If you’re a freerider by nature then Verbier is a freeriders paradise. With over 410km of varied terrain, including powder bowls, steeps, bumps and glades, the ‘extreme’ opportunities are endless in Verbier and you’ll be making fresh tracks all day long.
Advanced Skiing in Verbier
Verbier is famous for its off-piste powder and long mogul fields. Most runs that would be black in many resorts are classed as ‘itineraries’ here, meaning they’re marked but not maintained or controlled.
For those wanting to tick the most challenging marked itinerary off of their buck list, then head over the Chassoure Gondola and tackle ‘Tortin’. This north-facing bowl is exceptionally shaded, with well-formed giant moguls… not for the nervous intermediate! Another one of Verbier’s famous itinerary runs is The Vallon d’Arbi, with vast wild areas associated with remote off-piste skiing. The narrow entrance soon opens up to a large north-facing alpine bowl, before entering empty valley with gladed trees and rolling terrain… just point your skis downhill and enjoy the ride!
For those wanting to stick to the marked piste, Mont Fort forms the heart of Verbier’s challenging skiing. After taking in the awesome views of the Matterhorn towards the East and Mont Blanc to the West, there’s only one run down, but it’s steep, broad, bumped and over 1,300 metres from top to bottom. A short alcoholic pit-stop is well deserved after conquering this challenging ‘thigh-burner’.
Heli-Skiing in Verbier
Beyond the 410km of world-class terrain, Verbier is also one of Europe’s major heli-skiing. Petit Combin, Rosablanche, Trient glacier or Pigne d’Arolla are some of the heliskiing landing zones around Verbier which allow long unforgettable runs in an authentic mountain scenery, far away from the crowds
Recommend Chalets for ‘EXTREME’ Groups
Why? With complimentary access to the spa facilities, at the neighbouring Hotel Cordee Des Alpes, guests at the Cordelette can enjoy Verbier’s ultimate relaxation spa. Back at the chalet, the in-house cinema room awaits where you can put up your weary feet and enjoy your favourite film or box set
Why? After leaving it all on the mountain, it’s time to recuperate in your very own sauna and hot-tub. After a gourmet 3 course evening meal, with wine, relax by the open-fire or enjoy the chalets cosy cinema room… the choice is yours!
Why? Not only does Chalet Laineux offer some of the finest balcony views, where to can enjoy a drink and reminisce about the day’s events, but guests are also able to use the resident’s pool, sauna and gym… and relax!