We are on our second leg of our journey in the prestigious resort of Verbier. The town is well known for its ski area and is one of the most popular resort in Switzerland. Verbier has 3,000 permanent residents but the number can rise to 35,000, especially in the winter season.
Sports in Verbier
Verbier is well known for its off-piste runs. Notable off-piste runs are the Bec des Etagnes, Marlenaz, Croix de Coeur, Col des Mines (to name a few) and the less accessible Bec des Rosses.
Each year the Bec des Rosses hosts the world’s most prestigious extreme skiing and snowboarding contest: the Verbier Extreme. Most routes down the face are between 55 and 60 degrees, and for this reason the Bec des Rosses is renowned as one of the toughest mountains to ski in the Alps.
Although Verbier is a very popular destination for celebrities, families can also have fun. There are 400 km of hiking trails and hikers can follow the tracks of the chamois and ibex through the mountains, some of them covered with snow all year round. There are 200 km of mountain bike piste. Other activities include climbing, paragliding, swimming, golf, badminton and Ice karting. Verbier also hosts an annual music festival and a prestigious and International horse show.
Fashion in Verbier
Place Centrale is the heart of Verbier. Surrounded by sports shops and retail brands, the area around Place Centrale has something to offer any shopper searching high-quality gear and wear to hit the slopes and trails, a good night out, or a casual dinner with friends. Swiss and mountain inspired interior shops are in the center of town. Beautiful wooden trays, handmade mountain cushions, and fur blankets are just the beginning. For bedlinen and luxurious plaids, head to Yves Delorme, rue de la Poste, where the team will welcome you with a warm smile and wide open arms. Definitely worth a visit.
Restaurants recommended by Yves Delorme
For a special treat, head to “La Marmotte”, a charming restaurant situated on the skiing slopes above the village. Here you can taste specialities of the area like the röstis and some delicious cured meats. For a relaxing afternoon and enjoy a cup of tea or a cocktail, go to the “Chalet de Flore”, a fantastic restaurant and also a hotel in the center of Verbier. The views from the restaurant are simply stunning.
We continue our journey on The Linen Road.
Spectacular panoramic views await the visitor on the Chemin des Ruinettes, path above Verbier. You can barely soak up enough of the panoramic views while the path winds its way through the austere Alpine landscape. Along the way, you will find interesting objets d’art that seem to shoot out of the ground by the path side. An elephant sculpture is a particularly exotic example!