Short Break Ski Holidays in Verbier
Verbier ski resort, being a large cosmopolitan town, has an impressive cultural scene nestled between its ski slopes and bar stools. You’ll find a total of four museums and three art galleries, plus a cinema showing mostly English language films. The shopping is pretty good with everything from trinket shops to Prada boutiques, plus plenty of good ski shops. If you’ve still got the energy, the fitness and sports centre has a swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, a sauna, whirlpool, solarium and ice rink. Outdoor enthusiasts should try ice climbing, snow shoeing or cross country skiing and there are also 16km of winter walking trails across the beautiful mountains. Don’t miss a go on the 10km long toboggan run from Savoleyres to Tzoumaz.
Verbier skiing boasts 30 mountain restaurants over the whole domain so there are plenty of places should you feel the need for a pitstop. When the weather’s bad, most skiers head for the cosy interior of the Cabane Mont Fort on the Gentiane to La Chaux, otherwise the sun terrace is the place to be. Savoleyres has a lot of good places to stop; the Buvette de la Marlenaz and La Marmotte are particularly good for lunch on a sunny balcony. Booking is recommended at the classic Chez Dany, where the food is as good as the amazing views, or stop for a gluhwein and cake whilst waiting for the bus back to Verbier at Wax Bar.