Discussions about skiing in Verbier quickly become discussions about après-ski in Verbier. ‘The nightlife is amazing,’ croak voices that still remember their hangovers. A notice outside a bar reads: ‘Verbier is a drinking resort with a skiing problem’. ‘Come in March,’ says a local, ‘and it’s like Ibiza on the slopes.’
You don’t come to Verbier for the nightlife, which grows more exuberant and sophisticated every year. Or rather, not only for the nightlife. Verbier is a superlative chalet scene, in which Michelin-trained chefs, underground swimming pools and smiling staff come as standard.