The incredible Valais descents offer skiers unadulterated and endless fun. The descents are up to 17 kilometres long – non-stop, without ever having to use a ski lift. Some physical fitness is essential. And especially the love of skiing. And off you go down the perfect pistes, from the high peaks down into the valley. With fantastic carving conditions, challenging slopes and headlong schusses. The only reason for skiers to stop are the many picturesque ski huts situated along the pistes.
Le Pas de Chavanette - The Swiss Wall
The piste of Le Pas de Chavanette - called «Le Mur Suisse» (The Swiss Wall) by French skiers - is one of the most impressive in the world. Although only one kilometre in length, it descends 400 metres. An incline of almost 50 percent is not uncommon, which is why this piste is only for very experienced skiers. Following heavy snowfall, skiers contend with moguls of up to two metres in the upper portion of the Wall.
Start: on the French-Swiss border (can be reached from Avoriaz, Les Crosets and Champéry)
End: Swiss side of the mountain towards Les Crosets