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Ski Switzerland

Verbier Ski Resort Guide

Verbier Ski Resort Guide

Verbier in the Clouds photo


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Grand Combin - Valais, Switzerland, Verbier photo


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Just another day in paradise, Verbier photo


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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 2 Mar

  • Last Snowfall: 2 March 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 200 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 44 cm
  • Piste: Excellent
  • Off-piste: Heavy

Today’s Weather (2415 m)

heavy snow
25 W25
-3 °C F-Level
moderate snow
30 WNW30
-6 °C F-Level
light snow
15 WNW15
-8 °C F-Level

Verbier is Switzerland's number one resort with great skiing and snow-boarding. The terrain is fantastic, the views superb and the snow reliable. Unfortunately, Verbier is popular and the queues can reflect this. However, due to regular investments in the lift system, long lift queues occur only on peak holiday periods and only on the two Tortin lifts. Verbier caters for all abilities but experts will love the off-piste that is straight out of a magazine. Too good to be true? Well, Verbier is expensive and snobby to the extreme. There are ways to cut costs (a nice youth hostel in the valley if you can stand the commute) otherwise expect to pay through the nose for pretty much everything! There are plenty of places to eat and drink if you have the money, it is a party-town as well.

Resorts close to Verbier include: Bruson (3 km), Le Chable (3 km), La Tzoumaz (5 km), Champex-Lac (11 km), Haute Nendaz (11 km),

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Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 70
  • Beginner: 40%
  • Intermediate: 40%
  • Advanced: 20%
  • Cross-country: 29 km
  • Snowmaking: 2%
  • Acres of ski: 2236
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: 1


  • Restaurants: 60
  • Bars: 10
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1830 m


  • Draglifts: 16
  • Chairlifts: 20
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 17
  • Toplift: m


  • Season opens: 2 Nov 2012
  • Season closes: 28 Apr 2013

NEW! Announcements & News from the Verbier ski resort manager

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The lifts in Verbier are open weekends until November 30, 2013. From November 30, they will be open every day until May 4, 2014. Mt. Fort is scheduled to open on November 30!

Information supplied 19 Nov 2013

Visitor Reviews of Verbier

Miles from United Kingdom writes:

All 'round one of the world's very best. I have skied in the USA, Canada, France, Austria, Italy many times as I ski 3 to 4 weeks per year. Verbier is now one of the very best and I have now settled for this resort for most of my ski trips, both with friends and family, especially after the recent investment in the lift Infrastructure with many fast new lifts and the new high speed lift linking up with the Bruson ski area. Many new mountain restaurants have recently opened and also most of the self-service restaurants within the lift stations have, in the last 2 years, received tasteful upgrades and are competing on price; lots of lunch options for £15ish and great sunny terraces with stunning views. The new La Vache restaurant with pasta and pizzas for £15 and a hearty soup just for £8. Of course you can bust the wallet like anywhere if you fancy the long boozy lunch in somewhere like Le Cristal; maybe a last day treat?
Just returned after New Year week and also 4 days before Christmas and Verbier pre-Christmas was one of the only resorts with snow due to a combination of recent investment in snow making equipment combined with plenty of high altitude runs. Skiers where being bussed in from Italy, France (Chamonix) etc as many of these resorts where closed; that would be a big disappointment. The village has also just had major investment. Pretty new block pedestrian pavements/lighting, lovely supermarkets new and upgraded shops, bars, restaurants and some super new hotels. The town is packed with features and compacted enough to easily walk around. The atmosphere is lovely as are the locals and the quality of food and service is always consistent. No issues with security, unlike Val d'Isere where, last year, I had my Soul 7 skis stolen from outside the Folie Douce. Apparently, many pairs are stolen each month and my ski pass was stolen from my ski jacket arm pocket in a bar. Big inconvenience when I arrived at the lift the next morning, not to mention the cost. (St Anton (ed: do you mean Verbier?) is always packed with loud groups of youths both on and off the piste, throwing beer all over you and cutting you up on crowded slopes.) Also Verbier caters well for non skiers and children, the ski schools have experienced and mature multilingual instructors and are consistently some of the best in Europe. My childrens learning curve was extremely fast and they really loved it, unlike Frances ESF (won’t comment on them?) Yes, some things can be a little more expensive, but that’s down to the individual and how you spend your money. The lift passes are around the same cost as other large resorts in Europe and the ski area is very large; some lovely runs both in the Verbier ski area and plenty more if you ski across into the other valleys of Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon. Take in Bruson and the easier Savoleyres area with lovely sweeping easy blues and reds. I hardly ever encounter lift queues. Sometimes a little during New Year week (can be worse if some runs are not open due to conditions, but to be expected) and half-term but nothing like the Trois vallees. And, of course, Verbier's famous amazing itinerarie runs plus Mont Fort and endless off-piste. Sorry, this all can't be beaten!!

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City Forecasts
Closest to Verbier

city forecasts
Sion, Switzerland 18 km
Aosta, Italy 40 km
Thonon-les-Bains, France 65 km
Lausanne, Switzerland 66 km
Annemasse, France 77 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Verbier

surf forecast
Cogoleto, Italy 220 km
Voltri, Italy 220 km
Varazze, Italy 222 km
Acque-Calde (Savona), Italy 223 km
Multido (Genoa), Italy 224 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Verbier

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Verbier

mountain forecasts
Pierre Avoi, Switzerland 3 km
Mont Gele (3023), Switzerland 4 km
Bec des Rosses, Switzerland 6 km
Mont Gond (Nendaz), Switzerland 6 km
Mont Fort, Switzerland 7 km