The village of Verbier is located at the heart of one of the biggest ski areas in the Swiss Alps. With its traditional wooden chalets- style buildings, visitors are transported to a picturesque alpine village.
For those looking for a holiday that keeps them active but at the same time offers incredible food and nightlife, all signs point to Verbier.
Staying active while in Verbier is not difficult. If skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing there are numerous other activities to keep you busy. For adrenaline junkies, paragliding, ice climbing and tobogganing trips are one option. For an even more traditional experience, take an excursion with the St-Bernard dogs, the famous mascots of this stunning region.
Take a snow taxi 1895m up the mountain to the café-restaurant La Marlenaz which sits high above the twinkling lights of Verbier. The authentic menu offers meats, cheeses, produce and wines from nearby farms. Some amazing items on the menu include tomato infused cheese fondue and salmon rösti. What makes this meal even more memorable is how you get back down the mountain. Yes, you could take the snow taxi back but wouldn’t you rather toboggan down? Sleds and head-lamps are available if you feel up to it (I highly recommend this especially if you’re feeling tired after your big meal). If it’s a full moon there is no need for a lamp to guide you down the mountain trail.
Aprés ski is an institution in the village of Verbier. Once the mountain closes, the bars and restaurants are flooded with people ready for some fun. There is no need to go home and change before you head out, most partygoers stay in their ski boots and jackets late into the night. For the ultimate après ski experience the notorious Farm Club (a favourite for European Royalty) is a must.