5 superb ski tours, from day-long summit climbs to mini-adventures.
Slap bang in the heart of the Four Valleys, one of Switzerland’s largest ski areas, and attracting everyone from professional skiers to ritzy holidaymakers and fanatical ski bums, Verbier is a jewel in the Swiss skiing crown. Not only does it boast extensive expert and off-piste skiing, but the setting is absolutely beautiful. Awe-inspiring glacial scenery and vast mountain panoramas, with views from the top of Verbier’s ski area- Mont Fort, at 3,330m- stretching as far as Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn make Verbier an incredible place to ski.
With over 120km of lift-served off-piste ski area, there’s a serious amount of ski touring to be done in the 4 Valleys. Here are 5 splendid tours to get your adventures in Verbier started. For a mini adventure not so far from the pistes, try the Bruson Backside. Those looking for a bigger, daylong challenge with a summit climb should go for the Mont Fort Hut to Prafleuri Hut route.
Written by Fionnuala Kavanagh
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