Mountain Lunch: La Marlénaz
Après Ski: Bar Le Blanc
Dinner: Restaurant Le Blanc
Non-skiers: Toboggan Run
Best Off-piste: Col de Mines (Verbier side)
Best Ski Run: Mont Gelé – La Chaux (Verbier)
Ski Elevation: 1500m – 3330m (4 Vallees)
31% Blue runs
48% Red runs
21% Black runs
25m / 30km
1h 45m / 156km
1h 40m/ 158km
A tranquil gem resting in Switzerland’s largest ski area, La Tzoumaz is glowing with quiet Swiss charm.
Perched high on the side of the Rhone Valley, this is a resort made for mountain lovers. Although there are 12 pistes in La Tzoumaz, it’s part of the epic 4 Vallees ski area. Beginners can master their skills on the peaceful slopes while the adventurous venture further afield. North-facing slopes hold the snow throughout the season and the quieter area gives you a smooth ride home.
Back in town, you’re in for a laid-back alpine treat. While La Tzoumaz may not offer the lavish luxuries of its neighbour, it gives you a quiet environment to immerse yourself in a natural winter paradise. This small village is a chocolate box world of cosy bars, friendly restaurants, and family-centred activities. Spend an evening drifting across the ice rink in the centre of town or playing darts in a snug wine bar. Just like the skiing, if you’re seeking a little more apres ski action, Verbier is less than 30 minutes away by car or gondola.
La Tzoumaz may be small, but there’s a sprinkle of hidden gems amongst its luxury homes. Browse our dreamy luxury chalets below and create your perfect winter break.
La Tzoumaz Resort
La Tzoumaz is a Valaisian translation of “the place where you rest”. After a week staying here, you’ll have the chance to switch off and come back to the hustle and bustle of everyday life recharged.
The picturesque Rhone Valley location throws you into natural beauty. Take in incredible panoramas of the Grand Combin and Mont Blanc or wander through the tranquillity of snow-dusted forests.
This authentic Swiss village is full of character. It’s small, with a population of around 300 people. Within a couple of days, you’ll be saying hello to the locals as you stop for a drink in your regular haunt. You’ll also have access to the wonderful variety of resorts and villages in the 4 Vallees area, including Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon
La Tzoumaz Luxury Chalet
La Tzoumaz has a lovely choice of properties, with old and new builds sprinkled throughout the village. Adorable architecture spreads out from the charming village square and out across the valley. As a less high-profile option than Verbier, you can get a lot more for your money and spend the week in ultimate luxury.
FEATURES – Mix rustic and chic by combining wood fittings with a sleek modern finish. We have chalets with panoramic pools or hot tubs as well as extensive entertainment and wellness spaces.
SIZE – We have chalets fitting up to 12 guests. If you have a larger party, get in touch to discuss how to combine different properties to fit your needs.
CATERING – Should you select catered accommodation, you can expect exquisite cuisine and complimentary drinks services. Your dedicated chalet team are there to make your stay exceptional.
LOCATIONS – Whether you want to roll out of bed and straight to the lifts, or ski straight to your door, we have the ideal property for you.
La Tzoumaz has a beautiful selection of luxury chalets. But it’s a small resort with limited properties. We recommend booking early to ensure your favourite chalet is available during your stay. Browse our choice of luxury chalets below and start dreaming about your next winter escape.
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Despite its glamorous amenities, Chalet V will charm you will its homely décor and tactile furnishings. The adorable vintage-style kitchen and grand marble fireplace are full of surprises at every turn.
Fire up the BBQ while you play a game of table tennis or pinball. Grab a bottle from the wine cellar and curl up in the TV room. Or warm up by the sauna and outdoor firepit. The piece de resistance has to be the huge outdoor pool. Complete with year-round heating and a twin jet stream system, savour breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks.
This stunning blend of wood, stone, and steel is a glorious base for your stay in La Tzoumaz. Unusual décor and excellent entertainment facilities make this your own cosy oasis. Ski straight to your door then spend an afternoon basking in the sun on the huge balcony.
Soak in the jacuzzi as you take in the panoramic views or make the most of the wonderful wellness spaces. Although it’s perched high on the mountainside, you can access the road via a small private funicular.
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La Tzoumaz Travel & Transport
The size of La Tzoumaz makes it very walkable. There’s a free shuttle bus that takes you to the gondolas. If you want to get over to Verbier, you can reach it via two lifts in under 20 minutes.
Travelling by car
La Tzoumaz is very accessible by car. While you won’t have much use for it in the resort, it’s a good option to have a car if you want to visit other resorts and nearby day trip spots. If you don’t want to drive from home, you can get a car hire at reasonable prices from Geneva airport. For chalets without parking, there are two sheltered parking options in different locations.
