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Verbier has always been considered to be one of the most glamorous resorts in the Alps. Offering great accommodation, vibrant nightlife, and lively restaurants to its request visitors, Verbier is a complete package for beginners and brave advanced skiers. Other popular activities that visitors can do are paragliding, hello-skiing and busy-sledging.
Shops, restaurants and the luxury W Verbier hotel, plus a generous allocation of lounges, bars, cafés and other public spaces, make the resort a good option for winter activities. Plan your trip ahead to make sure that your vacation is totally unforgettable and one for the books.
Where To Stay In Verbier
Chalet Miriam is a luxury chalet nestled in the exclusive enclave of Les Essert and located under 100m from the Le Rouge piste and the beginner nursery slopes.
Chalet Gwen is one of the most spectacular properties in Verbier, located just a five-minute walk from the centre of the village. Chalet Gwen is perched on the edge of the Verbier plateau and has exceptional views down the valley and over the surrounding mountains.
Chalet Grace is in a prime position just 100m from the Le Rouge piste and a short stroll from the beginner nursery slopes and nestled in the exclusive Le Hameau development and surrounded by tranquil garden.
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Where To Eat Out In Verbier
Chez Dany Chemin de Clambin
For fine dining on the slopes, restaurants don't come much better than Chez Dany. Located just above Verbier, the terrace has unsurpassed views of the valley below, while the menu is varied and delicious. We recommend you try the fondue or a Croute au Fromage; a piece of locally-baked bread topped with ham and smothered in melted Swiss cheese, served with a fried egg on top. It's the restaurant's speciality.
Fer A Cheval Rue Medran
If you’re more into a laid back dinner, you can go to Fer a Cheval, a pizza place in the centre of town that has a terrace in the sun by day and a lively atmosphere at night.
Le Carrefour Route du Golf 95
Recently renovated, Carrefour is perfect both as a pit stop for lunch while on the slopes and when you want an evening fine-dining experience. Known for its cheese fondue and traditional Valasian specialties.
Chalet D’Adrian Chemin des Creux
The hotel's two restaurants are popular with tourists and locals alike: La Table d'Adrien, the more sophisticated, offers Italian food, while the cosy Le Grenier offers traditional Valasian specialities.
Pot Luck Club Hotel Farinet, Place Centrale
Since Kings restaurant closed, the Asian fusion baton has been handed over to the Pot Luck Club which is situated at the Hotel Farinet. South African chef Luke Dale Roberts has had success with the formula in Cape Town and now brings it to the Swiss mountains.
The Best Nightlife in Verbier
Located at the Hotel Farinet, The Casbah is a firm favourite with seasonaires as well as visitors to Verbier who want a late-night drink and a dance. Open every night, Casbah has recently been redecorated to look like a Bedouin tent with the award-winning Rock-Bar (hosted by DJ de Douche) next door.
Opened in 2007 as Verbier's first VIP luxury club, Coco is fast becoming a popular weekend hangout for both the bankers who come up from Geneva as well as weekenders from London. Open until 4am every night, the club caters for a clientele who drinks Krug or £10,000 cocktails. Non-members need to book in advance and pay the 20 Euro door charge, while a year's membership costs 2,500 Euros.
Kings Park Hotel
The most famous club in Verbier remains the Kings Parc Hotel's Farm Club. Catering for those who weekend in town, the crowd seems sophisticated in comparison to other Verbier clubs. Vodka bottles on the wall carries the names of regulars who come back every weekend.
The après-ski in Verbier starts at this hotel's bar in the centre of town with live bands every day and cheap jugs of beer, cocktails and shots. Expect loud music, dancing on tables and a lot of fun after the slopes close for the evening. Happy hour lasts from 4-5pm.
Things To Do In Verbier
With its high altitude, great snow and weather, and vast terrain, Verbier is a perfect place for skiing. The most popular places to do that are Tortin run, the Mont Fort or over into the Four valleys.
Thanks to identical twins Mike and Stu of Verbier Summits, paragliding has been a must-do activity in Verbier.
Heli-skiing is not for the faint heart as it can be deemed as "the ultimate skiing experience." You may look for more information for prices and guides at https://www.heliskiing-switzerland.com/fr/
If you're not into skiing, husky sledding is one of the top ways to discover the town of Verbier. You will be picked up at the top of the cable car at La Ruinettes and will wind your way down into the valley of La Chaux, 4,000 ft below.
If you’re hungry for some adventure, Verbier is a top-notch choice for tourists. But just like any other tourist destinations, it also has its own drawbacks. The beginner areas at the foot of the mountain are all but detached from the other pistes, so it may take novices days to be able to access the main ski area. And while there’s plenty to do other than skiing and snowboarding on the slopes, activities off the snow are relatively limited. After all, Verbier is a ski resort for a reason.
But other than that, Verbier is that glamorous Swiss ski resort that adventure-seekers from all over the world have been longing to visit, and never fails to deliver.