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Things to do in Verbier - apart from ski!

Posted on Wednesday 16th September 2015 by Lesley Thomas

Verbier is, and always has been, a byword for a luxurious winter destination; it has always been a hit with the jetse, as well as a family destination too, with convenient airports and transfers readily available. It is one of the best places to ski in the area, making it a hotspot for people looking for property for sale in the Alps.

While the majority of chalet guests will be there for the snow and the slopes, if you do invest in property in Switzerland, you are likely to have at least a few guests who have come out to try it and discovered that it’s not for them, or just fancy a day away from the slopes. In these circumstances, it’s a nice touch to have some information readily available about ski-free alternatives!

Indoor choices

For those people who really have had enough of the snow, the cinema can make a nice alternative. There are regular screenings of recent releases at the cinema in the town centre. Either absorb some European culture, or keep an eye out for the VOST notification depicting English language films. Spas are also popular ways to relax, and the town has some good shopping opportunities.

Outdoors activities

If your guests just want to give their skiing muscles a rest while still enjoying the spectacular surroundings, then how about trying geocaching? The lastest craze is a modern take on the traditional sport of orienteering, with published co-ordinates leading to ‘treasure’. Simply pop the co-ordinates into your smartphone or GPS device and follow the trail. Once you’ve reached your destination, you leave your name in a logbook and claim your prize. Do remember to leave a prize in its place for the geocachers who follow you – it’s a very friendly sport, although unlikely to bring you vast riches! The ease of a GPS system means even the youngest members of the family can enjoy the adventure.

Adrenaline junkies

For a high-octane way to see the Alps, it’s hard to beat a helicopter! Your guests can book a trip for their party to fly over the Alps, and get some truly breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains and spectacular forests. Flights generally go daily – weather permitting – and there are a variety of companies to choose from. If your guests would like to at least keep contact with the ground, then how about a sleigh ride instead? It’s great way to see the area, sometimes at surprising speed, seated in a sleigh pulled by horses or even husky dogs.

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