Champery is one of the oldest and today still one of the prettiest ski resorts in Switzerland. Nestling below the spectacular Dents Du Midi mountain peak, Champery has been attracting mountain adventurers for over 150 years.
This typically Swiss mountain village has retained its charm and character as a result of its understated location, the village looks and feels as if it could belong to another age. Its rustic wooden chalets house locals as well as holidaymakers, and the pace of village life is mercifully slow. You repeatedly get the feeling that there is nowhere Champéry’s inhabitants would rather be, as they linger over coffee and pastries in the cosy cafés.
In addition to revelling in the relaxed atmosphere Champery’s entry point to the one of the world’s largest ski areas is provided by the legendary giant, red 125 passenger cable cars. This iconic cable car whisks you up over 1000 vertical metres and into the Portes du Soleil where you have access to over 403 miles of runs serviced by 194 lifts.
Though Champery does not possess any ski-in ski-out locations, the cable car provides you with the ultimate mode of transport to return to tranquillity after a day of action packed adventure across both Switzerland and France, just don’t forget to bring your Francs and Euros.