Ski resorts by train

Verbier - village

Verbier is a sunny, bustling village, and most of the ski or fashion shops, award-winning restaurants, lively bars and nightclubs are within walking distance from the town’s ‘Place Centrale’.  For those staying slightly out of town there is a free bus service that operates from approximately 8am until 8pm, after which there are numerous taxi companies available.

The resort is very popular with weekenders from London and Geneva, creating a buzzing and energetic ambience each weekend.  There are approximately 2,500 year round residents and at the height of the season there can be up to 30,000 people in the resort!

Verbier is in the French speaking part of Switzerland, but you will hear many people speaking English, German, Italian and Scandinavian languages - to name but a few.

Accommodation summary

Most of Verbier’s accommodation is chalet-style apartments and chic wooden chalets.   It does not offer a great deal of hotels but there is always one to suit all tastes.  The 5* Chalet d’Adrien is an elegant spa hotel only 30m away from the Savoleyres lift station. The hotel is perched high overlooking the resort and has spectacular views.  For boutique style hotels the 4* Kings Parc Hotel and 4* Nevai Hotel boast two of the most chic and popular restaurants and bars of Verbier.  For the ultimate in nightlife, the 3* Farinet Hotel is well located on Verbier’s Place Centrale.  The Farinet is also host to Verbier’s best-known nightlife.  There are also lower price range hotels in Verbier, however only 10 mins down the valley in Le Chable the prices drop dramatically, so if you are on more of a budget, it is worth considering staying there.

Verbier’s chalet accommodation can vary from affordable to once in a lifetime.  CK Verbier is known to host the odd celebrity and is run by extremely professional and friendly English staff.  Ski Verbier runs a similarly professional operation offering several boutique ski chalets in Verbier.   Or you can visit ‘Sir Richard Branson’s mountain retreat’ The Lodge’ for some luxurious pampering.  For more budget chalet accommodation there are numerous companies who offer interesting packages.   So please don’t be scared off!

Ski/snowboard equipment hire

Non-ski activities

As well as shopping and eating out there are a variety of activities for the non-skier in Verbier.   There are 20 official snowshoe trails in which you can learn about the wildlife in Verbier and take in the views.  If you’d rather take in these views from the air, then there are fouf paragliding schools.  You can go dog sledding from les Ruinettes to la Chaux, and there is a sports centre with a 25m heated pool, indoor ice rink, extreme ice karting, curling, squash and climbing wall and there’s a culture centre and museum and a cinema. 


Les Schtroumpfs (The Smurfs) (+41 27 771 6585) is a non-skiing child-minding service that looks after children from three months to three years old.  A full day is CHF70.  For 3-6 year olds, the Kids Club (+41 27 775 3363) run by Verbier Sport Plus offers both child-minding and beginner ski lessons.  It is based at the Moulin nursery slope in the town.  A full day costs CHF105.   Petit Verbier (+41 79 577 4938) offer a nanny service and equipment hire.  A full day costs CHF280.

Ski area
Village Altitude
Ski Altitude
1500m - 3300m
Green Runs
Blue Runs
Red Runs
Black Runs
Total Runs 88
Terrain Park
Cabin Lifts
Chair Lifts
Drag Lifts
Total Lifts 89