European Snowboard Resort Guide
Your Independent Guide to the Snowboard Resorts of France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Bulgaria and Andorra

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND

 

 

 

TRANSFER TIME (approx): Geneva 2 hours

 

LIFT PASS (2010/11): Adult £206 (local)

                                         £229 (4 valleys area)

                                Child £107 (local)

                                        £119 (4 valleys area)

 

PISTE FACTS: Longest Run: 16km

                     Total: 412km (4 Valleys)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The largest resort in the 4 valleys area, Verbier is a high altitude, modern resort surrounded by stunning scenery. Good variety of pisted terrain means there is something for those learning their toe edge from their heel edge, right through to challenging blacks for those with more experience.

 

There are loads of decent red runs for those looking to cruise the piste all day long. For the park rats, there is a good park at Le Chaux. For those seeking fresh tracks, get on the hill early as there is excellent off piste on offer. Verbier hosts the final stop on the Nissan Freeride World Tour, so if you are willing to hike a bit, and pay for a guide, there really are world class off piste lines to be found.

 

Apres ski

 

This resort is world famous for its lively nightlife and apres ski. Wide selection of bars and restaurants offering everything from relaxed and family friendly, right through to lively drinking holes for those wanting to party into the early hours. There are also many fashionable shops to look around. In terms of activities off the slopes, there is a state of the art sports centre with swimming pool, sauna etc, ice skating and curling rink, paragliding, ice climbing and snowshoeing.