If you’re looking for the perfect place to get away this winter, look no further than Verbier. This holiday resort located in Switzerland is a favourite destination for people all over the world because of its snowy mountains, kilometres worth of pistes, and a plethora of activities to choose from.
In fact, there are so many activities that you won’t have time to do them all during your time here, which is why we created a list of the best winter activities to do in Verbier. Of course, these are just a few reasons why Verbier should be your destination this winter.
Skiing, snowboarding, and sledging
The biggest reason why Verbier is one of the most popular ski resorts in the world is that it’s located in the largest ski area in Switzerland, the 4 Valleys. The slopes in Verbier are best suited for intermediate and expert skiers, but beginners can take lessons and enjoy the magnificent terrain while preparing for the slopes.
Glide down the best ski routes in Verbier and if you have enough courage, sledge down the longest toboggan run in western Switzerland, the La Tzoumaz sledge run. It’s 10 kilometres long, has a vertical descent of 848m, and is bound to make your heart race.
Experienced skiers often go off-piste for some extra thrill, and there is no better or safer place to do that than Verbier. There are seven free ride off-piste itinerary runs that are patrolled for the skiers’ safety and they include Mont-Gelé, Chassoure Tortin, Vallon d’Arby, Otanes, Gentianes-Tortin, and La Côt-Le Châble.
These itinerary runs are the perfect middle ground between perfectly groomed pistes and wild unkempt mountain terrains. On these runs, you will be in a safe environment that is avalanche controlled but will still be able to enjoy natural features such as narrow ways, traverses, and steeps.
If you want an activity that gives you an amazing view and lets you see Verbier and the Alps as you’ve never seen them before, paragliding is a great choice. You can get a bird’s eye view of the mountain range by taking a flight that lifts off from a height of 2,200 meters.
For those who want to take a break from skiing and snowboarding but still want to enjoy the snow, you should go on a snowshoeing adventure. This activity was a mode of transport thousands of years ago when it was first invented and now it’s a popular winter activity.
It’s an aerobic workout with a low impact and you can take it as hard or as easy as you want. You can snowshoe to a peaceful place in the mountains and enjoy the view and get a workout at the same time.