Les 4 Vallèes Ski Resort

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4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland
4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland

Les 4 Vallèes Ski Resort

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Interlinked Ski Resort

Verbier

    4 Vallees Ski Trail Map
  • 4 Vallèes Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    821m - 3,330m (2,509m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    7-10m
  • Lifts (74)
    17 Gondolas / cable cars
    18 Chairs (incl. 1 x chondola)
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Late November to late April
    8:40am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 410km (4 Vallees)
    Longest run - 8km+
    Advanced - 28%
    Intermediate - 50%
    Beginner - 22%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 20/21
    4 Vallées
    Adult - CHF74 to 78
    Child - CHF37 to 39
    Child u/7yr - Free

    Verbier (incl. La Tzoumaz & Bruson)
    Adult - CHF72 to 76
    Child - CHF36 to 38
    Child u/7yr - Free

    La Tzoumaz & Savoleyres only
    Adult - CHF64 to 67
    Child - CHF32 to 34
    Child u/7yr - Free

    Bruson only
    Adult - CHF50 to 52
    Child - CHF25 to 26

    Printze (Thyon, Nendaz, Veysonnaz)
    Adult - CHF62 to 65
    Child - CHF31 to 33
    Child u/7yr - Free
    4 Vallees Lift Pass Area Validity Map
  • 4 Vallees Lift Pass Area Validity Map
    Verbier Ski Trail Map
  • Verbier Ski Trail Map
    Printze Ski Trail Map
  • Printze Ski Trail Map

4 Vallees Ski Resort Switzerland

The 4 Vallèes is a Swiss mega ski resort combining Verbier, Bruson, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon/Les Collons with the Mont Fort cable cars to create a world class freeride haven. The largest fully interlinked ski area in Switzerland, the 4 Vallees is a resort of epic proportions, funnily enough spanning four valleys! If 410km of ski trails, limitless off-piste and over 2,500m of skiable vertical aren’t enough to satiate the hardest of hardcore skiers & snowboarders, we don’t know what would!

Pros & Cons for Verbier Ski Resort

Pros

  • Vast interlinked ski area - the largest in Switzerland.
  • Mammoth skiable vertical.
  • Sensational (world-class) lift served off-piste freeride terrain.
  • Diverse range & number of on-piste trails for all abilities.
  • Mammoth skiable vertical.
  • Reliable snowfall in a high-elevation ski resort.
  • Numerous ski-in ski-out accommodation options.
  • Some of Switzerland’s best après ski & nightlife in Verbier.
  • Backcountry ski options easily accessed.
  • Whilst some sectors can be incredibly busy, the resort is big enough to still have super-quiet zones.
  • Easy to get to via train (or train/bus) from Geneva airport and Brig.

Cons

  • Busy on a powder day and weekends.
  • Easy access off-piste areas can get tracked out quickly in some sectors.
  • Cable cars in the upper resort around Mont Fort can have long wait times & be heinously packed with people!
  • On-mountain accommodation expensive.
  • While the après can be great, the prices, particularly in Verbier, can be extortionary.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • ’Bucket List’ ski & snowboard location.
  • Multiple access points, villages & ski areas.
  • May be best explored with a guide/instructor (at least initially) to get the most out of the ski area.
  • Accommodation can be difficult to get in high season, particularly in the Verbier sector.
  • Heliskiing available on the nearby peaks & glaciers.
  • In Switzerland, so while everything is perfect, it comes with a price tag!

Skiing & Snowboarding, Lifts & Terrain

The skiing & snowboarding terrain in the 4-Vallees is renowned for being big, steep & gnarly. Nothing epitomises it better than the Freeride World Tour ‘course’ on the intimidating Bec des Rosses. Several sectors have very few groomed piste trails (i.e. the upper alpine zone around Mont Fort & Mont Gele), but just marked off-piste routes that can become quite challenging during extended periods of low snowfall (i.e. read super-bumped!). With that said though, the 410km of groomed trails spanning the resort offer everything for everyone.

Whilst the total lifted vertical in the resort is over 2,500m, in reality the longest skiable verticals are between 1,600 & 1,800m in descent. Off-piste explorers can extend this in good conditions.

More information about this European ski resort is coming soon (well ....... eventually if not soon!). In the meantime, check out the 4 Vallèes ski trail map.

Ski Lifts

There are around 77 ski lifts within the 4 Vallees ski area. As a gross generalisation, the better quality lifts are in the Verbier sector. Over half the lifts are surface tows, with the majority of them in the northern ski sectors away from Verbier. The upper alpine cable cars linking Siviez & Verbier into the Mont Fort freeride zones are amongst the busiest in the resort. Anyone day-tripping to the northern slopes might consider starting the day at the relatively quiet Mayens de l'Ours gondola, between Veysonnaz & Les Collons

Lift Passes

Lift pass options in the 4 Vallees are numerous. Put simply a 4 Vallees ski pass allows access to the entire interlinked resort including Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, La Tzoumaz, Savoleyres, Thyon and Bruson.

