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Champery in Portes du Soleil, Switzerland

Champery in Portes du Soleil, Switzerland

At a Glance

Champery is a municipality in the district of Monthey in the canton of Valais in Switzerland, and part of the huge ski domain of Les Portes Du Soleil. At an altitude of approximately 1050 meters, the village sits at the feet of the Dents du Midi in the valley of Illiez.


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Since 1857 (the inauguration date of its first hotel), Champéry has been a tourist destination of long-standing tradition. The gondola (cable car) which connects the main station to the skiable region above of the Portes du Soleil via the Planachaux works throughout winter and summer.

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    * In winter: To service Alpine skiing, a trail of 10km, partially illuminated at night, is also open. For snowboarders, the snow park of Champery-Les Crosets is built every winter, and several events are organised there annually. Several walking-routes are available using snowshoes and snowkite initiations are also possible.

    * In summer: Several mechanical lifts stay open in summer to service hikers and mountain bikers, and many trails are still maintained. In the regions surrounding Champéry, a Via ferrata (of some 125 meters) overlooks the waterfalls of the "Tière".

Many kilometers of trails are marked out in the Dents du Midi massif. Climbing, canyoning and parachuting are all suggested as activities in the region.