slopes have a rough and tumble reputation, the resort has lots of gentle
possibilities for beginners too.
Most of the easy
slopes suitable for those getting their first taste of the adventure of
skiing are in, or just above the town. They are doubly convenient as
they provide both easy access and frequent opportunity and location to
take a well-deserved break.
New riding carpet Carpet in Les Esserts
for those starting on their skiing career are the areas around The
Moulins, Bleu, Rouge, and les Esserts. Here you can practice your snow
ploughs and feel the delight of your progression to confidence. Skiing,
remember, is a sport that one should enjoy, not endure, and here at
Verbier, beginners have ample terrain for maximum enjoyment.
Once you feel
confident on the runs mentioned above you are ready to start your
progression - your ascent to personal stardom as it were. Time to
achieve your personal best.
starting the next stage at the Taillay on the Saveleyres side. A day in
that region should see you right. After that, you should be ready for
the slightly more challenging and expansive Attelas side of the
Here, Lac des Vaux
and La Chaux are the best places to start. Ask your instructor if he or
she feels you are ready. They are the professionals and will be able to
judge your talents, progress, and confidence. A word to the wise here:
Be weary of well meaning friends. They may be more interested in you as
a skiing partner and inadvertently try to push you faster than you
personally would like to go. Listen to your instructor.
If, as if in any
other ski resort in Europe you do not push yourself-or let others
pressure you-too hard, you will find Verbier a pleasant place to begin