The canton of Valais
The canton valais is among the 26 cantons of the swiss Confederation. Located in the south of Switzerland, this canton is located in the high part of the Rhone valley. It crosses the glacier of the Rhone runs through the lake Geneva. Crossing the Alps, the canton is at a crossroads multiple, since it shares a border with the Haute-Savoie to the French, and with the Piedmont and Aosta valley, Italian on the other hand.
The canton is divided into three distinct zones: the lower Valais, the Central Valais, and the upper Valais.
The typical features of the Valais
The canton is known as a high mountain region. It is home to no less than 46 mountain peaks, each of which is over 4000 metres high. These peaks have their source in the Alps, including the Valais Alps. The Rhone Valley runs through this special Swiss canton, which is also home to the largest and longest glacier in Europe, the Aletsch glacier, listed as "world heritage" by the UNESCO. In total, the township contains 680 glaciers identified.
It is therefore not surprising if the Valais canton features a predilection for winter sports through its many ski areas.
Activities to practice in the canton of Valais
The township features some of the most beautiful ski areas in Europe. Offering ski-to-loss of sight, the township is the prime location for skiing. The ski resorts of the canton offer many activities and winter sports such as alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, walks with snowshoes etc
Valais ski resorts offer relatively easy slopes for lovers in learning stage. The skiers are not forgotten, more full-bodied runs and routes are available in numbers. The larger stations have ski resorts offering more than 600 km of pistes.
Ski resorts valais
The canton of Valais has ski areas in the Lower Valais, in the canton of Valais Central, as well as in the Upper Valais. About 50 ski resorts in the valais are identified. With the diversity of the offer and the characteristics of each, you are sure to find the ski resort in the valais ideal.
The Lower Valais is home to some very famous ski resorts among its ski areas. The most prominent of these winter destinations are the resorts of Portes du Soleil and on the other hand, those of the 4 Valleys. The ski resorts of the Portes du Soleil offer a ski area connected with France from more than 650 kilometers. As to the resorts of the 4 Valleys, you can enjoy a skiing area of more than 400 kilometers. These two ski areas offer the advantage of being connected ski to the feet between the valleys, which allows to reach easily and comfortably another ski resort in the same area.
Apart from Crans-Montana the Central part of the township houses for its ski resorts, more modest, but, on the other hand, more warm. In fact, you will find some villages more typical. The atmosphere is therefore very friendly. These stations are, in particular, those of the Val d'hérens, Val d'anniviers, or even a part of the 4 Valleys...
The upper part of the canton of Valais is home to some of the highest ski areas in terms of altitude. Many of the ski resorts in this region are above 3,000 metres. Several ski resorts such as Bettmeralp, Riederalp, Fiescheralp, Zermattor Saas-Fee for the best known, offer a quality ski area.