Home to a classic mix of picturesque ‘chocolate-box’ resorts and some seriously large ski areas, Switzerland is recognised as a timelessly classic, high quality ski destination. The infrastructure of the resorts, transport and lift systems really does run like clockwork, and the style of architecture is, on the whole, traditional and attractive. Add to that the genuine warmth extended by the Swiss welcome, then it’s clear to see why avid skiers love to return time after time.
Why Ski in Switzerland?
The Four Valleys
In the French-speaking part of Switzerland, Verbier sits at the heart of the ‘Four Valleys’, Switzerland's biggest and most impressive ski area with 412kms of stunning pistes and encompassing Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz and Veysonnaz. There is so much variety here to satisfy all skiers from soft powder and fantastic off-piste to open cruising and steep mogul fields.
Verbier is a popular and very attractive resort offering mainly chalet-based accommodation as well as some chic well-established hotels, side by side with some trendier newcomers, all within a sunny, south-facing bowl. This smart resort offering spectacular views of some of the Alps' most famous peaks, the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, from the highest point at Mont Fort (3,330m), simply buzzes with life, especially after the sun goes down, with bars and clubs to suit all tastes and all budgets.
Accommodation in Switzerland
As in France, chalets are an established part of the accommodation choice in Switzerland, providing excellent value for money in contrast to Swiss hotels, which have a reputation for being extremely pricey. Choose from older, cosy, traditionally styled chalets, or opt for one of the ‘new breed’ of properties where cutting edge modern design offers a different take on Swiss style.
Our Xtra Chalet De Verbier is laying the marker down for what can be achieved in Switzerland with the right property, in the right place, with a strong team completely focussed on providing excellent guest service at unbeatable value for money.