Welcome to Verbier
Verbier has developed into a glamorous winter playground for anyone who wants to splash the cash. There is no doubt it's an expensive resort but with its superb skiing, international clientele, high-quality accommodation and phenomenal bars and restaurants, it's most certainly worth it.
Situated in the canton of the Valais, in the southwest of Switzerland, Verbier is bordered by France to the west and Italy to the south. It's about a two-hour drive from Geneva airport, or you can take a train from the airport to Le Chable and then hop onto the gondola to the centre of resort.
Verbier suits both the keen skier, with its amazing and easily accessible off-piste, and the more leisurely skier who enjoys cruising the blues before relaxing on a sun lounger for the afternoon. It's also the perfect spot for the après-ski enthusiast, with a world-famous selection of lively bars and clubs.
Latest news, reviews & events in Verbier
Find out all about what is happening in the Verbier valley and how to make the most of your time here. The latest news, reviews of fun activities, current events and the trendiest restaurants, as well as interviews with leading locals, insider's guides and our top choices for things to do, see and experience in the valley. Plus, during the winter season, our famous snow reports and dump alerts all in the same place.
The resort is the home of the Xtreme Verbier, the final stop on the Freeride World Tour. This extreme skiing and snowboarding contest is held on the famous Bec des Rosses mountain in March. During the summer months, the resort is home to the Verbier Festival, a classical music festival of international acclaim, the Grand Raid Cristalp mountain biking competition and the Grand Concours Hippique horse show.
What to see & do in Verbier
Verbier is the main resort of the 4 Vallées ski area, which includes Thyon, Veysonnaz and Nendaz. Together, they offer over 410 kilometres of ski runs and 93 ski lifts, all covered in one lift pass. In summer, the area provides the usual alpine activities you would expect, from climbing, mountain biking, cycling, alpinism and hiking to more leisurely pursuits.
One of Verbier's biggest attractions is the summit of Mont Fort, the highest peak in the 4 Vallées. It takes four cable cars to get there from Verbier village, culminating with a final 400m stretch from the Col des Gentianes. After climbing a stone staircase, take in the amazing vista which includes Mont Blanc, the Dents du Midi, the Matterhorn and the Rhone Valley.