Reachability and surrounding area
Chalet La Pente in Les Collons 1800m is easily reached by car, plane and train. It is approximately 950 kilometres from Utrecht by car. There is no need to take mountain passes when travelling by car.
Various airlines fly to Geneva daily. Car rent is available at the airport, or you can take the train to Sion, which is just 17 km or 10 miles from Les Collons.
The chalet’s central location, just below the main street of Les Collons, ensures that everything is within walking distance. Les Collons town centre has a supermarket, croissanterie, a variety of shops, ski hire, a tourist office, a playground, and in the winter, an ice rink. Naturally there are also several bars and restaurants in the centre of Les Collons 1800m, but also in Les Collons 1850m and 1900m, as well as in Thyon 2000m. So a car is not really necessary, as everything can be reached on foot or by (free) bus. This gives visitors a lot of freedom.
Les Quattre Vallées is Switzerland’s largest ski resort, with 400 kilometres of ski pistes. The most famous villages are Thyon, Les Collons, Veysonnaz, Siviez, Nendaz and Verbier. Of these, Verbier is also a very attractive ski excursion destination. This area also offers several options for going higher than 2000 metres, and even a summit of 3000 metres.
The chalet’s central location makes it easy for guests to enjoy the many après-ski options on the mountain and in the village, most of which are in traditional huts.
If you wish to sample some local culture, there’s plenty to see and do in the local area. Check out the fairytale-like chimney rock formations known as the Pyramids of Euseigne in the Hérémence valley, or visit the huge Grande Dixence dam, the highest in Europe. Martigny is home to many museums, including an automobile museum, a statue garden and the Saint Bernard museum – yes, with real dogs.