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“The best lift-accessible off piste skiing in Europe” The Daily Telegraph
Verbier is without doubt one of the world’s premier ski resorts. This skiers “seventh heaven” across the four valleys offers over 410km of ski runs and nearly 100 state of the art lifts. This huge domain provides endless possibilities for all abilities. The dedicated nursery slopes and excellent ski schools offer something for beginners of all ages whilst Verbier’s notorious black and/or itinerary runs are never far away. Indeed the resort offers some of the best off-piste in the Alps whilst still being accessible from the lifts.
Surrounded by the three impressive peaks of Attelas, Mont Gele and the largest at 3,330m - Mont Fort - is the freeride capital of Europe and home to Xtreme Verbier, the finals of the Freeride World Tour held in March. Whilst only for the professionals, the Xtreme makes a fantastic spectator event, watched from half way up Mont Fort, as riders throw themselves down the impressive face of the Bec des Rosses. Other events during the season include the Verbier High Five and the impressive Patrouille des Glaciers.
At an altitude of 1500m in resort, up 2700m plus on the mountain, Verbier ensures plenty of snow allowing for a long season from mid November right through to the beginning of May.
A recent addition to Verbier’s lift system is the new 8-man cable car linking Verbier to Bruson. Facing north and with some great powder and tree runs, the Bruson area was once the local’s best-kept secret. Now accessible within 20 minutes from the Medran ski lift, Brunson provides a fantastic queue-free option during peak weeks or on poor visibility days.
The relaxed pistes of Nendaz, on the other side of Tortin, are now also more accessible with a new gondola linking Siviez to the top of Plan de Fou.
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