Verbier is probably the most exciting of all European resorts for skiers, with the unique combination of an extensive off-piste playground, groomed slopes, and a vibrant village offering serious shopping, serious dining and serious fun! Verbier is the perfect destination, a French-speaking Swiss resort that respects the dedicated skier and is situated only an 1.40 mins from Geneva.
High & Very Sunny
Highest lift 3300m
410 km of piste
Some of the best off piste skiing playgrounds in Europe
World renowned après ski
Compact resort, all the main facilities within 10 minutes walk of the centre
Food and Drink
You are spoiled for choice with mountain restarants in Verbier, but here are a few ideas:
Cabana Mont Fort, +41 (0)27 778 13 84 is located half way down the Jumbo as you ski into La Chaux, it has a terrific terrace with stunning views. Get there early as you can’t book.
Le Carrefour +41 (0) 27 771 55 55 is ideal for meeting with non-skiers (access by bus from the village) whilst skiers can come from Medran and Savolyres areas. They cook steaks on a hot stone slab and serve fantastic salads.
Chez Dany, +41(0)27 771 25 24is a great stop for a late lunch or a bottle of wine on the way down to the village through the trees. If non-skiers want to join, a skidoo can be arranged to transport them, or else it’s a 40 minute walk.
Cuckoo’s Nest, +41 (0) 27 771 25 15 is clock-themed as its name suggests, Dr King Lewis loves this restaurant which is found at the top of the Funnispace cable car. They offers swiss specialities, including fondues, hot stone steaks and chocolate fondues.
Le Dahu +41 (0) 27 778 20 00 is at the bottom of La Chat. They serve a delicious Swiss menu. Eat inside or on the panoramic terrace.
La Vache +41 (0) 27 771 32 91 is a chalet-bistro pizzeria at the top of the James Blunt (Attelas Chair lift) Delicious soups pizza and burgers at reasonable prices. You’ll need to book here as it’s very popular!
Carlsberg Chalet +41(0) 27 775 26 73 A sunny terrace in the middle of the piste. Perfect for a quick lunch or a long lunch enjoying the sunshine and views.
Le Bec +41 (0) 27 775 44 04
A wonderful addition to Verbier situated opposite the W Hotel. Lunch is the usual suspects but with a stylish and tasty twist.
Al Capone +41 (0) 27 771 67 74
Just up from the main square towards Savoleyres. Meats, croutes au fromage and delicious pizzas cooked on an open fire. An excellent family restaurant but you need to book.
Au Vieux Verbier +41(0) 27 771 16 68
Next to the Medran lift station. A traditional Swiss restaurant. Their signature dish is ‘Potence’ which is pieces of steak hanging from metal gallows served with a selection of sauces, rice or fries.
Borsolinos +41 (0) 27 771 17 50
Good quality family food. Pizza, pasta, chicken wings and comforting bowls of chilli.
La Channe +41 (0) 27 771 15 75
Opposite Borsolinos. Delicious raclettes and fondues in a traditional swiss restaurant.
Good Set menus.
La Cordée des Alpes Restaurant +41 27 775 45 00
Is part of a stunning 4* hotel. The menu features seasonal traditional ingredients. The
L’Écurie (0) 27 771 27 60
In the main square. Small local restaurant. A favourite with the Swiss.
Fer a Cheval +41 (0) 27 771 26 69
Always our first stop for excellent pizza,and the best steak tartare in town. Traditionally furnished it has a relaxed atmosphere and its central location makes it a great stop on the way back from skiing or as a pre-dinner drop in.
Sunny terrace adds to its charm.
Milk Bar +41 (0) 27 771 67 77
Famous for hot chocolates and homemade cakes, tarts and pancakes. A great place for breakfast or après ski tea.
Le Monde des Crepes +41 (0) 27 771 72 96
The best pancakes in town – perfect for a family lunch or tea. We recommend you try the local cider.
Nomad Sushi Lounge and Restaurant +41 (0) 27 565 65 92
In the Nevai Hotel. Delicious sushi and a sumibiyaki grill serving Kobe beef imported from Japan. We are very impressed with the offer here.
Relais des Neiges +41 (0) 27 771 3321
Opposite Medran, we often start our day here with a delicious breakfast of eggs anyway you like. The owners have been offering good value local food for 40 years. Breakfast lunch and dinner are all good.
Le Rouge +41 (0) 27 771 80 00
At the foot of ‘Le Rouge’ ski run. The terrace is packed on a sunny day for lunch and après ski. In the evening it turns into a first class restaurant with live music in the bar upstairs. Sunday brunch is highly recommended.
Sonalon +41 (0) 27 771 72 71
A taxi ride to the top of Verbier. Breathtaking views on a clear night and delicious food and wines.
Vanessa Restaurant +41 (0) 27 775 28 00
Excellent restaurant in the Vanessa Hotel. The lounge bar is also a great place to unwind and getaway from the Verbier madness.
Late night Verbier
So if you have anything left in the tank after dinner then Verbier has plenty to offer, the Ibiza of the Alps.
The Farinet Lounge +41 (0) 27 771 66 26
is open from 3pm to 2am each day. Here you can relax on sofas and watch the world go by. It boasts a menu of 30 cocktails. Annabel likes the espresso martini, and I love the porn star martini as in the picture.
Next door the Farinet Après Bar hosts a live band playing every day from 4pm so prepare to indulge in some serious fun.
Etoile Rouge Supper Club +41 (0) 27 775 69 69 is a late night venue where you can dine and dance under the same roof.
The Farm Club +41 (0) 27 775 4000 Has been a world famous night club for over 40 years and probably the most famous club in the alps. At the weekends you need to get there for 11.30. Still the best place to dance in the early hours of the morning.On the way home stop at The Hole In The Wall Bakery near the post office and pick up a freshly baked croissant or pain-au-chocolat for breakfast.
Non – skiers
Dog sleigh ride
View the mountains from the comfort of a husky dog sleigh or daring of a paragliding ride
Walking and hiking
Enjoy the winter landscape along the snowshoe and winter hiking trails with a fantastic guide.
Or try one of the tow 10km long toboggan pistes.
Focus on yourself
Focus on yourself with a hot spa, massage or beauty treatment. Chill and relax with a yoga or pilates session.