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Discover the Valais!

Anyone who likes winter will love Valais! The possibilities are endless, just like the pistes, and snow is guaranteed. No wonder, as Valais, the land of 45 four-thousand-metre peaks, has the highest ski resorts in Switzerland and a unique certainty of snow on its pistes of over 2,400 kilometres.

Our youth hostels in Valais

    • Special winter highlight at Crans-Montana Youth Hostel

      Enjoy the unique mountain scenery!

      After an eventful winter day, relax in comfort on the sun deck or the lounge terrace at the youth hostel. You will be fascinated by the spectacular view of the mountain world of the 4,000-metre peaks.

    • Winter offers for young and old

      Ice rink: Ycoor

      The Ycoor ice rink is one of the largest outdoor ice areas in Switzerland. Take advantage of this wonderful facility, which is located in the centre of town. The ice rink has a café, a curling rink and is near lots of shops and restaurants.


      Pony or horse riding is also possible in winter. Whether introductory courses, group lessons, private lessons or rides, enjoy a beautiful winter day on the back of a horse.

    • Top Events and special winter experience

      AUDI FIS Ski World Cup, 26/27 February 2022

      Experience the Audi FIS Ski World Cup up close on the women’s Mont-Lachaux piste in Crans-Montana.

      Crans-Montana Ice Disco 4 February - 4 March 2022

      A different kind of ice skating, visit the ice disco and skate across the ice with music to match.

      Torchlight run

      Night-time downhill skiing with torches in a unique mountain setting. The descent can be combined with a meal in a cosy mountain restaurant.


      Discover the hikes around Crans-Montana. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, enjoy the tranquillity of nature. Located between the Valais and the canton of Bern, the Weisshorn offers a dreamlike view of the northern Alps and the Swiss Mittelland. The more distant «Col de la Roue» is very likely to please advanced skiers.

    • Special winter highlight at wellnessHostel4000


      This cool lounge is the heart of the hostel – where you meet for tempting alpine tapas or refreshing lassis, or relax around the cosy fireplace after a successful winter’s day.

      Relaxation and sports on 1,900 m2 in the in-house indoor swimming pool and spa

      Here, peace and tranquillity for body and soul determine the ambience; saunas, steam bath, stone tables and more invite you to relax in premium facilities. Enjoy free teas and let the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains inspire you to new thoughts. Don’t miss out on the massages after a hard day’s skiing.

    • Winter offers for young and old

      Candle Light Gondola

      End the wintry day with a cosy gondola ride and a fine cheese fondue. You can enjoy a delicious drop of white wine to go with it.

      Ice skating

      Spending a few hours on the glare ice is one of the oldest winter pleasures of all, especially for groups. Besides a lot of fun – not least because of the one or other involuntary pirouette – we promise you something else too: that afterwards the mulled wine or apple punch will taste better than ever

    • Winter offers for young and old

      Sunrise skiing

      Discover skiing with sunrise and breakfast on the Mittelallalin. Absolute silence and perfectly groomed slopes await early risers.

      Ice pavilion

      3,500 m above sea level, measuring 5,500 m³: In the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee, the eighth wonder of the world awaits you on the Mittelallalin – our famous ice pavilion, where the millennia-old Saas glaciers reveal their secrets. Explore the largest ice cave in the world. And learn a lot in the process. For example, whether there is life in the eternal ice or how deep a crevasse is.

    • Special winter highlight at Zermatt youth hostel

      Snow bar at the weekend with a breathtaking view of the famous Matterhorn

      The world-famous Matterhorn, affectionately known as «Horu» by the locals, is directly in view of Zermatt Youth Hostel. Enjoy the view of the «Horu» over a warming fire with a Matterhorn beer brewed in Zermatt itself.

    • Winter offers for young and old

      Wolli Card

      Fun family holidays – guaranteed: Children up to the age of nine receive a Wolli Card in Zermatt-Matterhorn. With the Wolli Card, children can travel on all mountain railways for free, don’t have to pay visitor’s tax and can attend Wolli events free of charge. This makes children the VIPs of the destination.

      Matterhorn glacier paradise ticket

      The peak lift takes you up to the highest viewing platform in the Alps at 3,883 metres above sea level. The 360° panorama gives you a view of 38 four-thousand-metre peaks and 14 glaciers in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. Find Mont Blanc – the highest mountain in Europe – or the Jungfrau, which shines in all its beauty in the distance. And don’t forget to visit the Glacier Palace

    • Top Events and special winter experience

      Patrouille des Glaciers 25 April - 1 May 2022

      The Patrouille des Glaciers is a historical military competition with national and international participants open to civilian competitors as well as elite and hobby skiers. 


Saas-Fee wellness package

Relaxation at its best.

Encounter Adventure!

We give you more experiences! Skiing holidays in Switzerland – tips and recommendations for winter fun: Skiing experiences for the kids, fun pools to dive into, tobogganing action and freeriding adventures: Switzerland also offers virtually unlimited winter experiences and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Swiss winter to the full.