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Winter is coming and the hills are alive with the sound of electro music!

Autumn has been particularly spectacular in the alps this year. Natures vibrant display of vivid orange, yellow and crimson colours contrasting against the bright blue sunny skies has been truly wonderful to see. Cooler temperatures and the arrival of fresh snow in Verbier signify the season of change however and there is a strong feeling that winter is in the air and the ski season is almost upon us.

​activeFUSION are pleased to announce their own change for this season with a new addition to the team. Introducing our new sales and marketing co-ordinator Samantha Jeunet-Mancy.

Sam
With a background in the travel industry, specifically Thomas Cook, Sam has 20 years experience within the sales and customer service sector. As a Verbier resident for over 6 years she can provide both local advice and expertise to ensure your tailor made stay is a memorable one. 

To kick start the winter and warm things up for apres ski season, Verbier are once again hosting the Polaris Festival, a 3 day electro music event on 7th-10th December 2017. The Main Stage, le Mouton Noir (2’200m), is located directly on the ski slopes and provides an incredible setting and is quite possibly the highest dancefloor in the world. Tickets are selling fast for this popular event but activeFUSION still has some fantastic accommodation available for rent during the Polaris festival such as the stunning Sayeu apartment, luxury stand alone Chalet Le Ti with hot tub and the centrally located Victoria III so get in touch to book.

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The top mistakes you should avoid making when skiing

If you are planning to visit Verbier to have the best ski vacation, you need to equip yourself with a few tips. First of all, you need to have ski gear that fits you properly. However, you can also rent out ski gear here in Verbier or inquire if your chalet rental will be able to provide you with that service. You also need to have a basic understanding of skiing and maneuvering around the slopes to have a more enjoyable experience.

Your ski chalet in Verbier might also have a private instructor onboard, but if not, there are some great ski schools here that can provide group or private lessons. Some of the most important things to keep in mind when skiing in Verbier, are the things that could go wrong. 98% of the time, skiers end up in trouble because of small mistakes that could have been easily prevented.

Here are a few mistakes you should avoid when skiing :

#1-     Looking At Your Skis

One of the most common mistakes that skiers tend to make is look down on their skis while skiing, consequently losing sight of what’s ahead. Whatever you do, always try to keep your eyes open and stay alert. You cannot afford to lose sight of the slope ahead.

#2-     Turning to Stop

If you know how to drive you might also know that turning your car on snow or an icy road in an effort to make it stop is not something you want to do. Similarly, while skiing try to use the hill slope to your benefit.

#3-     Going To the Top Right Away

People who have been skiing for years also take the ‘easy’ slopes before they head all the way up to the top of the resort. This helps warm up the body and get it ready for more challenging skiing. Try to ski around easy slopes and only go to the top when you trust yourself and feel ready.

#4-     Relying On Friends for Ski Lessons

You should never rely on your friends or family members to teach you how to ski unless they are licensed instructors. When you plan on skiing in Verbier find a private instructor or group lessons that can turn you into a pro within a few days time.

#5-     Rotating Your Body to Turn

Many beginner skiers believe that they need to turn their bodies completely in order to make a sharp turn. However, that is not the case and might result in an accident. Use your weight to exert force on the skis to turn.

These are just a few mistakes you should avoid to make the best out of your ski experience. If you are looking forward to renting out Verbier ski apartments, be sure to contact us at Active Fusion.and we will help you organize the perfect ski instruction as well as your perfect accommodation.

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Summer activities in Verbier

Although many tourists prefer to come down to Verbier in the winter due to the excellent weather conditions for skiing here, the resort is not limited to winters. You can also have the same enjoyable experience when you choose to visit Verbier in the summers. The resort’s strategic location and the number of different facilities here make it a perfect spot to indulge in some summer fun.

Here are a few activities you can do here in the summers:

Canyon Exploring

A highly refreshing summer activity to do in region close to Verbier is to slide and slip your way down the canyons. You will love the natural obstacles and water slides that add adventure to canyon exploring here. Although it is not suitable for younger children, anyone above the age of 10 can have fun here. Get a professional guide to accompany you to make the best out of your canyon filled experience.

Playing Golf

There are two golf courses in Verbier surrounded by the spectacular views of the mountains. Excellent courses and mesmerizing scenery will surely add a special touch to your golf game here.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is another popular summer activity here which allows you to enjoy the remarkably views from horse back. The Verbier equestrian centre offers lessons for all ages.

White Water Rafting

If you are a fan of adrenaline rush inducing activities, you will surely love white water rafting in the River Dranse below Verbier! It is the most exhilarating way to come down a river in a large inflatable raft. All the equipment you need e.g. wet suit, a safety helmet, will be provided by the rafting company.

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking in Verbier is a unique experience; the whole region is still accessible in the summer using the lift system and can be even more fun than winter! There is a lot around Verbier to explore and the trails vary in difficulty and abilities so that there is something for everyone.

These are just some of the summer activites you can take part in, here in Verbier. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience here, be sure to contact us and let us help you plan your visit!

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Need to relax and unwind? Verbier has a lot to offer!

If you are planning to visit Verbier this holiday season then you better get ready for a lot of fun filled activities. You can do anything from skiing, paragliding, and mountain biking just to name a few things. However, a vacation is never complete when you don’t get to have the ‘You’ time. That’s right, you need a place to relax and unwind to calm down your nerves and there is no better place to do that than the spas and wellness centers here.

Here are just a few of the relaxing things you can do in the spas and wellness centers here for an out-of-this-world experience:

Spas

The best part about Verbier is that a majority of the vacation and apartment rentals are filled with the complete spa experience. At the end of the day when you get off the snow, you can enjoy a relaxing session in your balcony Jacuzzi or let your body detoxify in a steam room. You can click here to find out vacation rentals that come with their own spa facilities.

Massages

A number of luxury chalets in Verbier offer complimentary massages during the week while some offer them on the weekends. You can inquire about this before coming down or you can also conveniently setup an appointment for a massage whenever you wish!

Thermal Baths

Lavey les Bains and Les Bains De Saillon are two thermal resorts that are easily accessible from Verbier. You will definitely love taking a day off from all your activities in Verbier and dedicate it to all the massages, steam baths and beauty treatments here. If you are looking for an even better experience, you also get the chance to dive into hot water coming in straight from the Swiss Alps at 51 degrees celsius.

Fitness

If you are passionate about your health and your fitness routines and you don’t plan to give them up on your vacation. You will enjoy visiting Wholey Cow. It has some of the best instructors and therapists in town that guide you to help regain mental and physical focus while pursuing your fitness goals.

Verbier is the number one tourist spot to relax and unwind! If you are looking for a chalet spa in Verbier or other rentals, be sure to contact us at Active Fusion.

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Five apartments in Verbier you simply can’t miss!

At Active Fusion we try our best to make your vacation to Verbier the best one you have ever had, which is why we always keep our clients updated with the latest vacation rental luxury chalets in Vebier along with the best apartments!

In this blog post, we have put together the top 5 apartments in Verbier that not only display mesmerizing architecture but also make for a perfect vacation rental.

Here are the top 5 apartments in Verbier you just can’t miss:

Inverno Apartment

Located just a short walk away from the Medran lift station, Inverno apartment displays the best in terms of modern Alpine architecture. The most prominent aspects of the apartment is the open stone fireplace, the double height ceiling and the antler chandelier. It can easily accommodate 6 adults. Equipped with Bose surround sound and the latest entertainment systems, this is one of the most sought after apartments in Verbier. Click here to learn more!

Skye Apartment

Located 100m below the Medran lift station; the top two floors of this apartment give stunning views of the surrounding mountains and landscape. The significant aspects of this apartment are the double open plan living area which is filled with interesting artifacts and exquisite furniture from around the world. Click here to check it out!

Amadouvier Apartment

Located in the center of the village and on a short stroll from the Medran station, meet the Amadouvier apartment. You can ski to within 50 meters of the front door of this apartment and you will definitely love the intricate details inside. It can accommodate a total of 12 guests in the 5 bedrooms. It also keeps guests entertained with its captivating views. You can check it out here.

Victoria III

Located in the center of the village in the Valentine and Victoria complex this is a modern architectural wonder. The complex has a spa, pool, gym and a dedicated games room. It can easily accommodate up to 8 guests. It has an open plan living and dining room with luxurious sofas and an open fireplace - perfect to unwind after a day skiing! Click here to learn more.

Joli Soleil

Also located a short walk away from the Medran station, this is a stunning penthouse apartment which is known for its stone and aged wood interior that oozes elegance. The 3 double en-suite rooms are enough to accommodate 8 guests as two of the rooms have additional beds. If you are looking for an apartment that fits right in your budget and still doesn’t cut back on the spectacular views, the Joli Soleil is right for you! Click here to learn more.

