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Verbier Ski Area

Verbier is a crowd pleaser, from beginners to experts skiers

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From the nursery slopes of Les Esserts to the sun-drenched beginner area of La Chaux, and from the mellow pistes of the Lac des Vaux to the wide, cruising boulevards of the Attelas and the Combes, Verbier has everything to please the beginner and intermediate crowds.

Add to that the Verbier snowpark and challenging ski itineraries of Chassoure-Tortin and of the Mont Gelé, and it becomes clear that the Verbier ski area has something for everyone (see the piste maps).

Boasting three nursery slopes/beginner areas in the resort itself, the Verbier ski area also offers great beginner terrain up at La Chaux, accessible from Médran via the La Chaux Express Combi-Mix lift. Serviced by a high-speed detachable quad as well as a triple chair, the Lac des Vaux area is perfect for intermediate skiers looking for easy runs. What more, thanks to its northern orientation, this little area is usually blessed with great snow conditions.

Those seeking long uninterrupted “boulevards” on which to cruise down need to look no further than the Attelas 2 & 3 and the Combe 1 & 2 pistes. These runs are serviced for the most part by state of the art lifts such as the Funispace, the Les Attelas (a 6 man, high-speed detachable bubble chairlift) as well as the La Chaux Express (6-man chairs and 8-person gondolas alternating on the same line) ensuring that lift queues are kept to a minimum even on the busiest days.

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Best pistes in Verbier

Great on-piste snow conditions at Lac des Vaux

The sun-drenched area of La Chaux is a firm favourite and a great place to practice your ski technique and progress as there are nice, easy runs which tend to soften up in the afternoon giving the south-facing orientation. 

Best Pistes in Verbier

Beginner areas in Verbier

Mayentzet closed but good cover low down

Verbier ski area is an ideal for beginner skiers and those wishing to progress. With a good selection of wide blue level pistes and some great ski schools, you are sure to end your holiday tackling some of the trickier runs in resort.

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Beginner Ski Areas in Verbier

Advanced areas in Verbier

The mogul field at Chassoure

Skiers and boarders in search of steep, adrenaline packed descents will either want to head straight over to the Col de Chassoure to test their skills on the Chassoure-Tortin “wall” (a ski itinerary which takes you down a steep, often heavily moguled face) or, if the tram is running, head straight up to the peak of the imposing Mont Gelé, where, from its 3,023m summit, a multitude of ski itineraries will give even the most hardened experts a run for their money.

Advanced Ski Areas in Verbier

Off-piste areas in Verbier

Mont Fort

When it comes to off-piste, Verbier is one of the most renowned resorts in the Alps. This is mainly due to the accessibility of its itineraries, as well as numerous possibilities found over an extensive region.

Off-piste Ski Areas in Verbier

Snowparks in Verbier

Verbier Snowpark Rails

La Chaux is also home to the Verbier snowpark which has a multitude of kickers, boxes and rails designed for freestyle skiers and boarders of all abilities. Whether you’re a beginner, advanced or pro level rider, you’ll find your happiness here.

Snowparks in Verbier

Bad Weather areas in Verbier

Bad Weather Skiing in Val d'Isere

The high, open pistes lack the contrast required for orientation during whiteout conditions and slope and sky can blur into one. However there are certain runs that offer more contrast providing vast amounts of skiing/snowboarding when the flakes are falling. 

Bad Weather Ski Areas in Verbier

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