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How to save time and money on a Verbier Ski Holiday

13th July 2018

If you didn’t already know, Verbier is one of the most sought after skiing destinations, especially for the rich and famous with the likes of the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex taking time out of their royal duties for their annual ski break. However, if you are looking for your next ski holiday […]

The Ultimate Verbier Bucket List

Cycling in Verbier – All You Need to Know

26th June 2018

It’s not only warmer here in Verbier during the summer months, what we do changes, too. Unsurprisingly, when it’s cold skiing and snowboarding is the focus; why wouldn’t it be with the mountains we have. However, when it’s warm we like to do other things such as hiking, paragliding, biking, canyoning, and swimming! As the […]

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Switzerland World Cup Round-Up

18th June 2018

It’s here, The World Cup has arrived. And although most bookies have Switzerland at 125/1 to win the tournament – meaning you’ll win £125 if you bet £1 for those not in the know – spirits are high. Why wouldn’t they be? We drew with Brazil in the first game! The month-long event is great […]

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Swiss Delicacies: What You Have To Try

24th May 2018

To travel is to broaden the mind. In our own environments, it is easy to consume much of the same; the same foods, the same experiences, the same conversations. It easy to stagnate as we don’t push ourselves to new understandings. When you’re away, well it’s much easier to indulge in the different. And well, […]

Verbier Flights and Holidays

Next Season’s Flights

26th April 2018

So another season comes to an end. Well, not totally, there are still some people on the slopes, seeking out the spring snow but the lifts are closing one by one and in a few days it will all be over. But what a season it’s been; surely one of the best with huge amounts […]

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28 Days Later | A Postseason Verbier

17th April 2018

Verbier is at its best during the winter: when the snow is powdery and the temperature is low, optimum for what people are there for, skiing. We can’t exactly blame people for not wanting to see Verbier outside of those conditions. For them, peaks without snow would be like Paris without the Eiffel Tower; London […]

Verbier History of Skiing

Throwback Thursday – Verbier History

22nd March 2018

A Verbier History Verbier, the home of what can only be described as absolute skiing, was little more than a farmer’s corner in the early 20th century. It only stepped foot in the understanding we have of it today in the 1930s when a few hikers had to ski down from the heights they had […]

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How To Work a Season in Verbier

14th March 2018

To be a seasonaire seems almost mythical; you spend each and every day in this utopia of a place and get paid to do so. Whilst is there is still a place for disbelief when working here, it sure does weaken. You work long days, for little pay. You work very hard, for little gratitude. […]

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Verbier Break This Easter? Sounds Good.

26th February 2018

The Easter break is fast approaching and while many seem to believe that Easter is generally a bad time for a skiing getaway, today we’re going to try to prove you wrong. We don’t think we’ll have to try too hard either; there’s a great case for a Verbier Break this year. All we have […]

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How One Visit To Verbier Changed My Life

15th February 2018

Verbier is a tremendous place with tremendous people. Very often you get wonderful places with not-so-wonderful people, but that’s not the case here. Not at all. It is perhaps the buoyant atmosphere that has a unique magnetic pull; only ringing in the best sorts. We know that and if you’ve been here, you most likely […]

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Prince Harry’s Stag Details!

26th January 2018

Prince Harry lived a somewhat tumultuous life up to a certain point. He was known as a party animal. Why? Well, rather obviously, he liked to party. A lot. He was well and truly the wild child of the British royal family. But that period is gone. He’s a gentleman now, not least due to […]

Verbier Fashion

Ski Fashion Through The Years – Verbier’s Biggest Blunders

11th January 2018

Other than architecture, nothing quite embodies the feel of an era like fashion. It’s only when we look at historical trends – what outfits they donned, to what events, during which season – can we really envision ourselves in that time. When we romanticize the past and throw time-themed parties in our Verbier accommodation rather […]

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Want to Move to Verbier? Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

20th December 2017

So, you’re considering a move to Verbier. That’s not much of a surprise, we get a fair bit of good press here. However, as you’re reading our blog and giving us your valued time, we’re going to let you in on a few secrets that may change your mind. Here’s why you shouldn’t move to […]

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The Magic of Verbier at Christmas

1st December 2017

Verbier is a beautiful place. Every day we count our blessings that we get to live our lives in this wonderland. The ski, the food, the people; beautiful in every sense of the word. And during Christmas, this place only elevates more. That’s why we’re going to take the time to speak to you about […]

Polaris Festival

Our Polaris Festival Picks!

