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Champery Ski Resort and its chairlifts - Source: https://www.facebook.com/PortesduSoleilSuisse

Located just 90 minutes from Geneva, the ski resort of Champéry is a picture postcard of a typical Swiss village with its preserved architecture, culinary delights and direct access to the Portes du Soleil area.

The village of Champéry, located in the municipality that absorbs the same name, in the canton of Valais, which itself is a lovely attraction with its traditional chalets and tempting shops.

From the main street, the view of the 7 spectacular peaks of the Dents du Midi is breathtaking (these can rival the Matterhorn or the Eiger for their natural beauty). One of the major assets of Champéry is without doubt its easy access to the Portes du Soleil ski area.

Champéry ski resort

In less than 5 minutes, the 125-seat Champéry-Planachaux cable car and the Grand-Paradis chairlift take you to the largest linked international ski area in the world: 12 resorts across Switzerland and France, 650 km of pistes and an incredible network of lifts that make Champéry a great destination for ski lovers.

For cross-country skiing enthusiasts, Champéry offers the Grand Paradis ski run (a complete 10km circuit of classic and skating). Those who are not fans of snow sports can rest assured that Champéry will also appeal to them thanks to its wide range of “non-skiing” activities: snowshoeing, ice climbing, snowkiting, paragliding, Nordic walking, ice skating, swimming pool, curking, fitness…

For the little ones, Champéry offers its enchanted trail (discovery of the resort of Champéry via a treasure hunt with various enigmas).

Champery Ski Resort
Champery Ski Resort – Source: https://www.facebook.com/PortesduSoleilSuisse

In recent years, the culinary delights of the Alps have developed and intensified due to an influx of young and talented chefs, who have made Champéry a gastronomic gem.

The 90 restaurants on the slopes of the Portes du Soleil have delighted many guests and food critics.

For cross-country skiing lovers, Champéry offers the piste of Grand-Paradis (a 10km-route). If you aren’t a winter-sports addict, do not worry : Champéry also provides you with many after-skiing activities!

Champery Ski Resort and its chairlifts – Source: https://www.facebook.com/PortesduSoleilSuisse

Sustainable development of the Champéry ski resort

The municipality of Champéry is in charge of designating the key values that must be shared by all the employees of the municipality, specially the ones at the Champéry ski grounds. This ensures a coherence of know-how and behaviour within the Commune, its administration and its services.

Thus, guiding all employees in the accomplishment of the daily activities,

in order to consolidate the quality and efficiency of the services offered by the ski resort, the preservation of the environment,

while also respecting the standards of safety and health at their duties.

Champery Ski Resort and its surrounding nature – Source: https://www.facebook.com/PortesduSoleilSuisse

Unforgettable experiences in Champéry

Precision sports in Champéry Ski Resort

Curling is an activity of strategy, competition and entertainment as well as a precision sport similar to the pétanque, with cut and polished granite stones that must be placed as close as possible to a circular target drawn at the other end of the ice platform.

In October 2012, more than a century after curling first arrived in Champéry, the first European Curling Center (ECC) was opened.

Curling really took off with the European Youth Olympic Festival in 2005 and with the holding of the European Championships in 2010, 2014, 2015 (group C) as well as the World Mixed Curling Championships in 2017, Champéry is positioning itself on the international scene.

This is where all the magic happens on ice, the Champéry Palladium, where three lanes open eight months of the year and where, on request from the Champéry Curling Club, you can discover this sport through group initiations.

 

Man practicing curling on ice at the Champery Palladium – Source: https://www.regiondentsdumidi.ch/

Get your skates on on the Champéry ski resort !

The ice rinks available, invite you to enjoy the pleasures of sliding, both to take your first steps on the ice and to practice your pirouettes.

The Champéry Palladium ice rink is often reserved for figure skating, hockey or curling competitions. However, there are specific weekly times when it is open to the public

Moreover, in winter, a travelling outdoor rink is occasionally set up in the village centres of Troistorrents and Morgins.

Kids ice skating at the Champery Palladium / Source: https://www.regiondentsdumidi.ch/

Champéry mountain resort in summer

Paintball 

With different games for each theme scenario, an unforgettable and adrenaline-filled day is ensured at Champéry Paintball.

All the necessary equipment and experienced instructors will be at your service for this thrilling sport. It is not a practice for everybody, especially not for the younger ones, but it sure is a great way to get your adrenaline pumping.

You can complete the day with a barbecue, celebrate your birthday or your stag or hen party, extend the fun with outdoor activities or take part in a karting championship with your friends.

Paintball in Champery – Source: https://www.facebook.com/666820243503691

In summer, Champéry turns into a world-renowned MTB park

From the village of Champéry, dominated by the imposing peaks of the Dents-du-Midi, it is easy to understand what attracted the first mountaineers in the early 20th century.
You can also discover the wonders of the valley by following in the footsteps of these first explorers, as far as the Lac d’Antheme or the Barme refuge.
For the adrenaline junkies, get out your mountain bike and take the cable car to the Bike Park with its groomed trails.
The more adventurous can try the 2007 World Cup trail, whilst others can opt for the Grand Paradis route, which is part of the Portes du Soleil mountain bike circuit.

Mountain Biking in Champery – Source: regiondentdumidi.ch

Hotels in Champéry

Panorama A6 ***

Panorama A6 is 3 room flat 75 m2, with character, freshly renovated, mixing modern and mountain style with magnificent views on the nearby village and the Dents du Midi.

It is located very close to the Champéry Ski Resort and it can accommodate 7 people and it is composed of a bedroom with 3 beds and a bedroom with 2 beds with a bathroom as well as a mezzanine with 2 beds and a shower room.

Furthermore, it has a terrace you you can enjoy your warm coffee while you sit with splendid views.

There is a fireplace on the lodge, and there is free wifi at your disposal. No pets allowed.

Champery Ski Resort
Panorama A6 – Source: rentalp.com

Dents du Midi 71

Spacious 73m2 duplex apartment in the Dents du Midi Residence in Les Crosets, and at the footsteps of the Champéry Ski Resort.

There is a large living room with sofa, dining area, cable television, a balcony with magnificent views of the slopes and 2 single beds

It also has at your disposal, a fully equipped open kitchen 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and a bathroom with bathtub.

In addition there is a covered parking space if you do decide to come with your private vehicle.

Champery Ski Resort
Dents du Midi 71- Source: regiondentsdumidi.com

Chalet l’Eglatine 6 ****

Chalet l’Eglatine is a 4-star complex that can be home to 8 people at a time:

IThis accomodation has 2 living rooms, 1 with fireplace, television, open kitchen, a fondue set, a raclette oven, a glazed dining room and 1 bathroom.

There are also a few balconies in place for the enjoyment of its guests and free wifi is accessible all throughout the building.

3 outdoor parking spaces are there at your disposal.

The chalet, is centrally located, just a 2 minute walk away from the cable car departure and the shops. The location offers magnificent views of the Dents-du-Midi.

Champery Ski Resort
Chalet l’Eglatine – Source: montagne-vacances.com

Skiing in Champéry : the resort’s main strengths

✅ It is part of the largest linked international ski area in the world.

✅ Located just 90 minutes away from Geneva by car.

✅ Home to the first European Curling Center.

✅ A total of 296 ski slopes throughout over 650km of terrain.