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Resort guide to Veysonnaz - Switzerland

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.

Resort stats

362km

1,300m - 3,330m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dining
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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.

Verbier (Veysonnaz) Resort Map

Key
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  • Cable car 262438c5626f68940e156df868b18890cdda3d131cdffa026f19e15448a2f3ea Cable Car
  • Gondola 08fc130c360bf663b5723567aab3384edc88bcec2e297e955865a20bc8050cb2 Gondola
  • Chair lift 207bbb7ef0c7c3f5458d8e1b5bb1a59b179909dbc96c70cbc66d08927a59c61f Chair lift
  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
  • Map marker 453dea188bab96b378528958d3eb238715efc6522f6222fc7af2c570aa899787 Property
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