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Location: snowHeadLand
1. Resort: Verbier
2. Country: Switzerland
3. Domain: The 4 Valleys
4. Author: Whitegold
5. Date: Mar 2007
6. Our Holiday: Small group of couples
7. Website: verbier.ch
8. Basics: Southwest Switzerland. Around 120 mins from Geneva
9. Lift System: The lift system is wholly inadequate. Lines are huge at peak-season and weekends. Scorecard = 3 / 10
10. The Terrain: The onpiste is rubbish. It is bland and disjointed. Only Mont Fort is worth mentioning. 6 / 10
11. The Snow: Poor snow down low, good up top. The town was green. 6 / 10
12. Off-piste: The liftserved offpiste is among the top 3 resorts in the world. Steep and deep everywhere. 10 / 10
13. The Resort: The town is very busy. The nightlife is always popular. Lots of chavs, however. 9 / 10
14. Food: There are some decent restaurants, but you have to search for them. 7 / 10
15. Accommodation: It is mostly chalets. Hotels are rare. 7 / 10
16. Costs: Verbier offers reasonable value, considering it is Switzerland's top resort. 8 / 10
17. Conclusion: Verbier has some of the best offpiste and afterski on the planet. This makes it a must-visit destination. But be prepared for huge liftlines, overcrowded pistes, tracked-out powder and gangs of pikeys singing soccer chants.

Total Scorecard = 56 / 80 (70%). For comparison, St Moritz gets 65 / 80 (81%).

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