Discover winter

Skitouring and freeride: You can either start at the bottom of the Breya 1 Chairlift or directly stay over night in the Relais d'Arpette at an altitude of 1630 meters which saves you the first part of the climb the morning. Discover the Arpette Valley up to the Ecandies pass on 2793 meters. Arriving there offers you an amazing view of the Trient glacier. Trained skiers will need around 2,5 hours for the climb. You will be rewarded with a long and wonderful run. For more ambitious freeriders there are many challenging couloirs to be skied. We highly recommend to only ski those under the supervision of a Mountainguide.

Alpin skiing: The vast forests and the frozen lake during the winter have given Champex-Lac, a tourism destination since more than a century, the nick name little Canada. The ski resort lies between 1'486 and 2'200 meters and offers 2 Chair lifts and two rope tows. The total of 15km pisted runs are divided into 70% blue, 20% red and 10% black runs. For freeriders there is also the  „Couloir des Mélèzes“, which is the only allowed run in the forest. It is a difficult and steep itinery and only suited for very good skiers. It is not a prepared ski run. Please respect the hibernation of our animals and don't ski in the other areas of the forest.

Cross country skiing: Between Champex-Lac, Champex-d’en Haut and Champex-d’en Bas you will find idyllic Cross-country ski runs leading through forest and alpine meadows. You can practice classc or skating. Depending on the temperature and snow conditions you will also find a run on the frozen lake in Champex-Lac.

Sledging experience: From the top of the La Breya 1 chairlift, follow the sledge run for several kilometers which will lead you directly to the Relais d'Arpette for a drink and a snack and finally to the bottom of the lift station.

Snowshoeing: The Arpette valley is the ideal place for short or longer Snowshoe excursions. You will find marked trails which start at the bottom of the chairlift. In addition you will be able to discover the Arpette valley on your own as the valley is flat and as long as the lifts are open protected from Avalanches. On the way back our team in the Relais d'Arpette would love to host you for fine authentic local dishes and drinks.