- Facts & figures
- Language "Wallisertiitsch"
- Snow cover guaranteed
Depending on the region, Valais promises guests over 2000 hours of sunshine annually - even more than Switzerland's most southern point. How is this possible?
Valais lies in the South-West of Switzerland, stretching for 150 km along the narrow ribbon of the Rhône Valley between Lake Geneva and the Rhône Glacier.
Today there are some 80,000 Upper Valaisians between Sierre and Oberwald who use a language of their own, which also exists in written form.
The majority of winter sports resorts in Valais are situated at or above 1500 metres a.s.l. Nine ski regions reach to over 3000m and one even stretches to 3900m.