Afternoon – To The Highest Heights
Heading out of Siviez, take the long ride first up the (7) Tortin chair, then the Tortin-Gentianes cable car back towards Verbier, all the way to the (8) Col des Gentianes at 2950 metres. From here you have the option to push it right to the very top of the ski area, with the (9) Mont Fort cable car taking you up to the very top of that famous mountain at 3330 metres. The ensuing Mont Fort black run shows off the very best advanced (on piste) terrain the area has to offer.
This black ends in a (10) drag lift back up to the Col des Gentianes, from where you wont need much more guiding – simply keep to skiers left and follow the rolling red runs right the way from the very top of the resort all the way back into Verbier. This amazing descent of well over a kilometre affords you a stop at the excellent (11) Verbier snowpark and skicross course, if you haven’t yet had enough thrills for one day. Otherwise enjoy the excellent piste quality up high, and just keep skiing. Eventually you will reach the many interlinking runs of the face back into Verbier, and back to your original starting point after getting an amazing day’s sample of what this area can offer.
And the best part is there’s plenty more where that came from, there are still many other pockets (and entire valleys) to explore on your next ski day in one of Europe’s finest mountain ranges.