About Beginner Ski Areas in Verbier
There are three nursery slopes/beginner areas in Verbier, all of which are equipped with snowmaking facilities ensuring that even if Mother Nature comes up short, good quality beginner skiing can still be had!
Although none offer “free of charge” lifts, the following 3 areas have their own low-priced lift tickets.
- Les Moulins (1 drag lift) Situated right in the heart of Verbier, it is the smallest of all nursery slopes in town. The École Suisse de Ski uses it exclusively for their Kids' Club program.
- Les Esserts (1 drag lift & 2 magic carpets) With its gentle slopes conveniently situated right next to the Hameau bus stop and a restaurant terrace, Les Esserts is without a doubt the most popular spot for beginner skiers and families alike. It is also home to the longest magic carpet in Switzerland, which costs only 5 SFR for foot passengers who would like to accompany their young while they are learning.
- Le Rouge (1 drag lift) This area’s two slopes run from the top of the village at Carrefour down to the centrally situated Brunet bus stop. The variable speed drag lift - Le Rouge, offers the beginner a slightly more inclined slope; the perfect place to safely set your sights on after having spent time on Les Esserts.
After feeling more confident on these nursery slopes, the La Chaux area up the mountain can be a good option, as there are nice, slow runs which tend to soften up in the afternoon given its south facing orientation. Accessible from Médran via La Chaux Express lift, this sun drenched area, also serviced by a 4-man chair, is a great place to practice & progress!