I'd place Verbier with St. Moritz, Gstaad and Crans-Montana on
a list of Switzerland's most upscale ski resorts. The panoramic
views from Verbier are outstanding. These pictures
of the main shopping street were
taken on a Sunday morning (hence the lack of activity). Everything
here is built on steep hillsides. Many new chalets have recently
been built but, you wouldn't know they were new thanks to the
excellent job of giving these places a rustic,
used exterior. Verbier is a destination favored by the British
but, quite a few cars with license plates from Italy were spotted.
There's a golf course but as you
in the photo it winds up and around the steep hillsides--a ski lift slices through the course.
Is this place
hopping or is it dead in the summer?
Is there a lake and/or golf course in town?
There's a golf course but no lake.
car the only option?
from the valley floor below.
Does the place feel claustrophobic?
Lots of choices
for acccomodations (hotels/ chalets) and do I have recommendations?
hotel choices for such a famous resort. There are lots of chalets
but, the owners don't rent them out.
Could I spend a whole summer here or would I get bored?
No, a week would be my limit.