Les 4 Vallées ski area
Les 4 Vallées ski area is spread across four valleys and includes eight (8) ski resorts. One lift pass gives access to all 400km of interconnected trails. Furthermore, the slopes are serviced by the combined lift network of 92 lifts. Les 4 Vallées ski area is the largest ski area in Switzerland.
It offers spectacular and varied terrain, catering to all levels of skiers and boarders. The ski area’s free-riding trails run from their highest lifted point of 3330m down to the top of Mont-Fort. In addition, there are a variety of snow and terrain parks, earning high ratings among snowboarders and freestyle skiers.
Les 4 Valles is easily accessible by plane, shuttles, and car. There are four airports within a few hours drive, including Geneva International Airport. Sion Airport is the closest, roughly 50km from the popular Verbier ski resort. Airport shuttles are also available from Geneva, Lyon, Chambery and Grenoble.
The Les 4 Vallées ski area is created by the combined of Verbier, Bruson, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, and Thyon ski resorts.
From hard-core skiers and snowboarders to the worldwide celebrities and crown princes, everyone seems to make their way to Verbier. Situated in the middle of the mountain, Verbier ski resort offers an alpine village charm with traditional chalets. Nevertheless, it also has all the assets of a modern establishment. The nightlife at Verbier is thrilling. There are plenty of world-renowned bars and restaurants such as the Fer à Cheval or the Pub Mont-Fort.
East of Verbier ski resort lies the authentically Swiss village of Bruson. While the quiet and family-oriented ski resort only has four lifts, it boasts an impressive 1368m vertical drop. In addition to winter sports, the peaceful village of Bruson provides incredible hiking through the nearby forests in the summer months.
Dubbed Verbier’s little sister, La Tzoumaz provides visitors with a wide range of winter and summer activities. In the winter, families and sports enthusiasts can enjoy 54km of ski trails (and the rest of Les 4 Vallless), as well as the longest sled run in the French-speaking Switzerland. In the summer, La Tzoumaz is the ideal starting point for hiking with views of the “Vallee du Rhone.”
In the heart of the Les 4 Vallées, Nendaz offers the fastest route to Mont-Fort and the subsequent freeride pistes. Nendaz has a great mix of nightlife and a family-friendly atmosphere, creating a dynamic old heritage village. In addition, Haute-Nendaz offers shopping, spas, sledding and ice skating, winter walks and night skiing.
The ski resort of Veysonnaz is famous for it’s legendary run; Pistes de l’Ours. The 2km and 51% gradient trail has hosted 29 World Cup ski races and championships. With the 300 days of sunshine, delicious cuisine, the highest bar in Europe, and friendly locals, visitors can’t help but return year after year.
In addition to offering breathtaking views of the surrounding alps, Thyon is also extremely unique. There are three resort towns at Thyon, each at a different elevation. At 1600, Les Masses is the lowest town and easily accessible by car from the road from Sion to Grand Dixence. Les Collons, at 1800m, is surrounded by forests and access to the ski lifts is quick by car. Lastly, the highest level resort at 200om, offers 360-degree panoramic views, a central square, restaurants, bars, and boutiques. Cars and traffic are also limited at Thyon 2000.
Just over the mountain from Verbier is the smaller resort of Siviez with perhaps the very best access to the Four Valleys. It is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Nendaz, Verbier and Veysonnaz.
Evolene ski resort offers every visitor a fascinating panorama. More than 100 km of impressive pistes, invigorating hikes and – for our adventurous guests – heli-skiing with a guide. Here skiers can focus only on one thing: snow sports! It allows for all kinds of winter sports. That include cross-country and downhill skiing and boarding, sled-riding, and snowshoe-hiking!
- Snowcomparison Team
- September 12, 2016
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