The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead starts the 2018/19 winter season with the launch of their partnership with two new alpine destinations in Switzerland.
Already partnered with Switzerland Tourism and the beautiful Valais resorts of Aletsch Arena, Nendaz and Thyon, The Snow Centre adds scenic Veysonnaz and the Région Dents du Midi, which is part of the Portes du Soleil, one of the largest linked ski areas in the world, to their partner list.
With The Snow Centre’s Group Ski & Snowboard Holidays running to all 5 Swiss destinations this coming winter, there’s the opportunity for everyone to experience Valais’ majestic mountains, superb skiing prospects, high altitude resorts, picturesque Alpine villages and sunny mountain restaurants.
Read on to find out more about The Snow Centre’s newest partner resorts, Veysonnaz and Région Dents du Midi or keep an eye on The Snow Centre’s Ski Trips page to find your perfect ski holiday—complete with full time coaching from The Snow Centre’s instructors, video analysis and much more.
The small authentic village of Veysonnaz provides breath-taking views of the Rhone Valley and access to the biggest ski domain in Switzerland, the 4 Vallées.
The 4 Vallées has much to offer; from hitting the park to exploring the extensive ski area—sprawling slopes and off-piste terrain are all included in the package. There’s also the opportunity to visit the Veysonnaz’s lively neighbour, Verbier via the connecting ski area, before returning to the quieter village of Veysonnaz to relax.
If you like challenging steeps on one plank or two, you’ll be pleased to hear that Veysonnaz is home to the legendary 51% gradient slope, Piste de l’Ours: An adventure advanced skiers shouldn’t miss!
There’s also additional attractions for varied skiing abilities. The area’s torchlight descent, always proves to be an unforgettable experience. After a day’s skiing, guests can meet at the restaurant, Mont-Rouge, near the top of the Veysonnaz and enjoy a cheese fondue, before being accompanied by the Swiss Ski School instructors down the torch lit Mayens ski run.
Région Dents du Midi is set on the Swiss side of Les Portes du Soleil, one of the largest international linked ski areas in the world. Featuring 600 km of slopes between France and Switzerland the area is also home to 6 villages, which are all worth visiting for a mid-ski-day lunch.
With more than 286 ski slopes, the Portes du Soleil is a popular choice with holiday makers of varying ski and snowboard ability. From long, winding ski slopes, like the bucolic Ripaille - Grand Paradis to black pistes like the infamous, vertiginous mogul field at the top of Chavanette, better known as the Swiss Wall, there’s a choice of adventures to enjoy at Les Portes du Soleil.
And for those looking to add something extra special to their trip, night skiing at Champéry, Les Crosets, Champoussin or Morgins provides visitors the opportunity to extend their ski day past nightfall. Alternatively, Ski-Touring at Morgins is an excellent opportunity to see the mountain in a whole new way during the day.
Besides offering access to what seems like endless slopes, Région Dents du Midi provides guests with well-being and relaxation too.The Thermes Parc of Val-d’Illiez hot baths are an irresistible temptation to pamper yourself after a long day on the slopes.