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.
Thirteen of the highest peaks in the Alps at a glance
Anzère is a holiday resort situated on a sunny hillside high above Sion, the ‘capital’ of the Valais. The village itself features a number of typical holiday complexes, all of which enjoy fantastic views of the mountains. What makes the spectacular backdrop so special is the view of no fewer than thirteen 4000m peaks. And these thirteen include the highest of them all, namely the Dom (4545m) and Mont Blanc (4807m), the highest peak in the Alps. This winter hike begins at Pas-de-Maimbré middle station and continues in a huge arc back down to Anzère. It leads past an inviting wayside restaurant as well! The Tsalan’s spacious terrace is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine, and the self-service buffet is anything but average. Bon appétit.
End of tour: bus stop Anzère Télécabine
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 1 h 50 min
Length: 6 km