South of Bern and south of Sion, the Evolene Ski Area has 8 pistes totaling 40km spread that are served by 4 lifts accessing a maximum descent of 1,276m. Below the mid-station, there are mostly beginner pistes. Above the mid-station, the advanced pistes are mainly served by t-bars. There are challenging freeride routes down from Vouasson and arbey to Lannaz base. Also, there is a backcountry route up and over Mandelon Pass. Overall, the ski area is well-known for a very reliable and deep snowpack. The best Evolene snowboarding is regularly found in the months of January through March.
The Evolene ski area is part of the greater Espace Dent Blanche ski region which also includes Arolla and La Forclaz. There are a total of 100km of pistes. These ski areas are interconnected by bus only.
• Big Vertical Descent.
• Good Freeriding Lines.
• Reliable Snowpack.
• Limited Pistes.
• Limited Base Services.
• Small Ski Area..
To reach the snowboarding at Evolene, take the train from Geneva, Bern or Zurich to Sion. From Sion, there is a public post bus up to Evolene. In the village of Evolene, there is a ski bus running up to the lift base in Lannaz.
Overall, Evolene is the 53rd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 87 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Evolene including Arolla and La Forclaz.
Local Contacts: Evolene Tourisme +41 (0) 27 283-4000; Domaine Skiable d'Evolene +41 (0) 27 283-1080
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Hotel Arzinol, Evolene; Pension d'Evolene
Luxury Loding: Hotel du Glacier, Evolene
Reference Source: click here https://www.evolene-region.ch/
PDF Map: click here
GPS: 46.121549, 7.47709
Date Published: 4/18/2016
Date Updated: 4/3/2022
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