Verbier, Switzerland



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?
Not much going on.

Is there a lake and/or golf course in town?
There's a golf course but no lake.

Arriving by car the only option?
Bus service from the valley floor below.

Does the place feel claustrophobic?
No.

Lots of choices for acccomodations (hotels/ chalets) and do I have recommendations?
Not many 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.