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Champoussin

Champoussin Ski Resort Guide

Champoussin, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length10km6 miles
Highest Lift2,350m7,710ft
Resort Height1,310m4,298ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Berne
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Champoussin

A small purpose-built ski station built in tasteful Swiss 'giant chalet' style and thus looks older than it is. Much of the resort life is centred around the Residence Royal Alpage Club, one of the few après-ski options. At a relatively snow-sure altitude it has a key position in the giant Franco-Swiss Portes du Soleil region.

Summary

The Swiss ski resort of Champoussin is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,310m4,298ft, with 10km6 miles of marked runs.

Champoussin is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area with access to 400km249 miles of downhill skiing, with 285 marked pistes, served by a total of 196 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Champoussin itself (10km6 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Portes du Soleil ski resorts of Champéry, Les Crosets, Morgins, Torgon, Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, La Grande Terche, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine and Saint Jean d'Aulps.

With ski lifts as high as 2,350m7,710ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Champoussin offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Champoussin?

The next notable snow forecast is 21cm8in, expected on 26 October, with around 23cm9in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Champoussin Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 1km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 6 9km6 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 7 
Downhill
Total Length
10km6 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
7

Portes du Soleil Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
32
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
100
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
122
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
31
Downhill
Total Length
400km249 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
243km151 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
196

Altitudes

Champoussin Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,350m7,710ft
Lowest Piste1,680m5,512ft
Resort Altitude (Champoussin)1,310m4,298ft
Max Vertical1,040m3,412ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Champoussin
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Champoussin Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Champoussin is 7km4 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Aiguille des Champeys', which is 1km1 miles in length.

Location and Map

Where is Champoussin?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Monthey, Valais.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Champoussin is Sion, 70 minutes drive away.

Berne, Geneva, Annecy, Chambery, Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Zurich, Turin Caselle and Dole–Jura airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts are able to uplift 7,950 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 9 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Champoussin open?

 Open from : December 19, 2020.

 Closes : April 10, 2021.

Usual opening is late December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Champoussin, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Champoussin Tourist Office for the latest.

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