Ski holidays don’t have the greenest of reputations, but Ski Verbier Exclusive is making every effort to be more eco-friendly.

Protecting our Winters

Protecting our winters and the mountain environment from the looming climate emergency is obviously very important to us. The northern hemisphere has already lost a million square miles of spring snowpack since 1970.  We are therefore taking steps to save our winters by reducing both our carbon footprint and our waste.  We are also donating the proceeds of our Ski Verbier Exclusive reusable water bottle sales to this charity.

Shopping Locally

By sourcing our food locally, not only have we reduced our carbon footprint but we are also buying fresher and tastier ingredients.  Using independent suppliers such as the Verbier boucherie, boulangerie, chocolaterie and fromagerie is also helping to support the local economy.

Reducing Single Use Plastic

As an alternative to single use plastic water bottles, we encourage our guests to use our branded Ski Verbier Exclusive water bottles instead.  The bottles can be taken up the mountain and returned to be thoroughly washed at the end of each day.   Furthermore, guests are able to buy these bottles and we are donating the proceeds to Protect our Winters.

We no longer use miniature bathroom amenities but have adopted Bamford Organic‘s refillable system . We have also introduced glass jars with cosmetic pads and paper stemmed cotton wool buds, rather than offering individually wrapped items.

Although bottled mineral water is available on request, we serve fresh Alpine water to our chalet guests.  Not only do we think it tastes better, but as a result there has been a significant reduction in our waste.  Similarly, we have removed the plastic water bottles from our driving service.  We hope that by doing this we are encouraging out guests to utilise our re-usable water bottles.

Energy Saving

Several of our chalets have recently converted to environmentally-friendly wood-chip boiler systems and ozone technology swimming pools.  In addtion, we are changing all chalet lightbulbs to energy-saving varieties.

Verbier Green

Our chalet teams are all fully trained in local recycling regulations, with waste separated by hand.  We also work closely with an amazing local enterprise called Verbier Green.   They help us reduce, reuse and recycle to protect our beautiful environment and in turn to protect our winters.

Téléverbier

Unsurprisingly, Verbier is proud that 100% of the electricity powering its lift system is from zero-carbon hydro-electric production.  Banks of solar panels on the lift buildings are used to provide electricity as well as hot water for many of the mountain restaurants.   In addition, Téléverbier has an ambitious environmental programme.  Planned projects include eradicating plastic from its restaurants and replacing its piste bashers and snowmaking equipment with greener models.