Valais, winter sports heaven.
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Enjoy winter sports on an epic scale!
Dear friends of Valais,
Can’t wait for the Christmas holidays? Get a foretaste of winter heaven now! In Valais, the possibilities are endless and snow is guaranteed. Take advantage of more than 40 ski areas and 2,000 km of pistes, along with the chance to discover a mouth-watering variety of Valais specialities. We wish you a fabulous winter and a magical festive season!
Heights of achievement
Ramon Zenhäusern | Last February, the towering skier from Visp in Valais won silver in slalom at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang. His sports psychologist, Frank Trötschkes, had predicted the result: “The race is on 22.2, you’re 2 metres tall, you’ll finish 2nd.” And he did. Today, Ramon Zenhäusern is tackling the new season with confidence – thanks to careful preparation on the Fee Glacier, high above Saas-Fee.
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Skisafari | Take advantage of the endless possibilities in Valais to explore a new ski area every day of your holiday. The new Ski Safari package contains five nights’ accommodation and four days’ skiing with a lift pass that gives you access to all Valais ski areas – including world-famous resorts. Enjoy snow sports on an epic scale!
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The national dish of Valais
Tradition | Where can you eat a good raclette? In Valais, of course, at one of the member restaurants of “Saveurs du Valais” (Flavours of Valais). The cheese used, Raclette du Valais AOP, is made with raw milk to a traditional recipe – as it has been for centuries. The people of Valais enjoy the melted cheese with boiled potatoes, cornichons, silverskin onions and a glass of white Fendant wine. Are we giving you an appetite?
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Photo competition | Show us your winter in Valais: post your best photos on Instagram using #MyWinterInValais to enter our fabulous competition. Prizes include a 5-night Ski Safari for two, a night at the Hotel Central in Crans-Montana for two, a basket of delicious Valais products from Vitamine Locale – plus the chance to have your photo published in next winter’s edition of VALAIS magazine.
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Pistes of perfection
Dream runs | Sensational views, fabulous snow, thrilling steeps, challenging moguls – Valais promises countless dream runs and many moments of pure snow sports pleasure. You can even ski up to 25 km in one go without having to take a single lift along the way. Take advantage of the cosy mountain cabins and restaurants along the way to enjoy some Valais delicacies.
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Personal guide
Interactive map | Like to get to know Valais better? You’ll find endless inspiration on our new interactive map, available at visitvalais.ch: the perfect guide. It features activities, events, accommodation, offers and tips, so you can easily discover your best options and organise your trip in just a few clicks. Choose the category that interests you and you’re all set to go!

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Top Events
Family fun | The resort of Morgins welcomes families who enjoy snow sports for fun races, open to skiers and snowboarders alike. On 13 January.
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Colourful custom | According to legend, the village of Belalp was once home to a witch: the inspiration for Switzerland’s most unusual popular race, held every year. On 19 January.
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Cool for kids | A superb chance for your children to discover the joys of snow sports or to improve their technique with the help of professionals. On 20 January at Bettmeralp and Verbier.
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High thrills | A spectacular contest in an original setting: Saas-Fee’s indoor multi-storey car park. Come and see the world’s top ice climbers in action, close up. On 25 and 26 January.
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