Valais is home to more than 29 ski areas, 2,000 kilometres of piste and 446 cableways and mountain railways. It’s a land where sparkling summits frame a piercing blue sky, where immaculate powder drifts in the pure air and where living traditions meet modern comfort.
Valais has 45 mountains above 4,000m and includes Switzerland’s highest ski areas. Iconic resorts include some of the biggest names in Alpine skiing: Verbier, Zermatt, Crans-Montana and Saas-Fee, along with lesser-known gems, such as Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Les Crosets.
And with 50 grape varieties, Valais is also the biggest wine producer of Switzerland. All this is just waiting to be explored…
And how! Valais is home to some of the world’s legendary freeride here. Several Valais ski areas have established secured freeride itineraries that offer enthusiasts a taste of adventure away from the prepared pistes.
Ski touring, too, has grown enormously in recent years. More and more resorts have secured ski touring parks. Ideal for beginners, they also attract many experienced tourers.
Not to be missed: a ski touring at night experience. If you like winter, you’ll love Valais.
Go on safari
New this winter, the Valais Ski Safari is a cool winter holiday package aimed at experienced snowsports enthusiasts. Every day, you’ll explore a new ski area – tasting some of the delicious cuisine served at mountain restaurants and refuges.
For CHF 2,305 for two people, you get five nights’ accommodation, a ‘Snowpass Flexdays’ lift pass for four days, with a free choice of use over the course of a six-day break. The international package also includes a 4x4 car with navigation system and full ski equipment hire.
You can also book a ski instructor or mountain guide to accompany you on your adventure.
Go to visitvalais.ch and discover everything this magical location has to offer.