South of Bern and south of Sion, the La Forclaz Ski Area has six pistes served by 4 lifts. There are interesting off-piste freeride routes to be explored with a guide.
The La Forclaz ski area is part of the greater Espace Dent Blanche ski region which also includes Evolene and Arolla. There are a total of 100km of pistes. These ski areas are interconnected by bus only.
Note: If you plan to head to La Forclaz for snowboarding by train, here are two great options offered by the Swiss train system SBB. First, there is the discounted Swiss Transfer Ticket which provides a round-trip train ticket from an airport directly to the town near the ski area, plus 50% off any additional train or bus tickets. Second, there is the Snow-N-Rail ticket which provides a round-trip ticket from anywhere in Switzerland combines with a ski lift pass for as long as you need at a total 20% discount (see: http://www.sbb.ch/snownrail ).
Overall, La Forclaz is the 65th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 81 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby La Forclaz including Arolla and Evolene.
Local Contacts: Domaine Skiable de la Forclaz +41 (0) 79-310-5559.
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Hotel Arzinol, Evolene; Pension d'Evolene
Luxury Loding: Hotel du Glacier, Evolene; Hotel Kurhaus Arolla
Reference Source: click here http://www.laforclaz.ch/
GPS: 46.086883, 7.519052
Date Published: 4/18/2016
Date Updated: 7/17/2016
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