The Skiing!

The chalet is located in Les Collons - about one hour 45 minutes from Geneva, 3 hours from Milan and Zurich airports and 20 minutes from Sion train station.

Thyon-Printze in Switzerland is a large ski area with 48 lifts that offers skiers an incredible 1777 metres (5829 feet) of vertical descent. Thyon-Printze has 220 km of pistes and 15 km of cross country ski trails. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park. Heli-skiing is also very popular. The combined area lift system can carry over 72,500 persons per hour, and has 5 cable cars, 14 gondolas, 33 chair lifts and 49 drag lifts.

Swiss ski school takes children  from 3.5 years with group and individual lessons available. The wide open sunny slopes above Les Collons are ideal for beginners and lapsed experienced skiers that want an easy reintroduction to skiing. There are also plenty of ski shacks to provide food or a glass of Vin Chaud.

For the expert skier, there are many challenging runs - both on piste and off piste down from Mont Rouge and Grepon Blanc. The infamous Tortin run which is on the main route back from Verbier, has been labelled as one of "the world's scariest ski runs" by The Telegraph. For the less adventurous, the gondola provides an easier route back.

During Christmas 2016 we saw the launch of the new 10 person seated high speed gondola on the Piste de L'Ours, in 8 minutes skiiers will be back at the top of this famous ski run

Les 4 Vallees is irrefutably one of Europe's best kept secrets and offers extensive skiing across numerous resorts including Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon.


The large boot room on the lower level offers guests a spacious area to store their boots and outdoor clothing; complete with heated boot racks.
Ski racks are located in the garage for storage of skiis.


The combined area lift system has 5 cable cars, 14 gondolas, 33 chair lifts and 49 drag lifts.

In all there are 30 blue runs, 40 red runs and 12 black runs providing 103kms of black runs, 168kms of red runs and 129kms of blue runs.

The Swiss ski and snowboard school Thyon and Les Collons offers excellent group and private lessons, classes begin at the respectable time of 9.30am in The Valais.

Alternatively Neige Aventure in Veysonnaz is also very well respected and with our recommendation you can secure a 10% discount off all ski lessons and ski hire

Should you wish to do some off piste skiing or heli skiing then we can arrange this for you, equally we can arrange for a ski guide to show you the area.

Map showing location of Les Collons

Mont Fort

The boot room