Winter Sports in St-Luc

Ski and snowboard 75 km of piste in St-Luc between 1650-3000m

Long after many resorts have closed, St Luc and its connected resort of Chandolin, still have resort runs and untracked off-piste. The villages require navigating some of the most tortuous roads in the Alps (although there is a bus service from Vissoie for the faint-hearted or car-less), but the journey is compensated for by the destination. The views across the Rhône valley to Crans-Montana beyond are spectacular.

Ski and Snowboard St-Luc

Personally I find the slopes easier to get to from St Luc than Chandolin, and some of the best of the slopes lie on the St Luc side.

Best of the Slopes

The resort run is open long into the late season, giving you a fabulous 11k run off Bella Tolla all the way down to the village.

Getting There

By Public Transport

The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is St-Luc FLC. Bus stop adjacent to rack railway. Buses from Vissoie also serve Zinal and Grimentz lifts, and from Sierre serve Vercorin The resort operates the Snow'n'Rail scheme, providing a 20% discount on the combined travel ticket and lift pass.

  • From Zurich the least travel time is 3 hrs 42 mins with as few as 3 changes going via Visp / Sierre / Vissoie. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 216.00 SFr, reduced to 130.40 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Basel the least travel time is 3 hrs 43 mins with as few as 3 changes going via Visp / Sierre / Vissoie. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 203.20 SFr, reduced to 124.00 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Berne the least travel time is 2 hrs 28 mins with as few as 3 changes going via Visp / Sierre / Vissoie. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 161.60 SFr, reduced to 103.20 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Lausanne the least travel time is 2 hrs 12 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Sierre / Vissoie. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 124.80 SFr, or 84.80 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Luzern an adult one day combined ticket is 203.20 SFr, or 124.00 SFr with a Half-Price card.

Indicative prices are for travel to Sierre/onward bus to resort. Click here to find prices for other destinations. Under the combined ticket scheme the additional charge for a two day pass is 40.00 SFr.

By Road

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

  • The road distance from Zurich is around 311 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 30 mins.
  • The road distance from Basel is around 284 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 10 mins.
  • The road distance from Berne is around 189 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 10 mins.
  • The road distance from Geneva is around 195 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 20 mins.
  • The road distance from Lausanne is around 130 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hour 36 mins.
  • The road distance from Fribourg is around 159 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hour 50 mins.
Click here to find road directions at Google Maps.

Nearby Resorts

Other resorts in the ski area include Chandolin, Grimentz, Vercorin and Zinal.

Weather Outlook

Latest Resort Report

Valais Chandolin / St-Luc
Weather 11 degrees
Season 20.12.2014 - 17.04.2015
Day ticket CHF: 50.-/30.-
Snow: n/a . Last Snow: 21.04.2014
Runs Open: n/a
Conditions: n/a
Cross-Country. Classic: - . Skating: - . -
Halfpipes Open: n/a . Snowcross Open: n/a . Snowparks Open: n/a
Toboggan Runs Open: n/a . Toboggan Conditions: n/a
Winter Walks: n/a . Snow Shoe Walks: n/a

St-Luc at MySwitzerland

Piste Map

Ski and Snowboard using the St-Luc trail map

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View of winter sports resort in Valais


Accommodation in the Resort and Surrounding Area

  • Hotel Cristal, Grimentz (3*) Family rooms available.
    $$$ Tel: +41 274753291 http://www.cristalhotel.ch
  • Mountain Heaven Chalets, Grimentz (Chalet) Catered and self-catering available.
    $$$ Tel: +44 1516251921 http://www.mountainheaven.co.uk
  • Hotel Weisshorn, St-Luc Ski-in, ski-out belle époque hotel with access to wonderful off-piste, snoeshoeing and winter walks - it is on the Chemin des Planètes (no road access or groomed pistes).
    $$$ Tel: +41 274751106 http://www.weisshorn.ch
  • Grand Hôtel Bella Tola & St-Luc, St-Luc (4*) Rated a historic hotel by the Swiss Tourist Board and highly regarded.
    $$$$ http://www.bellatola.ch/
  • Colline de Daval, Sierre Ranked #1 in Sierre by TripAdvisor.
    $$$ Tel: +41 274584515 http://www.collinededaval.ch/
  • Hotel Terminus, Sierre (4*) Famous for the restaurant Didier de Courten with it's two Michelin stars, the hotel is conveniently situated next door to the station.
    $$$ Tel: +41 274551351 http://www.hotel-terminus.ch/
  • A la Pointe de Zinal, Zinal
    $ Tel: +41 274751164 http://www.lapointedezinal.ch

See Where to Stay for more details on accommodation options.

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