Less than a 2 minute walk from the Medran and boasting spectacular views of the surrounding Mountains Laineux Sleeps: 10 Laineux is a modern penthouse apartment, conveniently located just a short walk from all the local facilities, amenities and lift station Alrou Sleeps: 10 This lovely contemporary alpine apartment is situated just below the Medran lift station, in a peaceful location just 5 minutes walk from the shops, bars and restaurants. The Skiing Renowned skiing in unbeatable mountains Verbier is part of the 4 Vallee ski area, linked by one pass, offering over km of ski runs. The village itself sits at m, with the highest point of Mont Fort reaching m well worth a visit to see the stunning views across the Swiss valleys. Thanks to the altitude, the resort has an excellent snow record, and its southwest facing direction offers sunny skiing usually from December through to the end of April. The skiing is world famous, with a reputation for having some of the best off-piste skiing you can find. Not only does it have some of the most challenging skiing the mountains have to offer, but there is a range of areas to suit beginners and intermediates alike, making it a great choice for those who want to perfect their technique as well as those who are still perfecting the snow plough!
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Less than a 2 minute walk from the Medran and boasting spectacular views of the surrounding Mountains Laineux Sleeps: 10 Laineux is a modern penthouse apartment, conveniently located just a short walk from all the local facilities, amenities and lift station Alrou Sleeps: 10 This lovely contemporary alpine apartment is situated just below the Medran lift station, in a peaceful location just 5 minutes walk from the shops, bars and restaurants.
The Skiing Renowned skiing in unbeatable mountains Verbier is part of the 4 Vallee ski area, linked by one pass, offering over km of ski runs. The village itself sits at m, with the highest point of Mont Fort reaching m well worth a visit to see the stunning views across the Swiss valleys.
Thanks to the altitude, the resort has an excellent snow record, and its southwest facing direction offers sunny skiing usually from December through to the end of April. The skiing is world famous, with a reputation for having some of the best off-piste skiing you can find. Not only does it have some of the most challenging skiing the mountains have to offer, but there is a range of areas to suit beginners and intermediates alike, making it a great choice for those who want to perfect their technique as well as those who are still perfecting the snow plough!
Le Rouge has a slightly steeper slope to help you master turns, and this area joins with the rest of the mountain so you can head up once you feel more confident on your skis and board.
Heading up the Medran lift, Lac De Vaux and Le Chaux are great starting points for testing your new skills, whilst the area of Savoleyres is filled with wide, shallow slopes for practicing all day. The sun hits this side of the mountain in the afternoon, softening up the snow and making for an enjoyable journey home.
The varied terrain across the whole of the four valleys allows you to ski groomed pistes, through the trees and off-piste all in one day. A great challenge is to head over to Thyon for the day, on the other side of Tortin…but make sure you get the last lift back to Verbier! On the opposite side of the valley, Bruson is popular with intermediate skiers. A new lift from Le Chable allows visitors to Verbier an easy ride up the mountain, so its popularity looks to increase, especially on fresh powder days!
There are plenty of ski itinerary routes for those in search of a challenge, including the popular Tortin descent, Mont Gele and Mont Fort a must even if you choose to get the lift back down after witnessing the incredible views! Advanced skiers will never tire of the opportunities available in Verbier. The Verbier Xtreme freeride competition takes place on the formidable Bec des Rosses and, if that inspires you, there are some fantastic heli-skiing opportunities too.
Restaurants Apres-Ski After a long day on the slopes, nothing quite beats that refreshing cold beer with friends, or a warm glass of Vin Chaud. On your final run down the mountain, tends to call out for a pitstop before the end of the day. Sofas inside and sun loungers outside get packed towards the end of the afternoon, but be careful to leave whilst you are still able to ski to the bottom!
Just around the corner from the Medran ski lift is Pub Mont Fort, comfortable and popular with all ages, with a great happy hour and good food.
Fer a Cheval has a brilliant reputation with locals and visitors alike, and is popular at any time of day. Between pm, thirsty skiers spill out into the street whilst the regulars chat to the friendly staff at the bar. Laid-back lounge beats welcome stylish groups and sophisticated couples for glasses of pricey wine on the terrace. The retractable glass roof provides much needed blasts of fresh air. Through the glass doors, Farinet Lounge serves a plethora of cocktails from skilled barmen to those who prefer a more classy setting!
Ask your chalet host to reserve you a table, as it can get busy. The revelry continues to a handful of light night venues, including T-Bar and The Loft, both of which often host live music or DJ sets. The world famous Farm Club is well worth a visit to experience the chic interior and even chicer clubbers.
After hours, the truly energetic gather inside Casbah in Place Central to dance until the early hours, leaving just enough time to recharge before another day on the slopes. For even more sun, and an uninterrupted view of the itinerary ski route down Mont Gele, La Vache is popular for sit down lunches and terrace drinks.