20th November 2017

A couple of weeks ago we posted our exclusive interview with Polaris organiser, Raphael Nanchen. At the end, we promised our top 5 picks of the festival. And well, some time has passed now, so here they are: Seth Troxler Seth is one of the biggest names at Verbier. Known in the industry as a […]

Polaris Festival

We Talk Verbier, Troxler, and a Summer Polaris? – Polaris Festival Organiser Interview

2nd November 2017

It’s almost that time of year again. Polaris is nigh and we’re already starting to hear the thumping beats, taste the nefarious beers, and feel the ringing hangovers! And aren’t we excited! Are you? You should be! Want to go together? No, No— It’s ok. I wasn’t that up for it anyway. Polaris is one […]

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Love Verbier? Why Not Buy Some Property!

27th October 2017

Verbier has long been revered for its mountain views, famous skiing spots, and wonderful alpine culture. For years, it’s been the destination of choice for the world’s elite, with royalty, celebrities and entrepreneurs renting or owning Verbier chalets in all corners of this prestigious town. Known to some as the ‘playground for the wealthy’, property […]

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We Cordially Invite You

2nd October 2017

Verbier Accommodation Verbier: the world’s most prestigious off-piste ski. Due to its opulence, ski accommodation in Verbier can be an elusive, ambiguous thing that many don’t attain. When mentioned, minds drift to millionaires sipping Moet in their hot tub contemplating which company to next perform a hostile takeover on, not a potential destination for their next […]

Top 5 Restaurants in Le Chable

Top five restaurants in Le Châble

13th September 2017

In our latest blog post, we provide you with insight into some of the most fantastic restaurants in Le Châble – Enjoy reading more about these great places to eat and satisfy that Alpine appetite! Nestled on the opposite side of the mountain to Verbier, Le Châble is the quieter, family friendly resort in the Val De […]

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The freshest ski accommodation Verbier has to offer

29th August 2017

  At Chalet Apartment Rentals, we’re always on the look out for the best ski accommodation Verbier has to offer. That’s why we strive to keep out exclusive property portfolio in this popular Swiss ski resort constantly updated. And Verbier is home to some of the world’s best luxury chalets and apartments. From quaint, romantic apartment, […]

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Verbier Festival 2017 was a great success!

17th August 2017

The 24th edition of Verbier Festival 2017 came to a close on August 6, 2017 – and what a wonderful event it was! 17 days, 57 concerts and more than 200 events and workshops made this year’s classical music festival one of the best yet. Verbier village was a hive of musical activity over the […]

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The three best Verbier hiking spots

25th July 2017

With the Verbier summer in full swing, many of us will be swapping our snow sports equipment for hiking boots, bikes and rucksacks. Whether you are looking for a serious trek or an easy ramble, Verbier hiking spots are some of the best in the Swiss Alps. With over 400 km of footpaths, visitors and […]

Le Châble ski accommodation

Why are more people booking Le Châble ski accommodation?

12th July 2017

Just 15 minutes down the road from Verbier, is the charming village of Le Châble. Many businesses have moving down the valley to Le Châble over the last decade, offering residents and visitors a small selection of shops and amenities and, as a result, attracting more people to this developing area. Skiers and holidaymakers are […]

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Our favourite ski accommodation Verbier

27th June 2017

At Chalet Apartment Rentals, we have been helping people to find the best ski accommodation Verbier has to offer. Whether you are looking for Verbier accommodation on a budget or a luxury chalet for you and your family, we have a selection of chalet apartment rentals to suit any requirement. Our portfolio includes holiday, seasonal, […]

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A guide to Verbier Festival 2017

13th June 2017

From 21 July to 6 August 2017, an exceptional music event will be taking place in the Swiss Alps. Verbier Festival boasts an outstanding orchestral programme, featuring some of the biggest names in classical music today. Offering a range of concerts, master classes and chances of interact with major European music artists, Verbier Festival has […]

Hassle free travel to Verbier

Looking for hassle-free travel to Verbier? It just got easier!

29th May 2017

It hasn’t always been straightforward to get to the likes of Verbier and Zermatt from the UK. But that could all change, as a brand new airline, Powdair, plans to launch direct flights between the UK and Sion airport in the Swiss canton of Valais next December. The airline will be offering flyers the opportunity […]

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Benefits of seasonal Verbier accommodation

10th May 2017

Ski holidays are great – a week here, a week there, tackling the challenging pistes, taking in the breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains, staying in one of our chalet apartment rentals. Sounds blissful right? But what if we told you, you could enjoy the mountains, the snow sports and the luxurious chalets and apartments […]

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Highlights from the Freeride World Tour Verbier 2017

