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Verbier - Switzerland

Updated on June 27, 2011

Switzerland

Are you considering Switzerland as a possible destination for a skiing holiday ? I highly recommend Verbier if you are .It is a beautiful spot not far from Geneva.

I had wanted to visit Switzerland, however on our trip to Europe We passed through Austria instead on the way to Italy & France on the return trip back to Britain.

Much to my delight while I was working in London as a nanny I was informed we were going on a holiday to Verbier Switzerland !

I was so excited even though knew that I would be with the children the whole time I was still seeing a new country that I had been wanting to visit for a long time!

It is a great place for a skiing holiday as well as unwinding on a winter vacation.

There are other activities to enjoy as well while there for those who don't ski.

Verbier

Switzerland is a beautiful country
Switzerland is a beautiful country

Map for Verbier

Verbier is approx 2 hours drive from Geneva
Verbier is approx 2 hours drive from Geneva

Other Activities at Verbier

 

Hiking Mountain Biking

     Free bike transportation on the ski-lift installations

  • Mountain-bike hire in several sports shops
  • Golf when in Season
  • Indoor golf
  • Mini-golf
  • Very varied competition programme during the season.
  • Group and private lessons

Climbing

  • Many climbing gardens and equipped routes for both beginners and experienced climbers on the sites of the Val de Bagnes, Pierre Avoi, La Barme, Madzeria (near Mauvoisin), Sembrancher, La Fouly.  For information, contact local guides.
  • Introductory and advanced lessons courses for children and young people

Tennis

 

  • 11 open-air courts (polytan, synthetic grass)
  • Tennis School and regular tournaments for guests

Adventure !

 

  • River rafting, canyoning, hydro-speed, rap-jump, bridge pendulum, speleology, etc.
  • Horse-Riding
  • Riding lessons and country rides (horses, ponies)
  • Country rides, 1 or 2 day trekking, stopping off at mountain huts Ecurie Dumoulin Olivia, Le Chable.

 

  • In mountain lakes and rivers (compulsory permit on sale in post office)
  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Mont Fort Glacier, open from around mid-June to end July
  • Mont Fort Summer Camps
  • Verbier and the region offer numerous possibilities to suit all tastes, notably: high and middle-range-mountain hikes, high mountain, high mountain trekking, rock and ice climbing, high mountain climbing
  • Playground J8
  • Max's Little Train (450 m of tracks, scale 1:22) K9
  • Climbing wall at La Marmotte

Accommodation in Verbier

Staying in one Verbier Chalets is lovely way to spend your time in Verbier . They are cosy, comfortable & like a home away from home.

The shops, restaurants and Ski fields are all only a walk away from your Chalet.

If there is only one or two of you then you might prefer to stay at the Lodge Verbier.

Chalets in Verbier

We stayed in a really nice chalet in Verbier
We stayed in a really nice chalet in Verbier

Cable Car

On way down to the Train
On way down to the Train

Exploring other Areas

While staying at Verbier should you decide to go exploring elsewhere you have the option of taking the cable car down the mountain to meet the train.

There is a coffee shop there to relax in  if you are early !

I caught the train to a nearby Town where I had a meal out with some new friends!

Funny enough some of them were staying in Verbier & gave me a ride back up the mountain.

Verbier Train

I caught this train on a rare evining away from the family
I caught this train on a rare evining away from the family

Skiing holiday Verbier

Ski Station
Ski Station
Skiining in Verbier
Skiining in Verbier

Husky Sledding

There are other activities as well as skiing
There are other activities as well as skiing

Verbier Nightlife

As well as this Milbar Verbier has a range of Pubs and Restaurants to try out
As well as this Milbar Verbier has a range of Pubs and Restaurants to try out

A night view of Verbier

Make sure you have your camera for stunning views !
Make sure you have your camera for stunning views !

Lake Geneva

Had a stoll by the Lake in Geneva
Had a stoll by the Lake in Geneva

Portes du Soleil Switzerland

1/22/2011 - 1/29/2011  $349.00   for 2 with resorts360 club Other dates and place available
1/22/2011 - 1/29/2011 $349.00 for 2 with resorts360 club Other dates and place available

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