Only a handful of places in Switzerland can rival Valais in terms of snowboarding conditions. However, you will still be able to locate the perfect downhill trail, for all abilities, neatly tucked away from the masses, that guarantees snow throughout the season. Therefore, if you keen on hitting the slopes during the winter, try any of the resorts we listed below for a truly memorable experience that you’ll never forget.
This resort might lack in stature, but it makes up for it in style. Although it’s modest when it comes to size, it still impresses with phenomenal slopes apart from the glorious alpine scenery that will blow your mind. The resort is located at 1,600m along with ski lifts that will allow you to go up an additional 600m. Half the runs at the resort are black, while the other half is mixed between red and blue fields.
The tiny village known as Rosenwald is situated in the east of Valais. Perfectly tucked away in a consistently sunny destination overlooking the Phone Valley, the resort impresses with slopes that are varied enough for all abilities. Even though the resort is ideal for family snowboarding vacations, it does offer a range of black runs that will test even the most skilled snowboarder. You will find four ski lifts at the resort that can take you up to 2,600m.
Located between 2,000m and 3,000m is Arolla impressing with jaw-dropping conditions throughout the season due to its unique location which is situated in one of the most remarkable valleys in the Alps. Its height is also a contributing factor in ensuring the season is long, and due to good snow throughout the season, it’s quite pleasing and surprising how quiet the slopes are year-round. There’s a total of 6 lifts at the resort, and most of the downhill trails are red runs.
St-Luc & Chandolin
The region of Val d’Anniviers consists of 5 different resorts. St-Luc & Chandolin are only 2 of the five resorts and impresses with 60km worth of downhill trails along with a snow park that is situated at an altitude of between 1,650m and 3,000m. These two resorts combined provide the sunniest and biggest snowboarding destination in the region. The south-facing slopes are usually quiet with only a handful of freestyle options. However, there are tons available in terms of off-piste. It’s ideal if you are looking for a quiet resort.
If you are searching for guaranteed snow up until mid-spring, along with glorious scenery of the Alps’ highest peaks, you cannot go wrong with Visperterminen. This region comes equipped with 20km of fantastic ski slopes that can reach up to 2,300m, accessible by a chairlift, two T-bar lifts, and two rope tows. You will be pleased to know that there are two hotels and a total of 10 instructors available at the ski-school on-site, offering snowboarding lessons for most of the week. You can even take advantage of the highest vineyards in Europe.