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Champery in winter. - (c) Champéry Tourisme

Champery Quick Facts
Resort: Champery
Altitude: 1055m
Ski Area: Portes du Soleil
Canton: Valais
Train Station: No
Main Language: French

The village of Champéry sits close to the border with France down in the south-west corner of Switzerland, handily placed just 90 minutes from Geneva. With the incredible Dents du Midi dominating overhead and beautifully preserved alpine architecture, Champéry has a genuine Swiss charm about it.

Champéry was one of the founding resorts of the Portes du Soleil ski area (the world's second largest ski area behind Les Trois Vallees), and thirteen resorts now make up the area, five in Switzerland and eight in France, the best known of which are Avoriaz and Morzine.

Champéry is another classic example of a lovely olde-world Swiss mountain resort that is still relatively unknown to the majority of non-Swiss skiers and snowboarders, particularly British skiers who tend to favour the two well known French resorts that help make up the Portes du Soleil ski area - Morzine and Avoriaz.

Champery Positives and Negatives

  • Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Dents du Midi.
  • Access to the enormous Portes du Soleil ski area.
  • Good slopes for intermediates.
  • Great sports centre.
  • Lower slopes can suffer from the sun.
  • Not too many options for advanced skiers.

Champery The Resort Itself

Champéry is one of those lucky resorts where the surrounding scenery seems to be almost as good as you wander around the resort as it is when you're up on the mountain slopes. This is because of the seven peaks of the Dents du Midi mountain that look over the village. Translating as the "Teeth of the South", it's an iconic mountain that helps add to the charm of Champéry.

The village centre has a nice pleasant vibe to it and its architecture has been pretty well preserved in the classic Swiss-chalet style look, particularly the main street 'Rue du Village' that runs through it, with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. Speaking of which, Champéry has created a renowned top-class food scene in recent years, with a number of extremely highly-rated restaurants and chefs giving it a tag as one of the most upcoming areas the country for dining.

Champéry isn't a very big place so everything is handily placed and within walking distance, including the railway station, the main cable car station which sits near it, and the Palladium Sports Centre (including the National Ice Sports Centre), which also includes indoor and outdoor pools, ice-skating and curling rinks, tennis courts and a fitness centre, not to mentions its own accommodation.

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