Champex in Winter
Winter in Champex is impressive. With the lake frozen solid and the snowy mountains seen from every vista it is a very special time of the year. La Breya is over 2000 metres high, so snow is virtually assured from late December onwards
Skiing & Snowboarding
Champex has some good skiing high up on La Breya. Snow is generally assured as it is at 2000 metres. For beginners there is a small nursery slope with a pomma lift.
For some refreshments or a spot of lunch whilst skiing you can visit the Café-restaurant de la Breya at the top of the ski lift which has fantastic panoramic views and a good menu or stop off at Relais du Val d'Arpette which is half way to the village with spectacular views of the mountains, a log fire and family cooked food, what more could you ask for....
Raquettes - Snow shoe walks
There are four lovely racquette walks around Champex Lac. For more information see our Raquettes/Snowshoeing page
Ski de fond - Cross country skiing
Each year a ski fond route is marked out around Champex. The course is fairly flat with some challenging downhill bends every now and then. The course caters for both the skating style and the classic style. You must purchase a ski fond permit from the tourist office before you set off.
There is a lovely ice skating rink beside the Belvedere Hotel. It is maintained through the winter and often floodlit with discos in the evenings during busier times. You will need to supply your own ice skates.. Situated next to the iceskating rink is an amazing ice feature.
Walks with the St Bernard Dogs
Come and see the Saint Bernard Dogs at home in the mountains. Walk with the dogs from the Foundation Barry, thought to be the olderst St Bernard breeding centre in the world. Children under the age of 10 can take it in turns to be pulled by the dogs harnessed to sledges.
Click on the multi media image below to watch the YouTube video by Destination Verbier St Bernard, showing winter walks around Champex lac with the dogs of the Foundation Barry.
For information on dates and times of walks and to pre book please contact the Tourist Office in Champex.
Office du tourisme de Champex-Lac
Route du Lac
CH - 1938 Champex-Lac
Tel +41 (0)27 775 23 83
Toboggan run of Champex-Lac 7km
700 metre height difference.
More information with the Lift Company: +41 27 783 13 44