The 66th most popular snowboarding destination in Switzerland.
Friday 15 July 2016 06:54 GMT
East of Sion and south of Sierre, the Vercorin ski area has 10 pistes served by 6 lifts but they are mostly drags.
The Vercorin ski area is part of the larger Val d’Anniviers Ski Region interconnecting by bus with Grimentz-Zinal ski area and the Chandolin - St Luc ski area. Overall, Val d’Anniviers offers 220km of pistes served by a total of 45 lifts.
To reach the snowboarding at Vercorin 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 Vercorin by train, the near railway station is in Sierre, which is about 10km away.
Note: If you plan to head to Vercorin 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, Vercorin is the 66th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 80 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland.