There is really something for everyone, with many kilometres of off piste, itinerary routes, glacier skiing and heli skiing for the more adventurous and Swiss ski school with wide sunny nursery slopes for beginners and intermediate skiers. There are snow parks in most of the resorts and the world championship Piste de L'Ours from Thyon 2000.
Just 1 hour 45 minutes from Geneva airport and 20 minutes from Sion airport with Snowjet flying from London Stanstead in ski season, this is the shortest transfer time in the Alps, ideal for a weekend ski trip. The train from Geneva airport runs approximately every half hour direct to Sion.
Easy access to other ski resorts in Valais including, Saas Fee, Crans Montana, Zermatt, Anzére, Villars, Grimentz and smaller resorts like Arolla, Evoléne, Nax and many more.
Winter Activities - Skiing, snowboarding, snow parks, ski school, off piste, cross country skiing, telemark, snowshoe walks, sledging, night skiing, husky rides, snowmobiles, ice skating, swimming, paragliding, heli skiing, cross-country, thermal baths and snow tubing.
Golf - Valais is a natural paradise full of contrasts that has become a favourite destination for golfers from all over the world. Courses at Verbier, Sion, Crans-Montana, Loeche, Sierre, Riederalp, Matterhorn and Source du Rhône. Golf-Club Sion www.golfclubsion.ch
Art-lovers will find exhibitions, plays and films for every taste as well as numerous concerts for music-lovers. Fairs and festivals of all kinds including the Montreux Jazz festival & Paleo music festival
If you enjoy delicious food and good wine, there are regional specialities to taste and food markets full of amazing local produce that will inspire any cook/chef
The local market is held every Friday in Sion (Rue Grand Pont) with a huge selection of local foods and crafts including wines, cheese, fruit, veg and other specialities from the valley, it's a real foodies dream.
Valais has over 50 varieties of grapes and wine making tradition which dates back thousands of years. Fendant and Johannisberg are delicious whites along with fruity reds like Gamay, Pinot Noir and Dole, a must to sample along with a raclette, rösti or fondue
Sion was the ancient capital of Valais with its chateaux, museums and churches has great shopping and café culture.
Snowjet - London to Sion the shortest transfer time in the Alps, alternatively Easyjet, BA and many more fly into Geneva
There is a regular train service from Geneva Airport - Sion www.sbb.ch (you can buy tickets at the airport)
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