Visitor reviews for Verbier Ski Resort

Verbier Ratings

Overall: 4.1. Based on 83 votes and 96 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 4.6

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Verbier is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Variety of pistes: 4.8

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Verbier has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Off-piste: 4.8

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Scenery: 4.7

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 4.1

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Verbier.

Public Transport: 4.4

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Verbier, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Accommodation: 3.9

(1) No places to stay in/near Verbier, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 2.4

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 4.7

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Verbier.

Ski in/Ski out: 4.0

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 3.8

(1) There are no child care facilities at Verbier, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 4.3

(1) Verbier relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 4.7

(1) There are no snow groomers at Verbier, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Verbier are groomed daily.

Shelter: 3.9

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Verbier is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 3.8

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Verbier, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 4.6

(1) Verbier usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 4.0

(1) The staff at Verbier are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Verbier are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 3.4

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 4.6

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 4.8

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Beginners: 3.3

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 4.4

(1) No intermediate terrain at Verbier, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.9

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 3.7

(1) Not even a kicker at Verbier, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Cross-country: 3.2

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Verbier, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 3.6

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Verbier has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 4.2

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 4.4

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 4.7

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 4.2

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 3.8

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 4.0

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 3.7

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 3.8

(1) Overall, Verbier is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 3.5

(1) Overall, Verbier is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

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March 15, 2021
Nox from Ski Switzerland Switzerland
It was really great this year, mainly because English were not there, Verbier coming to its root!
August 23, 2008
Shirley & Jackie from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Ok - many skiing / winter reveiws for beautiful Verbier - we thought it was high time for some summer positivity. We have been very fortunate to be able to come to this wonderful hoilday venue for the past 4 summers. August in Verbier provides the fantastic extremes of experiences. One day you can be lazing, swimming and sunbathing by the amazing outdoor pool - viewing spectacular diving displays by the young - the next day attempting to scale the scary heights of Pierre Avio. In between are many miles of extraordinary and peaceful walking during which there are welcoming, friendly restaurants (a special thank you to Le Carrfoure and Le Marlena to name just two). In addition the superb activiteis - cheesemaking (the best), valley tours, bread making (even though it was actually for children, sunrise at Mont Fort (what a breakfast) - are all part of what makes Verbier very special. It is, of course, primarily a high class skiing resort, but my skiing days are way over, I therefore feel very privileged to be able to enjoy the summer pleasures of what Verbier also has to offer. All in all, I can think of few places on earth where the soul is so healed by beauty, peace and challenge. Thank you Verbier - we love you!
February 07, 2006
P from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Went there this Sunday. Left Verbier at 10am, skied non stop for 3.5 hours until we got to the end of the 4 Vallées at Heremence, a little icy but the sun softened the snow. Amazing panorama skiing by the different landscapes. Ate at a nice restaurant "Les Chottes" on the return. Just got back in time to grab one of the last lifts up to Lac de Vaux at 4pm - what at day!
March 07, 2012
john godley from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Overrated, over priced, tired! 4 valleys it is not. 3 valleys at a push, with poor inadequate links between ski areas. Lift systems are 20 years out of date, breaking down regularly. Lots of waiting in queues. Apres is a rip off and we will certainly never go back.
December 01, 2009
Michael L from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I skied in Verbier last December and found no queues so not sure that they can be classified as "big all the time". I found Verbier to be an excellent skiers resort - varied terrain, fantastic off piste, great scenery. Didn't get lost once; I think people may have forgotten how to use their sense of direction and adventure and too often opt for a vanilla serving of skiing. I didn't find anything pretentious about the resort either- the skiers are there because they love their skiing, shop staff are friendly and know their stuff. I'm going to be back their in ten days time and I can't wait!
March 10, 2017
Andre du Plessis from Ski South Africa South Africa
Have to agree on a couple of key points made on this site namely: 1. Skiing views lifts etc are brilliant for all levels of skiers. Runs are long, varied, well groomed and interesting. 2. Food is unacceptable, both price and quality. 3. The dear Brits..well a lot come here so naturally a certain percentage are jobs but I found the Brits I interacted with polite and careful skiers. Of course, a couple cannot take a few beers and misbehave but I wouldn't label Verbier as a lager lout town. 4. Plenty to do and see in Verbier and surrounds. 5. In my view Zermatt is better but Verbier is very close and so convenient to access; 2 hours from Geneva airport door to door by car or train/bus.
February 22, 2009
Manson from Ski Afghanistan Afghanistan
Verbier has great terrain & awesome gradients. It's just a crying shame about the English speaking locals, they are mostly horribly spoiled and care nothing about anything but themselves. My honest advice is to just go to Verbier for the day.
January 04, 2015
Joel Nick from Ski South Africa South Africa
Just in Verbier as I read this site. Verbier has super views and runs but restaurants are really poor in quality and value. Of course it's full; its high season and a high altitude resort with great skiing. I am afraid the tales on this site about drunk Brits is correct. Intimidation, bullying and binge drinking is what has been imported from the UK. The "lads" love intimidating other people especially when in a gang. Fortunately, my other favourite sport is kick boxing so I can sort out most rubbish if I have to, even in ski boots. However, seeing families being subjected to constant swearing and intimidation, by these yobs, gives the UK and this resort a bad name.
January 19, 2012
Jonas Sundstedt from Ski Sweden Sweden
Tjena! My name is Jonas and I first came to Verbier 9 years ago and have remained there since. The place is beautiful with good pistes and challenging off-piste runs (a little too challenging for me!). There are great itinerary runs like Tortin and Gentianes but now I am a little older and heavier, I tend to stick to more comfortable runs like Lac de Vaux. The social and night life is great too and trust me, I know a little about that, having worked as a bar-man in a few bars. My recommendation would be to have plenty of Branca Mentha shots, a true test of your drinking skills. You will bump into many nationalities like Finns (they are crazy!), Scots (they are crazy too) and even Koreans! Hej då
December 01, 2009
Eva from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
There's just a wonderful buzz about Verbier that makes it an absolutely fantastic place to visit. I was shocked at all the negative feedback and can't understand how people dislike the place! Understandably, every resort has its faults - who can say that Chamonix, Val D'isere and Val Thorens are perfect? Verbier offers so much- it accommodates perfectly for a range of skiers and there's always the chance to explore further than just Verbier itself which can be recommended in peak season. However the queues are no more than other resorts in the three valley's for example. The main piste has been mentioned in some negative reviews: the 'motorway' and admittedly some years ago this was very busy, nevertheless in 2008 a new bypass has been created, taking a lot of people off this main slope and now the crowds have died down considerably. I have skied in a range of places but i now can't stop going back to Verbier after 8 years and counting! It's a fantastic resort-gorgeous scenery, fantastic pistes and so much to offer. Surely you'd much rather be in Verbier, a resort always catching the sun than Chamonix in a deep valley which often gets very cold and dark. Of course, as with all other top resorts you'll have some snobs, but all I can say is live and let live. Verbier's an absolutely amazing resort. Ignore any negative comments- it's the best resort I've ever been to, 100% go for it, you wouldn't want to be anywhere else!