VALAIS (Switzerland) – A WINTER WONDERLAND

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VALAIS (Switzerland) – A WINTER WONDERLAND
DANCE ON THE PISTES (NENDAZ 4 VALEES)

Don’t let the minus winter temperature compel you sit indoors.
With 2,000 kilometres of ski pistes and countless prepared winter walking trails and scenic snowshoeing routes, Valais promises a magical experience of winter in a pristine natural setting.

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Take a break to Nendaz (Valais Region, Switzerland) for ultimate winter fun. Here, in Nendaz 4-Vallees, you don’t stop swinging even after skiing down the winding snowy slopes on the pistes. Join the fun loving skiers at the restaurant in the highland of Tracouet, above Nandez. Alternatively, take the connecting lifts from Haute-Nendaz to Plan du Fou. (car Postal to Siviez and then take the gondola Siviez/ Plan du Fou)for a crazy after-ski dancing away the beat of the DJ, daily during 1100 – 1300 and 1500 – 1630. https://www.nendaz.ch/tourism/slopes-5420.html
Discover organized activities in Nendaz – from “Full Moon Party”, “Dare to Ski”, “Panoramic flight in Helicopter”, Spa des Bisses”, “Paragliding” and more.https://www.nendaz.ch/…/Programmes-hebdom…/06.01-03.02EN.pdf

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On the trail of the Haute Route in the “Pays du Saint-Bernard”
The region of the Pays du Saint-Bernard, home to the famous Great St Bernard hospice with its iconic dogs, extends from the Italian border to the Mont Blanc massif. Ski touring enthusiasts know the region well as it lies on the legendary Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Novice ski tourers as well as experts find ideal conditions in the Pays du Saint-Bernard for enjoying the pristine mountain landscapes, with a wide choice of trips from a gentle climb up to the hospice to a challenging ascent of the Grand Combin (4,314 m).
https://www.valais.ch/en/information

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Then take the regional Post Bus to Sion and connecting train to Visp and board the panoramic MG Bahn to Zermatt. On arrival, across the road, enter the Gornergrat Bahn station and ride the world’s highest cogwheel train to Gornergrat. At the end of the line, the 3100 Kulm Gornergrat is the magnificent site of the world’s highest Hotel with brilliant views of high Pennine (Valais) Alps, including Monte Rosa (highest), Dom, Weisshorn and more. http://gornergrat-kulm.ch/zermatt/?lang=en
The latest car-free Zermatt mountain resort attraction is the 22 kilometers world’s longest skywalk suspension bridge from Grächen to Zermatt.
This require 2 days, walking 6-7 hours per day. Note that the season is from June till October. www.zermatt.ch

Regional Cuisines:
Valais original recipes are best found in mountain restaurants like traditional rye bread; air dried beef served with variety of sausages,
cheese with onion and dil; raclette and roast cheese on chunk of meat (beef or lamb) and egg-sized potatoes; apricot tiramisu.
With 50 grape variety grown across 5,000 hectares, Valais is the home of best grapes and Swiss wine.
The region tops in Swis chocolate with its award winning premier Swiss chocolate Master David Pasquiet (assisted by his wife Helen) at Crans Montana (Valais).

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