February Weekend in Switzerland

This trip to Geneva in Switzerland involved a trip up into the mountain range in Verbier, a night in a hotel in France, and some good old Swiss hospitality.

February Weekend in Switzerland

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by suartd on August 13, 2006

The highlights of this trip to Geneva involved an overnight stay in Verbier and a night in a hotel in France. Visiting a market in France was also a nice treat. The food in Switzerland is amazing in the winter, so that is always a highlight of any trip there.${QuickSuggestions} Thick socks and 1one, if not two, pairs of gloves are required out here in the winter. The air is very cold and the wind can feel as though it is cutting through you. Bare in mind, if you go up the mountains, that it will be even colder again.${BestWay} To get to Verbier from Geneva, it is very easy to do this by train. A train can be taken to Martigny, which is at the bottom of the mountain range in which Verbier is situated, and then a bus can be taken from there to Verbier.

Verbier Ski Resort

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by suartd on August 13, 2006

Verbier is a ski resort that regularly has very important people skiing here, such as the royal family. Even if you are not interested in skiing, there is plenty to do in Verbier, and the scenery is amazing all year-round.

In the centre of the town there are a large assortment of shops, restaurants, and bars catering to everyone's taste. There are ski slopes aplenty here, and ski and snowboarding lessons are available for anyone who wishes to learn. There are instructors for most languages, and they are very nice and get you learning as fast as possible. There is also an ice rink for anyone who would rather stay off the slopes.

The cinema and video shops can entertain anyone who does not want to spend a lot of time on the slopes or too much money. The video shops were very important for me and my friends when we were there a few years earlier, when there were avalanches and it was not possible to ski.

This is one of my favourite places to visit in the world, as every time I have been, the scenery has been a little bit different and the experiences I have had there are different.

Verbier Ski Resort

Verbier, Switzerland


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