Verbier Travel Guide

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Verbier Things to Do

  • Ski!

    Ski, drink, ski, drink, ski and then paraglide with your ski's!!! Above all have fun!Verbier is also wonderful in the summer, hiking through the mountians' is great. The night life in summer doesn't compare to winter but, if you are with some mates you make your own fun...

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  • Taste the local Snow...

    Verbier skiing area is part of the 4 Vallées network (Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon). You will get enough room for your favourite sports... The 4 Vallées region offers 412 km of ski slopes and 92 different lifts (skilifts, chairlifts, gondolas and cablecars together).Verbier highlights are:- efficient and modern lifts (experience...

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  • Le Hameau

    Do not miss to visit the pleasant Hameau (=Hamlet) de Verbier. This harmonious and coherent complex was imagined by PierreDorsaz in order to honour the old cultural alpine heritage, resulting from the relationship of the man with the ground which nourishes it. An alpine museum, a chapel, the Odéon Square with its sundial fountain, the bronze bull...

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  • Top o' the world ma!

    3400 meters up. It was a double black diamond and I figured it would be no problem!All I can say is... Geronimo!!!

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  • The view from the ridge

    If you have a car don't worry if the cable cars are no longer running. It is a wonderful (if perhaps a little scary) drive to the ridge above Verbier - and well worth it for views like this.

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  • Skiing from high above!!!

    Ok... so ya wanna ski? Well, you have got to go to the top!!! Let me introduce you too MT. FORT!!! 3,400meters above ski level!!! I was a human snowball getting down from there! Great part of the mountain and will really test your skills... as it is double black diamond!

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Verbier Hotels

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  • De Verbier

    , Verbier, Valais, 1936, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Vanessa

    rue du Lac 2-8, Verbier, Valais, CH-1936, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Nevai

    Route de Verbier, Verbier, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

Verbier Restaurants

  • Sushi in the Alps!!

    If you have had enough of cheese fondues in Verbier,do try this restaurant in the village centre. Lovely Sushi and other Japanese food! Try the Seabass rolls with pesto or the spicy tuna!! They have a wide selection of quality wine and Japanese beer and Sake.The restaurant is 100 metres from Le Farinet. Spicy Tuna rolls.Seabass maki with...

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  • Forget the view... Eat and Drink!!!

    First thing is the tremendous view!!! Sitting outside with the Swiss Alps all around makes you really love the country, but wait... there's more because this is a restaurant!! The food started off with extremely fresh bread and light green salad. The dressing melted into your mouth over the mixed greens that taste like they were picked that...

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Verbier Nightlife

  • Where every night begins or ends...

    Where every night begins or ends...Beware of hang over or you will miss the next perfect ski day ;-)

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  • Lively Après-ski spot

    A must After ski stop! A lively place with large sunny terrace and view on the main central place. Great to enjoy a vin chaud (warm spiced wine) and relax from your ski day listening nice music or debriefing your performance between friends ;-) Brand new ski equipment

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  • Nightlife

    I am not aware if you could skiing by night here as Verbier has not yet an illuminate piste. You could try to ski by a full moon night where special events are planned. More info coming soon (season 2005/06)By meantime you could go to Crans-Montana on a Friday Night to enjoy this unique sensation... Maybe next season ;-)

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  • Crazy scene but cool!

    Great atmosphere! All over the walls are pics of people that have played there! Don't know if you can see it, but behind me is a guy with really crazy hair! Anyway, the decor looks like something from the Rocky Horror Picture Show!!! Outside balcony is picture perfect with nice big chairs and lots to drink after a hard day of skiing!!! Come as you...

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  • after ski beer!

    I loved this place! Right next to the Medran lift! What could be better! Come off the slopes on a beautiful day and find you don't have to walk far to plop down and have a nice BIG glass of beer! The perfect way to end a ski day... and a great way to start a night! I still had my ski boots on!!!

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  • Live band to sing with

    I am sorry I cannot remember the name of this place! It was excellent! The band rocked... especially since they dragged me on stage because I was singing Sweet Home Chicago the loudest!!! There were people still in their ski wear when the party started jumpin!

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Verbier Transportation

  • How to reach the Top...

    Access by car: A9 motorway until Martigny then direction Grand St-Bernard - Verbier. At Sembrancher turn on the left to Le Châble (car park available) then enjoy the winding road up to Verbier. Access by train: CFF/SBB Martigny, change for the Saint Bernard Express train 30min ride up to le Châble, then bus or cable car up to Verbier.

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  • Hurry up...

    When you go to the other valleys during a ski day you have to watch the clock. You need to get the last cable car to Verbier in sufficient time.

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  • Bus system rocks!!!

    The greatest thing in Verbier is that it is a relatively small area that is a ski town! The buses run all day and make a loop all over the area. You can find the maps at the bus stop and even the drivers are friendly!!!

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Verbier Warnings and Dangers

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    by Tripack Updated Aug 24, 2005

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    Avalanche hazard

    If you're going skiing/surfing off-piste. Please respect the local regulations to avoid rocks barrier or cliffs and read the local avalanche bulletins.

    In case of emergency call 117

    Be safe!

