Seen from below in the fading day, the flickering lights of Verbier beckon as if from Olympus. This quaint Swiss town resting in the saddle of majestic mountains nearly 5,000 feet above the valley floor.
It is the crux of Switzerlands renowned 4 Valleys, a vast, interconnected web of Alpine valleys and towns that comprises over 402 km. of ski runs and 93 individual ski-lifts. With some of the most challenging ski terrain and scenic vistas in the Alps, a southwesterly orientation that maximizes sun exposure, and the 850-year history of the surrounding Val de Bagnes region, Verbier epitomizes the kind of adventure unique to the European superski networks.
Here is an interactive Verbier resort map.
Though sizable at nearly 15,000 beds, Verbier is dominated by chalet-style houses and mid-size hotels, giving it a traditional Swiss feel that is at odds with the multi-story hotel blocks and modern atmosphere typical of many major French resorts. This is the French-speaking region of Switzerland, but thanks to its standing as one of the most popular Alpine destinations for British tourists, Verbier also hangs out an English is spoken plaque for its visitors.
Interactive map copyright SwissGeo.ch
Verbier Tourist Information:
Verbier Tourist Office, CH-1936 Verbier, Switzerland
Country code: 0041
Telephone prefix: 027
Telephone: (027) 7753888
Fax: (027) 7753889
Email: [email protected]
Note: All prices are in Euros unless otherwise noted.
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