Verbier is a little village situated in the southwest part of Switzerland, and it is located in the Valais canton. It is a picturesque holiday resort town, and there is some great skiing there too. It is considered to be one of the best “off-piste” resorts on earth. There are some parts of it that are snow-covered throughout the year. A lot of the world’s best skiers have moved to the Verbier area so that they can use the steep slopes, take advantage of the different conditions and enjoy the resort culture.
This place is situated in the Bagnes municipality, in the Valais canton. It sits on a terrace at roughly 1,500 m, and it faces the massif of Grand Combin. The terrace is on th Val de Bagnes’s east side. The Val de Bagnes is a valley situated to Martigny’s south.
Verbier has about 2,800 permanent residents. At least, it had 2,800 residents when the data was collected in 2006. During the winter tourist season, the resident population can swell up to 35,000. There is a significant population of British and Scandinavian residents who live and visit there.
Verbier is one of the best skiing destinations in the entire world. They have a ski domain that ranges from 1500 m (down at Verbier Village) up to 3330 m (Mont Fort), and there is a panoramic view of the Alps up at Mont Fort that encompasses the Mont Blanc massif, Grand Combin, Dent d’Herens, Dent Blanche, Dom and the Matterhorn Cervin. Verbier is one of the “Four Valleys” in the “Four Valleys” ski area, and the other resorts are Thyon, La Tzoumaz, and Nendaz Veysonnaz. There are more than 410 km of runs.
There are over 400 km of hiking trails to use in the summer, and hikers can follow on the tracks of the ibex and chamois through the mountains, some of them snow-covered throughout the year. There are also 200 km of mountain bike trails. Some of the other fun summertime activities include ice karting, badminton, golf, swimming paragliding, climbing, and taking trips on the mountain railways there, as well as an annual music festival. Whenever you go to Verbier – whether it is the winter or summer – there is something to do. You will not be bored at one of the most active ski and summer resorts in Switzerland.
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