La Tzoumaz Ski Resort Guide & Reviews Ski Area, Apres-Ski, Children, Accommodation, Other Activities

Resort Review

Ski holidays in La Tzoumaz - a charming and traditional resort within one of the biggest ski areas in the Alps - Les 4 Vallées and Ski St-Bernard.

Just under an hour from Sion airport, La Tzoumaz is more of a beginner and family resort but with access to some of the longest and challenging steeps in the Alps up at Mont Fort, Verbier. Some amazing views being in the shadow of Mont Blanc and the Grand Combin, family friendly and good fun is how we would describe La Tzoumaz.

Ski Area Guide - 4 Valleys

ski area guide, children snowboarding in the 4 valleys, switzerland

All the resorts within the 4 Valleys area lift linked allowing all levels of skier and boarder the chance to cruise around some 410km of piste.

The local area of Savoleyres, La Tzoumaz is a paradise for families with more gentle slopes than the Mont Fort and has some great runs through the trees and is often less crowded.

Key information (whole area)
Altitude1500m
Top lift3300m
Family
Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Piste (km)410
Longest run15km
Off Piste
Cross countrykm
SeasonWinter & Summer
Snowboard parks3
Heli Skiing
Summer Skiing
Glacier skiing
Babysitting
Creche
Apres skiLively & fun

Savoleyres - La Tzoumaz enjoys excellent conditions with its north facing slopes ensuring good snow cover until the end of April, while the gentle and sunny slopes on the south side of the mountain are perfect for relaxed skiing.

The local lift pass covers 8 lifts, 55km of pistes from 1520m up to 2,354m and around 62% of the slopes are blue with only 5% black.

The St-Bernard ski area gives a further 100km of runs which are generally much quieter than in Les 4 Vallées and includes Bruson.

off piste skiing in la-tzoumaz, 4 valleys, switzerland

Beginners

With wide runs and gentle slopes, La Tzoumaz is particularly suitable for beginners and children. An ideal place to learn and build your confidence.

Intermediate

The 4 Valleys gives the intermediate skier ample variety with ski touring particularly good fun and as challenging as you want to make it. The numerous itinerary routes coming off Mont Fort should only be attempted if if you are a strong intermediate skier or with a guide.

Advanced

The Mont Fort area around Verbier that peaks at 3300m is popular for the hard core boarders and skiers with many challenging decents from the summit.

The 4 Vallees has some of the best itinerary runs in the Alps that are both long and extremely challenging. Combined with the black runs and virtually unlimited off-piste terrain, the 4 Vallees is paradise for the more advanced technical skiers and free riders.

Other ski holiday activities

For those days where you simply dont want to put skis on, there are plenty of other activities to hand in and around La Tzoumaz and Verbier including...

  • Tobogganning down a 1500m track
  • Winter hiking & snow shoeing along 40km of trails
  • Ice climbing
  • Ice skating
  • In-door swimming pool with flumes
  • Go-karting on ice
  • Cinema and bowling
  • Health club with tennis, sauna, massage

Families & Kid's Clubs

La Tzoumaz is a family friendly ski resort with its nursery slopes, kids clubs and play park. For the evenings, baby sitting can be organised through the Tourist Office.

Apres-ski

More relaxed than Verbier and better value, La Tzoumaz has several bars and restaurants to choose from although not that extensive. However, Verbier is just a few minutes away where there is ample choice - just remember to reserve your table a few days in advance during the peak season.

Featured La Tzoumaz chalets & apartments

La Tzoumaz accommodation

La Tzoumaz caters for all tastes and budgets with many chalets and residence apartments being close to the lifts, bars and restaurants. As La Tzoumaz has expanded over the years, the ski chalets have been creeping steadily away from the centre, both up and down the slopes giving more choice and variety with some of the properties now offering door-step skiing.

In terms of cost, La Tzoumaz is certainly good value for money when compared to it's more famous neighbour Verbier.

la-tzoumaz chalets, la-tzoumaz ski holiday self catering accommodation
4 valleys off-piste skiing near verbier

Our view

A fantastic ski resort with easy access to the impressive 4 valleys ski area. Off the radar for now but is getting a reputation for offering excellent service and value for money.

Plus, there is the ski area of Champex-Lac over at St Bernard where two-thirds of the pistes are for intermediate skiers providing some cracking runs through the Arpette Valley

Other ski resorts similar to La Tzoumaz are Veysonnaz and Maria Alm in Austria.