Local lift passes can be purchased for a cheaper price for sectors at Bruson, La Tzoumaz/Savoleyres and Verbier (note the Verbier lift pass includes Bruson and La Tzoumaz/Savoleyres!). The combination of Nendaz, Thyon & Veysonnaz are covered by the Printze lift pass. IMPORTANT TO KNOW is that the Verbier and Printze lift passes do NOT include the top three cable cars including Mont Fort. The 4 Vallees lift pass is the only one that includes ALL lifts.

See the 4 Vallées ski lift pass validity area map.

The Mont Blanc Unlimited pass (centred on Chamonix & Courmayeur) gives extremely limited, strictly conditional access to Verbier. It is of no value to anyone looking to ski Verbier & the 4 Vallees and is of dubious value elsewhere. Before committing, read the detail of the pass carefully.

Where is 4 Vallees Switzerland?

The 4 Vallèes is in the French-speaking, western half of canton Valais, south-west Switzerland. The resort spans over 22km of mountains south of the Rhône River and can be approached from several directions. The resort’s main villages of Verbier Nendaz, despite being on opposite sides of the mountains are around 170km east of Geneva (2hr drive), Verbier is only a 1-hour drive from both Chamonix and Aosta.

The nearest & best international airport is Geneva (GVA) which has easy transfers to Verbier via taxi, shuttle bus or train. Naturally, the small airport at Sion (SIR) airport is close to Verbier and is an option for travelers from London, Zurich and those with their own private plane!

The Swiss railway system & bus network provides a perfect mode of travel to the villages of the 4-Vallees. For the southern villages, including Verbier, Bruson, Le Châble, train journeys require a change at Martigny. Trains from Geneva airport takes less than 2hr (on IR90 service, direction Brig) to get to Martigny. From Martigny, the St Bernard Express runs every 30min to Le Châble (travel time 27min), where a gondola, bus or taxis will whisk you up to your accommodation.

Rail & bus services to the northern 4 Vallees villages of Nendaz, Siviez, Veysonnaz, Thyon 2000 or Les Collons are via Sion. Trains from Geneva airport take a little over 2hr (on IR90 service, direction Brig) to get to Sion, where buses or private transfers can finish the journey up to Nendaz/Siviez (bus route 362 to Nendaz, then shuttle bus 6 to Siviez), Veysonnaz (bus route 363), & Thyon 2100/Les Collons (bus route 371 direct, or a combination of bus route 372/374 via Mâche).

For anyone staying in La Tzoumaz village, the public transport journey is fascinating. The closest train station is Riddes, requiring a regional train change at either Sion or Martigny. Trains from Geneva airport the rail journey to Riddes is at best, 2¼hr. From Riddes station (Gare de Riddes) a short walk to the south gets one to the public cable car up to the mountain village of Isérables, from where the route 392 PostBus runs to La Tzoumaz 5 to 7 times per day.

Search & book train tickets to Le Chable & Verbier.

4 Vallees Accommodation

For a resort so vast, it is no surprise that the 4 Vallees has an incredible range of places to stay overnight. Whilst resting one's head in flashy Verbier is rightfully on many people’s bucket list, it is expensive & often super-busy. Ample alternatives exist. Little known Siviez has the resort's best overall location to quickly access the goods on a powder day. Valley villages like Le Chable have affordable options & atmosphere, whilst the alpine villages of Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon 2100, Les Collons & La Tzoumaz have a range of the new, the traditional, & a few eyesores from the 70s & 80s! Each offers something a little different. If all else fails, the gateway city of Sion down in the Rhone River valley will accommodate you. Buses will get you up the hill.

Search & book all 4 Vallees ski accommodation.

For detailed information on the best places to stay, see our 4 Vallees Accommodation Info page.

Ski Rentals, Lessons & Guiding

Ski rentals are available throughout 4 Vallees via our local partners in the villages of La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Thyon-les-Collons, Verbier & Veysonnaz. Receive a discount when you search & book via our 4 Vallees Ski & Snowboard Equipment Rentals page.

Some off-piste ski lessons & guiding can make all the difference to a stay at 4 Vallees - particularly off the iconic Mont Fort & Mont Gelé. For more information & booking, see our 4 Vallees Ski Lessons & Guiding page.

Review

The Powderhounds visited parts of the ski area in 2018 & will review the entire 4 Vallees next season. Even without skiing 4 Vallees in its entirety, the size & scale of the place demand any true powder hound put it on your 'bucket list'. Click on the review link in the left column (or top of the page if on a mobile) to read all the reviews.

See how 4 Vallees compares to the rest of the European ski resorts on the Europe ski resort ratings page.

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Tours in or near 4 Vallees

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Powder Hunt - Elite Freeride Skiing
GUIDED OFF-PISTE FREERIDE POWDER HUNT
3 Days | 2 Nights | 3 Ski Days
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Join in the hunt for the best off-piste freeride powder skiing in the moment over three action packed days on a long weekend. Location options include La Grave, Sestriere, Zermatt, Chamonix, Monterosa, Verbier, 3 Vallees & others. Join a fixed date tour or create a custom tour to suit your best dates & group size.....
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USD 887
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