East of Sion and south of Sierre, the Chandolin - St Luc ski area has 30 pistes served by 13 lifts. The lifts and pistes interconnect the villages of Chandolin (2,000m) and St Luc (1,650m). The best snowboarding at Chandolin - St Luc ski area is normally found during the months of January to March.
The Chandolin - St Luc ski area is part of the larger Val d'Anniviers Ski Region interconnecting by bus with Grimentz-Zinal ski area and the Vercorin ski area. Val d'Annivers is located just west of the Röschtigraben (rosti line) in the French-speaking Romandy region (La Suisse Romande). Overall, Val d'Anniviers offers 220km of pistes served by a total of 45 lifts that semi-interconnect 12 villages.
• Family-friendly ski area.
• Reliable snowpack.
• Remote location.
• Limited base area services.
• Requires two buses from train station.
To reach the snowboarding at Chandolin-St Luc Ski Area by air, the closest major airports are Geneva and Bern, which are both about 2.5 hours away. There is also a small airport in Sion.
To reach Chandolin-St Luc by train, the nearest railway station is in Sierre, which is about 25km away. There is regular Post Bus service from the Sierre train station. The bus trip requires a change of bus in the village of Vissioe, and takes about 75 minutes. If you are planning to explore several Val d'Anniviers ski areas, a good base is the village of Vissioe where all buses interconnect.
PRO TIP: While Sierre is exactly a ski town, it does make a great base for exploring multiple ski areas (if that's important to you). Sierre is a central location for trains, bus and funicular. Sierre is about equidistant time-wise between the lifts at Crans Montana (45 min) or Anzere (40 min) or Val d'Annivers (55 min) or Leukerbad (40 min). And, no surprise, the round trip public transport cost is roughly similar.
Overall, Chandolin - St Luc is the 57th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 87 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Chandolin - St Luc including Grimentz - Zinal and Vercorin.
Local Contacts: Val d'Anniviers ski area 027-475-1870
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Hotel Weisshorn, St Luc
Reference Source: click here https://www.valdanniviers.ch
GPS: 46.219425, 7.602602
Date Published: 4/18/2016
Date Updated: 1/16/2022
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