A stylish resort geared to sport, the elegant and authentic village of Verbier is an attractive blend of the modern and traditional. Elected Switzerland’s best ski resort for the past two years, it manages to combine extreme sensations, simple pleasures and on-trend lifestyles. A genuine source of energy that offers an unlimited playground – the 4 Valleys (Switzerland’s biggest skiable area), iconic slopes and peaks and a multiplicity of activities to get involved in – the destination and its wide-open spaces are also an inexhaustible source of inspiration for everyone who
loves the natural world. Fine food and night-life lovers, too, will find a multitude of venues for their enjoyment. In the air, on the pistes, in the streets, on the terraces; with skis on your feet, seated at a table, or snuggled up in a bathrobe… Verbier caters for all tastes and preferences.
For a sporty, cultural and thrilling summer, look no further.. Perched on a sunny, south-facing plateau at 1,500m with a breath taking view of the Massif des Combins, the village is enchanting with its slate-roofed chalets in the magnificent natural setting of the Val de Bagnes. Here, athletes are spoilt for choice with numerous attractions in the region just waiting to be discovered. For mountain bikers (cross-country, downhill or enduro), there are more than 800 km of routes of varying difficulty. On foot, hikers can choose from 500 km of trails, and runners have 21 marked trail routes to explore. And for discerning palates, Verbier – Val de Bagnes – La Tzoumaz is bursting with local produce to be savoured. Bagnes commune, the capital of raclette, organises a festival every summer bringing together thousands of foodies who come to sample its AOC Alpine cheeses. Throughout the summer season, the resort throbs with world-class events. For music lovers, Verbier Festival brings together renowned classical musicians. In a different genre, the Rocklette festival livens up the summits with its offbeat concept. Sporty types can challenge themselves on the Verbier Saint-Bernard trail, or by taking part in either the Tour des Stations cycle race or the Spartan Race. While the E-Bike Festival and the Inspire Yoga Festival slow down the beat of this lively, vibrant destination.