My husband and I would like to take a ski trip at the end of February. We plan to go for 9 or 10 days, ski for 4 days and do some sight seeing. We definitely want to go to Verbier and at least one other ski resort. Any recommendations for itinerary? We are open to flying in and out of different cities and plan to rent a car.
Dolomites, Val Badia, specifically Corvara or Colfosco. I have only hiked there, but friends who have gone for skiing said it was awesome.
Verbier is a good choice, although it has gotten a bit pricey in recent years and not just because of the exchange rate. Other Swiss resort options would be Zermatt or the Berner Oberland region. Both are car free (except for Grindelwald), so you would need to park your wheels for a few days and continue by train for the final ride up to the resort towns. Another option would be to go to Chamonix, which is easy to get to from Verbier. Get a guide and do the Vallee Blanche run off the Aiguille du Midi for a thrill, and stop for lunch at the little stone refugio on the left side halfway down.
Verbier is a great choice since it is connected via gondolas and lifts to the 4 Valleys ski area that includes La Tzoumaz, Haute Nendaz, Mont Fort, and Veysonnaz - hundreds of kilometers of skiing with some amazing views! Make sure to have a drink at Croix de la Coeur at the top of the saddle between Verbier and La Tzoumaz - on a clear day you can see miles of alps in two directions. The runs from the lift on Mont Fort are pretty spectacular as well - if you're really a hot-dogger you can launch yourself off the almost vertical ramp from the station at the very top! If you're staying in Verbier bring lots of $$$$ - truly shocking what things cost there.
I also second Chamonix for part of your ski trip - again, spectacular views and fantastic skiing. It's a classic ski destination for a reason - it's practically perfect! You can easily take the train from Martigny, just down the hill from Verbier, straight to Chamonix via a route that goes through a very beautiful part of the mountains.
Thanks to all.