The Skiing

As the saying goes, a bad day on the slopes beats a good day at work… but a day skiing in Verbier trumps them all. Full of sunny, scenic slopes to suit all levels, the resort is an unrivalled skiing destination and it’s not hard to see why the world’s most discerning visitors return year after year.

Perched on an exclusive plateau in the heart of the mountains, Verbier is the gateway to the expansive 4 Vallées ski area, with nearly 100 lifts and more than 400 km of runs. The resort has the advantage of being south facing with the majority of slopes facing north, which means that you can enjoy perfect snow conditions while looking forward to a long, lazy lunch on a sunny mountain terrace.

Three main ski areas form the heart of the Verbier vallée: Les Ruinettes, Savoleyres and Bruson, peaking at a height of 3330m. Expert skiers will be drawn to the many off-piste offerings, including some of the best lift-served off-piste in the Alps, from narrow and exciting couloirs to the many faces of Mont Fort.

Beginners can start on the nursery slopes in the village, which are linked to the runs from Savoleyres, and will quickly progress to the easier slopes of Les Ruinettes. The Bruson area offers amazing opportunities for some off-piste tree skiing, often with hardly any tracks.

From Verbier, you can connect with the resorts of La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon 200 and even the resort of Les Masses right at the far edge of the 4 Vallées. Each resort is slightly different and the pistes vary from challenging itinerary runs to wide, cruising reds. There’s a route for all abilities, so even groups containing varying levels can enjoy the mountains.