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Verbier

Verbier Ski Resort Guide

Verbier, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length412km256 miles
Highest Lift3,330m10,925ft
Resort Height1,500m4,921ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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Verbier

The Swiss ski resort of Verbier is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,500m4,921ft, with 412km256 miles of marked runs.

Summary

Verbier is part of the Four Valleys ski area with access to 412km256 miles of downhill skiing, with 205 marked pistes, served by a total of 92 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Verbier itself (412km256 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Four Valleys ski resorts of Bruson, Evolène, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Siviez, Thyon les Collons and Veysonnaz.

With ski lifts as high as 3,330m10,925ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

Verbier offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding

Verbier is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Verbier.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Verbier is 15km9 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Gentianes - Tortin'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Verbier?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 21 October, with around 3cm1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Verbier
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2,005m6,578ft

Ski Area Stats

Verbier Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 5 7km4 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2031km19 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
19
Downhill
Total Length
412km256 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
29km18 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
17

Four Valleys Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
20
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
106
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
77
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 2 
Downhill
Total Length
412km256 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
92

Altitudes

Verbier Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,330m10,925ft
Lowest Piste1,500m4,921ft
Resort Altitude (Verbier)1,500m4,921ft
Max Vertical1,830m6,004ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Verbier
Freeriders
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire

Location and Map

Where is Verbier?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Four Valleys, Valais.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Verbier is Sion, 60 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Berne, Annecy, Turin Caselle, Basel and Chambery airports are all within three hours drive.

Sion is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 17 ski lifts are able to uplift 41,328 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 42km26 miles of ski runs, with 52 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Verbier open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid November (May open weekends in November prior to main opening), and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Verbier Piste Map
Verbier

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Verbier, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Verbier Tourist Office for the latest.

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