Because we’ve been teaching skiing here for years, we’ve got to know some great people and plenty of great places, and our ski school only works with the nicest people in Verbier, so we thought you might be interested in finding out a little more about them..
Powder Extreme are our partners in Verbier, and they’ve been operating their specialist off-piste ski school for about ten years, with hugely qualified and experienced ski instructors – the perfect way to explore Verbier’s freeride terrain. So if you want to experiment in off-piste, drop cliffs, shred powder or just get away from the hustle of the pistes, these are the people to talk to.
We are very pleased to be working with Dhu as our ski school sponsors. Dhu specialise in Performance Cashmere® clothing for on and off the pistes, and frankly it’s amazing.
It’s not only very, very, very warm and comfy, which is perfect for up the mountain / outside Chez Dany, it’s also really easy to look after despite being cashmere. Just have a look at their smashing new website.
Ski Verbier Exclusive offer a collection of stunning Chalets across Verbier, and they place their focus firmly on quality and not quantity. Add to that their impressive eye for detail and it’s easy to see how they deliver a real sense of luxury throughout your holiday, helping you enjoy the very best of Verbier. With a choice of luxury chalets and a team of experts, they’ve got all the experience to deliver your dream holiday in Verbier.
Perfectly placed at the foot of the piste, W Verbier brings contemporary, urban style to town. There are 123 spacious rooms and suites as well as two amazing restaurants, a hot pre-après ski bar, the W Living Room (serving top-notch cocktails), CARVE nightclub and the W Café – the perfect stop to pick up a coffee and a bite to go, before hitting the slopes. There’s even an indoor/outdoor pool, FIT® gym (open 24/7) and the AWAY® spa. But if all that isn’t enough to keep you busy, their Mountain Concierge will give you expert advice on any mountain activities and the famous Whatever/Whenever team are on hand to look after you 24/7.
This season we’re very excited to be working with Faction again. The team at Faction have been making amazing skis for years but this is only the second season they’re offering apparel – and we were so impressed with the quality last year were delighted to be in Faction again. Of course, it’s no surprise really, as it’s built to the same high standards that we’ve come to expect from Faction skis for years, so we know it’s brilliantly designed and well thought out kit, designed to make sure we’re permanently comfortable and protected from the elements, as well as making sure we still look rather dapper.
The Pub Mont Fort is a legendary place to go in Verbier and has a rather fond place in our hearts – not only did Kent and Jenny both work there (and they still sometimes step in to work the odd shift) but it really is part of the very fabric of the town; and as well as offering some pretty impressive apres ski, they also deliver the best burgers (and now curries) in resort. No visit to Verbier would be complete without a trip to The Pub Mont Fort. Or several.
Electric make a huge range of goggles and sunglasses, including a pair of goggles which Guy claims have such amazing peripheral vision you can see the back of your own head. But not only do they create eyewear so large that household objects go into orbit around them, they also have an amazing range of styles and lenses. Some are so outrageous not even Kent can wear them in public.
Just like the freeride coaches at Powder Extreme we work really closely with Vivid Snowboard School. By working together, we can make sure that whatever sort of tuition you want on your holiday you’ll get everything you need to have the best possible day on the hill.
We’ve been working with the team from Alp Images for a number of seasons now and over the years they have consistently taken amazing pictures of our clients – as well as taking the cracking photos of our team that are on this site. But they’re not just a fantastic team of professional photographers, they also have a couple of very sweet (if slightly dribbly) St Bernards – if you fancy a photo with our famous local canine…
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From Copenhagen comes the most iconic jewelry brand of recent times - Shamballa Jewels. Unique in their mission to encourage compassion, Shamballa Jewels strikes a balance between the spiritual and material. This exceptional mix has won the founding brothers Mads and Mikkel Kornerup loyal patronage amongst royalty, couturiers, sportspersons, and stars the world over. Their most celebrated piece is the classic Shamballa Bracelet with its signature pavé beads and macramé braid.
Our Mission. Its simple.
Make great beer & make beer great.
But what does that mean?
Well, the first one is simple. We will make great tasting beer, using the best ingredients that stand out from the mass produced industrial beer that has flooded the market. We pledge to use the finest freshest ingredients and spend our time hand crafting each individual recipe.
The second is to take away the stigma of ordering a beer at an event. I don’t mean all events, but there’s a story to this. We went to a wedding a few years ago and instead of Champagne I fancied a cold beer. The waiter looked horrified when I ordered it. But then when he returned with it I realised why. All they had was generic lager; he was the embarrassed one. So. When you order a beer at a function, I want both of you to be proud to do so!!
And here are a few more:
Here are a few more interesting sites that we like and some more of those nice people we work with at the ski school, and they’re always worth having nose through…
planetski.eu – information about everything that’s happening in skiing and in the mountains.
VerbierRentals.com – self-catered Accommodation in Verbier.
verbier-summits.com – parapente tandem flights and courses.
verbinet.com – information about the resort.
petitverbier.com – babysitting and nannying in town.
chilalimassage.com – massage, pilates and yoga classes and studio in Verbier.
SkiingHolidays.com – a specialist British online ski agency, offering ski holidays to resorts around Europe.
welove2ski.com – information about everything to do with skiing.
sno.co.uk – travel agent based in London with useful Verbier resort guide.
freeride.co.uk – freeride news and views.