ON SNOW EXPERIENCE
Your time on snow will be split between time with mountain guide and social skiing with fellow Freshtrackers, so on alternate days you can learn and develop skills with the instructor and then put them in to practice with the group. You'll get the chance to ski Verbier's legendary itineraries and off piste terrain. This trip is aimed at Intermediate (Silver) to Advanced (Purple) off piste skiers. If you are unsure of your ski level, please see our Ski Profile Page. At the end of the week, you will receive an updated grading from your guide or Ski Club Rep.
You will be staying at the 3* Hotel Montpelier, a brilliant hotel with excellent facilities, a relaxing bar area and comfortable twin share rooms. After a long day on the mountain you can ease your aching limbs in the indoor swimming pool and sauna. The regular bus service to the centre of the resort and lift stations is just 150m from the hotel or it's a 10-15 minute walk in to the main square. As the hotel is B&B, your Rep will organise plans for the evenings and book restaurants for the group.
Flights are not included but you will receive a Swiss Rail ticket for roundtrip travel between Zurich Airport and Verbier. The Rail ticket will be sent to you by post. Timetables and route planners can be found on Swiss Rail website.
Verbier is part of the 4 Valleys network, a vast area of slopes covering over 400km. But most people don't come here for the on piste skiing, as the resort is world famous for its extensive off piste terrain, steep, mogulled and bumpy itineraries and great snow record. The town itself is full of smart restaurants, bustling apres ski bars (including Farinet and Pub Mont Fort - two of the Alps hottest apres destinations) and luxury chalets. It's not cheap, but there's a huge amount to do and if the sun is shining there are few better places to be. For more information head to the Verbier Resort Guide.
If you need to hire equipment then you can pre-book via SkiSet through the Ski Club website, where you can get up to 25% discount. Choose Verbier - Xtreme Sports SA, which are approximately 600m from the hotel.