Good ski jacket a must
I usually go with a rucksack if there for a week - if longer I take a case on wheels... In winter you will live in ski boots and a pair of outdoor boots -Timberlands' and snow boots are the most popular - Girls, seriously don't bother with high heelss unless you want to break an ankle! In side hotels/ Chalets you wear slippers or indoor shoes.
Clothes wise, most people go out straight from the slopes so you won't need many clothes other than a pair of jeans. Don't bother packing another jacket - wear your ski jacket.
Remember thermals - if you forget then they can be picked up here but at a price - much easier to buy before you arrive.
Good sun glasses are a must as are goggles.
Most other things speak for themselves. You can buy all your ski kit here but it will be expensive. You can get everything you need here. Again, there are a couple of camera shops and most of the other shops sell the standerd selection of films. In the summer you can camp - (you will have to check the verbier website for details)
In winter a good ski jacket will work both on and off the slopes.
Good outdoor boots - as I said above, Timberlands are a popular choice. Sun block - both in the summer and winter.
Chap stick for your lips - you will need it.
You could enjoy golfing in Verbier since 1969 with the opening of the Moulins course: 18 hole pitch and putt, par 54 (beginners accepted), right in the heart of the resort.
Later, the Esserts course: 18 holes par 69, with driving and chipping range, practice greens, has been built in Verbier at an altitude of 1600 meters. This mountain course dominates the area with each hole provinding stunning views of the sourrounding mountain ranges, Combin, Rogneux and Mont-Blanc.
Open from June to October
"a week in Switzerland"
In Feb, i was lucky enough to combine a work trip with 4 days of skiing. What really made it special, was i met my brother and father in Switzerland to go skiing - Mom stayed in Australia to look after the babies.
I spent three days driving around the West of Switzerland. I landed in Zurich, and spent Sunday afternoon wandering around the town. Found a lovely little cafe in the old part of town, just behind the church.
I have mostly skied in Australia or North America, and have thoroughly enjoyed this, and never really had desires to come to Europe to Ski. However, after experiencing Verbier, i think i am addicted to European skiing. Which is rather convenient considering i am now living in Europe :)
I will hunt through my notes and see what i can find regarding suggestions etc.
We rented a little Chalet (it was little) from some lovely people David found on line. (We, being my brother, father, David and Andrew) The only drawback, was the chalet was a fair bit out of town, and the buses stopped at 19.30 each night.
The first picture is our view from the Chalet.
Whilst i was there we had 4 days of brilliant sunshine (by this stage i had experienced few days of sunshine in Holland, and was really missing it).
Verbier is Huge, I think in the four days (3 were skiing days) I was there, the only run i skied more then once was the home run. Nearly every other run was new each time. Even then, i suspect i only saw 1/2 of the mountain.
The snow was lovely and crisp. Not a lot of powder (not like i have experienced in the back bowls of Vale, Colorado). The runs varied from very easy to difficult,, with the most difficult part at the top of the glacier. However, once committed to this, it wasn't that difficult (strange how once you are committed to a run, it doesn't look as daunting. The trip to the top of the Glacier is well worth it