Leave the fur-lined heiress in St Mortiz and come to Verbier with a horde of family and friends. In any season, Verbier is the classic Swiss oasis whether you seek snowy slopes, fireside wine, Gruyère or Alpine revelry.

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  1. No need to spend a small fortune for a ski holiday. Rent a chalet with a group of friends and get back to basics.
  2. Or come in March, when it is quieter than the New Year’s holiday and just as satisfying.
  3. Summer in Verbier offers exciting events such as the annual Fest'Off with street shows and nightly concerts.
  4. Don’t get Verbier confused with its brash cousin, Gstaad, where designer ski suits matter most.
  5. To optimise a long weekend, arrive before 18.00 on Friday, rent your skis and head to the mountain in the morning.

Two-hour tour

  • Sunset Walk — Rent a sledge and take the last free ski shuttle to the stop at Carrefour. Begin your walk up the winding snow-covered trek to La Marmotte. You will then be ready to sledge down back to Verbier at sunset.

  • Chateau de Chillon — Rent a car or take the train to Chateau about an hour away. Look out over Lac Leman from the old bathrooms and dungeons.

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  • Fondation Pierre Gianadda — Head to Martingy’s combined museum experience for a day of culture.

    Rue du Forum 59, Martigny

    +41 277 223 978

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  • Independent and easy

    Central Hotel

    Place Centrale

    +41 27 771 5007

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  • Premium

    W Verbier

    Rue de Médran 70

    +41 27 472 8888

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  • Premium Chalet Rental

    CK Verbier

    +41 79 412 7398

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  • Economic chalet rental

    My Verbier

    Route des Creux 6

    +41 27 588 0385

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  • Fast breakfast

    Pâtisserie de la Poste

    Route de Verbier Station 16

    + 41 27 771 6425

  • Afternoon coffee

    Milk Bar

    Rue de Médran 2

    +41 277 716 777

  • Hearty fare

    Chez Dany

    Hameau de Clambin 10

    +41 27 771 2524

  • Lunch on the piste

    Le Dahu

    La Chaux

    +41 27 771 8000

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  • Lunch

    Le Rouge

    Route de Ransou 37

    +41 27 771 8000

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  • Dinner with friends

    Fer à Cheval

    Rue de Médran

    +41 27 771 2669

  • On the tiles

    Farm Club

    Route de Verbier Station 55

    +41 79 127 8754

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  • Fine dining on the piste

    Le Cristal

    Les Ruinettes

    +41 27 771 4244

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  • Dinner on your own

    Pizzeria Al Capone

    Route des Creux 53

    +41 27 771 6774

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  • Most exhilarating dinner

    La Marmotte

    Les Planards

    +41 27 771 6834

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  • Drinks after dinner

    The Lounge Bar, Hotel Farinet

    Place Centrale

    +41 27 771 5077

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  • Newsagent

    Newsagent — Daily newspapers from newsagent beside Coop in Place Centrale.


  • Something for someone you love

    Boutique Chez Lise

    Route des Creux 4

    +41 27 771 1127

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  • Something you can't get anywhere else

    La Chaumière Cheese — Cheese, charcuterie and wine.

    2 Rue de Médran

    +41 27 771 2530

  • Something for yourself

    Pampering at Elemis Spa — Hotel Nevaï

    Route de Verbier 55

    + 41 27 775 4060

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  • Basics

    Migros Supermarche

    Les Arcades

    +41 27 720 6575

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Alternative diversion

  • — Visit Bruson, a nearby village about 10km away. It is unspoiled by new developments, so you can explore old chalets, ancient barns and small patisseries.


  • Take the train to Martigny — Take the train to Martigny from the airport terminal. From there, you can take a taxi to Verbier. Or you can take the San Bernard express to Le Chable and take the gondola up to Médran.

  • Bus — In Verbier, buses are free and run all day until sunset.

  • Taxi — May Taxi

    + 41 27 771 7771

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  • Winter Trails — Need a day off the skis? There are several trails in the mountains. Follow the 45-minute trek starting at the main ski lift Médran all the way to Chez Dany, where you will join skiers and snow-shoers for a delicious Swiss lunch.

    Office du Tourisme Place Centrale

    +41 27 775 3888

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