Day 1: Classy Landing in the Alps
Kick things off by indulging yourself at a contemporary cocktail bar. Bottle Brothers is a venture from the Geneva-based star chef Benjamin Luzuy, which offers tapas and organic wines in addition to cocktails. Make sure to try the Spritz and a gourmet burger for a quality start to the weekend. Then get the party started at L’Etoile for an electro vibe till the early hours. Afterward, take a well-deserved rest at the comfortable, affordable and ideally located Hotel Bristol, which comes complete with super-attentive service and a sauna.
Bottle Brothers, Route de Verbier Station 55, 1936 Verbier. +41 27 775 40 00; bottlebrothers.ch
L’Etoile Verbier, Route des Creux 4, 1936 Verbier. +41 27 775 69 69; etoilerouge.club
Hotel Bristol, Route des Creux 4, 1936 Verbier. +41 27 771 65 77; bristol-verbier.ch
Day 2: Hit the Slopes & the "Après"
Start your day with the best hangover cure: eggs Benedict. No place in town is better than Offshore, which has a big brunch menu and coffee worthy of the name. Then enjoy a full day of skiing, pausing for a lunch break at Le Dahu. This place has not only the best terrace in town but also the best pizza. Make a reservation, since it can be quite busy. And if you're up for a glass of wine, Le Dahu has an extensive selection from local wineries.
When après-ski time arrives, head to modern, fun Le Rouge. Nestled at the bottom of the slopes, it offers a cozy, classy environment. Electro music plays in the afternoons and there is a south-facing and sunny terrace. Don’t be surprised to see Martin Solveig playing a set; he’s among the regulars.
The Offshore Café, Route de Médran 27, 1936 Verbier. +41 27 565 21 37; offshorecafe.com
Le Dahu, La Chaux (on the slopes), Verbier. +41 27 778 20 00; ledahu.ch
Le Rouge, Route de Ranson 37, 1936 Verbier. +41 27 771 80 00; lerouge-verbier.com
Day 3: Eat & Relax
If the day is not as sunny as expected, check out a cheese-making spot such as La Laiterie de Verbier, which produces the famous raclette cheese (be sure to book ahead). No great resort town is without an outstanding burger joint; in Verbier the new go-to is Le Shed. Enjoy the gourmet creation with a BrewDog pale ale and crispy sweet potato fries.
To end your weekend, visit the W hotel's Away Spa, which offers breathtaking mountain views and an intimate atmosphere. It combines an urban sensibility with an alpine aesthetic, resulting in a chic oasis.
Laiterie de Verbier, Route de Verbier 138, 1936 Verbier. +41 27 771 29 03; laiterie-verbier.ch
Le Shed, Route de Médran 5, 1936 Verbier. +41 27 565 14 28; leshed.ch
Away Spa, W Hotel, Route de Médran 70, 1936 Verbier. +41 27 472 88 90; awayspaverbier.com