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 so much to do, where do you begin? As Verbier chalet accommodation specialists, the magical, snow-capped wonderland attracts explorers from afar, start planning your journey around the following activities…
Go off piste for the day
One for the adventurers, Verbier has an incredibly exciting off-piste area. Experience the thrill of making tracks down the astounding ‘off trail’ descents. With plenty of itineraries to choose from, off-piste skiing in Verbier provides diverse and varied routes for all.
Sunrise at Mont Fort
Watching the sun rise from the top of Mont Fort is a truly awe-inspiring feat. Perch yourself on top of this 3329 m mountain and witness panoramic views that go on for miles and miles. When the very first rays of light shine, you know you’re in for a fantastic day ahead! The Médran cable car offers departures every Thursdays in July at 4.45am and in August at 5am. The trip cost covers unlimited travel on cable cars for the rest of the day, and includes an early-bird breakfast.
Head to an apres-ski bar
Apres-ski is a almost considered a rite of passage across the Alps. It generally involves visiting a bar or cafe after a long day on the mountains. Maybe you fancy an ice cold beer after hours of snowboarding or you’re looking for a cosy bar to sip a creamy hot chocolate. After ski activities are extremely popular and Verbier boasts some of the most stylish bars and stunning settings in Switzerland.
Book a private sightseeing tour
Make your very own private sightseeing tour of Verbier, and discover the castles, waterfalls, lakes and charming historical buildings. The village is also home to events and festivals and is considered one of the world’s finest backcountry destinations. Continually attracting visitors of all ages, Verbier oozes sophistication and there’s no better way to view everything that’s loved about the village than with a sightseeing tour.
Ski, ski, ski!
We couldn’t miss out on the main attraction! Verbier is a world-famous activity skiing location – popular among the likes of Prince Harry and James Blunt. It would be a crime not to get your ski gear on and experience the sumptuous slopes.. Whatever your skill level, there are slopes for beginners and experts, so prepare to enjoy full days of warm sun with over 400 km of runs to explore. We offer deluxe Swiss ski accommodation.
Visit Verbier Village Chapel
As one of the oldest buildings in the village, there are various activities for children and teenagers, ranging from pottery and cooking workshops to pony riding, trekking, rock climbing, canyoning and fishing. In the Medran Parc, adventure seekers can cross the hanging bridge, swing on rope ladders and try to reach the top of the climbing tower. The park is supervised by professionals from Verbier-Sport.
Discover musical talent at Verbier festival
Verbier is widely celebrated for its classical music festival. This is held annually around late July/early August. The event is one of the world’s leading training ensembles and gives members the opportunity to learn and to develop in a professional environment and showcases top performing artists from across the globe.
Take a helicopter tour
Seeing the best of Verbier from the air is a truly unforgettable experience. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, a panoramic setting of the mountains from a birds eye view is a stimulating way to see the scenic winter sanctuary. Whether you’re a returning holidaymaker or a first-timer in Verbier, you should experience a flight across Verbier at least once.
Go mountain biking
Verbier offers passionate mountain bikers thrilling downhills and single tracks in one of the most stunning natural locations. Featuring trails that extend to hundreds of kilometres, cycling through Alpine scenery takes riders through rock garden journeys and the ultimate biking adventure.
Go gift shopping
Centre Culturel du Hameau in Verbier has a small alpine Museum, gift shop and small church all located in a small private square at the bottom of Les Esserts Ski Slope. A bit further up at the top of Les Esserts you have Carrefour – which in winter is as high as the road goes – panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges Rogneux, Combin and Mont-Blanc.
Book your accommodation with Chalet Apartment Rentals
Offering a rich variety of restaurants, shops and bars, Verbier is the ultimate luxury ski holiday. At Chalet Apartment Rentals, we hold an extensive portfolio of luxury ski chalets in Verbier. In addition to this, our services extend to property management, catering and more.
This quaint village is full of unique, panoramic views, a range of activities including skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking. Whether you want to people watch from the Le Rouge terrace, or spend an entire day on the slopes, Verbier is not just a holiday, it’s an experience. Please give us a call to book your holiday.