05 / 12 / 2021
6 idées pour vivre pleinement votre hiver au Val des Dix
The top 5 winter discoveries rooted in nature
No need to jet off to Lapland to make the most of the winter months. If you love vast, snowy spaces, you’ll be swept away by winter in Val des Dix. Enjoy Nordic pleasures, admire bright white landscapes, and breathe in the bracing mountain air. So many wonderful moments sure to enchant your winter, a season full of charm, magic, and tranquillity. Treat yourself to a winter trip to the mountains and be inspired by the top 5 discoveries rooted in nature in Val des Dix.
Winter at the mountain pasture
If you love the atmosphere at our mountain pastures in summer, why not rediscover them in your winter gear? Each winter, the mountain pasture of Mandelon is covered in a blanket of white snow and reveals itself under the subtle charms of a different season. Calm and tranquillity reign supreme up in the mountains! Put on your snowshoes and gain altitude! One of the most beautiful snowshoe hikes.
Our visitor-bloggers have tested it for you.
Laurène from the ‘Carnet d’Escapade’ blog “I spent a fantastic weekend in the mountains. Skiing didn’t make the cut, but I did go on snowshoe walks, get my fill of culture, enjoy some great encounters, and taste delicious specialties from Valais! True happiness!”
Cécile from the ‘A la conquête de l’Est’ blog “I’ve never seen such beautiful mountains before. Perfect peaks, endless expanses of snow, and total tranquillity. It felt as if time was standing still.”
If snowshoe hikes or Nordic activities aren’t your thing, don’t worry. We’ve got a new winter walking trail for you. A safe, 30-minute walk links up the alpine villages of Hérémence and Prolin and gives you the chance to soak up their authentic character. On arrival, reward yourself with a cup of tea and a cupcake at Vélazet, a small café in a former stable run under Helen’s watchful eye. Bonus prize? The views across the valley!
Good local suggestion: Follow in the footsteps of a local resident in love with the valley on walks in all seasons.
Lapland is right on our doorstep, at the bottom of Val des Dix! Head to Pralong, where the road comes to an end. The hamlet takes on a Scandinavian feel during winter. The Dixence river carves its route through polar landscapes. A handful of chalets crumble under the weight of the snow. A vast plateau offers a wealth of Nordic pleasures amid
total tranquility at the foot of the Grande Dixence Dam: cross-country skiing, snowshoe
walks, winter strolls, and the unmissable activity this winter: the animal tracks trail. Off the
beaten track, Pralong is the place to enjoy life and experience winter differently. The locals
know this all too well!
Good local suggestion: Follow in the footsteps of a local and set off on a night-time snowshoe
You know them well in the summer, now come and take photographs of them under their
winter blankets of snow! The Pyramids of Euseigne take on a different shape in winter, one
that is both wild and mysterious. This site of exceptional natural beauty deserves endless return
visits. They reveal a different character with each passing season. Not to be missed, whatever
The most beautiful panoramic views
Bright Valais sunshine and blue skies reveal stunning, bright white panoramic views. Did
you know that Hérémence is home to the most beautiful panoramic views of the snowy
peaks? No need for further description, see it with your own eyes!