Reviews Verbier

Skiresort ratings

Skiresort ratings for Verbier compared to all other skiresorts. Based on 15 reviews.

Overall 78 Skiing 83Skiregion 78
7.7 7.68.7 7.78.3 7.08.6 7.07.8 7.4
7.3 7.67.6 7.17.8 7.77.0 7.07.3 7.4

7.8 Verbier, Valais

Novice 8Advanced 9Expert 8Off-Piste 9Snow 8
Family 7Ambiance 7Nature 7Walking 7Lifts 8

After a season in the 3 valleys I have spent my last 4 trips in the Verbier ski area, staying in Les Collons, Verbier itself, and La Tzoumaz. My verdict is that it is overrated. The lift system above Verbier itself is good, but means everyone ends up on the same pistes. The links between the resorts are slow-why can't they replace the double drag lift above Siviez to get you over to Les Collons and Veysonnaz. What other world class resort still has T bars? The best ski area is definitely on the La Tzoumaz side if you are an intermediate-then there is endless fun on snowy days runnning down off piste between the trees. The intineraires do make it interesting, but hard work for most. Bruson is...

pro Large ski area con Disappointing mountain restaurants

Review by Sarah from Oslo on Thursday Jan 31st. Visited Verbier in january 2008 as friends

8 Verbier, Valais

Novice 9Advanced 9Expert 8Off-Piste 8Snow 8
Family 7Ambiance 8Nature 8Walking 7Lifts 8

Verbier rocks! We stayed in the Belette apartment. Fantastic location near the medran lift and Camilla the chalet host was brilliant. Food was excellent and the accommodation was very comfortable. The skiing is some of the best in Europe. To get the best of it I definitely recommend hiring a local guide (try La Fantastique). I skiied with Jo Morelli who is a well known guide and seems to like his helicopters. Fun but not cheap! Some of our group had lessons with the European Snowsport and found them to be very good and they all speak English. The nightlife can keep you up till dawn but make sure you get some sleep so you can experience the vast skiing available. ...

pro Chic resort con Expensive resort

Review by Lena Biel from Fribourg on Monday Nov 12th. Visited Verbier in february 2007 as friends

8.2 Verbier, Valais

Novice 8Advanced 9Expert 9Off-Piste 9Snow 8
Family 8Ambiance 8Nature 8Walking 7Lifts 8

Skiing was amazing. If you're a beginner, I'd even say have lessons before you go if you've got a dry slope nearby just to pick up the basics. Because once you're there, it can be pretty frustrating not being able to do your own thing on the slopes! I agree with someone else who commented on it being expensive, you spend as much as you've got. If you've got money to burn, go crazy! It you're budgeting a wee bit more, then drink b4 you go out (big bottle of smirnoff 19 CH francs, BARGAIN!) and just find the right paces to go! Casbah Saturday nights-hedkandi! Wicked music, and everyones really cool and chilled out. People aren't really snobby or stuck up, just get so people with a ridiculous a...

Review by Adeline from London on Tuesday Oct 2nd. Visited Verbier in march 2007 as couple

7.8 Verbier, Valais

Novice 7Advanced 8Expert 9Off-Piste 9Snow 8
Family 8Ambiance 7Nature 7Walking 7Lifts 8

This is one of the ski gems on the planet. The terrain is spectacular, especially off-piste. Off-mountain dining is very good with a couple locales being worth the price of admission. In the town of Verbier itself, you can't miss the Offshore for some great sandwichiches, fresh juice, and blueberry pancakes. Apres-Ski, Le Pub Mt. Fort has what you need. However Verbier is not ideal for some: a) don't go if you can't ski, there is no real learner terrain apart from one learner slope in town and so the progression is very hard, if you do go get a top instructor, the best I’ve had are from European Snowsport b) don't go if your not keen on clubs pubs and hard skiing all day, the neare...

Review by Janis Pearson from Dublin on Sunday Sep 30th. Visited Verbier in february 2006 as family

7.8 Verbier, Valais

Novice 8Advanced 9Expert 9Off-Piste 9Snow 8
Family 6Ambiance 7Nature 7Walking 7Lifts n.a.

OK, hotels aren't great and the public transport verges on awful, however the skiing and nightlife more than makes up for this. The skiing is, frankly, the best in Europe, kicks the*** out off Val de Sloane Square, Tignes, Courchavelle, Meribelle, Flaine, Avoriaz, Chamonix and everywhere else I’ve skied. The night life is also amazing, head to Farinet for apres ski then stagger to Mont Fort followed by the short crawl to Cas bar or Tara's (but don’t get there before 1:00), also wherever your staying your never have to far to walk home at night (except the down the mountain village of Le Chable, Last bus is at 8:50 and hitching down ***s). However this resort is not ideal ...

Review by Anonymous from Dublin on Thursday Aug 30th. Visited Verbier in february 2007 as family

Neighbouring skiresorts

La Tzoumaz 5.1 km La Fouly 11.1 km Ovronnaz 11.8 km Nendaz 11.4 km Martigny 10.4 km