The little ski resort of Veysonnaz, located at about 1200 m, is 13 kilometres by road from Sion, the capital of the canton of Valais.
Far below is the broad Rhone valley, and opposite, the northern chain of the Valais Alps, with the wide glaciers of the Plaine Morte. To the west, you can see as far as the bend in the valley where Martigny is situated. As soon as the snow comes, Veysonnaz becomes a winter sports paradise.
Veysonaz ski area
The huge "Four Valleys" skiing area stretches from Veysonnaz and the adjacent Les Collons / Thyon 2000, taking in Nendaz and Mont Fort (3330 m), and extending as far as Verbier and La Tzoumaz, opening up no fewer than 410 km of slopes and 95 lifts for skiers of all abilities.
The Veysonnaz ski area itself offers 55km of pisted slopes and is very popular with both skiers and snow boarders alike. The slopes are less busy than some of its neighbours and there is a large variety of beginner, intermediate and advanced skiing. Veysonnaz review would be complete without mentioning the thigh burning Piste de l’Ours. At a length of 2km and a gradient of 51%, it has hosted over 30 downhill world cup ski races.
Veysonnaz is not a large resort and there is not a buzzing night life but in terms of lunches, suppers out and aprés ski, there is plenty going on if you want to find it. Directly on the piste above Veysonnaz is O Caboulis which offers lunch, après ski and dinner, with an extensive Valaisan menu as well as beautiful views and and a wonderful ambience. At the bottom of the piste is Le Magrappé, a lovely place to sit and people watch for a morning coffee before going up on the slopes. It also offers lunch, après ski and dinner. Bar Louca on the main street is a must for après ski and a lively atmosphere. If you want to go more upmarket then you will enjoy Le Greppon Blanc which has recently been renovated and has a beautiful terrace with panoramic views as well as high quality menu. For a wider choice of cuisine look no further than La Tanière which is right in the middle of Veysonnaz and is well reviewed and certainly has wonderful pizzas.