Resort Information : Champoussin, Portes du Soleil CH, Switzerland
Champoussin, Portes du Soleil CH, Switzerland
Champoussin - An enchanting family friendly ski resort.
A good choice of pistes ideally suited to intermediate skiers and with direct access to the extensive Portes du Soleil ski area.
History of Champoussin
The Swiss ski resort of Champoussin is a traditional Valaisan village with architecture of the typical Val d'Illiez style. It is one of three Swiss resorts that forms the Val d'Illiez community and lies at the gateway to the famous Portes du Soleil ski terrain. Champoussin has an enchanting nature with quiet, traffic free streets and an abundance of facilities all close at hand. The ski resort of Champoussin nestles within the dramatic Dents du Midi mountain range and benefits from a good snow sure altitude making its skiing conditions outstanding. Champoussin boasts 15 local ski pistes all set within the exceptionally pretty wooded slopes and stunning mountain scenery, and the legendary Portes du Soleil is just a cable car ride away.
Accommodation in Champoussin
Ski chalet accommodation in Champoussin is built in the traditional Swiss giant chalet style. Self catered and catered chalet accommocation is both comfortable and luxurious. Chalet accommodation with hot tubs ensure complete relaxation to soothe aching muscles after a hard days skiing. Skiers can genuinely ski in and ski out of the central Champoussin chalet accommodation as the pistes unfold into the glorious mountain landscape. Intermediates will benefit from the massive range of attractive blue runs and, for those seeking a more demanding ski run, the Les Lindarets ski area is just a stones throw away with extensive slopes that will test and thrill more expert skiers.
Activities in Champoussin
Champoussin certainly has a lot to offer by way of summer and winter activites. Sledging, snow shoeing and paragliding are all highly popular pursuits within this charming ski resort and there is even a paragliding school where you can learn this exhilirating sport. For the sledging enthusiast, the annual winter sledge race is thrilling as competitors brave the downhill slopes on anything sledge like! When the snow melts, the summer months bring many activities to make a memorable visit to Champoussin. Horse riding and hiking within this picturesque village is a fantastic way to appreciate this truly captivating place. Family visitors will take pleasure in visiting the goat farm where you can discover how local cheese is made, and the Alpine museum is a great place to learn the cultural history of Champoussin. The fete du bois festival is a fun and educational experience that children will love, and the fete des jeux is packed full of games and challenges for all the family to enjoy - whatever their age.
Champoussin Resort Facts
- resort altitude - 1680 metres
- highest lift - 2350 metres
- total pistes - 24km
- green runs - 0%
- blue runs - 51%
- red runs - 39%
- black runs - 10%
- snowmaking - Yes
Champoussin Linked Resorts - resorts linked by lift system or buses
- La Chapelle d'Abondance
- Les Crosets
- Les Gets
- St Jean d'Aulps