About Family Ski Holidays in Verbier
Verbier has a reputation of being a winter playground for the rich and famous, with it's large and varied ski area, luxury ski accommodation, and extravagant nightlife. It can however, also be a great place to take the family.
Most unusually for a ski resort, children under 8 ski for free (it is normally under 5), and there are substantial lift pass reductions for children aged between 8 and 14. Teenagers will love the cool and glamorous vibe of Verbier, and the ski area has terrain suitable for every level The resort has amazing hotels, chalets and apartments to stay in, some of which are ski-in ski-out. We are talking real luxury here, with quintessential wooden finishes, lavish interiors and high-end service. Better value accommodation can be found in the outlying villages of Nendaz, Le Chable and La Tzoumaz, and as they are all connected to the main ski area, the only compromise you have by doing this is missing out on the lively late night apres-ski that Verbier offers.
It's compact size and free bus service means it is easy to get around. In addition to the enormous ski area and modern ski lift infrastructure, Verbier also has fabulous mountain restaurants and bars where you can enjoy the panoramic views. The village lies at 1500m and enjoys a long ski season thanks to it's high altitude skiing that includes the glacier on Mont Gele at 3000m. It is also south facing, so you can enjoy basking in the sunshine at one of the many apres-ski mountain bars & restaurants. There aren't as many non-skiing activities here as there are in other resorts, but you can still enjoy swimming, indoor rock climbing and ice-skating, and there is also a cinema.
Verbier is a couple of hours drive from Geneva airport, or you can take a train all the way to Le Chable and take the gondola up to Verbier from there. It is place that attracts an international crowd, and you will find that English is widely spoken. A ski holiday here combines the best of many worlds - great ski area, great accommodation, and great entertainment.