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Verbier Ski Resort Guide

Verbier, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length256 miles
Highest Lift10,925ft
Resort Height4,921ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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The Swiss ski resort of Verbier is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 4,921ft, with 256 miles of marked runs.


Verbier is part of the Four Valleys ski area with access to 256 miles of downhill skiing, with 205 marked pistes, served by a total of 92 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Verbier itself (256 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Four Valleys ski resorts of Bruson, Evolène, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Siviez, Thyon les Collons and Veysonnaz.

With ski lifts as high as 10,925ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Verbier offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Verbier is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Verbier.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Verbier is 9 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Gentianes - Tortin'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Verbier?

The next notable snow forecast is 1in, expected on 26 May.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Verbier

Ski Area Stats

Verbier Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 5 4 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2019 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
256 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
18 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Four Valleys Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
256 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Verbier Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift10,925ft
Lowest Trail4,921ft
Resort Altitude (Verbier)4,921ft
Max Vertical6,004ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Verbier
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental in Verbier

Ski Rental Shops in Verbier.

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Ski Lessons in Verbier

Find a Ski Instructor

To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Verbier Ski Schools and Verbier Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Verbier?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Four Valleys, Valais.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Verbier is Sion, 60 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Berne, Annecy, Turin Caselle, Basel and Chambery airports are all within three hours drive.

Sion is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 17 ski lifts are able to uplift 41,328 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 26 miles of ski runs, with 52 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Verbier open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid November (May open weekends in November prior to main opening), and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Trail Map

Verbier Trail Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Verbier, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Verbier Tourist Office for the latest.

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