shoulders with international brands, meaning that whatever you are after, whether it’s a treat for yourself or souvenirs for those back home, you can get what you want when shopping in Verbier.Visit Website - Best for watches + jewellery: Goltz Optique Visit Website - Best for clothing – sports and fashion: Fellay Verbier Visit Website - Best for fine local food and drink: Chalet Gourmand Visit Website - More shopping in Verbier
Best winter sports Skiing is seen as the king of wintersports in the Alps, but for those of you looking to try other activities, there is a wide range of winter activities available in the Verbier region that are equally enjoyable. From the adrenaline packed to the more relaxing, if you’re looking to leave your skis at home for a day or 2, Verbier will have something to your taste.Visit Website - Best for Husky dog sledding: Chiens de Traineau (French only)Visit Website - Best for ice climbing: Les Guides de VerbierVisit Website - Best for luge on the slopes: Verbier Booking Visit Website - Best for airboarding: Swiss Mountain Spirit Visit Website - More winter activities in Verbier
Best summer sports Once the winter season ends, skies are replaced by mountain bikes, climbing equipment and all sorts of other summer activities, as the range of fantastic activities in Verbier is not limited to the winter. Watersports come into their own in this season, and the mountainsides are alive with hikers and bikers. With our quick guide and link to all summer activities in Verbier, you’ll be well placed to make the most of your summer vacation in the Swiss Alps.Visit Website - Best for canyoning: No Limits Canyon Visit Website - Best for paragliding: The Ski Alternative Visit Website - Best for mountain biking: Les Guides de VerbierVisit Website - More things to do in summer in Verbier