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Always thought Harry had good taste!

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https://www.lenouvelliste.ch/articles/valais/martigny-region/le-prince-harry-aurait-choisi-verbier-pour-enterrer-sa-vie-de-garcon-729116
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The skiing in verbier is great but I struggle to associate the place with good taste given the particular kind of British hooray banker who tends to favour it Smile
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@jedster, a bit harsh, no? Yes there are plenty of wealthy Brits there who want to have a great time on and off the piste. Most I have met have been a lot of fun.
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BobinCH wrote:
Most I have met have been a lot of fun.
People with more money than sense usually are... wink Toofy Grin
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Raceplate wrote:
BobinCH wrote:
Most I have met have been a lot of fun.
People with more money than sense usually are... wink Toofy Grin

Putting the 2 sentences together:

"People with more money than sense usually are A LOT OF FUN"!

Anything wrong with that? Wink
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Or maybe they have plenty of sense, which is why theyíve got the money and pick the best playground to enjoy it in 😉
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Thought this thread was started by the OH of the UKIP leader.
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@jedster, a bit harsh, no? Yes there are plenty of wealthy Brits there who want to have a great time on and off the piste. Most I have met have been a lot of fun.

It was a little tongue in cheek hence the smiley. I'm not suggesting they are bad people just the find the migration of a certain group of City working/West London residents from one bubble to another a bit wearing.
That said, I worked a season in Courchevel years ago and love the skiing there too. I wouldn't claim it was tasteful though. Feel the same about Verbier.
Taste of course is in the eye of the beholder
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Well if I was fortunate enough to have an uncle with a luxury chalet in Verbier I would be holidaying there (cannot read French so cannot confirm his accommodation in the article). Presumably his sloanie cousins are there too. And he can hob nob with his ex fellow cavalry officer crooner James Blunt at his restaurant too.
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I like Verbier.

I do have more money than sense.

Sadly that's £4.75 in my case Sad
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@hawkesbaynz,
Indeed, taste stops being a consideration if I get offered free luxury accommodation in a top ski resort Very Happy
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Acknowledge the smiley, and YMMV, but still struggle with people dissing a Verbier based on a lack of taste?

Itís a visually beautiful village composed almost entirely of traditional wooden chalet or wood clad apartments. It sits in a south facing bowl so is showered in sunshine particularly in March and April when the aprŤs is glorious! Itís got stunning mountains and terrain up there with the best. Nowhere iíve skied rivals the lift served options off Attelas, Mont Gele and Mont Fort. Itís immaculately maintained, from super fast snow clearing to none of your French dog poo-poo on the pavements style. There is an amazing selection of restaurants and bars from saisonniŤre style Pub Mont Fort through to exclusive with everything in between. Itís Switzerlsnd so doesnt come cheap but with Swiss prices comes Swiss quality. Itís hardly dominated by London bankers? Itís popular with the Swiss, scandies, Dutch, Germans, Americans as well as the Brits, albeit admittedly tends towards those with a higher than average budget and skiing ability level. There are a few snobs who are hardly difficult to avoid if they offend you so much, but iíd take them over the other end of the spectrum!

As I said YMMV but if you havenít been donít let the naysayers put you off!
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Nowhere iíve skied rivals the lift served options off Attelas, Mont Gele and Mont Fort

sure - it's excellent - but to say Grands Montets, Alagna, Engleberg (just some of the most obvious alternatives) don't rival those lift served options is a bit of a stretch
On the atmosphere, to be fair my only week in Verbier included NY and while that was entertaining it probably cast the entitled youngish people of multiple nations in far from their most flattering light. I was in my mid 20s and I thought the t0sser count was pretty stratospheric. I'm sure it's better at other points in the season.
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You know it makes sense.
@BobinCH, +1 , have to agree , have spent three of my best ski weeks ever in verbier , and none of those were spent downing verve clique and wearing fur , more skiing amazing itineraries in fresh snow then apres at the off shore and mt fort , followed by good mountain grub and crazy nights at the casbah , and didn't find it any posher / show offy ( for want of a better word ) than most large ski resorts around the globe
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There's nowt wrong with Verbier, if I couldn't buy in the MBV that's where I'ld turn next (get a bit less for me cash mind).
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jedster wrote:
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Nowhere iíve skied rivals the lift served options off Attelas, Mont Gele and Mont Fort

sure - it's excellent - but to say Grands Montets, Alagna, Engleberg (just some of the most obvious alternatives) don't rival those lift served options is a bit of a stretch.


Verbier has 3 big mountains - Attelas, Mont Gele and Mont Fort. Each of them has myriad steep, challenging descent options taking you straight back to lifts. Not counting Bec des Rosses as itís not lift served.

Chamonix has GM but apart from the Rectiligne or Poubelle (which leaves you in another valley) what are the other steep options without hiking? AdM has many options but it is hardly convenient

Sorry but Engelberg and Alagna donít get close.
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