Swiss skiing in ChampoussinWinter Sports in Champoussin

Ski and snowboard 650 km of piste in Champoussin between 1000-2360m


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hampoussin is a good base to explore the Portes du Soleil, with a reasonable amount going on off the slopes, a pretty setting beneath Les Dents du Midi and high enough for the slopes to the village to be open throughout the season. It is probably the best of the resorts in the area for beginners, but it does take a number of lifts to get back to the Les Crosets, Châtel or Avoriaz sections so allow good time to get back if you are not based in Champoussin or Morgins.

Ski and Snowboard Champoussin

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Best of the Slopes

Le Pas de Chavanette - aka "Le Mur Suisse" (The Swiss Wall) is tough, often with huge moguls and 55 degree inclines. Stick to the sides if you want to avoid the steepest parts, but the beginning of the run is unavoidably scary. In less than a kilometre you drop over 400m. There is also a 7k run down to Grand-Paradis.

Where to Eat and Party

A great pit stop on the slopes is Chez Gaby.

Getting There

By Road

Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.

  • The road distance from Zurich is around 247 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 45 mins.
  • The road distance from Basel is around 220 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 27 mins.
  • The road distance from Berne is around 126 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 31 mins.
  • The road distance from Geneva is around 131 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 38 mins.
  • The road distance from Lausanne is around 66 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 0 mins.
  • The road distance from Fribourg is around 95 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 15 mins.

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By Plane

The nearest major airport to Champoussin is Geneva although other airports may also be convenient.

There are some scheduled international flights to Sion, the cantonal capital of Valais.

Nearby Resorts

Other resorts in the ski area include Champéry, Les Crosets, Morgins,Torgon and Val-d'Illiez.

Weather Outlook

Latest Resort Report

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Piste Map for Champoussin

Ski and Snowboard on the pistes at Champoussin


Ski and Snowboard Valais

Champoussin is located in Valais

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