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Verbier Ski Resort Guide

Verbier, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length412km
Highest Lift3,330m
Resort Height1,500m
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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The Swiss ski resort of Verbier is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,500m, with 412km of marked runs.


Verbier is part of the Four Valleys ski area with access to 412km of downhill skiing, with 205 marked pistes, served by a total of 92 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Verbier itself (412km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Four Valleys ski resorts of Bruson, Evolène, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Siviez, Thyon les Collons and Veysonnaz.

With ski lifts as high as 3,330m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Verbier offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Verbier is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Verbier.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Verbier is 15km long and the most difficult run is the 'Gentianes - Tortin'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Verbier?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm, expected on 9 October.

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Snow Forecast by day for Verbier

Ski Area Stats

Verbier Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 5 7km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Four Valleys Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Verbier Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,330m
Lowest Piste1,500m
Resort Altitude (Verbier)1,500m
Max Vertical1,830m

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E, S, W

Verbier has ski slopes facing north, south, as well as west and east, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Verbier
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Verbier

Ski Hire Shops in Verbier.

For more information, see our page about Verbier Ski Hire.

Ski Lessons in Verbier

Find a Ski Instructor

To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Verbier Ski Schools and Verbier Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Verbier?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Verbier is Sion, 60 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Berne, Annecy, Turin Caselle, Basel and Chambery airports are all within three hours drive.

Sion is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 17 ski lifts are able to uplift 41,328 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 42km of ski runs, with 52 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Verbier open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid November (May open weekends in November prior to main opening), and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Verbier Piste Map

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