Verbier is recognised as one of the world’s premier alpine resorts, a mecca for ski enthusiasts wanting to push themselves to the limit. With over 410km of varied terrain, and a lot more to discover ‘off-piste’, Verbier really is the King of Alpine Resorts. Beyond the extreme, Verbier has just as much to offer off the slopes; from paragliding to pampering, snow-shoeing to shopping… the opportunities are endless
Beyond the extreme, Verbier has just as much to offer off the slopes; from paragliding to pampering, snow-shoeing to shopping… here’s our short guide on those all-important non-ski days;
It’s almost impossible not to fall in love with the beautiful Husky and here’s an opportunity to get up close and personal with these stunning animals. From 45 minute scenic tours, where your personal ‘musher’ will guide you through the most scenic routes that Verbier has to offer, to full-day excursions that cover 20km of terrain, where you’ll learn how to interact with the dogs and enjoy a stunning mountain lunch, this non-ski activity is a must for any dog lover. Find out more
Looking for an extra dose of adrenaline? If so paragliding, known locally as “parapenting”, is an experience like no other. Take to the sky and soar over the snow-capped mountain peaks before gliding to the bottom of the valley, whilst in the safe hands of your tandem paraglider instructor. No experience or level fitness required…. Just sit back and enjoy the ride! Find out more
Want to go even higher? Well, the sky really is the limit when it comes to panoramic helicopter flights in Verbier. From explorer tours to enhanced offerings, such as lunch/dinner on the top of the mountain, experience the thrill of a helicopter ride and enjoy breath-taking views over the 4 Vallees. For one of the most unique luxury experiences, a heli-glacier-picnic with family, friends or colleagues is a truly unforgettable day. Find out more
For a unique experience, why not try tobogganing whilst in Verbier? Head to the top of Savoleyres and enjoy a vertical decent of 848m, all the way back down to La Tzoumaz. At 10km, this is the longest run in Switzerland and not for the faint-hearted! Toboggans can be rented from numerous ski hire shops in and around Verbier.
Raquette à Neige is an extremely popular pastime and a great form of exercise that can be enjoyed by all ages. Either set out on your own or join a group led by an experienced local guide who will show you the best hidden parts that Verbier has to offer. Within no time at all you’ll be off the beaten track soaking up the true wilderness of the Alps. Most sports shops in Verbier hire snowshoes and poles, just remember to pick up a trail map from the Tourist Office.
From designer labels to practical ski wear, Verbier’s shopping opportunities are as varied as the skiing itself. Sports enthusiasts should head to Mountain Air for all the latest and greatest sports attire. Top retail brands can be found around Place Centrale, with Swiss & Mountain inspired interior shops also dotted around the town centre. In between all this retail therapy, dont forget to enjoy the numerous cafes, bars and restaurants that line the streets, in the shadows of the Mountains.
Whether your time off the slopes is spent shopping or snow shoeing, we will happily arrange a professional, relaxing massage in the comfort of your own chalet, to relieve tension and aches or simply to relax and revive. Alternatively, we can also book a treatment at one of the fantastic local spas available, with the W Hotel Spa being a firm favourite with our guests.