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Champéry

Champéry Ski Resort Guide

Champéry, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length165km
Highest Lift2,280m
Resort Height1,050m
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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Champéry

The Swiss ski resort of Champéry is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,050m, with 165km of marked runs.

Summary

Champéry is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area with access to 400km of downhill skiing, with 285 marked pistes, served by a total of 196 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Champéry itself (165km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Portes du Soleil ski resorts of Champoussin, Les Crosets, Morgins, Torgon, Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, La Grande Terche, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine and Saint Jean d'Aulps.

With ski lifts as high as 2,280m, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

Champéry offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding

Champéry offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Champéry.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Champéry is 7km long and the most difficult run is the 'Chavanette'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Champéry?

The next notable snow forecast is 7cm, expected on 4 November.

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Ski Area Stats

Champéry Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 5 4km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
3147km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
3246km
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 2 3km
Downhill
Total Length
165km
Cross Country
Total Length
10km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
27

Portes du Soleil Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
32
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
100
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
122
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
31
Downhill
Total Length
400km
Cross Country
Total Length
243km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
196

Altitudes

Champéry Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,280m
Resort Altitude (Champéry)1,050m
Lowest Piste1,040m
Max Vertical1,240m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Champéry
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire in Champéry

Ski Hire Shops in Champéry.

For more information, see our page about Champéry Ski Hire.

Location and Map

Where is Champéry?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Monthey, Valais.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Champéry is Sion, 60 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Berne, Annecy, Basel, Chambery, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Zurich, Dole–Jura and Turin Caselle airports are all within three hours drive.

Sion is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 27 ski lifts are able to uplift 26,450 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 50km of ski runs, with 636 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Champéry open?

 Open from : December 18, 2021.

 Closes : April 10, 2022.

Usual opening is late December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Champéry, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Champéry Tourist Office for the latest.

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