Skiing at Champex
The Swiss ski resort of Champex-Lac is one of the friendliest ski stations in Switzerland and has access to 25km of downhill piste. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable and the pistes are nearly always crowd free. There is a new poma lift called Petit Breya. This runs up alongside the lower part of the black piste giving a good steep red run down to the village.
There is also a delightful nursery slope in the village with a poma lift. Ideal for novice skiers and children alike.
The small lower piste is floodlit at night, and other activities include a 7-km toboggan run from La Breya, a natural half-pipe and an ice-climbing pyramid. There is also a small ice rink beside the Fort d'Artilerrie. You will need your own ice skates.
You will find three restaurants for lunch and refreshments whilst skiing. Restaurant La Breya at the top of the lift, Relais d'Arpette in the Arpette valley and a refreshment hut at the bottom of the nursery slope. See the restaurant guide for details
Champex houses a small branch of the Swiss Snow-sports School (SSS).
Ecole Suisse de Ski Champex
Tel 027 783 33 68
Fax 027 783 20 77
Edeleweiss Sport (details as above) <WEBSITE>
Look Sport store by the La Breya lift .
Tel: 027 783 38 00 <WEBSITE >