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Four Valleys Ski Area Travel Tips

All Season Fun and Activities at Four Valleys Vacation Rentals

The Four Valleys area is one of Switzerland’s premier winter skiing destinations. It incorporates the towns of Verbier, Bruson, Evolene, La Tzoumaz, Siviez, Nendaz, Thyon les Collons, and Veysonnaz. When staying in the Four Valleys, you will have access to 192 individual ski runs of varying levels. In total, you can enjoy 412 kilometers of downhill skiing and snowboarding. There are 92 ski lifts providing access to the mountains, and most of the ski runs are higher than 2,500 meters. This ensures good snow conditions throughout the season. The majority of runs are intermediate and advanced so it suits more experienced skiers. There are also a number of challenging off piste options. Ski schools help novices find their feet on the slopes, and kids' clubs ensure the youngsters have loads of snow fun. There are numerous other activities such as tobogganing, snowshoeing, alpine hiking and cross country skiing available.

In the summer months, the area is transformed into a lush green wonderland, complete with wildflowers and berry bushes. Hiking trails abound and there are several challenging day hikes which take you up close to the peaks. Mountain bikers can choose from hundreds of kilometers of trails that ascend the mountains and traverse the valleys. Riding is challenging and can be technical in places but for the enthusiastic mountain biker, the terrain is perfect. If you would like a bird’s eye view of the Four Valleys area, sign up for a tandem paragliding or hangliding excursion.

Getting to Four Valleys Ski Lodging

The main international hub for accessing the Four Valleys area is Geneva. Geneva International Airport hosts a wide range of international and regional airlines. There are daily scheduled flights that operate from other cities in Europe, as well as in North America. If you can’t find a direct flight, you may consider routing via Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris or London. Geneva is approximately a two-hour drive from the Four Valleys. Transfers can be arranged or you can hire a car. Like the rest of Europe, there are excellent rail links and this is possibly one of the best ways to travel between destinations. You get to enjoy the scenery without the hassle of traffic and effort of having to drive.

Stylish Swiss Comfort at Four Valleys Chalets

Most of the chalets in the Four Valleys are Swiss-style, multi-story, A-frame homes. Sturdy log homes are well insulated and provide a cozy haven from the chilly winter temperatures. The larger chalets have between four and eight bedrooms and can accommodate groups of up to 16 adults. This provides an affordable option for a group of friends who want to enjoy a skiing holiday together. The interiors of the chalets are stylishly furnished. Compact yet functional kitchens provide all modern appliances to assist you in your vacation catering. Comfortable living areas provide the perfect places to relax after a busy day out on the slopes.

Visitors to Switzerland Vacation Rentals

Switzerland is a scenically beautiful country. The tall peaks of the Swiss Alps provide a dramatic backdrop to the villages tucked away in the valley’s below. In the winter months, it is a world-famous skiing destination. The resorts are run with typical European efficiency and offer miles of superb ski runs. The après skiing activities are almost as legendary as the ski slopes, and each evening the bars and restaurants are hives of activity. In the summer months, mountain enthusiasts can spend their days exploring the many trails in the Four Valleys area. Mountain bikers too can enjoy the many challenging trails.

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