The ski resort of Champex is located in the Pays du Saint-Bernard region on the borders of Italy and France, a region renowned for its pass, its hospice and its Saint-Bernard dogs. This picturesque family resort offers you an authentic place in the heart of nature where the flora is covered with a white coat in winter. Lovers of winter sports will find their happiness at small Canada switzerland. Take a stroll through the huge forests, check out the lake alpine and return to the comfort of a warm traditional wooden chalet after a good day in the fresh air.
Description of the station
Champex comes from campellumwhich means small field. It is situated around a beautiful lake with crystal clear waters where the snow-capped mountains put on their reflections. Made up of three villages, this beautiful resort in the Valais begins by Orsières or Champex-Lac. Then, you will arrive at Champex d'en-Haut, where the departure of the chairlift of the Breya. The station ends with Champex below.
A winter resort family
Families enjoy staying in this resort to the warm welcome. In the winter, everyone will be able to find enough to fill his desires. Have fun on the ski or to learn to ski, Champex is a station magnificent view of the vast canadian north through a protected nature.
The sport for everyone
Downhill skiing or skiing, ice skating on the natural ice or artificial, walk with the Saint-Bernard, the winter sport activities are varied.
You can walk in snowshoes or ski-touring in idyllic places since the resort is perfectly located between Chamonix and Zermatt as the course indispensable to the High-Road.
Beginners or confirmed, put on your skis and run 15 kilometers of slopes in the middle of a preserved nature. The displacement will be total.
The off-piste is convenient without taking any risks. Ski outside the ski areas using itineraries where the panorama is breathtaking. It is obligatory to know the place perfectly, if this is not the case, ask a guide to accompany you.
The Pays du Saint-Bernard offers you amazing hiking trails. Ski touring is a common activity in Champex-Lac. Head to the Vallon D'arpette where several paths will lead you to the D'arpette window or the Col des Ecandies. Here too, do not hesitate to use a guide. Browse the cross country skiing area. A 12-kilometre trail offers three loops to go to the three villages of Champex. The view of the lake will amaze you.
You can also walk snowshoes on the three trails that are available to you. Travel the forest in the Val D'arpette or admire a spectacular panorama in the Combe Orny and on the slopes of the Catogne.
That's not all, enjoy a sumptuous setting by putting on your ice skates. An open-air skating rink and frozen lake allow you to skate freely while enjoying the little Canada's fairy-tale setting. Right next door, the Champex ice waterfall will give you a thrill by climbinging the 16-metre ice pyramid with a mountain guide.
Then fly over the land of the Saint Bernard in paragliding. The scenery Époustouflera you, whether in tandem or solo, forget your daily life by throwing yourself from the top of the Breya.
Ask a guide to follow you in heliskiing to descend the glacier of sort through impressive gradients.
There is also a ski slope that will amuse the young as well as the big ones.
After a day in the fresh air, Champex offers you a great choice of restaurants with specialties mountain. Dine on the terrace or in the corner of a fireplace with a raclette or a fondue. Enjoy this little corner of the mountain to enjoy all kinds of cheese and cuisine of switzerland that will not leave you indifferent. Chocolate, cookies, candies, plants, beer, meat of grisons, these delicacies will go back for sure in your suitcases!