In the heart of the Valais region, chalets stretch out to the horizon in a palette of warm browns, facing the spectacular vista offered by this authentic village from the wild expanses of the Haut Val de Bagnes to the picturesque charm of the neighbouring hamlets. Easily accessed by train and with its own free shuttle bus network, Verbier is connected to the 4 Vallées ski area with its 410km (255 miles) of slopes and is Switzerland's leading ski resort. The region’s restaurants serve up tasty local products when you’re not enjoying the sophisticated hotel bars and the sumptuous spas or simply tucked up in after an invigorating day out in the open air.
The real estate market
Prices have risen by 15% over the past five years to reach between CHF 15 000 and 40 000 per square metre. Demand is constant, with a new phenomenon of primary residence acquisitions (modern infrastructure, proximity to international schools in Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich) among an international clientèle.
The sectors to focus on are “Le Hameau”, a coveted neighbourhood in an exceptional setting (pedestrian zone, ski-in/ski-out, small pond) at the top of the resort, and Les Esserts, a residential area near the golf course.
Given the recent changes in prices, buyers need to act quickly. The rental return here is guaranteed at a high level. For vendors, the time is ideal. Demand is strong which means a good price is assured. - Rosario GALLINA, Director of BARNES Verbier
Art of living
Outdoor adventures, iconic boutiques and revitalising restaurants... that same sense of chic style permeates throughout Verbier.
A playful and affectionate troupe of huskies awaits at the foot of the peaks. Hitch up for an emotional high-speed ride that will take you along the Alpine trails in a powder-filled musher experience to partake in over a half or full day.
Touch the skies... a childhood dream that can become a reality thanks to the expert monitors at Verbier Summits. An amazing paragliding experience that will take you beyond your boundaries as you take control of these delicate aerial apparatus soaring between the clouds and mountains.
Les Écuries de Verbier
Throughout the year, the loyal chargers of Les Écuries de Verbier stables accompany riders on rambles through the heart of the mountains. A thick white covering to leave tracks in under the gently swaying larch branches. If you’ve not tried it yet, you simply have to, whether at a trot or a gallop.
34 chemin de la Crête, 1936 Verbier
Intenso, the soul of Italy condensed in Verbier. Meticulously matured cheeses and finely cut charcuterie all embody the essence of the dolce vita! We have a particular soft spot for the home-made Napolitan pizzas that are just as delicious as though they were made in Campania itself.
22 route du Centre Sportif, 1936 Verbier
You’ll find a thousand and one shades of cashmere at NotShy. Whether in bold azure blue or discreet cream, this soft wool is equally as snug in any colour. Fluffy scarves, oversize jumpers and close-fitting jackets - you’re sure to find something for each occasion.
61 route de Verbier, 1936 Verbier
Arts Décos Créations
The best-kept home déco secret in Verbier that showcases local craftsmanship and contemporary vision. Hide stools, cosy bedding and after-ski storage can all be found here in the same pared-down style, while crystal tableware and serving dishes in organic forms will inspire dinner hosts.2
5 route du Centre Sportif, 1936 Verbier
The hottest reservations in town
The bar at the Hotel W
Elected Best Ski Hotel for 6 years running, the W is an epicurean delight where guests can't wait to take refuge. Its tapas bar, Eat-Hola, is filled with surprising morsels concocted by Michelin-star chef Sergi Arola.
70 rue de Médran, 1936 Verbier
The chalet’s terrace is a dream in itself. Settle back in one of the wrought-iron chairs and drink in the sight of the mountains and valleys before sampling one of the many delicacies on this Michelin-star menu. Trompe-l'œil scallops and lasagnetta with cuttlefish pieces are just some of the incredible concoctions by Sebastiano Lombardi.
91 route des Creux, 1936 Verbier
In a boutique hotel that has nothing to prove in terms of elegance, the bars of Le Farinet host Verbier’s most festive evenings. After a live concert at the Après-Ski, head to the more dusky Lounge Bar or hit the dancefloor at the South NightClub.
6 place Centrale, 1936 Verbier
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