Verbier is one of the top ski resorts in Switzerland and whilst people come to spend time on the pistes there are lots of other activities to do here. If you want a break from the downhill slopes for a day then take a look at what else you could be doing. We have detailed a number of fun and exciting activities you can do while on a ski holiday besides the obvious one of skiing! Take a look at the list below:
Go Husky Sledding
This sounds like an unusual activity but taking a pack of dogs and a sled across the snow is breath-taking and an amazing way to see Verbier, as well as make friends with the huskies. Will the dogs do as you tell them though? Luckily there are guides who can take you on a wonderful ride across the snowy landscape around Verbier. Doing this not only ensures a different experience, but you will see areas that you may otherwise have missed if you had just gone for a walk.
Try Cross Country Skiing
Cross country skiing, otherwise known as Ski Du Fond in Switzerland is a different way to see the trails around the village and is very popular. There are no chair lifts, no crowds, no steep slopes, and you can really get back to nature. Why not give it a try when you are in Verbier? This is also an excellent way to keep fit ans cross country skiing utilizes both the upper and lower body at the same time. If you can think about exercise on holiday then this is the thing to do.
For those with a sense of adventure Ice Karting is something to try out in Verbier. Driving a go kart on ice is not for the faint hearted but go along with it and enjoy the thrill. There is a safety remote control for those who go a little too fast and harnesses. Ice karting is really popular and a thrilling way to spend a day off from skiing. This is a high octane actvity guarantees to get your heart racing!
Verbier is full of outdoor shops and designer boutiques and if you want to spend a day shopping then this is the resort to explore. With chic fashions and some nifty outdoor gear there are lots of tempting treats. Verbier has some great bars and cafes too so do stop by for a hot chocolate or gluhwein. Who doesn’t love to do a bit of retail therapy and then reward your efforts with a nice cappucino or a large glass of pinot grigio?
These are just a few non-ski activities for people to enjoy in Verbier. Don’t forget to check out the spas, heli skiing, ice climbing and many other fun and adventurous things to do. There is so much to do to make a truly unofrgettable experience and a holiday to remember for years to come.
Check out the Verbier, Switzerland website for more information about this stunning and popular ski resort – http://www.verbier.ch/en/