SKI AND SNOWBOARD
Champéry is a key destination for skiing and snowboarding lovers. This Swiss village has the privilege to have easy access to one of the world’s biggest ski domains.
In less than five minutes, the Champéry-Planachaux cableway and the Grand Paradis ski lift, will transport you to this fabulous snow paradise in the heart of the Swiss Alps. By only acquiring one ski pass you’ll have access to 650 km of ski circuits. You can Ski from valley to valley, across different stations or form Switzerland to France by only using one ski pass.
*12 Swiss and French Ski stations
*283 Ski circuits
*197 ski lifts
*650km of ski circuits
*90 Restaurants throughout the whole ski domain
If the weather conditions are favorable, you can try the night skiing by using your sky pass without any additional cost. Every Wednesday until 21h30 and Saturday until 19h00 at the Champéry-Les Crosets ski circuit. For this activity three ski lifts will remain open
Planachaux Ski lift
Les Crosets Ski lift
For more information regarding timetables, ski conditions and rates please see:
Gran-Paradis cross-country circuit offers a 7 km circuit in classic skating style .
Cross-country ski pass is compulsory for those who participate in this circuit. You may purchase it at Champéry’s Tourism office or at Grand-Paradis ski lift.
Every night there is a 4 km lit circuit until 21h30m.
A small sledge circuit of 200m, independent from the ski circuits, is located at Grand-Paradis, near the ski lift. You can rent the luges at the sport shops.
Palladium is Champéry’s sports centre, and the European Curling Centre, where you will find numerous sports facilities:
*25m Interior Swimming Pool
*Interior Ice Skating rink
*260m2 interior climbing wall
For more information please visit:
Four kilometers from Hotel des Alpes you’ll find the Thermal Baths Park of Val d’Illiez. Its waters are rich in magnesium, sulfide and calcium. Recommended for the cure of skin problems, rheumatism and cardio diseases. The installations also offers Jacuzzis, sauna, hamman, swimming pools and relax zones.
For more information:
Located at the villaje center, they are at your disposal to fulfill any of your needs, independently of your age or ski level:
Ecole Suisse de Ski et Snowboard ESS
Tel. & fax +41 809 24 479 16 15
Cell phone +41 (0)79 212 26 42
Tel. +41 24 479 10 00
Tel. + 41 (0)79 814 15 75
Hiring Ski Material
Holiday Sports : www.holidaysportchampery.ch
Berra Sports – SkiSet : www.berrasports.ch
Borgeat Sports : www.borgeatsports.com
Gonnet Sports: firstname.lastname@example.org
Snow raquets are ideal for those of you who prefer to discover wild zones around the mountains. You can also find special paths throughout the domain designed for snow raquets. For more information, please visit:
Guides are also at your diposal:
www.champery.ch or contact Champéry’s Tourism Bureau.
During the winter season only ponies are at your kid’s disposal. In summer ponies and horses are available for individual or group field trips.
Contact Telephone: +41 (0)79 429 60 20
Discover how a traditional Swiss farm works. Now you can become a farmer for one day and experience all the tasks he does every day. You’ll be able to milk a cow or, if you are lucky, you can assist in the birth of a calf. You can also taste the different products the farm offers. This activity is available throughout all the year except on Sundays. For more information please contact Champéry’s Tourism Bureau: +41 (0) 24 479 05 50
COW’S BELL FOUNDRY
In Champéry you can still find one of the remaining craft bell foundry in Switzerland. Mr. Jean-Denis Perrin and his son Hugues perpetuate the tradition that has been alive for nine generations. At their workshop you’ll find all kinds of molds where they melt a secret metal composition. For visits please contact +41 (0) 24 479 12 04
Alongside with a professional pilot you’ll be able to experience the unforgettable sensation of overflying Champéry in summer or winter.
For more information, please contact Champéry’s Tourism Bureau or www.champery.ch
Discoveries in the region:
Some suggestions for museums, cultural and sporting activities in the region.
We would be happy to advise you according to your preferences.
Fondation Gianadda à Martigny http://www.gianadda.ch
Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne http://www.fondation-hermitage.ch:
Château de Chillon, Montreux : http://www.chillon.ch
Maison Cailler, Chocolaterie suisse, Broc : http://www.cailler.ch/
Musée suisse du jeu, Montreux : http://www.museedujeu.ch
Musée de l’Alimentation, Vevey : http://www.alimentarium.ch
Swiss vapeur Parc, Le Bouveret : http://www.swissvapeur.ch
Mines de Sel, Bex :http:// www.mines.ch
Aquaparc, le Bouveret : http://www.aquaparc.ch
Musée et chiens du St-Bernard : http://www.museestbernard.ch
Les Gorges du Durnand, Les Valettes :http://www.gorgesdudurnand.ch
A la découverte du Lac Léman : http://www.cgn.ch