With over a decade’s experience of selling property in The Four Valleys, Savills is able to announce the opening of their dedicated Verbier office on Place Centrale for the 2018/18 season. In addition to the other Four Valleys resorts (Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Les Collons), we also provide buying and selling services in Crans Montana, Villars, The Gstaad Valley and Morgins, as well as bespoke property services in other prime Swiss resorts including Klosters, Zermatt, St Moritz and Andermatt.
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Altitude: 1,444m – 2,963m | Ski area: 120km | Zurich airport: 140km
Nestled within the Ursern Valley, Andermatt is surrounded by an untouched alpine countryside like no other Swiss mountain village. The expansive high-mountain valley at the foot of the Gotthard Massif, with its historic alpine passes, delights visitors with ample sun and excellent water and air quality. Thanks to easy access via key national and international transport hubs, Andermatt can be reached from Stuttgart or Munich within just four hours, and from Milan and Zurich in around two hours. Railways lead to Andermatt from every direction of the compass. The mountain village is within ten minutes of the international north-south autobahn. The resort is between one to two hours from major airports at Zurich, Basel or Milan. And in Buochs, just 45 minutes away, there is an airport for private planes.
Andermatt is steeped in history and can be traced back to the days when Helvetic tribes occupied the Ursern Valley in Roman Times. In the early 19th century, the nearby St Gotthard pass was opened up to stagecoaches, bringing increased trade and helping Andermatt to establish itself as a Spa town. The opening in 1881 of St Gotthard railway tunnel allowed further trade and prosperity, by connecting the town with Ticino on the Italian border. In the late 19th century, a large part of the town became a garrison for the Swiss Federal Army and was used as a military training ground.
While Andermatt’s geographical position between three mountain passes – The Oberalp to the East, the St Gotthard to the South and the Furka to the West, gives it a unique micro climate for perfect winter snow conditions; its notoriety as a ski resort was, until recently, limited only to the cognisati and locals. That changed when, in 2007, the Swiss Federal Council awarded Andermatt with an exemption of the restrictive foreign ownership laws. This allowed the developers, Orascom, to invest an unprecedented Chf 1.8 billion into both updating the resort infrastructure and ski areas, as well as constructing a new mixed use resort adjacent to the existing village.With the completion of the new Radisson Blu 4* hotel this season to complement the existing 5* Chedi Andermatt Hotel, and a number of the residential apartment schemes now also completed and sold out, Andermatt has established itself as the first major new village anywhere in the Alps since the emergence of Arc 1950 in the early noughties. This is Andermatt’s time and anyone that has not yet been is missing out.
Altitude: 1,500m – 3,000m | Ski area: 140km | Geneva airport: 193km
In recent years, Crans-Montana has become a truly prime resort with high-end boutiques, bars and restaurants as well as a number of 5* hotels. Stunning views of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn can be appreciated throughout the ski area. The commune is investing heavily in the ski infrastructure, a new ice rink, new restaurants, a medical centre as well as a recently opened British International boarding school. Crans-Montana proudly hosts a PGA European tour golf event in September as well as horse and music festivals throughout the summer months.
Altitude: 1,620m – 3,899m | Ski area: 322km | Geneva airport: 226km
Nestled on a high plateau, Zermatt is renowned as one of the best and evocative ski resorts in The Alps, sitting at the foot of the Matterhorn (4,478m). Zermatt is characterised by car-free cobbled streets, old wood chalets, gastronomic restaurants, bars, discos and chic designer boutiques. Zermatt has one of the best networks of super-efficient cable cars, gondolas and cog railways in the country that whisk skiers to four major ski areas. 21 of the 36 lifts also operate during the summer season to cater for hiking and climbing as well as fantastic skiing on the large glacier. Zermatt sits at the top of the Savills ski resort resilience index for the second year in a row.
Altitude: 1,114m – 2,020m | Ski area: 84km | Geneva airport: 119km
Villars is a delightful Swiss town located in the heart of Canton Vaud. It sits on asunny plateau with fabulous views across the Rhone Valley to the Dents du Midi.Popular for families, Villars offers a good range of skiing for all abilities and the link to Les Diablerets provides high altitude skiing. Two international boarding schools, a vibrant local community, an abundance of summer activities and proximity to Geneva and Lac Léman combine to make Villars the perfect year-round resort.
Altitude: 1,050m – 3,000m | Ski area: 200km | Geneva airport: 147km
Gstaad is a historic Swiss ski resort and home to one of the largest ski areas in the Swiss Alps. Beautiful landscapes, a tranquil ambience and renowned events including the Hublot Polo Gold Cup, a WTA tennis championship and various musical festivals, not to forget 220km of fantastic skiing, create one of the world’s most exclusive and sought-after year-round resorts. The charming village promenade is pedestrianised and home to ultra-luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada and Cartier.
Altitude 1,500m – 3,330m | Ski area: 412km | Geneva airport: 159km
Perched on a sunny plateau overlooking the stunning Combin Massif, Verbier forms the nucleus of The Four Valleys - the largest ski area in Switzerland. With the recent completion of the W Hotel, Verbier is now, more than ever, the playground of choice for a cosmopolitan clientele. The resort has become synonymous with challenging, high altitude skiing, a convivial party atmosphere and year round sporting and cultural events. CHF 27 million has been invested into significantly upgrading Le Chable train station which will speed up and facilitate access to Verbier and greatly improve the immediate locale with additional shops, hotels and restaurants.
Linked to The Four Valleys ski area are the resorts of Nendaz, Veysonnaz, La Tzoumaz and Les Collons. All are unique to one another with their own styles and are recognised as providing better value than Verbier, however share in being directly accessible to the largest ski region in Switzerland.