Unlike many Alpine resorts, Verbier was established before skiing and commercialism took hold. With a traditional village feel and a family-friendly atmosphere, its ambience is poles apart from the purpose-built resorts. Widely regarded as Switzerland's top ski resort, it may attract the rich and famous, but Verbier is a working village and as such a year-round destination offering a variety of seasonal outdoor activities. South-facing and located on a mountainside, it's also a sun trap, avoiding the shade and lower temperatures experienced in valley resorts. The information below offers just a taste of what there is to see and do here.
Winter in Verbier
With a reputation for reliable snow cover, a long season from late November until late April, and widely regarded as the off-piste capital of Switzerland, Verbier attracts those who enjoy skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities, including dog-sledding and tobogganing.
Verbier is ideal for experiencing the thrills of the back-country and off-piste deeps, steps and powders. A vertical drop of over 2500m is possible and you can enjoy untracked slopes for hours on end. There are guides and instructors who will take you away from the crowds for a truly special day's off-piste skiing.