Finally back from your summer trip to Castile-Leon, you already like to plan your skiing holidays? Valais will be a dreamlike destination and an good alternative to places like Tyrol. Located in the southwestern part of Switzerland is the canton of Valais. The canton is spread across the Rhone Valley and is the dividing separation between the Pennine Alps and Bernese Alps.It is just 100 kilometres from Geneva and Berne. Valais is popular for its ski resorts of Verbier and Zermat, and the Matterhorn.Ski Valais is not an alien term to people who love skiing. Valais is a popular ski destination in winter, and the Rhone Valley ensures that the slopes and landscapes are enthralling and thrilling. Valais villas make sure that people are never far from the ski slopes and runs.
Most Valais villas are present in the numerous mountain villages and the Rhone Valley where vineyards are abundant. After a hard day skiing in one of Valais' famous and chic resorts, like Verbier, nothing gives more pleasure than sipping a glass of white wine accompanied with the local melted cheese delicacy, raclette. However, ski Valais has a lot more to offer than just skiing. A visit to Martigny will introduce you the main art centres of Switzerland, while Sion is the hub for museums and mediaeval castles looming over the horizon. If you want to ease your aching muscles before returning to Valais villas, visit the thermal baths of Leukerbad. Which is the right skiing region for you? If you're still searching for alternatives, look for the tipps below:
The Matterhorn is a major attraction of Valais, and there are many Valais villas that offer easy access to the mountain. While the canton is surrounded by over 50 mountain peaks, the most impressive is the Matterhorn, standing at a height of 4, 410 metres. In addition, Valais is also home to the largest glacier in the country and this glacier is the main water source to the tributaries that flow into the Rhone River. The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise located in Zermatt offers 17 kilometres of expert piste, including a black section.While ski Valais is the most popular activity for winter sports lovers, hiking is another activity that nature lovers will enjoy. Many Valais villas put you in close proximity to the numerous mountain trails, which are not only well maintained, but also well marked. Some of the mountain trails were paths that led from Italy to Valais and hence, are known as Roman roads. Walking along irrigation channels, referred to as bisses, is an opportunity to admire surrounding landscape, which is beautiful and lush.
Other attractions of ski Valais that should not be missed are the Simplon Pass and the Great St. Bernard Pass. While these passes were used by Gauls and Celts 500 years ago to enter Valais, today there are tunnels and highways that offer easy access to Italy. People have to cross the Great St. Bernard Pass to reach the ski resort of Verbier, where numerous Valais villas are available to provide easy access 10 kilometers of ski slopes running from Les Attelas to Verbier.The people of Valais follow Roman Catholicism and this is evident from the numerous monasteries, churches and abbeys dotting the villages in the canton.All these religious places are worth a visit just to admire their architecture and style. Today, ski Valais is not longer just a ski destination. It is an all-year round holiday destination, but the growth has not affected the natural beauty and tranquility of this alpine canton. Even today you can see small, elevated barns that are used for storage.
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