Freeriding Verbier

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





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.

Thorne, P. (2014) Powder- The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet. (2014) London: Quercus Editions Ltd.


Attelas - Secret Spot

A secret spot that's not so secret anymore but still a classic. One of the Attelas couloirs offering easily accessible adventure and steep skiing but not to be underestimated.

Mont Fort - Grands Plans

A variant down the Glacier du Petit Mont Fort away from the main Backside crowds for a bit longer

Col Ferret Access

A short skin gives access to the Col Ferret and various routes which start here

Mont Fort - Cat Walk

The winning combination of a short ski skin up to a long run down a secluded open bowl

Barry's Bowl

A classic bowl easily accessible from the Gentianes - La Chaux red piste.

Mont Fort - Backside

THE Verbier classic taking a journey a long way from the ski area. Serious skiing in a serious environment.

Le Fou

A wild and rarely frequented tour to Le Fou and down to join the bottom of the Hidden Valley