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The Skiing - Intermediate

Verbier, what an area! It is so vast that you could ski in the immediate region for a week and not ski the same run twice. There is however no perfect resort; even Verbier has some lift lines and bottlenecks.

These are predictable at some times, less so at others. If you can afford it at all, try to get a guide or a private ski instructor, and share the expenses within a small group. Then you will surely stand a better chance of avoiding those less than apparent lift lines, and at the same time enjoy learning the mountain from a local expert.

In the last 15 years, Televerbier has perfected the fine art of piste grooming. This expertise, combined with the latest in grooming technology have made for well-maintained beginner and intermediate slopes on this huge mountain that is at the best of times difficult to groom.

These well-groomed versions of the classic runs, Attelas to Ruinetes and Verbier, Lac Des Vaux and la Chaux, gently stroke your ego, whilst at the same time allowing you to build style along with confidence.

It is here, catering to the recreational skier, the once a year holiday skier, that this resort truly comes into its own. These slopes are ideal for those who are into the latest carving techniques, while also offering the optimal conditions for intermediate skiers to perfect their turns.

In the sunny bowls below the Pierre Avoi and Croix de Coeur on the Family side of the mountain, the runs winding from Savoleyres to Verbier via the Carrefour offer great intermediate skiing in a relaxed and uncrowded environment.

On the Northerly facing, a new 6 detachable chair -lift " Le Nord " replaces the old chairlift Saxon and ski-tow Le Nord from Savoleyres to la Tzoumaz, intermediate skiers will delight in the beautiful runs, such as Airport and Saxon that begin above the tree line and wind down through superb larch and pine forests. This is a great area, and one of the favourites of this writer. It is ideal for students and those of less than maximum ability and confidence.