Les 4 Vallées is the largest ski domain in Switzerland. It is comprised of 9 interlinked ski stations covering a massive 412kms of pisted slopes. Combined with the incalculable local off-piste options which have received international acclaim, it is no wonder some argue that the 4 Valley region is one of the most challenging and diverse ski territories in Europe, if not the world.
Les 4 Vallées stretches from Les Masses in the East all the way to Verbier to the West, the most famous and most populated of all the 9 ski stations. An advanced skier can leave the Hidden Dragon Clubroom and be having lunch in Verbier within an hour and a half of departing and, in fact, can reach the top of the infamous Mont Fort faster than his Verbier neighbours due to Veysonnaz's convenient location.
Although Veysonnaz is an undiscovered ski destination by most of the world, the Swiss have been training their World Cup racers there for decades. The Piste de L'Ours is on the World Cup race circuit and a thrilling descent for holidayers wishing to emulate Didier Cuche! Although Verbier holds the crown for the most glamorous of the 9 resorts, those in search of emptier pistes, fewer queues, yet equally dynamic backcountry runs, tend to head to the eastern end of the 4 Valley map.
Resident March 2010
Resident April 2009
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