About Ski Pass Options in Verbier
There are a number of different ski passes available in Verbier. Prices vary according to your age, how many of you there are, what areas you'd like to ski in, how many days you want to ski and the time of year. Planning ahead can help you make the most of your Verbier ski holiday and hopefully save you some money too.
|Which Ski Pass to buy in Verbier|
|Adult Pass||An adult pass is for people born between x and y (dates are stipulated on the ski pass prices each year), approx. 26-64yrs|
|Junior Pass||A junior pass is for people born between x and y (dates are stipulated on the ski pass prices each year), approx. 8-25 years|
|Child Pass||A child pass is for children born between x and y (dates are stipulated on the ski pass prices each year), approx. 8-15 years|
|Family Pass||Family groups must comprise of a minimum of 3 people of the same family, at least one of which must be an adult|
|4 Vallées Pass||This full area pass gives you access to 4 neighbouring valleys which make up the largest ski area in Switzerland|
|Verbier Pass||This is a local area pass which includes the Verbier, Bruson and Savoleyres ski areas|
The main Ski Pass Office is at the Médran lift and they can advise you on what you will be the best pass for you. Cards for 3 days or more are of the ‘hands-free’ magnetic variety and cost an initial 5 CHF which is non-refundable. You can also buy your pass online - ski passes ordered online can be collected in resort or delivered to your door for 20 CHF.
4 Vallees ski-passes (Full area)
Perfect for advanced or intermediate skiers the Verbier 4 Vallées Pass offers you an access to a huge ski area (the biggest in Switzerland). As the name suggests you have access to 4 neighbouring valleys and around 410km of linked pistes accessed by 93 ski lifts. From Verbier, you can connect to Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon, plus you also get unlimited access to the Bruson and Savoleyres ski areas.
Also see: Ski Areas in Verbier
Verbier Valley ski-passes (Local area)
The local area Verbier pass gives access to the local Verbier ski area and beginner slopes. Offering a smaller but still varied ski area this pass is good for beginners as well as more leisurely skiers. It includes the ski areas of Verbier, Bruson and Savoleyres.
Also see: Ski Areas in Verbier
A 15% Group discount is available to groups of 15 or more skiers. Please ask one of the Ski Pass Offices for a quote.
Family Ski Passes
Verbier offers a discounted ski pass for families. The Family Ski Pass option represents a saving of around 10% on the total cost of buying the passes individually. Grandparents, uncles, aunts and stepparent families are also included covered by the family pass.
A Family Pass is applicable for a minimum of 3 people from the same family, with at least one adult/senior in the party, purchasing tickets for the same dates and duration. The sector you choose to ski in can differ, for example, sexpert skiers may choose the full area 4 Vallées Pass while beginner skiers need a local area Verbier pass.
The pass is valid for a maximum of 3 adults for every 1 child/youth.
The local area of Verbier offers a Beginners Ski Pass which allows access to two easy pistes - Les Esserts and Les Moulins. It is possible to pay for this pass by cash, credit or debit card. There is also a magic carpet in Les Esserts and Tzoumaz that you can buy a seperate pass for (cash only).
Also see: Beginner Ski Areas in Verbier
Access to the snowpark is included in both the local area Verbier and full area 4 Vallées lift passes.
Also see: Snowparks in Verbier
All of the cross country ski routes in Verbier are free to use.
Also see: Cross-country Skiing in Verbier
The 4 Vallées annual pass gives you unlimited access to the lifts in winter and summer and the sooner you book it, the more you save. Discounts are available in September, October & November. Visit the ski pass website for details.
Pedestrians can enjoy the stunning scenery from the Mont Fort, Attelas, Mont-Gele and Savoleyres mountains. There are marked walking trails if you'd like to explore between Les Ruinettes and La Chaux and also up to the Cabane Mont Fort from La Chaux. Pedestrian passes are also available for the season. All pedestrian passes can be bought at the ski pass offices in resort.
Also see: Maps of Verbier
4Vallees Club Card
This pass allows you to ski the 4 Vallées area at a reduced price all season (or just Valais at an even cheaper rate). The more you ski the cheaper it becomes! The pass works like a credit card with your days on the mountain being debited from the card at the end of each ski day. The rate debited is based on the time you start and the area you decide to ski and once you've bought your card, you don't need to return to the cash desk. You can buy these passes either on line or at one of the lift pass offices and you can also use them in the summer.
This operates in a similar way to the 4 Vallées Club Card but is pre-paid as opposed to being charged after the fact. Valais Skicard holders charge their card with a desired amount of money, after which they’re granted direct access to the slopes without having to queue at the ticket counters.
Acting as a cashier, the pass scanner automatically deducts the exact amount from your Valais SkiCard for the ticket corresponding to your age group and the time of day, as you go through the control gates. The card is non-transferable, and valid for 2 years. It is possible to extend the validity period of your points by simply recharging the card with a minimum of 100 CHF before the expiry date.
This pass also gives access to the thermal baths of the Valais and the Gianadda Foundation in Martigny. Buy online.
Winter Sports Pass
A winter sports pass is also available for those looking to enjoy activities like paragliding. As well as giving access to all the lifts available to pedestrians you'll also get free entry to the sports centre, the Bagnes museum, a 30 CHF discount voucher for a tandem paragliding flight and 10% off in a mountain restaurant.