The Swiss ski resort of Verbier has been hugely popular with international tourists for many, many years, and has recently undergone a campaign of improvement in order to keep Verbier ski holidays among the most exciting, comfortable and relaxing as possible. The stunning alpine scenery is never going to diminish, and the quality of snowboarding and skiing in Verbier has never been in doubt. Verbier ski holidays are some of the finest money can buy, and the town holds plenty of secrets for those who manage to drag themselves away from the slopes! Verbier is the crown jewel of Switzerland’s famous 4 Valleys resort, and many visitors flock to Verbier chalets in the evening to enjoy the now legendary nightlife in the town.
As part of the huge Four Valleys ski domain, Verbier has good access to over 250 miles of pistes, although these slopes are fairly widespread, connected by a maze of lifts. Verbier’s own local slopes are great fun, and there are plenty of taxing routes for downhill skiers. The wide pistes are also perfect for snowboarding, and the recent improvements to lift access and piste grooming have seen a huge rise of last minute snowboard holidays to Verbier, Switzerland. There are also 20km of cross country skiing trails, night skiing possibilities and two large snowparks, ideal for those on last minute snowboard holidays to Verbier at any time during the winter.
The Four Valleys domain offers some testing terrain, with off-piste and freestyle skiing being the most talked about types of skiing in Verbier. Switzerland is known for its fearsome off-piste, and Verbier has some of the best. There are some fantastic advanced ski schools in Verbier, and the local guides are simply exceptional. There are few places better for advanced skiing lessons than the ski schools of Verbier, and there are enough to go around, meaning you will easily be able to arrange a lesson no matter how later you booked your last minute snowboard or ski holiday to Verbier!
Aside from its off-piste skiing, Verbier is also known for its après-ski and nightlife. The après-ski has become quite an important side to many ski holidays to Verbier, as it has become synonymous with the area. There are no less than 60 restaurants, 4 large nightclubs and a range of bars.
Summers in Verbier are an explosion of Alpine charm. As the snows melt, the area becomes awash with colour, with snow capped peaks providing the perfect backdrop to flower strewn alpine meadows which seem to shine in the sunshine. Although many ski resorts offer summer sporting options, a Verbier chalet is the perfect base for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and horse riding. The swimming pools, ice rinks, tennis courts and para-gliding schools which you can find throughout the town are also huge assets for those living in a self catering Verbier chalet, looking for adventure.
There are many charming villages throughout the huge 4 Valleys region. The villages of Heremence and Veysonnaz seem to be completely timeless settlements, high in the mountains, whilst Crans Montana is a sporting haven of unrivalled quality. There seems to be no sport which doesn’t excel from Crans Montana.
Temperatures in the winter months are clearly cold. As you flight to Verbier comes in to land, the snow cover will be a clear indication that you need to wrap up warm! However, the summer is a delightful time to be in Verbier. Temperatures average around 18?C, with daily peaks jumping above the 20?C mark, which is absolutely perfect for walking, riding, climbing or mountain biking through the breath taking scenery of this part of the Swiss Alps.
The two closest airports to a holiday rental in Verbier are Sion (SIR) and Geneva (GVA). Sion is the closest, but only receives direct flights to Verbier from the UK on a charter basis. A Verbier chalet can be reached in 2 hours by coach from Geneva Airport, which receives plenty of direct flights from airports throughout Britain. A huge range of airlines provides flights to Verbier, especially easyJet.