The Valais is a hiker’s paradise in winter. Its 1000 kilometres of immaculately prepared winter trails invite hikers to leisurely strolls or athletic climbs in an unparalleled setting. With the winter sun as your companion, you can wander through silent snow-covered forests and over magnificent sunny terraces featuring fantastic views. This is as close as you can get to the high peaks and majestic glaciers of the Valais Alps. A steaming cup of schnapps and coffee or hot chocolate welcomes contented hikers in a snug mountain hut at the end of the day.
Over many bridges into the They valley
The Portes du Soleil is one of Europe’s largest winter sports areas. There is no end of skiing fun on offer here because the area consists of an international network of pistes and cableways in the Lower Valais and French Savoy. In addition to 650 kilometres of slopes, the area is filled with idyllic nooks and crannies. For this we recommend the Vallon de They where a magical wintry silence reigns and only the “Vièze de Morgins” stream murmuring gently between the snowy rocks can be heard. The maintained winter trail passes a spring known as the Eau Rouge. The hike begins in Morgins and finishes in En Tey at the Cantine de They mountain restaurant.
End of tour: Cantine de They / Morgins
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 1 h 45 min.
Length: 6 km