Travelling by train
The closest train station to La Tzoumaz is Riddes. From there it takes around 45 minutes to take the cable car and the bus into the resort. You can also make the most of the direct train between Geneva and Sion. It’s 30km from La Tzoumaz and you can make the rest of the way by transfer or bus.
Geneva (GVA) – 158km
By car – 1 hour 40 minutes
By train– 2 hours 30 minutes
Sion (SIR) Airport – 30km
By car – 26 minutes
By train– 25 minutes
Bern (BRN) – 156km
By car – 1 hour 45 minutes
By train – 3 hours 20 minutes
Zurich (ZRH) – 290km
By car – 2 hours 50 minutes
By train– 4 hours
Make getting to La Tzoumaz simple by booking a shuttle or private vehicle to pick you up from the airport and drop you at the door. With everything from minibuses to limousines, you can arrive at the resort relaxed and in style.
La Tzoumaz Restaurants
For a small resort, La Tzoumaz has a wonderful choice of eateries. Feast on local favourites and delight in a welcoming atmosphere that feels like coming home. Head over to neighbouring Verbier and the slopes in between for more upmarket offerings.
In the town
Auberge La Tzoumaz is the most popular spot in the resort. The chef is also a butcher and makes an effort to highlight quality ingredients in his traditional local dishes. Sample specialities like Fondue du Bochet and Tartares alongside Valais wines and beautiful alpine views. Papill’on – Bistro Alpin combines cosy and rustic with international chic. Among twinkling lights and wooden décor, tuck into a traditional menu with some quirky twists.
Tucked away by the telecabin, Maison de la Foret is an adorable lunch spot with a sunny terrace. Graze their menu of homemade quiches, soups, and tarts and wash it down with a hot amaretto apple juice.
If you want to upgrade your dining experience, head over to Verbier. Here you can delve into fine dining favourites like La Channe and Chalet d’Adrian. Work your way through the Italian menu at Al Capone or try the sushi at T-Bar.
On the slopes
Perched above La Tzoumaz is the Croix-du-Coeur restaurant. It has beautiful views of both sides of the valley and a warming menu of traditional Swiss favourites. Chez Simon is easy to access on skis or on foot via the Les Etablons lift. They only serve seasonal dishes, work with local arborists and gardeners, and make the salads and soups from the vegetables in their garden. On Wednesday nights, you can spend a twinkling evening up there before making a torchlight descent back to La Tzoumaz.
If you want to venture further afield, you’ll find a glorious selection of mountain restaurants around Verbier. Feast on rosti and raclette at Le Carrefour, or wander over to the famous Le Dahu for Combin Mountain views and refined dining at 2,265m.
La Tzoumaz Apres & Nightlife
If you’re looking for late nights and raucous parties, you’re better off basing yourself over in Verbier. But if you want a place to relax and mingle after a day on the slopes, La Tzoumaz has several pubs and bars for a cosy drink and conversation.
Kickstart your apres ski in Verbier. If you don’t have a designated driver, make sure you get back over to La Tzoumaz before the lifts close.
- You’ll hear the Mont Fort Pubbefore you see it, with pumping music coming from its large sunny terrace.
- Find ultimate 60s kitsch in the Offshore Café. The surf shack-themed spot has quirky décor and a pink VW beetle.
- Le Rougehosts glamorous apres ski parties every day on the panoramic terrace.
While you won’t find any clubs in La Tzoumaz, there are a few places for you to knock back a couple of drinks before bedtime.
- Step straight off the slopes and into Buvette des Etablons. This friendly outdoor spot is great for enjoying a hot wine or a cocktail in the sunshine.
- Graze a charcuterie board with regional wines and beers at T-Bar. This casual but stylish bar has a great atmosphere throughout the evening.
- At Bar le Blanc you get four venues in one! Start with an al fresco drink on the terrace and follow it up with a grown-up tipple at the cocktail bar. When you’re ready, head down for dinner, then dance the night away at the pub.
La Tzoumaz Ski Area
If you consider yourself a confident intermediate, the 4 Vallees lift pass is your key to exploring this immense ski area. It’s well connected by some of the best lifts in Switzerland, making getting around seamless. Staying in La Tzoumaz gives you the advantage of skipping the Medran station, often backed up with people leaving Verbier for the day.
The ski area
Within La Tzoumaz, you have access to 54km of piste. But the real attraction is its easy access to the 4 Vallees. The 4 Vallees is one of the world’s top 5 largest lift-linked ski areas, with 410km of marked piste to explore.
There are 4 main ski areas to access from La Tzoumaz:
- La Tzoumaz/ Savoleyres offer some of the best skiing for families and beginners in the whole of the 4 Vallees. This means you have easy access to gentle slopes and the comfort of getting home quickly when you’re tired. More confident skiers will find some fun options for tree skiing on their way home.
- Verbier is well connected to the rest of the 4 Vallees, with lots of highspeed lifts to drop you at long cruisy slopes. There’s something for every ability here, so it’s a great option for newer skiers who are ready to push themselves or for confident skiers looking for a warmup.
