In Verbier, paradise of off piste and fun for afterski and night.
This is a 2 room apartment, with a double bedroom and a large livingroom with a twin sofa bed.
From the livingroom a huge windows opens to the private balcony and looks onto the valley and the Grand and Petit Combin.
Fully furnished kitchen and bathroom with tub. Towels and linen for four are included in the price. Wifi internet.
A few steps from the entrance there is the bus stop. Bus is free, takes you to central square (5 minutes by foot), Medran (15 minutes by foot) and Savoleyrs (20 minutes by foot).
Coop and Migros (the bigger and chepest stores in Verbier) are at just 3 minutes walk (1 bus stop).
The Sport Centre is (heated swimmingpool, Jacuzzi and sauna) is just 1 minute walk.
Also at walking distance is the stable for horseriding.
Included is a car place in the covered private parking and a ski locker.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 160 km, Nearest railway: Martigny 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Fireplace, Internet access|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Unlike many Alpine resorts, Verbier was here before the skiing and commercialism took it over. As a result it has a village feel to it and a family-friendly atmosphere. There are children going to school in the mornings, the farmers feeding their livestock, and delivering fresh produce to the restaurants and shops, artisans conducting their trade and locals going about their daily business. Located in a shallow bowl on the side of the mountain means that it lacks the temperature and shade disadvantages of a valley resort.
All this gives the village a unique atmosphere, poles apart from the purpose-built resorts found elsewhere. A major plus point is the South facing aspect of the village, and reputation as a sun-trap.
The resort of Verbier is widely regarded as the Number 1 ski resort in Switzerland for the Alpine skier. With groomed pistes accessible to all, it is primarily suited to the fearless second-time skier, intermediates and experts. For BEGINNERS there are slopes in the village to start out on and the advantage is being able to retire to the warmth if it gets too cold – or stressful, and as the holiday, and your ability, progresses, you can advance to the higher reaches of the resort. Most restaurants are easily accessible regardless of ability, so there is no need to be left out of the fun if you are the fledgling skier in the party
Verbier is renowned as a playground for INTERMEDIATE and EXPERT skiers though, with a huge number of well-maintained pistes, affording you the choice of corduroy, bumps, steeps, deeps and jumps. If you want to cover miles the 4 Valleys lift system provides a perfect itinerary to blast from one end to the other, and back, in a day's hard skiing. The challenges of Tortin and the Montfort lie ahead too, with breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc, Combins and Matterhorn massifs.
Although the pistes are where we all begin our skiing careers, the back-country, and OFF-PISTE deeps, steeps and POWDER are where we are all aiming for. Verbier is the number one resort for experiencing this in all its glory. With a vertical drop of over 2500m possible from the lift system, only Chamonix can match it for extent. For the sake of 10 minutes' walk, you can enjoy untracked slopes for hours on end. There are a number of guides resident in Verbier, and for a group of you, this is the perfect way to avoid the masses and experience skiing as it is meant to be. For the less experienced, but aspirant, among you, why not have a lesson?
Verbier has a reputation for its nightlife, and for its après-ski. Starting on the slopes half-way down at BAR 1936, then popping in to the FER A CHEVAL (Furry Shovel) for a catch-up on the day's events and a slice of complimentary pizza, before either the salubrious surroundings of the TEA BAR on the Place Central or the classic covered terrace APRÈS SKI BAR of the Farinet Hotel. This is not for the faint-hearted, with live bands and a lot of steam being let off! But the atmosphere is electric, and it is worth a look at least once.
After dinner, prepared by you or one of our trained chefs, or in one of the village's multitude of restaurants, there are lots of options.
Verbier is a children-friendly resort with extensive crèche facilities, either on the slopes or off. You can place children in ski-school and collect at lunchtime or after a day's skiing. The village has multiple crèche facilities, and we can provide information on babysitters, nannies, day-care and rental of cots on request.
NON-SKIING - WINTER
Verbier has a wide selection of boutiques and shops for non-skiers, extensive cafes and restaurants in the town itself, and well-marked, groomed trails for walking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. These will lead you on easy routes to some of the mountain restaurants without having to ski there or avoid skiers hurtling past while walking on the pistes.
Paragliding from the middle of the station down into the valley with a VERBIER SUMMITS' instructor may be an interesting way to spend an afternoon and a novel way of enjoying the views. You can do this with skis on or off.
There are two thermal spas, SAILLON-LES-BAINS and LAVEY-LES-BAINS within less than 40 minutes by train or taxi, both offering a superb pampering for an afternoon. There is also AMBROSIA in the village, which offers a holistic massage and beauty experience.
Another attraction may be Chamonix, a 1 hour 30 minutes drive or a pretty train ride away, for stunning views onto Mont Blanc while lunching in its spectre.