To meet your needs and ensure that you make the most of your days on the slopes, we got in touch with the locals.
Five questions to help you get the ultimate #perfectskimoment.
Jasmine Ramondt-Fragnière, a local from the Veysonnaz resort, gives us some advice.
Which ski itinerary would you recommend for nature lovers?
The Eteygeon itinerary:From the summit of the Greppon Blanc t-bar lift, go up to the pass to enjoy a unique descent! It’s far from any ski lifts and is one of the most impressive itineraries due to its length, its variation in altitude and its peacefulness.
This ski trail is never groomed and crosses wild, rich landscapes. You will arrive in Vallée des Dix (Prapero) where you can take the bus to reach to the “Les Masses” chairlift.
Level: For experienced skiers only. Pay attention to the signs (open/closed) and familiarise yourself with the risks of avalanches as well as the bus timetable for your return trip
(also available with the small Printse area pass).
Mont-Fort: Due to its gradient, the “Mont-Fort” run is not groomed either. Mont-Fort is a unique site, it is the tallest peak and highest point of the 4 Vallées ski area. From the summit, a breathtaking view awaits you on some of the most famous mountains in the Alps: Matterhorn and Mont-Blanc.
Level: challenging (only available with the 4 Vallées/Mt-Fort large area pass)
Which ski lifts allow for the longest descent?
It takes eight minutes in the Veysonnaz – Thyon gondola + eight minutes on the Cheminée t-bar lift = 16 minutes for a descent with approximately 1,000 metres of altitude difference!!! Enjoy some steep red trails!
We challenge you, how many times can you descend in one day? (available with the small Printse area pass)
Where is the best place to have lunch?
– The “La Combyre” restaurant in Thyon has a family atmosphere and a warm welcome – you can sample local produce or the daily special.
– The “Le Mont-Rouge” restaurant in Thyon is self-service, you can choose between different regional dishes or the daily special. Weather permitting, you can also take advantage of the large, sunny terrace.
– At the “Les Chottes” restaurant, located between Thyon and Siviez, you can sample Valais specialities or the daily special in a former barn. It has one added extra: a sun-drenched terrace with panoramic views and a jacuzzi.
– The “La Remointze” restaurant is located on the slopes of Veysonnaz. You can discover home-made specialities in a family atmosphere with a warm welcome. Make the most of your lunchbreak with a magnificent view of the valley.
– The “Les Caboulis” restaurant is located on the slopes of Veysonnaz. You can sample a good cheese fondue or a raclette in an authentic and welcoming atmosphere. This restaurant also has a large selection of local wines on offer.
Where is the best place to ski in the morning? And in the afternoon? To soak up as much sun as possible…
To find some morning sun after you ascend one of the two gondolas in the morning, either go to the southern side of the mountain, at Thyon and Les Collons, or to Plan-du-Fou (it’s 30-40 minutes of fast skiing).
Return to Veysonnaz or Les Greppons in the afternoon.
Don’t miss the final descent on the slopes of Veysonnaz with the sun slowly sinking below the horizon. It’s a magical moment!