Verbier in the Swiss Alps, the resort between the Matterhorn and Mont-Blanc
Verbier, “the resort that smiles at the sun”, and the second largest resort in the Swiss Alps, is a delightful French speaking village located on a sunny plateau, in the grand circuit of the “4 Valleys” ski area.
Situated between the Matterhorn and Mont-Blanc at a height of 5,000 feet, Verbier has one of the largest skiing areas in Europe. Your lift ticket is honored at the 100 plus lifts and cable cars which service over 250 miles of ski runs.
This vast ski area is topped by Jumbo, the Verbier-Mont-Fort cable car, with a 150 person capacity. Ascending to almost 11,000 feet, this telepherique opens up some of the steepest mechanically accessible ski runs in the Alps.
Moderate and easy runs are plentiful and the “4 Valleys’” 200 instructors are there to help you develop your skills. Verbier’s ultramodern sports center enables you to play tennis, squash, ice-hockey, curling, skating and swimming.
Verbier has some 60 restaurants plus 9 nightclubs and pubs, and though sporty and active, appreciates an equally calm and relaxing atmosphere. For nonskiers, nearby cities such as Montreux and Lausanne are easily accessible by public transportation.
Verbier… a must for vacationers!
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- Base: 1,103 metres
- Summit: 3,023 metres
- Vertical: 1,920 metres
- Ski area extent: 412 km
- Beginner: 135 km
- Intermediate: 170 km
- Advanced: 26 km
- Longest run: 15 km
- Number of ski lifts88
- Cable cars: 5
- Gondolas: 10
- Chairlifts: 27
- Surface lifts: 46