Altitude 2'000 m - 3'000 m
Arolla is a village in the valais, located at the end of the Val d'hérens, at 2000 m altitude. Ski resort friendly, with a natural setting that makes it the paradise for nature lovers, it is located only an hour's drive from the airport of Sion. An excellent park and hotel infrastructure quality finish to make this small resort in switzerland a popular place for families and winter sports enthusiasts!
The ski area of Arolla floor between 2000 and 2980 m above sea level; it consists of five blue slopes (20 km), five red slopes (18 km) and a black slope (9 km). The cross-country skiing fans will be satisfied, since the resort offers nothing less than 18 km of trails through stunning scenery. The Swiss Ski School offers private and group lessons for all levels, of the flights flown by helicopter to the Pigne d'arolla followed by a downhill ski (must be accompanied by a mountain guide), sessions, off-piste skiing (with a guide) and snowshoeing in the discovery of the fauna and flora of the region. She also organizes some events : descents with torches, ski races... Do not hesitate to contact their office to inform you! Two way-marked snowshoeing paths are proposed : the way to Arolla Village – Tsijiore New, long of 7 km, and the path to The Gouille – Blue Lake, over the short (3 km) but a little more difficult. A path of walking trails connecting Arolla and la Gouille, a distance of 10 km, you will discover majestic snow-covered landscapes. A luge track was built near the Hotel-Restaurant de la Tza. Every Monday between 16:00 and 18:00, animation stand, with hot drinks available. In winter, the trail is illuminated until 23:00!
You love the sensations a little bit extreme? You will be able to offer you a tandem flight in paragliding (and the same goes for the patent if you want to become a pro!), or even introduce you to ice climbing! A half-day rate includes the rental of the equipment, the accompaniment by a mountain guide, the mulled wine to recover from your emotions and half-board with choice of menu at the hotel's restaurant to regain the calories lost during exercise! Finally, if the heart you in said, the rink of Haudères, on the road between Haudères and Arolla, waiting for you for a few laps on the ice!
You will find five hotels very comfortable to Arolla; some have a restaurant where you can savour the delicious local specialities in an idyllic setting. The village also has a beautiful offers of chalets and apartments to rent. If you're in a group and if you're not too looking on the comfort, you can opt for a refuge or mountain hut. Some, such as the Bertol hut or one of the Thumbnails, are perched at more than 3000 m of altitude!