Following on from our first Holiday Inspirations – Val d’Isere blog post we thought we’d give you some more ideas to spark your holidaymaking imaginations. This time it’s the turn of Verbier, a resort that both Alpine Guru directors have lived in.
One of our good friends in Verbier, Dre Israel, has some ideas on how to make your trip there extra special. Dre is a true mountain man who runs off-piste snowboard clinics and camps throughout the season. He can create custom adventures for you too so why not get a group of like-minded snowboarders together, rent a chic chalet and have a custom snowboard camp created for you?
Eat: Verbier has numerous fine eateries. If you’re looking for something gourmet then your best bet is the Millenium or King’s, otherwise the Pergola has a wide variety of foods and is nice and cosy with its fire place for a more casual dining experience. For Pizza fans Al Capone is the choice and they also do great pasta and lasagne.
Drink: Well, what can I say about this one? Verbier has one of the best apres ski scenes in the Alps and if this is what you’re looking for then the Farinet is the place. For the wild child, Farinet’s apres has the live band atmosphere where girls in bras are frequently seen dancing on the bar before diving off for some crowd surfing – not to be missed. If you’re the calmer type then the Farinet lounge bar offers a chilled out comfortable space to enjoy a cocktail or two.
Ride: Verbier is a high altitude resort with great snow conditions from mid November until the end of April. It is listed as one of the top ten off-piste resorts in the world and the pistes are great for families. If you come to Verbier then you must explore some of the hidden terrain that has made the resort a mecca for some of the best freeriders in the world. The back side of Mont Fort is a must but do take a guide because Televerbier do not blast for avalanches back there and it can be very dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Stay: for you and your guests we reckon that Chalet Inverno, which is just a short stroll away from the Medran lift station, would be just right – ideal for those wanting early starts and first tracks combined with quality services and chic alpine surroundings.
Relax: there are a few options for those wanting to relax in Verbier there is the Sports Center where they have jacuzzis, steam rooms, and saunas as well as a very large swimming pool. If you’re looking for treatments then the spa at the Nevai Hotel should be high on your list with its range of treatments, Turkish hammam (steam room), dipping pool and sauna.