Have you ever considered living in Verbier?

We all know Verbier is one of the most sought-after ski resorts in the world, but have you ever thought about actually living here?  With Switzerland having recently been voted the safest place in the world to live, it’s little wonder more people are choosing to make Verbier their home.

There are just so many reasons why people are choosing to move to Verbier beyond the breath-scenery and world-famous skiing.  Verbier is constantly reinventing itself, with a state-of-the-art sports centre and new CHF30 million train station 10 minutes down the valley in Le Chable just some of the recent developments.  Coupled with constantly improving ski lift and snow-making infrastructure up the mountain, Verbier is always a step ahead from the competition.

With some of the fastest broadband and mobile data speeds in Switzerland, Verbier is the perfect makes the perfect base for home working.  With the financial hubs of Geneva (1hr 45 mins), Zurich (2hrs 45 mins)  and Milan (2hrs 45 mins) are all close enough for a day meeting.  For meetings further afield, Sion Airport is only 45 minutes away and a gateway to destinations further afield.

Making the move to Verbier has so much to offer in terms of a greater quality of life.  Whether you are an entrepreneur who loves to ski the slopes in between zoom calls, or a family looking for a fresh start away from hectic city life, Verbier caters for everyone.  An increasing number of people are relocating to Verbier either for the winter, a year, or even permanently.  Unlike many of the other well-established Alpine resorts, Verbier is very much a year-round place to live, which is borne out in its growing international population.

Not only is there a world-class public transport system with global connectivity, but the resort boasts many excellent schools, shops, restaurants, gyms and other services.  And Verbier still retains strong links with the surrounding villages and farmland, with excellent seasonal produce, local markets and mountain traditions a key part of the way of life here.

Verbier offers a world-class winter-long or year-round home for both digital nomads and families alike.  The Verbier International School has a growing reputation for providing children with first-class education in a unique mountain environment.  The building is a spacious four floor chalet with several classrooms, science laboratory, computer room, library and music room with a courtyard that overlooks the stunning view of the Combin mountain range.

The Verbier International School’s goal is to provide a nurturing education through a unique mix of culture and sports and an outstanding bilingual education with intensive ski training.  We all know that educational excellence is one of the most important life decisions we will ever make on behalf of our children, and the Verbier International School delivers a world-class educational experience with Swiss high standards, going beyond the curriculum and providing children with a learning experience that will last a lifetime.

Offering an education from aged 3 to 15 years, for both international and local students, the Verbier International School is a unique place where children receive a first-class education while being immersed in a beautiful and safe mountain environment. Learning is inspired by critical thinking, creativity and the determination of students to do their best. With a strong emphasis on competitive sports and the arts, the aim is to develop the personality of each child and help them to become socially aware leaders. Employing modern methodologies and relying on the latest technologies to drive their students to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge and build a solid foundation for their future. The academic programme at the Verbier International School is designed to foster excellence, personal development and commitment to the community.

Many of our guests have chosen to send their children to the Verbier International School, sometimes a one-off winter term, a full academic year, or multiple years.  We can also help source long-term accommodation options within easy access of both the school and the slopes.

Polly Hancock

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