The Great Skiing and Snowboarding Guide has named Verbier "2009's Best European Ski Resort'." This is in recognition of the many improvements that have been made in terms of the resort's tourist facilities and ski runs.
The Guide also saluted the cuisine of the L'Olympique restaurant, which was named "Best Mountain Restaurant 2009." Verbier has also won back a star in the famous Michelin Guide. The critics of the famous gourmet's reference have recognised the talent of Marco Bassi from La Table d'Adrien restaurant, Verbier, by awarding him a star.
Skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of the more regular public transport links between Verbier and Le Chable this winter. Verbier Tourist Office says: "After the success enjoyed last winter by buses running in the evening between Verbier and Le Chable, the Bagnes municipal authorities and the postal coach service have decided to reinforce this service with four extra daily connections throughout the week."
The neighbouring ski resort of Le Chable is a relatively small village located at 850 metres. The resort has direct access to 150 kilometres of pistes served by 38 lifts. Many skiers and snowboarders to Verbier find Le Chable a cheaper option in terms of accommodation and dining.