Verbier is an area suitable for good skiers. The secure freeride areas are a delight for enthusiasts of unspoiled terrain and have made the resort’s reputation internationally. The area is well equipped with modern chair lifts and cable cars. In high season, the resort is very popular, so expect to face lines during peak times.
Photo: Yves Garneau / Verbier tourism Office
Photo: Melody sky / Verbier tourism office
For a little more tranquility, head for the Bruson area. It does not shine by its infrastructure, but by its peacefulness and its authenticity. This hidden treasure of the resort is excellent for off-piste skiing among the fir trees.
Nendaz is both more affordable and more family oriented than Verbier. The “Jardin des Neiges” of Tracouet, located at 2’200m of altitude, is made up of a play area adapted for learning how to ski. Children, especially young ones, will appreciate the conveyor belt, the beginner’s chairlift and the baby-lift. For intermediate skiers, head towards the Siviez sector with its lovely red runs.
Photo: David Carlier / Nendaz Tourism Office
Photo: Thyon-Région Tourism
Thyon / Les Masses
The remaining part of the resort suffers from a lack of modern infrastructure. There are mainly crossbows, which is too limited to satisfy experienced skiers and skiers who are used to chairlifts. However, Thyon will appeal to families and groups looking for accommodation that is both affordable and directly linked to the ski resort of les 4 Vallées.