Activities in Verbier
The 4 Valleys and Verbier are not only a paradise for alpine skiers and snowboarders. Those who are not lovers of these two sports, in fact, can enjoy many different activities on the snow, from the most adrenaline-filled to the most fun. Whether you’re a child or an adult, you’ll never get bored in the Swiss resort.
Discover all the activities on offer in the Verbier ski resort:
Toboggan run from Savoleyres to La Tzoumaz
There are many toboggan runs in French-speaking Switzerland, but only one is the longest of all: the run from Savoleyres to La Tzoumaz is 10 km long with an altitude difference of 848 metres. To reach the toboggan run you have two possibilities: from La Tzoumaz or from Verbier up to Savoleyres by cable car, up to 2354 meters above sea level. From here, with your children, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Rhone valley and the imposing Mont Blanc massif before heading back to La Tzoumaz by sledge along the slope. An incredible course suitable for everyone, which will entertain and excite even older children.
Ski touring and snowshoeing
For the more sporty, Verbier offers many beautifully marked and safe routes to cover with sealskins or snowshoes.
Those who do not love alpine skiing can however immerse themselves in the majesty of the Swiss Alps by climbing the slopes with seal skins or snowshoes to enjoy the view from the top or to reach the most beautiful refuges and enjoy an excellent Raclette.
There are more than 30 well-tracked and safe routes suitable for beginners and experts alike. It is very important when you decide to go on a hike to be sure of the weather conditions, to equip yourself properly and book a prepared mountain guide to assist you along the way.
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In Verbier you can always go higher… in winter the Swiss resort is tinged with a special magic over the snowy peaks: the colourful paraglider sails fill the sky and make it extraordinarily beautiful. Not many people know that the first paragliding world championships were held in Verbier in 1987, inaugurating a successful season for the sport, which has since become increasingly popular.
Hovering over the Alps is a unique emotion, during the flight phase you can stay suspended, currents in favor, more than 30 minutes, so you have time to fully enjoy the beautiful view that is under your feet.