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Champéry - A ski holiday in the Swiss idyll Champéry (1050 m)

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The traditional skiing village of Champéry is one of Switzerland’s oldest holiday resorts. As early as 1857, the village’s first hotel opened its doors to the public, laying the foundations for what was to become a popular winter destination. There are two sides to Champéry’s story. On the one hand, the resort has moved with the times, developing into a modern ski centre. But on the other, its 150 years of history have left their mark, affording the village a unique charm. Its location, on a valley floor at an altitude of 1050m, nestled between the two peaks “Dents du Midi” and “Dents Blanches”, makes for a view worthy of any postcard.

The centre of the resort is also akin to something out of a picture book. Well-preserved traditional chalets, some of which date all the way back to the very beginnings of the village, complete with locally carved balconies and typical regional roof shapes, give the village a truly authentic appearance. A great advantage of the resort’s location is the easy access to the “Portes du Soleil” ski area, which straddles the border between Switzerland and France, and is one of the largest ski areas in Europe.

Ski resort Champéry Detailed information:

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Floodlight slope
  • Halfpipe
  • Snowpark
  • Ski school
  • Ski kindergarten
  • Day nursery
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Ice rink
  • Disco
  • Bar
  • Sport shop
  • Toboggan run
  • Supermarket
  • Bank
  • Cashpoint
  • Wellness

Further information

Boundless fun in the snow

With the help of the “Champéry-Planachaux” cable car, or the modern 6-seater “Grand-Paradis” chairlift, it takes just 5 minutes to ascend to an altitude of 2000m, and arrive in the “Portes du Soleil” ski area. From there a selection of almost 300 runs, connected by almost 200 lifts, provide limitless enjoyment on both French and Swiss soil.

Alongside highlights such as the legendary “Chavanette” run (more commonly known as the “Swiss Wall”), Portes du Soleil also has a total of 10 snow parks and almost 250km of cross-country runs to offer.

Tradition meets Haute Cuisine

Champéry is also the perfect location those holidaymakers looking for an unforgettable experience, not only on the ski runs, but away from them as well. Aside from the welcoming centre of the ski resort, Champéry also has a wide range of other activities on offer for its guests. The centrally located “Palladium” (the national ice centre) provides clay tennis courts, an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, an ice rink, a curling hall, an indoor climbing wall and a fitness centre.

The selection of outdoor activities is equally extensive. Visitors have, amongst other things, snowshoe walking, a visit to a local cheese dairy, a trip to the medieval castles of Aigle and Cillon, or a visit to one of Switzerland’s last traditional bell foundries to choose from. Holidaymakers also have the “wellness” facilities in the thermal spa at Val d’Illiez within easy reach, just 5 minutes away by road.

Last but not least, Champéry’s culinary delights are certainly not to be sniffed at. Thanks to a team of talented up-and-coming chefs, the resort’s restaurants have made somewhat of a name for themselves when it comes to gourmet cuisine, and invite their guests to indulge in various regional specialities, as well as some more unusual dishes. Visitors can bring their day to a close by soaking up some après-ski atmosphere at any of the various pubs and clubs.

Ski passes Portes du Soleil

For every ski pass purchased through us, you will receive the below mentioned discount.

Portes du Soleil
05-15
Discount
208,50 €
-10,00 € -
16-19
Discount
250,50 €
-10,00 € -
20-24*
Discount
250,50 €
-10,00 € -
20-64
Discount
277,50 €
-10,00 €
65-74
Discount
250,50 €
-10,00 € -
Age Portes du Soleil Discount
05-15 208,50 € -10,00 €
16-19 250,50 € -10,00 €
20-24* 250,50 € -10,00 €
20-64 277,50 € -10,00 €
65-74 250,50 € -10,00 €
  • Official ski pass prices in EUR (including 4 CHF / ~3,50-euro fee for the chip-card)
  • Ski passes are paid for at the same time as the rest of your booking (no deposit required!).
  • Ski passes with different duration are available on request.
  • Ski passes can be modified or cancelled up until 7 days before the start of your holiday.
  • The "20-24*-year-old" ski pass is only valid for students with a valid student ID card.
  • Ski passes for those 4 years old and younger free of charge (only available on site, ID required).
  • Ski passes for those 75 years and older at a discount (only available on site, ID required).
  • Discounted family ski passes are available on site (ID required).
  • For the weeks 30.03.-14.04.2019 we offer you for every ski pass "Portes du Soleil" (20-64 years old) valid for 6 days one free ski pass (05-11 years old) for the same period. The number of children has to be specified when booking the ski passes.
  • The ski pass insurance in case of illness or injury is not included in the price. Some skipass insurance policies cover even if the ski area closes due to the bad weather (at least 50% over a longer period). Further information, prices and conditions are available at all ticket offices of the lift companies or on the internet at www.skicare.ch. Claims for reimbursement otherwise cannot be guaranteed.
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Champéry 41 Accommodations

  • free
  • special offer
  • on request
  • occupied
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