Snow Peaks and Log Fires at Cordée des Alpes Verbier
Ski season is in full swing: there are deals to be had, expectations to be met, and of course, hotels to be explored. In Europe, the swish Swiss resort of Verbier has been grabbing a lot of headlines, not least among which for the inevitably loud arrival of W’s first ski resort (and unsurprisingly, it has managed to find a rather in-your-face spot in town that makes it impossible to miss).
But to think that that would be all would be a mistake. To find out for ourselves, we undertook what turned out to be a rather epic journey to Verbier, one that involved nearly every possible mode of transportation as we journeyed across Switzerland over the course of a day of mishaps, including an unplanned ski gondola to make it over the finish line at 1,500m (4,900 feet) altitude and our room at the less-than-a-year-old Hotel Cordée des Alpes.
Our time in Verbier was equally eventful, from the tranquility of ragged mountain peaks in the distance and crackling log fires at Cordée des Alpes, to a fashion show at sister hotel the Nevaï opened by a Parisian male dance trio in ten-inch heels and a stop at its infamous disco the Farm Club. We’ll have more for you on all of that soon.
Disclosure: JasonD was in Verbier as a guest of Cordée des Alpes, but all photos and opinions are his own.
[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter]