The Valais

Sion & The Valais

Sion, in the mountainous Valais region of Switzerland, is your gateway to some of the very best ski resorts that Europe has to offer. With a short flight time from our European hubs, you’ll be on the slopes in no time.

Switzerland is known for its chic, world-class ski resorts and the Valais is home to 36 different ski areas, offering over 2000km of pristine pistes. The charming resort of Nendaz is just 23 minutes from Sion Airport, whilst the sunny slopes of Crans-Montana with its massive range of all-year round actvities (show jumping and world class golf are just two of the non-skiing activities the resort is famed for!) are only 30 minutes away. The superbly family-friendly and affordable resort of Anzère is a mere 29 minutes away and the high energy resort of Verbier, a firm favourite amongst royals and party animals alike, is just a 45-minute transfer ride from Sion. Even the world famous high-altitude terrain of Zermatt with its iconic Matterhorn is only 1 hour away.

Valais resorts such as Thyon (part of the huge 4 Vallées ski domain) and Lötschental are a popular choice for families and beginner skiers looking for gentle, progressive slopes on which to practice those first turns. Those looking for summer skiing opportunities will appreciate the glacial slopes of Saas-Fee and the endless powder fields only accessible by helicopter. And the huge Portes du Soleil region straddling both France and Switzerland and comprising resorts such as Les Gets, Morzine, Avoriaz, Champéry and Morgins is renowned not only for its massive connected skiable domain but also for offering some of the best mountain biking trails in the world. There are also no fewer than 11 Michelin-starred restaurants, proving that the ski resorts of the Valais really do have it all.