Ski Valais

Valais

The Swiss Valais region is one of the worlds leading ski regions. Situated in the west of the country it has some of the world's best known resorts including Verbier and Zermatt. This is also a ski region with glacier skiing so can offer skiing 365 days of the year! Valais ski resorts also have a reputation for top quality big lift served verticals.

This region is home to more than 70 ski resorts. Crans Montana has impressive views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc and provides a variety of slopes for all levels. Saas Fee is also worth a visit, with skiing at 3600m you are assured great snow and boarders are well catered for. Verbier offers 93 lifts to access 412km of runs, amazing skiing and as for Zermatt,  not only is the skiing great, but there is also heli skiing and the Gravity Park.

Visiting Valais

Several famous cross border ski areas have their Swiss side in Valais resorts. The 'ski paradise' connecting Italys Aosta valley to the country is at Zermatt and the 4 valleys is also here. Travelling to the Valais is also relatively easy with the airports of Geneva, Zurich, Basle and Bern being the closest.

For many of the resorts transfer times are slightly longer than you may find elsewhere. Sass Fee for example requires you to get the train from Geneva airport which takes  a couple of hours. But as the scenery is so beautiful it is well worth it. For stunning mountain scenery,guaranteed snow and glacier skiing this ski area is well worth a visit.

Resort NameLow AltitudeHigh AltitudeVertical DropLongest RunBeginnerEasyIntermediateAdvanced/ExpertSkiingBoardingAprèsFamiliesOverall
Champéry1040 m3200 m2160 m7.0 km32315Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Sion (0h 50m)CH Geneva (1h 25m)CH Bern (1h 35m)
Crans-Montana1500 m3000 m1500 m12.0 km20282Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Sion (0h 21m)CH Geneva (1h 41m)CH Bern (1h 52m)
Grimentz1600 m2874 m1274 m5.0 km5115Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating
La Tzoumaz1500 m2350 m850 m10.0 km21315Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Sion (0h 51m)CH Geneva (2h 1m)CH Bern (2h 12m)
Les Crosets1660 m2277 m617 m7.0 km752Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Geneva (1h 24m)FR Lyon (1h 37m)CH Bern (2h 38m)
Leukerbad1410 m2850 m1440 m11.0 km287Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Sion (0h 40m)IT Milan Malpensa (2h 55m)CH Geneva (2h 0m)
Morgins1000 m2470 m1470 m6.0 km14110Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Sion (0h 53m)CH Geneva (1h 21m)CH Bern (1h 31m)
Nendaz1400 m3300 m1900 m15.0 km15182Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Sion (0h 20m)CH Geneva (1h 45m)CH Bern (1h 56m)
Saas Fee1800 m3600 m1800 m8.0 km13145Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Sion (1h 10m)IT Milan Malpensa (2h 49m)CH Geneva (2h 34m)
Verbier1500 m3023 m1523 m10.0 km161110Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Sion (0h 51m)CH Geneva (1h 49m)CH Bern (2h 0m)
Veysonnaz1400 m2450 m1050 m6.0 km28Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Sion (0h 20m)CH Geneva (1h 44m)CH Bern (1h 54m)
Zermatt1620 m3899 m2279 m17.0 km193315Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCH Sion (1h 10m)IT Milan Malpensa (2h 47m)CH Geneva (2h 34m)



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