Freeriding Verbier

A guidebook for powderhounds seeking the best lines in Switzerland’s freeriding capital.

Freeride Skiing Moderate, Difficult, Severe, Extreme

View from Mont Fort (Verbier)
View from Mont Fort (Verbier) Photo: Olivier Bruchez

Description

Legendary Verbier is famed for its gorgeous scenery, Swiss efficiency, and an expansive amount of expert skiing and off-piste terrain. With over 120km of lift-served off-piste routes alone, there’s more than enough for any expert skier to get excited about.

According to ski legend Patrick Thorne in his book ‘Powder: The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet’- “Verbier has certainly made its mark, with events such as the freeriding and speed-skiing world tours all ending up here each spring... For expert skiers, the options in Verbier are relatively limitless.’ This means that there are a fantastic amount of freeriding lines to try. We have compiled a long list to take you to all of the best spots. Perhaps start at the top, with Mont Fort Backside, heralded by locals and visitors alike as being THE must-do freeride line in the greatest Swiss ski area of them all.

Sources Thorne, P. (2014) Powder- The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet. (2014) London: Quercus Editions Ltd. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/resort-guides/switzerland/verbier/

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