Verbier ski resort, being a large cosmopolitan town, has an impressive cultural scene nestled between its ski slopes and bar stools. You’ll find a total of four museums and three art galleries, plus a cinema showing mostly English language films.
The shopping is pretty good with everything from trinket shops to Prada boutiques, plus plenty of good ski shops. If you’ve still got the energy, the fitness and sports centre has a swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, a sauna, whirlpool, solarium and ice rink.
Outdoor enthusiasts should try ice climbing, snow shoeing or cross country skiing and there are also 16km of winter walking trails across the beautiful mountains. Don’t miss a go on the 10km long toboggan run from Savoleyres to Tzoumaz.
Après ski Verbier style usually takes the form of a bar crawl from the top of the resort down to the Place Centrale. At the top is (“Still the original, still the best,”) still the Mont Fort Pub for happy hour from 4-5pm. If you’re not rushing home for dinner at the Verbier chalets, make your way down the road, where next up is Le Farinet, a classy affair with a balcony overlooking the town centre.
After that you’ll reach the central hub of T-Bar, Crok No-Name Bar, Murphy’s Bar and the upmarket Kings Bar and Lounge. If you’re on the Savoleyres side of town, slide off the slopes straight into Bar 1936, where the fantastic atmosphere comes from live music and lots of shots. Quieter drinks can be had at Milk Bar, which does fantastic hot chocolate and cake, or at the Chez Kamel tea rooms. For all-night partying, take your pick of the Icebox or Casbah, or if you’re pockets are deep enough, the Farm Club, all of which stay open until 5am.