Switzerland is known for it’s ski resorts. From the world famous Zermatt with its Matterhorn mountain to celebrity packed Gtsaad to the extremely family friendly Saas Fee, there is a resort for everyone. When all the resorts are snow sure, scenic and packed full of other activities for non-skiers, it can be a little difficult to decide on the overall best place to plan your next ski vacation! Tempston Luxury have visited them all and there is a clear winner: Verbier!
Verbier is linked to the 4 Vallies, Switzerland largest ski area formed of Verbier, Bruson, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon. Between these areas there is over 410km of varying piste, including basic beginner slopes, choppy intermediate slopes and challenging double black diamond slopes – more than enough area for most advanced skier to explore in a 7 night vacation!
Verbier also offers plenty of non-skiing activities including toboggan runs, wine tasting, gyms, spas, paragliding and more than enough dining options. There is après ski for ‘all walks of life’ from expensive cocktails to cheap beers and loud music.
The first, and most important part of your vacation, is the rental property, and Verbier has loads! Let’s take a peek inside some of the breath-taking chalets:
Chalet Carve - 20 person
With its uninterrupted views of Mont Blanc Massif, the chalet has a large terrace with al fresco dining for 20, plus sofas and sun loungers, a sunken outdoor hot tub and vast fire pit with BBQ rack. Designed and furnished by a leading London interiors specialist, the two sitting rooms and nine bedrooms are decorated with herringbone tweeds, faux fur throws and feature reclaimed wood and custom-made English furniture. There is state-of-the-art John Cullen lighting and a Sonos music system throughout as well as a bar with an impressive adjoining wine cellar. The chalet also comes with a games room (table tennis and table football), a bar, cinema room, outdoor hot tub, hammam and two sitting rooms with open fireplaces.
Timmy – 12 person
The 275m2 penthouse is equipped with state of the art technology including a Sonos music system linked to every room. The upstairs mezzanine level is a comfy snug with TV and an Apple TV. Each of the five individually designed bedrooms has an eclectic mix of vintage pine and cool contemporary features. With two double bedrooms, two twin rooms and one bunk room the chalet can sleep 12 people very comfortably. The master bedroom is quite unique with a spacious balcony looking out onto the mountains behind. For children the bunk room has a toy cupboard and DVD player, giving them the perfect hideaway.
Hector – 5 person
The kitchen and bathrooms also feature reclaimed wood combined with modern fixtures and fittings. The chalet has a master bedroom with a super-king double bed and an ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi bath, two basins and separate shower. The second bedroom has a king size bed and it has an ingenious cupboard that opens to provide a third bed, making it ideal for 3 children.