VerbierResort Guide - The Skiing
The Skiing in Verbier
Verbier's skiing is widely celebrated for the diversity it offers. The beautiful and gentle runs of Savoleyres and Bruson also offer hidden gems of that longed-for fresh powder that is popular with the locals during the high seasons. While the main ski areas above Medran lift station will forever offer some of the most extreme off piste in Europe.
Verbier boasts some high-up beginner to intermediate runs which allow not so experienced skiers to enjoy the views and atmosphere of the top of the mountain. Lac de Vaux and sunny La Chaux are perfect for skiers wanting to get off the beginners slopes in the town. La Chaux is where you can stop halfway and spot some spectacular tricks and falls going on in the snow park. For piste skiers the spectacular views at Verbier's highest point Mont Fort are a must-see, and if you dare, they can be followed by a nail-biting but short run which will leave you feeling extremely proud of yourself!
Verbier encourages the more adventurous skiers with their 'itineraries' (marked off piste runs). The most infamous being that of Tortin if you fancy an immense field of moguls followed by a path to rest those wobbly legs. For those wishing to avoid some of the more devious-looking bumps, a short traverse along towards the right can bring you to chopped and perhaps fresh powder if you are lucky! For more of a varying itinerary run, Vallon d'Arby's mixture of windy paths, moguls and open slopes through forests and past waterfalls will feel like an adventure not experienced anywhere else. For the most devoted off piste skiers Verbier is the place to follow some popular hikes such as Stairway-to-Heaven, Rock Garden and down the back of Mont Fort (accompanied by mountain guides and all the appropriate safety equipment of course).
What We Like
ParapontingSki off the side of the mountain to be gently caught by the breeze and soar down the valley.
Freeride World Tour FinalThe freeride to end all freerides. The chance to see world-class skiers tackling some of the most daring terrain in the Alps.
A spot of Heli-YogaFor those who appreciate the calm and serenity of practising yoga, takd a helicopter to the top of a Swiss mountain for a yoga class in one of the most tranquil and spectacular places in the world.
Après ski at the FarinetFor anyone fond of après ski; enjoy the live music, a retractable roof, and staff that show you how to party.