Veysonnaz: at the doorstep of the 4 Vallées

A Family and sports orientated resort located in the heart of the Valais region, only 13 minutes from Sion. The nearest airports are Sion (13 km), Geneva (170 km), Zurich (287 km).

Foto: Veysonnaz Tourisme

Foto: Veysonnaz Tourisme

 

Facts and figures

Accommodation & Capacity

5’000 beds

2 x hotels*** 150 beds

4 agencies 3’000 beds

2 Group accommodation and 2 B&B 200 beds

 

Practical information

Altitude                                   1’350m  (Veysonnaz) to 3’330 (Mont-Fort)

Climate                                    very sunny, the region with the most sunshine in Switzerland

Numbers of inhabitants              500

Official language                       French

Swiss Canton                           Valais

Area                                        smallest commune in Valais, 111ha

Currency                                  Swiss francs (CHF)

 

Access by plane

Sion Airport                               20 min / 13 km

Geneva international Airport        2 hours / 170 km

Zurich international Airport          3 hours / 285 km

 

By train

Direct access from Geneva or Zürich to Sion.

Bus service from Sion to Veysonnaz

 

Total commercial overnights 2011/12 :

132’300

Winter : 95’100 (70%)

Summer : 37’200 (30%)

 

Winter in Veysonnaz

Located in the heart of the Valais region, the resort is on the doorstep of the biggest ski domain in Switzerland, and the 3rd in Europe the “4 Vallées”. With a staggering 412 km of ski runs, the area stretches from Veysonnaz (1’350 m) to Verbier via the Mont-Fort (3’330 m). Winter sports enthusiasts will be in heaven as theyski through powder on ski runs of all levels. Not to be missed is a run down the legendary “piste de l’Ours”, one of the most important World Cup Ski locations. Another major attraction is the 7 ski itineraries (freeride) and the breath taking view of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.

 

Alternative to ski

And this area is not just for skiers: Veysonnaz also offer 30 km of winter walks, 4 beautiful and marked snowshoe tracks including one didactic on the theme of the protection of the environment, 10 km of cross country skiing, ski touring by night on Piste des Mayens (800m), paragliding, Dog sled tours Ice-rink and sledging runs close by. For your health: a swimming pool and a wellness centre.

 

Families Special

•  Ski pass family discounts

•  Snow garden

•  Moving carpet

•  121 km of blue runs, 172 km of red runs,

•  24 km of black runs

•  Ski Mystery (a treasure hunt with skis)

•  Special ski pass only for beginner area

•  Entertainments program

 

Swimming pool & Wellness

The resort has an indoor Swimming pool heated at 28°, open from mid- June to mid-September, and December – April. The Wellness proposes : Sauna, Turkish bath, caldarium, Jacuzzi, pool, chill out room, massage, cold water.

 

Main events in winter

December  Arrival of Santa Claus

December  Christmas Concert

December  New Year fireworks

High season  Moonlight skiing

Januar  Barlouka’s Race, ski touring

February  Children’s Carnival with animations

March  Snowboardcross World Cup

April  Waterslide-end of season party

Various races on the Swiss or international level

 

Ski ressort « 4 Vallées »

•  The largest ski resort in Switzerland and, 3rd  in Europe

•  412 km of ski slope all levels, 93 ski lifts, 214 snow-blowers

•  The famous « Piste de l’Ours »  and its 30 World Cups races

•  Connection with Veysonnaz,  Thyon, Nendaz and Verbier, between 1’350 m and 3’330 m

 

Summer in Veysonnaz

With 300 km of sign posted pedestrian paths and 145 km routes for mountain biking, Veysonnaz offers the possibility to enjoy superb excursions. The jewel of this network, the “Bisse de Vex” (ancient irrigation channels) is especially appreciated by hill walkers of all ages.

 

NEW Disc Golf

An exclusivity in the Valais region, the europas’highest disc golf course in Thyon – Veysonnaz. Disc Golf is played just like traditional golf, except that instead of hitting a ball with a club into a hole in the ground, the player throws a disc (like a Frisbee) into a metal

basket designed as a target. The objective of this game is to complete the tour of 9 holes (baskets) with a minimum of throws. The trees and the outlay of the land are just some of the natural obstacles get around and add to the players’ pleasure..

 

Other experience and Fun

Kickboard decent, treasure hunt,  geoshooting with smart phone, entertainment’s club for children and adults, climbing wall, paragliding, Wellness, indoor pool.

Excursions (guided wakling tours to for ex. The highest Dam in Europe, the Grande Dixence,  visit to the mountain pastures, visit to the pedagogical farm, shuttle bus along the bisses of Vex…).

 

Infrastructure Summer

Multisport arena with Beach Volley, Football, pétanque, Table tennis, Tennis, playground and picnic places

 

Mountainbike

The mountainbike amateurs can discover 145 km of signed routes, including the famous “Tour de la Printse” which is connecting Veysonnaz to Nendaz, using the ski lifts more info on www.tdlp.ch. Or they can also train on the Grand Raid Discovery route (part of the Grand Raid race, which connects Verbier to Grimentz passing Veysonnaz, 125 km, +5025 m).

 

Gondola  – Pass Openair

The Gondola of Veysonnaz is also open in Summer 7/7 days, from end of June until mid-September.  Pass Openair: 3 or 6 day pass for Printse sector + 1 ascent to the Mont Fort 3300m + CHF 100.- of vouchers. From 3 people onwards of which 1 paying adult, Children under 15 years old get a free pass

 

Swimming pool & Wellness

The resort has an indoor Swimming pool heated at 28°,open  from mid- June to mid-September, and December – April. Wellness : Sauna, Turkish bath, caldarium, Jacuzzi, pool, chill out room, massage, cold water.

 

Family Specials (in July and August)

Organized open air sport activities from Sunday to Friday in one of the most beautiful resorts in the Alps of the Valais region with its mountain lakes and beautiful forests!

 

Main events in Summer

29.6.2013                               Inalpe at Combyre (natural cowfights)

18.7/25.7/8.8.2013                  Summer market

1.8.2013                                 Swiss National Day

Mid August                             Grand-Raid (one of the most difficult mountain bike race in the world with +5025m difference in altitude and 125 km.)

End October                           International Rallye of Valais (car race)

 

Veysonnaz Tourisme – Route de Magrappé 42 – 1993 Veysonnaz- Switzerland

T. +41(0)27 207 10 53

www.veysonnaz.ch

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