Great value, quiet ski resort with direct access to the huge 4 Valleys ski area of Verbier
Veysonnaz resort guide - a general overview
Veysonnaz is a small, family friendly resort only 15 minutes drive from the old valley town of Sion (worth a visit on a bad weather day by the way). The resort faces mostly North (so holds snow on the home slopes pretty well) across the wide and rather beautiful Rhone Valley. There are lift links to the huge 4 Vallees ski area incorporating Verbier but most skiers would make use of the fine intermediate slopes which are shared with Thyon and Les Collons. For those looking to access the high alpine glacial skiing of the Mont Fort and Mont Gele it makes sense to drive around to Siviez where there are faster lift links to the main expert ski area.
The main lift base resort of Veysonnaz is made up of largely modern but sympathetically designed buildings. There are enough shops and bars to keep most people happy (although the nightlife and apres ski scene is not to be compared with Verbier), a couple of nightclubs and a pretty good spa complex too. However, this is intrinsically a 'quiet' resort best for those looking for a suitable family resort or one that offers an escape from a hectic life back at home and enjoy the evening relaxing in one of the hotels or chalets in Veysonnaz.
1,300m - 3,330m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
Pros and Cons
- Large and varied ski area - over 400km of pistes available in the Four Valleys
- Very good terrain for all level of skier. Especially good for intermediates.
- After a fresh snow fall the pistes stay untracked for longer than in many resorts
- Very good value compared to glitzy Verbier
- Charming 'back-door' resort with genuine alpine feel
- Less nightlife than in some larger resorts
- Fewer British shops and/or haute-couture shops than in Verbier, or some other larger resorts
Verbier (Veysonnaz) Resort Restaurants
There are about half a dozen bars and four restaurants. This is basically a self catering accommodation resort and fine dining in the resort is not its strong point.
Verbier (Veysonnaz) Mountain Restaurants
There is a wide array of on-mountain dining from the relatively simple cafeteria style to those establishments sought after by hedge funders and oligarchs that cater for the full-on glitz, glamour and fine dining.
Verbier (Veysonnaz) Apres Ski
This is mostly centred around the Magrappe.
Verbier (Veysonnaz) Nightlife
There are a couple of low key nightclubs.