Andrew’s parents arrived on Tuesday March 1 to spend a winter vacation in Switzerland. Their itinerary included staying with us in Lausanne for a couple nights before heading for a four night trip to Verbier in the mountains, finishing with two nights in Geneva. They reserved a wonderful AirBnB apartment in the village of Verbier with a gorgeous view of the mountains.
Andrew was able to take a couple days off work to hang out with them and I joined after work late Friday and stayed until Sunday. It snowed on Saturday and visibility was not very good so we elected to hang out for the day in the village. Andrew and his parents had also skied on Friday, so it made sense to take the day off. We hung out in the apartment in the morning, enjoying watching the snow fall outside the window. Then in the afternoon we ventured out to peruse the shops, explore the village and stop to join up with the après ski (might have cheated by not skiing that day, but who cares!). We stopped at Le Rouge and Carve for drinks, taking in the scene and people watching.
The village of Verbier is really nice. The last time we Andrew and I were here was in July on my birthday when we went hiking (see previous post). It had been very quiet at the time so it was fun to see it during the height of ski season. There are lots of bars and restaurants with everyone out enjoying themselves at night.
Our upstairs neighbor has a vacation home in Verbier and gave some great restaurant recommendations. Saturday night we ate dinner at La Grange and Sunday for lunch on the mountain we went to La Vache. Andrew and his parents did a tasting menu at Le Rouge on Sunday night that sounded out of this world. No one ever goes hungry when they come to Switzerland 🙂
Sunday we hit the slopes. The weather varied according to the part of the resort and elevation we were at, which was pretty cool. In one area we’d be in a cloud, the next a snow squall, then up higher we got out of the clouds to have a bit of a view. The snow was absolutely perfect, could not have been better. The pistes are wide with plenty of room, and it is so cool to be up above tree line with the vast open mountain in front of you.
Our visit with Andrew’s parents again passed so quickly, as all of our visitors trips seem to do. It was so fun to have them in town and to enjoy Verbier together. Until the next visit!