These are just the top five apartments that tourists love in Verbier! We can help you rent from a large variety of apartments. Check out the complete collection here.

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Do you like to have your dose of adrenaline when on vacation? Check out the adrenaline rushing extreme sports in Verbier!

Verbier is one of the most sought after vacation resorts located in the heart of Switzerland. A huge number of tourists around the world look forward to coming over to Verbier in their holidays to enjoy the number of different activities they get to indulge in here.

If you love extreme sports and you love them more when there is lots of snow involved, Verbier is the place to be! Here are a few extreme sports that will give you the adrenaline rush on your vacation you are looking for:

Ice Karting

Do you want to speed down purpose built ice karting race tracks with Daytona style bank corners at speeds of up to 50km/h? You can enjoy that right here in Verbier. Hosted by Karting Extreme Verbier (KEV), the tracks here offer tourists the chance to have the time of their lives while drifting around in specially designed karts.

The best part is that all of that happens on the snow! The Go-karts are especially designed to deliver the best in terms of performance on snow. Fitted with studded tires, fully adjustable seats, and of course safety belts, these Go-karts are perfect for adults and children. The vehicles are also fitted with comfortable headrests and remote controlled systems that allow the staff to control speed when needed.

Ice karting is one of the most thrilling activities here and attracts a huge number of visitors every year!

Mountain Biking

What do you get when you have a high performance bike and you are on the Swiss Alps? A fun filled, energetic experience! Whatever your skill set may be, or if you are looking for a downhill or cross country ride, mountain biking is one of the most exciting activities here. Spanning over 200kms the mountain biking paths are open to everyone with different styles and ability levels.

These are just a few activities you will definitely enjoy here! You can also go paragliding or rush down slopes while skiing. Contact us today at Active Fusion and plan out a perfect vacation in Verbier.

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5 super luxury and heavenly private chalets in Verbier!

If you are planning to visit Verbier, you need to arrange for accommodation beforehand. At Active Fusion we keep our clients updated with the latest deals and discounted prices they can get when looking for accommodation, more importantly, we ensure they get the best!

We have connections with some of the top super luxury chalet owners in Verbier, which we use to make your stay here, unforgettable. Here are 5 super luxury chalets that you will instantly fall in love with:

Chalet Alia

This is one of the unique and latest luxury chalets in Verbier that is made for a ski in and ski out experience. It has 4 en-suite bedrooms accommodating up to 10 guests, who can enjoy luxury amenities such as the beautiful spa and relaxation area! Click here to learn more.

Chalet Tesseln

Perched above the Medran lift station is the Chalet Tessln. With a distance of approximately 100 meters to the piste; this property, snow permitting, is ski in and ski out. The living room in Chalet Tessln, is remarkably spacious and has the perfect place to relax to stunning views in front of the magnificent fireplace. It can conveniently accommodate up to 12 guests and is equipped with all the modern amenities you could ask for! Click here to learn more about the Chalet Tessln.

Norte

It occupies an enviable, strategic position in the heart of the heights of Verbier, with spectacular views of the mountains around and the village below. It can accommodate a total of 12 people and it also has an extra one bedroom apartment. Sticking to local architecture on the outside the chalet is designed using wood and on the inside you will be mesmerized by the interior designed by a London based designer. Read more about Norte here!

Chalet Truffe Blanche

This is one of the most sought after super luxury chalets, located in the heart of the Alps. When you rent this chalet, you get beautiful views of the mountains and valleys, the touch of Italian furniture, French Art Deco and the captivating warmth of Swiss wooden beams. This is hands down, one of the most luxury filled chalets here. Equipped with modern amenities like spa, indoor pool, sushi bar, fitness and entertainment rooms, this chalet is one of the best you can get. Click here to learn more!

No. 14

The Daily Telegraph called it the world’s greatest chalet in 2010. The owner teamed up with Verbier's leading architect and one of London's most respected and acclaimed interior designers to create a luxury chalet of stylish, yet understated, alpine chic. Recently it underwent a multi million pound transformation and is equipped with all the modern amenities, even an indoor pool! Click here to read more.

These are just 5 of the super luxury chalets in Verbier that are waiting for you! Contact us at Active Fusion today to shape the perfect vacation that you will remember for years to come!

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