18th April 2017

This year’s Freeride World Tour Verbier, took place on 1-9 April 2017, marking the tenth competition in the FWT season. The Swiss town of Verbier has been home to this spectacular event for over 20 years. A range of world-class skiers and snowboarders attended the Freeride World Tour Verbier, with a cracking turnout from the locals and […]

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Plan a Verbier honeymoon: The perfect romantic getaway

3rd April 2017

Interested in a luxurious and unforgettable Verbier honeymoon in the mountains? Prefer to spend your special time together creating memorable experiences, rather than a typical beach break? Oozing luxury and charm, Verbier combines romance, adventure and gorgeous views of the surrounding peaks to create the perfect honeymoon getaway. Verbier is one of the finest ski […]

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Verbier on a shoestring

16th March 2017

Let’s be honest, doing Verbier on a shoestring is going to take a little creativity and a whole lot of pre-planning. Many flock to this luxury powerhouse purely to experience exclusiveness and indulgence – Verbier is often referred to as a ‘playground for the wealthy’. And that’s fine, if you have money to spend. But […]

Group Ski Holiday

Top Chalets for Group Ski Holidays in Verbier

6th March 2017

At Chalet Apartment Rentals, we arrange bespoke group ski holidays in Verbier and the surrounding areas. With over 100 ski chalets, lodges and apartments to choose from, our carefully selected property portfolio has accommodation to suit every need and requirement. Our luxury ski chalets and apartments compliment all group ski holidays in Verbier, providing superb […]

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Spend Valentine’s Day in Verbier 2017

8th February 2017

It’s not too late to book an impromptu Valentine’s Day getaway. As far as Swiss ski resorts go, Verbier ticks all the boxes, with glorious sunshine, myriad activities and an enchanting village atmosphere. This romantic escape to the mountains offers breathtaking views and snow-covered mountains – Valentines in Verbier is no ordinary annual event. Fall […]

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The Ultimate Verbier Bucket List

30th January 2017

Verbier has it all – sun-drenched mountainsides, exquisite scenery and vibrant nightlife. As one of the most magnificent ski resorts in Europe, we’ve compiled the ultimate bucket list of activities to tick off when you visit Verbier this year. If you’re reading this, you’ll want to know how to maximise your time here, and with […]

2017 in verbier

An Insider’s Guide to Verbier in 2017

9th January 2017

Here in Verbier, the Chalet Apartment Rentals team has greatly enjoyed the Christmas and new year celebrations. To kickstart 2017, we are delighted to announce some of the exciting events taking place over the next 12 months in Verbier. This ski resort is packed with Swiss spirit all year round, and our calendar showcases the […]

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5 best apres ski venues in verbier

30th December 2016

Apres Ski (French for after ski) is a term used to describe the social activities, entertainment and nightlife that takes place specifically at ski resorts. After an intense day tackling the slopes, it’s almost mandatory to indulge in an evening of food and drink, music, partying and general merriment. Many believe that the apres ski […]

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Verbier: The A-Listers Ski Resort

29th November 2016

Known as the ‘winter playground for the rich and famous’, Verbier has been given the seal of approval from royalty and celebrity clientele year after year. But what makes this small mountain village so popular, and why has it drummed up so much success? I’m a Celebrity… get me to Verbier! A high-quality retreat and […]

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Essential Post-Ski Warm-Up Exercises

23rd November 2016

Before hitting the slopes, it’s important to carry out some warm-up exercises. While this is true for most sports, a good warm up is particularly essential when it comes to skiing – the rapid change from being cold and static, to exerting body heat and moving at high intensity can have a serious impact on […]

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Avalanche Safety in Verbier: A Guide

27th September 2016

Avalanches – the rapid flow of snow down a hill or mountainside – pose a severe threat to the safety of skiers and snowboarders in the Alps. They can be caused by numerous factors, including terrain, slope steepness, weather, temperature, and snowpack conditions. The time of year can also play a role, with spring being […]

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Top 10 Alternative Winter Activities in Verbier

27th September 2016

There’s no denying that skiing in Verbier is the most common and popular activity due to the vast range of slopes and ski runs. However, there are a huge selection of activities to get involved in! If you’re due a winter getaway this season, why not try out some of these weird and wonderful alternatives? […]

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Working a ski season in Verbier: a guide

21st July 2016

Working a ski season in Verbier could be the best time of your life – you are paid to ski, you get to meet and build relationships with lots of new people and much more.. You may learn a new language, and gain fantastic experience for future career prospects and opportunities. Whether you are a […]

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5 Swiss dishes you simply must try

