Winter Sports in Liddes & its Surroundings
Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ski mountaineering, heli-skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, sledging, ice climbing, paragliding; there are enough winter sport activities available here to last you the entire season and more! When it comes to warming up and relaxing in the evening, you can head to the indoor swimming pool in Bourg-St-Pierre, or just kick back in the chalet with a hot chocolate. There are also numerous opportunities to enjoy the snowy landscape around the "Relais de Dranse", and with the pass Saint-Bernard you can expect many benefits and free entries! For a one-off payment of 99 CHF you can use the ski areas of the Pays du Saint Bernard all year round!
Skiing in Pays du Saint Bernard
Vichères-Liddes, La Fouly, Champex-Lac und Bourg-St-Pierre
The ski resorts in the immediate vicinity of the "Relais de Dranse" are home to more than 50km of slopes with a 500m difference in altitude range. These slopes can offer something for all winter sports enthusiasts: freeriders can let off steam, while beginners can learn to feel at home on the slopes. There are also various ski schools who provide their service here - and all in a breathtaking alpine landscape!
Further information about the ski areas can be found here.
For the advanced, freeriders & mogul skiers...
Skigebiet 4 Vallées
And if you still want to try something new, waiting just a twenty minutes drive from our house is the largest ski area completely within Swiss borders: the 4 Vallées (4 valleys). A total of 164km of slopes, accessed by 92 ski lifts, guarantees a lot of variety and breathtaking views. And after all the hustle and bustle, our cozy chalet offers you the perfect place to relax.
Further information about the 4 Vallées can be found here.
Distance from the Chalet: 20min
Please note that the entry for this skiing area is not included in the Pass Saint Bernard.
Looking for something a little more low-key?
Fitness freaks! Why not keep up your stamina and run through the winter wonderland on the new 4km long track along the River Dranse? Or how about snowshoeing across the numerous trails that crisscross throughout the area?
Ever wanted to freeskate across the lake? Here you can do so in a safe and controlled environment...completely for free!
In addition, the 7km long toboggan run in Champex-Lac is always a hit with people of all ages! Looking to warm-up? The swimming pool in Bourg-St-Pierre is heated to a pleasant 29 ° C!
And for the outright adrenaline junkies!
Don't want to stop climbing just because it's winter? Try the natural and artificial icefalls and conquer the 16m ice pyramid in Champex-Lac on your ice climbing adventure!
The ski mountaineers won't miss out either: be it easier climbing, like the route up to the famous hospice of the Great St. Bernhard, or perhaps bigger challenges such as the routes to Dolent, Vélan or Grand-Combin! No matter how hard a challenge you choose, we recommend to hire a mountain guide.
This location is also essential for those interested in heliskiing! With two heliski landing sites, you can explore an even wider range of fantastic slopes in the area. Numerous glacier descents await you, guaranteed to make your stay in Liddes an unforgettable experience!
And those who have not had enough and are looking to climb to new heights can now admire the enchanting Alpine region from above. Experts are available throughout the year, to help you discover the surrounding area from the air. Enjoy the magnificent view while paragliding over the Valais Alps!