Ski ya later: hitting the slopes in Veysonnaz

Travel editor, Amy Harris sheds light on the tranquil slopes of Veysonnaz and all it has to offer

Amy Harris
8th February 2020
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Switzerland is known for it’s ski resorts and hiking trials; with many people flocking to the hills typically for a skiing or snowboarding vacation. Veysonnaz is one of the top locations in Switzerland where the views will leave you in utter awe.

Veysonnaz, the mountain village located in the beautiful Alps, is renown for its skiing and scenic location. Having magnificent views over the Rhone Valley and being part of the "Four Valleys" skiing area. A rustic old village, beautiful wooden ski chalets scattered on the snow covered hills, a church full of history and the slopes offer ski lovers the perfect playground.

Other than being a popular ski resort Veysonnaz is also known for its hiking, with 300km of footpaths and tours in the high mountains. The trails take you on a beautiful tour of Veysonnaz's unspoilt nature; with the fauna, flora and grazed land all being protected.

Image Credit: @veysonnazswitzerland on Instagram

Veysonnaz is known for its quieter vibe, being more suited to families, but still offers a lot for every type of traveller. Compared to party central Verbier, Veysonnaz doesn't have as big of a nightlife, but has over a dozen bars to try out for a post-ski bev. Veysonnaz also offers a clubbing scene to those who want to enjoy a post-ski boogie. Although the nightlife isn’t quite like that of Verbier, Veysonnaz offers visitors fun-filled bars, shops and an excellent spa complex too.

For those who are looking to do more than just skiing, snowboarding and hiking Veysonnaz also offers it's visitors a "torchlight descent", tubing, an ice risk, treasure hunts, snowshoe walks, tobogganing and tubing. There is endless amounts of fun to have in the utopia that is Veysonnaz.

Image Credit: @veysonnazswitzerland on Instagram

The capital of the canton of Valais, is said to be at its best between May and October. As soon as that snow falls it becomes a winter sport fan's paradise.

Even though it is one of the quieter locations, Veysonnaz offers a tranquil escape from our already hectic lifestyles and allows us to relax in a snowy wonderland.

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