Thursday, 28 January 2010 12:00 AM
Switzerland is a fabulous place to enjoy a skiing holiday and with its wooden luxury catered ski chalet rentals, beautiful mountain ranges and fantastic ski runs, it is not hard to see why it is so popular with holidaymakers, like Tempston Luxury.
Those looking for ski resorts to spend their winter holiday should head to Verbier – one of Switzerland’s most popular destinations.
Not only is Verbier one of Europe’s most popular and famous ski resorts, but it is also one of the top off-piste locations in the world – perfect for a cheap ski holiday.
It is also easily reached by train, road and cable car.
Verbier is a mere two-hour drive away from Geneva – making a day trip to the city a fabulous possibility.
Ski by day
If skiing a different piste each day makes your ideal holiday then Verbier is the resort for you.
There are many reasons why Verbier ski deals are so lucrative, one of these being the quality of the skiing.
It is part of the Four Valleys ski area and skiers will be able to experience all of the resorts in the area with a common ski pass.
This includes Veysonnaz, Nendaz, Thyon and La Tzoumaz.
Verbier itself is a huge resort, which is also famous for its off-piste opportunities – great for the expert and intermediate skier.
But with more than 30 different runs, there is something for everyone and the beginner has a selection of snow schools to choose from for lessons.
Party by night
A number of events take place in Verbier each year, making it quite the party town.
The O’Neill Verbier Freeride competition is a great chance to watch some of the most talented skiers and snowboarders ride the slopes and show off.
Another highlight is the Verbier Festival, which sees great music acts and bands come to the town for one massive party.
There is also the Patrouille des Glaciers – a ski race that is the big event of most skier’s calendars.
Verbier has a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants, making it a great place to enjoy life apres-ski in the evenings before hitting the slopes again the next day.