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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? Offering deluxe Verbier accommodation, we understand that you may not always be up for hitting the slopes, however there is a wealth of other activities to explore in Verbier.
Gain some real holiday inspiration and check out these alternative activities below. There’s something for everyone, regardless of age and ability…
Taking a refreshing plunge into the snow doesn’t necessarily have to be done with skis! Snowshoeing is quickly becoming a very popular activity in Verbier and the art of the adventure has become so sophisticated that it is now considered a winter sport. This activity involves walking, jumping or running around with special snowshoes attached to your feet. Immerse in the holy grail of mother nature by winter hiking with very little risk of injury. People of all ages enjoy this activity and it offers a chance to experience the beauty of open white spaces, take everything in and wander in the spectacular Verbier environment.
If you’re in Verbier, don’t miss out on ice-karting! A fantastic activity to take up with a group of friends or family, this gives an immense thrill of being on ice and mixes speed with fresh open air with karts designed specifically for the snow. A very popular activity, this is the perfect way to enjoy the ice with a bit of intensity.
If you’re up for trying something really different, ice climbing is an incredibly fun activity whether you’re an experienced climber or a beginner. Ice climbing is the art of soaring inclined ice configurations including waterfalls, cliffs and rock slabs covered with frozen water. Don’t panic – it’s not as scary as it sounds! Take in the fresh air and enjoy the winter season in a variant manner. With a mountain guide specialist, yourself, friends and family will discover new ways of climbing and soon enough, you’ll be an icefall addict!
If you’re due a day off the slopes and need some rest and recuperation, Verbier holds some of the most prestigious spa venues and treatment salons that can really boost your wellbeing and help to de-stress. A trip to a luxury spa away allows you to truly unwind and revive aching muscles all in an idyllic, calming setting. Just imagine being surrounded by jacuzzis and the sound of waterfalls, massaging baths and underwater music after an active day ice-karting! Take a refreshing dip and head in and out of steam rooms to really revive your inner prosperity. End the day by relaxing at your Switzerland ski accommodation.
A new craze that appears to be taking the world by storm, geocaching is the process of searching for treasure by using the GPS system on your smartphone. Once you’ve found it, you record your name in the logbook and replace the treasure you’ve taken! A simple game that enables you to explore the wonders of Verbier while adventuring to find something exciting.
Admire the array of stunning mountains from an alternate viewpoint – the sky! You can sit back, soften and take in the captivating views of the town. From the snow-masked mountain tops to the forests and glaciers of the Swiss Alps, helicopter tours permit you to view the very best of Verbier from the air and delight in spectacular sites. An exhilarating activity with flexible catering options, this scenic flight will stay with you forever!
Husky dog sledding
You can be steered through the charming avenues of Verbier by the dogs themselves or a guide who can manage the activity. A team of excitable husky dogs will guide you through the snow-white area, allowing you to experience a true thrill by driving along forest paths and speedy slopes. Although this can include fairly tough physical work, it’s an extremely popular activity in Verbier. A special winter experience that you’re sure to not forget in a hurry!
Don’t miss out on the high-end boutiques of Verbier and give yourself a chance to browse local produce and designer shops, which are interposed between urbane bars and cafes where you can stop off for refreshments after a day of browsing and buying. Shop until you drop!
If you’re a real thrill seeker, there’s no better way to take your adrenaline levels to the pinnacle than by leaping out of a plane over the snow-capped Verbier mountains! Begin with an awakening charge at the initial fall, then relax into your surroundings and observe mountain forests in a peaceful yet sensational descent through Verbier. A must-do for those looking for a buzz!
Submerge in a unique perspective of the Verbier environs through a bird’s eye view experience of the exquisite village. Take advantage of high mountains and wonderful airtime with winter paragliding. Previous guidance will be given and all you really need is a little courage! If you’re interested in temporary or permanent Verbier accommodation, contact Chalet Apartment Rentals today, we hold an array of stunning properties.