Activities in winter
The apartment is located in a small apartment house at an altitude of 1300 m in Veysonnaz-Station (100 m or 3 minutes on foot to the cable car to Thyon2000) in the largest skiing area of Switzerland Les 4 Vallées, which connects Veysonnaz with Thyon 2000, Les Collons, Nendaz and Verbier. Since there are more than 100 lifts available, there are hardly any waiting times.
412 km slopes of all levels welcome you to undertake short or longer skiing-tours. As a special highlight, a torch-lit descent is offered every week. The glacier Mont Fort at an altitude of 3300 m does not only offer wonderful descents but also magnificent views of several four-thousand-meter-high mountains. On the slopes of de L`Ours, more than 30 world skiing championships have been carried out.
Two skiing and snowboard schools and skiing kindergarten (Swiss Ski School, Neige Aventure) offer skiing courses for children, teenagers and adults.
If you do not ski, you can enjoy yourselves in this winter world on 30 kilometers of winter hiking trails, on marked snowshoe trails and on 10 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails. And if it rains, an indoor swimming pool and wellness facilities are waiting for you. The tourist information center offers a family entertainment program that leaves no room for boredom.
Activities in summer
Aside from its attraction as a skiing resort in winter, Les 4 Vallées has a myriad of hiking trails that you can discover in summer. With the cable cars and the chairlifts, hikers can easily reach remote places such as the Greppon Blanc. You can also explore the countryside on mountain bikes for which special trails are marked. A visit to the Mont Fort glacier will provide you with a unique experience and the climbing practice garden of Arbaz close to Sion is especially attractive for teenagers and children. In Veysonnaz you can find an indoor swimming pool, a wellness center and tennis courts.
Trips to beautiful Wallis villages such as Grimentz with its wonderful lake Lac de Moiry or to the world’s highest dam Grande Dixence , which is surrounded by 10 high mountains, are just as attractive as those to the rock formations of the pyramids of Euseigne. In the capital of the Canton Sion, 4 palaces will not only make little knights and damsels happy but also grown admirers of the historic buildings, which are well worth seeing, and the town itself will round off your holiday with museums and art galleries.
Near Sion there is the largest underground lake in Europe to be discovered on a guided boat tour.
Two lakes for bathing near Sion and the aquaparc in Le Bourveret wait for water fanatics young and old. And there is even more to discover… The mild climate of the Rhône valley allows apricots to ripen and visitors to enjoy their produce.
A particular highlight of the region is the Ice Grotto on the Rhône glacier of the Furka pass where the Rhône has its source. The famous Glacier Express also passes by. But the Ice Grotto itself can be reached by steam train on a historic route which was reopened in 2010.
At a distance of 80 km, Lake Geneva is located with its well-known cities of Montreux (medievial fortress Chillon), Geneva and Lausanne.