Verbier is a resort with ski resort in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Valais. The village belongs to the municipality, minibar.
Verbier is well known as a ski resort. The village has about 1800 inhabitants and has more than 25,000 strangers beds. The ski area is part of the 4 Valleys ski area (French: four valleys ) to the next Verbier still Nendaz, La Tzoumaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon, Les Collons, Les Masses and Bruson belong. Located in the Bagnes Verbier is considered as one of the premiere "off - piste" resorts in the Alps. The highest point of the ski area is located southeast of Verbier Mont Fort ( 3,330 m above sea level. M. ), making it the third-highest ski area in Switzerland ( Zermatt and Saas -Fee ).
From the valley in Le Chable the access road with 13 hairpin bends overcomes the more than 650 meters height difference from the town center of Verbier ( 1,490 m above sea level. M. ), the whole place covers an altitude of about 1,400 m to 1 ' 700 m. It lies about 10 km east of Martigny.
Verbier is again the venue for sports competitions, such as the Alpine Skiing World Cup ladies in the years 1983 and 1984, the paragliding World Cup in 1993 and the 20th Alpine Ski World Youth Championship in 2001. 2005, Verbier stage of the Tour de Suisse, in 2009 it was the destination of a stage the Tour de France. Since 2005, a run of the World Cup Speed Skiing on the slopes of Mont Fort in Verbier will be held regularly. UN / LOCODE: CH VER
Tour de France
In 2009 Verbier was the destination of a Tour de France stage for the first time. The winner of the first stage in the Alps was the Spaniard Alberto Contador of Astana Kazakh team.
- Verbier Festival since 1994, takes place in the summer in Verbier regularly a classical music festival, the ' Verbier Festival ' instead. During 17 days meet established classical musicians and young talents together for a workshop, further find free daily concerts in different places instead.
- In September, respectively the Verbier Bike Festival takes place.