A winter paradise for skiing, somewhere between heaven and earth. The majestic four-thousanders form a magnificent setting dedicated to winter sports. If you like winter, you’ll love Valais! The possibilities are boundless and snow is guaranteed. No great surprise when you realise that Valais is the region in Switzerland that, thanks to the altitude of its ski areas, promises the best snow conditions on its 2000 kilometres of slopes.
Ski resort Champéry
The mountain village of Champéry, nestled between the Dents du Midi and the Dents Blanches, is an ideal starting point for numerous winter sports. Within five minutes the Planachaux or the 6-seater chairlift Grand-Paradis take guests to the "Portes du Soleil" ski area. A snowpark meets the needs of freestylers. And the more adventurous can try their hand at ice climbing, tobogganing or paragliding. A highlight of the ski resort is the run at Pas de Chavanette, often simply called "Le Mur Suisse" (the Swiss Wall) – it is one of the steepest in the world. Within a single kilometre the descent drops nearly 400 metres, with gradients of up to 50 degrees.
Altitude ski slopes: 2277 m
Number of installations: 16