"I spent a ski season in Verbier as an instructor and loved it. Verbier has it all - extensive and exhilarating skiing on sunny slopes which descend right into the centre of town, some fabulous off piste (which I explored on my days off) and cracking nightlife too. The après ski starts early in the bars below the Medran or my favourite, Le Rouge and carries on into the early hours. If you are looking to follow in the footsteps of Richard Branson and other famous owners and buy a property here it’s going to be pricey, but it’s going to be worth it!" – Nick Malster
One of the best-known and beloved ski resorts in the Alps, Verbier attracts a cosmopolitan mix of global visitors. Nestled in a sunny bowl above the Val de Bagnes, the resort centres around one main road, the Rue de Médran, which runs from the Place Centrale to the Médran lift connecting up most of the shops, bars and restaurants. Chalets fan out above this central strip in all directions creating quiet suburbs, away from the hustle and bustle.
Particularly popular with British and Scandinavian skiiers, the town is both upmarket and highly fashionable, with its array of designer shops, fine dining and luxury accomodation, and informal and easy-going, thanks to the large number of powder hounds and general adrenaline junkies. It must be this concoction of glitz and guts that gives Verbier its uniquely lively atmosphere; the resort really is hard to beat when it comes to aprés ski and nightlife.
The scenery here is fantastic too. The buildings are largely very high-end and it shows in the materials used. The pleasant architectural aesthetics accompanied by the views across to mountain peaks in all directions make for very pleasant viewing, and the position of the resort - tucked away in its own private valley - gives a secluded, away-from-the-world kind of feel.
Verbier is the place to head for steep slopes and lively partying. Nowhere in Switzerland rivals it for either – and for tough slopes it is up there with the best in the world. The resort has some highly challenging and exhilarating skiing on steep black runs, and plenty of off-piste but is known for its itinéraires which are marked but are not controlled or groomed. The most famous is Tortin, but Gentianes (900m vertical from the Col de Gentianes) and the Vallon d’Arby which runs down a secluded valley to La Tzoumaz are also fabulous. The Bec des Rosses is said to be the most intimidating face on the Freeride World Tour ski and snowboard competition, which takes place on the rocky north face of the 3,223m Bec des Rosses every year. Ski it if you dare, but you should certainly watch the experts attempt it.
For balance though, Verbier is not all about extreme skiing. There is a great range of red runs across the region and the tree-skiing over at Bruson is fabulous after a heavy snow fall. At the far end of the 4 Vallées, resorts such as such as Veysonnaz and Les Collons have a much greater range of blues and reds. There are several independent ski schools in Verbier to aid your progression and a convenient beginners park near the middle of the resort too.
The scenery and views, particularly from Mont-Fort are fabulous and many of the slopes and are sunny. It is hard to resist stopping for a beer on the terrace at Chez Dany or Le Carrefour when skiing home unless you are heading down to Le Fer a Cheval or Le Farinet!
The good news is that foreigners may buy freely in Verbier, but the bad news is that as this is one of the top ten ski resorts in the world, property prices are high.
Construction quality is extremely high too so luxury chalets and apartments are generally priced between 20,000 Sfrs to 35,000 Sfrs per m2.
Prices are at the top end of that range for chalets on the piste or luxury apartments near the Medran lift. Further out you get more for your money and stunning views, with the free shuttle buses providing a good service, as you would expect in Switzerland.
The enduring popularity of Verbier ensures that there is always a market here and, if you can afford it, owning a property will always be a good long term investment and great fun in the short term!
Verbier, Breithorn 14CHF 8,000,000
An impressive 4 bedroom apartment in a traditional, chalet-style building 400m from the slopes and a short drive from the centre of the resort.Town-Centre, South facing
Verbier, Solives 301CHF 2,390,000
A modern penthouse apartment in the centre of Verbier with a large open-plan living space and private south-facing balcony.Town-Centre, Swiss only
Verbier, Trappeurs 117CHF 1,550,000
A very attractive and what will no doubt be a very sought out apartment located right next to the Savoleyeres lift in Verbier.South facing
Verbier, Chalet VuthutCHF 6,900,000
Situated with ski in access and providing picturesque, unobstructed mountain views, Vuthut is a high quality family chalet built in beautiful wood and natural stone.Ski in, Spa & Wellness Facilities
Verbier, Baryte 2CHF 3,250,000
Located in the centre of Verbier and just a few steps from the Medran lift, Baryte 2 is a modern and spacious three bedroom, ground floor apartment.Town-Centre
Verbier, Kid 221CHF 1,890,000
A spacious two bedroom apartment located in the centre of Verbier and just a few minutes' walk from the many high end shops, restaurants and bars.Town-Centre
Verbier, Colline 220CHF 1,750,000
Colline 220 is an attractive duplex enjoying spectacular, unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains and a convenient location just up from the centre of Verbier.
Verbier, Athos 9CHF 540,000
A charming one bedroom apartment and ideal base to explore the extensive 400km of slopes within the Verbier ski area.
Verbier, Chalet KewaneePrice on Application
Perched on the mountainside above the world famous resort of Verbier and surrounded by picturesque Alpine scenery is Chalet Kewanee.Spa & Wellness Facilities
Verbier, Chalet VermontCHF 5,400,000
Chalet Vermont is a traditionally styled Alpine chalet only recently built in 2011 and located near to the Verbier Sports Centre.
Verbier, La Camargue 6CHF 4,950,000
A charming apartment with landscaped garden just 150 metres from the Les Esserts ski lift.Spa & Wellness Facilities
Verbier, Chesa LunaCHF 6,500,000
Surrounded by some truly breathtaking views, Chesa Luna is an expansive family chalet located in the prestigious Savoleyres area of Verbier.Spa & Wellness Facilities
Verbier, Chalet MardukCHF 3,950,000
Chalet Marduk is situated in the charming Les Esserts region of Verbier in a private position, surrounded by both nature and beautiful, south-facing views.Spa & Wellness Facilities
Verbier, GrignoteCHF 4,600,000
The Grignote apartment is a charming, attractive and traditionally styled residence with plenty of space and full of authentic Alpine features.Spa & Wellness Facilities
Verbier, Grand Soleil 438CHF 3,950,000
Located near to the centre of Verbier and close to the Medran lift, Grand Soleil 438 is a beautiful top floor apartment full of exposed wood and vaulted ceilings.
Verbier, Mettaney 312CHF 7,000,000
Mettaney is a high quality and spacious duplex apartment, offering far reaching and unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains and valley.
Verbier, Senator 355CHF 1,950,000
Senator 355 is a bright, warm and spacious two bedroom apartment, centrally located and just a ten minute walk away from the Medran ski lift.
Verbier, Chalet MusaraigneCHF 5,200,000
Sitting in the peaceful neighbourhood of Les Jardins Suspendus, this chalet is superbly situated for the skiing in Veriber.
Verbier, Chalet TheiaCHF 7,750,000
A luxury chalet to be built in the peaceful Chevillard area of Verbier. Theia will be constructed to the highest standards and finished to the buyer's specifications with their choice of materials.Spa & Wellness Facilities, Swimming Pool, Newbuild
Verbier, Selene ApartmentCHF 7,950,000
A recently renovated luxury apartment with wellness facilities and an indoor pool.Spa & Wellness Facilities, Swimming Pool, Newbuild
Verbier, Chalet JunoPrice on Application
The third and final chalet to built in this high altitude chalet development in the Sonalon area of Verbier.Spa & Wellness Facilities, Swimming Pool, Newbuild
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