Veysonnaz © Jan-Willem Boot
With panoramic views of the Rhone Valley, Veysonnaz forms a part
of the Four Valleys ski area together with Nandez, Verbier, Thyon
and La Tzoumaz. A more affordable alternative to fashionable
resorts like Verbier, the pretty town of Veysonnaz has managed to
retain its Alpine charm with traditional architecture and events
like the June Cow Processions. There are a range of activities for
non-skiers in both summer and winter, including attractions like
the pyramids of Euseigne and the Grande Dixence dam. The town
itself has a number of restaurants and bars, as well as a few shops
and a recreation centre.
The Four Valleys ski area has over 250 miles (400km) of runs, which provide ample off piste opportunities for experts, including the Tortin snow bowl. There are also runs for intermediates and beginners, and the runs in general range from 1,640 feet (500m) to 9,842 feet (3,000m) in elevation, though heli-skiing is available to the Pigne d'Arolla at 12,467 feet (3,800m). The 1936 Neypark at La Choux is a haven for snowboarding in Veysonnaz, featuring a skate-style pyramid and a good selection of rails.