Our Swiss Getaway- Exploring Veysonnaz 2015
Earlier this month we visited Veysonnaz, a small town located in the Swiss canton of Valais.
Veysonnaz, which is located in the French speaking part of Switzerland, is a part of the ‘Les 4 Vallees’ ski resort (one of the largest in the Alps and made up of Verbier, Nendaz, Thyon and Veysonnaz). Although not as big as the other resorts, Veysonnaz has managed to keep its charm by mostly having traditional swiss chalets instead of large hotels.
During our visit, we stayed at the Penthouse Veysonnaz, a spacious 3 bedroom apartment with an amazing view of the Sion valley.
Every year people visit Veysonnaz and the surrounding areas to take advantage of the world class skiing.Veysonnaz has become more popular in recent years due to its hosting of the Snowboard Cross World Cup as well as being one of the stops for the 'Tour De Suisse'. Despite the recent strength of the Swiss Franc, skiing in Veysonnaz is still very affordable, with an average price for a ski pass of less than 50 euros per day (with discounted rates for weekly passes).
During our stay we spent most of our time skiing and exploring the mountain- while also making time for some relaxation at the local swimming pool/sauna.
From our apartment there was a regular shuttle bus that brought us to the bottom of the gondola within 5 minutes. We made sure to wake up early every morning to get a full day of skiing and exploring.
On one of the days we took a route that was off the beaten track and found a little restaurant in the middle of nowhere. We were very tired and hungry so when our food came to the table we were pretty excited. The fact that it was about 90% cheese didn't hurt either.
Some GoPro action
Fresh air, amazing scenic views and great skiing- what more could you ask for? As usual, we had a great time in Switzerland and look forward to our next visit.
*A few more facts about 4 Vallées
• The largest ski resort in Switzerland and, 3rd in Europe
• 400 km of ski slope all levels, 93 ski lifts, 214 snow-blowers
• The famous « Piste de l’Ours » and its 30 World Cups races
• A connection with Veysonnaz, Thyon, Nendaz and Verbier, between 1'350 m and 3'330 m
• The highest peak, the Mont Fort 3'330 m, its panoramic view on the 4'000 m mountains and its demanding slope !
• 4 Snowparks
• 7 freeride itineraries
• A beginner zone, Snowtubing & sledge runs
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