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Verbier

Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. It is a holiday resort and ski area in the Swiss Alps and is recognized as one of the premiere "off-piste" resorts in the world. Some areas are covered with snow all year. Many top skiers have settled in the Verbier area in order to take advantage of the steep slopes, varied conditions and resort culture.
   Verbier can be accessed by road or by train. From Martigny a regional train leads to Le Châble. From Le Châble a cable car goes up to Verbier. Martigny is located 1hr45m from Geneva and 20m from Sion with the Swiss Federal Railways.
   Verbier has only one access road, which starts in the town of Le Châble. From Sembrancher a road leads to the Great St. Bernard Pass and another to Martigny or to the Col de la Forclaz. Verbier is around 2 hours’ drive from Geneva, 1 hour from Chamonix and 1 hour from Aosta.
   The nearest international airport to Verbier is Geneva Airport. Minibus transfers are available from the airport to Verbier center during the winter ski season.
The town itself is small enough to be explored on foot, but free buses run throughout the resort regularly during the day.
   Verbier’s ski domain ranges from 1500m up to 3330m from which there is a panoramic view of the Alps encompassing the Matterhorn Cervin, Dom, Dent Blanche, Dent d'Hérens, Grand Combin and Mont Blanc massif. It is part of the "Four Valleys" ski area, which includes the ski resorts of Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, La Tzoumaz, and Thyon with a total of 410 km marked runs.
   The ski area is divided into four sectors: Medran, Les Savoleyres, Mont Fort and Bruson. Verbier forms the western section of the 4 Valleys ski area. A 4 Valley pass allows a tour all the way from Verbier to La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Les Masses, Thyon and back.
   The Verbier section of the 4 Valleys ski area has recent lifts made by Leitner, CWA, Poma and Garaventa AG; they are operated by Téléverbier SA. In Verbier alone, there are 35 lifts. A standard Verbier pass gives access to this entire sector, 33 standard ski runs, two snowparks, one "Jardin de Neige", four cross-country pistes and two walking areas.
Verbier has seven snowsport schools, three companies that organize mountain guides plus a few independent mountain guides. The snowsport schools offer private lessons, group lessons, specialised clinics and courses, and performance coaching. It is important to check where the instructors obtained their credentials. Also, those who are new to the area, often lack the human network to be well-informed about conditions on the runs.
   Verbier is known for its off-piste and itinerary runs. Amongst these are popular mogul fields Tortin, Gentianes, Mont Fort and Plan du Fou as well as more advanced itineraries Vallon D'Arbi and Mont Gelé. Notable off-piste runs are the Backside of Mont Fort, Bec des Etagnes, Stairway to Heaven, Highway, Marlenaz, Croix de Coeur, Bacombe, Col des Mines, Creblets, Couloir de la Banane, Col de la Mouche, The Rocky Garden, The Hidden Valley, Couloir des Dix, Col de la Banane, and the less accessible Bec des Rosses, annual host for the finals of the Freeride World Tour. Off-pistes skiing can be dangerous, and sometimes lethal, due to the risk of avalanches, hidden obstacles, crevices, extremely steep runs, and other hazards. In the 2012-13 season a skier was killed by an avalanche on the Col de la Mouche and two others died at the Bec des Etagnes.
   Verbier is one of only a few resorts to contain a mountain with no pistes coming down it. On rare occasions it is also possible to ski 700 vertical metres from Verbier Village to Le Châble in the valley below. Though such a run now entails going through terrain with felled trees and other obstacles. The off-piste run from Col des Gentiannes down to Le Chable is a better option, but it's important to check that snow conditions are good and that there is no avalanche risk.
   The nearest heli-ski landing spots are Rosablanche, Petit Combin and Trient Glacier.

The most convenient way is to get private transfers from Grenoble to Verbier, transfers from Lyon to Verbier, transfers from Chambery to Verbier, or transfers from Geneva to Verbier.

We offer transfers from GenevaLyonChambery and Grenoble to Verbier.