High end, high altitude luxury
Verbier has long been an enclave of the savvy British, and for good reason. It is among the world’s favourite resorts, and boasts some of the best ski terrain anywhere, and an apres ski atmosphere that is hard to beat.
Along with Nendaz, Verbier shares access to Mont Fort, the 3330m peak on which speed skiing events take place in the Spring. Veysonnaz and Thyon are also linked within the huge Four Valleys system, but they are a little further away from Verbier. Through the winter, Mont Fort is unpisted and presents a challenging mogul slope – one of several long and extremely challenging off-piste runs you will find.
It’s not all about moguls though. The area is large and there are a plethora of wide open intermediate pistes, plus a good selection of beginners’ slopes close to the village.
Collectively, the Four Valleys offers visitors guaranteed snow and features nearly 100 lifts and more than 412km of skiable runs. The local Verbier region is itself split in three areas: Verbier, Savoleyres/La Tzoumaz and Bruson – which is just a short gondola ride down to Le Chable and up the opposite side of the mountain.
- Skiing altitude 1500m – 3300m
- Total (local) piste length 90km
- Total (Four Valleys) piste length 412km
- Lifts (Four Valleys) 92
- Snowmaking 13%
- Beginner 39%
- Intermediate 44%
- Expert 17%
And for the more athletic or adventurous, Verbier Snowpark is a large area dedicated to big air bags, kickers, rails, boxes and more.