Category: Switzerland

What To Do When You Aren’t Skiing in Verbier

Verbier-2by Sara Tardiff

Verbier is one of the many quaint ski towns situated in the Swiss Alps, with a heavy emphasis on ski! Instead of bike racks, there are board racks. The only clothing stores are those for extreme sports. The free daily buses are full of snow-covered skiers. So, what are you supposed to do if you need a day to rest, or heaven forbid, you aren’t a skier? We’ve compiled a few ideas on how to enjoy Verbier without skis in tow.

The Ultimate Après-ski

A day on the slopes might be exhausting, but not exhausting enough to keep patrons from enjoying the après-ski bar at Fer a Cheval. Around mid-afternoon this cozy half-outdoor bar and restaurant becomes lively as the drinks flow and international cuisine becomes plentiful. Share a pizza (with the perfect amount of crunch!) with friends and chase it with a pint of one of their many beers on tap. Stay for the party once evening rolls around and expect great music as well as great shots concocted by the bartenders themselves!

Let the Massage Come to You

Get all of your pains and knots worked out in the comfort of your own chalet or hotel. Chilali Massage brings the soothing atmosphere of a spa right to you after a long day of skiing. Their professional masseuses specialize in sports and deep massages, which are ideal for anyone partaking in Verbier’s many outdoor activities.

Verbier-Christmas-TreeA Little Something Sweet

While Le Monde des Crepes has plenty of savory options, including vegetarian choices, you won’t want to miss their salted butter caramel crepe topped with vanilla ice cream. This small piece of France is a great place to warm up with a decadent cup of hot chocolate in hand. The dark-wooded ambiance makes it an ideal place to people watch and chat up the waiters on their favorite things to do in town.

Take A Stroll

Want to take advantage of the snow-capped scenery but need a break from your skis? Just because the ground is covered in snow does not mean hiking is out of the question. All you need are some ‘grippers’ from one of the local sportswear stores and a good tour guide, like La Fantastique, to enjoy the magical outdoors!

Stretch It Out

Yoga classes can either be a great compliment or replacement for an afternoon on the Alps. Unwind in any one of Wholey Cow’s many yoga classes, or take a private class on site or in your own accommodation. Stretch out your sore muscles and clear your mind while working with one of their helpful instructors. Wholey Cow also offers a number of other classes, including pilates and zumba for an alternative workout.

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