Ski in ski out: Verbier's best life on the slopes

To ski from door to slope is the kind of seamlessness that makes a skiing holiday perfect. With our guide, find the best ski-in ski-out chalets in Verbier.
Ski in ski out: Verbier's best life on the slopes
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Verbier is a winter paradise for those seeking to carve through the wondrous landscapes of the Swiss Alps. It is a great destination if you are looking to maximise your time on the slopes. With this life-on-skis guide to Verbier's chalets, bars and restaurants, you can experience the full joy of ski-in, ski-out chalets in the 4 Vallées.  

It feels almost James Bondesque to arrive at the door of a restaurant or bar with your skis on: gracefully gliding to the restaurant's ski "parking lot", halting at the last second with a delicate flick of the hips and spray of snow before fluidly stepping out of your skis, stacking them on the rack, and removing your sunglasses to survey the clientele basking in the sun on the outdoor deck. Few people could walk away from such an action without feeling unsurpassably slick.



Envisage skiing to the door of your chalet after a day of exploring the brumal brilliance of Verbier's expansive ski area. Finding a luxurious chalet with ski-in, ski-out access is a spectacular way to spend your Verbier ski holidays. Fortunately, with Le Collectionist, this search has never been easier.

With these top tips you can easily navigate your way, with skis firmly attached, to the best ski-in, ski-out restaurants, bars and chalets in Verbier.

Slide into Après 

Verbier ski resort lies in the heart of the 4 Vallées, Switzerland's largest ski area. The extensive range of skiing (up to 412kms of pistes) and the lively après-ski scene makes for a vibrant and thoroughly enjoyable destination for the young and the young at heart. After a matutinal session of shredding the fresh snow and a heartwarming lunch on the slopes, head to one of the bopping bars to dance in the Alpine elements, come snow or shine. 

Le Rouge 

There are few places that host a boot-strapped après as well as Le Rouge does. Each day, at around 3pm, a rainbow of ski attires, donned by people looking for a fun way to bring a day of skiing to a close, flock to the terraces of Le Rouge. The self-described "Ibiza in the snow" will see groovy tunes and smiling people usher in the evening while the majestic peaks become great silhouettes against the darkening sky. 



The upstairs bar and two terraces bear witness to a surreal backdrop; it is a place for revellers to indulge in the pleasures of a party atmosphere that is so unique to skiing holidays. Stomp your boot-laden feet to the music's beat as heavy snow weightlessly dances down between the merriment of après. 

1936 Bar

The ski-in, ski-out 1936 Bar is an epic last stop before the station. The two yurts that comprise this bar create a welcoming wintery aura, and is a great place to rest weary legs whilst watching live music or dance with a crisp, hard-earned drink in hand after a thrilling day of venturing the vast ski area. 


Ski the short distance back down to the station along the easy-going pistes as the town below begins to glow with the warmth of a winter wonderland: a snapshot that seems to be captured in a snow globe

Ice Cube

Ice Cube is a fun pocket-sized place to ski in for a scenic drink and a snack; it is a place where you can lap up the scenery whilst quenching a thirst induced by ploughing through fresh powder on Verbier's intrepid off-piste. The balcony teeters on the edge of a slope, gazing over the deep valley below, across from the impressive peaks that coalesce into a jagged-topped wall. 

The ski-in, ski-out bar and restaurant sits at 2200m at the summit of the Ruinette gondola. Its breathtaking views make it one of Verbier's best and most unique après bars, but be careful not to indulge too heavily before skiing down! 

Dine in style

There is nothing as wholesome and warming as an Alpine feast after a morning or day of racing, bouncing and swerving, slicing and weaving across the well-groomed pistes and marshmallowy off pistes of the snowy mountainside. Eating at one of these excellent restaurants will give you the sustenance you need to make the most of the rest of your day's skiing by filling those gaps left by the exhilaration of the 4 Vallées.


A Swiss Alps holiday is incomplete without satisfying the hunger brought upon by the enticing aromas of exquisite cheeses that perennially drift on the mountain breeze.

Le Dahu 

Cradled by the mountains at the lofty height of 2,265 metres, Le Dahu sits above La Chaux. According to folklore, the Dahu is also a mystical creature which grazes along the pastures of La Chaux. It is situated at the juncture of Chaux chairlift and a number of slopes, making it an excellent meeting point and stopover. On cooler days, thaw yourselves in the cosy embrace of the restaurant over an ambrosial raclette.

When the sun is out, the sweeping views of the mountains opposite Bec des Rosses are awe-inspiring: a true display of mountainous splendour. When the sun is at its peak, the bright terrain has a divine aura

Chez Dany

This high-altitude restaurant in the hamlet of Clambin, a short distance from Verbier village, has an innovative menu that effortlessly fuses traditional Alpine treats with contemporary flair. The chef and his team use locally sourced seasonal ingredients to create mouthwatering dishes. 


To access Chez Dany, if skiing has become quotidian, you can also get a snow taxi up to the restaurant followed by a lazy sled down after a nourishing meal. 


Charming Chalets

Chalet Mowgli

Sleek, bright, stylish and contemporary, Chalet Mowgli is a great destination to spend a ski-in, ski-out holiday in the Swiss Alps. The living room has large windows that frame the cascading mountains and deep ravines; light pours from skylit ceilings, flooding each room with the warmth of sunlight against varnished wood. The outdoor jacuzzi is a great place to witness the sun's watch being replaced by the night sky.


The chalet sits adjacent to a small slope and a button lift, which grants easy access to the fantastic ski area on offer. For even speedier access to the slopes, make the most of the in-house ski and boot fitting service on offer at this accommodation with Le Collectionist: beat the queues and head straight to the slopes from your front door

Chalet Makini

Every conception of a plush day in an equally luxuriating ski resort can be found in and around Chalet Makini. Wake to the smells of a nourishing and fuelling breakfast being prepared by the chef downstairs. Pad, gown fastened at the waist, down to the steam room for a cleansing start to the day, followed by a shower and changing into your salopettes and warmer attire for a day on the slopes. Take breakfast with friends and family in a quintessentially Alpine dining room: exposed wood and rock meeting to create a warming atmosphere. Head off into the crisp mountain air for a day of skiing the excellent terrain.


Return for an evening of warming up in the spa, splashing in the swimming pool, and perspiring in the sauna. If your energy isn't spent at the end of the day or you have a fitness regime to follow, head to the gym room for further sculpting. alternatively, put your feet up in the comfortable TV room while the chef prepares a sumptuous meal. Rest fully, or join the rest of the young and the young at heart by getting the chauffeur to ferry you to some of Verbier's spirited bars and clubs.

Verbier, as one of Europe's premier luxury holiday destinations for skiing, is an absolute must for snow sport enthusiasts. Explore Le Collectionist to discover more excellent chalets in Verbier, as well as all of our other wondrous destinations across the world. 

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