Spring Skiing Now: Verbier

Spring Skiing Verbier

There is still good snow and sunshine at Verbier so book this weekend!

Ok, so Verbier may well be known as a hub for over the top skiers, where the arrogant swan around in their over-priced, under-performing skiwear, and where the cost of almost everything has been hyper-inflated.

However, as much as this may bother the passionate skier, it must surely be put to one side, and all for one simple reason; Verbier’s world-class snow.

Verbier is WOrld Class

As one of the premier off-piste resorts in the Alps, Verbier has long been an adventure skier’s hotspot. Within an hour of the enormity of Chamonix, it is incredibly well located for those looking to explore a different range.

As the season winds down, diehard skiers across Europe will be looking to the alps for their last fix of powder heaven, and Verbier should certainly be at the top of their list.

Across the area, there are over 400kms of piste runs, including a host of the best lift-served off piste in the Alps.

Luckily, Verbier is one of the most snow-sure resorts in Europe, and being south-facing, it also benefits from the glory of day-long sunshine.

There is Still LOads of Snow

What makes Verbier a safe bet for skiing towards the end of the year is its extensive snow-making facilities, so you are sure to have some of the white stuff to ski on.

Even at its relatively low altitude of 1,500m, the skiing is sublime, and you can rise to heights of over 3,300m at Mont Fort, where you’ll also be able to see Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.

Verbier Has Great HOtel & Dining OPtions

Arriving in Verbier I head straight for the W Hotel. The convenience and luxury of the W cannot be underestimated as this five star sits right next to the lifts.

For great quality on a more modest budget the Central Hotel has everything you could want for a cozy stay.

When I head out onto the slopes, I do so under the guidance of Adrenaline – our guide shows us the expanse of the Verbier region, including Val de Bagnes and La Tzoumaz.

I urge you to take a guide. It is the best way to explore the phenomenal area. And what better way to unwind after a long, hard day’s skiing than to head for a hearty meal. Back at the W Hotel, I dive straight into the Eat-Hola Tapas Bar.

Eat-Hola offers more than just tapas. It is an experience, where chefs prepare Sergi Arola’s signature tapas fresh before you.

Personality is key here, and the chefs will even prepare something based entirely on your own preferences.

Pool, steam, sauna and treatments are all offered at La Cordée des Alpes.

Another hotel/spa/restaurant that should not be missed is La Cordée des Alpes. This property delivers a stunning rustic hotel experience with five star world class facilities – a top notch all-encompassing spa and gourmet restaurant run by an award winning Italian chef.

For an end of season skiing escape, Verbier is certainly worth exploring in more detail. Forget the stereotypes and discover some incredible last-minute skiing.

Many thanks to the Verbier Toursim Office for hosting MAN LONDON. ML

www. verbier.ch