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Celebrate a vintage winter season in Valais.
Dear friends of Valais,
The days are getting longer, weather is milder and sun terraces of mountain restaurants are buzzing. But up on the slopes, snow still beckons. Make the most of it all: go on a ski tour, try a delicious Valais fondue, glide down glorious pistes and celebrate Easter on high. In Valais, we are experiencing a vintage winter season – and for its last few weeks, we will be celebrating it in style!
A Valais tradition reborn
Pure Valais | Leentje Walliser Garrels and Damian Walliser took on a challenge: to restore an enchanting historical house built in 1592, the Belwalder-Gitsch Hüs. Once renovation was complete, the old chalet needed furnishing. The wife-and-husband team of architects researched old Valais styles and construction methods to reinvent local tradition with a full range of sustainable furniture.
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Ski touring parks | Explore pristine white landscapes in blissful tranquillity and enjoy glorious descents in powder snow: Valais offers an incomparable setting for ski touring. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you are sure to enjoy the many beautiful marked trails of the various ski touring parks in Valais. Several ski areas also open one of their pistes to ski tourers one or more evenings a week: a magical experience by moonlight!
To the routes
Six ideas for the Easter weekend
Spring break | Still looking for the perfect spot to spend the Easter weekend? Try Valais: we have plenty of top tips for you. Easter egg hunts for all the family, top-class sports and music events, haute cuisine and Valais specialities, thermal spas and wellness, ski outings with friends, sunbathing on high-altitude restaurant terraces: in Valais, you’re spoilt for choice!
Our top tips
Taste of Valais | Do you prefer your cheese fondue classic-style or with a special touch? Surprise your friends with this special Valais version, tested and approved by the fondue association “Les Compagnons du Caquelon”. Start with a fondue mix of Valais cheeses and enhance with a little Valais dried meat IGP in the form of a crumble – and your guests will be thrilled. Bon appétit!
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Make the most of a superb season
Spring skiing | Bright sunshine and mild temperatures: spring is well on its way! But the winter season is far from over – the ski areas of Valais still promise endless fun and action on the snow. Choose from more than 40 ski areas and 2,000 km of runs with the help of our winter sports report, and head up to the heights for pure pleasure on and off the pistes.
To the snow report
Join our Easter egg hunt!
Fun competition | Try your luck in our virtual Easter egg hunt! Find the eggs hidden on our website for the chance to win one of two fabulous prizes: a day’s skiing for two people in the “Portes du Soleil” ski area accompanied by an instructor from the Ecole Suisse de Ski in Morgins, including lunch and après-ski with “apéritif dinatoire”, or a “Sion & Wine Tour” for two people. On your marks, get set, hunt!
Top Events
Snow sports | The Allalin Races are said to be the highest glacier races in the world. Skiers and snowboarders compete in various categories – including “Couples” and “Fancy dress”. 5–6 April 2019.
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Music festival | See top artists perform close up at this intimate and convivial festival, now in its 12th edition: a unique experience at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn. 9–13 April 2019.
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