Manageable but diverse winter sports
The ski area of Ovronnaz is rather small, but still has a very wide range of winter sports. Fans of alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski touring, snowboarding and freestyle will find suitable equipment to pursue their favorite sport in Ovronnaz. Cross-country skiers in Ovronnaz have access to a cross-country network of 22 km with 3 different circular routes, which are prepared for classic and skating style.
Located in the heart of the forest of Tourbillon, on the plateau which connects Ovronnaz and Mayens-de-Chamoson, the cross-country routes lead over forest routes, clearings and pastures. At the beginning of the piste in Tourbillon, cross-country skiers can find out about cross-country skiing. The nordic ski center also has a drinks kiosk and toilets.
For those who want to learn cross-country skiing or improve their technique, Ovronnaz Nordic Ski Center offers special course offers every Saturday in January and February. Cross-country skiing is also possible once a week on the ring route near the Nordic Ski Center. Children and adolescents under the age of 16 can ski for free on the entire route network.
Ovronnaz also has a snowpark, a ski school and a toboggan run. All in a beautiful alpine landscape surrounded by high peaks. Located on a promontory with magnificent views over the Alps, the Snowpark of Ovronnaz offers snowboard and freestyle skiers various installations with different modules for all levels.
Panoramic hikes in the Rhone Valley and the Vaud Alps
Ovronnaz is located in beautiful nature, much to the delight of winter hiking enthusiasts. More than 20 km of marked and secured paths are available as hiking routes. Whether on foot or snowshoes, these routes invite you to explore the fabulous Mouverans Massif and the Rhône Valley. In addition to picturesque alpine meadows and larch forests, the rise to the Loutze mountain hut (1721 m) offers a magnificent view of the Rhone Valley.
Snowshoe hikers will find about 20 km of well-marked routes in Ovronnaz. A particularly beautiful snowshoe route leads up a relatively steep climb from Ovronnaz towards Jorasse, via the middle station of Ordonne. This route, which can be mastered in about 1h45, leads over a height difference of 540 m through idyllic landscape to the panorama restaurant Jorasse. The sunny terrace or the charming interior of the mountain restaurant invite you to linger and feast. Here you get a taste of the many culinary specialties of the Valais.
The International Ski School (ISS) offers special excursions once a week: "snowshoe, fondue & sledge" and "snowshoe & Valais afternoon snack", with tasting Valais specialties. The hikers can reach the valley with the lifts. Due to its versatile winter sports offer and the spa and wellness facilities as a spa area, Ovronnaz does not have to hide behind the large ski areas.