    White death
    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Skiing and Boarding

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Verbier What to Pack

  • 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...

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  • Well... It is a SKI town!!!

    Backpack for carrying stuff BootsReg. walking shoesSki boots or Snowboard bootsSki jacket... GORTEXSki pants... GORTEXLongjohns... do people still wear these?Goggles or sunglassesHat or hoodGloves... water resistant!!! Gortex!!!Heavy Socks for rental bootsI have a mask, but don't use it unless it is really really nasty on the mountain!!! Suntan...

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  • Hayfever may be a problem

    If you suffer from Hayfever take medication with you. I had a rough time at the end of June, having never had hayfever symptoms ever before. I managed to get a remedy in Verbier but none of the instructions were in English and I subsequently found it's almost half the price for the same product in the UK.

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Verbier Off The Beaten Path

  • Xtreme Verbier

    Don't even think about it...Why extreme? Just look up the Bec des Ross peak, you will see some Kamikaze riding down the face avoiding or jumping rocks barriers... of course everything are under control... until the next turn ;-)Bec des Rosses playground: 3222m, 45°-55° slopes and 500m vertical drop. Next 11th edition: 17-19 March 2006 to see pro...

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  • Ride the Mont Fort

    The highest point in the region is the Mont-Fort at 3330m. From its peak , one can enjoy an incredible view of the Matterhorn, the Grand Combin and the Mont-Blanc which at 4807m is the highest peak in Europe.A 3km steep slope "dives" 436m lower in direction of the Col des Gentianes area. Only recommended for good skiers... watch the bumps ;-)

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  • Need to be closer of the sky...

    The local snow park "1936 Neipark" is waiting for your take-off... Located at La Chaux (2'485m) with large choice of snow fun:- A fresh BigAir of 17m... (still growthing)- Line Soft (3-6m): 2 Tables, 2 Gaps- Line Medium (8-15m): 2 Gaps, 1 Table, 1 Step Up, 1 Curve Box- Line Hard (16-25m): 1 Step Down/Drop, 1 Table, 2 Gaps, 1 Double-Hip- Line Rail:...

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Verbier Sports & Outdoors

  • Freeride Xtreme Verbier

    Don't even think about it...Why extreme? Just look up the Bec des Ross peak, you will see some Kamikaze riding down the face avoiding or jumping rocks barriers... of course everything are under control... until the next turn ;-)Bec des Rosses playground: 3222m, 45°-55° slopes and 500m vertical drop. Next 11th edition: 17-19 March 2006 to see pro...

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  • Mountain Biking

    Spectacular scenery - amazing trails fast and flowy to super steep and technical - amazing guides gots us through it though in one piece. They also offer a six week residential course a Mountain bike institute in July. Full Suss bike and big tyres - and spare brake pads!!

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  • Mountain bike tours

    Verbier region offer more than 200 km of marked routes in a beautiful Alpine scenery.Bicycles: no charge on cable-cars for the owners of a summer lift ticket Summer opening lifts:- Verbier - Les Ruinettes- Verbier - Tzoumaz- Le Châble - Verbier You could challenge also The Grand Raid Cristalp from Verbier to Grimentz (131 km) each year in...

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Verbier Favorites

  • 4 Vallées skiing area

    Verbier skiing area is part of the 4 Vallées network (Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon). You will get enough room for your favourite sports... The 4 Vallées region offers 412 km of ski slopes and 92 different lifts (skilifts, chairlifts, gondolas and cablecars together). Some memorable skiing marathon ;-)

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  • Great architecture!!!

    This is a scene from the "old verbier" street. There is an enormous sun dial across from the church where many weddings and baptisms (I've been told) happen. It was a wet and foggy day, but just imagine it when it is nice!!!All around it now are condos and places for rent during the high season! Nice, but too rich for my blood!!!

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  • Round-a-bout

    This is a pic of the round-a-bout in the middle of the town. It is above the extreme sports store, in the bar that I cannot remember the name of!

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Top 5 Skiiing Destinations: Verbier

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's difficult to pick one spot in Switzerland, but historic Verbier has both quality skiing and a full schedule of activities for those who aren't interested in moguls or powder. For the skiers, Verbier's off-piste (backcountry and/or non-groomed) terrain is some of the most challenging in the world. For those sans skis, there are 20 km (12.4 miles) of marked and prepared winter hiking trails and well-maintained tobogganing slopes. Verbier is truly the spot to experience the "après ski" lifestyle, especially this season with the recent opening of The Lodge Verbier, Richard Branson's private ski resort. Many of the piste restaurants and bars are easily accessible to non-skiers, so you can enjoy a drink on the patio with the exquisite Alps view. In addition to the usual winter sports and spa treatments, Verbier offers two particular specialties: cheese and puppies. Verbier is actually located near the famous St. Bernard pass, the St. Bernard hospice, and of course, the origin of the St. Bernard dog. In both winter and summer, visitors can walk with the dogs or visit the museum dedicated to the breed in nearby Martigny. Verbier is also in the middle of prime cheese country, so visitors must make sure to sample the cheeses and Switzerland's famous cheese fondue.

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