- Mont Fort/ 4 Valleys is the best option if you’re looking for challenging terrain. The top of Mont Fort has incredible views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.
- Bruson is a good choice on bad weather days. Beginners and intermediates will find plenty to do while enjoying shelter from the elements. There’s also some fun off-piste around here.
Most boarders flock to the Bruson area. The endless off-piste potential is well suited to snowboarding with heaps of bowls and forests for some tree weaving. Beginners can master their turns on the wide, gentle slopes back in La Tzoumaz.
Beginners also have their own nursery area at Les Esserts. Peaking at 3,300m, Mont Fort offers the most challenges in the 4 Vallees, whether you’re after a technical black or hair-raising freeriding. Freestylers can check out the park at Thyon. it’s organised by ability, with a giant airbag and boarder cross run. If you’d rather watch the action unfold, relax at the bar at the bottom which always has great music.
La Tzoumaz is the ideal location for mixed groups. With most challenges further afield, more advanced skiers can drop off the beginners safe in the knowledge they’ll have a great time on the quiet and gentle slopes. Once you’ve mastered your snow plough, put your skills to the test with the easy trails down from Croix de Coeur.
Our recommended ski schools:
- Swiss Ski Schoolare established across Switzerland and have been running since 1932. They have excellent instructors and give your children access to the Swiss Snow Kids Village.
- Ecole de Suisse de Skiwill help you become the best you can be at skiing, snowboarding, and telemarking. They offer group lessons from 3-18 years old and private lessons for adults.
- Tzoum Evasion are a small local ski school. They offer group and private lessons for a variety of ages and disciplines.
The 4 Vallees is an intermediate’s dream. With 35 blues and 39 reds, there’s more than enough to keep you entertained. Spend an hour finding your snow feet again on the easy reds in La Tzoumaz, then head over to Bruson and start building your confidence.
When you’re ready to ramp up the challenge, spend a day in Veysonnaz. There’s a fantastic choice of reds and fabulous views across the valley. Very confident intermediates will enjoy the reds, and perhaps even some of the blacks, around Mont Fort.
Expert skiers will find the most thrills at Mont Fort. The terrain is tricker with lots of challenging blacks and descents from the summit. Take the jaw-clenching black run from here, complete with moguls, views of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, and a 15km descent down to the fall line. See all the way to Sion as you race down the Piste de L’ors, a wide run with lots of open bends for racing.
You’ll also find incredible off-piste opportunities in Mont Fort, with the whole 4 Vallees area being home to some of the world’s most accessible backcountry. Cruise through the treeline in Bruson or hire a guide and tackle the iconic Stairway to Heaven.
Thanks to its North facing slopes, La Tzoumaz holds its snow well throughout the year. This is the place to be on a powder day, with fewer tracks than its more popular neighbours. This area clings to the snow well into the spring, forming opportunities for a long winter season. If you’re feeling chilly, head next door to Savoleyres to feel the sun on your face.
Christmas is a glorious time in La Tzoumaz, with midnight mass, mulled wine, and visits from Santa Claus all taking place around the main square.
Average snowfall: 13cm
Snow days: 2
Bring in the new year with a huge firework display. Or come later in the month for great snow conditions and quieter slopes.
Average snowfall: 38cm
Snow days: 2
There are lots of family-friendly activities taking place over the half-term week, including movie nights, fire shows, and carnivals. Expect the area to be busy with different school holidays taking place.
Average snowfall: 15cm
Snow days: 2
Longer days and warmer temperatures mean extra time at apres in Verbier. The snow often holds well for a smooth ride home. Easter activities include mass at the chapel and an afternoon egg hunt.
Average snowfall: 33cm
Snow days: 3
Things To Do In La Tzoumaz
Just because you can’t ski, doesn’t mean you don’t have a chance to get outside and make the most of the glorious mountain scenery. Explore the area on the pretty hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing trails. Have fun in the snow with sledging and dog sledding on offer. Did you know that La Tzoumaz has the longest toboggan run in Western Switzerland? Race down 10km of track dropping 834m into the village. Or take things up a notch and fly over majestic peaks with the chance to try skydiving and paragliding.
When you get back down, endless fun awaits. Glide across the natural ice rink or try out zorbing. Soothe tired muscles in the indoor pool and sauna or head to the sports centre for tennis, squash, and badminton. La Tzoumaz also has opportunities to try a different kind of mountain pursuit, with three different climbing walls in the resort.
If you’re not feeling active, Le Centre offers great massages and yoga classes. Le Pistarf is a cosy spot for coffee and crepes. Or why not head over to Verbier for great shops, a cinema, and an escape room?
You can also take some great day trips from La Tzoumaz, including the thermal baths at Lavey and Overonnaz, or to Sion, Switzerland’s oldest city.
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