Chez Dany is well known as an evening spot, thanks to its popularity with families who can sledge down post-dinner in the dark. If you want to meet up with non-skiing members of your party, there are a couple of options in perfect spots. Ski down to Carrefour and friends can join you by bus for fabulous views down to the village and traditional Swiss dishes.
Non-skiers can also enjoy the mountains without the ski boots by taking the lifts over to Le Dahu in Le Chaux. Here, there is a choice of canteen-style dining on outdoor beanbags, or head upstairs for a fine menu of salads and warm dishes. If you are spending the day in Savoleyres, head to Sonalon, perched high on the piste, with a great reputation with locals. Namaste is another good choice, cosy interiors and light lunches make it a firm favourite for those on the way back down to Verbier.
There are a number of restaurants based at the top of the biggest lifts, including Olympique and Les Ruinettes, serving a range of meals, from sandwiches and salads to pasta and soups. Towards the end of the day, stop for a drink at Ice Cube, the Carlsberg Restaurant or at , the last stop before reaching the bottom of the slope. These are all popular for a quick bite and can get quite lively in the late afternoon, especially when the sun is shining!
Village Restaurants Although nothing beats a fine dining experience back at your chalet after a full day on the slopes, Verbier has some of the finest mountain restaurants in Europe. Your chalet staff will have one night off during the week, allowing you the opportunity to sample some of the excellent cuisine in one of the local restaurants.
Popular with kids on a break from ski school, the American diner-style interior makes it one of the most laid-back restaurants in town.
For a sweet treat, the Milk Bar is the place to go for cakes and gloriously indulgent hot chocolates. Families flock to Al Capone for the perfect pizzas and lively atmosphere, or you can head to Chez Martin, where you will always manage to find a table, thanks to their large dining area, and even larger menu! A must-try is the Potence at Au Vieux Verbier, slices of meat served from a hot gallow, with a selection of different sauces.
They serve arguably the best pizzas in town, along with a range of other delicious dishes served by their friendly staff. Ask your host for the best recommendations during your stay and they will be more than happy to reserve your table. Paragliding Looking for an extra dose of adrenaline? Take to the sky and soar over the snow-capped mountain peaks before gliding to the bottom of the valley, whilst in the safe hands of your tandem paraglider instructor.
No experience or level fitness required…. Just sit back and enjoy the ride! Helicopter Tours Want to go even higher? Well, the sky really is the limit when it comes to panoramic helicopter flights in Verbier. For one of the most unique luxury experiences, a heli-glacier-picnic with family, friends or colleagues is a truly unforgettable day. Tobogganing For a unique experience, why not try tobogganing whilst in Verbier?
Head to the top of Savoleyres and enjoy a vertical decent of m, all the way back down to La Tzoumaz. At 10km, this is the longest run in Switzerland and not for the faint-hearted! Toboggans can be rented from numerous ski hire shops in and around Verbier. Either set out on your own or join a group led by an experienced local guide who will show you the best hidden parts that Verbier has to offer.
Most sports shops in Verbier hire snowshoes and poles, just remember to pick up a trail map from the Tourist Office. Sports enthusiasts should head to Mountain Air for all the latest and greatest sports attire.
And Relax…. Whether your time off the slopes is spent shopping or snow shoeing, we will happily arrange a professional, relaxing massage in the comfort of your own chalet, to relieve tension and aches or simply to relax and revive.
Alternatively, we can also book a treatment at one of the fantastic local spas available, with the W Hotel Spa being a firm favourite with our guests. Getting to Verbier from Geneva Airport is simple, with a transfer time of approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Other options include the smaller regional airport of Sion. Transfer times from Sion to Verbier are only 45 minutes by car. We work with a reliable, local service to provide you with a stress-free journey to and from resort.
For group bookings, a private transfer is cheaper than you think, and you can often make a saving compared to the price of individual return transfers. Please contact us for prices and to book. By Rail If you would prefer to make your own way to the resort, there are regular trains from the Geneva Airport to Martigny. From here, you take another train to Le Chable before either travelling up to resort by cable car or local bus.
The total transfer time is approximately three hours, and the train journey offers fantastic views of the Swiss scenery. Geneva also has excellent railway links with numerous European cities and there is even a direct train from Paris to Martigny less than a 5 hour journey. By Road Calais to Verbier takes approx. We recommend that you drive via Geneva, especially during the winter, as the Besancon route via the Jura Mountains can be a bit icy and hairy.
Car hire from Geneva Airport can be very reasonable and often works out cheaper than a private hire transfer, with the added benefit of giving you the extra flexibility of, for instance, taking a day trip to Nendaz, Chamonix or Zermatt. Not all of our chalets offer parking spaces, so please let us know if you are travelling by car so we can make the necessary arrangements. Experience the Ski Armadillo Difference.
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