Swiss skiing in Les MarécottesWinter Sports in Les Marécottes

Ski and snowboard 25 km of piste in Les Marécottes between 1100-2200m


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group of unlinked ski resorts make up the Pays du St-Bernard ski region, with Les Marécottes being perhaps the easiest to reach as it lies on the so called Mont Blanc Express, a narrow gauge cog railway that runs between Martigny and Chamonix and on to St Gervais. The section Les Marrècottes lies on is known as the Martigny–Châtelard Railway.

Ski and Snowboard Les Marécottes

Lying in the Trient valley, the resort has some decent runs for all abilities, a lot of good lift-served off-piste , a reasonable lift system and stunning views. The red runs to skiers right of the chairlift are unprepared, whilst a section of off-piste lies between the chairlift and the main pistes. The resort markets itself as having 100% natural snow, i.e. they don't have any snow cannon, but it does have a good snow record and cannon would be of relatively limited benefit.

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Where to Eat and Party

The restaurant at La Creusaz is the culinary and social heart of the resort. It specialises in sizzling steaks - choose beef, horse or kangaroo! There is also a small café at the top of the Le Velard chairlift with stunning views.

Getting There

By Public Transport

The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Les Marécottes. The gondola station is about fifteen minutes walk from the lifts, but a fortunately a courtesy bus co-ordinates with train arrivals and departures to obviate the need to walk. The walk back to the station is easier, as it is downhill.

  • From Zurich the least travel time is 3 hrs 32 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Lausanne / Martigny.
  • From Basel the least travel time is 3 hrs 33 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Lausanne / Martigny.
  • From Lausanne the least travel time is 1 hrs 24 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Martigny.

By Road

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

  • The road distance from Zurich is around 259 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 45 mins.
  • The road distance from Basel is around 232 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 24 mins.
  • The road distance from Geneva is around 143 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 35 mins.
  • The road distance from Lausanne is around 80 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr.
  • The road distance from Fribourg is around 108 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 15 mins.

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By Plane

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

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

Weather Outlook

Latest Resort Report

Report dated December 16 2017 07:45
Weather -6 degrees
Depth of snow 160 cm 50 cm in resort
Day ticket CHF: 43.-/22.-
Depth of snow 160 cm 50 cm in resort
Last snowfall today
Pistes 23/28 km 0 km with artificial snowmaking
Condition of runs Sat/Sun only 1/1 Runs down to resort (open/total)
Cross-country classic -
Cross-country skating -
Altitude of cross-country trails -
Half-pipes -
Snowcross runs -
Snow park -
Tobogganing facilities 1/1 9.0km / 9.5km
Condition of runs Sat/Sun only
Winter walking paths open -
Snowshoe trails open -

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Accommodation in the Resort & Nearby

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Recommendations

  • $$$ Hôtel Aux Mille Etoiles, Les Marécottes (3*) Well regarded hotel, right next to the gondola bottom station.
    +41 277611666 http://www.mille-etoiles.ch/

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