LIFT OFF

Re­becca New­man learns to ski like a su­per­hero in Ver­bier

Evening Standard - West End Final Extra - ES Magazine - - Travel - Edited by Alex Clark

fresh tracks all day and party all night.

This year Ver­bier’s al­lure is height­ened with new lifts, which bring di­rect ac­cess to still more of the Four Val­leys, Switzer­land’s largest ski area. Plus, the W Ho­tel has opened, bring­ing glossy ur­ban chic to a town tra­di­tion­ally as­so­ci­ated with cuckoo-clock chalets.

‘I’m here to get you any­thing, any time, just as long as it’s le­gal,’ grins Mon­ica, the W’s de­cid­edly ex­tro­vert ‘In­sider’, as I check in. She is a concierge and em­bod­ies the ho­tel’s phi­los­o­phy of pro­vid­ing guests with the ‘What­ever/When­ever’ motto.

My rever­ies of what I might pos­si­bly

This pic­ture Ver­bier Be­low W Ver­bier’s Liv­ing Room

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