Verbier is superbly positioned at the heart of a network of slopes running through four valleys and seven resorts and provides more kilometres of skiing than any other resort in Europe.
Verbier has four serious black runs but also has wonderful slopes for skiers who are just getting started. It’s a resort that effortlessly combines the best skiing for those just finding their ‘ski feet’ and the most challenging runs for experienced enthusiasts. So it doesn’t really matter how long you’ve been skiing, at Verbier you’ll be right in your element.
Mont Fort is Verbier’s most famous run, situated at 3,300 metres. It is dauntingly steep, with moguls that become more challenging between snowfalls. From there it is possible to keep going past Gentianes down to Tortin, choosing from a dozen different routes. The bubble goes up to Col de Chassoure and Tortin is accessible once again, offering magical powder in the most spectacular bowl in the Alps.
For a more leisurely pace
For those who prefer something less energetic, well groomed pistes stretch across the 4 valleys, providing a fun and satisfying day trip, perhaps with a traditional Valaisanne lunch in the mountains as well. Alternatively, the area above Verbier village of Lac des Vaux, La Chaux and Les Ruinettes provides a wealth of red and blue runs, and some short mogul fields and powder off-piste that aren’t too taxing. Not too far away is the hamlet of Bruson. This is connected to Verbier with a couple of gondola rides via Le Chable. It’s the local favourite and on a powder day is one of the best regions of the mountain to be. I particualrly love the skiing through the trees.
For the adventurous
For the experienced and ambitious skier, there are several challenges to tackle with guide Mont Gele is only open after a heavy snowfall and can be simultaneously icy and deep in powder, yet provides some of the most stunning vies in the flops. The Rock garden, Stairway to heave and the back side of Mont Fort require some hiking , but the ski down, in deep fresh powder makes the effort more than worth while. Hell-skiing on Petit Combin and La Rosa Blanche can also be easily be arranged through Diva Ski.
Ski hire, lessons & coaching
Equipment Hire with Mountain Air
- We use Mountain Air for our equipment rental.
- Stocking all the leading brands
- They are conveniently located at the foot of the slopes at Place Blanche adjacent to the ‘W’ hotel
- One of the most loved things about our service, is the direct ski and boot delivery and fitting service to your hotel or chalet.
- Even better the equipment is collected at the the end of the stay saving you the hassle of queuing to return it.
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- You are welcome to book through us or book direct on line right here.
Ski Lessons with European Snowsport
- Our recommended ski company is European Snowsport under the guidance of husband and wife team Laura and Julian Griffiths
- The have been offering multilingual instructors in the resort since 2003
- They are also proud to be the leaders in adaptive skiing, making the mountains accessible to everyone.
- For us we love the fact that they are so friendly, the girls in the office are so good at advising us and tailoring the right instructors to suit our clients.
- With their help we can organise off piste tours, heli-skiing, night-skiing and races.
- Rather helpfully they are located within Mountain Air so you can pop in at the end of your days skiing.
Your own Private Ski Coach
- Pre Lessons meet or Call the evening before the first lesson.
- Chalet start; why rush to get to a meeting point when the instructor will happily come to your hotel and help you get organised for the first day thereafter you can meet at Medran.
- Expert tuition; Whether you’re looking for an intensive technical session or a more gentle approach, ES instructors have the skills and experience to deliver amazing experiences for you
- Local Knowledge; 90% of their staff come back year after year so they know Verbier really well.
Want to try skiing off-piste?
Then is the place to do it with some of the best off piste play grounds in the world. It is a great way to get to know the resort as well.
We can arrange a guide for you who is qualified to take you off piste and will ensure that you get the safest and most rewarding day. You will also need safety equipment but Sam can sort that for you at Mountain Air.