It's time for ski holidays again, but skiing is not quite your cup of tea. While Verbier is probably the best ski resort for skiing, there is more to it than 100s of kilometers of ski slopes. Besides skiing, there are plenty of things to do to keep you entertained, and have fun, memorable holidays.
EXPLORE THE MOUNTAINS WITH SNOWSHOES ON
Snowshoeing is an excellent way to enjoy the panoramic views of Verbier valley and its enchanted Winterland forests. The landscapes are truly enchanting at this time covered under crystal white snow blankets. Snowshoeing is an ideal activity to help you disconnect from everyday life and reconnect with nature - if you are a little uncertain where to go, you can discover the mountain by following self-guided tours or book a Snow family walking guide to accompany you and find a perfect tour to fit your fitness and needs. A perfect activity for both young and older audiences.
GO FOR A PANORAMIC LIFT RIDE
Get a pedestrian lift pass and enjoy the spectacular views of Matterhorn and Mont Blanc from the summit of Mont Fort at 3330m, if the weather permits, treat yourself with fondue at the mountain hut. Get a #Verbier selfie on the bottom of Gentianes lift with the Petit Combin and Grand Combin glaciers in the backdrop. If you are feeling sporty on your return you can take a flat 2 km walk on the snow from Dahu to Ruinettes and enjoy the permanent sculpture art exhibition of 3D foundation resident artists.
EXPLORE THE ALPINE HOME DECOR SHOPS
Explore the handful of home decor and souvenir shops in the center of Verbier and get inspired by alpine chic design pieces that you might want to smuggle home. You can also purchase beautiful postcards to capture your memories. Post them to yourself or your friends while enjoying a hot chocolate or mulled wine at one of the sunny restaurant terraces - a way to romanticize your winter holidays for sure!
OWN THE APRÈS SKI
Join your friends at the Après-ski. Be the best host after reading this blog post about the best Après-ski spots in Verbier from trendy upscale places to local spots where you can catch the happy hour.
LUNCH AT THE MOUNTAIN
Meet your friends at one of the ski-in restaurants on the mountain. Carrefour is one of the best mountain restaurants and is easily accessible by car or the free village busses. If you feel more sporty, you can take a 1-hour walk from Medran or Carrefour to Chez Dany restaurant located at Clambin. The uninterrupted views are totally worth it!
HAUTE ALPINE HUSKY SLED RIDES
Book a Husky sled ride from Ruinettes and meet your friends or family for a lunch at Le Dahu restaurant. A truly unique experience, that gives you a taste of the Far North and an opportunity to enjoy the snowy panoramic views off the slopes.
SPA IS ALL YOU NEED
Treat yourself to a spa day. Book an at-chalet massage with massage experts from Massage 1936. Visit the Valmont Spa, Spa Cinque Mondes or Away spa at W for some relaxation in the resort or venture out to Les Bains de Lavey a classic thermal bath, located at the heart of in the heart of the Rhône valley at the foot of the Dents du Midi.
BRUNCH YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS
Book a Sunday brunch at the sunny terrace of Le Chalet d’Adrien. Enjoy a glass of champagne with oysters, canapes, homemade pastries, variety of hot dishes prepared freshly by restaurant chefs right in front of you. Le Chalet d'Adrien is known for truly exceptional service and fantastic views of Verbier. Don't have time on Sunday? No worries, you can enjoy the terrace restaurant and bar on any other day, in case of bad weather they have a really cozy lounge if you would like to switch the atmosphere.
LOUNGES ARE THE PLACE TO BE
FLY AND ENJOY THE PANORAMIC VIEWS
There is no better way to enjoy the panorama than from a bird's view. If you aren't afraid of heights paragliding with tandem flight is a perfect activity to get a bit of adrenaline rush and make a memory you will cherish for life or if you have a bit bigger budget to spare you can also book a panoramic helicopter ride with Heli Alps.
WE LOVE A LITTLE BIT OF CULTURE
Get a dose of culture. Visit the Verbier cinema and enjoy the latest popular Hollywood blockbusters. Right on the cinema's corner, you will find the Bel-Air Fine Art gallery which is one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Europe. Right down the valley, in Martigny, you will find Fondation Pierre Gianadda which offers world-renowned exhibitions introducing novelties on a seasonal basis, or if you are willing to travel a bit further, foundation Beyeler in Bern is a must-visit for every art lover!
LONG STAY CALLS FOR A CITY DAY TRIP
Take a day trip to Milan, Geneva or Lausanne. We get it, for a non-skier a week or two long holidays in Alp can be boring. All of these city destinations are within a reach and are perfect for a day trip with a car.
If you exhausted all the possibilities and skiing is truly the last resort activity to keep you entertained we got you! Our patient, caring instructors at Snow family will ensure you will overcome your fear of skiing and fall in love with the sport! They say friends that ski together, stay together for life!