6th July 2016

There are few countries better than Switzerland if you’re looking for an activity-filled break, but during the trip you will also get the opportunity to try some seriously delicious dishes. Once you’ve worked up an appetite on the many ski slopes of Verbier and taken in the beautiful landscapes, there are a number of extraordinary […]

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Guide to Mountain Biking in Verbier

21st June 2016

Verbier is renowned throughout Europe for being a mountain biking hotspot thanks to its tremendous bike park, which features trails extending hundreds of kilometres, as well as a very handy lift system which gets visitors around with the minimum of fuss. Throw in some breathtaking Alpine scenery, a large range of bike stores, and its […]

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Christmas in Verbier

17th November 2015

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas getaway, then look no further, because Verbier has it all! Situated in the south-western region of Switzerland in the Canton of Valais, Verbier is a traditional alpine village packed with rustic chalet-style buildings, luxurious health spas, high-class boutiques and exclusive restaurants. Regarded by many as the world’s most […]

Environmental Skiing

Eco-Friendly Ski Holiday

5th December 2014

Each year, we are becoming more aware of the impact that climate change is having on Alpine areas. In Switzerland, the air temperature has risen by at least one degree celsius over the past couple of decades, and it isn’t going to stop. Eventually, this will lead to snow and ice cover depleting, and settlements […]

Luxury Ski Chalets Verbier

Top Luxury Ski Chalets in Verbier

20th November 2014

The Alps are home to some of the most luxurious holiday destinations on earth – and the ski chalets in Vebier certainly bear testament to that! What more could you expect when surrounded by the pure majesty of the Verbier landscape than complete opulence when you step inside one of the resort’s highly coveted chalets? From the […]

Luxury Ski Holidays

Luxury Ski Holidays in Le Chable

10th November 2014

If you are looking for all of the charm and excitement of a ski holiday, but in a slightly more tranquil setting, Le Chable should be at the top of your wish list. Le Chable is one of the most iconic Alpine ski resorts in the world for its quintessential surroundings, fantastic skiing and friendly […]

Winter Photography

Winter Photography Tips

27th October 2014

If you’re setting off on a ski holiday, the chances are you will want to get some amazing pictures from the slopes. Perhaps you’re looking to capture your friends and family in action as they practise their new skills on the slopes, or would like some more artistic images of professional kickers up in the […]

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Four Favourite Swiss Dishes

12th September 2014

f there are two things that Switzerland is famous for, it is its skiing and its delicious food. Whether Swiss cuisine makes you think of creamy chocolate or freshly-baked breads, these famous foods are just the tip of a taste iceberg. Here are our four favourite exquisite Swiss dishes you should go out of your […]

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Verbier Luxury Accommodation Specialist Service

12th August 2014

Holidays are designed for relaxation and rejuvenation. But it’s not just the gorgeous chalet interiors that make staying with us so luxurious, but also our specialist services. From practical nannying to pure indulgence with spa treatments, we’ve got it covered. Whether your dream break is a calming break in the Swiss alps gazing over beautiful […]

Save Our Slopes

Save our Slopes!

28th July 2014

Climate change has become a central cultural point of concern since scientists initially made a link between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. Many areas have already suffered the effects of climate change, such as numerous Small Island Developing States that have received the attention of the recent World Environment Day efforts; however, as recent […]

Verbier Ski Conditions

Verbier Ski Conditions

2nd July 2014

Verbier is world-renowned for being one of the best ski resorts in existence. When you’re booking a ski holiday, one of the most important aspects influencing your choice will be the ski conditions. Nestled on a sunny South-facing plateau in the 4 Vallées area, Verbier offers both stunning views and exhilarating slopes with peaks of […]

Verbier Festival Summer

Join Us for Verbier Festival!

26th June 2014

Every summer, the dramatic ski resort of Verbier undergoes a transformation as the sun warms the climate and the region’s many talented musicians meet in the resort for a three week festival. Verbier Festival, this year from 18th July to 30th August, is a thriving epicentre of arts, community and culture where locals, international performers […]

Summer Verbier

Summer in Verbier

26th June 2014

When you think of summer, what do you imagine? Blue skies, sun… ski resort? It’s time to re-think your plans for the summer and welcome some Verbier sunshine into your life. Let’s face it, summer in the UK means drizzle, so who wouldn’t rather be surrounded by the breathtaking mountains and pampered in the indulgence […]

Verbier Welcome

Welcome to Verbier

2nd February 2014

On route to Verbier you will pass through Le Chable, a small village found below the main resort. You will be blown away by the tranquil settings and spectacular views of the mountains. You will also see the Verbier accommodation in the form many wooden chalets which built prior 1920’s which add much of the […]