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Is Verbier Expensive? A Close Look at Its Price and Value

Last Updated on October 27, 2023 by Admin

Switzerland’s Verbier is a well-known upscale mountain resort that can be reached easily from Geneva. It is one of the largest and best ski resorts in the world. Following wins in 2018, 2019, and 2021, Verbier was named the world’s best ski resort for the fourth time by the World Ski Awards1. So, is Verbier expensive? We’ll take a closer look at its price and value.

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Overview: Verbier

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Verbier is part of 4 Vallées, Switzerland’s biggest ski resort. Together with Bruson, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, and Thyon, there are 410 kilometers of slopes and 92 lifts. Known for its lively après-ski scene and breathtaking vistas, this large, high-altitude resort has something for everyone. The village itself is dotted with luxury mountain chalets and hotels.

Mont-Fort, which towers at 3,330 meters, is the highest with breathtaking panoramic views of the Swiss and French Alps. From Mont-Fort, you can take in the breathtaking views of the ski resort, including Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Mont Fort’s Mont 4 Zipline is located at a height of 3,300 meters.

It is impossible to run out of activities here in summer since you can bike, hike, and climb. There are more sports to enjoy in Verbier, including paragliding from Les Ruinettes, Savoleyres, and Croix-de-Coeur. You can also go skydiving, take a mountain tour, enjoy the rope park, play tennis, go swimming, ride horses, or hurtle down the slopes with a push scooter. Additionally, Verbier and La Tzoumaz offer recreation parks and an indoor sports center (Centre Sportif de Verbier) with indoor climbing, squash courts, tennis courts, an indoor pool, and a fitness center.

Is Verbier Expensive?

Verbier in Winter by berntsonlars from Pixabay

With a high price premium compared to other Alpine resorts, Verbier is one of Switzerland’s most expensive resorts. The following article shows the hypothetical costs of spending in Verbier for a couple and a family of four. The Verbier website was used to calculate lift pass prices in March 2023.

Weekend in Verbier for a Couple

This is an estimate of the cost for a couple renting skiing equipment in Verbier, skiing the 4 Vallées, and staying at a swanky hotel. It’s hard to estimate dining costs because it depends on what you order and whether you get a bottle of wine. The dinner estimate includes a bottle of wine.

DescriptionPrices in CHF
W Verbier (5-star hotel) 1 night for 2 adults1,007.00
Ski rental for 2 days140.40
Ski boots rental for 2 days61.20
Lift pass for 4 Vallées for 2 days, 2 adults318.00
Lunch (Estimate)80.00
Dinner (Estimate, Michelin Restaurant)250.00
Total1,856.60
Price Estimate for a Weekend in Verbier for a Couple

One Week Ski Holiday in Verbier for a Family of 4

This is an estimate of the cost for a family of four that already owns its own skiing equipment. The only thing they will need is a chalet rental and a week’s worth (6 days) of skiing passes. Assuming they cook dinner at home several times a week, we will lower our dinner estimate.

The apartment cost was calculated based on an average of 35 apartments available on booking.com for the following week. In general, apartment rents range from CHF 1,800 to CHF 3,400 per week (6 nights) in Verbier.

DescriptionPrices in CHF
One-Bedroom Apartment for a family of 4, 6 nights2,800.00
Lift pass for 4 Vallées for 6 days, 2 adults, 2 young adults1,356.00
Lunch (Estimate, 160 per day)960.00
Dinner (Estimate, 250 per day)1,500.00
Total6,616.00
Price Estimate for a Week in Verbier for a Family of 4

Hotels in Verbier

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You can find a list of our recommended hotels in Verbier in case you decide to stay there:

  • W Verbier (5-star) – Located in the center of Verbier directly beside the cable car, W Verbier is composed of 6 luxury chalets, a spa, pools, a gym, excellent food, and service.
  • Chalet d’Adrien (5-star) – There’s nothing better than staying at Chalet d’Adrien, a beautiful hotel only 30 meters from Savoleyres ski lift in Verbier. Besides providing excellent value for money, this hotel offers a relaxing spa area and elegant Alpine-style rooms with mountain views from the balcony. Friendly and professional reception makes you feel right at home.
  • La Cordée des Alpes SUP (4-star) – The Cordée des Alpes offers spacious and luxuriously decorated rooms with alpine-style furnishings, an indoor pool, sauna, gym, and hot tub. Belonging to the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it is the hotel’s friendly, attentive staff who keep guests coming back.
  • Hôtel de Verbier (4-star) – Hôtel de Verbier is centrally located, has great amenities, including a spa, massages, and jacuzzis, and has comfortable rooms. A complimentary WiFi connection is available throughout the property, and room service and concierge services are also available.
  • Hotel Les Chamois (3-star) – Located 150 meters from the ski lifts, it is a quiet, family-run hotel. With beautiful and spacious rooms, the hotel offers value for money without compromising quality.
  • Final Thoughts: Is Verbier Expensive?

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    There is no way to estimate with 100% accuracy how much you will spend because everything depends on what you will do and which hotel or chalet you choose. Estimates are based on a full day of skiing and having lunch at a mountainside restaurant.

    There is no doubt that Verbier is one of the most popular destinations in the world, but it can be very expensive due to the high quality of services and accommodation. Nevertheless, if you have the financial means to do so, I highly recommend it. Having been there, I can tell you it is a fantastic place to visit.

    In any case, hopefully, the article answered your question about how expensive Verbier is, so you know what to expect if you decide to spend a weekend or a week in Verbier.

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    Darla Uhl is the owner of TouringSwitzerland.com. Her home is in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Having lived almost 20 years in Switzerland, she's traveled extensively all over the country.

    Darla's favorite regions to visit in Switzerland include Engadin, Lake Geneva, Bernese Oberland, Ticino, and Valais. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, visiting museums, and reading books.

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