Best beginner areas
The three nursery areas in Verbier ski are easily accessed from the centre of resort and can be found relatively close together on the piste map.
Les Esserts is the largest of the beginner ski areas in Verbier (with 1 drag lift & 2 magic carpets at your disposal). With its short, 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 5CHF for foot passengers who would like to accompany their children while they are learning.
Le Rouge nursery ski area is served by 1 drag lift and has two slopes which run from the top of the village at Carrefour down to the centrally situated Brunet bus stop. The variable speed drag lift here gives beginner skiers and snowboarders access to a slightly more inclined slope; the perfect place to progress to after having spent time on Les Esserts.
Les Moulins has 1 short drag lift and is the smallest of the nursery ski areas in Verbier, with a slope of just 318 metres in length. It's situated right in the heart of Verbier and the École Suisse de Ski use it exclusively for their Kids' Club programme.
After feeling more confident on these nursery slopes, the La Chaux area further up the mountain is a good place to progress to. There are nice, slow blue pistes here which tend to soften up in the afternoon given their south-facing orientation. This area is accessible from the Médran via La Chaux Express lift and is also serviced by a 4-man chair, making it a great place to practice what you've learnt at ski school.
Also see: Ski Areas in Verbier, Switzerland