The perfect holiday for winter sports enthusiasts
Valais is a real winter paradise, where the most majestic 4,000-metre peaks in the Alps form a spectacular backdrop for all kinds of winter sports. Thanks to the altitude of its ski areas, Valais promises optimal snow cover on its 2,000 kilometres of runs: an unrivalled playground for skiers and snowboarders alike. To make the most of the possibilities offered by the Valais mountains and the slopes that give Valais its superb reputation, try our programme for a perfect weekend in Valais: sure to get every snow sports enthusiast’s pulse racing.
Day 1 - Friday
In the Valais, comfort is more important than effort. How about starting your stay with an introduction to the art of wine tasting in the heart of a prestigious cellar in the region? At the Celliers de Sion, a single lesson will be enough to make you an expert while introducing you to a new approach to wine. Afterwards, put your bags down in a hotel in Brig and relax before an intensive weekend on the ski slopes.
Day 2 - Saturday
On this first day out on skis, discover the Leukerbad ski area (Leukerbad), where 53 kilometres of marked runs await you. Try one of the longest runs in the canton at Torrent and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Rhone plain. At the end of this exciting day of hard exercise, relax your legs at one of the resort’s thermal baths.
Day 3 - Sunday
End your stay in Nendaz in style and enjoy the many winter sports opportunities available throughout the 4 Vallées area. You will find slopes suitable for beginners and advanced skiers alike, such as the famous Mont-Fort descent for the brave-hearted, as well as freeride itineraries, such as at Chassoure-Tortin, for the most adventurous. And if you feel like giving back-country skiing a try, there are several routes in the heart of the resort where you can give it a shot.