Verbier has long been a favourite for any skier looking for a classic Swiss ski holiday with a luxe twist. The skiing is lively and the après even more so, with the high-end clientele adding a dash of luxury to this village perched high on a sunny plateau. However what makes Verbier one of the best resorts around is its lesser-known areas. From the Bruson ski area, to the eco accommodation and the smaller villages of the St Bernard region area, each aspect adds value to what is already a stellar destination.
The 3* Montpelier Hotel is back!
Just a five minute walk from the heart of Verbier, this former Inghams property has undergone a total transformation and is ready to welcome guests for the 2014/2015 season. The 3* property features 50 rooms, with most offering some of the best views of the Alps in Verbier. With indoor parking, an on-site ski shop and swimming pool, a stay in The Montpelier will be truly unforgettable. For more information and bookings please visit www.montpelierverbier.ch.
Brand new Verbier app set to launch
Verbier has joined forces with Téléverbier to create a unique app that will host everything skiers could possibly need to know about the resort. From maps of both the resort and the piste, to hotels and weather forecasts, it can all be found both on and offline, meaning that all skiers will have access to the app at any time. The app promises to be interactive and link people together, so die-hard Verbier fans will never lose touch.
Mixing gourmet and après at The Cristal Mountain and Ruinettes Restaurants
If skiers are looking for some high-altitude dining with a lively twist, then this season they’ll be flocking to The Ruinettes. The result is a combination of delicious, fresh self-service food, a mouth-watering gourmet brasserie and a lively mix of cabaret, music and live entertainment, all at a dizzying height of 2200m. Partnering with some of most creative and talented chefs in Europe, the aim is to ‘strive to surprise’ every afternoon this coming winter.
Revealing the fully renovated restaurant, Le Carrefour
It’s been closed for the entire summer season and finally Le Carrefour will be reopening their doors in December. The sun-drenched terrace has had a complete redesign and will be even cosier than before. The inside has been revamped in both its cuisine and decor, with more space between tables to give the restaurant a light and airy feel, perfect for a relaxing Alpine lunch. Visit www.lecarrefour.ch for more information.
New Tapas Bar at Le Dahu Restaurant
Le Dahu is adding a small bar at the entrance of the restaurant on the first floor; serving moreish tapas and delicious drinks for anyone who needs a quick pick me up on the slopes. Visit www.ledahu.ch for more information
Xtreme Verbier on the North Face – 28th March
Every year, Verbier hosts the much anticipated final of the Freeride World Tour as part of the Xtreme Event. With treacherous narrow passages and the extreme slopes on the legendary north face, the Bec des Rosses is the ultimate playground for the best freeriders on the planet. The audience are guaranteed to be glued to the edges of their seats as they watch from Gentianes. Visit www.freerideworldtour.com for more information.
Verbier to host the 2015 ISMF World Championships
From the 6-13 February, Verbier will once again become the international capital of ski mountaineering. With 300 athletes from 25 countries expected to take part in the event, it’s guaranteed to be a showstopper. For more information visit www.verbier2015.ch .